The Carpenters hit Fort Myers Beach a few times each year and I love to shop for the store while I’m there. Due to the large number of retirees in Florida, it is like shopping the entire US in a 20 mile radius! Our neighbors are from Ohio, Michigan, Connecticut, New York and Chicago. The neighborhood yard sales are filled with fantastic treasures from the rust belt to New England!
Here are a few of my all time favorite finds from the Sunshine State:
Some incredibly beautiful chairs:
Nautical items galore:
I also get to visit with my pal Kathy from Paint it Shabby. We met at a Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint training event in 2013 and love to catch up when we come down! Plus, she knows all the fun places to shop!!
Here’s a peek at one of our buying days:
Look for more fun things from the Sunshine State coming soon!!