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December 29, 2007

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Beverly

You take such great pictures, Kim, and must always have your camera with you.
You made me homesick for Florida "snow". I spent a lovely New Year's Day on the white sand beaches a few years ago, actually dipping my toe in the Gulf and thinking of all the poor souls in Iowa suffering from the cold weather.
Wishing you peace and joy in 2008!

jessi nagy

aaahhhh that looked wonderful!!!
love the shop. yummy!
glad you could have a relaxing time!
jessi

Rose

A day well spent! I would love to spend some time in that shop. Here in Nebraska we have the real stuff on the ground. Brrrr! I looked at the link and they say they'll ship anything anywhere but they only have the one picture on the links to look at. Too bad they don't have lots more pictures so you can see what they have to offer.

apt a

ahhhhh a far cry from the snow of the northern midwest! Lovely to see, I will say I love the sun we have today even with said snow:) ahhh is that man of yours a fly fisherman? I've got a thing for those! xo daisy dear!

Elizabeeth

Peek-a-boo, missed you, too!! Thanks for treating us with a glimpse of Mr. Daisy Cottage/Santa Claus..what a wonderful smile he has (happy fisherman)! ANd thanks to Gina for treating you to such a lovely Wednesday escape...the eye candy at that shop is wonderful. Did you resist a purchase??! Oh, and we, too, have electric icicles along the eaves of our house :-)

May 2008 be filled with love, happiness, peace and health for you and your loved ones. I so look forward to reading your adventures at Dear Daisy!

> Elizabeth

Chris@Cats On My Quilts

I want some of that Florida "snow". I'll send you some of my NH snow-God knows I have plenty to share! You have a cute hubby there. Not as cute as mine but still cute. Happy New Year Kim.

Teresa

Beautiful pictures. Looks like a wonderful time spent with someone you love.

Thanks for peeking in.

Christy

We got to Florida Thursday from Michigan and I am loving your "snow" as opposed to the cold wet stuff we left behind. Happy New Year!

Daisy Cottage

Elizabeth thank you for reminding me that I needed to add a picture of what I bought!
xo,
Kim

Janet

Kim,

That shop looks like a perfect place to be visually over-stimulated and spend hours looking at every..little..thing!
Janet

Dawn

Wonderful pictures. That beach looks gorgeous.

Shari

I've missed you, Kim, and wondered what you've been up to. Should have known you were doing fun stuff. That shop looks like it has some great things! Hmmmm...I think we need to get your fishin' lovin' hubby with my fishin' lovin' hubby. My hubby has a huuuuge boat that he likes to take out offshore in the Gulf to fish for grouper, hog fish, mackeral etc. and he's always looking for somebody to fish with. And while they fish, you could teach me the finer points of thrifting!!!! LOL.

Dena

Good to see you Kim, I've missed you too! Sounds like a fun day! That shop has soooo many goodies. Happy New Year to you :)

Hugs,
Dena

Gabrielle

Those Chips look yummy!! Thanks for sharing pictures of your hubby with us...he is very cute...and quite the fisherman. When we go visit my inlaws in Foley, Al I must meet...you...my DH and Father are big fisherman....it would be such a great time....we will have. Happy New Year to you!!

Cate

Hi Kim, It's always so much fun to "vacation" at Daisy Cottage while we're freezing our, um, primroses, up here in New England. Have a great New Year with that handsome hubby.

Rosemary

Hi Kim,
Your are blessed with your wonderful family~Your photos make me home sick for our home in Florida, Palm Beach Gardens, I will be going down in February. Our other home is on Long Island and it is a bit nippy! Thanks for always sharing your home and family with us. Hugs, Rosemary

Cyndi

I've just discovered your blog and just love it. I'm seriously addicted. Love your beach picture since it's about 35 here in the midwest. I lived by a beach in different states for 20 years and sure do miss it's beauty. The pictures of the shop you visted are wonderful. I'm still looking for something like that here in St. Louis. Thanks for sharing with us.

Alison Gibbs

Wow what a fabulous shop. You could wander around the shop al day. Glad you had some fun.
Alison

Jen

Kim,
I have missed you! Looks like you had alotta fun :)

Happy New Year!

Jen

Sara Duckett

That looks like a neat little store! Your hubby looks adorable too. Such a happy fisherman! :)

rhondi

Hi Kim We go to Longboat Key the week before Christmas every year. We drove down to Anna Maria Island for dinner one night at The Waterfront restaurant, but I didn't know about that wonderful shop. Next year I'll go there for sure. Did you get the fish & chips from Rotten Ralph's? We drove through part of St Petersburg on the way to a quilt shop I like and as we were driving through a lovely old neighborhood I thought wouldn't it be a coincidence if this is where Kim lives? I think it was called historic Kenwood or Kingswood. Anyhow enough of my ramblings! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and a blessed new year. Rhondi :)

Kathryn Bechen

Hi Kim,

Happy New Year! What a handsome hubby you have and what a charmed life you lead with your sea island jaunt and beautiful lunch and shopping with a friend. You are truly blessed.

Love, Kathryn

Karen

I want to live where you live! You always seem to have the greatest places to shop in your area. But I would miss the change of seasons and the snow that we have in PA.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

Mr Daisy Cottage is a handsome fellow!! It looks like you had a lovely day with your friend. I haven't been to Naples in about 5 months now and I am starting to miss the beach! Maybe that's why I just finshed a beach cottage chic mosaic buffet :-). The shop looks like alot of fun.
Hugs,
Penny

Daisy Bouquet

Well it looks like you had a special day and a very special Christmas. Whishing everyone a Happy New Year!!!

Rhoda

So we're not suprised that Mr. Kevin is a cutie, the whole darn family is good looking! Those fish & chips look wonderful, wish I had some right now. Glad ya'll had a great Christmas, Kim. My hubby is an avid fisherman too.

Glad you popped in after all!

Happy new Year, Ms. Kim! xo,
Rhoda

Elaine L.

Very cute hubby, Kim.

That sign is so perfect for Daisy Cottage!

~elaine~

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

Oh! I want that blue table and that yellow dresser and that blue cabinet. Yikes, what a tease you are Kim! And your handsome hubby...Oh my!

Sandy

Absolutely love the sign....wish life was always like that.

bj

Oh, what fun you must have had with your friend. Your hubby is cute as a button and looks like he's a fantastic fisherman!
I love to find shops like this one! I would like to decorate my house to make it look just like this! The more stuff, the better I love it.
bj

Jean

There is something about eating fish and chips right on the ocean that makes them taste so much better. Our favorite spot is in Bandon, Oregon. You have to eat outside and even if it's freezing, they are great. Love the shop. I would have definitely done some major charge card damage.

A husband who paints - priceless.

Raised In Cotton

Wonderful post Kim!!!
Happy New Year!
Blessings,
Carol

Loretta

Kim, I always said I never wanted to do Christmas in Fla, but after your photos, I have changed my mind! Lovely to see the little fishing shack restaurant...sand...surf...Merry Christmas and a most Happy New Year!

Barbara @ Southern Lady's Vintage

What a great looking shop, just filled with wonderful things! A nice getaway to that beautiful beach! Happy New Year!
Barbara
Southern Lady's Vintage

Karen-OH

We don't have shops like that here. I would be in heaven if I stumbled on one though! I don't know how you can walk away with so few things. Oh how I'd love to be on the ocean right now enjoying the breeze and putting my feet in the sand. I guess in FL right now you all are cold and wearing sweaters - that always cracked me up.

Happy New Year!

tea time and roses

Oh Kim, I enjoyed your beautiful photos, and the shop is wonderful!! This is indeed a lovely post. Wishing you and your family a prosperous and beautiful New Year!

Smiles...

Beverly

naturegirl

Now Kim you did NOT buy that yellow cabinet?
Great walk along the beach seeing the sites!
Wishing YOU a bright Happy New Year
filled with peace love inspiration and many blessings. Hugs NG

Rose

Fish and chips on the beach - now THAT'S what I call living, girl! Hey, Mr. Daisy Cottage is very cute - and you can tell him I said so. lol! How wonderful to find the perfect Daisy Cottage retail store! I'll bet you had a blast. Wishing you and yours the blessings of peace, health and happiness in '08!

Mary

Great shop and like what you brought home! The fish and chips looked yummy - never seen chips like that - definitely not British style!! The beach looked wonderful - but best of all, your handsome Kevin who, I'm sure, has plenty of good "fish stories" to share! Glad he spoiled you for Christmas - you deserve it.
Happy New Year - Mary.

sharron

You are the BEST tour guide!!!! Thanks for always taking us along on your travels....we go along happily in our robes and slippers...:)))).
I have already called my daughter in N.C. and planned a day trip to the Island!!!!
Have a Happy and Blessed New Year!!!

julie

what lovely pictures. I enjoyed them so much! Happy New Year! I am glad to know you!

Gardengirl

Kim, You and I were both spending Thursday visiting Anna Maria Island. Can you believe that????? My daughter took me there and we had lunch at the pier....(can't remember the name of it) and we shopped at Ginny's and Jane E's too. When I have a chance I will post pictures on my blog. We were probably eating at the same time and shopping at the same time !!!!! I just arrived back home last night after 10 wonderful days in beautiful Sarasota.

Connie

Dear Kim,
Your DH is as cute as the rest of the family - no wonder you two produced such beautiful children. Must have the name of that shop - that is eye candy - a little slice of heaven. The fish/chips look yummy and the "snow" that truly warms my heart.

DH and I are just trying to decide where we are going this coming year. My first request was to see Kim. LOL I must visit those Goodwills around you. With my luck, all the goodies will be gone. Darn, I wanted some Santa boots. LOL

The pictures of AnnMarie Island are awesome. I am afraid the farest I have gone was Longboat Key back in the 80's.

Love your sign and your pictures always makes me feel like I am right there. You take such wonderful photos.

Enjoy your family during the holidays. May God grant you many Blessing in the New Year.
Hugs,
Connie

Hasmin

Kim, what a wonderful relaxing and shopping day you had! I'm loving that shop full of awesome vintage/shabby furnishings and decor! Your hubby looks so friendly and a cutie, just like you. Have a Happy New Year! :-)

Bethany

I want to come right down there and visit!! It is so cold and rainy here! We are making a fire tonight and snuggling :)
Your husband is a big cutie and I'm glad to hear you've been having a good time! Happy New Year! (2 days early!)

mary

Oh, my mouth is watering for the fish and chips...did it come with hushpuppies?? Since I moved from Florida to Maryland I cant get hushpuppies, only a few restaurants have them. That shop looked like so much fun. Happy New Year!
Mary

Rosemary

Thanks for the sharing with us Kim.
Looks like a great time.
Happy New Year!
Rosemary

Carol

Love the pure and simple sign!!Hope you have a Happy New Year!
Carol
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Pinkie Denise

Hello Kim,
Love all the beautiful pictures and the antique store, and those fish and chips look so yummy, I am a seafood lover for sure!
Hope you have a very Happy New Year Pinkie

Mary

Dear Kim,
You always find the best shops, but tell me, how can you bear to take pictures when you must be longing to just pore over all the terrific stuff?! Many thanks for the tour, and Happy new year!
xoxo,
Mary

Tara

Hi Kim! Just dropping by to say Happy New Year to you and your family!~xo

Donna

Kim, Love the shop. Glad you are having a great holiday. Happy New Year!

kathie

Kim, I love visiting your blog. It's the first thing I do every morning when I turn on my computer. I have been working on mine, but am waiting until after the first of the year when I get my new computer and can upload pictures. Come on over and say 'hi'. It's called "HillbillyDebutante" at kathietruitt.blogspot.com

Rose @ Classic Charm

Please to meet you Mr. Daisy Cottage, what a pleasure! And sheesh I'm really hungry now, not only for some of that fish fry, but for some good ole SUNSHINE!
Happy New Year to you and your family!
Rose

cielo

Oh wow, my husband will give something to catch a fish like that! Pl/congratulate Kevin for me :)

Thanks for sharing pictures of that lovely shop.

Blessings to you and yours during the coming 2008, my dear Kim.

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go (Brooks Atkinson)

Cielo

Amy

Thank you for taking the chill off of my cold, Pennsylvania day! The ocean views look so wonderful. I would give anything to be in a warm climate on the beach right now! Your shopping trip looked like so much fun. Your husband is a great fisherman--the fish were huge! Thanks for sharing a little sunshine with us today. Amy

Nan

Happy New year. Stop by my blog. I'm having a party for a friend of yours.
Smiles,
Nan

Gena

Beautiful pictures. BEAUTIFUL ocean. Thank you for sharing.

Also, I love that little shop. And the pictures of your handsome Mr. Daisy Cottage.

Robin~Thrifty Miss Priss

Hi Kim,
I stop by often but hardly ever comment! Just wanted to say Happy New year to one of the very first blogs I ever read! You opened my eyes to such a big world out there! I don't know how I found you but so glad I did!

Sue

Handsome husband, sweet days, fun finds and Daisy Cottage!

Happy new year to you dear Kim. May it be one filled with joy and peace.

Love and Hugs,
Sue

Dayami L.

Hi Kim,
Beautiful pictures as always! Happy to hear you had a great time.
May this 2008 bring you God's blessings, health and love.
ps this might be our last Christmas in SoFl, we are heading to NC. More details in my blog.
Happy New Year!!!!
Love,
Dayami

Maureen

What a dashing man your hubby is! That beaming smile has to be because he has YOU! Enjoyed catching up here today. All the best to you and your always enjoyable blog in 2008!

Wendy/CA

Dear Kim, what a treat to be spending time here this morning! I'm a stranger in the world of blogs and seldom find the time to navigate through a myriad of blog pages. Today is the day I'm visiting my online buddies and taking the time to catch up. Kim, it's no surprise that your blog is one of the most popular to visit. I've found peace within minutes. Your house looks wonderful under the magical care of Mr. and Mrs Daisy Cottage. Most importantly, it's filled with love, and it shows. Let me use this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy 2008!

Esther Sunday

How fun! Your hubbers is a lovely man! Happy New Year, lovely Kim!!! Love, Esther

Rita Weiss

what a treat to see that florida sunshine! and that shop is full of treasures...how did you come out with only 2 things?!! Happy New Year kim!

cathy nash

Fun tour!
Happy New Year~
Cathy

Leigh

Wishing you and yours the best New Year!!!

mom2fur

Just stopped by to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! And I like your Florida "snow" a lot better than anything we get up here, LOL!
PS...Your husband is a good looking fisherman.

Kathy :)

Happy New Year Kim....so glad we met you're a doll !!!

Such nice pictures...cute fisherman he's a keeper !!!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2008

Kathy :)

wendy Purdy

Hello, nice to meet you -- I love your blog, i found you through another blog. Happy New year!

Diana

looks like such a fun day, indeed! i wish i lived near the beach. i may not go to the beach any time soon, but we're headed to fl to see disney. can you believe my SO has never gone!?

did you get anything from that super cute boutique?

:) D

Barbara Jacksier

I've missed reading your blog this week. My son was in from California. Great catching up. Love the shop.
Barbara

KJ

I enjoyed the nice little photo tour! That fish your hubby caught looks awesome! And, I'm always interested in good fish and chips!

Thanks for all of your inspiration in 2007! Here's to more in 2008!

KJ
California

Angela (Cottage Magpie)

What a cute post about Mr. Daisy Cottage! I loved reading that. And that shop you went to, oh goodness, how cute! I love all the aqua furniture everywhere. Got to get me some of that! Happy New Year!
~Angela :-)

willzmom

Oh, I LOVE Anna Maria! In fact I am in process of booking our cottage for this July. Where is that lovely shop? I hope that 2008 is the best year for you and your family yet!

karen

We are knee high deep in snow in New England, these photos of the ocean, your fish and chips meal by the shore, and our shopping spree makes me long for a trip to Florida. Happy New Year.
Karen

Sandra

I love your cottage! Looking at your shopping pictures makes me want to leave work early, and so some myself.

Happy New Year

Sandra
"Nora Lee's Nook"

charlotte

Happy new year, Kim! xoC

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