Mt. Dora is a sweet little town full of antique shops, boutiques and restaurants. Back in 1981, it was painted pink for the movie "Honky Tonk Freeway". I remember that we had been in Altamonte Springs shopping and drove through on the way home to see for ourselves- and it was quite a sight! No computer photo-shopping back then, so they truly did paint it all! BTW, I can't be old enough to have owned a car like those in the picture! They look antique!!! Oh, I guess they are! And, I guess I am!!!
The town was still decorated for Christmas, the air was crisp, the sky was a brilliant blue and everything was perfect-just what I would call a celebration of the highest magnitude! After I had done all of my snooping, I remembered that I had my camera in the car and snapped a few shots just in one small area. It will give you a bit of a feel for the town-kind of a shrunken Savannah!
As I said, just the fact that my husband and I were together on this beautiful day and that he is feeling better than ever and just got glowing cardiological results was present enough for me but when he said "look for some little treasure", this beauty jumped right out at me! I found it in my favorite little home decor boutique, "Piece of Mine".
I really am not sure why I am always attracted to olive jars and urns-I have more than my share but this one spoke to me. And, it has some "presence", will go with my multitude of PB jars and it is green! As I have told you, I always think of color when I shop-not to match my decor but to match a holiday or season-as, my home is hardly ever just decor but almost ALWAYS seasonal or holiday decor. Green will work for spring, late summer with the sunflowers, St. Pat's Day, autumn (mixed with the reds, oranges, golds and browns) and Christmas. My only regret is that I don't think it will be in my decorating any time the next month as I will go to Valentine's Day after Christmas and can't find a way to fit in that lovely green!
We are actually off to Gainesville today to shop for a new mattress. I can't tell you how much it hurts me to spend so much money on something no one will see (still waiting for granite in the kitchen and a master bath re-do, but, once again I digress), but we currently have a Sleep Number bed and as much as we have enjoyed it, it is time for a change. Off to see what we can find with a stop at the new Trader Joes and then the Fresh Market to see if they have their Valentine coffee flavors in yet-what is wrong with me? (Rhetorical question Kristin!) Stay tuned.