Sunday, May 26, 2019

All-State Floridian

Call us casually pragmatic, sunnily chic or simply sea-spoiled, in the land where sun, sea and sand reign supreme, it’s little wonder that, for we Floridians, even our furnishings tend to take on the warmth the rest of our U.S.-brethren flock here to enjoy  

But it’s exactly because our warm beachiness is simply part of who we are that it’s no surprise a business like Jealous Orchard, which specializes in hand-painted, beach-chic furnishings, is booming.

And Artist/Owner Lisa Fazzone is enjoying every minute.

In the year she’s been in business here, Fazzone has quickly taken stock of what’s hot in her often-times up-cycled inventory.

In The Beginning

Originally opening as a shop that offered new and used clothing, candles and home decor items, the business has quickly evolved into highlighting, showcasing and selling Lisa’s warmly unique, refinished furnishings that boast a touch of “Key West” and “Old Florida” - the kind of pieces that decorators and those with an eye for aesthetics vie for.

More To Come

What’s more, Lisa and her husband are now launching their own line of one-step furniture paints - Sea Girl Majestic Paint - the stuff she uses in her own furniture projects. Fazzone knows some people prefer to do their own painting, and with her easy-to-finish paint formula, there’s no priming, stripping or sanding, so...why not help consumers with a DIY interest? The line, available in 16 colors, is launching next month in local and regional stores.

When Fazzone is not busy finalizing the paint-line launch, teaching classes on how do-it-yourselfers can use her paint to complete their own projects at home, heading out on a Hollywood run to consider the ‘new’ pieces that she typically acquires from her antique dealer or consulting with clients on site, Lisa can be found in her shop transforming tables, dressers, buffets and more - which is exactly what you’d expect from the woman who first stepped into retail 20 years ago in a shop just like this...many miles away in Schenectady, New York.


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Editor’s Note: Retail stores interested in carrying Fazzone’s Sea Girl Majestic Paint or Jealous Orchard furniture are invited to email Lisa at or call her at 941-306-7457.

To learn more about current classes and what's happening at Jealous Orchard, ‘like’ their Facebook Page.

To post a review of Jealous Orchard or see what others are saying, CLICK HERE.


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Hours and Info

Jealous Orchard is located at:
207 S. Nokomis Ave. Venice, FL 34285
Tel: (941) 306-7457

Hours of Operation:
Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m.*
*Shop may be temporarily closed for at-home appointments and during deliveries.