Monday, February 25, 2013

Blue Monday - The Art of Recycling

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Johnny and I discovered an unusual business that has turned into a tourist attraction. A giant recycled art effort surrounds this bright, turquoise Blue trailer. Seen from the road, a mechanical robot stands on top of the roof, waving an American flag.The movement of the right arm catches the eye. (We took these pictures from Johnny's cell phone.)



In front, a large, faded sign welcomes: "Hong Kong Willie was Here." On the bottom you'll find the address and email.



Even the asphalt driveway is decorated with hand prints and splatters of various colored paint.



The sign tucked into the shrubbery reads, "vehicular and bicycle traffic only."



A turquoise Blue bench offers a seat. I count three "OPEN" signs in this shot. (I suppose some might be a bit reluctant to enter the store.)

We learned that the owners sell Florida-centric art, artifacts, worms and even soil. The painted lobster buoys are big sellers. Their Etsy shop is here.


Happy Blue Monday!

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32 comments:

The French Hutch said...

Hi Sally, A very visual art display at this business. It's good to always have a camera, these are photos not to be missed! Thanks for hosting.
Happy Blue Monday........

~Emily
The French Hutch

Hazel Ceej said...

Selling worms - wow, that's really interesting! I would be happy to explore their artifacts. What a nice discovery you made Sally.

Cafe au lait said...

Great shot! Happy Blue Monday Sally.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That store is a sight to behold, Sally! Do they sell the worms to fishermen?

Luna Miranda said...

a passionate recycler. it only shows that somebody;s garbage is someone else' treasure.:p

Anni said...

Looking at their Etsy shop gave me quite a different view of the place, amazing!
I would love some of the lobster buoys, painted blue ...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

Lina Gustina said...

Very interesting art shop, Sally!
Creative people :)

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Eden said...

Nice shots. Love the lobster bouy.

Happy Blue Monday!

Lessandra said...

That building sure reminds me of Florida souvenir shops. Your header photo makes me nostalgic for Florida. I haven't visited Fl in four years. Definitely time for a visit.

Laura said...

well that's a BIG something blue:-)

JanzCrystalz said...

Interesting arts of blue.. :)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Looks like an exciting place that I would love to explore. Have a great week Sally!

Crafty Gardener said...

That looks like quite the place to visit.

Annesphamily said...

I really do have the blues today! Recovering from my flu filled weekend! Hope you like my comforting blues. Have a great weekend.
Sally you share the darndest things! In Kansas as we travel to Nick's college there is a place that boosts the worlds largest prairie dog! Sort of has this feel! LOL! But all the blue on your photos are terrific!
Hugs and Blessings, Anne

P.S. We are swooning from all the white snow about us!

Pride In Photos said...

Sally, this is a crazy looking business...but considereing Florida...it shouldn't surprise me. Thanks for making me smile.

LV said...

What an interesting place. Not exactly one I would want to go, but it could also be fun. Glad you and Johnny are out enjoying the Florida sunshine. It is raining here today. Thank goodness.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

What an unusual store front. That's one way to attract attention! blessings, Debbie

Leovi said...

Yes, precious photos, which presents striking facade this building.
Greetings.

photodoug said...

Brings to mind the quote, "one man's trash is another man's treasure."

bj said...

Hi, Sally...
Thanks so much for hosting your fun party each and every Monday.

Hope all is well there...we woke up to a big snow this morning...
xoxo

LadyD Piano said...

That's quite a place, Sally! What fun to discover such a unique business together.

Jeanne said...

WOW! Sally, What an innovative idea. It sure is colorful and demands one's attention right away. Fun photos shared with the help of Johnny's cell phone. Wonders never cease in the electronic field. Smile.
Happy blue Monday.
Love, Jeanne

PS: I posted late today. I am busy putting together 60 memberships books for my garden club.

Eileen said...

That really is quite a sight! Thanks for hosting.

Mary said...

WoW Sally, that was a most unusual looking place. It must have had a lot of interesting things to look at.
Happy Blue Monday

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great finding!
Love it!
Thanks for sharing.

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Jesh St Germain said...

Thank you for visiting, Sally! Your comment helped me to make the right choice with the Linky tools -thanks and have a great week!

Jidhu Jose said...

cool

Gunsside said...

Very special I have to say, interesting great shots ;)

Maria Gagliano said...

What a great display. BTW, I love that blue bench.

Jannibele said...

Wow, what an interesting and fun place. Very creative. Love it! Have a happy Monday.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm always glad to see people recycling anything!

P V Ariel said...

Hi Sally,
This is really a new experience to me, lovely and pleasant pics here. I will come back here again see read and watch more :-)
I just joined in
Keep inform
Best
Phil