Saturday, January 16, 2010


Welcome to Silver Sunday hosted by Gypsy Fish Journal.

One of my favorite shops of all time is NEST of Mystic, Ct.

George and I had gone there right before New Years but since my computer died a couple days later I had to wait to show you. I think you'll see it was worth the wait and is full of lots of silver!!!
The day we were there Marcia the owner was too. She's the one on the left. George is on the middle....I had to blur out his face....he's such a pain and doesn't want to be on my blog....but I wanted to show you this picture.

The lovely lady on the right is her manager but.....I feel so bad I don't remember her name( forgive me) she was so nice too and when I asked if Marcia was in and introduced myself she burst out that she knew me from my blog. You can imagine how thrilled I was and a little embarrassed that I hadn't dressed better.......I know....... silly!!!

It was due to her that Marcia came in at Christmas time to pick up copies of Jeanne d'Arc Living. Funny how things like that can bring us together.
They were both so sweet and generous with their time when we came that day and we "talked shop" a bit comparing notes as to what were the big sellers and the things that we were surprised didn't move as well.

We both agreed that looking at blogs and keeping up with the trends is vital to both of us. We both seemed to be attracted to the same things.

You'll see that there isn't much that anyone wouldn't want in the store. She has some of the best displays I've ever seen. She had already sold so much of her Christmas decorations after running a sale but the sparkle and magic is still there.

Marcia and her staff shop all year for the perfect items to bring to your home and to present as gifts.

This black shelving unit really makes the silver pop and the zinc items look even better.
Makes for a chic look.

Not too sure why this image came out so blurry. I had edited these before I lost my editing program so I'll leave it.

The shop has always been filled with white and silver ethereal treasures and especially during the holidays it really comes to life. At every turn there is something else that amuses the eye.

The ribbon section is one of my favorites. I never seem to have enough ribbons and though I sell them myself I don't always want to have 50yds of it so I often buy them in shops.
Nothing makes a present look more special then the right ribbon to finish it off.

I'm sure you agree!

Mystic is an old historic seaport town so of course the colors of the sea are here too. Blue, green, turquoise.....all the colors I did more of at home too.
I still look at my tree and can't believe how much I love it.

For Valentines Day this is the place for Husbands and Boyfriends to pick up anything that would delight any of us!!!! hint hint!

I was rushing to take these pictures but I wish now I had taken more closes up to show you more detail. I promise to go back soon.

NEST also carries clothing which I didn't take pictures of but I did buy the cutest brown lacy top/dress which I love. Will look even better when I lose the 10lbs I gained this year!!!))

Working on that ....really!

Love these graphic plates

There is color in the shop but always with a backdrop of white and silver. The combination works well but you lovers of silver already know that!!!

When you first step thru the door you feel uplifted right your walking on a cloud and surrounded by wonderous beauty. Is that what heaven is like???
I hope so!

There's nothing here that makes you feel down or depressed.

Everything is sparkling and like no other shop in Mystic and the surrounding towns. It's a special destination and one I know I always feel better when I come to.

Thank you Marcia and her wonderful staff for making us feel so welcome.

Now don't forget to visit the other participants of Silver Sunday!!!

Have a sparkling day everyone!



Laura said...

Always a treat to visit Nest....great photos!
Have a happy Sunday Carole!
:) Laura

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful shop. I will have to take a trip soon! Nice to find your blog as well.

sissie said...

What an absolutely devine, delish shop! I wish I lived closer so I could go there. I bet a girl could spend hours just looking.
Thanks for showing us this beautiful shop, your pictures are great.
Happy Silver Sunday.


what a wonderFULL shop, I love all the colors, I also love ribbon, it does make the package you come home WITH look special, I go to costco and buy the big rolls and it goes a long ways......thanks for showing your photo's. XO MARY

Jacqueline said...

Oh Carole,
I want to rush over there and run around in that wonderful shop. I would buy everything !!
I want the chandelier in the 13th photograph and ALL of the ribbon (I love ribbon !!) and I just HAVE TO HAVE the postcards in the 16th photograph and, well, everything else that the shop sells !! haha.
You have the BEST shops and I'm really envious.... mind you, I'd be broke if we had them near me.
Amazing pictures, and I love the way that George is keeping an air of mystery about him. It makes us all want to see him even more !!. XXXX

junkdreams said...

Wow Carole.....what inspiring pictures....I so love this shop....wish I was closer.

Jane said...

What a wonderful shop. Too bad it is so far away. Thanks for all the inspirational photos.

Lyneen said...

Wonderful... I am all the way on the other coast! What amazing photos of their shop! TFS Have a lovely Silver Sunday.

Thanks for stopping by my Silver Sunday and you nice comments.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Carole, it is so nice to meet you as well. Thank you for taking us along while you went to one of your favorite shops. I can sure see why. It is full of the most wonderful eye candy. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello. Pop in any 'ole time, loved having you..hugs ~lynne~

Gigi said...

What a treat to tour this wonderful shop through your magic lens, Carole! I have written down Nest as one of my must-see daytrip destinations. They have just the kind of items I love. It's funny, because one of my favorite shops in Massachusetts is a little place in Concord called Nesting. We must just love those places that make us feel like feathering our nests! xoxo Gigi

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed my visit today. It was a nice reminder of my visit to the Nest a few summers ago when on vacation in Mystic. ~ Sarah

Gypsy Fish said...

Looks like such a yummy shop! I'll have to put that one on my list next time I visit New England
thanks for coming!...See you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Well that was fun Carole!!I feel like I just went shopping with you!! I would not be leaving there empty handed that's for sure!! Really Beautiful Shop! Thank you! & Please Tell George..From Us.. Not to be so shy!! We would Love for him to be part of your Blog!

Love & Hugs ~ Teresa

Chari said...

Hi Carole...

Ohhh yes...I could literally spend hours in this beautiful place! many pretties! Thank you for sharing it with us today for Silver Sunday!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

June said...

Carole your photos are just amazing of this beautiful shop! What an awesome place to get a beauty fix in. I can't get over your wonderful pictures of everything.
I love the kind of clothing these shops offer. They are usually very unique and one of a kind.
i'm so glad you gave us this peek into this beautiful Nest.

Wizard of Was said...

Beautiful Vignettes, just beautiful! Have a great SS

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love visiting your blog. You have wonderful photos from your visit. So many beautiful items. I've told you before that my maiden name was Maynard, so it was interesting to read a post on Maynard Greenhouse about a shop you visited owned by someone named Marcia. Same spelling too :-)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Carole
Welcome back!!! So glad to see your posting again [although i may have said that last post haha]

Well another beautiful shop... I need to get out more!! Every photo is delightful, I could get lost in this shop for hours and come up loaded up with goodies,,Well as usual I like the same things as Jacqueline... maybe I should just get her to write my comments, she does them so well!! hahaha

So glad your back to bring beauty into my day!! xx Julie
[tell George to stop hiding haha]

slommler said...

That shop is scrumptious!!! I love everything about it. You are so is uplifting! And I love that she still has Christmas displayed!! Love that!!!

Martha said...

What a great shop!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I love posts about stores I can't get to to see! That's why I do it in my Blog: My Secrets for Happyness! Everything is so dreamy there... thanks!

The Lazy Peacock said...

what a beautiful shop, i wish i lived near it!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, Thanks for sharing the pictures of that beautiful shop! It's like in your shop: I would need a large budget :). I remember that I visited a Christmas shop when I was in CT over ten years ago. When I remember correctly it was a little bit outside of Mystic. It might be not there anymore. I bought a couple of little silver baskets decorated with an angel. They always remind me on that wonderful vacation.

Have a great Silver Sunday!

Hugs and love,

Sylvia said...

Pretty shop, seems I could spend hours shopping there. Happy Silver Sunday...

ceekay said...

What a wonderful shoppe. I love those postcard plates...very unique! Thanks for stopping by and visiting. Happy SS!

Denise said...

Beautiful shop. Thanks for sharing with us. I just heard that one of my fav. shops here is having 70% off all remaining X-Mas and they have a ton of it. I'm trying to stay away, but I'm feeling that urge pulling me that way!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Just recently found your blog, it is very nice. Love the shop. I live in RI so I am going to put it on my list of places I need to visit.

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Hi Carole! Thanks for the trip down memory lane, we went to Mystic on one of our favorite vacations ever last year! We had one day where we ventured through the shops and although my hubbys idea of a vacation isn't shopping he indulged my daughter and I:) Him and the boys hung out on a bench watching the world go by while we browsed. I loved the nest and all it's beauty! What a fun post for me, Thanks ~ Theresa

Rebecca said...

I enjoyed the tour, since I never get out east. I have seen her shop featured in a magazine, at least I think it was that Nest.
Anyway thanks for the inspiration

julie said...

Hi Carole, OMG what I would give to be close to that shop. It is just lovely. What a great post. In your last pic, did you add that starburst from the crystal? or did it just happen. Beautiful touch.
Also I agree that the blogworld is fine way of keeping up with the trends. Seems we all have very good taste...julie

BellaRosa said...

Carole what a gorgeous store! Thank you for sharing it with us! I loved all beautiful pictures..made me feel like I was there! Maybe a good thing I wasn't...I would be even more broke than I am now lol Besos, Rose

Sherrie said...

Thanks for taking us shopping with you. I never even had to leave the couch! Thanks for sharing.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Carole...What a beautiful store! I love it all, but I am afriad that at least one of those frenchy plates would have left with me! lol Happy Sunday!...Debbie

Gypsy Brocante said...

What a fantastic shop ... and on this coast thank you for the introduction, I'm putting it on my-must-stop-and-see places next time we travel north! Over the top silver displays ... I have to go back and take a second look!


Kathleen said...

How lovely! If I ever go to Mystic again I will find it. I was there several times when I still taught...and once with friends. They wanted to go tour that ship, but no way..more than enough times for me!
I have been to Bethpage Restoration Village over 40 times....I don't think I ever want to go again! ( well, maybe I will take my gkids someday!)
Raining here..finally will wash the ice hasn't been fun!

Anonymous said...

Its a good thing I'm not in that shop. I'm afraid I'd ruin our budget. Don't think I could restrain myself. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed the tour. Rosie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

Thank you for showing us around the wonderful shop.
I saw so many things that I loved a lot.
I adore ribbon too and you can never have too much. The French graphic plates and the sparkly brooches caught my eye too.

Have a happy week

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

What a fabulous store! I could spend hours browsing through the wonderful displays and looking over the beautiful trinkets and treasures they offer! Thanks for sharing! Sure wish I was closer, to visit this great place! ~Rhonda :)

Laurie said...

Hi Carole:
your blog has become a regular stop for me...I love your point of view. I also love Nest! wish I could make it over there more frequently.
hang on spring is coming...

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Hi Carole ~ Thanks for stopping by and Happy SS. NEST is one of my all time favorite shops. Im actually just down the road from you in Cheshire, CT. Small world. Absolutely fabulous photos ~ haven't been there in a while. Me thinks its time for a quick road trip. p.s ~ my old house was definately not the really cool kind ~ someday we'll chat about it.

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

What a gorgeous store! My goodness, I could go NUTS in that ribbon section!
Thanks so much for sharing, I love to see beautiful new (to me) shops!

Have a great week,

EnchantedBella said...

My kind of store! I could get lost in their. Thanks, Happy SS


Chrissy said...

Carole....I want to go to that store...ahhhhh!! So many stunning little things,I would be broke for sure,talk to you soon,x0x0

Jenny said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I haven't been to Mystic in a lot of years but I think it's time to plan a trip there. This store looks amazing. I think I would have to drive, though, with a pick-up truck, hauling a trailer. I saw so many things I liked.

Thanks for a super post!

Renee Finberg said...

ask me how much do i love costume jewelry ?
i would love this place....
all the pretty baubles.
looks like a blast!


Absolutely fabulous photos! Thanks so much for sharing the tour of this beautiful shop. ~ Angela

sylvie said...

quel magnifique blog ! avec toutes ces belles photos, it's so LOVELY ! have a good day !
Sylvie from Nantes - France

Marcia from Nest said...

I was so thrilled to see this post, THANK YOU! Your photos make the store look beautiful! Please come back soon and let's have lunch or something before you get so busy with all those lovely plants.