Saturday, August 14, 2010


Let me start by saying I really love the entrance of

...and if I had thought of it I would have taken a more current picture.

This one is from last year and only of the door.
You can see some autumn clematis starting to grow up to the birdhouse
and this year it had really made a big jump in size.
I really need to get back there before the whole place is picked over.

Work always gets in the way of my fun:)
but without work I wouldn't be
able to have fun.

What can ya do?

Yummy urns and old pots all clustered together
just asking to be taken home and filled.

It was really nice of Bobbie to let me in so I was really quick at taking these pictures.

So no real beauty shots or seeing what the light was doing.

Just snap and dash.

As a matter of fact I told her not to bother turning on the lights.

I love sheep ANYTHING!!!!

except eating them....

The great thing about these succulents is they need so little water or attention.
My kind of plant.
I've been meaning to show you more succulents this year.
My latest love!

I just planted a big pot of them tonight for a customer.

Forgot I had to have it done for tomorrow

and was finishing it up in the dark with a headlight clipped to my hat.

Will I ever learn to time manage better?:))
We'll see what it looks like in the morning.

Urns look so much better with a little rust on them.

These glass balls are so cool but the wooden carved bowl
 is even cooler.

I was running around so fast I never looked at the prices.

I have one of these guys

That wasn't the time btw.

The color of this chair which you can't really tell from here
was the prettiest blue green.

I did manage to check the price of this little drawer underneath a table.
I would have liked it painted but it would be great for my craft room.
I still call it a craft room.......I always hear everyone else call theirs studios
....mines not at that level believe me.

George calls it my "junk room".

I still have more of Essex to show you unless
you're bored.

I can make 10 posts from one little 2 hour excursion
if given half a chance...

so it'll only be one more, I promise.
Now if you are in the area stop down to River before
they close their doors for good.

I know from some of your comments on my last post
you know how much small retail shops are stuggling to keep their
doors open so remember that when you're shopping in your area.

They need your support

more then ever!!!


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a beautiful, magical place!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

If I were there.. I'd be giving my support!!! 100%.. in fact just send me DIDO.. . He looks like I feel some days.. hahaahahah

Hey l like the sheep pic too .. and the chandelier... and mostly those little drawers for your 'studio'..... Why is it when we are working we have money but no time.. and when not working time but no money!!! oh,.. the facts of life!!

Have a great day.. xxx Julie

Anne Marie said...

great shop! I would love to support a shop like that!! thanks for reminding people of shopping local!

Annesphamily said...

What a delightful place. I like it very much! Anne

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

This is an amazing store!
But I totally understand why they are closing though. New opportunities!
I once had a store of my own and today work for a family owned business.
We all have to support our local businesses. If we don' myself and this amazing shop they will no longer exist.
(I know that this touches your daily life as well.)
Blessings my friend!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

What a wonderful shop and thank you for taking us along.
I wished I lived near the shop and I would like to support them ~ the big urns are lovely.
I love sheep too and also succulents ~ so many plants did not make it last summer, so I think I will need to plant more succulents.

Happy weekend

oldgreymare said...

I'm suffering major urn lust! did you go back and grab the drawers?



Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

wonderful images full of textures and patina and character! love your blog too...


Debra@Common Ground said...

I think that tall urn has my name on it! Didn't know if you checked, but I've sent you a couple of emails. They may be in your junk bin! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Thank You for sharing the great photos of that fun shop. Have a good weekend.....Julian

It's me said...

Hi Carole...i like your shop !! beautiful things in it !!............except Dido...yackkie !!!....i don't like him !!!....have a nice Ria....

slommler said...

Beautiful photos!! I will take one of everything! Those urns are amazing!! Wish I lived closer...I would be there for sure!!

Luiza said...

River seems to be a shop I would love to visit, to bad I would leave it all broke, haha!
They seem to have wonderful things that would fit well in my home and garden =)!!!

Thank you for sharing a moment of dreams =)!

As you say: No work, no fun... For me it starts tomorrow =(!

Have a lovely sunday, sweet Carole!

Anonymous said...

Wishin' I could buy everything @ River. GORGEOUS!
I'm looking forward to seeing more of Essex - how could anyone get bored?!?
Happy day to you, Carole! :)

Theresa said...

Those are wonderful shots, I love sheep anything too and am right there with you on the no to the eating of them. I can't wait to see more photos of your trip. I just might have to visit the one and only antique store left in our little town today! He doesn't have the amazing stuff your showing but I can usually find a little something there! Have a wonderful Sunday, Theresa

time-worn interiors said...

To bad River is closing its doors! What a fabulous shop!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

What beautiful, unique things! It's such a shame that it's closing down :(

June said...

I think I heard that chair calling my name...did you hear that? There it goes again!!! I laughed at your 'junk room' comment. When my husband redid the backyard shed for a studio for me, I promised him that it would never look like the sewing room that I was leaving behind...which he always referred to as the junk room too.
hugs to you from here... said...

Great shop with all of my favorite things:) Are you going to post your succulent creation for your customer? Just got back from Maine! I never tire of your photos:) How is your shop coming along? Hope to see you soon.
Blog: capers of the vintage vixens

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

HI Carole ~ Im back from the Cape. Im overdue on my trip to Essex, I keep promising Rowan that I'll take her on the Steam Train ride. September is a lovely month to make the short trip. I will be more than happy and willing to check out River - it looks fun and right up my alley. Looks like I need another Jd'A mag as well...yipeee. Enjoy your break.

BellaRosa said...

Carole amor! How I love to come and visit you, you ALWAYS have such beautiful things to share :) RIVER...OMStars what a magical place! Grazie for sharing with us, if I were near, I would visit it myself in a heartbeat! Amor, I also wanted to thank you for your visit & your sweet so made me SMILE! Our Ashley is doing wonderful, thank you so much for keeping her and us in your thoughts! She is walking without a walker, crutches or a cane...I see her walking around on the verge of running and my eyes tear up...I know my life is so blesses and I am truly trying to get back my "muchness" as so many call it lately...hopefully soon I will be "whole" once again, wonderful friends like you make that journey much more enjoyable! I will be back soon to visit and catch up with more of your beautiful posts! I have truly missed you my dear friend! Grazie again & besos, Rose

Candylei said...

Love the pictures of all of the eye candy! I totally agree that a little rust on a white urn is beautiful! Can't get that with plastic! I'll be back to see if you post more pictures of your shopping.
Thank you,

Bleudelavande said...

Hi Carole so glad to see you again!!!!! Such wonderful and magical place!!!!!
I love those angels!!!!Tank you for sharing with us!!
Have a nice day

Rosemary said...

OMG Carole!!
So cool, I love everything in these pictures.
Thanks for sharing!!