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TheBeltlineBuzz                November 21, 2011

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Lots of Lots
Easy as Pie
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Leland Little Auction Dec 2 & 3
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BeeHive Girls

Hunt & Gather

Medlin-Davis Cleaners

Simply Refined Zaytoun Interiors

Tir Na Nog

McKenzie Tribe in North Hills

Certain Things

JLR Cookbook


 Safe Haven for Cats Fall 2011  

Olde Raleigh Real Estate


 Bailey's Fine Jewelry  

Kenna Custom Painting

Fork and Barrel

Our Lady of Lourdes Open House
Zaytoun Orthodontics
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Lots of Lots - Two-Day Winter Estate Auction - Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd., Dec. 2 & 3


Three Chances to Win: For those of you waiting for end-of-year sales, here's your chance (three actually) to win.  On Dec. 2nd and 3rd, Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. ("LLAES, Ltd.") is having its last catalogue sale of the year.  Over 1000 lots of fine art, silver, estate Maud Gatewood Green Shadejewelry, furniture and rare/fine wines to be offered during the two day, three auction fest.  Fine Wine will be sold Friday, Dec. 2nd at 5:30 PM; followed by The Personal Collection of Joseph D. Rowand at 7 PM; and the Fine & Decorative Arts auction on Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 9 AM.  Here's your chance to paddle up for the good stuff and come away with a deal.  Catalog 


You Snoot, You Lose: LLAES, Ltd. has a newly constructed, five thousand bottle temperature controlled wine cellar inside the auction gallery.  The Friday, Dec. 2nd auctions begin with a Hors D'oeuvre and Wine Reception for floor bidders. Come early as the Rare and Fine Wine Auction begins promptly at 5:30 PM. Particular lots of note include: nine bottles of vintage 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, and twelve bottles of vintage 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild. Of course, if high prices are above your sipping point, there are plenty of fine "bargain cellar" bottles in the 129 lot offerings.


Second Best? ... Hardly:  That same evening at 7PM (following the wine auction), LLAES, Ltd. will offer the Personal Collection of Joseph D.Claude Howell Boy w Watermelon Rowand, founder of Somerhill Gallery in Chapel Hill.  164 lots of fine art, sculptures, and furniture will be offered at this second session. Lots of interest include an oil on canvas by Maud Gatewood, entitled, "Green Shade," which is one of twelve works by Gatewood. Other lots of note include an oil on canvas by Claude Howell (NC) entitled, "Boy with Watermelon," and a ceramic sculpture entitled, "Two Figures," by Mark Chatterley.  


Dec. 3rd - A Full Day of Surprises:  Anyone who has attended a Leland Little auction knows that they are anything but dull.  No boring "old stiffs" bidding on million dollar carpets. It is fast paced and full of surprises.  On day two (Dec. 3rd at 9AM) the fun continues as over 700 lots of fine and decorative arts from multi-estate national and international collections will find new homes.  Rounding out the sale will be ten lots of fine guitars and banjos from an Eastern North Carolina Private Collection and a 1977 Rolls 1977 Rolls RoyceRoyce Silver Wraith III four door sedan.  Most items are in the price range of "working stiffs" with some starting at $100.


American Art offerings will be a highlight of the sale including an oil on canvas by Anthony Thieme entitled, "Pigeon Cove", a drypoint on heavy wove paper by Wassily Kandinsky signed and entitled "Kleine Welten XII", and a still life oil on canvas by Thomas Wightman, Charleston, SC.  American Furniture will be led by a New York Renaissance Revival Bedroom Suite, circa 1870s, a Philadelphia Tall Post Tester Bed, circa 1820-30, and a Pennsylvania Paint Decorated Dower Chest, 18th century.


Fine Jewelry and Silver offerings will excite and satisfy buyers.  Fine9.9 carat diamond ring Jewelry offerings include 71 extremely strong lots including an Impressive 9.90 carat Platinum and Diamond ring centering on one emerald cut diamond. Silver lots  to watch include a Gorham "Maintenon" Sterling Tea & Coffee Service, Hector Aguilar "Aztec" Silver & Rosewood Flatware, and a Georg Jensen "Pyramid" Sterling Flatware Service for eight.


Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.: Location: 620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough, NC; Bidding: Live in-house bidding, absentee, telephone, and internet (LiveAuctioneers). Buyers Premium: 15% (or 18% with live internet bidding); Contact: 919-644-1243, Website, Catalog for Dec. 2nd and 3rd Auction  


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To Bee or Not to Bee

Easy as Pie - 
Four Easy & Beautiful Centerpieces for Your Thanksgiving Table

The best part of Thanksgiving is when everyone comes together to eat and linger at the table catching up, sharing stories and laughing. Like your Dad telling the same corny jokes, your cousin from Florida complaining about the cold, and your little sis protesting on the inhumane treatment of one of the feast's offerings (last year, it was migrant cranberry pickers).

So making the table look special is an important part of the feast and it could be your favorite part, especially since your culinary talents are dialing for reservations.
Corn Vase
Here are four easy ideas which should keep the whole crowd happy, healthy, and protest-free.

Corn Vase: Wrap a can, cylinder vase or container with rubber bands.  Then remove the husks from corn and simply slide the corn cobs in standing them upright. Cover the rubber bands with twine!  How easy was that?   Now fill with fall flowers like dahlias, mums, berries and asters.

Simple & Classy: Gourds and small pumpkins gold pumpkinsare a harvest icon.  Place them at each plate and put the place card in front of it.  After all, a place card makes everyone more comfortable knowing just where to sit and it adds a personal touch.  Simple place cards and a gold marker are available at any office supply store.  Give your pumpkins and gourds a light two-second dusting with a can of Krylon gold spray paint and you've created beautiful accents for your table.

Horn-a -plenty: Cornucopias with fruit and nuts can be a simple, elegant Cornucopia arrangementand traditional centerpiece.  Keep it simple by using fruits and gourds in the same color tones of oranges, deep reds and pale creams.  For a long table place two cornucopias facing opposite sides of the table.  Add your favorite candlestick or votives and you have a gorgeous table. Cornucopia baskets are available at craft and basket stores.

Corn-a-plenty: The mini Indian corns are the perfect symbol for a Southern Thanksgiving.  Fill a shallow bowl orIndian Corn arragement platter with layers of wheat with the shafts pointing out.  Place the corn on top and you've made a simple and lovely harvest centerpiece.

We hope you found inspiration in one of these and make them work for your Thanksgiving table whether it's a table for four or twenty-four!  And they can all be done well ahead of time...meaning you'll be relaxed, refreshed and ready to talk turkey on Thanksgiving day! Now that's something to be thankful for.

Restore the Sanity - Cameron Village Black Friday

Whether you're a Black Friday bargain hunter, a Cyber Monday wired shopper, or a Christmas Eve procrastinator, gift shopping is probably on your holiday to do list. Here is a tip to help you find the shops that can provide you with that something special for everyone on your list. 

"Restore the Sanity" Black Friday Event is Friday, November 25 at 10:00am in Cameron Village.  Starting at the Reasonable Hour of 10am The Village will offer: Special discounts in every store and Gift Certificates with Certain Things Cameron Villagepurchases (for the first 800 shoppers). Look for details on their Website

Come out and enjoy a leisurely breakfast at one of the wonderful restaurants followed by an enjoyable day of shopping at Cameron Village!  Leverage your buying power... some stores will offer gift certificates with purchase or special discounts to combine with the Cameron Village Gift Certificates being offered.  Certain Things will open at 8:00am with greater discounts for the early birds!

Now that's how to get into the Christmas spirit! The frenzy is over!

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Cary Academy Holiday Shoppe:
Thursday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gifts from Zaytoun InteriorsFriday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Photo to the left is just a 'teaser' of what's new at the show. Great gifts and home decor  from Zaytoun Interiors. For more information about the Holiday Shoppe call 919-228-4653 or visit

A WRAL-TV holiday tradition continues this year as the station's 300-foot TV tower will be transformed into a 300-foot Christmas tree on Thursday,WRAL Tower of Lights Dec. 1st at 5:00pm. Located at the WRAL-TV Studios on Western Boulevard in Raleigh, the lighted tower can be seen for miles through New Year's Day.  Three 5-foot stars adorn the top of the tower and 2,805 colored lights keep it glowing throughout the holiday season. 


Special guests for WRAL's "Tower of Lights" include Performance Edge. You can watch them on the WRAL 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00pm News Thursday, Dec. 1st. Congrats to this young and talented group of performers.   


Fall Savings at McKenzie Tribe: The fall season is here, and so are great Fall Fashions @ McKenzie Tribeselections of new clothes & accessories at McKenzie Tribe! New items from Bird Dog Bay, Collared Greens, A Tail We Can Wag, Peter Millar, and more!  Leather Jackets - 40% Off, Fall Woven Shirts - 40% Off, Selected Slacks - 25% Off, L/S Knit Shirts - $ 39.00, Wool & Cashmere Blazers 25% Off, Scott & Charters at McKenzie Tribe 25% Off. McKenzie Tribe has the perfect outfit for football games or a night out on the town. Please stop in the store and to see the new fall line. Website


Zaytoun Interiors Christmas Simply-Refined: Let Michele from Zaytoun Interiors and blogger of Simply-Refined help you with your Christmas decorating. Call or email for an appointment. Zaytoun Interiors has been doing residential and commercial design for over 20 years with happy clients from Florida to NC! You may also meet this talented designer at the Cary Academy Holiday Shoppe.
Website, Email:, phone: 305-793-8510.


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Y'all Hungry? Then be our guest for a second helping of Raleigh's favorite JLR Cookbook recipes from The Junior League of RaleighYou're Invited Back is a beautiful cookbook loaded with menus to choose from, Incredible Turtle Brownieswhether planning a casual picnic, elegant dinner, or holiday brunch. Some of the recipes are new and some have been handed down through generations of families here in Raleigh. You're Invited Back for another round of Southern hospitality.  Where to purchase 'You're Invited Back': Taylors in Glenwood Village; Lavender & Lace, Bailey's Fine Jewelry, Charlotte's and The Bargain Box in Cameron Village; Charlotte's, Tyler House, Quintessentials & Monkee's in North Hills; The Paper Company in Holly Springs; the NC Museum of History gift shop; A Southern Season in Chapel Hill; The Angus Barn; and Quail Ridge Books and The Wine Merchant in Ridgewood Shopping Center. Or to order online, Click Here.

THe Mint MartinisThe Mint Restaurant: Live Jazz on 1st Thursday of the month! Thursday's are Jazz nights with half price on lounge menu and live music.  Remember, parking is no problem when having dinner at The Mint. Please use their Complimentary Valet Parking just outside of their door. The Mint is located at 219 Fayetteville Street. Raleigh, 27601. 919-821-0011.

Tir Na nOg Celtic Christmas:  Dec 4th: Join us for our Annual Celtic Christmas at Tir Na nOg Irish Pub. Live music and dance from 4pm until 9pm. Special Guests from Belfast Ireland . The Belfast Boys with a brandTir Na Nog NEW CD for sale.  " songs for crying out loud." will be on sale at the show. The Belfast Boys features Belfast Poet Adrain Rice and Alana Mearns former member of Belfast band Airspace. Together they make an amazing duo that has heart, stories, Poetry and amazing vocals.  Also appearing members of Wake & District Pipes & Drums also with a NEW CD. For Our
Tir Na Nog session players and Irish dance make this a lovely afternoon of Culture/food and shopping. Vendors with Celtic Wares will be on site to help make your Christmas shopping easy and a pleasure. TNN will be serving a Christmas Dinner special as well as regular menu. Make your reservation today. ASK about our Winter Drinks menu. Gaelic Coffee/Hot Irish Whiskey and more. 919 833-7795. Website.

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