from Julianne's Coastal Cottage in Mount Dora, FL.
This unusual wreath greets you as you enter Julieanne's Coastal Cottage..... It's made from a swimmer's ring, dressed with ribbon. (You'll be seeing these around my pool next year!)
As you enter the store, you will see this white tree which is covered with beautiful glass sea creatures...sea stars, crabs, fish, jellyfish, sea horses, sea turtles...and of course, an octopus or two.
A "Florida" Christmas tree...palms with hand painted gourds. These are done by a lady near Webster, FL... All shapes and sizes. If you look closely, you will see a "Gator Gourd"...in honor of Univ. of Florida....just a short drive away..
And this is my favorite tree...there are some truly wonderful ornaments on this tree...the crabs, mermaids, seahorses, and snowmen are made by a lady in Atlanta... My favorite...and the one I bought...is a snow-lady in a blue and green bikini. I also love the green hand painted glass balls. They spell out the word... BEACH.
I am privileged to have a couple of paintings on display in this store. I say "privileged" because my simple paintings are in the company of some wonderful artists, including R.L. Lewis...one of the Highwaymen.(check out the Highwaymen painters and R.L. Lewis)
If you find yourself in Central FL...stop in Mount Dora for a visit. There are some wonderful shops, restaurants, and B&Bs...and the scenery around the lakes is GORGEOUS! This time of year, the town is dressed with incredible lights...it's truly a sight to see......