Monday, April 4, 2011

Posh on Palm, Sarasota

Are you ready for a road trip? Well buckle up! We're going on a roadtrip of the Florida gulf coast, what I like to call the "Old Florida" roadtrip. I want to rediscover those old tourist dives that were once the hotspots back in the 40's- 60's. These were THE places to vacation before "the mouse" moved into Florida. Today these hotspots are charming little seaside villages, small on crowds but big on fun and adventure. So come along with me and my family as we explore Old Florida (and vow NOT to eat at a single chain restaurant along the way....its all local!)

Today we arrive in my old stomping grounds...well for the short time I lived there, anyway....Sarasota Florida. I have much to show and tell, but I am going to work this one a bit backwards. Today I thought I would take you shopping.

While in downtown Sarasota one evening I decided to take in some window shopping (stores were closed by this time). I came upon Posh. Posh called my name as I went by. Well perhaps it SHOUTED my name. It certainly got my attention. I stopped peered into the window...and I fell **in love** with this store.

Situated in an old hotel, I think you will understand why I fell in love. Come, take a look. Window shop with me. I just bet you will fall in love too....

 Shabby Chic greatness. I am in LOVE.

In doing some research on Posh for this post, I came across this short article in Victoria Magazine (Pictures below, all from Victoria Magazine):

"Purveyors of the whitewashed and slipcovered aesthetic known as “shabby chic,” entrepreneurs Susie and Mark Holt fill nearly every nook of their boutique with repurposed and recycled treasures, including antique furniture,

vintage decorative accessories,

and timeworn linens and lace.

Constantly on the hunt at flea markets around the country to bring an array of one-of-a-kind furnishings to their customers, this dynamic husband-and-wife team truly carries out their mission “to provide people a means to create comfortable places they call home.”

Situated on Sarasota, Florida’s elegant Palm Avenue, Posh on Palm is a reflection of the Holts’ passionate pursuit of authentic craftsmanship and timeless style.

To learn more about Posh on Palm, see “Sustainable Style: The Timeless Allure of Shabby Chic,” on page 70 of the May/June 2010 issue of Victoria magazine.

1851 Hillview Street, Sarasota, FL 34239-3606
(941) 955-1907 ‎

Another fan of Posh, is blogger, "SassyTrash". She wrote a post about Posh and how divine Posh truly is.

Tomorrow we are back on the road...and headed further south. So join me for more of our Old Florida roadtrip, won't you?

For more stops along the way of our  family trip to "Old Florida", click here.


Keetha Broyles said...

That's really a lovely shop, Leigh!!! No wonder you fell in love.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Great road trip -- Thanks for inviting us to "tag along". We'll be in Sanibel in 5 weeks! Can't wait.

Lynn said...

Hi, I live in Pinellas County Fl, on the beautiful Gulf Coast. I enjoyed this wonderful post on Posh on Palm and Susie and Mark Holt. My hubby and I have met them personally in their shop prior to this one. You could not meet warmer, nicer, totally geniune people as the Holts are. One would think they were greeting old friends as you walk in their store. So I thought it would be of interest to you and your readers to know that this Saturday, April 9 5-8 the wonderful
Fifi O'Neill, editor, writer and photo stylist will be having a book signing of her newest book, Romantic Prairie Style. Also can see my blog for picture of book and details of signing. I am just a huge fan of Susie and Mark and Fifi's. So just want to spread the word to anyone in the area of Sarasota this coming Saturday.