have you visited michelle recently? she is living in paris, and her blog has recently featured excursions to the louvre, sacre-coeur, and a neighborhood brocante. i am intrigued by her "living like a local" accounts of this fabulous experience.
she will be heading home soon, and how i will miss these daily strolls down parisian streets (or through parisian metros!) i'm sure the leaving will be bittersweet. so i thought, as a way to thank her for sharing her french adventures with us, and as a way to ease her transition back to the U.S., there should be an spt challenge in her honor; an autoportrait mardi , as it were.
this week's challenge is to look around your home and help us showcase the history and folklore of America! dust off your americana relics! let no wagon wheel go unturned! let no bobble head doll go un-noticed!!
think you don't have any americana in your home? according to wikipedia: Americana refers to artifacts of the culture of the United States, the history and folklore resultant from its westward expansion. Examples of this culture include baseball, apple pie, Superman, the Diner, barbed wire, wagon trains, and NASCAR; jazz, the music of Stephen Foster, George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, the music of Aaron Copland (notably his Fanfare for the Common Man), and rockabilly; and American art, such as that of Frederic Remington, Grant Wood, and Norman Rockwell, all based on American folk art.