Thursday, November 18, 2010

Down By The Bay...Part 1

Today I thought I would share with you a quaint little town that's located down by the bay...WELCOME to FAIRHOPE...hope you enjoy your visit. This bayside town is home to many retired couples and a boatload of yuppies...just let me say...real estate is a tad bit high keep that in mind if you fall in love with Fairhope and want to relocate here. Today we will be touring the streets that are full of gift studios...antique shops and some wonderful clothing boutiques. Tomorrow, I will be taking you on a house be sure to come back for with that said...have fun and I will see ya tomorrow!
                                               Hope y'all come back...real soon,
                                               This is the city pier...there is a small cafe
                                                        located here...talking about a
                                                             stunning view...sunsets  
                                                                     to die for!
                                                         Beautiful  tree lined streets and
                                                                   flowers galore!
                                                        I just LOVE this neat gift shop...
                                                           always filled with lots of
                            Wanna know where I shop for my wardrobe? It's right right here at Hertha's...
                                        I have been shopping here for just can't bet
                                                the prices and labels at this consignment shop!
                                                      Even the waste cans are displayed
                                                               with beautiful flowers!
                                                   Gorgeous sitting areas...when you need
                                                              a little rest after hours of
                                                       Now this shop is full of some awesome
                                                                  whimsical's a
                                                                          must see!
                                        We can even buy local veggies here on Church Street.
                                                     Don't you just love this amazing
   The city changes out the flower beds and baskets
 every few months...they always look stunning!
                                           What a stinkin cute name for a gift it!
                                                            Look it's COTTAGE CHARM!!!!
                                                            Yes...that's my little shop located
                                                              in an antique shop in downtown
                                                                     Fairhope...loved this
                                                     I sure do miss this place...just sayin'!
                                 I did a ton of business here in Fairhope, but I decided to move on
                                                          and try a new business.
                                          As you can see...I always did my best to have it full of
                           I absolutely LOVE this shop...I guess I should...the owner would come
                           by and  purchase items from me and then mark them up for her shop...
                                                 I was always okay with it because I
                                                         still made a great profit!!!
                              Hello ladies...don't forget about my CSN STORES $65 Gift Card Giveaway...
                                             now if you haven't already entered...then make a b-line
                                                 HERE...sign up and keep all your fingers and toes
                                                            crossed...good luck to all of you!


Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

What a quaint and charming town. Looks like a really fun place to walk around and shop. Ooh La La... so fitting! I can imagine it was an awesome place to have a shop! Looks like we'll be planning a getaway to Fairhope, someday!

Toes are crossed :D

Take care,

Donnie said...

That reminds me so much of the Village's here in Lady Lake, Florida. There is a very lively downtown shopping district and so neat to walk and shop there. Their prices are better than the Walmart down here. Thanks for the tour. Looking forward to the house tour next.

Tammy said...

What a lovely tour! I love quaint towns like this. The shops and scenery can't be beat. So pretty.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Linda, We used to visit Fairhope often when we lived in the Florida panhandle. I loved the cute shops and little cafes. It is one of my favorite small towns. You are so right about the real estate prices!
Hugs, Sherry

Blondie's Journal said...

I loved the tour, Linda. It looks like such a sweet little town and a shopping haven!! Can't beat that!! Looking forward to the house tour!


michelle said...

What a beautiful little town! I love quaint little towns with so much charm! Thank you for the tour!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Fabulous tour! I have a passion for quaint, charming little towns! I hope to live in one someday!

Thanks for the tour!


Marla @ Always Nesting said...

I feel like I've been on vacation with you as I sit here in the dreary dark rainy afternoon. I'm glad one of us is getting sun kissed.

Donna said...

I know of several people who live in Fairhope but I have never been there. I may visit next spring or summer. I would have loved your shop!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a sweet little town. And it still looks like summer time there. So pretty! Thanks for the tour. Love & blessings from NC!

La said...

You KNOW I'd be headed straight to Ooh La-la! This looks like an ideal place to spend a lovely afternoon of browsing. La

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a great little tour! We just got back from Savannah and I am missing the cute little shops and being close to the ocean. I would be perfectly content living near a beach, but instead here I am in Kansas... ugh!

Beth said...

Such a cute little town! Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine too!

House Revivals said...

Such a quaint little town! Just darling.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Thanks for the tour~ this is one of our southern treasures!

La Vie Quotidienne said...


What a lovely little charming and so cute. Mu favorite part: the flower basket trash cans. And, I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment on my blog.(-:

Kim said...

How charming. You gotta love a place that even decorates their trash bins. I'm enjoying our cooler weather, too.

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Gorgeous shots, looks so quaint!!

Luciane From said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL TOWN!!!! You're lucky to be there! :-)

BTW, would you buy a house in NJ for 68 mil? Well, OPRAH WINFREY just might. She's in town! Take a look on my blog.

CraftyHope said...

Oh, you're featuring my current home town!! I'm actually from across the bay from Fairhope in Mobile and ALWAYS wanted to live here. So, I married myself a Fairhope boy.

I do want to say that while Fairhope seems to just be full of Yuppies and Retired couples, it's not really. There's also quite a few of us artist-types/beach bums/middle class working folk. We're just not usually downtown in the middle of the day! ;)

You're pictures and descriptions are GREAT. Just like any city, Fairhope is what you make it and there are all kinds of hidden treasures! Thanks so much for featuring the great city I call home!

Melody said...

Looks I need to get to Fairhope for some shopping! We haven't been there in ages.
I love how they do all the flower plantings, too.

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