Dear friends.....I hope that you are enjoying the weekend! Thanks for the emails and comments about our little fur guy Murphy, who is doing much better after his surgery and back to his constant begging for food!
Mr. Fufu and I took some time off from our busy bee lives to relax today and hopped on over to beautiful South Beach (SoBe), here in Miami. It only took us about 25 minutes to get down there on a Sunday morning, but during the week would be about a one hour drive with traffic.....ughhh! Slow going....and yet it's not even tourist season here yet, too darned HOT.
Miami is a big city, and until the recent bust in the real estate market the high rise construction was becoming almost out of hand. It's slowed down considerably now, and if one is so inclined you can most likely get a bargain on a high end condo.
The drive over the MacArthur Causeway is just jaw dropping, especially when the cruise ships are in port~as they usually are on Sundays. On one side you see these spectacular man made cities of ships, and on the other side of the causeway are the yachts and homes of the rich and famous. Hard to get any photos on that side, as we were moving too fast.
We arrived at Lincoln Road and parked, and Mr. Fufu was a very happy camper...once he saw this Red Ferrari. Car of his dreams......dream on dear!
The antique shows are starting their season down in the deep South here shortly and this is the first show of the circuit on Miami Beach's Lincoln Road.
A stunning setting for an antique show with the palm trees, foliage and incredibly blue skies. I love my hometown of Miami:-).
There weren't very many vendors, but I did manage to acquire some wonderful rhinestone buttons for several of my projects in the works.
Lovely buildings, fountains with sea inspired mosaic....so very Miami.
Lots of great designer shopping and some open early to accomadate the antique show crowd. I have been a huge fan of Jonathan Adler's pottery for a long time, and this renowned chocolate shop as well.
We had brunch at one of the many dog friendly outdoor cafes. Great food and interesting people watching.
Back here in suburbia, I have been in the studio this afternoon working on some new designs for the website. The buttons that I picked up at the antique show today were just what I need for the finishing touch on the barkcloth roses brooches that I have enjoyed working on. These will be great embellishments for your jackets, purses, sweaters......so look for them to be posted this week on Shabbyfufu.
Talk soon, love to all~