Friday, April 1, 2016

Nutmeg Collective Gift Shop Field Trip: Chester and Colchester


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 final stops in Chester and Colchester.


The shop in Chester was Lark, housing a beautiful collection of handmade gifts and accessories, curated by owner, Suzie.  She had prepared a delicious dip for each visitor, as well as a small gift to take home - such a welcoming host and shop!


From the site: "Nestled in the heart of the village of historic Chester, Lark is a charming shop with an ever-changing, wide variety of beautiful pieces. Unique items gathered in a way that brings a truly exceptional shopping experience. Suzie has “collected” artists, not only because they make beautiful things, but because they have beautiful stories and amazing spirits." Head to this whimsical and warm shop to see its lovely collection of artisan goods.

Rings and Things
The final stop on the whirlwind field trip was in Colchester at Rings and Things, a shop filled with jewelry, locally-made and American-made products, owned by Suzanne.

Rings and Things
From the site: "Whether shopping for a birthday, an anniversary or just something to add to your collection, we've got it. We also added some of our favorite local, handmade and made in the USA vendors to compliment our jewelry collection."  Rings and Things has recently expanded it's shop, so be sure to stop by and explore all the goodness inside!

Rings and Things
The Nutmeg Collective wants to thank all the shops on our trip for their generosity and warmth. It was truly a great experience for all involved.

Please support the lovely shops that hosted the group on the final legs of the field trip.

Lark, 4 Water Street, Chester, Connecticut
(860) 322-4047

Rings and Things, 44 Main Street, Colchester, Connecticut
(860) 537-0539

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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