Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gather in Ivoryton, CT



Whenever I visit my good friend Paula in Connecticut, I love to stop in and see our friend Deanna at Gather, her charming shop in Ivoryton.



I have posted about it before but couldn't resist taking a few more pictures to share.
It is the kind of shop that is visited daily by the neighborhood kids who stop in for soda pop and candy....
...Yet, you can always find a lovely and unique gift here...no matter who you are shopping for.



Folks are always bringing in things to sell on consignment....
...you just never know what you will find!























Deanna, her family members and staff are all so welcoming and friendly...
If you are anywhere near the area this summer, be sure to include a stop at Gather!

I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the fact that you stop by and often leave a comment to let me know you were here. Please know that even if you don't hear back from me, I am grateful for your visit and your kind words.

Our family has several wonderful milestones and celebrations this spring...
...we are so proud of our son Dan who will be graduating from Buffalo Law School this Saturday and two of our nephews, Joseph and James are celebrating graduations too.

But, like every family, there are also concerns and recently we have become aware of a serious health concern for my lovely mother. I would be most grateful if you would keep her in your prayers.

Have a good night and a great day tomorrow....the weekend is almost here!
:)

40 comments:

Sue said...

What a wonderful trip you had! Did you find any goodies to bring to Silver Bella? Remember, I am saving a seat for you in the Project Runway Class!!

Nancy H. said...

Well Laura...as usual I want everything in every picture that you posted tonight!

Congratulations to your son for graduating Law School and please know that your Mother will be in our daily prayers.

Blesings,

Nancy

Beach House Living said...

I'm sorry to hear your Mother is ill and send along a prayer.

Congratulations on your son's graduation you must all be so proud.

Andy's Attic said...

Dear Laura, Your mother will most definitely be in my prayers, as will you and your family.
Congratulations to your son, Dan, for his accomplishment. You must be very proud!
Annette

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

Don't you just love these types of shops scattered about in the quaint little villages and townships? I do...and alas, they are few and far in Southern California :-(

And CONGRATS to all in your family who are meeting milestones in their lives.

Finally...yes, it is sad to see our parents suffer and become more dependent on their children. But we are fortunate that we can be there for them as they were there for us.

Have a lovely week and weekend!

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Wishing you and your family the very best during the joyous occasions and prayers for your mother. I always love to stop in and check out what is nw with you! Sweet dreams Laura.
deb

Susan deGeneres said...

Dear Laura,

First let me say how much I enjoy your blog, it has fast become one of my very favorites. I recently started a blog and have been stopping by for inspiration, though this is the first time I've left a comment. Today, I knew I had to change that.

I was undergoing some rather unpleasant medical tests today and fishing around for something to hold in my mind. Suddenly, your recent posts about your friends Paula and Evi popped into my thoughts and I dwelled in their gardens and in Evi's studio for a few moments. Before I knew it the tests were over.

So thank you so much for your beautiful posts and the "Sanctuary" you unknowingly provided for me today. I hope you will also express my deep appreciation to Paula and Evi for creating such beauty and allowing you to share it with the rest of us.

I will keep your mother in my prayers.

Susan

Gert said...

Love all your pictures and wish I was where I could visit her store! Congrats on your son's gradution! Want you to know your Mother will be in my prayers.

Blessings...
xoxo Gert

Jill said...

looks like a great shop! Where is it in CT? My daughter goes to college in CT.... Love this blog! I sell modern vintage jewelry and bags on etsy and love scouring flea markets and thrift shops! Check it out.

Have a great week!

http://etsy.com/shop/didio

momof3girls said...

I am so jealous that you live by such a great store!! I wish I could gather there!! I love the fish bowl display!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, What a darling shop...my Visa Card could go crazy there! Congratulations on your son's and nephews graduation. I will keep your mother in my prayers.
xoxo
Sherry

Rustique Gal said...

Laura, All my best to your dear Mother and congrats to your son! I love your blog and have not had the time to visit much lately. Now I want to drive to Ivoryton CT and visit Gather. What a sweet place it looks. Have a great week...
Sherry

FILIGREE MOON said...

Laura, thank you for sharing these lovely photos! Congratulations on your son's graduation! So exciting. Prayers are sent your way for your mother. ~ Angela

Chatelaine said...

That shop is wonderful! I love that first photo of the dishes. Beautiful! And that teapot!
I can see why you keep going back there.

Sending healing thoughts to your mother.

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

What a fun place to shop and dream! Lots of wonderful goodies!

Saying a prayer for your mom and your family...May you all be willing and able to embrace His perfect plan, whatever it may be.

Warmly,
Lori

melanie said...

I totally love that metal bin...I just can't get enough metal right now! great pictures...

Florence said...

As I know you probably know God already knows what your mom needs. I send you and her my prayers. Florence

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Laura,
Your friends store looks just lovely! Lots of wonderful treasures throughout. I will keep your mom in my thoughts and prayers and I hope she will recover swiftly. I know it's difficult when your loved one's are ill, especially our mom's.
Congratulations though to your son, I hope he has a wonderful and joyful graduation!
Have a lovely night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a lovely shop!
Congrats on Dan's graduation from Law School - no small feat and I will lift your mom up in prayer.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Laura
Firstly congratulation to Dan and the others .. wonderful achievement.. and so sorry to hear your mum is having health concerns.. I will certainly keep her in my thoughts!!!

Well you know how much I love seeing photos from Deanna's shop... I do think I will have to get myself over there one day.. I suspect I will have to cruise over as the luggage restriction by flight would just not cope with the treasure I will take home..

Have a lovely day Laura.. thinking of you and your mum xxx Julie

Lululiz said...

I can see why you love that shop so much, they have wonderful treasures on display. The thing which did it for me though is the noticeboard, how lovely is that!?!?!?

It's me said...

What a lovely shop your friend have !! Laura............happy sunny day hugs from Ria

VINTAGE said...

Good that I live far away... :) Wonderful shop!

VINTAGE

Annemary said...

hello je penserai à ta belle maman et bravo aux diplômés !!!!merci pour les photos de la boutique j'aiiiime ce genre de trouvailles si bien exposées aussi bisous bonne fin de semaine love

KarenSue said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your Mom for a fast recovery. Congratulations for all your Grads! We have 2 in this house.
Love this shop. I wish we had something like that in Central Florida.
Enjoy your weekend!

A Cottage Muse said...

Thank you for bringing us back to Gather and your family is in my prayers!

cheryl kuhn said...

Of course, I will keep your mother in my thoughts and prayers and I hope her health issue will resolve itself soon. Thanks for taking us along on your trip to Gather. I love the name and would love to spend the afternoon browsing through everything there!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

"Gather" certainly looks like a fun place to visit. Congratulations to your son Dan on graduating from law school and your nephews, especially Joseph, whom I've had the wonderful pleasure of meeting this spring. As for your mother, you know she is in my prayers, dear Laura.

Linda said...

Oh Laura, what a great place to visit. I love the red transferware. It would look lovely in my newly renovated hutch. Drop by and see the transformation.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Laura

It is such a wonferful place.I know that I'd love it there.

Laura you can be sure that your Mother and your family will be in my prayers.

Take care
Isabelle x

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

You have so many more great places to shop vintage than we do...I can live vicariously through you and the blog! Thanks again...

Jacqueline said...

Oh Laura,
I am so sorry to hear that your Mother is not so well. I am sending positive thoughts to her from the U.K.
I, too LOVE your friend, Deanna's shop. I want to go there for real. Could you possibly buy that shutter that is propped up outside the front of her shop ? I've been looking for one like that for ages but, I can't seem to find one here !!!! If only Gather was the little shop around the corner !! I don't suppose it's worth shipping it to the U.K.
Many congrats to your Dan. You will be so proud on Saturday. I know that we were when our Dan got his degree.
I will be thinking of you Laura, as I know what a difficult time it is when a parent is unwell. Be positive, Laura and take care of yourselves too. XXXX

Tami said...

What a wonderful shop! Congartulations on your sons graduation. Sorry to hear about your mom will keep her in my prayers!

Blessings~ Tami

carpe diem said...

ainsss que rabia estar tan lejos!!!
un abrazo, Olga

Uncanny Festoon said...

How I would love to have that as my neighbor hood gathering place.




Joy.............always

Bonjade said...

Such lovely shop.....Oh I see so many lovely things......
Did you buy some things.....?
Fine evening

Katsui Jewelry said...

Oh, Laura,
Life is so mixed sometime, isn't it? I am so sorry about your mom and will remember her in my prayers but I am so pleased about your son. What an accomplishment! Law School is one thing I am sure I could not do!
Those pictures make me want to go to Gather! However, it is many, many miles away. Keep taking pictures of it, please. It is like stopping there.
Hugs,
Suz

Deb said...

That store looks absolutely amazing. I see a few things that I would love to get my hands on!!

Candylei said...

Love all of your pictures (!) and wish I lived a bit closer to Connecticut! Maybe it's a good thing I don't. I wish the best for your mom! They are our biggest cheerleaders!
Candylei

Linda said...

Laura~ congratulations on your son's graduation- what an accomplishment! You must be so proud! I am so sorry to hear of your mother's health problem_ I will keep her in my prayers...