While out with three of my high school classmates this week, we happened to visit a unique store, called Paragon Shop. I know most of you are used to seeing restaurants on my blog on Sundays, but this shop was so special, I really wanted to share it with you It is located at 83 Main Street, in Waterville, Maine, and is really worth your time if you are in the area.
I apologize that this shot isn't as sharp as the others; I must have had an "old lady shake" in my hands when I took this one, but I just couldn't exclude it.
The Paragon has glassware, dishes, party napkins, placemats, jewelry, lamps, items for your garden--a mind-boggling range of gift possibilities, not to mention goodies you might want for yourself!
There are so many things to see and "ooh" and "aah" over! Artificial flower arrangements, soaps, novelty books, coffe mugs, sun catchers, windchimes, I could go on and on!
Of course, if you're looking for something that screams "Maine!" You'll find that here, too. Maybe you want to remind a friend or relative who lives out of state what they are missing, or maybe you are here from "away" and want to take home a momento to remind you of your visit. Either way, you'll find just the right item.
And I didn't photograph the jewelry! There were so many lovely pieces. My friend bought some for her daughter's birthday and also had a difficult time deciding which to purchase, as there were so many gorgeous sets of necklaces and ear rings. I couldn't catch a time when my friend wasn't drooling over the selection, and I wanted photos without any old ladies in them. (My friends and I are all over 60!)
When you do stop in (and if you are in the area, I strongly urge you to do so), don't forget to check out the Tomatos. These are a line of greeting cards the shop carries that will have you in stitches! They are so delightfully funny, my friends and I all bought some. We read so many and laughed so hard, it was difficult to only buy 2 or 3 each! We found many that were so appropriate for family or friends with a sense of humor. I know I'll have to visit again even if it's just for the cards!
Note: I was not compensated in any way for this post. I have never met Ms. St. Amand in person. I just loved the shope and wanted to share it with my readers!