Thursday, June 10, 2010

Let's visit Micanopy!

After we spent the day at Cross Creek,

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we stopped in Micanopy to walk around and shop!

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Photos taken on the drive...

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Some of the movie, Cross Creek was set in Micanopy. Another movie shot here was Doc Hollywood featuring Michael J. Fox. We want to watch that again soon, too! (And yes I take photos out my side window going 60 mph! lol)

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Let me crop myself out now....heehee! Ahhh...much better!

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Kim at the Daisy Cottage has done some wonderful posts on Micanopy and there's even a link to her blog on the Welcome to Micanopy website!

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We walked the small downtown.....going into antique stores and book shops...

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And the very best store of all was The Shop !

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Oh, the things you will see!

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So many amazing things made with shells!

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I couldn't see everything...

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the shop is so full of treasures!

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I bought this precious little metal bird...

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and hope to go back when I am in the shopping mood!

This is all I bought...I must have been VERY tired! lol

He's been hopping all over the house....

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Thanks for your comments on the fun we've had here in Florida!

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Enjoy your day! island

24 comments:

Jackie said...

Great photos! Thanx for sharing!

Becky said...

Oh the shops look so fun! I told my daughter to bring me back some seashells when she returns from her trip to Myrtle Beach.I cant wait I have so many ideas for them.

Happy Thursday Diane!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love that little town! If I knew you were going there I would have told you to look for a really COLORFUL house near the edge of town....she has a mosaic sign I made hanging on her fence....

Here is a link to it:
http://lavenderhillstudio.blogspot.com/2008/09/signs-signs-everywhere-signs.html

Ruth Welter said...

What lovely photos and what a beautiful tour of this quaint town.
Ruth

Heaven's Walk said...

There's nothing like those wonderfully beach little shops in Florida, is there?! Can't get enough of them to be sure. Those shell encrusted treasures are just breathtaking. I would'ave bought them all to take home! :)

Enjoying your blog and will be joyfully following!

Hugs ~

laurie@heavenswalk

KarenHarveyCox said...

Thank you for the tour, what a gorgeous drive to a fabulous place. Thanks for the links too, I just clicked on there and saw the lovely things. I love shells, and what better place to find treasures made with them than Florida.

Karen

Stacey said...

I've seen pictures here and there of that little town. Maybe even in Southern Living. Looks like so much fun!

Cyndi said...

Those are great pics, Diane. I am definitely going to have to add Micanopy to the places I want to visit on my next Florida trip! Thanks for sharing!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Debbie said...

Oh my...that looks like seashell heaven! I would have gone bonkers in there!
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Debbie@houseatthelake

It's Just Dottie said...

I have never been to Florida . I just never thought about it. I have now. You have opened my eyes to what a treasure it is. Speaking of treasure the seashells in the shop are gorgeous. I would have wanted everything. I loved the seashell wreath. I think I will make one !!!
Dottie

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Creative Carmelina said...

well your photography makes this journey a visual delight for me...i really love a well told story through the eyes of a camera!

all those shells! wow!
and your little bird is adorable!

thanks for stopping in to see me..and I'm glad that you found a small dose of inspiration at my blog!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

JG said...

It's always fun to see objects made from shells.

What a find - your metal bird. It is so cute!

Maya said...

Nothing like it around where I live! Love the framed sea fan, so stunning!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a fabulous store! I've never seen so many things made with shells before! What a beautiful place!

Manuela

Dianne said...

I've been through Micanopy, but have never spent the day there. Mt. Dora is another one of those lovely little Florida towns with shops! And as much as I know about my home state... I never knew that's where Doc Holiday was filmed! Go figure!

lila said...

What a fun little town and the shop is wonderful! I like the shells and mermaids!
The little bird is so much fun to have hopping around your house!

Becca said...

Lovely photos! I really love the big dark thunder clouds in the sky! I rarely get to see that. Looks like a great time. ;-)

cynthialeedesigns said...

What great photos! Love the one of the old barn!! Micanopy looks like a very charming town...and the shop looks wonderful. Love the little bird that you got...too cute!!
~Cindy~

Itch2stitch.com said...

Micanopy looks brilliant, I wish I could go there, a bit far away for me! Ha ha! But it looks wonderful, especially that shop! I love the little bird, so cute! Have a happy weekend! Suzie xxx

Daisy Cottage said...

Good Morning!!!!

AWESOME photos!!! I loved seeing them and I'm so happy that you had a lovely visit..... it is the quaintest little town, isn't it? I really need to get back there. One day, for sure!!! I could stay in the book store alone for hours.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend sweet one.


Love,
Kim

Vee said...

That looks like a wonderful visit to a quaint town. I didn't know such existed in Florida. I take pictures at 60mph, too, but not like those. Wow!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the old weathered barn and the shop full of shell gifts! Such a scenic and interesting place to visit.

Jans Creations said...

I love your little bird and I have one simular that I found in an antique shop in AZ. I later discovered that its head twists off and you can hide a little something inside.