Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I Want to Lead You Down the Right Path

Would you like to come along with me to the beach today? Follow this path to Anna Marie Island.
Do you have your Sunscreen on?
I have to tell you it is pretty hot here in Florida today so let's go get something to drink. Where should we go? Do you ever find yourself asking questions like that when you are on vacation? Do you ever find yourself asking the question and then learning too late of several places that you should have gone to. Well, I have and that is why I love to tell people about the places that I have discovered, like this one, Ginny's and Jane's at the old IGA in Anna Marie Island.

I knew when I stepped in the door and saw this that I was in for a treat. It wasn't just a great gift shop it was a funky fun shop and I would have loved to have purchased several things there. There were great Coastal furnishings and decor, artwork,cool gifts a bakery and an internet cafe. Nicely packaged don't ya think?

Hubby wants me to get a bathing suit like this one. I will have to say that her hair looks better than mine after I come out of the water.

Weathered, vintage, coastal and colorful furnishings are all around the shop.

We ate the best quiche and shared an incredible dessert.
This is Marcia, the store manager. When I asked her to stand by her favorite thing in the shop she ran over and stood up on the couch by this great picture.
Mona Lisa gone Coastal!
How great is that.
For more Waterside Wednesday fun go to Barbara Jacksier's blog
Have Fun


I'm Julia said...

What a fun little spot. All that & quiche too!

Happy Waterside Wednesday :-)
Julia @ Drawn to the Sea

Carolyn said...

That looks like a great spot if I ever get to Florida I will know some great places to go,thanks to you.

Take care,


Queen B. said...

Oh you know I adore your post and pictures !!!!!
THanks for stopping by my cozy kitchen ! See you next week.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh, what a wonderful shop...and I'm loving that Mona Lisa gone coastal!!hahehe

Have a great day and please do drop in for a visit when you have moment!


June said...

Hi Becky, I dare you on the swimsuit! I love seeing where others go and what they see, so this is a treat. What a cute shop. I love the Mona Lisa too.
Sounds like so much fun, where can I meet you?


Looks like a great shop!! I have been out of town for a lil bit so I missed your last post, what a great buy, it would look great as a head/foot board but the garage project is stunning, now where will that garage be, at your cottage in Alabama, wherever it is it's going to be so pretty!

Lisa said...

What a great walk on the beach! Thanks for taking us along!!
Hugs, Lisa

Barbara Jacksier said...

Thanks so much for joining Waterside Wednesdays. Now, you're entered in my Little Fishie giveaway.

Barbara Jacksier said...

And thanks for the introduction to Ginny and Jane's. Mona has a great reason to smile... she's living by the beach!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Oh how exciting, I am you 100th follower!

I also live in Tampa Bay, Florida, but have never been to Anna Marie Island. Now I know where to go for some fun shopping as soon as this weather cools off.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful spot! I would love to visit there.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Hopefully someday I'll be able to make it to Florida!! That shop looks adorable!

Jane said...

I love Ana Maria Island!!! It certainly has changed over the years.
Ginny's and Jane E's is so cute! Guess there is another road trip in the making...

Would you believe that my daddy had a grand adventure off that island? When he was 12, he and his buddy left on their little boat and did not return for 3 days...they were caught in a storm and found a small atoll on which to wait it out. When they returned, is was like the return of the prodigal son...until the punishment began!!! The old homestead is long gone...washed away by a long-ago hurricane.

Jane @ Artfully Graced

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Becky,
Just wanted to say Hi.....I have been thinking about you.....so I thought I would tell you....the walk looks like fun and the shop is so cute.....I love when I find a new store....around here there are disappearing one at a time...I guess its the economy..I feel things are for sure getting better....hope that means new little shops will start popping up.....I miss you my friend...hope all is well with you...
Mo ;-)

Nezzy said...

Thanks for taking this Ozarks farm chick out of the hills and to the beach. Love the water and I also enjoyed my walk through your beautiful blog. God bless your summer day!

Cindy said...

Very cute post. Love it! Hugs, Cindy S

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a fun place!!
LOL about your comment on *helping* each other...I think we would just trade "junque" and then where would I be?! It really is the hardest part of this whole business thing...managing the inventory. I'm not sure there is a solution, esp. if I'm going to have sales at my home. Don't know...
Have a good evening and that picture on the other blog of your baby daughter is just precious!

seanymph said...

I havent been to Anna Maria Island in yrs. It was beautiful tho when I was there. I had friends who lived on the island. They have since moved to Bradenton. But I never forgot that place. How lucky that you can be there.

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