Heavy Rebel Car and Bike Show

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Finnigan’s Wake just posted this on Facebook. I couldn’t have said it any better. I’m not a car person particularly, but there is plenty of artistic inspiration here in all the shapes and colors and trimmings of these vintage vehicles. Saturday on Trade St. is the 13th Annual Heavy Rebel Weekender car and bike show. It runs from 10AM-5PM. If you’ve come before you remember how fun it is. If you’re a newbie get ready to have your mind AND eyes blown. Last year had over 500 entries. If it was built in 1968 or before you’ll see it here. Continue reading

Happy Easter Monday!

There are 2 places in the world that celebrate Easter Monday: North Carolina and the U.S.Virgin Islands.Why?? They say that a baseball game between two rival teams is the reason North Carolina made Easter Monday a holiday.  I don’t know why it’s a holiday in the USVI, other than the fact that, if a holiday is celebrated SOMEWHERE in the world, they celebrate it in the USVI too. Both places are home to me.I was “bahn heah” in North Carolina; was an ex-pat in St.John for 15 years; and  returned a few years ago to my native NC–a happy accident, Continue reading

Spring Decor at Willy Nilly

Spring Decor, a photo by DebDubya on Flickr. Sprig of real live rosemary in bloom, courtesy of Earthbound Arts, 610 N Trade St. Heineken beer bottle vase, courtesy of Jimmy.  Interesting columnar-shaped vase from thrift shop (probably the Rescue Mission Thrift Shop). Pinwheel and the cool stem of paper flowers, thanks to absent-minded visitors to my shop Willy Nilly, 604A N Trade St.

WS Journal editorial via Piedmont Triad Film Commission

(1) Facebook Editorial: Film industry is a natural fit for Winston-Salem http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/editorials/article_601efe74-8068-11e2-9810-0019bb30f31a.html Trade Street was one of the location sites used during the 2012 filming of Hallmark Channel’s “The Confession,” directed by Michael Landon, Jr. Willy Nilly is transformed into a New York jewelry store for “The Confession.” Camera equipment is set up along Trade Street for filming of “The Confession.”

It’s a Beautiful Day on Trade Street

It’s a beautiful day on Trade Street in the Arts District. Come on down for Sunday brunch at Finnigan’s Wake or Mary’s Gourmet. Diner and then shop for wonderful wearable. Art at Retro Art Ware and at Willy Nilly, both in the 600 block of Trade St Retro Art Ware (R A W) at 608 N Trade St., is easy to find….just look for the tall, colorful tie-dyed flag out front!! Willy Nilly has its door open and the hat rack out front on pleasant, sunny days.