One of the most enjoyable aspects of having a brick and mortar space again is seeing all of my favorite patrons who used to frequent my tea room. It means a lot to me that so many have stopped by to say hello and let me know how much they miss my former shop. Now that I am at SoNo Market Place, they know where to find me, as do new patrons, like the family shown below.
I was so flattered that Lisa and her family took the time to visit my booth — all the way from North Carolina! Lisa is an Etsy customer of mine who heard about my marketplace stall. When her husband needed to do research in Boston, the entire family made the trip north by car, stopping in NYC and then heading to South Norwalk before continuing on to Massachusetts.
It was such a pleasure meeting Lisa. She and I share a similar design sense and we collect the same kind of things, like vintage textiles and picnic tins. Lisa is most definitely a kindred spirit!
During her visit, I learned that these nice folks live in the Stewart-Hawley-Malloy Home, a beautiful antique house that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the oldest homes in North Carolina! Lisa writes and maintains an informative website about her home that you view here.
To Lisa and her lovely family — many thanks for stopping by!