Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas lights...

Christmas lights at
Surroundings by Melinda

 
I love Christmas lights...
and these wonderful old lanterns create
fish swimming across the building...
can you see them?

 
How fun is it to see palm tress swaying in December...?

 
Look closely and you will see Miss Peanut
sitting on the wicker chair awaiting guests.


 
I wonder if old wooden sleds work in the sand...


 
Christmas on Sanibel Island...

 
 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

my first love

For those who are wondering about my love affair with white...
No worries
It is my first and real true love!
 
There are lots of beautiful vintage white treasures to be found at
 
 
 
From sea inspired framed art to vintage wooden kitchen caddies...

 
to a lovely assortment of doilies...

 
to porcelain and Ironstone...


 
to vintage purses...

 
and table linens...

 
to antique apparel just to name a few!

 
And with all the scraps and notions floating about...

 
I even made room for some Christmas goodies as well.

 
I hope you will find joy in visiting
 
 
And may you have a very Merry and white Christmas
wherever you may be...
 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

feeling blue...

Lots of new goodies have been added to my online shop...
 
 
here's a little peek!

 
Jars filled to the brim with sea glass...
and a sea glass inspired necklace.

 
Vintage china like this beauty...

 
And I always have to have a few old bottles
in the most lovely shades of blue...

 
There are also a few floral gems as well...

 
And I couldn't forget Christmas!
I adore these vintage glass ornaments...

 
Okay, so I have been a little blue...
feeling homesick as the holidays get closer.
But these pieces were not inspired by my mood...
they are a reflection of the surroundings here on Sanibel Island.
It may not be the traditional winter I am used to of the North...
but it sure is a lovely place to be!