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July 30, 2009


Kelly Ann

How cool is The Shop...if I lived around that place I would be in some serious trouble! Thanks for sharing

Nicole M.

I think I would get lost in there. It looks like fun!

Becky G.

Wow, I bet you really could get lost in there! What a wonderful thought! B.


I want to go shopping with you Kim! You find the best of the best.


WOW!!!!! Kim, just wondering how long you two spent in this shop. I can just imagine it was hours, so much to look at!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful road trip with us. I now want to visit all sorts of places because of your inspiration!!!!!


Oh, I so want to go there!

Thanks for the tour!

Patti Autullo

I will have to check out Micanopy on my yearly trip to Sarasota...(our car broke down there once off of I-75 years ago)didn't get into town though! Thanks for showing what wonderful treats that are waiting there!
~Hugs, Patti


Thanks so much for this wonderful tour! Today's shop was amazing - I could spend hours and hours in there, not to mention lots and lots of money! Did you buy anything? I see many things that would be right at home in Dear Daisy Cottage!

Marla McKinney

Kim, I have been in this shop and have wanted to go back ever since. I definitely need plenty of time when I do to just browse. Great pictures as always. Marla


Wow, what a wonderful store jam packed with fun things. Love the pictures from your Micanopy visit - I want chickens too!! :)


What a fun place! If she has had the shop since 1980 I imagine so much has changed since that time! I would love to see a comparison between merchandise when it opened and now, I just think that would be neat. Thanks for sharing!

Sea Witch

Love it love it love it. More is truly more. I have got to make another pilgrimage to has been way to long. Sea Witch


I can't believe this town! I want to go there. Maybe next time I venture that far south I will take an adventure there. I absolutly love the shops. What a dream to have a shop like hers. I bet you girls where in there for hours.

black eyed susans kitchen

Mesmerizing color! I loved the red cupboard, and those tiny, bright colored suit cases. A very fun place indeed. Thanks for the tour.
♥, Susan


What a delightful shop! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!


What a wonderful shop to spend some "quality" time in. I would just be gasping and sighing the whole time! Thanks for the tour.

Lavender Dreams

What a great store! I'm going to visit this store when we are in FL next time! I love going to Micanopy when we are there. (It's not far from our home in FL.)


Sigh...I want to jump in my car right now - I could be at that store in 20 minutes!!

Thanks for all the great pics! And if you come back in the fall, please let me know and I'll come buy you lunch. :)


Daisy Cottage

Susan, I promise that I will!!! I would love that!


Sami Melton

Yes Please! That is my kind of store :) Tee He...


You only lost Lori twice? Say, may I borrow a few dollars? What? You're all out of cash? Wonder why... What a fun shop! Thank you for allowing us to be tagalongs.

Nancy Hutson Maisenbach

Kim, I saw at least 43 things I want to buy. Can you go home after being there? I mean will you be in trouble with your DH? If not you have more self control than I. Just to much fun.
Thank you for the tour,
Nancy M.

Daisy Cottage

Oh you girls are TOO cute! And Nancy, I am ALWAYS in trouble. ;-)


Twice Remembered

Fun, fun, fun! I wish we had such beautiful shops like that locally. Beautiful photos, Kim!


Hi Kim
I have been on the go so much it was wonderful just to sit at my computer and "travel" with you to Micanopy. The last store was amazing!
Hugs, Rhondi

Grace Chua

How i wish i was there with you:) just the kind of shop i would love to be there whole day. Thanks for the beautiful blog, i am always so fascinated with all that you have share. Have a blessed week.
Grace from Singapore


I love the green piggy Kim, and oh my gosh, the rooster. I love going shopping with you, thankfully I am on the east coast and, therefore, won't be spending :-) Blessings, Jan


Love the mermaid on the dresser! When it gets cooler, I am definitely going to do my best to go up there. So very charming and I love the old cemetery. Thanks for the tour of Micanopy!


Hi Kim :)

More IS more! I love it all, especially the Christmas items... is it too early to think about it?

Thank YOU for taking us along on your shopping trip. I always have fun :)

love you,


I'll take two of everything, thank you very much!

Thanks for the trip!!


now I understand what you meant with "to the brim", what a SHOP! that's rather a department store. thanks for sharing!


This shop is awesome!! I feel like I have just taken the most magical shopping trip! I could easily spend the paycheck here and more!! Thanks, Kim!!


Little Lovables

WOW! She has a talent for designing little spacies perfect for everyone's tastes. I could get lost in that store uncovering little treasures

mary ellen

Oh be still my heart.......this is the type of shop (shoppe in my mind) that I would want to bring a comfy rocking chair, and pop a squat and just look and look and enjoy all of the beauty and color.......thank you for sharing this

Aimee Boschet

What a great mix of eclectic items! So bright and colorful, perfect for summer.

Thanks for sharing! If you have a chance stop by my Blog and say hi!

Have a great day,


i could spend hours in that shop! love the hearts and lanterns and ........

Brenda Kula

Bird Xmas ornaments! I love to go shopping with you, Kim! You find the neatest stuff.

Daisy Cottage

Thank you everyone! I am sure that Marlene will appreciate your sweet notes too!

And I am soooo going back - I forgot to get one of those fab rings! Love them!



This is a great shop! I will be sure to check it out next time we are in Micanopy. I LOVE your shopping trips. I thought of you today. I passed the "Back in the Day Bakery" on my way to take my sweet little Jayce to visit the vet which is a couple of doors down. Have a great weekend.

I'm Julia

What fun! I think you could look at the pics for an hour & not see everything. I close my eyes & what I see first is that sweet little book with the white pup on the front, set back against the wall :-)

Kelee Katillac

Kim the town is amazing! Looks like such a fun girl-trip!
Especially all the collectibles and artful gifts!

love, kelee

Nancy Collins

Your photos are amazing! I love Micanopy, but haven't been there in quite awhile...
guess that's a trip!
Smiles and Blessings, Nancy


Kim, I love it when you take us shopping. It's very satisfying with the photos you take. It really feels like I"m shopping, but I didn't have to leave my house.

Thank you!

Patty Boyd

I dearly love shopping with you. I wish we lived closer together. I just know we'd be great friends.
Love & Blessings,


oh my goodness. what an awesome shop!
thanks for sharing your visit with us.
i love all the photos.

Mindy Nelson

I really enjoy your blog.


What an awesome trip? I love your blog and it is quickly becoming one of my favorites! I have gotten so many great ideas for my soon to be "cottage."

jodi whitehead

Daisy Cottage Rock! I love getting fresh new ideas and being inspired by your creativity. Thanks and keep it up! Jodi

Patty Leadbetter

Oh My Gosh I just love your blog! I also love the song "Stranger on the Shore" that plays as I read. Such a beautiful place! Maggie rocks!

Teresa Rosenlund

What wonderful pictures. I would love to see the real store! Oh,FUN!!! Thanks for sharing!




Wow I love this shop... it's jammed packed with amazing treasures!!! Wish I lived closer to check it out in person... great pictures!

Kathy Sachs

I have been shopping at Marlene's The Shop for many years. It is my favorite place to go to find fun girlie things and house things. I always find at least one thing that i can't live without and must buy. Its a fun place and Marlene and her staff are great and the whole store smells yummy.

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