Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Great Place to Visit and Shop!

Old Mistick Village in Mystic, Connecticut, has more than 60 shops that have a huge variety of offerings. It's a great place to visit and one could spend an entire day walking along the quaint sidewalks and going into the many buildings.

The Early American village setting, according to a brochure, was the brainchild of Jerry G. Olson. He patterned it after a dream of his parents, Martin and June. His father immigrated from Norway to the United States.

In one shop, Angel Haven, visitors can find out which arch angel was assigned to them on the day of birth. I was elated to find that mine was Uriel, "the fire of God."

This is one of the statues outside of the shop.

This angel also stands guard outside the Angel Haven.

In a shop called Sofia's Mystical Christmas, it's Christmas all year long with hundreds of decorations so varied they defy description. A group of sparkling divas screamed out for attention. (See related photos)

Olde Mistick Village has an all Italian Shop where cds to learn Italian while driving were purchased. There are Scandinavian and Irish shops, too!

Olde Mistick Village would make a good day trip anytime the shopping bug starts to bite!


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Susan: Those shops sound like Heaven. I would have loved to go. At least I get to see them thru your eyes. Thanks so much. I especially love all the angels. Blessings and peace my dear friend. Martha

diane stetson said...

We have a similar Angel shop in San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point has lovely shops here in California...Stephanie and I went to Dana Point and did some shopping yesterday. It's fun to go with a guest who loves to do that sort of thing..(I'm not a shopper at all) ..Stephanie bought several things...me ..zero..ha ha. Glad you had fun in Mystic Susan. I was there years ago..a quaint New England village...xo

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Martha...Always wonderful to have your visit. Thanks for the comment, too. Warmly, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Diane...So glad you are having fun with your daughter. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Always love to have you. Sincerely, Susan

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