Monday, December 14, 2009

Carole's Christmas Shop



One of our first stops this weekend was to stop by and visit Carole of Maynard Greenhouse whose Christmas shop was full of treasure!



Carole transformed this place into a magical Christmas wonderland....
...take a look!















We each left with a bag full of treasure...I had angel wings, ribbons, a tiny white bird, glass votives, a delicate bird's nest and a sparkly musical note ornament. What fun to bring it all home and incorporate my new finds into my Christmas decor!

Tomorrow I will share some photos of our visit to Deanna's wonderful shop Gather....
...and then the open house at Cathy's of The Cheswick Company and finally the Essex Holiday House Tour!

24 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Laura....Hi there! I was so hoping you were going to show photos......and happy you did!! I would love to make it there some day to meet her and see her shop...

Merry Christmas!
Anne Marie

sweetpea said...

It's very beautiful... Thanks for taking us along.

Hugs,

Shelley

Sharon said...

Thank youLaura for sharing all these lovely photo's of her shop. Just beautiful. Sharon

sissie said...

Oh my, now that's what I call "Christmas Tree Shopping with a twist!" Such lovely things.

KarenSue said...

How beautiful! I have to say some of this reminds me of my things. Maybe that's why I love it so much.

FILIGREE MOON said...

Oh so beautiful! Thanks for sharing ~ Angela

BellaRosa said...

Oh Laura you lucky girl you! I wish I could visit her store myself, she has like you, such wonderful taste! Thank you for sharing these pictures, I mentally shop there with them and the glimpses that Carole gives too :)Can't wait to see how you incorporate them into your decor. Besos,Rose

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Laura
Well I feel as if I know both yourself and Carole after my time spent blogging with you all this year. I'm so glad you were able to visit her and provide us with these gorgeous images of what does seem like a wonderland.

What a clever, talented and energetic one Carole is and a kind and generous friend too. She truly has the Christmas spirit!!

I hope one day I'll meet up with you both and see my first White Christmas. [busy next year?? .. haha]

Love your photos and can't wait for the rest..xx Julie

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Thanks Laura for the "plug"!!! Everything looks so much nicer thru your lens! Looking forward to see the other places you went to. Would have loved to come along but someones gotta sell this stuff..haha!
xoxo,
me

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Pretty, pretty pictures of Carole's shop! xo Joan

MARY PERNULA said...

I thank your girlfriend for letting us come into her home with your camera, it almost feels I was there by your writtings and photos. You both have alot of talent. Looking forward to more photos. JMPPASTIMES

trash talk said...

The snow angel is absolutely majestic! What a beautiful place to daydream.
Debbie

Les Cotrions said...

Oh you're right! The atmosphere is magic!!! I'd like to be there!
Hapy day Laura!
Vale

Lululiz said...

What a wonderful shopping trip. I love the angels, they are just beautiful.

Jacqueline said...

Well Laura, I think that our good friend Julie has said what I would have aaid. Ever since I opened my blog to the 'public' in June, I have met some wonderful people, you two being some of the first. I feel as if I know you and class you as my friends and hope that one day we can all meet up in Carole's shop, one Christmas in the future !!
Carole's shop looks beautiful. A Christmas grotto of twinkly and sparkly treasures. She is so creative, just like you.
I look forward to your next instalment of your whirlwind weekend. XXXX

Theresa said...

It is like walking into a Christmas dream! What a beautiful shop! Thanks for sharing, can't wait 'til tomorrow to visit Deanna:) Have a blessed day!

Zuzu said...

OH! What a treat to visit Carole's shop in person. I have been visiting her blog and oooooing and aaaaahing for weeks!
:)
Have a beautiful day, Laura!
Zuzu

cheryl kuhn said...

What an amazing trip you had, the store is beautiful, I can't wait to see what you did next!!

Jenns Three Graces said...

Terrif, gorgeous, lovely, yummy! Jennifer

Magdalena said...

you are right, everythink looks like from christmas wonderland...
lovely!
lots of love
Magdalena/Color Sepia

decorator to the stars said...

laura, when i was in ct i couldn't find gather, any directions? gio

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Hay Laura,

Your blog is...amazing.!!!
The pictures of this store are so beautiful.
I hope I can meet you in my world of nostagic.

Greetings,
Marijke

marysworkshop said...

Thanks for letting us share the magic through your beautiful and dreamy "White Christmas" photos.

June said...

Hi Laura,
I'm thrilled to see these photos of the wonderful Maynard Greenhouse Christmas shop! I knew it would be lovely! I just love that Carole to pieces. Dang, I was hoping she would have posed for you.
hugs