Sunday, August 2, 2015

Seashore Vacation and Antiques!

Hello everyone,
Back in June my family and I went to Destin, Florida for a week. Below is the view from our 16th floor condo. Such a beautiful sight and beautiful sounds from our balcony!


I won't bore you too much by showing too many vacation photos but thought you might enjoy seeing our nautical decorated bedroom...


and a cute little vignette on the entertainment center in the living room...


Below is the view of the seashore from the swimming pool. We spent a lot of time there (on the beach), as you can imagine.


In between spending time at the shore, we went to Bass Pro Shop...


and had fun photographing the kids with this big ol' thing... (fake of course)


had some wonderful seafood at The Crab Trap, well actually the food made me sick, but anyway!


And of course I got to see some beautiful antiques!! The highlight of my week!
We went to two places, here are a few things from the first place that caught my eye,
a beautiful antique walnut bed...


this sweet little alabaster cherub statue...


a clam full of seashells, which I adore!


and a beautiful etched mirror.


Even more things caught my eye at this second place! It was just wonderful! It was called Antiques on Holiday. What a cute name right?


View as we came down from the second floor...


Lots of beautiful chandeliers, oil paintings,


gilt mirrors, WHITE PEACOCK feathers!!! $450 for those in that brass urn!


This pretty French piece, I forget what you call it...


and these guys caught my eye, (and a closer look at the piece from the above photo).


More wonderful gilt mirrors,


this beautiful peacock jardiniere stand...


more gilt mirrors and oil paintings,


lots and lots of Victorian glass domes, but without the contents! Shoot!! I wanted a bird dome!


And this gorgeous armoire! Believe me, I wanted it all!! But no, I did not buy anything...


but I did come home with precious memories and lots of seashells from our wonderful vacation, and that is enough for me!


See the sweet little embroidered mermaid? I wish I could say that I bought her at one of those Florida antique shops, but I did not.


Thank you so much for your visit and have a great week!

I want to thank Kathy over at HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY for featuring my Historic River Town post.
And Jill over at LET'S TALK VINTAGE for featuring my chocolate cake on my latest finds and a blog win post.

I am joining the following parties for this week...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jill
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY  with Kathy
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Paula
FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY with Courtney
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry

20 comments:

  1. Looked like you had beautiful weather! The antiques looked wonderful, I want that chandelier you had a photo of!

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  2. Great photos of you and your family. I like seeing vacation pictures. I post mine so family can see them that do not live close by.
    Beautiful white sand and emerald colored water, looks like all of you had a good time.
    Like the peacock vase and the brass urn will probably be around for some time at that price. I do like brass but not at that price, the etched mirror is gorgeous.
    Terrible to get sick eating out on vacation especially.
    Both the grands and my son got sick after vacationing in Florida. I just got a very bad headache.
    You have some very nice shells collected. Like you I do like collecting shells and displaying them. I like to collect rocks as souveniers too.

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  3. It looks like you had a wonderful getaway, with all the right ingredients!
    What a beautiful beach, the sand is so white!
    I would have drooled over those antique shops too...the gilt mirrors being especially tempting.
    Well, I hope you are enjoying being home, with lots of fresh ideas - they, at least, are free!!

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  4. Oh Gina what a great family vacation for you.
    You have such a good looking family and of course you are cute as a button. LOL
    I would have loved to go through that antique mall it really has some gorgeous things in it. I seen a few things I would have liked in my house.
    Back to the beach it looked wonderful and the view from your room was pretty also.
    Thanks for sharing with us

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  5. Hope you had a great time. I see a lot of pretty things I'd want to buy if I had been there.

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  6. What a fantastic trip. The views and scenery are just breathtaking. I always enjoy seeing your sweet and beautiful family too. How fun that you were able to sneak in some antiquing on your vacation too. Happy August!

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  7. You didn't say where you were, but it looks like Destin to me. I grew up in that area along the Gulf Coast. No matter where it was, it looks like you had a wonderful time!

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  8. Oops! Now I scrolled back up and saw . . . Destin. I'm blind first thing in the morning!

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  9. Gina,
    Loved seeing all the beautiful antiques!! Stunning!! Looks like you had a great time!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  10. Loved all the Victorian domes, but like you I would want them to have the original contents!
    Michele

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  11. What a lovely place to stay! I adore the antique mirrors. A happy new follower via Ivy & Elephants...Mimi xxx

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  12. Hello Gina,
    Thank you for taking us on all these wonderful trips with you. I feel refreshed as if I was there with you and your beautiful family. I went all the way back to Christmas to make sure I was up to date and I'm so impressed with your sense of details in everything you do. How nice to you visited Richard. All these antique places you show us, my gosh, how I wish I was there with you. Thank you so much. Your blog is delightful.
    Anyes

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  13. Ahhhh, the beach in Florida! Beautiful. And those antiques! Such stunning pieces. Looks like you had a great time!

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  14. Oh what fun! Destin is one of my favorite vacation places. The water is so beautiful and I love 2 of their antique shops and the putlet mall too....Christine

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  15. Oh wow, now that's my kind of trip and fun! Love everything, such amazing things! The shops are heavenly, I would bee there for hours! Beautiful images too.
    Have a great weekend.
    FABBY

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  16. Fun, fun! Love the antique bed! Thanks for taking us along and for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  17. Gina, what a beautiful place to spend a vacation! The nautical theme was super fun. Glad you got to visit a couple of antique shops. Lots of eye candy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. Oh!! That mermaid linen is fabulous!!! What a great find!! I would have devoured that! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  19. hey how did I miss that place? My sons and their wife's live in PCB. I love Destin,Rosemary Beach and all up 30A. Will be leaving in November to spend a month with the kids. I will have to scout this shop out. I scour the south from NOLA to MS. for finds. The south is not like SoCalif at all!!
    Glad you all had a great time, we'll until you ate out.

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  20. hey how did I miss that place? My sons and their wife's live in PCB. I love Destin,Rosemary Beach and all up 30A. Will be leaving in November to spend a month with the kids. I will have to scout this shop out. I scour the south from NOLA to MS. for finds. The south is not like SoCalif at all!!
    Glad you all had a great time, we'll until you ate out.

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