I’m ashamed to admit that a relatively large part of my paycheck goes to Anthropologie each month or season, so as I became aware that I was in the vicinity of one of their rarer garden stores as I passed through Connecticut last week, I had to make a slight detour for the Westport Terrain. What a store–I was a bit overwhelmed, which doesn’t often happen to me in a shop scenario. Actually, it’s a combination nursery/garden store/ housewares store/gift shop/bar-restaurant–there was a lot going on when I arrived, too much for me! I certainly hadn’t planned on getting any plants as I was on the road (and I like nurseries to be a bit more dirty) but I thought I might get some planters–as I had never really replaced the ones that were stolen last summer. But there were too many planters to choose from! And too many watering cans, baskets, and vessels of all kinds–along with candles and lanterns and wreaths and everything else. Sensory overload–though I plan to return, better prepared, in the not-too-distant future.
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- I'm a big fan of Felicie Waldo Howell (1897-1968), a very worldly artist who never lived in Salem but clearly loved its streets and houses. She had a particularly well-received show in NYC in the 1920s exclusively on #salemma doorways and painted several vibrant #salemtercentenary scenes. I've bid on several of her works, but they're out of reach for me! Wish we could have a big exhibition of 400 years of #salemoncanvas for the 400th!
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