Thursday, July 16, 2009

Just Lock Me Up and Throw Away The Key

It seems like I have been getting lots of reminders here in Blogland that "Everyday Is A Gift." So with that in mind I decided to go and make my day special. It didn't matter to me that I was all by myself that day. That just meant that I could linger as long as I wanted, where I wanted and so I set out with my own little adventure in mind.
The sun was shining as I headed out and the drive over the Skyway bridge was simply breath taking. I felt myself get anxious as I saw the Ellenton exit. But not because of the Outlet Malls that are to the left of that exit but off to the right and a mile or two down was the gift I would enjoy for my special day. There the sweet little old bank building sat. Once again holding its treasures inside, and not of the monetary kind but of the best of the best kind to me and that is the creative talent of Mark and Susie Holt. When I stepped through the doors of this charming old building my eyes were blessed with beauty and breathtaking displays.
Room after room spilled over with beauty, lace and romantic charm, each one lovingly pulled together by this sweet couple who have taken this old building and made it truely a gift for all to see.
I spent the next couple of hours on one of Susie's famous couches sharing time with my friends and soaking in all the inspiration a girl could ever want.
They are good people. A wonderful love story of what marriage and teamwork can bring.
They are living their dream here in their new location and lucky me, I get to share it more often because it is so much closer to me now! However close that may be, the words, "The roads to a friends house are never long." ring true. It was so worth the trip! Thank you for my special day Susie and Mark!
This wonderful room is tucked inside the old bank's vault, captivating to say the least. In fact, Oh honey, just lock me up and throw away the key!
Just wait until you see my Pink Saturday's really going to be a good one!
Until then...Go make your day beautiful! And if you are lacking in ideas, just head to the Cat's Meow. You will be glad you did.
3711 US 301 North
Ellenton FL


BECKY said...

You sure know how to leave a gal wanting to see more!! I am so glad you had a special day! Us girls need one every once in awhile! I do enjoy some time alone like that too...for the same reason~~just to linger as long as I desire wherever I desire!

Can't wait to see your Saturday post!

Blessings and hugs,

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I just love this shop. Susie has great style. One day I hope to make it there. Thanks for the post, T

Jane said...

What a wonderful day!I look forward to hearing more about this shop...and to see it (perhaps with you)one of these days.I love the drive over the Skyway! Wish we could just stop at the top and look over the waters of the bay and the gulf...
Looking forward to your Saturday post.

Sharon~heartsongs said...

Looking forward to the Pink Saturday post. Sounds like you had a great, relaxing time.

Susie Holt said...

Thanks so much for sharing our store, you are such a sweetheart, it was so nice visiting with you the other day and I am so glad you are so close now. xoxox Susie