Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Orlando Treasures

After spending time in Jacksonville visiting my father-in-law and teaching a class for the duClay EGA chapter, we headed south to see my father in Orlando.  Daddy's family moved from Baltimore to Miami in 1928 when he was 7 years old.  He has lived in Orlando for the past 53 years.  Of course, Orlando has changed dramatically during that time.

We timed our visit to coincide with Daddy's 90th birthday.  I saw him put his finger in the cake icing to take a lick, but I didn't realize he had icing on his face when Tom took the photo.  (Tom later told me that he knew about the icing.)  I also don't know why Daddy has a $5 bill sticking out of his pocket.

(Note from Tom:  Could there be a family resemblance here?)

One day when Daddy was taking his afternoon rest, I asked Tom to take me to a cute little shop I had seen the day before.

And look at what all we saw inside!  Lots of antique lace and linens!

I don't know what the connection is with the sign over the bed.
Perhaps it's just a vintage sign.

Some old purses and shoes!

And look at these wonderful old frames.  I was so tempted to buy one (or two) , but I didn't know what I'd put in them.  Hmm--maybe I should design a sampler that would fit perfectly in one of the frames.

There were also lots and lots of old Christmas ornaments.  Check them out if you ever go to Orlando--that is, the real Orlando--after all, there's more to Orlando than Disney and International Drive.  The French Nest is at 2300 Edgewater Drive in the College Park neighborhood.


Marilyn said...

Great pic of you and your Daddy Ellen.
Love the frosting!
The vintage store looked like it had some real treasures.
Glad you had a good time.

Christy M said...

So...what did you buy? Sounds like a great trip!

diamondc said...

Ellen: Your Father is adorable, I love the icing on his lip corner.
Happy Birthday to Him.
The store looks like my kind of place.

Margaret said...

Nice looking shop! Love the linens and the frames -- wow! Love the pic of you with your dad.

krayolakris said...

Your dear dad has a definite twinkle in his eye! At 90 he certainly deserves to sample the frosting in advance! Thanks for the tip about the shop; will have to plan a visit!

Barb said...

How wonderful that you can spend time with your Father and Father-in-law! And that shop-how wonderful !!! I would love to have one of those frames!!!

Mouse said...

awww lovely photos of you and your dad and love the frosting bit ... that shop looks a wonderful place to go and spend a wee while in there :)sooo did you buy anything then ???? love mouse xxxx

Bertie said...

Well that's it Ellen I am off to Orlando LOL. A gorgeous shop, bet you had a ball!

No you don't look like Daddy, probably more Mom??
He looks cool with icing on the face:))