Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Open House and The Treasure To Be Found At Stony Creek



Last Friday evening we had the pleasure of attending Cathy Pendleton's Christmas Open House where she displayed and sold her whimsical creations...



Her darling owls are on display at the Folk Art Museum in NYC...



The lion lays down with the lamb on a bed of snow under a glass cloche...



Look at this sweet little guy peeking out from the sugar bowl!...
You can contact Cathy or see more of her creations at The Cheswick Company...



On Saturday afternoon after the house tour we took a drive out to Stony Creek...a quaint village on Long Island Sound...it looks out over the Thimble Islands...
We ate lunch at the sandwich shop and visited the local antique store...
Click for a closer look at the beautiful coastline...



It is also home to a wonderful shop called Taken For Granite ...
The picture above and the ones below were taken inside the store to give you a peek at the treasure to be found there....
This place is truly a wonderland of fabulous unique clothes, jewelry, gift items and unusual antiques...
Everything is beautifully displayed and wonderfully gift wrapped...























If you are ever in the area....you must not miss this shop!
Truly Inspirational!

...and that's it for my wonderful weekend with the girls...
I hope you have enjoyed coming along with us!

There are many reasons to celebrate this holiday season and I have two more!

No. 1... This coming Monday will be my 300th post! ... and so, in honor of all that I have been given in the way of friendship, support and encouragement through my friends here in bloglandia...we will celebrate with a Give Back! Details to follow...

No. 2... A wonderful opportunity came into my LIFE...I look forward to sharing this with you tomorrow!

Have a good night! :)

24 comments:

MARY PERNULA said...

Just simply wonderful, I love your photo's that you share and your inspiration. Lookimg forward to my next blog visit. xo Mary (JMPPASTIMES)

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Beauty everywhere you turned! Thanks for sharing that wonderful shop with us. ~Mindy

Chemin des Muguets said...

Laura,

Wow! Congrats on the posting milestone, and the wonderful opportunity. Anxious to hear about it. Have a lovely weekend.

Fondly,
Marjorie

The French Bear said...

Everything is so beautiful, it must have been so hard to resist. Or maybe you came back with your arms laden!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Theresa said...

Love the photos, especially the one of the aqua ornaments from "taken for granite". My favorite! Ooh lah lah, 300 posts! Can't wait to hear all about what your wonderful opportunity is! Have a blessed evening!

Linda K. said...

Very nice shoppe, will have to visit online sometime. Congratulations on your 300th post!
Linda

The Lone Dollier said...

The mouse is sooo cute. And I love the ornaments (the blues and the snowflake like ones) & the tags.

Thank you for sharing!
Smiles~
Marilyn

icandy... said...

very pretty post, laura!
ox
christina

Vintage Junky said...

wow... my husband would divorce me if I lived near that shop! love, love, love!

Smiles!
Michelle

SweetMelissa said...

Oh, sweetness all around!

Tattered Goods said...

Everything is so lovely... the trophies and the glass bubbles, I am ga ga goo goo over the clock faces :) I sure hope that you are having a splendid hoiday season and are looking forward to the New Year.

Smiles,
Sheila

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Laura! Thank s for this faboulous tour!!! Everything looks gorgeous and magic!!!!
Congratulations on your 300 posts! I'm so happy you have a blog...this gave me the opportunity to meet you!!!!
I'm looking forward knowing the new opportunity in your life!!!
Big hugs
Vale

manon 21 said...

Tout ce que j'aime Laura,j'aime aussi beaucoup Long Islands ...
j'attends demain avec impatience!!!!

bonne journée à toi ,ici c'est sous la neige.

manon

Jacqueline said...

Just love it all, Laura. You live in an area with such wonderful shops and houses and .....you're such a tease. I'm desperate to know about your wonderful opportunity.
Well done on reaching your 300th post. That's MEGA. There was more snow here last night. Can't take any photos though as my batteries have run out of life !! XXXX

Lululiz said...

You do know the most fabulous shops, sigh. The colours of the baubles etc in the first photo of that lovely shop are just so delicious.

Ange said...

Your choice of objects to show is exquisite as always. I am intrigued - on the edge of my seat waiting to read about your opportunity...!!

cheryl kuhn said...

Your photos are fabulous as always, I love the lion and lamb piece, thanks so much for sharing your visits to all these amazing places!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

That looked amazing, I want to shop there. I've never been to that part of the Nation, but I'm planning a trip soon. Congrats on the posting, & I can't wait to hear your news. Lisa

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Cathy's work is SO adorable. I love the owls. Then to see the gorgeous photos from Taken for Grante. Thank you for sharing such fun. 300 posts is a huge accomplishment. You should celebrate big!! Happy pre-holiday weekend to you xx

Mélanie said...

Wonderful post!! Everything is so inspiring

Rostrose said...

Oh yes, dearest Laura, I enjoyed it very much to come along with you, I loved your photos - and I am very curious what you will tell us about the wonderful opportunity! And: Congratulations to your !!! 300th post!!!! (UFF!)
Lots of Christmas-hugs - yours Traude

north pal said...

incredible,such lovely photos! i am so happy you have the time to share the lovlies we all of us. Bestest,Denise

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura! I am embarassed to say...this is the first chance I have had to sit down and browse the web since Thanksgiving!! I have heard so many Wonderous things about your blog and I can see why! Thanks so much for posting the photos of my Open House...You are so sweet to include me. Hoping your holidays are happy ones...I will be an avid follower!
My best,
Cathy Pendleton
www.cheswickcompany.com

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