Lani, who likes flamingos and kitschy paint-by-numbers art.
I love them like crazy!
My crafty splurge of the week was this expensive set of washi tapes in a bird theme; we all know how I feel about birds.
along the freedom trail, we stopped in an outdoor market set up that has been the site of commerce for a few hundred years. There were some street artists selling their wares...
and so I had to honor the tradition by ordering a silver wire necklace for myself!
Dennis and I shopped late one afternoon at the award-winning San Sebastian winery in St. Augustine, while Ben stayed at the hotel and spent time on the computer.
There is a whole "old town" section of St. Augustine with cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants to explore, too!
I found one mixed media artists co op that I especially loved:
a piece I LOVED in their window display; I didn't take photos inside but you can click on their store link above for their website and more photos. I will definitely be back next time I'm in St. Augustine!
I loved the whole neighborhood, with its old homes, revamped shops, and mini-Santa Fe feeling!
Many of the oldest buildings were constructed with coquina shell bricks...
so if you look closely at walls you can see the tiny sea shells in the bricks.
I liked all the old iron everywhere, too. (This one looked like a letter "J".)
This is the reverse of the display.
While we didn't spend a lot of money in the shops, we sure did patronize all the fine eateries and enjoy seafood and local cuisine.
After long days of beach combing and sight seeing, it was so pleasant to go back to the hotel, freshen up, get dinner and then stroll around in the warm evenings! I could live in St. Augustine!