We pulled an all-nighter to get there but once we did...wow...what a sunrise! Arriving in Destin, Florida to a gorgeous day was a nice reward after a long, 10 hour, night drive. This is the place we spent Thanksgiving, this year, and what a place it is. Thankful, thankful...beyond thankful.
Sugary white sands, crystal clear aqua seawater and balmy beautiful weather...sweet! The best part of this holiday, though, was being with family. Some of Wife Whisperer's side of the family met us there and we got to take Thing One, and his friend, with us. Unfortunately, Thing Two didn't get to make this trip. Culinary school is a demanding master and he just couldn't get away. But, Christmas is coming and he'll be with us then. I'm holding onto that.
One of my very favorite things about Destin is that one of my very favorite hunting grounds is located here. "Antiques on Holiday" is a fantastic melange of amazing treasures, like this cool skelly.
The design aesthetic here, really appeals to me...a clutter of strange and beautiful antiquities and oddities. If my brain was a room, this is what it would look like...
...complete with a bed of nails; good for those moments when penance is in order. ;)
I found my perfect workbench. Sadly, it wouldn't fit in the car...or my studio.
I did actually find something that I could haul home. I've been looking for a child's dress form for a long, long time. This one was a terrific deal...I think because it's had a few repairs done. you can see one of them on the base of the stand. That just made me love it, all the more.
Also, there is a burn on the back shoulder where someone got a little frisky with an iron. You can see the shape of it and it looks like it was one of those heavy little antique irons. I love that...it's something I would do! I have weak ironing skills.
I also picked up these amazing reproduction Belgian, ex votos.
There is so much that I'm thankful for but I just gotta tell y'all how thankful I am for you. Thank you for your incredible support for my blog, over these last 7 years (how did that much time slip by so fast?!) Thank you for following my antics on facebook, visting my pathetic little Etsy shop