I hope all have had a great week! The first week of Spring has been so
nice in my part of the world. I want to take the time to say Thank you
for all the sweet comments that were left on my last post! I am so
touched that you take time out of your day to pray for me! It really
means so much to me.
A little part of my world will be featured this weekend in the movie
"Hunger Games" It was filmed here in North Carolina. The bakery is
in a little old abandon mill town in Hilderbran, North Carolina.
This site is about 10 minutes from the home I grew up in in the
Southwestern part of Hickory, NC. The Henry River Mill town is in
Hilderbran, North Carolina. We used to go out there and go in the abandon
mill homes. Vandals had tried to strip the beadboard off of the walls,
Windows were broken or taken out of them. A primitive store, Splinters and
Rags that I shop at in Vale, North Carolina was where a lot of the props
for the movie were purchased. We drove out to the filming area last summer.
They had local policemen on site 24/7 to watch and protect the area, which
up until then, people could just drive up and park and get out and wall
into all of the houses. The general store is where the bakery in the film
is shot. It was always locked up tight. But you could look thorough the
Windows and see years of accumalated items inside. Old ice cream freezer
displays, bread racks, old vending machines, and all kinds of good vintage
goodies. I wonder what they did with all of those goodies on the inside.
A lot of the local area people where hired as extras. The Henry River
Village is about 10 minutes from where my great nephew, Tavien, plays
baseball each spring, summer, and fall. Yep, his Daddy keeps him playing
in one league or another for most of the year. He is a great little ball
player. I will share a secret with you, the crew and the people talking to
the media referred to the movie as Armetis! So, we had no ideal that
the movie was really called "Hunger Games" until they released the info
about the movie after it was done filming!!It created a lot of interest in
our little area last spring and summer and I can only imagine how many will
come to visit our area now. It will be good for our local economy.
Below is some photos of one of my most favorite items to look for at
antique shops, thrift stores, yard sales, and prim stores:::: old
tool boxes!!! As you can see by the photos, I love to fill them up with
items and display them that way. My biggest one sits on the vintage cedar
hope chest in my bedroom. It was my Mother's when she was a young girl and
she filled it with treasures for her future home and the married life she
dreamt of! This one holds some of my collection of teddy bears. I have so
many bears now that I really do not need to purchase another bear. But, I
am hopeless and helpless to resist those sweet eyes when I see them in
antique booths or laying on a quilt in the yard of a yard sale, cast aside
by the child they were purchased for. So, I rescue them and bring them
home to live with my other little bears who have residences in all the
rooms in my home except the kitchen LOL! That room is reserved for the
chickens, cows, and pigs LOL
I also noticed that sweet Bella Boo was left out of the pictures of
Pebbles' birthday party so she just insisted that I show her picture
today! She is so prissy and dainty as she tries to chew up her piece
of cupcake without making a mess!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!