Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mt. Dora, Florida - continued

I loved this little studio, The Painter's Daughter.  There was an art gallery upstairs, and downstairs there were antiques intermixed with new clothes and accessories.
The outside of the gallery had some very interesting plants along the sidewalk area...

metal corn in the garden...
and a beautiful basket on the entry steps.

This sign also greeted us as we entered the gallery.
"She" was right inside the door...and upon further investigation I noted a quote on her hat.
Interesting, don't you think?

There are many wonderful shops jammed full of gift items
You hardly know where to look!
...this room was full of "beach" stuff!
The shop owners are happy and helpful!  Makes it easy to spend your money! HA!!
One of the things I find most "odd" in Florida is the amount of shells for sale in many of the antique malls.  Really?  Antique shells?
I thought this cute little "vignette" was very "beachy"! 

There is a wonderful clock repair shop in the old hotel downtown.  So many to choose from, along with watches and other table top clocks.

This was one of the only antique stores open on a Tuesday afternoon. 

I think this lampshade was my favorite find of the day.  I took a picture of the three images on the shade.

Too bad it was so large...
Just knew I couldn't stuff it into an already full suitcase!

All in all...we had a great day in Mount Dora.  RT was able to join us for the day, so not only did Peter enjoy taking pictures of all the great old architecture in the town, RT and I were able to roam in and out of all the shops and look as long as we liked.  
 So...if you are in the "region" be sure and make a trip to Mount Dora, Florida.  Great "small town" with friendly people!