7/03/2010

Fiddlesticks, Hampton Falls, NH


Fiddlesticks has moved!
Years ago I used to frequent this very location,
except it was a fabric store called Silver Thimble.
The store moved down the street to a barn, which
eventually changed ownership, and became Fiddlesticks.
The "full-circle" connection about this story is Fiddlesticks
is now located in the original location of the fabric shop.

Diane and I met taking painting lessons
at the Abby-Rose. I am a regular customer to her shop,
and over the years we have become better acquainted.


The old barn had a warm and cozy feel about it.
But the new shop is not only inviting, it's Stunning!
Diane wasted no time painting the walls to fit
her color palette in soothing taupes, white and sage green.


The shop is known for it's mix of antiques
and repurposed furniture.


Over the years I have learned Diane has a natural ability
to decorate a room with such good taste.


Diane also enjoys creating beautiful silk flower arrangements.
Her partner Maureen, contributes her expertise
and knowledge of antiques.
They truly compliment one another,
combining their strengths to make a great team.


A local artist paints lovely landscapes of old
New England style homes on stools, luggage, tin
and wooden banners.


You can expect to find a selection of scented candles
and sprays, which I personally endorse as the best around.
This little nook leads up to the second story.


The charming layout is spacious, and
arranged in such a way, you can easily
imagine it in your own home.


Another wide angle view of the second floor.



The old faithful "Fiddlesticks" sign holds
a place of honor
on the back wall.


Swatches of fabric are available to
customize furniture to fit your decor.





Bolts of homespun, and special cuts of wool are available.
Rughooking classes have been offered in the past,
and similar classes are being considered
in the future as well.



This view shows the open door on the back wall,
allowing fresh air to circulate through the shop.
If you are familiar with this area, there are
days you can smell the ocean air.



Leading from the main shop, is a room reserved for garden
themed decorating, as well as an outside cubby area,
unique to the shop.



A combination of granite ware, wicker,
wooden signs, and garden tools.



Notice the repurposed door with mirror
and shelving? You can expect to find this
type of furniture on a regular basis.



I hope you enjoyed the tour.
If you ever make it to Fiddlesticks,
please tell them Sam sent you!


May your holiday be safe,
and filled with making happy memories.

Special thanks, thoughts and prayers,
go out to our troops, and their families,
with hopes they will all be home
and together with their loved ones soon.

2 comments:

Diane said...

This is such an inviting place--it looks more like someone's home rather than a shop. I most certainly would be visiting it often!
P.S. I loved the sandcastle competition too

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

This looks like a place I could walk into and never want to leave from!
She sure does have a knack for decorating.

Thanks for sharing.

Karen