Saturday, October 18, 2014

Charms of Lefffingwell - The House



7 miles, 15 minute drive from my front door... Within the Historic Village of Ellenton, Florida sits a 100+ year old Victorian home, lovingly restored to its’ original grandeur, filled with treasures of the past. Step back in time, recall the days of old and celebrate the spirit of simpler times. Charms of Leffingwell offers antiques, collectibles and a Tea Room convenient to both Sarasota and Bradenton Florida.  (info from Charms of Leffington site)


Walk up the sidewalk and onto the porch and step back 100 years. Everything on the property is for sale, Per the owner...


I took Thursday off from blogging because my friend Lola wanted to take me to lunch for helping out with her computer woes and I said, I have always wanted to go to Charms, and we went.. The Tea Shop was not open so we went one mile east and had BBQ at Hickory Hollow.


But before we ate I snapped about 200 photos and there are so many photos and I will be sparing with them, but this place is a fabulous place to wander and look and beautiful antiques for sale at very reason prices.






34 comments:

Deb said...

What a cool place! Can't wait to see more photos...

Molly The Wally said...

The place is ultra charming. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Blackberry Lane said...

My kind of place. Beautiful photos. So glad you had a chance to visit.

Ann said...

I want to go there. Since everything is for sale I want to buy that front porch :) I've always wanted a house that had a huge covered front porch like that.

eileeninmd said...

I love the house and the beautiful porch.. Lots of goodies for sale. Sounds like a nice day and lunch outing with your friend.. Have a happy weekend!

From the Kitchen said...

I love places like that. And, you don't find that in the big city!!

Best,
Bonnie

Jo said...

What a beautiful place. I love the stained glass windows. Any woman worth her salt would love a place which sells goodies too! I can't wait to see more photos. Jo

Jo said...

What a beautiful place. I love the stained glass windows. Any woman worth her salt would love a place which sells goodies too! I can't wait to see more photos. Jo

Cranberry Morning said...

Now that is one beautiful porch! Sounds like a place I'd love to visit.

Madi and Mom said...

MS,
YOU used your time off WISELY WHAT GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND MANY MORE TO COME,
Hugs
MDi and mom

Madi and Mom said...

M a d I not MDi

HOOTIN ANNI said...

too bad it was closed for your luncheon date...but oh the antiques! I would love to peruse this myself and drool.

Looks so charming from the exterior!

TexWisGirl said...

quaint little place!

Inger said...

I would love to just sit awhile on that porch.

DawnTreader said...

Photographer's goldmine :)

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DeniseinVA said...

This place looks wonderful, definitely my kind of place. Love anything like this and you took some great pictures. I feel such a turnip not remembering I can turn my anonymous button off to stop all that spam flooding in. Thanks for the reminder. I am now having trouble resetting the comment back on Today's Flowers. Operator error I guess and maybe trying to do it too late at night ;). I'll figure it out eventually.

Ginny said...

Wah! I leaned back for a nice tour, and you QUIT!! This will be an awesome series, and I can't wait to see each day! WHY is the owner selling, is he or she poverty stricken or going away? I want that white cart so bad!! Do they ship, do they have a website? I was wondering about the prices before you even said.So I guess no one lives there now and the house will shut down when all is sold.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

This is the type of place where would spend hours just looking and photographing everything in sight and sure that's what you were doing too, Sandra.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

This is the type of place where would spend hours just looking and photographing everything in sight and sure that's what you were doing too, Sandra.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

This is the type of place where would spend hours just looking and photographing everything in sight and sure that's what you were doing too, Sandra.

Gail said...

I would buy it all including the house is I could.

Mom had one of those blown glass swans that is in the shelf by the swing.

That was my thought about our shop but it has become so crowded! Many people like that.

photowannabe said...

Porch swings, wrap around porches and that fabulous tea cart. Love them all.
I think I would go crazy there too with my camera.
Antiques at a good price...what could be better?

Montanagirl said...

That is so neat - a fabulous place!

A Quiet Corner said...

I LOVE places like this and bargains too!!!...:)JP

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

That is a beautiful house, love it! Can understand that you were snapping away.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh,that does look like a charming place to visit.

Chatty Crone said...

I love that porch and the stain glass. Very pretty!

SquirrelQueen said...

Be careful sparing with those photos, they have a mean left hook. LOL!

I LOVE places like this, charming and quaint with lots to see (and photograph). The stained glass window hanging on the porch is awesome.

S. Etole said...

Looks like the time would pass quickly there with so many charming scenes.

Susannah said...

That place looks very inviting! Did you treat yourself to a little something or knowing you.....it would be clutter ...if not useful. Right?

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like a super place to look around and I love the photos!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like you had a nice time and it looks like a wonderful place to visit!

Ida said...

This looks like a wonderful and charming place. To bad the tea house was closed. I would enjoy browing through this place too.