Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Kinderhook Candlelight Night

I know I said that I'd post pictures of other vendors from the Coxsackie extravaganza last weekend, and I will, but time flies by, and new things happen! This past Friday night was Candlelight Night in Kinderhook, NY, which is about 40 minutes east of me, over on the other side of the Hudson River. I believe this is our fourth year--maybe fifth--and it never fails to put me in a festive mood for the holiday season.

They line the streets and sidewalks with luminarias, serve free hot chocolate and mulled cider, and all of the stores stay open late. There are free horse-drawn sleigh rides (the sleighs are on wheels...lol) through the town, and there's a fire in the town center for roasting marshmallows.

I discovered a new store this year. And what a store it is. It's the home of Michael Devine, designer at large.
He designs a gorgeous line of hand-screened fabrics, available to the trade, and in his store on pillows and draperies. His store is full of unique accessories and gifts. I couldn't get enough of the place!

So as we chatted briefly amongst the throngs of shoppers in the tiny space, he showed me his spread in Domino magazine this month, AND he let me take pictures because I told him I wanted to share my new find on my blog! Click HERE to visit his website. You can even shop at the website! The artichoke tulip vase is my favorite.

Ok. Give me a couple of days....more pics to come! It's LATE! I sewed all day today, and I can't keep my eyes open any longer.


Mary said...

Wow, that looks like such a wonderful event -- the pictures are gorgeous! I'm going to hop on over to Michael Devine's website right now. Thanks for sharing!

Greg said...

Candlelight night looks like FUN! Love the ice-carved NOEL (it was ice, eh?).

Recently discovered that the plastic coffee cans Folgers comes in make great luminaries with a little sand and a tea candle inside!

The regular Folgers cans are red, but if you can stomach (ACK) Decaf, you could get a festive red and green assortment to line your front walk!!

Hope this finds you well!

Amber said...

You have really put me in the holiday spirit, Sharon! Those photos are FAB...could you have a more fun night out with Tat? What a winter wonderland! Michael's shop is just too cool...lovely, lovely designs. I know YOU could design the same caliber of a line, too. (So get on that, will ya?) ;-) Anyway...I want that glass block NOEL...that is awesome!

suzette said...

Gorgeous, festive, total eye candy! Thanks Sharon-you always manage to find the most interesting stores. Happy Holidays! :-)

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