Sunday, November 20, 2011

Old Timey Florida A1A Sale

We call this part of Florida the part that time forgot and we LOVE it just for that reason. A1A is a pre-interstate coastal highway that runs parallel and next to the Atlantic ocean. It is reassuring to see icecream sherbert colored motels in sleepy beach towns that so fondly remind us of the long car trips we took to Florida as children. Add in a 72 mile highway yard sale and we could not resist!

 How cute was thisTown Hall right on the beach?

 This is the house next to our motel. No Disney attraction, just some fun folks with pirate statues everywhere. 

It doesn't get more casual than parrots painted on a lawyers office.

We can't resist whatever these corny wooden photo ops are called. Here's Laura in a "turtle" beside the road in a trailer park.

This was the Southernmost end of the sale so we stayed here overnight. Just in case the children think we're spending their inheritance on lush digs on our picking trips, check out the "smoking section" below. Each room in our motel had a plastic chair and ashtray outside for the convenience of the guests.

You know you're in Florida
when Donald Duck sits on a restaurant's mailbox.

Who knew there was a town actually called Marineland, Florida.
 How cool is this dolphin cement fencing?

Dawn! We are up before the sun to get to the good stuff. This next photo isn't dark - it wasn't daylight yet. Sleepy, but ready for the treasure hunt.

Off to an early start we followed A1A up to Ponta Vedra. Along the way we enjoyed seeing grapefruit trees growing in lots of yards.

Want to see the vintage booty?

A lovely set of Abe Lincoln bookends

An amazing stash of old patterns

The fish painting is an addition to Jeri's $1.00 or less original art gallery,

The Chinese Checker board may end up in Jeri's office and our friend and Doris Day fan Pammie will get the albums.

We found these in the box of Christmas ornaments. It's Florida, what else would you expect?

No, we didn't buy it...

These fabulous Shiny Brites came out of the box of Christmas ornaments we bought!

Look what we found for Jeri!

This is the toy refrigerator Jeri bought last summer on the Peachtree Sale. Check out the fruit we found in Florida and the teeny tiny Coke can!

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