Archive for December, 2010

Winter Baskets Abound

The flowering baskets of Centre Street change with the seasons, and the winter baskets are currently featuring ornamental cabbage, capsia, a few pansies and a bright red bow.  They’ll all last through surprise freezes like last week’s through the seasonal 70′s that we’ll be enjoying starting tomorrow.  Okay, the bow might get changed out after […]

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Christmas at the Fernandina Courthouse

Our Fernandina (Nassau County) courthouse is so beautiful that it’s always a treat to linger over the architectural details, but the extra touches of garland, wreaths and bows makes the lingering last longer. Fairbanks House – Amelia Island

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An Amelia Island Christmas Comes to a Close

Bill and I, and our staff, Peg and Stephanie, would like to wish all of you a very happy holiday season and thank you all for supporting us throughout the years.  Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, hoping to see you all very soon.  If you’d like to see the rest of the photos from our […]

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Christmas Breakfast at Fairbanks House

Our Christmas breakfast was quite the feast.  Even though some of our guests were still a bit sleepy, they were wide awake by the end of the meal.  Bill’s pumpkin pancakes are worth the price of admission alone.  Come find out next year.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tPhHufdnuQ?f=user_uploads]

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We Have the Best Christmas Guests on Amelia Island

With holiday spriit like this, whou can doubt that Fairbanks House guests are the best Christmas guests on Amelia Island?  Can’t you just feel the happy?  I don’t know how we get so lucky every year but Father Christmas has smiled on us again.  And those of you who closely follow my blog, you may […]

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A Fallen Soldier Comes Home

Last night, in a thick, thick fog, Fernandina honored one of its own, Spc. Kelly Mixon, recently killed in Afghanistan.  A very large police motorcade brought him back to the island where locals lined the streets with candles, flashlights, iPhones and anything else that could put out a beam of light to honor his memory.  […]

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Florida House Inn Reopens

We’re all so pleased that the Florida House Inn reopened about a week and a half ago.  They were locked up when I went by to say hello so I haven’t had a chance to look around yet but I understand that the new owners have done quite a bit of maintenance to the building.  […]

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Santa vs Peg Leg Pete

Poor Santa.  His tent was a little bit empty while the kids lined up to get their picture taken with Peg Leg Pete instead.  I guess that the kids know that this was just one of Santa’s helpers and that Peg Leg Pete is the real deal.  Oh well; the big guy’s pretty busy this […]

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Fernandina Christmas

This just has to be one of the most magical real towns anywhere.  Christmastime rolls around and Fernandina puts on the dog.  We already have a storybook setting, but simple wreaths with red bows hung on beautiful street lamps make you just feel like you’re in a Christmas movie.  You might find one of Santa’s […]

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The Grinch and Max

I got down to Centre Street too late to see the Pet Parade on Saturday but I did manage to see a few of the entrants making their way back home.  I thought that the Grinch and Max were pretty special but they told me that they didn’t win anything so I can only imagine […]

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