Thursday, April 4, 2013

Refreshed, Centered and Ready for Spring

Missi and Dave
I just returned from a wonderful month in Florida.  I got to spend two weeks with my sister Missi and brother-in-law, Dave at their home in Vero Beach.  It was the longest visit we have had since the 1990's!!  Loved it all.

Me with Kathy
My best friend Kathy and her husband, Dan, hosted me for 10 days at the gorgeous Florida home in Deland.  What fun we had.  She took me to see Wicked in Orlando, and a great Stevie Nicks concert in Deland.  We laughed, cried, shared memories and SHOPPED, SHOPPED, SHOPPED!!!!

Vicki and I
My sister arranged a surprise visit with my best friend from the 1960's - Vicki.  Missi and I met her at Bok Tower in central Florida, and had a terrific lunch and toured this beautiful location together.  What fun it was!

Old window with map of France
Back to the SHOPPING....I spotted this beautiful inspiration piece in downtown Deland with Kathy.  My vintage booth is "The French Hen", so this idea will be well recieved by all my shoppers in Rockville!

Some of my Florida picks
Here are some of the fabulous picks I did with my sister, Missi.  Take a close look at my sweet finds from various thrift shops, Goodwills and yard sales in Vero and the surrounding cities.  Gosh - - I had no idea my Florida trip would be so productive.  We shopped so much that Missi's back went out.  Ouch!!  I have that effect of lots of my shopping companions.  Sorry, Missi!

I also got some fabulous items at the yearly yard sale at Missi's community building.  Don't you just love these chippy vintage finds?  Gosh - - what a buzz!

Tickets from my sister to Les Miserables!
The morning of my 62nd birthday, Missi had this sitting in the kitchen for me when I got up at my usual 5am to get my coffee.  Yep - those are tickets she bought for me to see Les Mis with her in Vero Beach.  It was a fabulous production, with the best Jean Valjean performance I've ever seen (and I've seen it in Indianapolis, Washington DC and London!!!)

We also went to the Magestic Theater and saw an amazing movie - - "Silver Linings Playbook."  If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it.  One of the best movies I've seen in years.  If you're heart isn't thumping out of your chest in the last 10 minutes of this movie, then you're not alive.  Grab a girlfriend or your guy and go.  You won't regret it!

So here's a picture of me at my last dinner in Florida - at the Lobster Shanty in Vero.  I can truly say that this trip helped me reset my attitude, and sharpened my focus.  My husband was so generous to let me leave cold, snowy Indiana for a wonderful adventure. I'm so lucky to be married to him - - and it was the best birthday present this 62 year old has ever been given!
Thanks Deano!!!

And thanks Florida!!!  Ahh.....


The Polka Dot Closet said...

so glad you had a great visit here in Florida. Deland is such a great little town. Do you know I have never been to the Bok tower...YIKES.

You all come back now ...You hear


Harvest Moon said...

Carol: We loved visiting Bok Tower, and we also toured the Buck house (admission paid for both). In error on this update, I posted that I was 62 in all these photos - - and I'm only 61 (waited for my 62nd so I can draw my early social security). Goofy me! Claudia

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my sons graduation you said it perfect...Give them roots and wings!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

I just wanted to stop in and thank you for your very sweet comment on my blog. I love what I do buy comments like yours are the frosting on the cake!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!