Friday, March 19, 2010

A Fun Day



I woke up this morning and my sister handed me a cup of steaming hot coffee....
...we sat out on the lanai and looked out over the pool and beyond to the golf course...



...this is the life!



I took a quick picture of this little treasure that I found at the thrift store yesterday afternoon...
...I can never pass up old velvet...especially old blue velvet.
Do you know what this little piece is?
My guess is that it is an incense burner. What do you think?



After breakfast we picked up my parents and drove out to Ft. De Soto Beach...
...a beautiful natural beach in the South Pasadena area...













It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed spending time in the sun and sea with my Mom and Dad.



Just as we were leaving I looked down and found this lucky sand dollar!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
We hope to do some more thrifting tomorrow and perhaps a flea market or two...
Take care!
:)

42 comments:

Lemondrop Marie said...

Oh how wonderful to see those sights for the day, love the sanddollar find. It's been so long since I found one whole like that!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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House and Garden Boutique said...

Oh, what a beautiful site......the beach and a golf course view!!! Loved the photo of the shells......so want to run my fingers thru the sand! It was finally 70 here in Atlanta today....so we are getting closer!

Tins and Treasures said...

What a perfect setting for your morning coffee!

Happy Weekend ~Natalie

Chrissy said...

Sounds like heaven on earth!! Enjoy!!! talk to you soon,x0x0x0

DustyLu said...

Gorgeous sea shell..Wow, and a lucky sand dollar..The water is so beautiful! ~lulu

beth gales said...

Love love love the sand dollar and so wish I could be at a beach right now....have agreat time, family is where it's at. Enjoy the weekend.

north pal said...

that would be my dream of sea shell hunting. i would love those treasures. i'm sure i would have a tough time choosing as would think each them has something to offer tome. so........i'm sure i would return with way too many,but that's the idea,right? Bestest,Denise

Jacqueline said...

Very, very envious, Laura. It looks lovely and warm.The beach looks wonderful....and very deserted.
I'm so pleased that you are having a great time. XXXX

Rosemary said...

Hi Laura,
That was a fun day. Love the fact that you found a sand dollar. Not sure what your new treasure is, but it's cool.
Glad you are having such fun.
Rosemary

Pearl said...

Beautiful pictures! Wish I was there. I love the shot of the schells.

Alicia said...

A treasure trove of memories & goodies are blessing your path!!! I agree...incense burner & its fabulous. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Laura,
About the Castle? You wanted us to tell you what it is...Could it be a CASTLE for the bottom of a FISH TANK? LOL!! I guess I really don't know what it could be but a guess!!

The day of relaxing and collecting, and the adventure of the beachy day is a day to envy.

See you soon here or ove at my site :)
"Dore"

Linda said...

What a lovely day- the beach looks just wonderful! How fun to shell hunt!

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh how I love white sand! Ours is just brownish. I agree... incense burner... great find! (:

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Laura
Well the beach looks wonderful... and all those delicious shells.. I would be filling my bag with them... Looks like you are having a fantastic trip and enjoying your time with your sister.. Hope she liked the napkins you gave her.. sure she did... Take care. and have fun xxx Julie

LouBoo said...

Ohh seeing pictures of Florida just makes my heart ache, I spent so much time there as a child. We tried to get a flight there this Easter from the UK but they are all sold out! :-(

Looks like you are having a wonderful time...

judi said...

Wow...the size of that sand dollar is amazing! Oh how I'm looking forward to warm weather..great pics too.
Glad that you're enjoying a restful, relaxing time.
~judi ;)

LiLi M. said...

Ah Florida, the sun...you lucky girl!
I would think this is a souvenir, meant to put on your deks, as a presse papier if you wish. I personally wouldn't design anything that combiness fabric and burning. I googled Mekka but discovered the mosque over there is a tad too large, so it will be elsewhere. Not the Aya Sophia in Istanbul either, but it might be one of the others over there. Have fun!

Mayflower said...

Hello Laura, what a beautiful place for a cup of coffee, your pictures are so beautiful and I love the sanddollar.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Lovely greetings, Mea

manon 21 said...

Magnifique endroit!
Chanceuse....

A kiss from Paris.

Manon

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A VACATION!

Theresa said...

Thanks a lot Laura! Now I want to go to the beach, I am gonna tell my husband it's your fault, hehe. Enjoy the day and have the most fun ever!

Floss said...

It sounds and looks wonderful! I remember finding sand dollars on similar beaches as a child, although many of them broke apart as I picked them up. They are wonderful things. Have a great day tomorrow.

It's me said...

Hi Laura

May i say that i am a little bit jealous??....

enjoy your weekend hugs from me

Mélanie said...

Love your finds : the sand dollar is fantastic and your incense burner is beautiful. Thanks for taking us with you to this beautiful beach

Eileen @ Star's Fault said...

I can almost smell the salt air....

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Oh man you're killing me here! That just looks so relaxing. I love beaches when there are no people on them...is that bad thing to say?
The sparkle in the water with the shell just blew me away!
Have a great time!
xxx

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What a beautiful day...makes me miss the beach.

Chatelaine said...

Aw, the beach. Can't wait for Summer! How nice to spend some time at the beach.

missy said...

AWESOME shots!!!!!!!!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Laura that truly is the life. Such fabulous fun, sun, family & sand. Life is good.

Thanks for sharing all your lovely photos. Happy shopping x

daniela rota nodari said...

Bonjour,
Bonne Printemps!!!!
J'Adore ton Blog!!!
Yam your follower!!!
Kisses :)

Daniela "Dream Shabby Chic" Milano

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a wonderful day and how lucky to find an unbroken sand dollar!

Lana of Honeysuckle Lane said...

I enjoyed strolling on the beach with you (even if only virtually!). That little velvet find is certainly a treasure!

Uncanny Festoon said...

I could almost smell the scent of the ocean...thanks for taking me along on your beautiful day.


Joy...................always

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Oh this was torture! I am looking at snow on the ground!!!! What a lovely little find - who could pass up velvet like that?

Bon Weekend!
-Angela
www.parisiennefarmgirl.blogspot.com

Ange said...

I think that sparkling seashell has stolen my heart. Pleased to see you are having such a wonderful time...

Ange
xx

Jeannette said...

It looks and sounds like heaven!
And that picture of parents is wonderful...one can see that they are having so much fun.
Have a great time!
A big hug, Jeannette

carpe diem said...

... Disfruta de tu familia .... tienes suerte de tenerla!
Un abrazo, Olga

vosges paris said...

I can only dream about ever in my life walking on a beach like that... and that sand dollar .... what a beauty!

La Dolfina said...

Your treasure is wonderful!!!
I adore it so much...
What a lovely time you are having, I'm so happpy for you :)

Jeanine DeNitto said...

i see a comment about something in blue velvet...but don't see a picture of it where it appears there should be one!! what am i missing?