Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Verbena - Nested Treasures



In downtown Ocala, this small but delightful shop offers a plethora of goodies, most of which are handmade by the proprietress, Laura V. DellaPorta. Laura graciously posed for our photo although she was very busy arranging her beautiful and delicate wares.

Thank you, Laura, and we wish you the very best in the future! May Verbena grow and prosper!

34 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

Even though I'm male, I love browsing through shops like that.

Chuck Pefley said...

Looks like a fun shop, Jacob! Is the Paris icon actually drawn on the glass?

Kate said...

I love the bike, the flowers, and the painted toenails!!

magiceye said...

wonderful work indeed!

Halcyon said...

This looks like a really neat shop! Handmade stuff is always nice.

Marie-Noyale said...

Best wishes to Laura for a nice good looking little store.
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite and these, look like they need water!!

Leif Hagen said...

Laura has some impressive blossoms! Looks like a fun and whimsical store!

Paula said...

Lovely name for a shop. The people of Ocala are certainly willing subjects for your photos. That's quite a skill, or are you actually paying them? :)

Don and Krise said...

What a neat place. The bike out front is a great touch too.

T. Becque said...

What a great window display!

lewi14 said...

Laura has made a good job, indeed. She must be very creative person! Hats off!

Olivier said...

merci pour ce bouquet de fleur, et puis une belle 'petite' tour-eiffel

Irina said...

My idea of a little heaven. To have a small shop/gallery in warm climate. Thank you for reminding :-))

Marie said...

Good luck to Laura. Is that an Eiffel Tower in her shopwindow? :-)

José luis said...

Volví a visitarte y disfrutar de tus tomas y como siempre algo aprendo.

Nunca olvido a los amigos y aunque pueda tardar en volver siempre tengo tu trabajo cercano.

Abrazos, José luis.

VP said...

Very Italian name and surname. Who is Verbena? (another quite Italian name...)

Hilda said...

What a lovely portrait, Jacob! I wish Laura the best too. Verbena looks like a wonderful shop.

Dianne said...

lovely shop
lovely lady
I hope she prospers :)

laura venosa dellaporta said...

What a great site & beautiful people behind it!!!! Thank You so very much for stopping by & featuring me on your blog...please stop by and visit soon. xoxoo Laura... Verbena Girl

Small City Scenes said...

Verbena is a delightful name and Lemon Verbena is a delightful plant. Smells so good. MB

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Looks like a nice pretty shop to browse through

Lois said...

I would love to browse around in Laura's shop for awhile!

Jarart said...

As a bike rider, I love to see bikes made into planters. I'd like to spend some time in that shop. You made some great pictures here, I bet they would make nice ads.

Steffe said...

Great portrait of Laura

Daryl said...

Pretty .. and I love her flipflops, does she sell them? Do they come in size 10?

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic! A gorgeous hydrangea, a lovely lady, a nice tower.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Lovely--looks like a great place~ I'd like to check it out!!!! Nice captures.

uncertainhorizon said...

it looks wonderful! Would love to visit it someday!

EG Wow said...

It's so much fun to look around a shop like this!

bfarr said...

I would shop there. You captured her nicely.

Rose said...

I love that she posed for you...and the first thing I noticed was that her flip flops matched her flowers!

tapirgal said...

How do they come up with the verification words? I got "ocalopla" on the Ocala Blog. go figure!

tapirgal said...

You're getting nice pix of people and their work. I wonder if I'll get the courage one of these days?

Gunn said...

That looks very nice and cosy.
Well done, Laura!!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson