Friday, April 9, 2010

In the mood to shop???

I’ve mentioned before that we live in a small {ish} town…really just a bit more than a spit of land

fringed in blue

sometimes turquoise blue...sometimes gray blue...


how it seemingly changes at our whim...with our moods.


But I am continually amazed by the beauty, creativity

and benevolence of this community on the Atlantic.


Two beautiful furniture and home accessory shops in town

display that beauty and benevolence.

Both of them give back to our community….in so many many ways.

Pop on your flip flops,

join me on a little tour…


M. Maison

23 Royal Palm Pointe

Vero Beach FL


an adorable small shop that packs a big punch!

Mary Juckiewicz, an architect by trade

has the eye…and amazing job of stocking this boutique


…lippin’ full of gorgeous treasures.

textiles and tables

telling art and accessories…

everything to make you really feel you are living

the island experience.






Well helloooo little orange suzani bolster!

love the chair!




And if this isn’t the most adorable basket

of doggie bones…

made by a young local


Part of the proceeds benefit our local Humane Society

Love this place by the river!

How could you not.....

Further up on 14th street…we have an honest to goodness Design and Dine district


lather rinse repeat.

and a Fabulous adventure of a store

Decorative Arts

1923 Old Dixie Highway
Vero Beach , FL 32960


Owned and run by Debrah Daly, it is a true experience in shopping

full of fun…full of wow.



...even full of wine and Hors D'oeuvres set up for a recent spring stroll event

proceeds to help the American Cancer Societies relay for life

Say hello to the benign jellyfish…

best on walls

not so much on skin

this I learned.



all gorgeous


Each corner of the store has a

bit of a different feel.


More wall jellyfish…by local artist Patty Vaugn

why are they so intriguing to me?




Guarantee you’ll find something

or many things

around each turn!





Boffo kind of fun!


Little towns…

Big treasures.


A Perfect Gray said...

no fair...I live too far much fun to look at that great stuff....!

Anonymous said...

Both shops are wonderful! I would be there all the time! Love the glass floats all lined up on the credenza! How does she keep them from rolling off?

You have such an eye with the camera. You are really one talented lady! Your blog is the first thing I look at in the morning even before Drudgereport!

Anon Susan

erin's art and gardens said...

ooohhhh.......thanks for this! next time i visit my mom-in-law in vero i will definately check these out! i'm intrigued by jellyfish too. for their beauty and NOT their sting...ouch.

Unknown said...

Oh neat, Linda! My parents are in Ft. Myers but we occasionally venture to the "other" coast, looks like fabulous shopping!

Simple Daisy said...

What a great little shop!!! Too bad I live too far away to visit:)

Deborah said...

Delightful! OMGoodness, the view of your little patch of earth is swoonalicious!!! Awe-inspiring!
**sigh** Deb

Anonymous said...

I would be at both all the time! I am amazed at all the beautiful color down there - it's like NE and FL are worlds apart. Maybe if I bought a few things it would make my dream of coastal living come true! :)

Jessica @ Lavender and Lilies said...

I love it! Such amazing stores.

Dee said...

How beautiful! I was a couple of the paintings and those totes, and the dog bones.....

Melissa said...

Were you trying to be cruel by including TWO photos of all those green glass fishing floats??? Ack! So many things in that store to buy, so little time or space to put them... Both shops look fantastic! I wish we had some shops like that where I live.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I have to visit Vero Beach!! I'm still looking for that "perfect" sweet coastal town in a warmer climate!

anita said...

lots of fun pieces! love the glass floats filling the side table w/ ocean painting behind

Karena said...

Definite Wow!! I would be meandering through these shops all the time for inspiration!!

Art by Karena

Kelley said...

I think I counted about 37 things that would end up in my suitcase/u-haul if I came for a visit. I really love the bright fabrics and the artwork!

xo kelley

Renée Finberg said...

this shop post about 'your'
vero beach says it all to me.
the first shop is soooooo chic.

i never realized it was a tiny island.
how fabulous.
it looks to me like there is tons of open water to water ski on.
a great place for you and your family. it reminds me (from the air) of miami beach where i grew up and water skied ,youth away.

not a bad thing.

vignette design said...

I would love to visit both shops. They look wonderful! I loved that cabinet full of treasures in M Maison and of course the wine stave chandelier in the second store. (I have the same one!) Thanks for sharing. It looks like you live in paradise!

Kathysue said...

Oh Linda, I love virtual shopping!! So much eye candy. I saw so many items in the second shop that if money were no object I could have brought home. That is what I love about virtual shopping money is NO object, Fun post,thanks for all the eye candy, Kathysue

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Both of these shops in a small town?! How wonderful, I could probably spend hours between the two. Enjoy! Janell

Sharon said...

That was an amazing shopping experience! Now, I only have to get myself in Florida to pick up some of the great stuffs I spied in the pictures;)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Ok. Here's the game plan: shop all days in all these fabulous stores until we can barely walk, drag ourselves down to the water's edge with a pticher of mojitos until the sun sets....then beg someone to carry us back to one of those fabulous resorts you posted on!!!

Helen said...

Am I here on Earth? Or in shopping Heaven? I think Heaven! I fell in love with so many of the photos I stopped keeping track! The next time my feet hit Florida soil/sand I am heading for your part of the State - one can only do Orlando so many times.

gertru said...

Love all the things,specially the bags & cushions.
Check my blog to see the deco of my wedding day.

Angie said...

Well that was fun! Thanks! ;)

La Petite Gallery said...

Fantastic shopping.
Wish I could stroll through the shops. Nice sunny days just shopping. Saw a lot of things I could buy. Thanks for this post. It is a long post and I know you worked hard.. yvonne

Everything Coastal said...

Wow! Just discovered your blog - I want to come to Vero Beach!!! Following you now

Fargerike Dagny said...

Oh yeah! Why don't they have shops like that in Norway??

My Galveston Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
Oh boy, I need a gulf break. We've had quite a cold winter in central Colorado. Your first ocean blue images make me a little impatient for what's to come. We'll be heading to Galveston soon. On behalf of all small shop owners, thank you for plugging local!! cheers, -susan

Black Zebra said...

WoW,WOW,WOW!!! One of my dreams in life is to start my own shop in Africa,and when I see these images I just want to realize this Dream even more! I also don't know about you ,but need at least a DAY to just wander around these shops,and if I'm feeling rich that day,BLOW SERIOUS CASH MAN!!

Brabourne Farm said...

Hold on, I'll just grab my credit card and head to the airport - should be there soon. Leigh

Farmgirl Paints said...

Those are great stores. Wow what a smorgasboard of treasures. I loved that orange bolster pillow. That would have been sold on the spot:)

Cobalt Violet said...

Those shops are amazing ... refreshing and cozy at the same time. Were those colorful robes near the bottom?!

The water is incredible!!! I want to dive in RIGHT NOW!!!

Porchlight Interiors said...

I could spend a whole day in these much to see! I really need to visit your part of the world someday! Tracey xx

Deb said...

Thanks for taking us shopping in your town today. There is nothing I like more than to shop oceanside in my flip flops. It didn't cost me a dime either.

Jane said...

I found M Maison on my last visit to VB...but alas, it was closed. Now I definitely need to return. Decorative Arts looks great, too.
Thanks for the enticement...
Jane (artfully graced)

Eloise said...

What lovely shops! I especially loved the pictures of the suzani bolster (had never heard that word suzani before I discovered you and Joni) and those precious dog bones! And the aerial photo at the beginning - wow!

SarahWhite said...

I spy lots of faux!! Faux bamboo is my absolute fave of the moment. What a dreamy shop... :)

Punctuation Mark said...

i am in the mood... i love decor stores... miss going into them... have a nice one!

mrs mediocrity said...

Lovely, thanks for taking us on that fun little shopping spree, I love the jellyfish!

C said...

wow what a beautiful post! so soothing... i wanna go live there!


Allison Shops said...

Wow! I need to come shopping with you! Love these stores.

Dropping by from The Inspired Room. Come see what has inspired me in Blog Land (hint - it's shopping!!!), and don't forget our giveaway ends Saturday night - so be sure to register at AtticMag!


Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

What a great shop! I'll be on the next flight, lol.

Linda Lou said...

Loving both of those shops, and those lamps and artwork make me want to take a little trip to Vero Beach-which I actually visited many years ago with a boyfriend-great town, awesome pics!

Vix said...

A classic Ms Linda post, where concern about our communities mixes with total stop-I-can't-take-it-anymore eye candy!

>Little towns, big treasures

is so, so true.

Though my city has lots of independent shops, and I like to think the ideas about connectivity hold true for us as well.

Like many areas, we've lost a lot of small businesses due to the economy contracting optional your post proves, it's these owner-defined spots that create a sense of place for those visiting and living somewhere.

sealaura said...

wow i have been coming back to this post for virtual shopping since yesterday. so many goodies, I feel like a dog with its head popped outside the window, so many goodies to sniff though. I bet they were happy to have you come by and profile their shop. I think shopping in Vero is a must for me now. have a great weekend. oh and I think I spotted some spiny lobsters!

Seagrass Interiors said...

I'm thinking it's a good thing I don't live there. There was a long list of things I would want to snath up!! Thanks for the tour!


Karen Deborah said...

ummm yum yum, beauty everywhere. OK lets go shoppin and have a couple treat too.

lorenabr said...

In a shop like that always :) looks very stylish I love it

Jen Kershner said...

Those shops sucked me right in. Can I come shop with you? Sounds like a picture perfect place you live in.

rjerdee said...

Yowzer!!! They've got the good goods! thanks for taking me shopping, Linda! that was really fun!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Linda, how 'bout you take a little trip to the gulf coast and give me a consultation on re-doing my living room a bit. It needs some LIFE. ?? :) xoxoxo

Stephanie said...

I needed this walk in your warm lovely world!!


French-Kissed said...

What a fabulous shopping tour...I will shop with you anytime. And did you say I could even wear my flip flops? all the better!


The Style Mansion said...

What a lovely post.The pictures are so warming and enchanting.

Rae said...

OMG! Would you PLEASE adopt me?
What fantastic photographs! They will leave me dreaming for days and days!
Great blog!

Jenny said...

There is a picture I saw that I want. It looks like a painting of a Jelly Fish. I love the white on the dark blue.

tamara said...

Lucky me, I not only live in Vero Beach, I work at M maison! Mary has a wonderful eye! We have lots of vintage items like linen towels, scrubbed pine tables. The shop has an eclectic mix of candles, furniture and gifts. Check us out on the web or plan a trip to visit!! You won't be disapointed!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mango Gal said...

These stores were so beautiful! Amazing stuff!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Oh we'd love to come down and shop - thanks for the happy day of window shoppng - it was quite lovely!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

So many beautiful things to choose from! I love the pillows...and bags...and then I see the colorful clothing and swoon! My hubby grew up on Old Dixie Hwy...but not exactly there! heehee! ♥

Lisa Porter said...

Just perfect!
To live in a smallish town AND have all that at your fingertips is...just perfect!
xoxo Lisa

Marie Brady said...

Thanks for the colorful little tour for my senses! I love that jellyfish print!

dec0r8or said...

I know I'm late to the party on this one, Linda, but those are great stores! It's interesting to see the difference in inventory between the south and up here in NY....I love all the seashell/ocean stuff down there.


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