Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Share Your Style Party


Welcome to the Share Your Style party! 
Our storage unit is filled to the brim so this week I posted a Virtual Garage Sale.  I am hoping my items will find a good home.
The dress form and painting are just a couple of the items for sale.
Thanks for joining the party.  Our host this week is Ron @ Uptown Acorn. 

Hi y'all!

It's my turn again to host this great weekly soiree. I hope you will continue to Share Your Style with us.

I spent the Memorial Weekend in my "happy place", Grand Isle. The unofficial start of summer is here, and I am most excited that my summer will be here in just two days.

This is me and my cousin Monique outside Kajun Kastle at age 7, 40 years ago!!!! Do you like my flowered raft???

Do you have summer plans? This summer I have trips planned to Perdido Key, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs. I cannot wait to share the adventures of Uptown Acorn coming soon....

Thanks to all of you who shared your style with us last week. Here are a few of my favorites:

Southern State of Mind shared her beautiful foyer transformation. 

You must see this chair redo from Decor to Adore.

I am a lover of white flowers and silver. Ramon of Rowhouse Blog shared his favorite combination with us.

Meatloaf and Melodrama shared this idea for summer cookies, flip flops. I adore these so much. Brilliant!

Who doesn't love a good summer cocktail? Life In My Empty Nest shared the delicious sounding Simple Cranberry Margarita. Cheers!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Virtual Garage Sale~Pillows furniture ect

If you have been following my blog then you already know we recently moved to Florida and downsized.  We went from a 4500 square foot home to 2400 square feet, resulting in no room for many of my favorite decorative items.  

Our rented storage unit is bursting at the seams so it is time to sell some things.  I wanted to offer these things to my readers before I list them on Craigslist.  I'll be posting things on my blog occasionally as I pull more from storage.
Leave me a comment on this post if you are interested in purchasing any of these items or if you have any questions.
*These first items below can be shipped and I will calculate the actual shipping based on your zip code.  I can accept cash, checks or bill you through Paypal
Pair red Devine Designs pillow covers from Wayfair.  The 20" pillow covers are fire engine red, embroidered silk front, polyester back with zipper.  The covers are new and retail for $54 each. I am asking $50 (plus shipping) for the pair.
Set of three blue 16" pillow covers.  The covers are new, deep ink blue on cream background, cotton and linen with zipper.  $45 set of three (plus shipping)

One New green 18" pillow filled with polyester. This is a moss green, embroidered coral design with light cream background.  This was a gift and has never been used.  $20 (plus shipping)  

Large vintage light red aubusson pillow measures 25" with fringe and feather filled.  I have owned this pillow for over thirty years and it has been well taken care. In very good condition and asking  $68 (plus shipping)

*The items listed below must be picked up, or arrangements made by you for delivery by an outside company.  Sorry, I cannot pack, crate or deliver these items to the delivery courier.  We live in Leesburg, Florida approximately 45 minutes from Orlando and same distance from Ocala.
Vintage vanity I painted with home made chalk paint.  It has a piece of glass that fits over the wood top,  measures 60x37 and in excellent condition.  Asking $175

Antique dress form from early 1800's.  This is a fabulous piece with a wire skirt and stand.  There is a partial tag attached that says Kolla Perfect 40 with directions how to assemble. Some cloth missing as is normal in the antique dress forms.  Asking $200

Large antique bakery oven paddle measures 13" across and the entire piece is 85"  long.  Very good condition for antique.  $85

Pair metal twin beds with headboard, footboard and rails.  These were used in a guest room for five years and are in good condition.  There are a couple of scratches on the backside of the headboard where it hit the wall.  You can not see the scratches when the beds are placed against the wall.  Asking $150 each or $280 for both.

Handmade Aubusson rug in very good condition. You may remember seeing it in our former morning room  The colors are red, white and black.  I believe the rug is 12 x 14 but if interested I will pull it from storage and measure again to make sure.  This rug retails for over $4500 new and I am asking $800.

Vintage French style leather chair.  There is no room in hubby's new office so I am selling for $60.  Fair Condition with several scratches and a small tear in seam

Black and white queen toile comforter, coordinating bed skirt (black stripe), 2 pillow shams and 2 toss pillows.  These were used in our guest room, have never been slept on and very good condition.  Bought from Country Curtains. Asking $90 for set.  I wish I had a better picture but the set is now in storage.  NOTE:  This is a heavy comforter and not a comforter cover.  It could be shipped but would require a very large box and may be expensive to ship.  If interested in shipping leave me your zip code for a quote.  White spread and red pillow not included.
X-large antique painting of cherubs playing musical instruments.  Measures 56x33" and is signed, though I cannot read the signature.  I purchased the painting a number of years ago at an auction selling items from the famous James River plantation in Virginia.  The auctioneer said the seller was the Plantation and the painting was estimated to be from the 18th century. There is some damage lower right side as seen in the photo but still a gorgeous piece.  $150

If these items sale they will make a very small dent in our storage space. I'll be posting lots more things as I sort through the storage unit so please check back often.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Share Your Style #14

Welcome to the Share Your Style Party #14.

I appreciate all the support you have shown for our new link party and I always appreciate your visits.
This week I shared the beautiful tropical gardens hubby and I visited on our trip to Sarasota and Casey Key.
Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the party.

Hi there friends...It's Martina from Northern Nesting.
I'm thrilled to be your happy host this week at
Here's a few things I shared with you on the blog this month... 
If your not already I would love for you to become a new follower...
I love making new friends!

You guys AMAZE me every week with all the fabulous posts you all link up...I wish I could feature all of you!
Here are a few from last weeks party... 
made this beautiful trumeau how it turned out! 

shared this beautiful outside tablescape!

Laura from Top This Top That
shared her beautiful guest room makeover! 
Making my reservations today:-)

Julie from Little Farmstead
shared how she painted her kitchen countertops!! 
What a fabulous transformation!

Christy from Our Southern Home
shared her DIY no sew it!!

Shared this yummy and healthy for you dessert!

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Now let's get this party started!

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tropical Botanical Garden

Hi everyone. 
I hope you are having a great weekend. 
The house I grew up in Florida was landscaped with palms, banana and orange trees.  My parents also grew delicious pineapples and avocados. Now that Steve and I have moved back to Florida I want to bring that tropical feel to our own home.  The previous owners had added five palm trees to the yard and we are slowly adding more tropical plants. 
A recent trip to Casey Key gave us the perfect opportunity to visit the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota.  I really loved the gardens and would highly recommend it to anyone that loves plants, especially tropicals. 
Lets take a look at some of the highlights of our visit.


Mango Tree

The gardens sit right on the bay with views of Sarasota.


The banyan trees are my favorite.  I wonder how long it would take me to
grow one this big..LOL


Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you at the Share Your Style Party.
Partying at:
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