Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island

  • Destination: Fernandina Beach, Florida
  • Vacation:  September 17-20
  • Forecast: Tropical rain

Adventures are found every time I visit my daughter, Andrea.  Now living in Fernandina Beach, she knows all the best out of way shops and restaurants.

Friday, we set off for St. Mary’s across the state line in Georgia, to visit an adorable store called Cottle & Gunn.  It was only the second time for me to shop there, but once again I was totally absorbed in looking at literally every nicknack on every shelf.  As I was contemplating how to carry on the plane a couple of vintage milk crates, I distractedly mumbled to Andrea, “What are we looking for?”  Paint! Oh yes, we did have a purpose for our adventure.

Cottle & Gunn St. Mary's, Georgia

Cottle & Gunn St. Mary’s, Georgia

Cottle & Gunn carries Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  They have such good taste.  Their store was full of beautifully painted furniture and they offer workshops too! Andrea picked French Linen to paint her coffee table, then we were off to continue trudging through the monsoon.

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