Monday, November 25, 2013

Taken For Granite - Christmas 2013

Christmas 2013

This year's visit to Taken For Granite in Stony Creek, CT 
was as inspirational, beautiful and amazing as always!

 Just look at this fabulous garden architectural piece 
which was the first thing we saw as we walked in the door.

From that moment on,
 Paula and I were swept off our feet into the magical world
 that Michele, the owner of the shop, creates each year.

 Sadly, we missed seeing her but were able to chat a bit with her lovely sister Sue, who along with other members of the TFG team help transform
 what is already a beautiful shop into this winter wonderland! 

They were all ready for their Holiday Open House.
As usual, I took tons of photos to share with you... be prepared to be dazzled!

Remember my silver tree with watch faces, trinkets
 and bits and bobs that I did last year?
I love Michele's version.

Of all things...Paula loved this tape measure! 

As usual, we were oohing and aaahing over everything!

And, of course I loved the blues, turquoises and all the beautiful seashells and coral that are ever present in this CT boutique
 located here by the sea on the Long Island Sound.

 There were gorgeous jewels to choose from.
 Paula, that tricky girl, bought me a birthday present 
...the most beautiful silver necklace by Rebecca Leonard.
I made the mistake of admiring it and then, well, I couldn't stop her...
...I am thrilled !

Beautiful tablescapes showcased jewelry, leather goods,
 Christmas decor and antiques.

I absolutely adored Michele's use of vintage Christmas
 black and white photos sprinkled throughout the shop!
So much inspiration!

Michele always has a wonderful assortment
 of unique clothes and accessories.
 There are so many interesting choices for the holidays...
for giving to special friends or family or for yourself! 

 Faux fur...mittens, scarves and purses! 

I hope you enjoyed the tour this year!
If you get the chance to visit this charming area of Connecticut
 over the holiday season.... must stop in and visit Michele and all the lovely girls that 
work at Taken For Granite.
 We always have so much fun here!

Visit them on their Facebook Page HERE! 
Give them a LIKE for me!
What's up next?
 Well, I have a zillion photos of Paula's Christmas cottage
 and I took photos of NEST in Mystic, CT...
...another amazing boutique all decorated for the holidays!

I am going to try to get the next post up before Tday...
but just in case life gets in the way...

Wishing you a joy filled, peaceful, safe and
 Happy Thanksgiving holiday!


White Lace and Promises said...

Looking at your photos makes me feel like I'm in a Winter Wonderland!
Love this post!

I get a feeling of tranquility.

Muffy's Marks said...

What a lovely shop. I sure enjoyed looking at all your photos.

Junkchiccottage said...

What a great place to shop. I bet you and Paula had a great time. What beautiful treasures.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous shop! I live in New Mexico, but maybe someday I will get a chance to visit! Hugs, Penny

Marit Bekkevold Skoglund said...

This pictures where so lovely.
I think you have been in the Christmas Heaven. I can feel the Christmas Spirit all the way to Norway where i live.
I love your blog and i am always looking forward to read what you write, and have a look at your lovely pictures.
I wish you a nice week.
Best regards Marit

kerrie of sea cottage said...

This makes me want to put up our tree and decortate! I love that bambi deer. I have one of those owls hanging on a piece of driftwood. I will be using aqua with my white Christmas decor again this year. It is so calm yet refresfhing just like the sea.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Laura,
Wow....what a neat shop! Love the pics, I almost feel like I was there!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving....

Linda said...

as always, love your photo's.....and please, we want to see all zillion photo's of Paula's !!!!!!!!!!!

pontysporch said...

Oh my, what a fabulous shop. Seeing all the clever displays made me miss my shop. I want everything!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks for the early gift...the tour was fabulous! Happy Thanksgiving!

Christelle said...

So marvellous !

Christelle said...

It is the house of the dream !

Cecilia said...

That is just absolutely stunning! I can't imagine how much more so in person. Wow, wow, wow! Thank you for sharing.

Sussi.Sussinghurst said...

Lovely !!!!

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

Oh I so much enjoyed seeing Taken for Granite again!LOVED it!Thanks!AriadnefromGreece!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

ONE WORD beautiful ..OK two words awesome . Need the online site for her place .. WInter wonderland is right LOVED it all

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh my oh my oh my! Almost as good as a visit! What a gorgeous gorgeous shop. I love that adorable tinsel tree and everything on it! The script wreath has my name on it, and the WISH banner. Exciting photos. Thanks for the tour! Happy Thanksgiving!

Lady Pamela said...

What a beautiful wonderland. Your photos are so clear, I feel as if I had been there. I was wondering if you would allow me to pin a few of them onto my Pinterest Board. Thank you.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

A little bit of "my blue heaven" Oh how I wish I lived nearby!!!