October 2018

Feather & Bloom

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Feather & Bloom has reopened at 122 Mountain Road. It is near Windsor Federal Savings and The Second Chance Shop.

This is, perhaps, an opinion piece rather than a journalistic story because I found myself charmed by the environment and its products.

I took a nosy walk-through last week, before the grand opening. The inviting space is filled with green plants, lots of cut flowers from nosegays to bouquets, framed floral photography, vases and “shabby chic” planters. As you move along through the shop, you come upon intriguing women’s tops, funky purses and one-of-a-kind travel bags of various leathers, sizes, and shapes.

Soft colors and scents greet as you make your way through the shop. You arrive in the second large space and discover handmade cards and jewelry, bath items, home decor, books, small furniture pieces, chocolates, the cutest aprons ever, and a great variety of other gift items. The atmosphere of calm and artistic presentation shows off the items beautifully.

All the shop’s wares are well-marked and tended by a helpful staff. It should be noted that the floral staff is prepared to help you with arrangements for any type or size of event. The shop can also create tablescapes for your home parties or holiday events. The artistic stylists can also help with home staging.

The four women who have created this “studio and marketplace” are Kristin Carti, Jen Horn, Susi Keane, and Christina Martini, all Suffield residents. They share similar interests and design ideas and will be listening for customer input. Using local vendors as much as possible is a goal for them as they want to support local artists and craftspeople.

This group’s vision for the future is to make the shop a joyful place, focus on customer input, and keep enjoying what they do.

You can contact the shop via their website: featherandbloom.com, they are on Facebook and Instagram: @featherandbloomct and the phone number is 860-810-8798.


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