My name is Cynthia and I love interior design, architecture, antiques, all things vintage, all things British (a tried and true Anglophile), a love of things that are time worn and hold secrets of days gone by. I love animals and try to respect their place in our world. I enjoying talking about the most beautiful places in the world, some exotic, some in our own neck of the woods. I love family and friends, music and movies. And most importantly, I love talking about these things with a daily dose of humor because I love to laugh and we all deserve to. So come on...let's go for a stroll.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

I will be be back

In in Florida for the Renninger's Antique show and also to see the French Nest live and in person.  Am learning so much and will be posting again later this week.  See you all soon!

Monday, November 15, 2010

The French Nest - College Park Neighborhood, Orlando Florida

It seems only fitting that my post today should feature a shop that will hopefully be holding a special place in my life in the future...not that it doesn't already.  The French Nest is located in the College Park neighborhood in Orlando, Florida.  My dear friend, Martha Cook, is one of the owners, along with Marsha Stokes, the founder, and Shelly Nelson.  Martha is my late mother's best friend.  She is very dear to me for a number of reasons, most importantly because she loved my mother as much as anyone ever has.  Martha is now one of my best friends, having welcomed me into her life the same way she did my mother many years ago.  The first person I called when I resigned from my 9-5 job last month was Martha because I knew that she would encourage me to follow my gut and to become a "picker" full time.  So, now I'm fortunate enough to be going to Florida in the morning to visit with Martha and Shelly and to see this beautiful shop, and to meet Marsha for the first time.  I will then be helping to set up their permanent booth at Renninger's Antique Show for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Could I be doing anything I love more? It's doubtful.  I am so excited for this trip, for a visit with wonderful people, and for this opportunity.  I am featuring all sorts of photos of the shop from the French Nest's Facebook page.  If they were accepting reservations for overnight stays, I have no doubt they would be booked for months in advance!

All Photos - Copyright The French Nest, Orlando, Florida

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Route 66 - in Pink

Vintage Trailer - 1950-1960's
I have always dreamed of owning a motor home and driving across America, stopping at all sorts of interesting places along the way, some well known and some not so much so.  I would meet people from all walks of life, take photos of them so that I would never forget them, and if they let me, dig through their junk to find something  to take back with me - haha!  While blogging, I found this site, Nancy's Vintage Trailers and just fell in love with this one.  All the pink and retro is just wonderful.  I would love a road trip with my girls in this sweet ride.  I can see us having strawberry margaritas, chips and dip served in a retro kitschy little serving dish, maybe with pink flamingos, and listening to some Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Patsy Cline.  Let's go!

QUESTION:  What is your feeling about campers, motor homes, trailers?  Do you travel in them? Would love to hear what you think and where you have been in a home on wheels. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT

Love the old pink radio

I might could live here!

There's that radio again

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