Pioneers Dream…Part 2


This is the second part of the Peek of the Unique tour of the Island of Homes on Sanibel, Florida. If you missed part 1, click here.

The last home on the tour was called The Pioneer Dream Home situated on a historic tract of land claimed by Sanibel pioneers in the 1800s. This home has stayed in the same family for over 100 years! Another interesting fact from this very unique homestead, the movie “Night Moves” was filmed on this site. A great cast included Gene Hackman, Susan Clark, Jennifer Warren, a young James Woods, and a very young Melanie Griffith.


Crab trap buoys…


This sign sits on the mantel in the cottage. Isn’t it wonderful when something makes you smile?


How long has it been since you seen a rotary phone nailed on a post outside?


Beautiful…glass door knobs on all the doors!



This was a great vintage rustic adventure…a rare event indeed!

I hope you found some love here on this post?

Could you tell me which one your eye pulled toward the most?

Tip of the Day for Photographers/Bloggers:

Let’s talk about footers on your blog.

You might of noticed…I have changed the layout of this blog and made the footer a very important part of this process.

Readers will come upon your post, then read the comments and where does this land them? Right….at the footer of your blog!

This is an area of great importance…use it wisely.

The most popular elements to have in your blog’s footer are…

  • copyright information
  • Follow You
  • privacy policy
  • links to categories, tags, archives etc.
  • Social media/networking information

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Have a great day…


If you like this you will love:
Peek of the Unique…Part 1

93 thoughts on “Pioneers Dream…Part 2

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  2. I must confess that I am the teeniest, tiniest bit envious of your Really cool Rustic adventure…

    And I am Really grateful you shared this post with us for the letter R…

    Radical job!!!


  3. these photos make me smile!!! Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  4. Interesting color balance. I used to have my blog set up a bit like this, Nishita full width with a footer. The trade off is no infinite scrolling. Using Twenty Twelve I am full width with a separate “About” page formatted with a footer.

  5. Laurie – you gave me some dabs of visual joy. I always love your closeups — so today I loved the telephone (and the memories of being tethered to a stretchy cord and not being able to walk while I talk), the crystal doorknob, and the depth marker.

  6. I love all your vintage photos Laurie and particularly the crystal doorknob. Thanks for the tips. I have been spending a lot of time researching WP themes as I am wanting to change mine. I’m a little nervous about doing so, I guess afraid I might lose something in the process.

  7. The vintage editing rocks! At first, I thought the second photo until I saw the doorknob, and then I saw the flowers, so you can see it is a dilemma to pick a favorite. My eye was drawn by the doorknob because I was just remaking to my DH yesterday that who knew all the old things that were around when we grew up would be so popular now!

  8. Love your images here, Laurie! I really like the vintage tones!! I’d love to visit there someday!
    And thank you for these tips!
    Haven’t been here on WP for a little while, and I’ve missed dropping in on you.
    I’ve been using Blogger more often the past few weeks, mostly for Texture Tuesday.
    Haven’t seen you in the link-up on Kim’s page, though! Hope to see you soon!
    You have a blessed weekend!

      • Well, actually I’m still undecided, Laurie! Lol! I have been spending more of my time over on my blogger site ( as I really like the size of my images better there. I have a couple of other photog friends who are using more than one blog … and yes, they do rock with all the work they do on them … I don’t do near that amount! **I also want to thank you, in this reply, for stopping there and leaving such an encouraging comment on my textured image … that so blessed me!! Have a wonderful day! 🙂

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  10. Love your vintage adventure, Laurie … it’s neat to see things like that telephone of yesteryear. I can see you might be a bad influence on my Kobi, giving him advice to go ahead and take a lick of my frozen yogurt while I’m not looking! LOL I’m sure he would have loved to, but I was a bit of a gluten!! Thanks for visiting Walk and Click Wednesday!

  11. Laurie, I love all things vintage… but the picture that grabbed me most was the glass doorknob. My HH made me a wooden curtain rod with a glass knob on each end. I love it! I am really enjoying your photography!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  12. Nice post! I loved those last two shots of the old doors. Btw, I’ve never seen a phone attached to a post outside before, but I did have that exact model of phone in my kitchen for years! 🙂

  13. All of the photos are beautiful, but I was especially drawn to the the 2nd photo, I’m guess they are wooden spools of some type on a string, and the glass door knob. Beautiful!!

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  15. Beautiful photos and a lovely vintage stroll. My eye went right to that door – mysterious!
    Thanks for the tip on using the footer – going to fix mine right now!

  16. These pics are kindling my heart yearning for more. Absolutely love it. Only now I know footer is important. Thanks Laurie 🙂

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