I am staying one step ahead of my doppelganger. Just in case she tries to visit me before I am ready to leap into eternity, I’m prepared. If any evil is on its way, I’m prepared.
My bottle tree is sitting on my front lawn. I used blue bottles to attract the spirit, and get trapped inside one of them. There the spirit will stay until morning.
When the daylight comes and she can find her way out, the sun will make her evaporate and take the bad luck along.
Sweet grass baskets date back to the 1700’s. A traditional craft passed on through generations in the Gullah culture. Charleston South Carolina markets feature the art and baskets are displayed for purchase.
South Carolina’s handwoven “sweet grass” baskets date back to the 1700’s. The craft originated in West Africa and has been passed down through the generations in the Gullah Culture.
The weaves of this basket get their strength from the mineral-rich salt marshes of the coastline.
Bundled thin blades of the grass are coiled in circles to make the baskets. Visitors can easily find this treasured souvenir at the Charleston SC City market and shops throughout the area.
A great example of putting a natural resource to good use
The green earth has always graced us with an abundance of useful and nourishing resources, and our ancestors went straight to them for a variety of uses. Long before our time and the ease of running to a superstore, generations of people were well cared for by Mother nature.
Here are a few plants you can easily use in your day to day life that are easy to find, and easy to use.
Trying to shop for the perfect gift at Christmas for my husband is more difficult for me than the “Secret Santa” game. This year since we are now “empty nesters” I decided to get really extravagant. Since he does not care for caviar, Brazilian coffee or gourmet cheese from southern Italy it took some thought. Easy enough, I shopped at local homemade soap boutique and splurged on a $60.00 per pound bar of Lemongrass scented soap that weighed in at 1/4 pound ($15.00) I carried on and filled the gift bag with cotton candy bath bombs, eucalyptus foot cream, spearmint lip balm, and still had change left over from my $100 budget..
I tried my best and failed at extravagance, but I bet I have the best smelling husband at the New Years Eve celebration….Happy New Year y’all from Savannah, Georgia USA🎉