Archive for January, 2010

Fernandina Folk Art Garden Shop

I’m so fascinated by the work that’s going on at the house on Ash Street that I blogged about the other night, that I went by there again today to see the progress. For those of you who know the area, the house used to be the Sailor’s Wife’s Book Exchange. I found Roger – […]

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Damp Day at the Farmers Market

The rainy start to the day didn’t stop me from heading down to the Fernandina Farmers Market this morning to pick up some kitty sprouts from my favorite booth for all things natural, Ms. Christine’s. She’s always carried natural dog treats but I saw in the newsletter that she’d be carrying “cat grass” this week […]

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Camelias Are Back

Even when we get record cold spells, as we did earlier this month, the Camelias never fail to make their appearance to cheer things up. We have several Camelia bushes around the grounds – some white, some pink – and our guests frequently confuse them with roses, especially these pink ones. They have no scent […]

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Fernandina Textures

This scene caught my eye today from this house on Ash Street being restored. From the porch rail to the doors to the birdcage to the birdhouse to the chairs, the wrought iron, the pots, the plants, the cat to the fleur-de-lis, it’s just a feast for the eyes. Eye candy everywhere you look. Fairbanks […]

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Embers Restaurant to Private Residence

This used to be the Embers Restaurant but it has since been converted to a private residence. I didn’t think about taking a photo until the “during” phase so I don’t have a “before” shot, but here’s “During” and…. “After”. Nice job, huh? And, since the building was sitting and rotting while in foreclosure, the […]

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Blue Skies – A Treat for the Eyes

Beautiful sunny blue skies returned today and were fabulously reflected in the calm waters surrounding Amelia Island. We escaped the worst of the storms making their way north overnight, but got a nice dose of rain just before dawn. That will help encourage our poor lawns and gardens that are still in shock from our […]

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Restaurant Week Starts Tonight

Too much yard work and football for me to blog this weekend so I’m just giving you the public service announcement that Restaurant Week runs from tonight through next weekend. Three course meals for either $19 or $29 at most restaurants in town. Photos back tomorrow. Fairbanks House

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Marina Policy

Correct me if I’m wrong, Sparky, but isn’t a marina for boats? Might want to reconsider the sign… Fairbanks House

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Mini Restoration?

They uncovered and painted the doors on the old Fernandina flour and lumber building. Would it be classified as a restoration? Don’t know, but I like it. Fairbanks House

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Drinks at Indigo Alley

When things are slow around here we try to take advantage of the situation and visit some of the places where we send our guests all of the time so that we can actually enjoy our own town. So we had some drinks with Cyndi and Jeff out on the patio of Indigo Alley. Many […]

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