The Sunshine State, An Etsy Treasury

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'The Sunshine State' by beadloverskorner

Next to Oklahoma, this will always be home!


Miami Wooden Jigsaw...
$360.00

Sea Star barrette
$12.00

Vintage Look Sun Th...
$9.00

Handmade Orange Fru...
$3.50

Florida Plyboo Cutt...
$40.00

Palm Tree Bird Lumi...
$27.00

Florida Gators Neck...
$9.50

Manatees Ipod/Phone...
$12.00

Recycled Florida Pa...
$45.00

Mockingbird and Red...
$10.00

Tiny Feet with Sand...
$7.00

Florida panther
$10.00

FSU Seminole's ...
$19.00

Bone China Mickey M...
$7.50

SALE Bananaram shad...
$10.00

Handmade Leather Ph...
$14.90


Uprooted from California more than 10 years ago, I have come to love Florida (pronounced
"flaw-da" here in the south). Toting my almost 2 year old son on one arm and his 10 baby bottles
of formula in the other, we made a cross country plane trip to the east coast and really, never 
looked back. My husband drove the biggest U-haul truck available with our much culled possessions 
and his 4 wheel drive Ford explorer (which will never be used in the flat roads here) over 7 days 
or so from California to Florida.
Florida is the home of the Jaguars, the Gators, the alligators, the oranges, the heat and humidity,
the bridges, the spectacular beaches. Here in the Jacksonville area, we have the views of both the 
St. John's River and the ocean. A stone's throw away is the oldest city in the USA, St. Augustine, 
host to the Fountain of Youth and 2 Outlet Malls.
Here in Florida there is no snow and to the Goodwill went all my ski jackets, parkas and long johns.
Here in Florida, my other son was born, my kids are thriving and growing up strong. Here in Florida
are the naval bases and the many retired sailors from all over the world, reconnecting once again,
regaling each other with colorful stories from the past.
Here in Florida, is my home.
{Now if they will only open a Macy's within 30 miles of me???}

1 Comments:

Gari Anne January 11, 2011 at 7:15 AM  

Wonderful! Even though I am originally from the midwest, I have been here over 20 years and love it here in Florida!

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