Monday, March 7, 2011


A revisit to our friend Debbie at Vintage Soul.
Her shop is breath taking, this is the second time we visited Debbie and what a wonderful surprise.  She keeps her shop new and fresh so each time you come it's like starting over.

OK..That's Debbie from Vintage Soul, my  best Buddie and partner Kathy, my high school friend(40 yrs!) Phyllis, and Lisa from House of Envy a new shop we discovered today, photos below and they will blow your mind!

OK, new photo's from Vintage Soul.

Debbie has such an eye for style.

Isn't that chalk board wonderful?!!! She bought it from me(I made it) at our Fun Flea Market.
Look at those amazing flower pins.  Debbie designs those too!
You can't tell the beautiful soft colors they are.

Debbie bought this beautiful, awesome ladder at a Fun Flea Market last weekend.  I wonder who she bought it from?!!! She makes it look so sweet.

I love enamel ware!
I have a few pieces, but I hammer a whole in the bottom and plant a plant in them.

I love these old metal boxes.

This bottle is stunning.
I might go back and get it, if it's still there.

Debbie's style to me is romantic many idea's.

I have these old lites! I'm bringing them out.

If you like or love shabby you need to visit Vintage Soul.

See my apron?!! I love it and wear it all the time in the kitchen.
Look at those pillows.
Both designed by Debbie.

Sweet~pretty~soft~old~vintage gowns and slips.

Sooo pretty!

Lace hanging from an old screen door.
Debbie did all the work in her shop bringing it back to the original shabby way.
This is the historic part of St Cloud.
These buildings are old and chippy.

Debbie designs these bags.
French soap

Worth the trip!

OK, now a new shop we discovered..

Lisa Gandia is the beautiful owner of the adorable shop.
She has a very eclectic shabby, western style.

My eyes jumped from one venue to another.

Kathy and Phyllis loved it.

Lisa makes stunning flip flops with Swarovski crystals.
I should have taken better photo's of them.  They are stunning.
Special order if you like..

Great T-Shirts.

I just noticed the old door cut in half for the dressing room!!!
So creative. 
The curtain is designed by Debbie at Vintage Soul.

Great displays.

Lisa has a little bit of everything. Jewelry, great Jeans, cute tops and those amazing flip flops she makes!

And now Blissology Boutique!
Cynthia Heatherdale is the owner of the sweet little shop.
It made me think of Betsy Johnson.

This is Cynthia doing a little fluffing.

Not a very good picture, I'm sorry.

3 shops close together with very different styles.
All beautifully done by the owners.
Showing off their style.

I need to bring my girls back here.
Or I don't want to bring by girls here!LOL....

More great t-shirts and jewelry

Love this chest.

Look how she took different frames painted them pink and cut them to frame the door.
No matchy matchy here.
I love it!
How do you think of these things?

Beautiful tops.

Great jewelry

See the lace Cynthia is putting on her bust display?
Sooo pretty!

White shabby is my thing but I do like this black and pink shabby too.

So much to see.

Again, if you are in the Central Florida area you must go to St Cloud and visit these 3 shops.  You would be surprised how different they are. All together they compliment each other. And they are all friends!
There are also Thrift Stores, Junk Shops, Art Studio's and of course your grandmother's Antique shops.
Plus great places for lunch.  A sweet Tea Room!

Plus my SueBee is way down below and will not move up.
If you visit them let me know!
Thanks for visiting me.


The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Wow all the eye candy! I wish I could make a trip to Florida!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Oh wow! I have not been to St. Cloud in quite a long time. Looks like I need to make a road trip in the near future! Thank you for sharing these wonderful shops with us.

~ Tracy

Kathy said...

Oh what fun we had!! The pictures turned out great! Such talented young gals and as sweet as can be! Where to next???? Love ya,

Suzann said...

The shops are gorgeous!!! I think I need to make a trip to St Cloud since I live close by.
Thank you for sharing
Suzann ~xoxo~

The Boston Lady said...

Sue, I can't believe how different the shops look from the last time we were there! You know I will never forgive you..... You also know what a softie I am. I live vicariously thru you and Kathy. Simply lovely. Ann

Passionate for White said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice note. If you hadn't it may have taken me longer than until now to find you. LOVE your style and I'm one of your newest followers.

Sanna said...

Hi KarenSue,

OMG! My head is spinning... I love everything!


Bringing Pretty Back said...

it is all i can do not to hop in the car for a ROAD TRIP! I am SOOOOO envious of you! I want to go to those beautiful shops!!!!
have a pretty day!

Jamie said...

Thanks for the lovely tour! It must be so nice to have all these wonderful shops nearby! Jamie V in MT

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I was in St. cloud last month on a Sunday and Vintage Soul was closed, I was so, bummed, I just kept looking in the windows! What a fun day it was!