2016 Spring Home Tour

 Hello Spring!
Welcome to the 2016 Spring Home Tour and a big THANK YOU to Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for including me in the company of all these amazing bloggers. You’ll find the links to every one’s tour at the bottom of this page. If you are coming via The Fifth House, welcome!  Isn’t Carmel’s home beautiful?

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy touring our home. We have lived in this home for a little less than two years now and we are slowly making it our style.
I have to be honest with you, other than Christmas our home doesn’t change much for the different seasons.  We live in Florida and the coastal look stays up year round.
The smallest olive jar is my latest purchase.  I seem to have a little obsession with these pots.



My husband took the picture of the boat when we were vacationing in Crete.   I had it put on canvas as a reminder of a wonderful trip.



These giant clam shells had been on my radar for years but the price always stopped me from buying.  A few years ago I found this one at an antique market for a great price.  I immediately paid for it then called my husband to let him know he had just bought me my Christmas gift.  The shell weighs a ton so it never gets moved from this spot.




Last year we removed a wall to create a dining room.  It really open up our living area.


My favorite part of our home is the enclosed courtyard which the house is built around.  It is approximately 1000 square feet so it really extends our living area.  We entertain here, eat dinner most nights in the courtyard and enjoy lots of relaxing time here.  It is screened so we don’t have to deal with all the annoying bugs we have here in Florida.

The original builders plan had a smaller pool located in the courtyard.  We are so glad the original owners opted instead to put the pool in the back of the house. This gives us so much more usable outdoor space.

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check out the other bloggers participating in the 2016 Spring Tour.  If you like what you see I would love for you to follow No Minimalist Here via email, Bloglovin, Facebook or Pinterest. You can find all these options in the sidebar.

Enjoy this beautiful weather!



22 thoughts on “2016 Spring Home Tour”

  1. I love all of your wonderful antiques mixed into your decor, so pretty and your coastal style is gorgeous. I love your courtyard and that fabulous pool too. I would definitely live out there too. Thanks so much for joining the tour.

  2. Sherry you have truly created an amazing home tour! Your image of the boat makes me long for the days when I lived on Crete. I also adore the wee bird topped butter dish. Wherever did you find it?

    I wanted to invite you to join Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I would love for you to share your spring tour. This weeks giveaway is a subscription to Southern Living. I hope you join in on our gathering.

    Happy Easter to you and yours!

  3. I always enjoy seeing pics of your pretty home. I love all of the blue and white color you've added. the blue and white dishes on the hutch really look great too! I hope the weather is nice there this weekend for Easter. The view from the pool certainly looks like it is!

  4. Sherry…loving seeing your home in the Spring….and being a former "Florida Girl" I know what you mean about the seasons….Our last home in Florida was very similar to yours and we did have the pool in the courtyard….Would have preferred it in the back too as yours is!….I always crush over your fabulous collection of blue and white…your home is exquisite…certainly your signature style!!!….Have a great week Sherry!!

  5. Gosh, I love seeing the tour of your lovely home! Thanks for posting those photos…I feel like I have a a little visit with you. I adore your newest olive jar. I am jealous of your great clam shell…I am always on the lookout for one at a good price but haven't found it yet.

  6. Sherry your home is amazing. I can't believe it's been almost two years, doesn't the time just fly? We've already been in our house a year and a half. You've got your home looking so beautiful, and moving that wall must have really changed the vibe of the room. I'd love to take out the wall that separates our kitchen from the living room, it's the one thing I miss from our old house and it's the open floor plan. Your antiques and blue and white pottery add so much warmth and personality to your décor. And I love that giant clam shell! I want one. hahaha

  7. Sherry, your home is gorgeous! I have always wanted to live in Fl. but it is not to be. Now that we have little Colleen, I would never move away from her:) I love all your coastal pieces and of course, the blue and whites! Where do you find the olive jars???? I would LOVE to find one.

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