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!
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!
Speaking of holiday spirit Anthony J.'s Restaurant has these two sitting out front.
Engine room has lots of greens and a keg tree. Across the street be sure to stop at Lis for some fine bakery treats.
S&P Oyster was serving lunch on their outdoor patio in December.
A beautiful day on the Mystic River.
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.
Blue Horse children's clothing and their inviting window.
Lot's of reminders to shop small and support local business.
New to Mystic, Danforth Pewter with their amazing variety of pewter items.
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.
The doors always open at Adore.
Via Emilia another of the many great restaurants in downtown Mystic.
The Mystic tree in the Mystic River Park. Our Cottrell Street workshop is in the background. What a view we have!
Our shop on Holmes Street carries all our knots and also a large collection of other artisan's work from around New England.
Anthony J.'s all lit up. You can see their fuzzy friends on the patio in the background.
La Cote has the coolest window decoration with their hanging ornaments, great for photos.
Ivory & Ella where even sleep wear is stylish.
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.
The views from the Bascule Drawbridge are always spectacular. S&P Oyster Restaurant & Bar's patio has great views of the Mystic River.