Antiques, Beach and Birthday

by Sherry
Hi Everyone!
I wanted to share two of my absolute favorite antique malls.  Smith’s Antiques and Antiques On Holiday are both located in Destin, Fl.  Every time we head to the beach house  these two shops are on my “must go” list.  When we lived full time in the area I had booths in both Smiths and the owner of Antiques On Holiday previous shop, Bienvenue.
Enjoy the tour!


This piece of coral was amazing!


There were hundreds of these French Pickling jars but that didn’t keep the price down.  Love them but at $125 each I had to pass.


The dresser is fabulous but my favorite piece is the cabinet above that was custom made for a flat screen TV.




Sorry about the quality of these pictures. Most of the booths have no natural light and the ceilings are painted black.  Don’t they know this makes it more difficult for us blogger? LOL


Why is it when you are flying you always see BIG things you would like to purchase?  I would have taken those shutters home with me if Delta was a little more flexible about carry-ons!
The main reason for the trip last week was our granddaughter’s birthday and to visit with family. Here are a few pictures of our grandchildren.
Happy Birthday Abby!
 Our daughter-in-law and son are in the background.  Can you believe my DIL made this Topsy Turvy birthday cake?   I thought she did a fabulous job and it was yummy too.


Two of our grandsons enjoying the ice cream.  This was a swim party and all the children had a wonderful time in the pool.
Thanks to everyone that joined this weeks Open House Party.
Have a great week.

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B.B. July 24, 2011 - 3:56 pm

I love these antique malls in Destin! They are such a fun place! The Table and chair set in the first picture is amazing! Your DIL did an outstanding job on the cake! What an adorable bunch! Thanks for sharing your trip and special birthday!

Ricki Jill Treleaven July 24, 2011 - 4:07 pm

I love Watercolor and Seaside! Thanks for posting these gorgeous photos, Sherry. We have not been since last Spring Break, and I don't think we'll make it this summer. That birthday cake is adorable! I hope you are having a great time!

Ricki Jill

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style July 24, 2011 - 4:17 pm

Sherry, I love that t.v. cabinet, too and the piece below it. Amazing finish. I want to paint my hutch in the dining room and this just makes me want to do it more. Not sure the mister will approve. Have fun with the grands.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** July 24, 2011 - 4:51 pm

Hi Sherry!

yes, they really should turn up the lighting in those shops so that we bloggers can get great bright photos of all the loot. but I must say to you that your photos are excellent, I felt as though I was shopping right along with you….looking at all the charm just oozing through my computer screen! YUMMY!

Those Paris jars are so right up my alley….but the price makes me shriek! yikes! lol Thanks so much for sharing! That was fun!

Have a great Day!

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

[email protected] Porch Musings July 24, 2011 - 4:56 pm

Gorgeous post. I would need the truck and a uhaul!

Love your granddaughter's cake. So cute as is she!

WhiteWhispers2u July 24, 2011 - 5:00 pm

I too love those pickling jars but 125.00 Ouch! Darling cake and Happy Birthday to lil Miss Abby~Cheers Kim

Linda (Nina's Nest) July 24, 2011 - 5:02 pm

Thanks for the tour. Gorgeous, but $125 for a French jar???? LOVE the cake – adorable! Linda

Miss Char July 24, 2011 - 5:05 pm

Sherry, what a beautiful family. I bet the kids had a great time.

I love your favorite stores, I would kill for either set of chairs that you have shown. I'm on the hunt for dining chairs right now.

Susan July 24, 2011 - 5:08 pm

Thanks for taking us all along. Loved the cake the best and the grandkids, too. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Lori Lucas July 24, 2011 - 5:38 pm

The antiques and your grandchildren were both delightful,but your grandchildren win hands down! Love the cake! Lori L

Jane, Naples, Florida July 24, 2011 - 5:42 pm

Loved everything in the Antique Malls! Thanks for
the tour. Your DIL is very talented …that cake
was amazing! One of the best I have seen!

Flora Doora

Judy July 24, 2011 - 5:48 pm

Lots of eye candy! Next time I'm in Destin I'll be sure to check out these two places.

Happy Sunday!

Amy @MaisonDecor July 24, 2011 - 6:29 pm

Well I thought that cake was a professional job~so amazing that she made it…tutorial? Anyway, I would have had to buy that small Mora clock…and have it shipped home. I have been looking for a clock like that!! What a great spot to antique hunt. Seems like I always find big giant things to drag home.

Something Nice and Pretty July 24, 2011 - 6:42 pm

I love those cane back chairs in the first photo,know wonder you love stopping there! I also love the wood clock, I'd want to bring home everything:)
Love the cake, wonderful job on it!

Christina July 24, 2011 - 7:04 pm

Oh I have dreams about that swedish grandfather clock! I want/need one so bad! 😉
Great pictures!

ShantyGirl July 24, 2011 - 9:02 pm

Beautiful photo's and I followed the link and love the french shutters on the beach house, the blue is beautiful! Love your Grandaughters cake, looks like it was a fun time!

sissie July 24, 2011 - 10:12 pm

Hi Sherry,
I think I could do some damage in those shops! Lovely stuff.

You also have a very lovely family.


Red Door Home July 25, 2011 - 12:46 am

I can see why those shops are a favorite! I would love to spend some time there too.

Meggan from Lila Grace Accessories July 25, 2011 - 1:15 am

What awesome pictures! I love Smith's in Destin! I lived in Pensacola for a year right before I got married and would frequent it often 🙂

Yvonne @ StoneGable July 25, 2011 - 1:19 am

Sherry, What precious grandchildren. I bet you had the most wonderful visit.
The antique mall was an extra perk… I see why you wanted to go there and shop!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ July 25, 2011 - 2:09 am

That is one beautiful shop. Oh how I adore seeing eye candy.

Your grandchildren are so cute. I love the fancy birthday cake.

Happy Birthday to your granddaughter Abby.


Dear Lillie July 25, 2011 - 4:33 am

These places look awesome and your grandkids are adorable!

Pattie July 25, 2011 - 11:43 am

My kind of place… And a big Happy Birthday


Tynk July 25, 2011 - 11:59 am

Hi Sherry! I haven't made it to those places, thanks for taking photos.. now I want to go!

Love that cake too, she did a wonderful job!

Betsy July 25, 2011 - 1:50 pm

What an awesome shop. Looks like the birthday party was just as much fun, and that birthday cake is amazing.

[email protected] The Vintage Nest July 25, 2011 - 3:01 pm

that first photo with the beachy green painting and the fishing balls is my kind of beach room. If only I had a beach house. xo

Luciane at July 25, 2011 - 3:31 pm


What a great and fun post! I loved seeing your grandchildren. They're so cute!

Have a great week!


Luciane at

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage July 25, 2011 - 3:47 pm

These are plainly fabulous shops! I wish I had family nearby too! I tell my hubs all the time that when I retire I'm going to become a full time traveling professional shopper. My own! Haha I'll have to make a note of these wonderful places. Sweet to see your little darlings!

French July 25, 2011 - 4:01 pm

I love shopping with you, Sherry….I love the shutters too and the jars & bottles; the party looks like it was lots of fun!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ July 25, 2011 - 10:00 pm

Oh that is a fabulous looking piece Sherry. I loved a lot of goods there actually! Oh and BTW hubby loved the shade, so it is a keeper:)

Sarah July 25, 2011 - 10:12 pm

Sherry, thanks for taking us along. I shopped at Smith's when I was in Destine a few summers ago. Great spot. Wish I lived closer!
Have fun with the grands!

The Polka Dot Closet July 26, 2011 - 2:37 am

Sherry I love looking at antique shops on blogs. Yes, that cake is amazing!! Looks like you had a great time


janet July 26, 2011 - 3:11 am

Your grandchildren are too cute and that cake is awesome..I bet everyone had a great time at the party..I like the photos of the shops..Some really unique and beautiful pieces..

[email protected] Charm July 26, 2011 - 1:17 pm

These are my favorite shops in the Destin area…so thanks for taking me along with you…it's been a long time since I've been there. What a FUN cake…love it.


Cottage and Broome July 27, 2011 - 12:04 am

Going to antique stores or flee markets are one of my favorite things to do, beautiful! The cake was very cute! Grandkids too!

Miss Kitty July 27, 2011 - 4:16 pm

Going to Smith's is my favorite thing to do if it is raining at the beach. I bought an antique bookcase there several years ago. They helped me in getting someone to deliver it to my home. I have never been to the other antique store there so thanks for mentioning it. I love your pictures…it was like going on a shopping trip with you. VERY cute grandchildren!


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