Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas 2011 at Taken For Granite


Meet Noelle....
Her gown this year is fashioned almost entirely of paper.
Michele, of Taken For Granite in Stony Creek, CT told me that she and her sister had a lot of fun creating this work of art!
I can only imagine the time it took!


...a close up of the back of the gown...
Amazing!


Paula and I were in awe of this fabulous display featuring a vintage cement swan filled with silvery baby's breath....
Not surprisingly...it sold while we were there!






I loved this really cool lampshade made with vellum
 and vintage photographs.


Just look at this cloche filled with clock faces and silvery branches.
This shop is chock full of inspiration!


Here are some photos of what we saw and a sampling of the wonderful goods to be found at this enchanting shop. 



























...and to think that there are linens and dishware
 and fabulous clothes in this shop as well!

Stony Creek , CT

Loved it!
:)

Stay tuned for day 2 of my Connecticut visit!
We will visit Deanna and her shop Gather next...
...plus a few wonderful shops in Chester, CT.

30 comments:

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You visit the most interesting shoppes! That paper dress is amazing!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What an amazingly gorgeous display of eye candy!
I can simply not stop drooling! Soo beautiful!
Please share this fabulous post at our Linky party, I can't wait for everyone to see!
Hugs,
Patti

oldgreymare said...

speechless ..which is nearly impossible to do!
xx
z

LizlovesVintage said...

Laura,
You are like the energizer bunny!!! Oh my, here I go again.. Time for some tea. Ha, Ha.
Thanks for sharing your favorite shops. I think I might have to take a road trip.
xxx Liz

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So many great things. Love a shop like that. I want the alphabet soap. Cute.

Rebecca said...

WOW
I am speechless... and that takes a lot!
I have to go back and look again...
Blessings
RE

okcamp said...

What a fun shop. Along with everything inside, I love the structure, especially the corrugated tin ceiling.

Gail Peterson said...

What a beautiful shop!
I would of wanted to spend along time int here, so much to enjoy!
Happy Holiday's
xo,
gail
casualloveselegance

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, that was sooo fun, like you said inspiration overload!

Carol

Le Style said...

What a wonderful shop!
The paper dress is gorgeous!!

Wonderful weekend!

xo

sissie said...

OMG.....I imagine that this is what heaven is like for bloggers.

hugs
Sissie

Rusty Hinge said...

Laura,
Thank-you for coming over to Rusty Hinge and leaving your sweet comment! I am so glad you did as it led me to your wonderful blog! I love it! Your photos are amazing! I don't want to miss a thing, you are definitely going on my blog roll.
Maria
www.rustyhinge.blogspot.com

hometown girl said...

what a gorgeous shop! i noticed two trophies i've been looking for those here!! have a great weekend! susan

Tina Eudora said...

Just beautiful, like walking through the best dream ever!
Tina xo

time worn interiors said...

OMGoodness! Her shop is amazing! I love it! Thanks for sharing!
tot

het tuinengeltje said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures.

Bey, Sylvia

Anonymous said...

OMG- This shoppe is Breath Taking.. LOVE IT..Thank You For Sharing..Karryann @ Gracefully Vintage

Valé La Souris said...

Absolument superbe, MAGIQUE ET FANTASTIQUE!!!!!merci de nous emmener voyager là bas!
Bon dimanche

Carole said...

Michele could be doing window displays for dept stores in NYC she's that good. I'm always blown away by her shop.
xx
Carole

north pal said...

simply beautiful candy for our eyes. the paper lady is so zsa,zsa. Bestest,Denise

Jamie said...

That dress is incredible

Di said...

Just beautiful loved the clocks and the coral and that dress oh my...vision running thru my head. Thanks for sharing. Di

karen - Simply Inspired said...

inspired and sparkling now over here... thank you as always, laura...
continued season's joys to you,
-xok.

A Cottage Muse said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Bead and Needle said...

Z has been telling me how wonderful your blog is...I can see why she loves you so much - I do, too! Count me among your latest followers! She also showed us the photo from your first picture on this post, as her Gathering this weekend...the incredible folded dress!

edit mt2s movies said...

These dress is really beautiful. I love it! Your photos are amazing!Thanks for sharing.

DebbieG said...

I have NEVER seen such beautiful pictures in my life! Unbelievable, really! Thank you for sharing....may the Prince of Peace be with all.

June said...

I am in awe Laura. This is a gorgeous place. Your photos make me feel as though I was there myself. I can't believe how beautiful the vignettes are and the building itself. It is an amazing place.
I loved the trip to Gather too!
hugs from here...

lala said...

Oh my - I was at Taken For Granite's holiday open house, and it was chock full of people - but now after seeing your post, I can't believe all of the lovely items I completely overlooked!!!! It is one of my favorite shops, and I will definitely be making a return visit for the alphabet soap and a few pieces of jewelry which I seriously need!!

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

I am having such a great time "window shopping" on your blog! Your pictures are marvelous, and are the next best thing to being there. Maybe a trip to Connecticut will be on our agenda this winter...
Thank you for many great posts!
dawne