Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bunnies, Chicks and Mermaids?

I found a ‘new’ store this week, Hearth & Home! They have been there for 3 years but I had never stopped by to shop. And it was full of surprises. The Spring displays drew me into the store but what will bring me back again…and again… are the seashells and ocean related items.

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Oh, they had some beautiful things I would love to have!

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This would be on the TOP of my list!

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It’s a bronze sculpture of a mermaid and a dolphin.

The little turtle is part of the sculpture, too!

The ladies were all so nice and I enjoyed taking photos of the store.

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So what did I buy?

Just a couple of pretty things…

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a ‘Beach Baby’ bar of soap and one seashell.

I can’t WAIT to go back!

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Have you ever walked into a store and it was totally different than you expected? It’s fun to find a new favorite store!

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Sunny Simple Sunday,

Gratitude Sunday,

 Sundays in my City

and Mosaic Monday,!

62 comments:

TheRustyThimble said...

That bronze is Beautiful Diane

I never seem to go shopping but to the grocery store, I am so ready for some warm weather, I believe I will take a day off and go scout out the little surrounding towns and shops.

I fear I will enjoy it so much I won't want to return home :)

HUGS have a great day
Brenda

Anastasia Fedorova said...

Very nice store! They have so many cute things for home! I love the mermaid and the soap bar with a girl picture! :)

Hillcresthome Prims said...

D, I love the new shop that you found and the goodies that you bought!
Happy Sunshine Day.
Hugs,
Tricia

Vicky said...

I'd LOVE to have the time to go shopping again! 'One of these days' I keep telling myself! Guess I'll have to vicariously shop through you! Love the Nautical Decor!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

It's me said...

Yes i have !! what a great store !!!...enjoy your sunday darling...love Ria...xxx...

Donna said...

What fun to explore a new store!

NanaDiana said...

What a great store. Wish I lived close enough to visit it in person- xo Diana

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

fun. i love finding shops you can stay in a long while.

i love the new header shot. the hubby & i need to get out in our kayaks again soon. miss it. just to cold. spring please come along soon. we miss you. ( :

Stacey said...

I just love to walk into stores that are wonderful like that! Looks like a fun place.

Ellie VanCaster said...

Oh I am so happy there is not one of those stores near me-truth be told, I am sad there is not one near me.
Just love looking at pretties.
Have a good Sunday.

maddyrose said...

I haven't found any new shops to explore and am bored with all of the old ones. It would be great to find a shop like this one in my area. I'd have to buy the mermaid, she would be too hard to resist.

Jemma said...

This looks like a great way to spend an afternoon with some great girlfriends and coffee!! I see some lampshades that need a home!

jody said...

always fun to get out and check out a new store! looks like a fun one! enjoy your day!

Susan said...

I've not seen that store here in the Pacific Northwest, but it looks oh so cute! I love your little "buys" and I bet you'll be back again, XOXO

Molly said...

My daughter would LOVE the mermaid dolphin statue... two of her favourite things!

Mollyxxx

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

That store is AMAZING! I can't believe you never went in!! I have a feeling you’ll be back! I like the cute little things you bought!! I wonder where the shell will go? Part of vignette or part of project?! Love your new header! Bright and cool!
Karen

Linda M. said...

Looks like my kinda of store too. Thanks for sharing and thanks for your visit and comments. Enjoy your new treasures and have a great week. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Laurie Mcknight said...

I love your choice of purchase, I wish I could have browsed that store with you!I will close my eyes and pretend I am with you in your warm land and I am far away from the many feet of snow we are buried in!!!!Have a wonderful Sunday, oh one more thing, was this a rare shell you chose, the reason I ask is you collect your own on your beach walks, and I just was curious,

Trace4J said...

Happy Sunday Friend
I love the new treasures.
What a cool store.
I would be going back too.
Woolie hugs
Trace

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that store! So many pretty things to look at! I would love to visit there. Thanks for joining Gratitude Sunday! Hugs, Linda

The Boston Lady said...

Love your new header! Yes, it's always fun to find a new place to shop and browse. It looks like this place suits your style very well and as my dad would have said, "save your sheckles for that mermaid". I hear you are having warm, beautiful weather! Ann

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

That store looks fab! I also enjoy discovering new stores. :D Some of my favorite stores around here have gone out of business the past couple of years. So sad!

xo,
RJ

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

It looks like a great store, I have never heard of it, I will have to see if there are any near me. I love finding new stores. I found one in Micanopy called the Shop and fell in love with it the minute I walked in.

eileeninmd said...

I could get lost in that store, all kinds of wonderful treasures. The sculpture is cool. I love the dolphin and anything beachy. I also love your kayak header. What fun! Great mosaic, have a happy week!

Keetha Broyles said...


The shell store is nice, but what I'm REALLY loving is your header photo!!!

acreativeharbor.com said...

such lovely treasures in the new store find ~ lovely mosaic for MM ~ beautiful blog too! ^_^

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

That looks like a fun store and I wish I lived nearby so we could go shopping together. Seems most of the stores with pretty home decor and gifts have closed in the last few years near my town. We basically only have HomeGoods and a few smaller gift shops for these types of goodies. I keep hoping the economy will get better so someone will feel a home decor store is a good one for the area. Have a great week Diane!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That is not what it looks like it would be from the outside, I thought it would l have fire places and fireplace screens! What a great find!

Carol

podso said...

It looks like an interesting and fun store. And I like your new colorful header!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What a neat shop!! I call this type of store the - OOOO & AAWWW shops where I have to keep my hands behind my back!! The girl with dolphine IS nice!!
I especially like your blog photo with the green kayaks!! I can't wait until summer to get back out on the water!!

Lynn said...

Love the mermaid sculpture too! Looks like a fun store.

DearHelenHartman said...

Love finding new stores, they have their own personalities, don't they?

Kim K. said...

Love your new blog header and that beach baby soap container is just darling.

cynthia lee designs said...

I like the Hearth & Home store that is near you much better than the one we have here. The one here sells fireplaces.
Love you new blog header.
hugs,
Cindy

Lorrie said...

I love finding stores like that - full of unexpected items that bring joy. The sculpture of the mermaid is lovely.

Micupoftea~ said...

What fun! I love loosing track of time and seeing all the pretty decor when I visit stores like that. Enjoy the end of FEB~

Pam~Simply Nordic said...

I love Hearth And Home. You found such sweet treasures! I defiantly need to get out and shop more, I find my computer shopping is not near as much fun! I am new following and look forward to visiting soon! xo Pam

Katherine Wolak said...

I know just how you feel and I totally agree with you! :) It is fun finding new stores! :D

Hugs,

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

WOW! This does look like a beautiful store, Diane, and so perfect for a seaside area. I'd have so much fun browsing there.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I've never been to a Hearth and Home store but I've ordered from their catalog many times. They always have so many nice things. Have a great week.
~Clara

Karen said...

I absolutely love that sculpture!! However, I bet the price tag is BIG. It's beautiful.

What a great store...

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Jeanne said...

I could spend hours in a store like this. Especailly when they have a sale!

Robyn said...

That store is beautiful and like you I would be in serious trouble if I walked in there.. Too many things I'd like and want to have.. We have so many stores like that here in Myrtle Beach which is like 14 miles from me so I try very hard not to go down there although sometimes I don't try hard enough.. LOL.. I love the soap and seashell.. The box the soap came in is so pretty!

Chenille Cottage said...

Good morning, Diane,
What a wonderful post. It's plain to see that you are a beach girl. I love all the shells, mermaids and beachy touches. I grew up on the Pacific Ocean and I have so many happy memories of strolling along the water's edge, too.
Thank you for your visit and thoughtful comments.
Have a great day, my sweet friend,
Blessings,
Carolynn xoxo

Farmhouse prims said...

Looks like a wonderful store, love all of your treasures. hugs, Lecia

Cameron said...

What eye candy! I love places like that that give you so much inspiration and make your heart just sing with happiness!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love the thought of a new and beautiful store...wish they would open up some around here.

That one looks stunning.

Jen

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

It's always so fun to venture into a new store . . . looks like such a fun place. However, I have to say it's the sunshine that really made me want to be there!!

Linda R said...

Oh my.. That does look like a fun store. I love the goodies you bought..

Hugs~

Lady Linda said...

Looks like a store I would enjoy! I'd probably get into big trouble in there! Like your choices!
Have a good week.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love new stores filled with unique things! We could use a few new ones in my area. I did hear about one antique shop fairly close that I haven't seen yet. Can't wait to go!

Lavender Cottage said...

Looks like a great store Diane; I can see why you'll be going back. Maybe the mermaid will go on sale?
Judith

StarTraci said...

What a wonderful store and I, too love the mermaid!

:-)
Traci

Diane Writes said...

Hi there namemate! I hope you are having a great day. I would love to join you in Hearth & Home. I think I would love it there too. It's a happy place for me!!! I would love to stay and even work there for some time.

And I love your shopping loot as well :)

Thank you for forever linking up. :)

sandy said...

What a fun store! I'm heading for Florida this month and this gets me even MORE excited!
sandy : )

Cheryl Kraynak said...

Yes, I have gone into a store and found it totally different than I expected! It is right here in my town, and when I went inside, it was full of cool coastal items, and I had no idea they carried so many sea-related things! I had so much fun!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh I would so enjoy a little shop like this. Our little historical town has a few, but they have had such hard ways as of late, they do not have as many things to choose from. Love your header image~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wish I had a personal shopper like you! Whenever I read your posts, shopping looks like such fun. Whenever I actually GO shopping, it isn't!

Marcia Pilar said...

Beach baby soap and a seashell? Who could resist? ;)

Unknown Mami said...

I never go shopping any more, but that doesn't stop me from loving great stores.

Lowell said...

We were in there right after they opened. Lots of wonderful things! I'm glad they're still in business. Some of the Heathbrook folks had to pull out.

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