Sunday, April 3, 2011

It Just Goes to Show You...

...you can live in a state for 35 years and still end up in places you never knew existed and the whole world opens up and changes!

What a gem we found in Anna Maria Island, just south of Bradenton, Florida.



Started out with a cute little motel (dog friendly, I might add)









Yes, Virginia, there is a bathroom that's smaller than the one we have at home.  (But very nicely done!)




Progressed to awesome restaurants and shops, or in this case a restaurant/shop that I know will appeal to many of you vintagey, shabby, chic, antiquey types. 










Funny Signs..















Lots of pretty little houses and cottages.












Beaches and sunsets...







Not to mention topping it all off with a wedding in a small chapel, followed by a beachside reception that was just as perfect as the couple who just tied the knot.






Congratulations to Heather and Scott!




10 comments:

Linda said...

This looks like a lovely area...charming cottages, beautiful beaches!

Mr. Connor said...

Great ! You found another gem in Florida. This will be a " I want to go back there" ~ right ? Glad everyone had a good time.

KarenSue said...

That's it! And the weather was perfect!
Great post....

Kit said...

What a great place to visit! And see that wheel with the dishes? I am making one of those this summer. Can I borrow the pict? Kit

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Wow that looks amazing!! When I get to come back to Florida you must show me and the sisters & Mom around!!

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Gorgeous, I have already told my Dad that the next time we visit Florida that I will have you make me a places to visit guide!

Stacey Steimle said...

what a beautiful place and congrats to Heather and Scott.

Nick said...

Somewhere I've been meaning to visit - thanks for the reminder.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I never tire of seeing lovely morning glories.

Best wishes to the happy couple!

Mr. Tennis said...

I'm ready to head back to AMI!