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  • December 16, 2020 2 min read

    As you might imagine we have been madly tying knots to keep up with the holiday sales. Jill and Matt are extra busy tying and managing the 'project schedule' to keep our artisans on track. So many knots so little time!

    I was asked to stroll through downtown Mystic and try to capture some holiday energy with my camera. It was so much fun I came back later to shoot some night shots. Near the end of my night time walk the bridge went up, no crossing and it was cold too. Luckily I was at the Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream shop! The coast was pretty clear and soon I was back outside with a hot chocolate. Oh what a night!


    Mystic Christmas Tree Mystic River Park
    Wasn't far into my journey when these two hopped out of their car and scooted towards our Holmes St. shop. Let's give a cheer for their holiday spirit!
    Santa Outfits Mystic Knotwork Shoppers
    Holmes St. Shop Mystic Knotwork
    Speaking of holiday spirit Anthony J.'s Restaurant has these two sitting out front.
    Display at AJ's Restaurant Mystic
    Engine room has lots of greens and a keg tree. Across the street be sure to stop at Lis for some fine bakery treats.
    Engine Room dressed up for the holidays
    S&P Oyster was serving lunch on their outdoor patio in December.
    A beautiful day on the Mystic River.
    S & P Oyster Restaurant Mystic CT
    It's not too late to send a letter to Santa just drop it in Mystical Toy's special Santa mailbox. Then travel over the bridge and check out the schooner Argia and her pretty wreath.
    Santa's mailbox at Mystical Toys Mystic CTArgia for the holidays
    Blue Horse children's clothing and their inviting window.
    Blue Horse Gifts Mystic CT
    Lot's of reminders to shop small and support local business.
    shop local Mystic CTholiday masks in downtown Mystic
    New to Mystic, Danforth Pewter with their amazing variety of pewter items.
    Danforth Pewter Mystic CT
    Your trip to Mystic is not complete without some donuts from Young Buns. Keep walking and see the beautiful stoneware at Manufaktura.
    Sea Bags started by making tote bags out of old sails, now they have shops all over New England.
    Sea Bags Mystic CT
    The doors always open at Adore.
    Adore Mystic CT
    Via Emilia another of the many great restaurants in downtown Mystic.
    Via Emilia's Mystic CT
    The Mystic tree in the Mystic River Park. Our Cottrell Street workshop is in the background. What a view we have!
    Mystic Knotwork and Mystic River Park Holiday Tree

     Our shop on Holmes Street carries all our knots and also a large collection of other artisan's work from around New England.

    Mystic Knotwork Holmes St.
    Anthony J.'s all lit up. You can see their fuzzy friends on the patio in the background.
    A. J.'s Restaurant Mystic CT
    Engine Room Mystic CT
    La Cote has the coolest window decoration with their hanging ornaments, great for photos.
    Ivory & Ella where even sleep wear is stylish.
    ivory ella Mystic CT
    Another glimpse of the unique dishes at Manufaktura. Steps away, Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream has tee shirts for sale and lots of ice cream treats.
    Downtown Mystic is fun to stroll through, large side walks and plenty of cross walks.
    Downtown Mystic at night
    The views from the Bascule Drawbridge are always spectacular. S&P Oyster Restaurant & Bar's patio has great views of the Mystic River.
    S and P Oyster Restaurant Mystic CT

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