Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fernandina Beach part II

Once upon a time Tom and I toured this house.  I haven't found the photos yet but I will. 

It looks like someone is starting to remodel this place, but the sign they have placed in front of the gate is just hysterical.  JB and I kind of stumbled upon this place because I took a side road to  look for a place to park.  We found a spot and we found a little gold mine on that side road.

Falling Debris, Glass and Nails.
Skull and crossbones! 

JB and I had a good laugh over it - then we trespassed and found debris, glass and nails.
Oh, I'm kidding.  We just peeked over the fence.

Across the street from the falling debris are three art galleries/gift shops.

LOVE LOVE LOVE these shops.  I purchased two pottery pieces - one from each of the shops above.  I'll show those in an upcoming episode :)

JB fell in love with several items from Gallery C, the third shop in the trio.  The steps leading up to the place were So COOL!  Paint, tissue paper, map pieces - each step was a wonderful collage.

These little dolls were so neat, but the best thing about them were the sayings that inspired the look.

The first one had something to do with tea, but I can't remember what it was.  The middle one is "Madam Blumer" because that's what it says on the little egg slicer and the third one is "You can count on me."  The one that represented JB so well was "She makes music wherever she goes" but JB didn't get that one.  She got one that spoke to her rather than described her.  It was the perfect choice.  She'll love it.

After wandering through the city, going into the stores, touching as many items as possible -I love to touch and it bothers me to no end when there's a sign that says don't touch! - we finally found the bakery and we got a cupcake.


The next day I drove JB around Jacksonville.  We went from one side to another and back again.  I showed her the Joe Motel that she'd seen on my blog, but I had never published the Chinese restaurant that was next door.

Oh she loved it!  Chopstick Charlie.

The kinda scary part of this place is that it's still open.  I would have never guessed from the outside.

Still, it's a great old sign and I love the graphics painted on the brick.

Finally, we went to the beach to walk and look for shells and ask a seagull to model for me.  I caught him mid turn and he has one webbed foot sideways and behind the other.  It's great.

I think I went to the beach three times with JB.  I think that's a record, thankfully I enjoyed each trip.  I even have a little container full of shells.

Orlando and Daytona beach are on the roster for tomorrow.

Have a great day!


Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Sounds like a great roadtrip!!! My Tom and I love to visit there. We go anytime we were in Jax. We loved to stay at an inn on Amelia Island. It started with a B. It escapes me now. I will think of it later......

Keetha Broyles said...

I LOVE those steps - - - my FAVE is that one with a row of houses. I WANT some flat wooden cut out houses JUST LIKE THAT to place above door frames in my house!

Those dolls are really cool.

Ann in the UP said...

I'm with Keepie. I love the steps. That's the fiddly kind of work I wish I had the patience to do.

In the Happiness Project prep, I'm discovered I'm happy writing---as with paper and pen, and making stuff. (With a keyboard? not so much.)

Mrs4444 said...

I LOVE the dolls!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

All the cute things you saw. I love that stairway! What a fun trip you two had!