The Angel Oak is a Southern live oak tree located in Angel Oak Park, in Charleston, South Carolina, on Johns Island, one of South Carolina’s Sea Islands. It is estimated to be in excess of 1400 years old, stand 65 ft (20 m) tall, measure 9 ft (2.7 m) in diameter, and shade with its crown an area of 17,000 square feet (1,600 m2). Its longest limb is 89 feet (27 m) in length. The tree and surrounding park have been owned by the city of Charleston since 1991.

The Angel Oak is thought to be one of the oldest living organisms east of the Mississippi River. Angel Oak stands on part of Abraham Waight’s 1717 land grant. The oak derives its name from the Angel estate, although local folklore told of stories of ghosts of former slaves would appear as angels around the tree.The tree has become a significant tourist attraction.

It has survived countless hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and human interference. Angel Oak was damaged severely during Hurricane Hugo in 1989 but has since recovered.

Acorns from the Angel Oak have grown to produce authentic direct-offspring trees. Live oaks generally remain short in proportion to their outward growth.

Rodney took me here on the way from New Jersey to Ft. Benning, Georgia. I had wanted to see the tree since I was a little girl. It was so tall, I can not even begin to explain how HUGE this tree way. I kid to Rodney that I’d like to one day get married under Angel Oak. It’s survived through everything, much like our love. It is also about halfway between NJ and FL, so a good place for both family/friends to join. Also, I love love love Charleston, it’s an amazingly beautiful city.

I swear I don’t daydream about weddings or anything… but this was too cute not to post. It would be perfecto for save the dates or thank you cards. Or invi’s!

I love Craft pudding she honestly starting my whole stamp carving obbession. :D

I’ve been playing with the umbrella theme for a layout for awhile. I really like how there is hearts underneath. I need to finally figure out wordpress and make the switch.

I think I want to start collecting Mold-a-Rama’s. I have had a few over the years, but I’ve always lost/broken them. Last time I was at the zoo with R, I got an elephant. I think it would be fun to travel/collect them all.

Also I noticed that Sephora has favorites collections now. A bunch of small sizes of their popluar makeup for less than $40. YAY. I think I am going to get Blinks, Winks & Brows Deluxe Sampler.

The set contains:
– 0.02 oz Sephora Electro Liner Copper
– 0.017 oz Anastasia Brow Gel
– 0.095 oz Anastasia Matte Highlighter
– 0.1 oz Urban Decay Primer Potion
– 0.11 oz Too Faced Shadow Insurance
– 1.7 oz Lancome Bi-Facil Makeup Remover
– 0.25 oz Cosmedicine Opti-mologist Eye Cream
– 0.005 oz Smashbox Mini Cream Eye Liner Palette
– 0.14 oz Stila Mini Smudge Pot
– 0.06 oz Smashbox Mini Eyeshadow Trio in Head Shot

= $40 = yes, yes, yes!

I was looking at this, I thought it was a woman in a costume hanging from the sign. Then I read the text. It’s really shocking that someone captured the last moments of someones life. I wonder when this was taken, the hotels fee seems to be $1 a night… The people on the left of the text box along with the men in the window. They have no idea what’s about to come. I should look into this.

Edit:

I quickly learned that it is a famous picture from 1942 by I. Russel Sorgi, who worked for the Buffalo Courier Express. It is known as “The Genesee Hotel Suicide” or “The Despondent Divorcee.”

I found that The Genesee Hotel sat at 530 Main Street from 1882 to 1922. Not sure what is there now. Knowing Buffalo and all the wonderful architecture there, it’s probably looks quite similar to this photo. Anyone know? Maybe I’ll remember to check when I’m in the area.

Hotel is still open and going.

+’s: So many books are around. books stacks! Tufted couch! Cute pillows! Candle sticks! Bright windows!
-’s: That table on the left covered with floral fabric with a fringe. CRINGE!

(via sweethomestyle)