Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nesting on Main



the letter n for nesting













esting is an art and is surely influenced by



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the lovely shop Nesting On Main.

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A shop tucked high above the others, like a decorated bowerbird nest.  Located above a cafe on Main Street in Concord, Massachusetts.

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DSC09371This is the place where I go to for inspiration.

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DSC09368The place where I take my friends to share in the oohs and aahhs,


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DSC09365and then after collecting inspiration and a few unusual trinkets, head to the cafe downstairs for coffee.

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DSC09354This is the place I would like to take you to today.

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DSC09350Each beautiful vignette is an inspiration.

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DSC09328Combining new and old

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DSC09336with a touch of something so special, like a bowl filled with seahorses.


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DSC09347Collecting our little baubles and such to create lovely vignettes of our own.

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DSC09340The shopkeepers, Wendy, Melissa and Beth are amazing people.

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DSC09327This little haven has lifted my spirits on a bad day,

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DSC09326and inspired me on the good days when I am swept away on creative adventures after memorizing the magic.

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DSC09337Yes, this is the place that has inspired so many of my fabric designs and posts.

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DSC09361More than the objects, more than the beautiful and talented way each shelf, nook and cranny and corner is staged...

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DSC09335The warmth and attention that these ladies give to their customers makes you feel like you are coming home.

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DSC09333Nesting on Main, I hope that you have enjoyed your trip with me on this beautiful Springtime day.
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Now, let's go downstairs and get that cup of tea or coffee, shall we?











cup of tea green tower hill background

12 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fun store, Karen! I saw so many things I could take home. And I particularly love the old propeller. How neat! And a cabinet with a bead board back painted blue and bird cages... just all sorts of neat pieces. I can see why you love this.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Hi Karen! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a note. :-)
This shop looks amazing and I am really in love with the last image of the teacup ~ stunning! Have a beautiful day! ~ Rebecca

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ooohs and ahhhs for sure! What a wonderful place to wander in.
Hugs,
Penny

Mary Lou said...

I could spend at least a week in this nest! I see your inspiration!

Dolores said...

Oh goodness..... I wish we had a neat looking shop like this one. Our small town is lacking in fun and interesting shops. I could spend hours in the one you've shown us....
Hugs,

Deanna said...

It's a pleasuredome! The birdcages are just so lovely and I saw something on a wall that looked like a propeller. Love it!

I'm so excited because I get to start painting and decorating the interior of my home. It's been long postponed since my eye got sick six months ago.

I finally get to fluff my nest!

Deanna :D

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Oh my what a shop. I would love to have my home look like that. I love anything related to nature and that is an incredible nature filled space. Thank you for sharing it with us. I could spend all day looking and getting so much inspiration from this shop. ~~Sherry~~

~*~Patty S said...

You had me at pussy willows and sea horses Karen!

what an absolutely perfect place...every nook and cranny such a delight and so inspiring as you said and showed us

AND a cafe too...wish I could pop right over...bit of a long drive from Virginia ;)

thanks for a most lovely post
oxo

Donna said...

Karen, isn't Nesting on Main wonderful? I've posted about them a few times on my blog as well. Concord is always such a beautiful place to visit. We usually go in October, with a visit to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery always on the list of "must visit today" places! Your photos of the shop were lovely!!... Donna

La Dolce Vita said...

what a fun store and beautiful blog!! thanks for stopping by my antique blog!!

Zuzu said...

Oh Karen!!! How I LOVE this shop, and the thought that you took the time to invite all of us with you. It's lovely! I'm going to take another "scroll" through it all to soak up the beauty! :)

Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead,
Zuzu

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I wanna go there!!!! :)

And thank you for the inspiration...I got a great idea for a future project!

Happy Weekend Karen. See you for Pink Saturday.