Sunday, October 18, 2009
One of the marvelous things about traveling is finding that unique little shop which is so unexpected and within lies wondrous things. RavenWood Curio Shoppe in Jackson, NH, nestled next to the Jackson Fire Station, is just one of those gems. Jackson, a nice, cross country ski community and close to White Mountain ski slopes, is where RavenWood can be found. I passed this shop the evening before and it was ablaze with tiny lights which cast a lovely juxtaposition of light and shadows and I knew I had to come back to investigate the following day.
The courtyard is filled with garden art, sculptures, and wind chimes of all sizes. Nearly all are created by local artisans and for hand crafted pieces, the prices are more than fair.
Delightful rust patinaed sunflowers welcome you into the courtyard. These stood almost 6 feet tall.
So many suns, so hard to choose, but my personal favorite is the turquoise sun above.
Unique art glass and pottery abound.
What I love about RavenWood are the antiques that are found in nooks and crannies all nestled between artisan pieces. A lovely marriage of old and newly created.
These adorable metal bats hang from shelving units. I meant to purchase one of them before we left for our trip to Cathedral Ledge. I did find a wonderful gift for my sister here so I did not leave empty handed. Still, I wish I had grabbed one of those bats.
Fell in love with these unique coffee/tea cups. Dragon claws hold the cup and if you look inside, you will find a claw piercing the mug. So clever. My favorite mug is the turquoise one. Perfect for a Sea Witch.
Behold, the dragon's claw.
Such an unusual theme for a stain glass piece..birch trees frame the birch bark canoe. Lovely copper foiled piece.
These wind chimes have the sweetest sound and are all recycled bottle glass that has been through an acid bath to give them a sea glass finish.
I love these repurposed clocks made from vintage aluminum ice trays, found objects and yes, diskettes.
Look at this wonderful computer board clock. Such a clever and contemporary use of obsolete circuit boards.
Looking down from the second floor, so many wonderful things to see and purchase.
And one more delightful clock before I end this blog. How clever, a pretty carriage made of found objects becomes an extraordinary mantle clock.
I know I have placed a lot of photos in this posting, but the few that I have shown only give you a taste of this marvelous little shop. I know I will visit this lovely area again in the future, and will have to figure out how to bring home one of the large garden wind chimes I found all over the grounds. Thank you RavenWood for so freely allowing me to snap so many pictures of the many talented artisans work found within. Sea Witch