Thursday, May 29, 2014


Hi there, welcome to Sweet Tea N' Salty must be wondering what I have been up to. Actually I will be sharing a little something in a few days, but for now I want to share a cool discovery I made. You know those dated foam back placemats that are sitting idol in the drawer? time to take them out. As I was cleaning out cabinets etc. I found these
Definitely does not go with our décor so I went to my contact paper stash. I found some fun paper with cherries just right for summer.

I tore the top plastic off...
I covered the mats over using this pretty contact paper and to think I almost tossed them out! Contact paper has come a long way, they have such beautiful designs. I found that the assortment of contact paper is better online.
The best part is they are washable. So pull your old mats out and give them some new life.
Thank you for visiting , bye until next time.
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Sunday, May 25, 2014


Hi there, hope you are enjoying your Labor day holiday! I want to share a couple of great recipes you may want to try out for your next pic nic!

I crafted a summer sign from some scrap wood floor board.

These recipes come from an old church cookbook that have the very best of olden recipes.
 This recipe uses a pie shell and involves cooking. This recipe is very good.
This version is not a typical Key Lime pie kind of a freezer version but is very easy and I think a wonderful summer desert.

Hope you will try this delicious desert, lucky for me our neighbor has a huge Key Lime Tree filled with fruits, yah!!!   Thanks for stopping by Sweet Tea N' Salty Air... have a great holiday!
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Friday, May 23, 2014


Hi there, hop in your just in time for our holiday to the Florida Everglades! We don't have to go very far its just down the road a few. You ready we are going on a gator hunt.....not really but we will find some.
 First stop the beautiful ocean in the everglades, this part is just for looking at if we stick around here long enough we can see a dolphin or two and maybe even a shark.
 Here is the famous Rod And Gun Club...remember the movie "Gone Fishing" staring Danny Glover and Joe Pesci this is were the movie was made. They actually catch this place on fire in the movie. If you have not seen the movie you must it is hilarious. The inside is so beautiful with Florida woodwork and vintage fishing décor and its right on the water were the famous Stone crabs are plentiful. If you have never eaten Stone crabs they are superb, the very best of crabs.
This is the side view of the lodge.

 This is one captain who will take you out on a fishing trip that you will for sure bring home dinner. Snook is my favorite Florida fish .
 Now we are what is called Everglades city it is very tiny and not really a city at all , this is the beautiful town hall. They only have one school grades k-12.
 This is the Everglades Bed & Breakfast, it is actually the first bank building in Collier County. When they first opened story has it they had a huge hurricane and all the money got wet so they hung it out on lines in the yard. I was Managing Innkeeper her about 15 years or so ago. Love this place! Breakfast in the vault anyone?
There are a few restaurants here and all serve gator meat and of course Key lime pie a Florida favorite.
I found this sign , just love it!

 This is the lovely old church with a ton of charm.

 OK people, see this sign we are going deep into the Glades in a few so NO FEEDING THE ALLIGATORS. If you do one you can plan on a trip to the jail. They strickly inforce that rule they even have wild animal detectors on the poles that take pictures and have flashing lights when an animal is detected. Some of the wildlife include Bears, Deer, black panthers, bob cats plus many others.
This is a typical Everglades home built up on stilts due to Hurricanes and flooding and as you can see they are beautiful. At one time you could pick property up cheaply here but now you would need at least a million or two.

 Ok widows up, we are on a dirt back road where the biggest of Gators get out of the water and sun themselves.
 Wow look at him!
 I promise officer we will not feed the Alligators!

 This guy sleeps with his mouth open!
 I always see people out of their cars taking pictures from the canal slope...bad idea, they can move up on you quickly and instead of them worrying about us feeding the Alligators they'll be feeding themselves! yikes!

They are plentiful here, I believe that a fisherman who has a license can kill and sell the meat of a certain amount per year. But not here in this area these Gators are protected to the maximum level.
 There is nothing like the Everglades sky.

 The wild birds are so beautiful and graceful.
We are traveling down a dirt road that we have never ventured on before.
Well the sun will be setting soon so we will head back home now. Hope you enjoyed the Everglades it is such a beautiful place also offered is Air boat rides and Alligator wrestling, Indian villages and lots of lodging. The Florida Everglades is a wonderful place to Family vacation. Ooodles of wildlife, seafood, Ocean fishing and boat tours. I am so happy you came along!

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Hi there, welcome to Sweet Tea N' Salty Air, have a seat and pour yourself some coffee cause I have a fabulous place to share with you! As you all know I am a crazy thriftier, I am always hunting for new treasure. On a recent venture with Mr. Sweet Tea N' Salty Air we discovered this amazing thrift warehouse and the best part is the prices are so very reasonable !They accept paypal and have mailing service as well. They out do any thrift store that I have ever been to, the thing I love most is they have just about anything you could ever want to keep house. If your like me a collector of the olden they have that to. They have so many treasures that if you are planning a trip you should plan on spending at least an hour to scan all the many treasures.

This piece is a beauty and reasonably priced, what I like best is that they have some vintage mixed with thrift new that really brings a terrific image how you can decorate with vintage and throw some new in there too!

 I fell in love with this wooden doll wardrobe so I just had to buy it  15.00!
 Grab a basket ! beautiful vintage doilies ,glassware, lamps and pictures, what is that olden expression my great gram would say??? Yes, they have everything from but the kitchen sink but I cannot lie they probably do have the kitchen sink!
 Pictures galore! I bought the first one for the new Lakehouse room!
 A mans paradise! tools galore old and new! 
 What a stunning cabinet! 60$ only , I see that with a coat of chalk paint and some chicken wire doors!
 Table sets galore!
Odds N ends galore!

What a lovely picnic basket 10$ price tag! And the dresser is a nice piece!

 A comfy overstuffed chair and ottoman , clean and priced to sell!

Fishing items, dishes galore, glasses just about anything to set your table!

So much to see!! The best part about our trip To Del's thrift Warehouse is The shopkeeper JoAnne, her pleasant personality makes thrifting here at Del's  Thrift Warehouse such fun!

The store is located in Collier County Florida at 2802 Thomason Drive, Naples Florida

Thank you for visiting Sweet Tea N' Salty Air!

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