The Perfect Getaway: Baseball, Art, Vintage

We had the most perfect weekend getaway at St. Petersburg, FL. The stated purpose of the trip was to go to a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game, versus the Beasts of the East, the New York Yankees. So that happened, but there was more:

We stopped in Tampa for lunch (the Independent Cafe is fantastic; they have music and you can bring your dog) and a visit to the Seminole Heights Antiques market. Lots of vintage treasures there, and good prices.

The alarm clock brings back memories. I love needlepoint purses, too.
I used to collect 1940’s and 50’s tablecloths but gave away my collection when we moved
to our smaller apartment. I still like to eyeball them.
The Turtle, that is all.
The Man Who Thinks Invests in Finck‘s. You can’t prove that wrong.
At the game, dressed for success. The Rays won, 16 – 1! We ruled!
We walked from the stadium back to our hotel, and passed a small gallery. There was a display of movie-related
art, very provocative. I see Apocalypse Now, an unknown volcano(?), 2001: A Space Odyssey, Boogie Nights,
unknown lips (any ideas?) and Vertigo.

Have a terrific Tuesday, and stay fabulous,

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25 Comments

  1. You are so beautiful Patti! You look stunning in that sports shot above! I think a radiant smile is the most beautiful thing a woman can own!x

  2. I wish I would have known you were in my neck of the woods!!!! Glad you had a good time.

  3. Looks like fab vintage shopping. Last time I went to a baseball game I got hit by the ball!

  4. Glad to hear you enjoyed your weekend away, Patti! You look gorgeous at the baseball, and a mix of sport, art, cafes and antiques sounds just perfect (might there happen been a pub or two in the mix too?!) That pig sign is hilarious! xxx

  5. You never know where you will find a hidden treasure. I love to pop into shops and browse.

  6. Sounds like a great weekend. Relaxed but still a lot to do. I bet you are planning a follow up!

  7. You look very happy in this photo, so must have had a fab time. Love the vintage review. I can never resist an antique market. I have been known to get into trouble in just such a place!

  8. Didn't know you were a baseball fan. That turtle lamp looks cool. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

  9. You too, with Apocalypse Now? Everything about that movie is made of the awesome.

  10. Looks like a fab trip – short breaks away can be very restorative, and your team won, even better.

  11. I want the pig sign and the tortoise and love anything related to Apocalypse Now! Looking fab at the footie! x

  12. The piece to the left of "Vertigo" is "The Warriors", a movie I adored when I was younger.

    Ooh, I would love to go vintage shopping with you, Patti! Thanks for taking us along!

  13. Hi Patti! I love a good antique mall and enjoy perusing other people's antique jaunt posts almost as much! I would like to invite you to my new link up, it will be live starting Tuesday at 7 PM. It's a swap and you can read more about it here Drop It or Swap It! I would love to have you come by and join in. ~Ann

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