My friend Kelly and I visited Gardner Village last week for their Spring Sale and Open House. Although it didn’t feel very spring-like because it was snowing hard while we were there. Luckily we were inside most of the time enjoying beautiful items in the shops. While we were there we visited Down to Earth, The Village Quilt Shop, and Country Furniture and Gifts, and we lunched at Archibald’s.
I just have to say that it is always a pleasure to shop at Gardner Village because of the village-like set up. The shops are housed in restored cottages, barns, and a flour mill so the architecture inside and out is quite delightful. Atmosphere is a big deal to me when I shop and dine and Gardner Village is loaded with atmosphere.
This particular excursion was all about textiles for me…rugs, upholstery, and most of all pillows! There was a great sale on wall art at Down to Earth and cute birds were nesting everywhere at Country Furniture and Gifts. Here are a few photos of my favorite things:
…and the clouds parted and the angels sang. I need this!
I need it for my cute reading nook that I am setting up in a little corner of my living room.
I need it because it is the perfect color for my whole home makeover.
I need it because of the great graphic floral print.
I need it because it would make me smile every day of my life!!!
Then I remembered that I had promised myself that I would only buy items for the dining room because I am doing this whole home makeover slowly…and one room at a time. I also remembered that I had brought the mini and there was no way that it would fit in there. And I was sad and I forgot about everything I had intended to get and bought some other things instead…
*And I took advantage of the 20% off sale at Down to Earth,
and I scored the only one of these prints that they had.
I like it because it reminds me of friends, like Kelly,
and sisters like my 3,
and daughters like my 4.
And I love their red lipstick!
Spring time at Gardner Village is beautiful…and fun!
Dear beautiful robin’s egg blue settee…
Please wait for me! I will be back for you.