Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Bamboozled


My neighbour called me the other day. "Let's go out to Bamboozle - I need to pick up a gift for my daughter." 

I'd never heard of the place, but it sounded interesting so I reluctantly gleefully abandoned my laundry and vacuuming, put on my lipstick glad rags and headed out the door.


Down a gravel road in an idyllic country setting is an enchanting store. Actually two stores - Bamboozle, and The House of Leaves. Both are family run, and they bring in wares to utterly delight the feminine heart. Unique jewelry and clothing, scarves and gloves a-plenty, displayed with panache. 


Stepping into the House of Leaves was like stepping into a shop in Paris. Glass jars of tea stood on a long table. The shopkeeper offered us each a small cupful. I chose Chocolate Orange Velvet, and oooh la la - it went down so smoothly.


From the very moment we stepped onto the property delights met our eyes. Lanterns hanging from trees. Fat bows around iron crows. Artful displays everywhere. Lots of ideas for decorating. Only open from May through December, the shop does a roaring business. My only regret is that I didn't know it was here before this. But I'll be back. Oh yes, I will.

Did I purchase anything? Yes, I did. And that's all I'm telling.

14 comments:

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

What a great name.... and a great glimpse of what your eyes delighted on during your outing.

Andrea Dawn said...

Isn't it so delightful to find a spot like that . . . that lifts your spirits and inspires you just by being there, whether you purchase something or not. That has been one of my traditional therapies for times when I am feeling really blue . . . hop in the car and go find beauty to fill my senses. Hope you can share what your purchase was at a later date!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I think I'd love to go 'bamboozling' with a friend anytime! So glad you found that delightful spot.

My Little Home and Garden said...

The use of greenery is wonderfully pretty! What a nice find, Lorrie.
-Karen

Carole said...

Hi Lorrie, How can I not have heard of these shops? Any hints where they are? Thanks.

Carole said...

Thanks Lorrie, I'll head out there this weekend to be Bamboozled! xo

Vee said...

That is a great name for a shop! What really made me grin was that a neighbor called and off you went. Perfect.

Maggie said...

How lovely to discover not one but two new places to shop, I want to know what did you buy!!
Do tell.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

I love the name of the store! Are those birch trees? Love them!


Gabriela

materfamilias said...

Oh, I haven't driven up to Bamboozled for a few years. Gotta go! You've inspired me.

Dawna said...

Now that looks like a great place to spend time with a friend! and I bet you will be back!!!

Pondside said...

I'm going to have to find this!

Linda said...

what a great couple of shops! Lucky you found it before you moved!!!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm so happy for you, Lorrie, that you are returning to a place your love! Good luck with all the packing and the move.

Bamboozle sounds like a delightful store!