a little while back, i expressed a desire to explore my ‘neighborhood’ a bit more, maybe find some interesting shops. well, i finally had a chance to do just that! it wasn’t the huge success i had hoped it would be but i did find one really cool shop:
the emporium is a really funky yet upscale consignment shop located in a 2 story, older farmhouse (i love that porch!) during my visit, i saw some beautiful jewelry – vintage AND handcrafted, i found a really unique jacket i’m still considering, there was some awesome furnishings – a shabby chic style and the displays were so charming! each room of the house was utilized in displaying their goods.
i fell in love with this quilt made up of gorgeous, indian print fabrics. maybe pieces of saris?
of course the starfish caught my eye as well as the beautiful painting!
i realize my photojournalism skills need some work! i was about finished with my browsing before it occurred to me to take some photos and taking the photos made me feel a bit like i was doing something i shouldn’t. the shop owner & worker were both so nice, i should have just asked! and, of course, some of the photos i took were so horrible i couldn’t use them (yes, even worse than these!).
so don’t just take my word for it. if you’re local, go visit them! so much to see and you’d be hard-pressed not to find something that should go home with you :-)
have you visited anyplace new recently?