Glorious day, yesterday. The Peninsula Chamber picked a fine Saturday for their annual Cabin Fever shop stroll. Jan and I started at ten, when the shops open. I took my camera in hope of finding a more spring like picture for my header. We started at the west end of Main Street and worked our way east to Mill Street.
Jan has never been to Ohio Hardwood Furniture, and wanted a good look at the Adirondack chairs. I was only window shopping, then located the perfect bench for our kitchen table, and ordered it. She found the perfect Adirondack chair, in lime green. I didn’t think to unholster my camera, but look at their web site and see beautiful furniture, made in Ohio. You can get to it from Explore Peninsula, under the shopping tab.
Great start; we headed down the hill.
Next stop was Yellow Creek Trading Company. The building has housed several shops in my twenty five year history with the village; the building’s history goes back to canal days. The front window carries a Salada Tea logo; left from the general store days. The original floors bear every sign of use; I love the tin repairs.
I completely forgot the turn into the Log Cabin Gallery (sorry Diane), but her eclectic collection of art and artists is on the Chamber web site.
Next LeSeraglio. Currently a fair trade importer here; there have been any number of shops in the building. Once it was a wonderful book store, but we know what happens to those. In the summer there are tables and chairs on the patio, offset by their wonderful red door.
Next stop the Downtown Emporium, a collectables and antique haven. I picked up one of the few remaining Blue Santas from the time they were recreated in Peninsula. Long story. If I could still dance the night away it might be in these slippers!
Around the corner to the Peninsula Art Academy, Elements Gallery and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad station. A fair amount of traffic at the station, so early in the day.
First to the Art Academy, scene of little kid art pandemonium last summer. I love this place from the front door to the back and back again. I stopped for a good look at the glass man.
Across Mill Street to Elements Gallery. Steve and Deb put together an entirely new interior to the gallery last summer. Their daughter left a door for the resident mouse.
Home again, home again, for a very late lunch, but a stop at the golf course for a new picture of the lake and the tree. The sun may have been shining, but the grass is not green enough or the lake blue enough to make a replacement grade picture.
Hoping to join us for lunch.