Friday, April 20, 2018

A Proper Garden, Delaware, Ohio

This lovely garden center/gift shop is in my daughter's town of Delaware, Ohio....


....driving by you might not be aware of the hidden treasures found inside...


Baby Callan and I ventured out to this shop to get my MacKenzie-Childs "fix"....


...they have a wonderful selection of enamel...


...and ceramics...


....I was drooling a bit...


...and Callan slept thru most of the visit!!


This clay stoneware bread plate and salt cellar caught my eye - They were so unique!.  
I wanted to re-set the table properly and place the bread plate on the left side, and rearrange the mugs, but I refrained!!  
Remember the rule "drink to the right, eat to the left".  
It's a pet peeve of mine and I just cringe when I see a table set improperly!


But, back to this dishware....here is the description:


I am not sure I would use this, but I can certainly imagine it in an old New England home!


Here are more pieces....


...I want this guy in my garden - - oh that's right, I don't garden!!....so i left him behind...


....a beautiful and unique chandelier...


...romantic display of flowers and pots...


...beautiful Vietri dishware...


This table setting caught my eye....can you guess why:


Look at the tines on the fork - they curve upward!!  I wanted so badly to see how this felt in the mouth - the workers said it felt normal!  These are so unique! 


Look at this selection of ribbon:


There was a lovely grouping of Montes Dogget Peruvian dishware that is stunning!:


As always, it was a fun visit!

They also have great wall art.....and no one said it better than Audrey:



 To read about A Proper Garden when I first discovered it, go HERE



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12 comments:

  1. I love it! Rustic on the outside, elegant on the inside. I could do some retail therapy there!

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  2. First of all, THANK YOU so much for visiting Cheri'sChatter! Second, I am SO sorry my link to those cute orange gingham loafers was wrong. I checked (no pun intended) on it and here is the link: https://tjmaxx.tjx.com/store/jump/product/Gingham-Loafers/1000356974?colorId=NS1003599&pos=1:1&Ntt=orange%20checked%20loafers They are sooo cute and I do love orange. Now...to comment on your post. I have never seen any Mackenzie Childs stuff in my area; possibly could find it in Atlanta but I do hate to travel there! But this shop is just lovely and I have a feeling if I went there I would leave with a MUCH lighter purse:) The pictures are awesome.

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  3. Nice, Patti! I like the Vietri and those bent tines on the forks. Baby C is absolutely adorable!

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  4. Your sweet baby Callan looks so adorable in his carrier. Looks like he was on his best behavior:) while you enjoyed looking at all those beautiful pieces of MC.. So many others collections there I could love. Probably good I wasn’t tempted! Know you enjoyed taking care of Callan, he’s so precious...........

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  5. From one becky to another...I feel your pain about incorrect table settings. I always have to rearrange ones I see in a store that are done wrong.
    That boutique looks awesome!

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  6. What a treasure trove!! Did you buy anything? That civil stoneware is from Birmingham!! Precious cargo you have with you!
    Jenna

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  7. Now that's my kind of garden store! I'd be there every weekend and soon be broke. Thanks for taking us along. I hope you went home with a Nina treat!

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  8. What a fun place, I'd love to go browsing and buying there. Those forks look like a mean back scratcher to me. :o)) Sweet baby boy!

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  9. What a great store! Hope Nina found a little something to add to her collection :-) Callan is so adorable!

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  10. Baby Callan is being indoctrinated into the MacKenzie-Childs cult early! I love this shop. I would get into SO MUCH TROUBLE there!

    I hope you're enjoying a beautiful weekend, Patti!

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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  12. Callan is such a cutie. That store looks like fun! It would be hard to resist.

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