Friday, November 23, 2012

Carole's Christmas Shop 2012


Old Saybrook, CT

Carole opened her Christmas shop on Saturday...
...and by now all George's Christmas trees
 are ready outside the shop as well!


Every nook and cranny of this enchanting shop
 is filled with treasures! 


Seriously, 
I don't know how Carole manages to outdo herself each year!


Beautiful ornaments...


...glittery Wendy Addison selections


...gorgeous jewelry


Have a look....
























I know...it's amazing!
If you are in the vicinity of Old Saybrook, CT...
be sure to visit Maynard Greenhouse and Carole's Christmas Shop
 ...stop in and tell Carole and George I say hi!
You will be soooo glad you did!

How was your Thanksgiving?
Mine was wonderful...
...we were with sister Mary Beth and family and friends.
We had turkey with all the trimmings
 and the most delicious desserts too! 
We are grateful for so many blessings...

Today, Dan and I ventured out to a few local shops...
steering clear of the Black Friday madness.
 It was very relaxing and fun to spend time with my "boy".
:)

Will be posting soon about the Holiday Open House
 at Taken For Granite in Stony Creek
 and my visit to Gather in Ivoryton
as well as a few more stops we made while shopping in CT.
Until then....
...take care!


30 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Lots of pretty treasures - thanks for sharing. I need to roam a few of the holiday shops soon - maybe it will help me get in the holiday spirit.
Enjoy your weekend.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Thanks for sharing Laura:) Carole is soooo talented!-Debra xxx capers of the vintage vixens

Debra @ Common Ground said...

So amazing, love everything Carole has put together!!

Olive said...

Beautiful. She is so talented at display.

ariadne said...

Oh how great to see so many photos of Carole's shop. I won't say which things I like because last year my friend Marabeth went and bought them and sent them to me all the way to Greece!But I looooved again so many things!AriadnefromGreece!

Faded Charm said...

Beautiful!!! I love Carole's style.

xoxo
Kathleen

Nella said...

Hi Laura, this is lovely, I can't stand it!! I love Carole's eye for detail and beauty....wish I could just drive over there...beautiful! Thank you for sharing this beautiful shop.
N.xo

Kristie Franklin said...

WOW! Carole has such a beautiful shop! If I lived near there I would definitely stop in or should I say camp out. It would take me at least a full day to take in all the lovely items she has in her shop! She sure has a keen eye for displaying all her beautiful things.

Thanks so much for sharing and I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving. :)

Geneva said...

Oh My! Thank you for sharing all of Carole's eye candy! What a beautiful Christmas store...

Ashley said...

Oh my!! I have fallen in love with each picture and the many treasures =) Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Xo, Ashley

Jody and Stan said...

I'm in awe! Thanks for sharing all the talent Carole has. It's awesome!

Jody

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Laura,
Carole's shop looks absolutely wonderful as it does every year. I just wished that I lived nearby because I would buy EVERYTHING !!!!
So glad that you had a lovely Thanksgiving and that you had some precious time with your family.
I'm now going to email Carole to tell her how clever she is ! XXXX

Karolina Anna said...

wow! Beautiful :)

Karen Bates said...

How could you ever leave that shop...it is absolutely amazing. So many ideas!

Your photos are fantastic, I know how difficult it is to take photos of glass objects...well, done!!!

Zuzu said...

So very beautiful - and how lucky you are to be able to visit Carole in person, Laura!!! :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

It is just as amazing as you said it would be, so totally worth the wait. Thanks so much for sharing with a virtual tour. Gorgeous!
Hugs,
Patti

Dorthe said...

Dear Laura,
thankyou for all those wonderful photoes from Carole`s shop.
It is an amazing place, and I wish my own humble shop, would be just able
to come a bit close to this wonderland, but that is not possibly here.
Carole is making a fabolous place for others to dream and feel joy!
Hugs,Dorthe

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

...sigh...
Carole did an amazing job...what beautiful displays!! Loving all those crowns!

Patty said...

oh, my. oh, my. Could someone please send me one of those hearts with the hinge....AWESOME!

why are all the really great places a thousand miles away?

sigh.

sussi alfidalfi sussinghurst said...

wish the whale would come my way :) :)

time worn interiors said...

I always look forward to seeing pictures of Carole's shop! Thanks for sharing.

I can't put any pictures on my blog cause I've run out of storage space and can't figure out how to set up my google wallet! When I try to set it up, it directs me to a page to send in documents to prove I am who I say I am! If you have any info on this I would appreciate your help, if you have time.

Thanks
tot

June said...

Absolutely AMAZING!!! Carole has sush great taste and style doesn't she. Thank you so much Laura for your gorgeous photos of her Christmas shop. Just seeing it this morning has inspired me so much!
Our Thanksgiving was wonderful and I am so glad to read that your's was too.
hugs from me...

Maison Beldecor said...

Hi dear Laura,
absolutely stunning! I am glad to hear that your Thanksgiving was fine.
Wishing you a great week!
Hugs, Bine

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your photos are wonderful! So nice to see Carole's shop. So many fantastic things!

Susan Thomas said...

Thank you for this...I live not too far from here and Stoney Creek and Gather in Ivoryton...fabulous spots, just can't seem to understand how I missed this GEM!
By the way, have you been to NEST in Mystic...I think you will love it!

Cindy said...

Carole is a wonder woman! Your photos are beautiful!

Gail Peterson said...

What a beautiful array of treasures! I'm sure it was inspiring!
Have fun getting ready for the Holidays*
xo,
Gail
http://www.casualloveselegance.blogspot.com

Céline said...

Magnifique !!!!

Rae said...

A beautiful treat for the eyes...and the soul! Lovely!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

how much is the jar with Mother Mary in it ..With the crown on top..................LOVE IT ..and do you ship ?