I had never been to Atlanta before and our friends were kind enough to show us the sights. We visited the MLK center which was very moving, I highly recommend it if you are visiting Atlanta. We went to the Cyclorama, which is a ginormous painting/diorama depicting the civil war battle of Atlanta. We also went to the Atlanta Botanical Garden which had a fantastic orchid display going on - which I did manage to take some pictures of (albiet with my iPhone, so they are not the best quality). They had some really funky and weird orchids, and some which were really beautiful; here are some highlights, mostly of the weirder ones.
|I like how this one sticks way out (and the flowers are cool too)|
|Check out the ruffles on these!|
|We thought these looked like spiders|
|They had tons of these - isn't the mottling cool?|
|Love the frilliness on this one!|
We of course also fit in some time to explore local crafty spots... I did some fun browsing at the local craft coop/store the beehive, which is kind of like getting to visit a collection of cool Etsy shops in person. I was also super excited to visit Whipstitch Fabrics and check out their beautiful fabrics in person, and we of course brought some home. I have been checking out Kate Spain's new line, Central Park, on line and loved it even more in person, so I am very excited to get to make some fun projects with it! I mostly got prints in the orange/yellow/green colorways but I also picked out a few favorite purple ones (not shown here) and some other fun things while we were there.
What fun places have you visited lately? Do you make sure to visit craft stores when you travel too?