These vintage flamingo salt and pepper shakers found on etsy have a special spot in my kitchen.

I must admit I’m an online shopping addict and my discovery of Etsy, a place for all things handmade or vintage, has only fueled my fire. As evident in my logo, I have a love for Flamingos. I love finding pieces of “old Florida” which make me think of roadside citrus stands and sleepy beach towns. My Florida is fast paced and quite busy, so thinking about “old Florida” makes me relax and consider taking a quick bike ride to the beach.

When Scott and I got married, I wore a Gator Pin on my wedding dress. People asked me if I was a “Florida Gators” fan and I said, actually, I was just a fan of Gators more in the general sense, and that it seemed fitting of our beach wedding in Islamorada, Florida. Here’s a photo of my Alligator clip as pinned to my wedding dress (original photo by Kallima Photography, this is a screenshot as I couldn’t find the original):

This is the alligator pin I wore on my wedding day almost a year ago on, November 5th, 2010.

Do you have an “old Florida” or vintage item you absolutely love in your kitchen? Send me a photo, I’d love to share them with my readers!