Friday, November 6, 2009

St. Joseph's, spectacular and petit paquet

- Rising 200 feet into the air, the twin cross-topped spires of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Macon, Georgia, catch my eye from an office building nearby. The church, built in 1889, is even more beautiful at ground level.

- Attending a "meet and greet" at Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, an organization devoted to better hearing and vision in Georgia. This dress was part of a "spectacular" event this year in which student fashion designers created dresses, using parts of eyeglasses, for a fundraiser fashion show.

- Receiving this "Petit Paquet" from a friend in Canada, via another friend in Texas. I am delighted to receive this unexpected package in the mail and open it excitedly outside. The book, "Quite a Year for Plums" is by Georgia author Bailey White. I like this notion of a traveling book. And I can't wait to read it!

Wishing you all good things this weekend!


Lance said...

Some of the old and very stately buildings are so neat to look at - their architecture and design. So well done!!

Lynn said...

Lance -

Click on the link for the church if you have time. It has gorgeous stained glass - so majestic.

Cathy said...

have a great weekend, too! love the dress--had no idea eye glasses were used until you said it

Brian Miller said...

what a cool looking building and a neat charity fundraiser. hope you enjoy the book and have a great weekend!

TALON said...

What a gorgeous church!

Eyewear has never looked so chic! ;)

The book is sort of like "The Traveling Pants' with words - lol!
You'll enjoy it!

LL Cool Joe said...

That's a really large church.

The dress looks very clever. I had no idea that glasses were used either.

Enjoy reading the book over the weekend!

Riot Kitty said...

That is one bizarre dress!

Anil P said...

The structure is so statesque, and elegant. I wish its view was not obscured by buildings this close to it.

Very stately.

Lynn said...

Cathy -

That one was the coolest dress there. I love that they call the gala a "Spectacular."

Brian -

I love old buildings full of history like that - all the glass buildings are beginning to look alike.

Talon -

I look forward to reading that traveling book!

Riot Kitty -

But isn't it awesome!

Anil -

I have admired that church ever since I spotted it the first time after my mom and dad moved to this city. It is stately, but surrounded by other buildings not as beautiful, for sure.

Maude Lynn said...

That dress is amazing!

G-Man said...

It's hard to fathom Georgia Catholics...Nice Church!

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

I know, right?

Galen -

I think they would be just the same as other Catholics except with a Southern accent. :)

mommanator said...

that building is quite dramatic! so pretty.
Love the dress. wonder how heavy it is? although looks like glass!

Cookie said...

That is such a neat dress. I didn't notice the eyeglasses until I read your post. Really neat :)

Lynn said...

Mommanator -

I found your blog - very nice. I left a comment. You are a kind woman.

The dress has the arm pieces from eyeglasses - so it didn't look that heavy, but was meant for show anyway.

Cookie -

Thank you - a camera whipping out moment. :)

Jannie Funster said...

Well,well,well I saw some amazing stained glass yesterday at the NY Met Museum.

That dress reminds me of the Oscar year that girl wore the dress made entirely of American Express cards. You see it?

Nice book!! :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Great pic of the church! You must've been in a tall building for that view-
The dress is cool- I like the lens around the bodice, but wonder if the "arms" would jab you if you were moving alot... You bump into the stragest arty stuff!
Mail Petite Paquet adventure! Way better than bills... have fun!

Lynn said...

Jannie -

You were in New York yesterday? I was supposed to be there for my niece's baby shower, but didn't get to go.

I do remember that dress. :) Lovely surprise - that book.

Snaggle -

Yes - happy mail, instead of bills. Love it.

I do run into great stuff. I love the unexpectedness of art like that. :)