Thursday, September 20, 2012

Shop Seven...

In the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, Route Seven is the bucolic north south route, winding through rural communities and the ‘bright lights, big city’ of Pittsfield.  From Sheffield at the southern border with CT to Williamstown at the northern border with VT, Route Seven is known as the antique corridor. 

Gardening is almost as popular with many fine shops, nurseries and local growers who put out a summer table with an honesty box in their front yard.  The best of the home/garden/gift stores is Campo de Fiori.  They operate a huge wholesale business, supplying stores across the country.   Their only retail store is on route 7 in Sheffield.

Open every day but Christmas and New Year’s, this beautiful store beguiles with gifts and products for all the senses.

From spring to autumn, the gardens surrounding the store brim with ideas and fascinating plant combinations along with one-of-a-kind objects that delight and surprise.

Mexico is the main source of much of what they design and sell, with various clay pots of all shapes and sizes being a specialty. 

The huge building is overflowing with plants real and faux, garden tools, candles and soaps, planters and vases, pillows and lovely jewelry.

Upstairs, furniture - tables & chairs - framed prints, accessories and more temptations all attractively presented, waiting to be taken home.

You’ll find it hard to leave empty-handed.

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