I spent the day recently in Havana, Florida a quaint little town near Tallahassee (and it’s pronounced Hay-vana- Weird, I know). It has a lot of antique malls and little shops. One of my favorite ones is a ribbon, button, jewelry and all kinds of goodies, shop. It’s called Cindy’s Chapeaux and is very like French boutiques where you can get ribbon cut by the inch and lace among other things. I scored some great things there, including a 1940s brooch.
I also got some great books at one of the shops. An illustrated middle grade Pride and Prejudice, a 365 things to do in Britain book (great for research for my novels), a dictionary of Ireland and a book of World Proverbs- I like to put quotes as headers on my chapters in my novels so this book will be added to my research library. I’m a quote hound and have a treasure trove of those kind of publications.
I also got a couple of scarves. One for my neck, a lace one for an end table in my office and an embroidered one for my table between my chairs in the den at home. Got a pretty barrette, too.
The best deal of the day was a new sink for my office bathroom. It’s so pretty, I fell in love with it instantly.
I’m attaching pictures of some of my haul. Come on over/down to Florida and we’ll go to Havana. I guarantee you’ll love it.