Monthly Archives: November 2010

Handcrafted Sneak Peak

  In preparation for this Saturday’s Turks and Caicos Friends of the Arts Foundation Art and Craft expo, here is a sneak peak of what will be available at our booth.   This not to be missed event will be held this Saturday, Nov 20th, in Turtle Cove Marina from 10am to 4pm.  Please click here for more information.

This new collection is very much about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  Firstly, a project that Joelle from Framing Grace gallery suggested from this magazine pull over the summer. 

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Since fall has finally arrived here in the islands, it was high time to make these t-shirt necklaces.  The t-shirts were bought from the local Red Cross and Salvation Army stores, washed, dried in the sun, then cut, tied, and voila!  Several colors, styles, and lengths to choose from, at prices ranging from $10-$14, buy one for yourself and one for a friend!

Next up we have a family of shadowboxes in the Caribbean blues and greens.  Prices range from $30-36 each, discounts will be given for buying 3 or more.  Pair of island patterned handmade pillows $30, handmade matching wrap around tie shrug $20, hand embellished blue strapless top $30.

Below, the family of natural/nuetral shadowboxes featuring beach treasures, Turks and Caicos photographs, dried flora, and quotations.  Prices $30-$36 each. 

 Handmade white cotton pillows, rectangular $35, round $45.  Handmade blouse shrug, front featured above, back below, $28.
This family of shadowboxes center around Caribbean bright colors and architectural details.  Great for a more modern space that still wants to showcase some island charm.  $30-$36 each.  Hand embellished blue strapless top $30.  Handmade funky fabric pillow $30, matching fabric coasters $15 set of 5.
The final collection of shadowboxes feature more muted pastels, great for a nursery or powder room $30-$36 each.  Oriental lavender and mustard purse $25. Mustard crochet shrug $28.  Punchy orange and fuscia print pillow $30.
Have your own DIY shadowbox idea?  Plain white 8″ x 10″ shadowboxes available for $24 each.  If your in the Turks and Caicos Islands this weekend, come support your local artists!!!

Valerie and Mike’s Wedding

 Valerie and Mike held their Tropical DMC wedding at Royal West Indies Resort, and just as I posted in last week’s inspiration, decided they would take advantage of the lush foliage on property for the ceremony and save the beach for their first photos as husband and wife.  Great call you two!  Just look at the cloudless sky in contrast to the deep green of the coconut trees and surrounding lawn.  Congratulations! 
Images by pepperkeystacie

TCSPCA Beach Barbeque

 Don’t miss tonights fundrasier at bay bistro!  Tickets are a very affordable $40 per person and all proceeds will go to the tcspca.  Ticket price includes appetizers, full bbq, and dessert.  There will be a live band, door prizes, and silent auction followed by an infamous bay bistro bonfire.  Perfect way to celebrate fall season in Turks and Caicos, all while supporting a very worthy cause!  Can’t make it but want to learn more about the cause or make a donation, please click here.

Recycling in Turks and Caicos!!!

  It’s true; the good news is spreading to all who live and visit here in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  After many years of hoping, wishing, and wanting,  this country has taken a giant step forward towards going green.  Our thanks is owed to TCI Waste Disposal, and largely Samer and Ramez Hakoura who started this company two years ago with this goal at the forefront of their vision.  Their services up until recently included providing residential and commercial trash pick-up and disposal services, twice weekly, with modern technological advances including a GPS tracking system and a fleet of brand new trucks.  As of October 25th, the provided 96 gallon green and yellow bin is now accompanied by a second blue bin for recycling, both of which the company deodorizes and disinfects regularly.  The $1.5 million recycling plant will process glass on site, crushing everything from beer bottles to mason jars, into fine particles which will be used locally as a paving aggregate.  All other recyclables, clear plastic drinking bottles (look for a numeral 1 on the bottom), corrugated cardboard (anything that has not been coated in plastic), and aluminum cans (think soda cans not steel soup cans) will be shipped to the US for processing.   Please do your part, sign up for service by calling 649.941.2411, or e-mail  If your visiting, ask your villa, hotel, and the restaurants your frequenting if they are participating, and if not, when they will be.  Our immense gratitude goes out to these two entrepreneurial brothers, superhero’s in my book, who have turned this challenging but noble dream into a reality for all of us to benefit from.   All the more impressive when one considers that with a population of a small Caribbean island, the profitability of a production such as this is not expected to see returns for many years.