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June 02, 2009



Hi Kim,

Loved the walk and the shopping and I didn't spend a dime! I would have if I really had been with you. We would've needed a truck to load up all the things I would have bought! Thanks for taking me with you and saving me a few bucks!

Kay in Kansas


Oh, oh I can't wait to go shopping with you again! So many pretty things and so easy on the wallet ( as long as you don't click on the link, lol).



What a beautiful shop. I love finding those kind of places to get lost in :)

Courtney this store! Wish I lived closer...I would buy that globe for my collection! What a great place to shop or just to get inspired! Thanks for sharing!


Oui! Bulle de sevon!



Loved the tour - wish I lived around the corner,too!



Count me in on the fun!!!!!! I don't want to miss out!


mmmmmm, the soap! I can smell it from here! thanks


what a wonderful shop Kim, I can feel some serious envy coming on!


You did an awesome job of capture the character of the shop. I would love to spend and entire there. I want the pink chair and the black board she made our of an old bed frame. How stinking clever! Have a great day!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio & The Comforts of Home

Promise me that if we ever do get a chance to get together, that you will take me there Kim! What a wonderful place to browse and shop.


Thanks for sharing and letting us take in these beautiful things. I feel like I just went downtown and browsed (which is one of my favorite things to do).


What a wonderful place!!! I adore the headboard/chalkboard...

No wonder you love it!

Thanks for taking me along...Faith


Oh, I just really enjoyed visiting Vintage with you today! What beautiful things, and all so inspiring! I wish I could find a lovely place like that around here!

Thanks so much for the beautiful tour!


What a wonderful place! Thanks for letting me go along...

I love the chalkboard/headboard...How Cute!!!


Thank you for taking me shopping this afternoon! I needed the rest from house cleaning! How lucky for me that we live close! I will be heading to VINTAGE ASAP,it looks wonderful!

Ruth Tortorici

Wow,I could so spend the whole day in the shop........but since I live in southern AZ, I'll just have to dream......thanks for sharing


Ooooh...what a beautiful store...I wish I lived close enough to visit in person, but since I don't I am so glad you took me along on your visit.


I LOVE VINTAGE!! Thanks for all of the beautiful pics!!


I love, love, love the white dresser without drawers. Oh the possibilities. Thanks for entering me in yet another drawing. I'll cross my fingers.


Kim, you are SO spoiling us! Up to this point I have resisted, but I'm feeling lucky today!


Boy, you took me away on that shopping trip. I really felt I was shopping and not sitting at my computer...and now you are gifting us with this incredible square soap, thank you!


do you s'pose they'd mind if I just started living at their store? sure wish there was one of those around here!!

marcy chapman

Hey Kim,

I sure enjoyed this little shopping trip and the soap was what caught my eye. Maybe I will be lucky!
I am excited to have my Etsy store( finally up and running. This took me just about as long as it did to get my blog up and going. A REAL computer whiz - NOT. Anyhow I feel accomplished as I was able to do it myself. Now for lots of inventory - paint, paint, paint. I am going to have my first Giveaway soon. Glad to see all going well with you. Since you post so frequently, I feel we really are in touch and that is so enjoyable. Hugs, Marcy

Joanna {sweet finds}

What a great tour! I love all the photos.

The soap bar is wonderful too. :) Maybe 120 will be the lucky number. tee-hee

hugs, Joanna


Oh Kim what a wonderful day I had shopping with you. You are one special lady and you know everything I like. See you soon.



PURE BLISS!!!! Thank you the mini vacation from everyday stress!! Truley loveley!!


Hi Kim..What a neat shop! Such a variety of things. No wonder you love it! Thanks for the shopping trip! ~Sue~


Ohhhhh Ahhhhhh What a "darling" shop! Would be hard to keep me out of it if I lived close to it!!! LOVE it:)
Your so generous & kind!

Vicki K.

Wow - so many nooks of happiness in that shop! Thank you for the fun photos.


sign me up for some soap. That is one neat shop.Very inspiring

Lyndsie Ihrig

Wow-what a wonderful store-wish I was close so I could shop with you in person! I would love to have the soap! Have a great evening!


How can Angie sell all this beautifull things?? I would want to keep it all to myself!!
But what a wonderfull pictures, and what a plessure you share it with us. Thanks! Greetings from The Netherlands.


oh what a great store! I have not gotten to go thrifting or vintaging nearly enough lately and this was just what I needed!!! cheers!


Where do you live?! I'm so jealous!! I want that store next to me! And in the picture where you want the green fan (which is adorable and fits your color scheme wonderfully!), I want the red table! There are so many great things you took pictures of - the Paris pillow of the dog, the furniture - everything!


I wish I lived near this store!!! I am looking for a GOOD vintage store in Denver...hmmm. Also, that soap looks amazing!


Kim - You are so sweet to host another giveaway. What a great shop - would love the soap. Thanks.


Hi Kim,

That store is wonderful and I had so much fun going with you! Thanks for the getaway :)


Lady Dorothy

What a beautiful tour! I'd love to win such a lovely soap. Thanks!

emily kay

Thanks for taking me heart needed it. How fun to see things thru your eyes and try to figure out what was catching your eye in the pix=) Take care of yourself!
Emily Kay


I could use a nice bar of soap to pamper myself with! I've been watching my 20 month old grandson, cause his new sister came early, and mommy and daddy have been busy with her! I'm pooped!


I wish that shop was in my city! I saw several items I'd love to have.

Esther Sunday

Quick! I am down to my last bar of soap!

Katie F.

How sweet! Looks like my kind of shop. I think I need a vintage chandelier in every room of my house...


Hi, Kim, Thanks for the shopping trip, that was fun! What a fun bunch of stuff, I particularly love the old mattresses and the beautiful French style flowered chair.


Loved your tour! and thanks for the phone #!

Talked and did some business with your neighbor, Kim C...of Ticklish Mermaids...because of one of your posts!!

Small world....huge blogland!!


what a sweetie you are, assembling a little goodie bag. i just love the blogging community!

fabulous tour. i am smitten with the tiered wire basket.

my latest post is all about daisies. you might enjoy it!




I really have to stop in there one day!!

Jenny Sellars

Wow!! I wish I lived closer!!


Hi Kim! Kathy from Clearwater here. I visited Vintage when I was there for the Home Tour, and it was fabulous! I wish we had places like it here!


Dear Kim,
You sure are popular! 146 comments on the first day of you recent post. And the day is not over! Wow! It is no wonder though cuz you are such a love and inspiration to all who visit you. xo
I enjoyed the visit to VINTAGE with you and even saw an item from my childhood...a HOOD MILK bottle! Such fun.
xo Colette

Fay Marie

Hi KIm
Thanks for the tour. Very enjoyable after a long, hard day at work.
Fay Marie

Amy O./picketfencemom

Delightful shop! I'd love to visit.
I am a regular visitor who never comments, but I LOVE your blog and your inspiring ways.
God bless,
Amy O/picketfencemom


Vintage sounds heavenly and so does the soap. I'd love a bar!


You always take us on the nicest of walks! Thank you for your wonderful blog.


I would love to be able to spend time in that wonderful shop! I would also love love love to have the delightful bar of soap!

Kristen Smith

I'd love to visit there. I'm all about vintage finds.



i wanna live in that store!!

Becky from Tennessee

Gosh, what a great store. Wish I lived
closer and could visit. Thanks for the
tour, Kim!

Patti Suda

Lovely shop! It was such a pleasure window (screen?) shopping with you!


thank you for taking us shopping through your pictures - i have a friend who takes me shopping with her over the phone!!! what fun to shop with friends.thank you for the chance to win some of that lovely soap!

Michele M

Such a pleasant shopping trip with you!

Thank you for such a wonderful pictorial!

I feel as though I truly WAS there! Next time let's bring the truck!!!!!


I wish I wasn't 10 states away! I'll definitely go take a look if I'm ever in Florida. Mimi


Wow! What a feast for the eyes! So many goodies......hard to know what to look at first! Thanks for sharing.


I enjoyed shopping with you, and it was so nice with "Stranger on the Shore" playing in the background. and now....."Summer Place". Ahhhh, love that song.

Hope I win!!!!



Your blog is my favorite! I so enjoy your photography. The tour was great!


That store is truly special. It's the kind of store that brings memories, and makes new ones. That floral chair really had such a great personality, and could tell a few stories, I'm sure!
The headboard outside, that was made into a sign with chalkboard paint was so clever, too!
I love that people open stores such as that, and bring magic into the lives of ordinary people like us. Just too sweet!
Cheers, Susan

leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville

Scrumptious! Everything was just awesome! I want to go there. But I had the next best thing, a tour from you! I do have a shopping list that I am going to take as I check out the web site, after I leave here.
Thanks sweet friend! Hope I win! Give my love to Maggie!


Thanks for taking us all along with you. Just loved the leisurely browsing. That's my kind of shop. Would love to try the soap.

Kristy Tukis

ooh oooh oooh...pick me pick me....

Kim, I just love your blog, I get so inspired to work on my many projects everytime I visit... Ever since I found you, I have been very productive :) I have re-done two guest rooms, a den, two bathrooms, dining room, and laundry room... I have many more to complete too.. Thanks - your like my muse..



What a wonderful way to start my day! Poured a cup of coffee and looked at everything in the shop! LOVE IT!


A very fun trip. Looking forward to the next one!

black eyed susans kitchen

Love all of the bits and pieces of pink in the store, especially that pink chair. The old enamel sink was really cool too.


Oh my what a lovely little shop. I was drooling as I browsed your pretty {colorful} photos. I can never get enough vintage ... we've only got a couple tiny little places near me *sigh* But oh well I just visit them as often as I can. {now I want to come shop with you - yours is better} *wink*


Good morning Kim :)

Oh! I would love to win a bar of that soap!

I wish I could shop at Vintage in person... so many things I love, but the pink velvet chair, the letter R (for rue of course!) and the scale were among my favorites :)

I can't wait for the rest of the walk!



Hi Kim

I know the next place I will be visiting when we go to Florida! THanks for a great blog.


Wow Vintage has really expanded. I saw lots of temptations in the generous photos you shared!


Oh I love shops like that one. She had so much wonderful stuff, and your photo tour was lovely as always!! Thanks!


What a wonderful way to start my Wed. morning. Even though I am in MO, I feel
like I've been to FL. I can dream.
Thanks Kim


What a great place! Thank you for the guided tour. Absolutely delightful. Funny, when I saw the picture of the soaps my first thought was, I want one!

Enjoy the day!


I am so there in August when I visit Tampa. Gosh if I lived closer, I'd have to move in! Love it all. I'll be doing some major financial damage if the items present in August are any where near what you've pictured.


love the shop and french soap too going to have to visit the shop next time i'm in south florida until then i'll make do with the website thanks kim

Debbie Vierkant

I just LOVE little shops like this, they always make my heart beat faster! Thanks for sharing all those great pictures it was fun looking! Hugs!

Odette Bragg

I just love coming to your site. I wish my home was as fun and colorful as yours.

Kimberly Moody

Your blog is sooooo lovely! Thanks so much for taking us along. The tour was fun--I couldn't be quiet--too many oohs and ahhhs!! Great place to shop. Have a wonderful day.

Lauren (in PA)

Wow, what a wonderful shop! Wish I was in Florida! I will be looking at these pics all day long.

Debbie V.

Thanks for the tour! What a neat place - I wish it was near me, but I will definitely check out their website.

Debbie V.


Fantastic pictures and tons of inspiration Miss Kim. I want to go shopping with you there!


What a nice store! Wish I lived close enough to visit, er, shop!

Daisy Cottage

Dear Odette..
What can we do to change that for you?? I'll be happy to help you!


What a nice little shop. Thanks for taking us shopping with you Kim! Leah


What a fabulous shop, Kim! I saw lots of things I'd like to have.

Ooooo, French soap, please enter me in your giveaway!



Well now, that certainly was a fun trip to Vintage.

I just can't get over your fabulous photography....good enough to eat!

: )


A giveaway... I can't resist. Beautiful photos, thanks for taking us along Kim!


Beautiful photos, and it looks like such a lovely shop! I would love to win the soap. Thanks for sharing!

Rose - The Center of My Self

Wow! I WANT THOSE TWO PINK PILLOWS that are next to the chandy on the sofa! I've been looking for pink pillows with just the right print for months and those are it. Does Vintage ship? I can't believe you found my perfect pillows, Kim!


Hi Kim,

As usual you delivered eye candy again! Love it all! These souaps are fabulous; I have tried them a long time ago but remembered I love them! Thanks for your wonderful blog!


Nancy M.

Kim dear, So many lovely vintage things to resurrect. I need the child chairs and table for my grands and love the linens. I will be there for the next trip.


What a treat, I'll go with you any time you like. That was great.
Put me in the hat for a chance for the soap, I love olive oil soap.

Karen W

Kim - Thanks for the tour! Love your blog, it was so nice to browse that shop to the tune of "stranger on the shore". Thanks so much for sharing!!

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