We're enjoying the last bit of warm temps here in Florida, before we head home.
The town of Venice quickly became a favorite of mine. It was about an hour drive from us. I would have loved just staying there the entire trip!
It's right on the Gulf, and the beaches are amazing. In town you will find many beautiful upscale shops (read: expensive!!).
The home decor stores all had a wonderful beachy/coastal vibe that I loved so much.
Wouldn't you just love to take a bubble bath in this incredible shell encrusted clawfoot tub?
I was drooling over these aqua tinted starfish!
At $10 a piece, I had to pass them up, though!!
Plenty of mermaids!
Venice of course has many Italian themed restaurants and shops, as well as Italian named streets.
The shop below was filled to the brim with beautiful ceramics, straight from Italy. It made hubby and I think of our trip to the Amalfi Coast 1 1/2 years ago.
More coastal treasures.
And another one of my favorite stores.
Notice the pink wood shutters on either side of their window?
And this adorable pink bike with the basket and flowers made me smile!
Gorgeous glass hearts.
I was totally drooling over the shell covered creations. Everything from lamps, picture frames, urns, mirrors and furniture was embellished with them! Love!
Sorry for the blurry photo, below. I just had to show you this gorgeous mirror. Notice the crystal chandelier in its reflection? Wow!
Sweet stone cherubs and oh so soft drool worthy linens.
Shabby Coastal Chic!!
The ruffles make me happy!
And looking out on the main street of down town, Venice Ave. Cloudless blue skies and the tallest palm trees made for a wonderful day!
Thanks so much for joining me on my little outing!