You know me well enough to know that I couldn't travel without a little shopping! A number of my best finds were at Valu-World (Gorham silverplate serving bowl: $3.81; two grapevine wreaths at $1.88 each) and a home sale of a wholesaler who specialized in wrapping paper, cards, pens, rubberstamps and a few other fun objects like that. I also enjoyed Trader Joe's...
...and Anthropologie, where I found a lovely book on Paris for $10.
But for certain things, you can't beat the tiny town of Chagrin Falls. I didn't stop at its famous popcorn shop (this time)...
But I did go to my favorite place -- The White Magnolia.
How could you resist a window that looked like this?
Within, you'd find anything you'd want for anyone! Holiday items? I was inspired by this beautiful Halloween tree.
I was enchanted by this light...
...and by this mossy candelabra.
Garden things? Of course!
I liked these sweet pots.
Something for the cook in your life? Perhaps a book...
...or lovely towels.
Are you a birder? Yes, you'll find something for your favorite birder, too!
A handsome clock -- one that you can read from across the room?
Or an elegant sofa. Sigh.
You can bet that I bought the wonderful piece of Parisian paper on this rack (and a few others, along with another book on Paris).
And yes, there were some stamping and stationery supplies, too.
The displays were beautiful, elegant and simple.
...and so were these lovely white cups.
There were vignettes everywhere you looked.
And one couldn't stop without a snack.
Yes, I had one of those green pumpkins! Breakfast. That's what we'll call it!
All in all, it's a lovely shop and if you are in the Cleveland area, it may well be worth the pretty ride out to Chagrin Falls.
(And don't miss the popcorn shop!)