Thursday, March 24, 2016

Nutmeg Collective Gift Shop Field Trip: Middletown

Verse-A-Tile

Denise of The Burnt Shop came up with the idea for a member field trip to several gift shops in Connecticut. Over ten members participated and each shop received a basket of Nutmeg Collective samples. This is a look at the third stop in Middletown.

Verse-A-Tile

The first Middletown stop on the trip was Verse-A-Tile, a collection of artisan products from local makers, and beautiful art tiles, made by owner, Dorene.

Verse-A-Tile

From the site: "At Verse~A~Tile, we take what you desire to say, and put it into words on tile.  We will put your favorite verse, picture, quote, or saying on tile."  Stop by for a great collection of goods or a custom piece for the perfect gift.


A Pocketful of Posies

The next stop was A Pocketful of Posies, a gorgeous space filled with many lovely things,  run by Dottie and Jim.


A Pocketful of Posies

Until recently, the original shop was located in Essex, and a second shop was opened in Middletown. The original location is closed now.  The couple's daughter also has a shop in Lexington, Massachusetts, with the same name inspired by the original A Pocketful of Posies.

A Pocketful of Posies

The third stop on the trip was to Tesoro Artisan Gift Boutique and Gallery, run by  , with a great mix of fashion, jewelry, art and artisan goods.

Tesoro Artisan Gift Boutique and Gallery

From the site: "Our name Tesoro translates to "treasure" in two languages. It was a nickname given to the owner as a child and we couldn't think of a better name to signify the concept of the store."


Tesoro Artisan Gift Boutique and Gallery

The shop has been open since 2005 and is a landmark in its neighborhood,  There is also a resident puppy at the moment, so be sure to stop in to see the shop dog, as well as the beautiful collection of goods.

Tesoro Artisan Gift Boutique and Gallery


The next stop on the field trip took the members to Chester. Stay tuned for those trip details!


Please support the lovely shops that hosted the Nutmeg Collective on the third leg of the field trip.

Verse-A-Tile, 386 Main Street~Main St Market Mall, Middletown, Connecticut  
Phone: (860) 894-2880

A Pocketful of Posies, 386 Main Street~Main St Market Mall, Middletown, Connecticut
Phone: (860) 343-0123

Tesoro Artisan Gift Boutique and Gallery, 680 Main St., Middletown, Connecticut
Phone: (860) 704-0607


Cyn Thomas is the illustrator, designer and pattern maker of RiverDog Prints. Her paper goods and gifts are guided by earth, animals, function, food and cocktails. You can also find Cyn canning in her kitchen, walking her dog, being outnumbered by her boys and husband or reading herself to sleep.
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