I’d like for you to know that I do practice correct grammar in my compositions for thank you notes and legitimate articles, even though it’s much more fun to go with a stream of consciousness flow, write in the vernacular, forget that commas exist, put too many…….. and —– where they don’t belong and have v –e – r – y long run on sentences so long that the reader forgets what the sentence is about anyway.
This means that I throw in the kind of words that may not jive with the high-end garden urns and pedestals that we produce and sprinkle some high falutin’ words throughout my blog to catch my readers off-guard.
However, it does create an interesting juxtaposition between the elegant outdoor art that we hand cast and the casual, conversational tone of the blog. At least, I think it’s an interesting juxtaposition. I don’t know if an English professor would agree.
I’m thinking about a vacation. Yes, that is V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N. Summer is coming up and hmmmm, I wonder where I’d like to go?
If you are like me—and you probably aren’t—I dream of going to see some of Archiped’s most impressive fine cast stone installations. The problem is not only are they all over the world, the ones I HAVE to visit just happen to be the most expensive. Expensive, as in rooms that can cost thousands per night. Yes, I wrote THOUSANDS. Just call your favorite Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Waldorf, and Rosewood hotels and resorts, just a few of the places our urns and statuary are, and find out.
You can check out some of my favorite urn and pedestal combos at our installations in Vegas on the cheap, however. Start out at the Venetian and Palazzo to see ten of our Napoleonic Benches, one of my favorite designs from the Jacques Lamy Collection, with some of our other cast stone urns, planters and pedestals scattered throughout.