Monday, January 5, 2015

Home Sweet Home

We just returned from our annual trip to Florida to visit my Mom and family.   Our holidays were warm and wonderful and we were pleased to miss the ice and snow here in Oklahoma. 

Seaside, Florida is just a few miles from where we stay
 each year and we make it a point to 
visit this adorable coastal village. 
I remember when the first little cottages were built and they weren't million dollar properties back then.  Things have certainly changed and the village has grown but it still retains it's coastal charm.  

Wonderful restaurants and gourmet food trucks line both sides of the street.  Bud and Alley's place and the Shrimp Shack rank high on our list of places to dine!

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner of fresh grouper and clams on the rooftop overlooking the gulf on New Year's Eve.

We also had a fresh lobster roll sandwich at the 
Shrimp Shack earlier in the week. 

My son enjoyed sampling the food trucks which are actually stationary vintage Airstream trailers.   

Just look at the post office!

I couldn't resist sharing the decorations even in January.   

Don't think I've ever seen a prettier post office. 

Happy New Year!


  1. What a lovely, picturesque village. It looks like a wonderful place to visit during the holidays. Happy New Year to you... :)

  2. Sonia...even the name sounds perfectly sweet! I'm so glad you were all together for Christmas!

    We spent one Christmas in Naples, FL., when my one son was stuck working there. We all flew down and it was quite different with no snow and the warm weather...but very nice! My only complaint...none of the Christmas lights and decor you saw in Seaside. Just very everyday. Yuk!

    Thanks for some dreamy pics!

    Jane x

  3. We've been to Seaside once. It was adorable! You two go to the best places. :)

  4. What a nice time to be in Florida. The area you're in is simply charming -- thanks for sharing it with those of us who are enduring 5" of snow and below zero temperatures! -Beth

  5. Lovely spot to visit for the holidays, especially if it is cold back home. '-)
    Happy New Year!

  6. Happy New Year to you too, Sonia! That post office is beyond cute! Oh my! I have always wanted to go to that little FL town after I read about it many years ago in a book, but I have not made it. Yet. :)

    Thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog re: your organizing projects. I think you'll like the article I wrote on that topic today 1/7/15 on my blog.

    Blessings for a beautiful 2015!

  7. Happy New Year Sonia, that is one decked out Post Office!

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