Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Cat's Meow

Since the weather has been so rainy, chilly, and just plain dreary lately I thought it would be a good time to finally blog about my visit to the Cat's Meow in Venice, Florida. I read about this charming shop in the January issue of Romantic Home magazine and knew instantly I would visit the next time I happened to be in Fla. Lucky for me there was already a spring break trip in the works. It must be said the beautiful pictures in the magazine did not do this shop justice.

It is a vintage dream come true full of all things chippy and tres shabby chic!!!!!!

It had plenty of mirrors with just the right patina and mercury glass.

and chandeliers.

Talk about a francophiles delight!!!!! A dress form straght from Paris.

Just look at her shoes!!!!!!!!!! (I could't resist peeking)

One of the things that impressed me in the article is that the owners, Mark and Susie Holt, work together 24/7 to make the shop a success. I was even more impressed by their friendly and gracious manner when I asked to take pictures for this blog. We had a wonderful conversation about their lovely shop. They even posed for a picture with yours truly!

If you find yourself in Florida make plans to visit the Cat's Meow. Thanks Mark and Susie for a wonderful time!!!!!!!!!!!


patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Hey BFF, I feel a road trip coming on! What a great shop. Hugs, P

JJ said...

Gerri...what a great memorie...can't wait to go back...tell Pat you guys can stay at the Bell's B&B...oh how's my clock pillow coming:))...

JJ said...

JJ aka Kelley Ha...

LynneForsythe said... I had to wipe the drool off my Gerri....You got to visit a piece of Heaven!!

Debi said...

Hi Gerri,
Just stumbled upon your blog and so glad I did! Please stop by and visit me if you have a chance. I will be back soon, I am a follower for sure :-)