I had heard that Clinton, NY boasted many fun, quirky places to shop. It is quite true. Cheryl, Penny and I hit a few of them on our day of adventures last Saturday.
We started at Adirondack Cheese Store. They had a lot more good things to eat than cheese — fancy mustards, chutney and all kinds of candy. Additionally, they carry many fun, gifty items. Penny was especially interested in the jigsaw puzzles, but she also pointed out a pot holder that read, “You are what you drink.”
“Just call me Char,” I said.
“You can call me Pinot,” she answered.
Cheryl said we could call her water (party pooper!). I said we could make it H (you know, H2O?).
From the cheese store, we went to Dawn Marie’s Treasures, a boutiquey consignment store with all kinds of fun things. As we walked by a row of neck ties near the entrance I regretted that Steven doesn’t have a job that requires he wear one. I do so love a man in a tie. We admired all kinds of jewelry and clothing, but I did not see anything I just had to have.
Our final stop in Clinton was Artisans’ Corner. I was immediately taken by some bird houses with license plates for roofs on display outside. I love art that recycles! Inside there was art, clothing, jewelry and more. We admired photography and paintings by several artists. I was tempted by a display of hats. Another section featured soup and bread mixes, some in distinctive containers.
We spent a long time wandering around Artisans’ Corner. I picked up a lot of business cards, thinking I could highlight the individual artists. I may do that in future posts. Today I hope a brief overview will suffice.
I may have mentioned in a previous post that this was my first visit to Clinton. It certainly will not be my last. In fact, I have to wonder what took me so long.