Monday, June 11, 2012

Gather...The Place To Be

My friend Deanna owns and runs the charming shop
 called Gather in Ivoryton, CT.


Inside and out...the shop is crammed full of wonderful treasures...
antiques, vintage items, clothes, furniture, gifts, and treats.


It is truly a place that the community gathers...
shares a cup of coffee, comes after school for a piece of candy,
 picks up a delicious bread or croissant, finds a special gift
 or an amazing vintage treasure.


I loved this vintage wedding gown.
Look at that tulle...







 







One of the many elephants in the shop...
Ivoryton is famous for their production of piano keys, pianos...
and the importing of tusks back in the early 20th century.




Deanna loves clocks...





...and is a big fan of vintage fans...



You name it...
...she has it in her shop.





 





Beyond the tower of fans...
...you can see one of Deanna's young customers
 chatting with her while she buys her penny candy.
Paula is addicted to the delicious caramels she sells.
I prefer the chocolate croissants :)



Deanna and her shop Gather are winners for sure!
You must check it out for yourself...
I'm sure you won't leave empty handed.

Paula and I each found some treasures.
Can you guess what we took home?
:)

38 comments:

Maureen said...

Ohhhh....I wanna go! I live in Mass. so must look it up on a map!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You have the best group of friends!!! I couldn't even begin to guess what you bought because every pnoto had something devine. Me, I would love that little wood house, or is it a church? No matter, I'd make it welcome in my home. Thanks for taking us along on your shopping trip!

Sarah said...

I hope you took home those silver loving cups. I would love to add the middle one to my home. ;-)

Kris said...

Lovely shop! I'm in love with the old medicine bottle!

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Love those trophies...wish I lived close I would buy one.

Saskia said...

wat een heerlijke winkel, ik zou daar uren kunnen doorbrengen

groetjes Saskia

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I wish I were somewhere near that store. It looks amazing. I especially love the vintage wedding dresses. They are just so beautiful! Thanks for sharing all the pretties.

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

Really nice shop!!! for sure you bought some nice staff!!! Enjoy!!

PröppkeSchicksPanoptikum said...

hallöchen
was für ein TRAUM. wenn ich jemals ein eigenes geschäft aufmachen würde, müßte es soooo aussehen.
liebe grüße ute
hi
what a amazing shop. if i ever open my own business, it hat to look like this.
thanks for the pictures
ute

Connie said...

My, what a delightful shop. She certainly does have everything. I could spend hours in a shop like that. She has wonderful curb appeal, too. It looks so inviting. Thank you for sharing, Connie :)

Andi's English Attic said...

I would have had the set of drawers - are they printers' drawers or architechs'? Anything like that catches my eye. Lovely shop. xx

Maison Beldecor said...

only one thing to say... wonderful!
xoxo Bine

Kris Vogelsang said...

Can you say 'Road Trip'???

Thanks!
Kris of Cricket Acres Studio

miss flibbertigibbet said...

How lovely! Wish I was close enough to visit! Two pictures of the wedding dress? I bet you took that home....
Blessings, Lorraine

Jackie said...

Love the building too!
jackie
blissfarmantiques

Tami Kenner said...

If I didn't live on the opposite coast...I would definitely be checking out Gather! What an awesome shop!
xo Tami

Carol said...

Oh Laura, thank you for introducing us to Gather. It was everything you said it would be and more. Did you see the darling little wedding shoes that were sitting behind that sweet wedding gown? They were divine. I can just imagine the lucky bride who wore the shoes and dress on her very special day. I can't wait to see what treasure you and Paula chose on your visit. And I so agree with Paula on those caramels. They are heaven in a wrapper.

Smiles,

Carol

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Oh, would I ever love to shop there!

ILoveCollecting said...

Looks like a great shop! I gotta go!

Simply Bungalow said...

Looks like an amazing shop. So many wonderful treasures.
~Heidi

Donna said...

Thanks for taking me, along with you!

graceandivy said...

Oh I could definitely spend several hours in this charming shop! Thanks for sharing. :)

Vintage Home said...

oh my ...what a dreamy store....amazing building too!

Violets Are Blue said...

What a beautiful store. I wish we had it here, I'd be there every week. What a treasure! I wish her great success. Patty/BC

Lady Page said...

Hi Laura, Great photos!!! I wish I lived close enough to visit your friend's shop! :)

A Cottage Muse said...

I really must get down there soon!
Love those red chairs on the side of the building!

dianafish said...

I can't believe I happened upon your blog today for the first time. I love it! And I am so excited to read about Gather. My daughter has been going to camp (first as a camper and now as an employee) in Ivoryton for 14 years! When we lived on the east coast we spent many happy summer weekends in Ivoryton. Back then this was the general store in town and we loved it. I was so sad to hear it had closed awhile back. I am thrilled to see it has reopened and I am now trying to figure out if there is any way I could pay a visit to my daughter - and this wonderful shop! - this summer. Thanks so much for bringing back so many happy memories!

Carole said...

I would have been eyeing that vintage dress too but sadly no prom to go to:(

Deanna's shop is amazing, now I just need a rainy day and a day off to go there.
Don't worry you're secret is safe with me.

x
Carole

Jan said...

Hi Laura, I was wondering if you know the name of the male sculpture you show from Gather's. I have a small one like it and wondered who he is. I love your blog.

Rustique Gal said...

Okay, that's it! I have to start exploring Connecticut! This place looks sooo fun! I love the building too. Very historic. I dream of running a place like this. Have fun!
Hugs,
Sherry (in Massachusetts)

time worn interiors said...

Great store inside and out!
tot

Cottage and Broome said...

You are right it is charming, wish I would visit there… Laura

Evi said...

and I missed all of this!!!!
Hopefully next time. I am glad I got to see all of your shopping stops, all the goodies and Paula's home at least this way. Miss you gals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is this printers cabinet that you purchased? It looks very interesting. I could see you owning this, as a place for all your small wonders.
Back to work...sewing dolls...
Hugs, hugs and more hugs,
Evi

Curtains in My Tree said...

That is a wonderful shop , I love those black leather boxes on top of thew wall unit and the brown leater box shaped different

that would be worth a Sunday drive to see

PURA VIDA said...

ooo I think I've been there and I think I wanna go back

classic • casual • home said...

Such a fun shop!!! I posted about your great photography today. Thanks for inspiring me to be a better photographer!

My Eclectic Loft said...

Absolutely stunning! I want one of each! Loced it.

Céline said...

Oh la la !!!! Cette brocante est vraiment pleine de charme et remplie de belles choses ... Dommage c'est trop loin !
I love this place but it's to far away !