Friday, March 27, 2009


Come along with me on a fun little shopping outing.
Today let's visit Summer House in Tampa FL
This is what you will see when you step through the doors.

Creativity abounds!
Bonnie and Russ are the shopkeepers.
Bonnie is a fabulous decorator and carefully selects just the right pieces of furniture for the shop and Russ is a talented craftsman and painter. You will usually find him in the back usually covered with paint and hard at work.

They also have a group of wonderful vendors.
This is Carol space.
She and I have become friends through blogging.
I love her stuff.

A beautiful collection of shell art and treasures.

Another vendor's space filled with incredible outdoor finds.
And they make the most incredible potting benches.

Don't you love the dove grey furniture paint.
I have got to try this out.

And then there are my special friends Denise and Charlie.
Charlie's enthusiasm for furniture is contagious.
You will never see him without a smile and that look of a wide eyed child caught with his hands in a cookie jar. They are A truely wonderful couple.
Everywhere you turn is something delightful to see.Every room gets better and better.

So if Spring break takes you to Tampa, head on over to the Summer House.
Tell them Becky sent you.
Located next door is the French Bee and I will post on that shop next.
Until then.


Heather said...

oh my! i would go broke in that store!

Connie said...

That looks like a lovely place to visit. I would love to have that white dining set, chick!

I hope you're feeling better since your sister-in-law's passing. Hugs for you, honey.


cityfarmer said...

I'm headed South!

BECKY said...

Hey gal!! Looks like my kind of shop!! We have some around here, but they are not that pulled together!!

Thanks for the tour!! :o)
How is your brother holding up, Becky? Let him know that a friend in blogland is praying for him, ok?

Joy and Hugs,

Donna Lynn said...

That looks like an awesome shop Becky! Thanks for sharing, I want to be able to fly down to TN again soon, and then drive to FL, we have a whole list of cool places to visit, will have to add this to it!

Hope your weekend is lovely,
Donna Lynn

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I'm glad my walk thru was in pictures. Saved me a lot of money!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Becky!!!! I DO remember you and your husband visiting The Plum Tree! Thank you so much for the Ikea organizing tip for the magazines, I've got to get to Atlanta and visit our Ikea...I know they have tons of things great for organizing!! Hope you have a wonderful week ~ xxoo, Dawn

LillyB said...

What fun!! I felt like I was there with you!!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

So many great things to see. I know when I step into places like this I get so excited. We have some awesome shops as well that I would love to show on my post one of these days, as soon as my husband goes back to work. But for now I have to wait.


Hi Becky,
I don't know how I missed these posts but I did, so sorry(; That looks like a great store and alot of trouble too, so many pretty things there! I love your garden in your previous post, I always like the chairs in the garden too!

Princess Of Pink said...

LOVE it, but it would cost me my monthly paycheck if I went in there, lol.

PS my word verification is GREDY, they missed a letter, should be GREEDY!! That is what I would become in a store like that

Cori G. said...

Oh this looks like such a fun place filled with so many treasures. What would be even more fun would be to visit it with you!

countrycharisma said...

Sure enjoyed the tour of the Summer House. Would love to see it in person. There were so many nice things and displayed so well. I also missed your blog of your little flower garden; it is so cute and welcoming. I never have done a chair, even though I do lots of flowers. I have one that will work. do you just make a chicken wire basket and staple it on to set you pot in? Would love to make one this year. blessings, carrell

miss gracies house said...

Looks like fun!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Becky,
You know what would be to have all the cute shabby chic stores all in one place....then we could take weeks going through all of them.....around here they are few and far between....we have one that is only open once a month...but it is worth it...she has some really cute stuff and at a good price.....I also love your little cute and all ready for spring....I have been making some pillows for gifts lately...I am in a sewing of these days I should take some pictures....I keep forgetting..I give the pillow away and then remember I should have taken a picture....hope all is well with you....
Love and Hugs,
Mo :-)

Linda said...

Good luck to you on your new ventures. Linda

Lee Laurie said...

I would love to into that store! So many pretty things! I saw so many things that I would love to have! Makes me want to get my paintbrush out and paint some furniture.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, that's my kind of shop!!!

Pam, mom, honey, said...

i do not know how i found your blog but when i read your profile to my husband we both laughed. because you described us. my husband would love to be able to have a job where he could fish. and i would love to run a bed and breakfast. the only problem is i could never decorate like you do. i hav no style at all