One of the BEST things about traveling to new cities, is finding local goodies to take home with you. I’m a big believer that your home should be a reflection of you. So whenever I go traveling, I try to pick up a little something to commemorate my time in that place.
I have been living in Sarasota, Florida for 8 weeks, and everyday I drove past a treasure chest – without realizing it! It wasn’t until my husband visited that he pointed out Circus City Architectural Salvage Store – I was so glad he did! Look at all the treasures…
There were hundreds of historic pieces and great local finds, but I was only able to buy one of them. Guess which of these AMAZING goodies I bought…
This retro milkshake maker reminds me of the shake that Rizzo throws at Kenickie at the “Frosty Palace” in GREASE!
I would love to place this old, rusty milk pail in the corner of my living room, then pull it out as an extra seat when needed. Might need a little pillow to go on top
I want to hang this above the stove in my kitchen!
Sarasota is known for spring training games, something tells me these baseballs have seen a few bats.
I love old wooden crates, and this one would look beautiful beside the couch filled with magazines.
Isn’t this just perfect for storing craft materials and tools? It would be shame to hide it away in the shed though… I’d try to find a place in the house for this little beauty!
Calamity Jane is one of my all time favourite musicals! So perhaps I need to hang a wagon wheel on my wall to show my true devotion to Doris Day.
How cool are these!?! They are slightly different to the steel letters that are everywhere at the moment. I think that’s why I like them… a pop of colour never hurt anyone.
I’m a sucker for a globe. That’s all.
The ultimate beach house accessory… would look awesome hanging above a door frame, or as a towel rack in the bathroom.
So which item did I buy???
The one I can pack in my suitcase! I paid a whopping $4 total for these 4 baseballs, and I think they will look really sweet sitting atop a shelf in this pyramid shape. A lovely memory to take home with me from sunny Sarasota.