I hope that you had a lovely weekend! It's Monday.....time to get back on the week day routine, which for me starts off most mornings by taking my four mile walk to this place.
It's one of the southern part of Miami's greatest secrets as far as I am concerned. The grounds are lushly landscaped and it's very quiet and private, yet located right off Old Cutler Road~a busy street that is designated a historical road. It's gated and belongs to the county as a museum of sorts, and beyond the gates you need to pay to get in.
The main house, early 1900's Spanish style
The visitor center is just a few years old. Why they built it to look like a log cabin in North Carolina is beyond me?!? The style doesn't fit in at all with the surroundings, but it is nice and they have a loo for those early morning pee breaks
Thankfully I have never come across any of these at Deering, but I am sure that they are there.....hanging out in the mangroves.
To walk the grounds is free, and it leads down to the ocean via Biscayne Bay. I love to go down and have a look at the water, always different, depending on the weather of course.
Miami skyline, not exactly close by....taken with my telephoto lens.
How clever of Starbucks to build a cafe right next door. Often my treat for burning off all of those calories!
I came across this and wanted to share it with you. For those of you lucky enough to live in So. Cal....did anyone make it to this FABU estate sale on Saturday? It seems that Pamela Anderson had a complete sell out of her home furnishings that are absolutely 2live4!!! She is friends with Rachel Ashwell and has purchased many of her pieces from her, as well as the outrageously gorgeous store Bountiful in Venice, with prices only suitable for stars like her. Oh I would have LOVED to have that antique French bed, the antique cast iron urns....and just about anything in this lot!!!!
Here is a link to Pam's Photo Gallery:
I was fortunate to purchase some sumptuous items from a Miami Estate last week and will be posting them TODAY on Shabbyfufu.
If you love antique statuary, there are some lovely pieces and the prices WILL NOT be like Pamela Anderson's~lol!
Have a fabulous week~