Friday, November 13, 2009

Home and Store Connection Part II

A few weeks ago I wrote about the connection between my favorite stores and the homes of the people who own them. It seems to me, if I love a store it follows that I also admire the home of the store owner. Such is the case with Genevieve's Home and Garden and store owner Christi Tacy's house.

On my previous post, I featured Christi's newly remodeled bathroom and promised a story on her store's November 6th holiday open house. Unfortunately, my son was sick and I was unable to attend. I did, however, visit Genevieve's yesterday and am happy to share the photographs below of Christi's wonderful shop.
Notice the hand painted plate above the door used for the street number.

Instead of using a traditional wreath, Christi choose an elongated basket filled with fresh greens and accented with a silver glittered "G."


Once inside, there are numerous displays to spark your imagination and creativity. When Christi first opened her store, it occupied one store front. Several years ago, she and her very talented carpenter husband expanded in to the adjoining space by making this gorgeous passage way.The new addition features the original brick walls as well as many of the original details that make buildings like these so special.




Christi's husband also built this wonderful built-in to showcase many of the beautiful items available in the store.

If you would like to visit Genevieve's, it is located at 55 Front Street in Ballston Spa, NY and is well worth the trip.

10 comments:

Christine said...

This store looks great! I wish there were places like that where I live...or that I could live where you do!! :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great looking store! I think I could spend a bit of time looking around in there!

Sarah said...

Hi! Great to meet you:) Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day, I'm so glad to have found you too. Love the correlation between the shops and their owner's homes. Totally true. This particular store looks amazing, thanks for sharing. I've got to find some shops like this near me!

Cote de Texas said...

beautiful! I would love to shop there!


thank you so much for your comment on my blog.

Joni

Maria Killam said...

Time for christmas decorating already, love it!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

This store looks great....love it!

Claire said...

This is beautiful!

Maria Killam said...

I love the angel wings!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Thanks so much for your comments on my blog. I'm trying to play catch up on my reading and I'm loving your blog! Off to check out your store...

My Notting Hill said...

Loved taking this virtual tour of Genevieve's store - love all the white accessories and the brick walls. I noticed it was in Ballston Spa. My childhood friend lived there for many years on North Street. Sadly she passed away three years ago (Oct.30) from breast cancer at only 42. That summer before all the girlfriends visited her in Ballston Spa, which is such a lovely village. (We all grew up in central NY - Auburn.)Your post brought back some nice memories of our last visit with her.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin