Saturday

A sweet little artisian shop in St. Petersburg, Fl

While driving through an island off St. Petersburg, Fl  I came upon this really cool shop.  
It is in a row of houses and businesses facing the Tampa Bay and I found myslef screeching on the brakes to check it out.

As I first walked in the picket fence there were all sorts of hand made and artisan wares.  When you first climb the porch stairs there is a wicker sofa with bright pink cushions and colorful afgans and  your greeted with a tail wagging from Jenny, the owners newly rescued dog and what a friendly sweetie she is.
There were 5 rooms  decked out with all sorts of colorful items for sale and the walls are all painted in bright bold colors that catch your eyes with each turn.

 The entire downstairs of this home is used for the shop and the proprietor lives upstairs.  How nice this must be to dress each day and walk downstairs to your work.
From what I understand all the art comes from local people that live in the area.
As I said the shop faces the Tampa Bay and this is the scene from the front door. 

If your thinking of coming down to St. Pete to get away from  winters cold and snow, you must check out this really nice shop.  There is something for everyone.

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8 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an awesome shop! We have stores around here that look like that. Florida has FUN with their stores and you can always find such neat treasures inside! Have fun!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

That would be so much fun owning and running a shop like this!! Love the colors and "stuff"!! Would have to leave my wallet in the car!!

Victoria said...

What a darling shop! We just moved to Florida in May of last year so we haven't made it out to St. Pete's yet...it's on my list though!

ChrisC said...

Gotta go there!

ChrisC said...

Gotta go there! Just checked the address out.Thanks for the heads up.

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

I guess I am going to have to move up that way . Ilove all your posts, all your wonders of doings and this shop is DELISH ..LOVE it and would sooooooooo shop there.. Thanks for posting such greatness my sweet friend and have a super blessed day ..HUGs

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Very colorful!
Love how full of art is from the local artisans.
I agree it would be neat to live upstairs and work downstairs...I bet the tourists come there and buy lots of neat souvenirs ...Pat

~ Liz ~ said...

I wish we had some old houses like that in a decent area. My friend and I wanted to open a shop and that's the idea we'd have loved to go for, but there just isn't anything like that nearby. Too bad. Makes for a sweet shop!
Liz @ Quirky Vistas