Friday, November 13, 2009
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.
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.
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.