About a week ago, sister Lynn and I had the pleasure of visiting
9249 Lazy Lane, Tampa Florida 33614
Phone: (813) 931-9307
From the moment we stepped inside we were enthralled with all that this sophisticated and elegant shop had to offer.
There were rooms of lovely furnishings, unique jewelry,
fashion accessories and decorative home accessories ...
... all arranged in artful and creative vignettes.
Truly, there was something for everyone.
Lynn and I picked up some pretty papers and a gift or two.
I also bought a copy of the book Vintage by Nina
which I am enjoying.
The most gorgeous Bella Notte linens were on display.
Oh, I wish I was in a position to buy a load of these beauties!
There were vintage items mixed in with new home decor.
Those velvets...so luxurious!
There were lovely original oil paintings and other art work
and many vignettes included gorgeous silk flower arrangements.
In fact, there were rooms full of high quality, realistic
and beautifully colored silk flowers...
...every kind imaginable.
Robyn Story Designs is a stockist for Annie Sloan Chalk paints.
They also carry Artisan Enhancements by Aloha Coatings.
This product line included Transfer Gel, Easy Crackle, Crackle Tex,
Leaf & Foil Size, Fine Stone, Pearl Plaster and Clear Topcoat.
Robyn, herself, was there and took the time to demonstrate
the application of many of the products.
She shared many of her tried and true techniques and tips.
I bought several Annie Sloan brushes and a few tins of the
Gilders Paste which is a wax based medium
that comes in many colors and is used to highlight.
I can't wait to try it with my Annie Sloan Chalk paints
on some new projects at home.
I plan on doing quite a bit of painting this spring!
Let's hope I follow through on those plans!
Additionally they carry Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paints
which I have not tried yet but hear good things about too!
The spring time vignettes in this wonderful boutique
were full of charming bunnies!
I love bunnies. :)
There was an abundance of lighting choices
and some fabulous chandeliers that took my breath away.
Robyn couldn't have been friendlier or more gracious.
She really was generous with her time,
her design knowledge and her painting tips.
Other staff members were friendly and attentive too!
Everywhere we looked, there was inspiration...
...creativity and artful ideas were in each arrangement.
I enjoyed our visit here so much and am grateful to my sister Lynn who, after meeting Robyn at last November's Fancy Flea in Lakeland...sought out the boutique in Tampa.
She knew I would love it and brought me back!
As an added and delightful bonus we also met Becky
who just happened to stop in as we were leaving!
By the way...
...the next Fancy Flea in downtown Lakeland, FL
will be April 6th from 9 to 4.
I highly recommend it!
I will be heading north on Wednesday...
...it is the first day of spring so New York....take note!
Looking forward to seeing my family and friends, spring flowers and of course, my very own Mr. Flea!
Oh!...and a very Happy Birthday today to my son Dan!
...the best son ever!
Dad is doing well...thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
We are truly grateful for your well wishes.
Hoping things are good for YOU!