Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tiverton Four Corners shops

The Itinerary

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 - Welcome breakfast at Provender. (3883 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878-4843)

9:30 - 11:45 - Strolling through Tiverton’s charming shops.

12:00 - 1:00 - Picnic lunch and wine tasting at Sakonnet Vineyard.

1:15 - 2:00 - Coffee and dessert at The Art Cafe.

2:15 - 3:00 - Watch the catch come in at Westport Harbor.

3:30 - 5:00 - Survey the local food scene with tours of Silverbrook Farm and Round the Bend Farm.

5:00 Depart...exhausted, but thoroughly inspired!

As you can see by looking at the itinerary, our day spent along the Farmcoast was quite full, but I never felt rushed even for a moment. With so much to see and do I took over 400 pictures, which honestly I didn't think was that many considering how many shots turn out to be duds, and are deleted.

Usually I can make a post out of a simple jaunt to the beach, so how am I supposed to condense a non-stop day?
For this post I'll show you some of the shops we visited before lunch.

Right from the get-go Christine had things organized. She made name tags, business card holders, had Farmcoast bags for all of us, and folders with maps and organized information from local businesses. All this and she has an infant!

A few of the ladies arriving from around New England at the Provender restaurant, located directly on Four Corners in Tiverton.

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After a delicious breakfast of coffee and a blueberry-lemon scone at the Provender it was off to our first shop: Nankeen

Beautiful bags, clutches, totes, etc., await you in this bright, fresh and modern store. Loved the hats too! All the fabric is hand printed from hand carved stencils. A historic and time consuming process.

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Because I love home stores, The Cottage was one of my favorite shops. I could have spent hours, and a ton of money in this store. Seeing as how I'm trying to be thrifty these days, and I had time constraints, I just took plenty of pictures instead. Wonderful products though, and so much more then I can show you here.

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The other store I was head over heals for was the local flower shop:

Sayles Livingston

The ladies were working on arrangements for an upcoming wedding and bat mitzvah. It smelled like heaven. Notice the woman who's arranging flowers with a baby in a front pack? So cute.

And I almost forgot, they gave us all free flowers too! Thank you, Sayles!

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I'm diggin' the green umbrella

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No small town would be complete in New England without at least one antique shop

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Milk and Honey Bazaar

I know I posted a lot of pictures, but there were several shops I never made it to. You'll just have to go there yourself, if you want to see them all!

More to come . . .


Susan said...

Wow, fabulous shots, Sharon. Loved the tour. Thanks. Susan

Anonymous said...

So how does a gal say which photo is her favorite when all are so wonderful! I think though, that I truly love the origami birds. A nice string of them here in my home office would be so nice to look at every day. What a fabulous time you had my friend... just fabulous and I'm soooo jealous!


caroline said...

Great photos Sharon!!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a fun place to visit. I enjoyed your tour and will look forward to more pictures. You can never have enough pictures! Pamela

PinkCatJo said...

Some really lovely shops here. What an adventure. I'll have to come back to New England soon for a shopping tour! x

Eva Gallant said...

what a lovely set of photos. Looks like you had a wonderful day! Will we be seeing you Saturday in Wells for lunch?

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for the tour and sharing your fun filled day.

Ginny said...

Looks like a grand town. I would have wanted to stay in the flower shop all day.

Carolynn said...

I think I love this place! You did all that in one day?!?

Gone Country said...

Looks like a great place to visit! And sounds like you had a fabulous time! Looking forward to more pics!

La said...

Those shops could prove detrimental to my bank account balance.

Maggy said...

Beautiful! My goodness I sure miss New England, love your blog!

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Those look like great stores to visit! It reminds me of the little main streets where I am from, in Maryland. There are tons and tons of little shops with Bay and Maryland themed items, but oh boy are they expensive!

Carol Mattingly said...

Oh Sharon please do more. They were gorgeous images. Loved them all. Carol

little fire said...

lovely photos! good to meet you.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Sharon, your photos never disappoint and how I enjoy the field trips you take us blog readers on. Tiverton will be added to my list of places to visit. Looking forward to future photos, Thank you for sharing, Julie.

janet said...

Nice photos! We were in Tiverton Four Corners on Sunday. We loved the coffee oreo ice cream at Grays.

Laura said...

Fun, fun, fun! I love shops like these - what a great day you had!

missing moments said...

Great post ... loved tagging along!

Rose West said...

Lovely post, as always!

Mary said...

Oh, I think the florist shop is my absolute fave... Although the outside of that antique shop looks quite promising!

Looks like a beautiful place to visit, Sharon!

Elaine said...

Now aren't you glad you went? Tiverton looks like a wonderful New England town. I am sure you will want to visit again some day.

Valerie said...

Stamping foot... I wanna go there. Seriously, what a fabulous place. I would be in my element there. Great photographs, I loved them all.

Jayne said...

What an absolutely glorious day Sharon!!

Gayle said...

Such fun to mosey along with you. I LOVE your blog and photography. Thank you.

Mary Lou said...

I would've spent a lot in the tote/bag shop. All are beautiful and great photos. Thanks for showing us.

Country Girl said...

Wow. Lush, rich, and full of color here. Loved the dry set stone wall at the antique shop.

Judy said...

My favourite shots are the herons in a row, and the antique store with its stone fence!! It must be a lot cheaper to take photos rather than buy stuff... Certainly a lot cheaper for me!!