Actually, I am not 100% sure if that’s the name of the shop we visited, because they gave us a card that had that, and Cafiero Select written on it. But since Grey Gardens is a much better name, I am going with that. Oh, the shop only opened a few days before we went there, so I will cut them some slack about not having the name anywhere on the outside. If I had a shop, this is what I would like it to be. Quirky, interesting and fun. Grey Gardens was filled with unusual objects, like these large glass bottles from a chemistry lab, and the old American and British flags.
The space was terrific, with huge tall steel-framed windows looking out to the street and letting in loads of light, which I think is so important.After a few minutes, the owner realized that the shades were still partway down, and raised them, which made the shop even more light-filled.
These horseshoe crab shells reminded me of finding these at the beach when we were children. They are the most fascinating creatures… a little bit of prehistoric life! And the marble table they’re on almost looks like the nautical charts I knew so well.
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