Beautiful Antiques at the Beach

7.21.2016

This is the third summer we have gone on vacation to Destin, Florida with my daughter, son in law and granddaughter. We normally stay a week, but Mr. Savvy and I didn't make it down until Wednesday this time to join them so it was just short and sweet. I always make a point to visit my favorite antique shop while there and here are some photos I snapped with my phone.



Biggest and heaviest kilm pillows I have ever seen and $195 each really is a good buy on these with there huge size.

Lots of old paintings. These old portraits are hot right now and the prices here reflected that.

I loved this old dog painting until I saw the price tag of $1800! Why?? It's just on board and not even framed.





Old French tian bowl.







I posted this on instagram with the hefty price tag of $3600! 

Very large and old apothecary chest and every drawer is dovetailed. It is a stunning piece. I couldn't fit it all in the picture because I couldn't get back far enough.

Rare shaped demijohn.

Several antiques with original paint that we try to recreate.



Loved the color of this one.



I seriously contemplated buying this art, but the paint was flaking off so I passed, but I really loved it.

This was the view from our condo the first morning there. 

We watched lots of this. I would love to get the nerve up to try this.

Later in the day this came up. I didn't even see it until I got in the water and then was like woe and had to grab my phone and take pictures. It never did rain on us. It just got a bit windy which felt good.

Gosh, I miss the beach already!

I bought a couple things in that shop. Can you guess which ones?

If you are ever in the Destin area the shop is called Antiques on Holiday.

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19 comments:

  1. Kim, I love antiquing and shopping in the Destin area. The prices are usually exorbitant, so I just look! Getting away for a few days is always nice! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  2. On the parasailing subject, if you get car sick at all...don't do it! I've done it once. Within minutes of being lifted up, the gentle swaying made me so sick. Completely ruined our day of fun. I'd recommend just enjoying the view.

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    1. However, it you don't get car sickness, parasailing is easy and fun and not scary at all!

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  3. How fun to see what's in the shops there. I love looking at antique shops when I'm in the U.S., but the prices....well, it's cheaper in France. Or maybe not, because I don't really go to antique shops here but more "brocantes" or flea markets. And the group garage sales, or vide-greniers. Those have real bargains.
    That beach shot with the dramatic clouds is beautiful. Frame it!

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  4. I love that bluish color on the furniture but had no idea it was actually an old color. Or the green either. At least not really old. Interesting. Love seeing your pictures.

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  5. i hope you enjoyed your time with your family.

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  6. The rare shaped demijohn? the French tian bowl......did that come home with you? I would have thought the dog painting, but no, lots of money....If I saw a lidded basket, I would definitely have said that one....hmmm...what did you get?...yes, those shops in the tourist areas can be very pricey...Glad you had a great time!

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  7. That looks like a great antique shop, but sounds expensive! What a great cloud shot.

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  8. Kim, I've only been to Destin once, but found Antiques on Holiday. I agree, it is a fantastic shop full of fun and interesting finds. They also have a booth at the Round Top show, so I've shopped them here in Texas too. '-) Look forward to seeing what you brought home.

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  9. Looks like you a great time. It was fun antiquing with you lots of cool wares. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Now that just has to be the perfect combination, antqiques, the beach and a holiday, surely it doesn't get much better than that! It makes me feel incredibly lucky to be here in France 20 minutes from the coast, we have the antiques and we have the beach on a regular basis, and the holiday, well, I can't complain, it feels as if I am on holiday some of the time!

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  11. What a fabulous store! I saw at least two pieces of furniture and a mirror that I'm going to have to learn to live without.

    That photo of the clouds was amazing!

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  12. I love that store and go there every time I'm in Destin. Prices are pretty hefty on lots of things but I always get good ideas.

    I don't think I could ever parasail or zip line although I would like too. Just too chicken at this stage of my life (LOL)!

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  13. OH fun! we are going be in Panama City for a week in September, if you guys want to join us.

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  14. Glad you got away for a few days. That shop looks great. I am guessing the odd shaped demijohn and maybe the painting of the old lady with the scarf???

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  15. Kim....so beautiful down there. we typically visit Cape San Blas...east of there, but love to visit Panama and Destin. May I ask where you stayed??? Did you like it? My husband and I are thinking of going without the kids early fall....

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    1. Andrea, we stayed in a 2 bedroom condo that my daughter chose. It was much smaller inside than it looked in the photos. It's Jetty East in Destin. We will stay somewhere else next time. I really would love to rent a house on the beach.

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  16. It was fun to see the beautiful items you found in the antique shop. I am especially head over heals for that green painted piece. I am going to guess you bought the unique-shaped demijohn. Honestly, the price of those paintings was out of control. Which reminds me... I have two unframed paintings that I must take in to get framed. That way I can get them up in my home!!! Can't wait to hear about what you brought home.
    Best & Bisous,
    Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara

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