Archive for June, 2010

Norman Rockwell Kind of Town

When asked to describe our area to potential guests, the names “Norman Rockwell” and “Mayberry” frequently roll off of our tongues.  And for good reason.  Fernandina really is a charming place.  We’ve owned the inn for thirteen years now and we’ve just heard that our 35th couple have bought here.  (Welcome Lisa and Rob.)  And […]

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Fernandina Summer Cottage

Many of the cottages in town here change their look with the seasons and this little house on Second Street is no exception.  They’ve always got seasonal cushions, flowers, banners and plants all the way around and it makes me smile every time that I walk by.  You can tell that it’s summer just by […]

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Babes in the Palace Saloon

I spied some different kind of babes making their way into the Palace Saloon than you might normally find in there.  Hope everyone got carded. Fairbanks House – Amelia Island

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Shrimp – $5 Each

That’s what the sign says.  You may have been expecting some mighty big or mighty tasty shrimp at that price but we seem to be in a different category, given that this sign is in the window at Amelia Island Paint and Hardware.  So do you think that we’re buying the stuffed shrimp below the […]

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The Geranium Baskets of Le Clos

I’ve always been a sucker for beautiful flower baskets but the ones outside of Le Clos this summer have me absolutely drooling with envy. The gorgeous red geraniums with a backdrop of ivy and creeping fig can just set the heart aflutter. The meals inside these walls do nothing to stop the palpitations as many […]

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The Lost Weekend

Or maybe I should say “last weekend”. My blog has been dark since last week because my beloved blogging computer buckled under the weight of all of my blog photos and rebelled in a most convincing manor. The fabulous Innkeeper Bill who hasn’t met a mechanical, electrical or electronic device that he can’t fix managed […]

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Florida House Inn Sold?

Rumor has it that the Florida House Inn is under contract and will reopen at some point after extensive renovations.  That will be good to see.  It broke the hearts of everyone on the island when it closed down in January.  Unless you’ve owned a building from the 1800′s, it’s hard to fathom just how quickly decay […]

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Verbena

Verbena is one of my favorite butterfly-friendly plants.  It’s drought tolerant, prolific, vivid and it grows well on Amelia Island.  We’ve added some to the border in our new landscape at the front of the house as well as to the butterfly garden in the back.  The butterflies are just starting to come out now […]

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Happy Flag Day

And thanks to those who’ve served under it. Fairbanks House – Amelia Island

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Summertime on Amelia Island

And the livin’ is easy… or at least tasty. Fairbanks House – Amelia Island

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