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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vacation at Quietude House, Seagrove Beach, FL

I wanted to share a wonderful vacation that I took with my girlfriends in September.  My friend Sheila (an avid trip advisor fan) found the house Quietude in Seagrove Beach (Garrett Realty).  She invited a great group of girls for a great escape.  It was wonderful!  Janet (Buff), Sheila and I were able to take time away from our lives to enjoy the trip.  Next year, hopefully more of our friends will be able to join us!  It was such a rejuvenating vacation.  The company was wonderful and the home was right out of a Pottery Barn catalog, very comfy, super clean, gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, with tons of beachy touches everywhere and anything you could possibly need for your stay.
3 FL Funky biotches
Tucked down a gravel road, but just a two minute walk to the beach…and close to many nice restaurants.
Quietude House Road to Quietude
The water and beaches were just beautiful.  The end of September was the perfect time for our get away, not only cheaper in price, but after all the summer crowds.  We had everything to ourselves!  We met our other neighbor, Lynn Nesmith, the day before we were leaving.  Turns out she had been an editor for Southern Living magazine and co-wrote a book called 30A style.  She signed our copies of the book and gave us some wonderful photograph post cards (that she had taken) of the sites around Seagrove.  Thanks Lynn!  Check out her website -
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We did share the beach with a few sea creatures…
Jellyfish Crab
 Beach baby house view IMG_20110925_102139
Of course, I couldn’t go any where without checking out a few yard sales and the local Goodwill store!  This was the mother of all Goodwill’s - huge!  A little overpriced - the manager wouldn’t budge on the almost antique store prices.  I did find two beautiful Denby pottery bowls ($15), and a fabulous pair of leather cowboy boots ($20)!  YAY!  And some sheet music to use on another dresser redo project.
Goodwill 1 Goodwill 2
I even pilfered some treasures from our neighbors, who were moving out and left tons of goodies!  Got this dresser for free, which we used as a beach towel drying rack.  We also stopped at a yard sale that was a benefit for the local humane society (finds included the pic below plus two crystal lamps).  I also checked out their local habitat for humanity store and scored a large framed quilt piece, a vintage medicine cabinet ($10), several pictures & frames, and pottery pieces.
Free Dresser Yardsale finds
No one of us were sure we could bring everything home with us, but after some rearranging and squishing, it all fit.  The first pic is the van on the way down there, and the second is the pic coming back...I have no idea how we got it all to fit!!
Van before Van after
Our friend Sheila who thinks of everything, brought twinkle lights to put on the porch.  It was so wonderful and relaxing to sit outside during the evenings drinking wine with lots of girl talk.  This was our pic right before heading home…
Twinkle lights 3 leaving
A beautiful sunset on the beach…and a fabulous crabcake benedict breakfast from the Gravel Road Cafe off Highway 30A.
01 FL balcony shot Crabcake bfast
What great memories we all have from this vacation!  Thanks Buff and Sheila!
And thanks for reading my blog…
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  1. The pictures are beautiful, I could just dive into that water. Great job with the chair and union jack dresser. I have used burlap to cover a bench, but it didn't last very long, not very comfy. Thanks for visiting.

  2. Jennifer you are making me really miss Seagrove!!! I have never been to the Gravel Road Cafe but it looks scrumptious! Do you still wanna get together Sat. Let me know!

  3. Hi-
    My name is Amy and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Seagrove Beach to share on our travel site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at amy(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!


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