Weekend of R&R

Hello my sweet & lovely friends! My hubby and I just got back from a long weekend of visting our friends that have a second home in St. Augustine,FL.

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This is our second time staying at their GORGEOUS home that overlooks the inner coastal waterway and downtown St. Augustine. AMAZING views! I MUST give you a little tour. I was "oooh’ing & aaah’ing" the first time I stepped into this house. Come on! Let me give you a little tour.:)

Back of the house

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Beautiful pool & spa

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View of downtown St. Augustine from the house.

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Beautiful sunset skies.

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I must give you a sneak peek of the inside. They just moved in so they have not finished decorating, but I just had to get a few pics for show and tell.:)

I was in AWE of their dining room chandelier. I kept insisting that we leave the lights on because it was just soooo sparkley and stunning to look at. 

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The master bath chandelier was Italian Capodimonte. SWOON!!!!

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Steve & Renee are major art lovers and have collections of their favorite artist paintings all throughout the house. Well, Friday evening one of the local art galleries in St. Augustine hosted a private invite only show and four course dinner and wine pairing in honor of the artist Anne Packard. She resides in Maine, and is known for her oil paintings of boats, beaches, ocean, and paintings of Cape Cod.

Renee & Steve own several of her paintings and Curtis and I felt very honored to attend as their guest.

This is Renee and I standing in front of one of Anne’s paintings titled "Two Dories".

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Here is the painting in better lighting, and without me & Renee standing right in front of it.

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Unfortunatley, I wasn’t able to take pictures of the inside of the gallery. It was a major "No-No".  I would have loved to have shared with you the yummy champagne cocktails, food, artwork, and decor. We had a fantastic evening. We met Mrs. Anne Packard herself. She is 75 years old and is very eccentric and fiesty! We found out that the news show 60 minutes is doing a feature piece on Anne Packard and it will air sometime in October. Very cool!!!

Saturday turned out to be drizzling, overcast, cold, and yucky! A perfect day to hang out, drink wine, watch movies, and take it easy.

My hubby decided to try and catch a few fish. Poor thing! He had no luck that day!

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While he was fishing. I was hanging out by the fire with my wine and Squirt the Jack Russell.

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She was a little chilly and decided she needed to warm up. 😉
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We ended up staying indoors that night watching movies. Of course we watched the movie "300". Total guy flick. Afterwards, we watch "Good Fellas". Loooove mob movies! Last we watched "Oceans 13" DROOOOOOLLLL!!!!

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Ok…now to some fun and SUPER sweet goodies. I want to thank Karla from Sugar Bear Designs for this incredibly sweet and lovely heart she made me. She explained that it was inspired by my friendship with Cheryl. Awwwww………:)I LOVE it Karla! It hangs on my bedroom door. THANK YOU!!! XO

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Today, when I got home from my trip. I found an unexpected package from Janae Cairns. What a SWEET & FUN surprise! I just adore this little shadowbox. Toooo cute for words!

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Last, I want to share with you some pretty girlie lovelies that I have recently found for my bathroom. A whimsy hand towel that has a Victorian women wearing her corset and lace boots primping in her mirror. Notice her bottom is two red pom-pom’s. hee! hee! The middle aqua floral tin container is from AVON!!! It’s full of powder and has never been opened. I paid $5 for it! The vintage gold brush is very worn, but gorgeous. I was drawn to the Marie Antoinette face. Sooo lovely! The Bonnie Nuit french milled soaps are so delicate and pretty. and they will be displayed in my guest powder room.   

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That’s all for now my sweeties! Im about finished with my Valentine swap goodies, and gearing up for Easter. I shopped at Hobby Lobby the other day, and did some major wallet damage. Lots to show in my next post.

Have a wonderful, inspiring, and creative week!!!!

Hugs & Kisses! XO,  

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Hey Sweets! OMG…what a lovely home your friends have…that bathroom chandelier has me DROOLING. And weren’t the swap hostess goodies simply DIVINE? What sweeties these gals are! And oh my goodness…that towel is just ADORABLE…the pom-pom bootie is toooooo funny. :) Fun to see your pretties…love them all. Catch up with you soon, Sweets! huggies….cheryl :)

What a beautiful home your friends have. Perfect spot for a weekend of R & R.
Alison

that towel is too cute…a pom pom bum…how fun!!! i love all your goodies today…your friends home is gorgeous…hope you had a wonderful time…

Such a gorgeous home. Love your new bathroom items also. What a fun blog!!

jenn, what a fab weekend you had! love the house! gorgeous!!! but i really love you with the wine, and “squirt” the dog, what a funny name. he’s cute!
love your new goodies!
fab finds and fab friends!
jessi

Oh wow, what a lovely home and fun way to spend some down time! I loved the wine pic with you & Squirt too. :-)

Oh my gosh! What a fabulous home! My only question is what do they do for a living? Sign me up! LOL! I’m so happy you liked the hostess gift!
Hugs,
Karla

Jen, Wow, what a weekend!! Curious…do you ever have a bad day? You always look like a beauty queen!!! How’s the kiddies? love all the new things in your home, and yes Hobby Lobby sure has some stash there!! Am hiting it again next week for some easter. Did you see the valentines pink garland??? I’m thinking X-mas 08 with that stuff!! LOL Lori

Hi Jenn~
Looks like you had a fabulous weekend! I wish I was sitting fireside with a glass of wine! Glad you enjoyed the hostess gift…I saw the bunny and knew right away who I would send it to! How are things going with the new house? When do you move?

Don’t you just love St. Augustine?! Being from Jacksonville, I’ve spent a LOT of time there. You almost made me homesick for Florida. If you haven’t already, you MUST walk down St. George’s Street on your next visit. (I found the most darling birdcage there once.)
As usual, love your stuff, and, love your blog!
XOXO CJ

vivianneroni

what a gorgeous house! this is their second home? I cant imagine even having one like that!

I am so relieved that I am not the only girl that loves mob movies! The house is gorgeous. There is something so relaxing about staying close to water. It’s peaceful.
Glad you had a good time!

tammyCA

oooh, that Avon tin is wonderful & what a bargain! and the “buns” are too funny. Just saw your Valentine shadow box & what a delight. Sweet Eye candy, for sure. :)

What a wonderful weekend. The house is gorgeous. Cute picture of you and Squirt~
Have a great week.
Bristol

Ana

ooommmg jenn! looks like tons and tons of funnn!!! why didn’t you take me?? just kiddin!!! that house was absolutely gorgeous! Looks like you and the dog kept each other company!! great to hear from you!! have a great week SWEETS!! thanks a bunch!!
xoxo
ANA

Fun weekend. What a lovley home they have. Can’t wait to see your hobby lobby wallet damage goods. I love hobby lobby too. They just built a new one and should be opening soon by our mall here in N Dallas. Can’t wait to do some wallet damage myself. When are you mailing your Valentines day swap? Early or on the exact last day. I am almost done and debating whether or not to wait or send it early? It has been a blast putting it together.

What a dream getaway. Your friends have a lovely home! I love all of your new goodies!
I wish we had a Hobby Lobby I have seen so many lovely things from there. Squirt what a funny name for a dog! I always tend to give my dogs human names: Clara, Jack,Oscar and now we have Ben,all very boring when you consider a name like Squirt hehe! Have a wonderful week!

Pat Jones

Dear Jenn….
OOOh another wonderful time had by all. That house looks like something that would be in a movie. SPECTACULAR. Also I love the collectibles you found for your bath…of real interest to me as I am in the process of redoing a bath. I also love the coverlet with the bunnies…since they are one of my favorites. Love the idea of a very large pillow made from that. Thank you for your comments in my blog. It is always so nice to hear from you.
Sincerely,
Pat

Wonderful home! Gee Whilacres!
I love the heart Karla made for you–so sweet and girly. Nice to have you back!!
~Sadie Lou

Wow, your friend’s home in St. Augustine is so so gorgeous! I got married there in the Cathedral Bascilica five years ago. It was incredibly beautiful and we did everything old and classic.
Love your valentine shadowbox

Jenn,
Your friends home is just gorgeous! I just love both of those chandeliers!
Everything you found for the bathroom is perfect.. that towel is sooo cute, and love the hand mirror and powder tin too!
Blessings,
Diana

Oh my gosh what a fabulous place your friends have!!!! I love those chandeliers, they are divine!!! Everything is fabulous, no wonder you had a great time!!! Missed you xo

Hi Jenn
This is my first visit to your GORGEOUS blog ! Oh WOW i am at a loss for words. that home is simply amazing…and yes i’d want them to keep that Chandelier switched on as well :)
I love all your new pretties. Your own home must be so sweet.
Im popping back for sure !
Blessings,
Shannon (in australia)
:)

Diane

What a beautiful place to get away, wow I am sure you both came back relaxed.
Hugs,
Diane

Hi Jenny, what an amazing home! I could never leave if it were mine!! When are you moving into your new house?

Hi Jenn!! It looks like you had a really fun time!! what a gorgeous house to relax at! lucky you! :-) xo Britt

I check in on your site weekly….Where are you? Miss seeing your great photos and wonderful posts. Hope alls well and your just in a creative mode.
Terisa
http://www.sabiiwabii.blogspot.com

Jenn, ViVi is so adorable Congrats and your work continues to wow me..blessings my sweet! Jennifer

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