Sunday, October 28, 2012

Events ~ Fine Funishings Show ~ Pawtucket ~ Nov. 2-4, 2012

17th Annual Providence Fine Furnishings Show
Pawtucket Armory Arts Center
172 Exchange Street – Pawtucket, RI
www.pawtucketarmoryartscenterllc.com
November 2 - 4, 2012
Friday 10 pm – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Tickets: Adult one day $10, any two days $15, children under 12 free
Website: www.FineFurnishingsShows.com
Telephone: 401-816-0963



THE FINAL COUNTDOWN – 12 REASONS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THE
17TH ANNUAL PROVIDENCE FINE FURNISHINGS SHOW


PROVIDENCE, RI (October 11, 2011) – KL Communications shares the top ten reasons to attend the 17th Annual Providence Fine Furnishings Show – the only furniture show in New England that features craftsmen (students to seasoned professionals) from throughout the United States.
1. Enjoy the new location at the newly renovated Pawtucket Armory Arts Center and food provided by the RISD food truck – Rosie’s: Eats to Go.

2. Win great door prizes – Who doesn’t like to win something? This year several of the exhibitors have donated one-of-a-kind creations. The Grand Prize is a Big Smile Red Rolling Owl Stool with a Walnut seat by Geoffrey Warner valued at $375. Everyone gets a chance to win!

3. See all of the furniture possibilities - over 75% of the exhibitors are furniture makers with work ranging from traditional to very modern.

4. Meet exhibitors who are alumni from the furniture and jewelry programs at the North Bennet Street School in Boston and hear more about their programs.

5. Enjoy NEW product debuts – be the first to see work fresh out of the studios and workshops.

6. Join us Friday for the Best in Show Awards – celebrate with us as we award excellence in design & craftsmanship including awards for the Best New Product Debut. The 2012 Best in Show judges are Gail Fredell, a master furniture maker and professor at RISD; Mary Beth Haggerty, a Boston-area interior designer and incoming President of the New England Chapter of ASID; and James Hall, Director of the Providence Preservation Society.

7. Learn about “tree-cycling” at it’s finest with exhibitors who have transformed fallen, diseased, or other trees into furniture and accessories. Instead of finding its way to a dumpster or chipper, this valuable resource that has been given a new life. Each tree is unique which makes each product truly custom.

8. Watch demonstrations by the exhibitors to learn more about the furniture making process.

9. Explore the latest innovations in furniture and accessories from secret drawers for valuables, to hidden flat screen TV storage, tables with self-storing leaves and more.

10. Buy one-of-kind pieces in wood, mixed media, metal and glass to complete any room in your home.

11. Shop til you drop. Gift-giving season is just around the corner. Cash and carry items will help you get a head start on your shopping list…or treat yourself to something special--Lamps, rugs, floor clothes, mirrors, paintings, photography, table runners and more.

12. Okay…one more thing. See the true meaning of Made in America. Support these local, regional, and national craftsmen.

New exhibitors, new product debuts, beautiful hand-crafted door prizes…come check it out! Have fun, learn a thing or two, and think about the perfect piece for your next home project!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Events ~ WBNA Goblins & Gremlins Parade ~ Oct. 27, 2012

WBNA Goblins and Gremlins Parade
October 27, 2012
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Dexter Training Ground
Providence, Rhode Island


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Events ~ Spooky Storytime ~ Burnside Park ~ Oct. 27, 2012

Spooky Storytime & Haunted Art in the Park
Burnside Park
October 27, 2012
10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Monday, October 22, 2012

Events ~ Craftopia ~ November 11, 2012 ~ Pawtucket

Craftopia
by RhodyCraft100
Hope Artiste Village
1005 Main St.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Nov. 11, 2012
10:00am - 4:00pm


Friday, October 19, 2012

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

the top by Jerri Moon Cantone
the top by Jerri Moon Cantone

sevenstars by I {heart} Rhody
sevenstars by I {heart} Rhody

Untitled by provbenson2009
Untitled by provbenson2009

DSC_3454 by dadofliz
DSC_3454 by dadofliz

Untitled by bell7283
Untitled by bell7283

House by Armadillo Commander
House by Armadillo Commander

Camping Fort Getty by E Godfrey
Camping Fort Getty by E Godfrey

Bajnotti Fountain Providence Night by GoProvidenceRI
Bajnotti Fountain Providence Night by GoProvidenceRI

NewportJune2012 (7) by italiangerry
NewportJune2012 (7) by italiangerry

Lobster Sunrise by Graham_CS
Lobster Sunrise by Graham_CS

Photo of the Day #POTD October 8, 2012 Autumn (over looking the reservoir) by its me _T
Photo of the Day #POTD October 8, 2012 Autumn (over looking the reservoir) by its me _T

IMG_5100-001 by leith70
IMG_5100-001 by leith70

Untitled by markv20
Untitled by markv20

Looking towards East Matunuck by mary jane 43
Looking towards East Matunuck by mary jane 43

Nora by lucida0505
Nora by lucida0505

Boats returning to Newport Harbor by print57
Boats returning to Newport Harbor by print57

Nice Sunrise on Greenwich Cove - East Greenwich, Rhode Island by misterfoto
Nice Sunrise on Greenwich Cove - East Greenwich, Rhode Island by misterfoto

Lone Surfer in Watch Hill, RI by Meg | megmcmahon.com
Lone Surfer in Watch Hill, RI by Meg | megmcmahon.com

The Sea by MStoeckle
The Sea by MStoeckle

The Rocks by mike_dooley
The Rocks by mike_dooley

Oakland Beach by Mr. Ducke
Oakland Beach by Mr. Ducke

castlehill1 by www.mjiphotography.com
castlehill1 by www.mjiphotography.com

Pell Bridge Newport RI from the Hyatt on Goat Island. by robert.rinkel
Pell Bridge Newport RI from the Hyatt on Goat Island. by robert.rinkel

Leaving RI is never easy... by whatstepheats
Leaving RI is never easy... by whatstepheats

Colt Memorial High School by robtm2010
Colt Memorial High School by robtm2010


"Wind Surfer by Wilks2010

ODC 3, Marine by R Joanne
ODC 3, Marine by R Joanne

Mt. Hope Bridge by SteelToad
Mt. Hope Bridge by SteelToad

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sights ~ "The Hannah", Burnside Park, Providence

A new addition to Burnside Park is the bow a ship emerging from the ground. This is The Hannah, an installation by artist Cody Henrichs.

The Hannah by I {heart} Rhody

The explanatory card reads,
"The bow of the ship, the Hannah, springs forth from Rhode Island colonial history to interrupt the present, a symbol of rebellion and subsequent unification. The sculpture appears to crest an unseen wave, reminding us of the constant turbulence of urban cycles of renewal, which surround the park."

The Hannah by I {heart} Rhody

The Hannah was a packet boat whose crew played an important role in the burning of the HMS Gaspee in 1772.

I'm not sure if this is meant to be a permanent installation or just temporary, but I've seen kids enjoying it since it went up.

Friday, October 12, 2012

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group


"WaterFire Fires FirstWorks by GoProvidenceRI

Statehouse In October by Jerri Moon Cantone
Statehouse In October by Jerri Moon Cantone

Rhode Island State House Pink Dome by BlueisCoool
Rhode Island State House Pink Dome by BlueisCoool

Marble House by bell7283
Marble House by bell7283

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Events ~ Steel Pour at the Steel Yard ~ Oct. 26, 2012

Iron Pour
October 26, 2012, 5:00 pm
The Steel Yard
27 Sims Ave.
Providence, Rhode Island
(401) 273-7101
$10 required donation to enter


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Events ~ Providence Preservation Society's Annual Gala

Providence Preservation Society's Annual Gala
October 13, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 Patron's Reception, 8:00 - 11:00 Gala
111 Westminster St.
Providence, Rhode Island



From the site:
Follow the searchlights to celebrate Providence’s most iconic (and tallest!) building, the super-chic Art deco “Superman Building” with a once in a lifetime Patrons Reception in the Private Dining Room on the 25th floor, followed by the Deco-Disco Gala in the Gotham style marble Banking Hall. Whether you arrive by dirigible, limousine or just put on your cape and fly over, this evening in the clouds will be the place to be!

Patron reception ticket: $250
Gala ticket: $90

Oh, how I wish...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dining ~ La Lupita Tacos Mexicanos ~ Providence

La Lupita Tacos Mexicanos
1950 Westminster St.
Providence, Rhode Island
(401) 331-2444


photo via Small Bites

A little treasure in Olneyville.

I have 20 minutes of transfer time between the two buses that take me to and from work. It's a good opportunity to try out one of the businesses at Olneyville Square. Ducking into La Lupita was definitely a plus.

La Lupita Mexican Tacos

The interior looked clean and well-kept. The staff was friendly and helped me figure out what to try. I ordered a couple of quesedillas, one with chicken, and a chicken burrito. They were made fresh, so I poked around the place while I waited.

La Lupita Mexican Tacos
There's a small grocery area with Mexican products. I'm not familiar with them, but they must be a taste of home for the Mexican families in the neighborhood.

La Lupita Mexican Tacos
small shrine above the door

La Lupita Mexican Tacos

A small, kind of cafeteria-like dining area is a nice spot to enjoy a meal if you want to stay.

I have to admit, I'm not an expert on Mexican cuisine. I like it, but have no way of telling what's authentic and what isn't. Yelp! reviewers assure us that the food is very authentic.

Nevertheless, Bear and I shared the quesedillas and burrito. I thought they were very good, and they traveled the 20 minute bus ride pretty well. The chicken in the burrito had a bit more heat than I like, but I'm a spice lightweight.

We liked it well enough that I got the same meal again a few days later. We can definitely recommend La Lupita