Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas from Julianne's Coastal Cottage

Merry Christmas...
      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" 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 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. 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's truly a sight to see......

Merry Christmas!


rjerdee said...

Jane! Your wonderful sand-dollar fish arrived yesterday--it's gorgeous!!!! I can't thank you enough for gifting me with such a wonderful ornament for my Florida guest-house tree--you are a dear and generous blog friend! I'll post a picture of it when I get it hung on the tree. Company's arriving late this afternoon so I'll get my hurry-up on!

Delightful visit to Julienne's Coast Cottage. I'm totally whacked over the front door wreath!!! Great imagination, she has!

Shellbelle said...

Oh my gosh, I love the wreath, the trees, the gourds and all the other ornaments, but I'm with you, I would have snapped up that bikini-clad snowlady in a heartbeat!

I love the art and the story behind the Highwaymen, so I can understand what you said. BUT, with that said, I LOVE your art too!

I have never been to Mt. Dora and I know we talked about this before, so I'm putting an excursion there on my sandpail list for 2011!

Lowell said...

We went to Mt. Dora a couple of years ago...had a great time. Visited the shops, ate in a restaurant that was accessed in an alley - great food, and had the most fun at the winery!

Have a wonderful holiday!

Moore Minutes said...

I just have to say...that swim ring turned wreath is such a fun idea! It is perfect for a coastal Christmas.

Simple Daisy said...

What a cute little shop and I LOVE the swimg ring wreath! How clever:)

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love Mount Dora! I am so glad to hear you have some of your paintings displayed there. The swimmer's ring float - too cute! I love the gourd ornaments, especially the large one hanging on the bottom of the tree with the playful porpoise!

~ Tracy

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Oh, I wish I was there!!!! Congrats on your art being in that store!!!! And isn't that giant red crab awesome. Also love the ring wreath!!

Wish you a very Merry Christmas!!!!!!


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RottenMom said...

How cool is that? Your art being sold there! I am so impressed!

Have a Merry Christmas!