Nantucket Sunshine Shopping

Nantucket had nothing but sunshine to offer last week.  Only one problem with that – when do you leave the beach to shop?

Path to Dionis Beach, Nantucket

Path to Beach, Nantucket

 That is a hard call to make.  But the galleries,DSC_0130 book shops, hat shopsDSC_0105 and everything else you didn’t know you needed is on display on the cobblestone and brick streetsDSC_0078 of the downtown.  While we basked in the casual elegance of Nantucket, dear daughter was working in the Hampton’s.  Soul Cycle!  I am worried she will transfer affection for this island in the Atlantic for that spit of land known as the Hampton’s!   I’m sure the shopping is first class there too, but I would miss the sightsDSC_0127 and sounds of Nantucket.  Do they have a candy shop filled with homemade candies produced in the back of the store?  Candy chef on site?  Maybe they have as many dress shops. DSC_0126 DSC_0121 DSC_0120 But Nantucket has its share!  But back to ACK shopping.  If I could choose one item to take home with me, what would it be?  I would have purchased another Anne Packard painting.  Whenever I see one of her paintings, I walk right up to it as if there is not another painting in the gallery.

Anne  Packard

Anne Packard

 She always draws me into her world, simple, serene or stormy, I enter willingly.  No, her paintings are now out of my price range, but the windows are filled with affordable,  enticing productsDSC_0102from the bold and colorful to the simple and sophisticated. DSC_0103and despite the sun pouring through the trees, casting shadows as you walk and walk, DSC_0089 DSC_0104 DSC_0086 DSC_0079 DSC_0087 DSCN4783at some point, you have to head back to the house, and slip into beach wear (notice I did not say bathing suit!  My dearest high school friend came along for part of this trip and she still looks great in a suit – drats! but she works for it and it shows off well!)  Shopping is over, but the tour of Nantucket is not over yet, next up will be a garden tour!IMG_4148

Have a cup of tea and join me back on Weed Street later!


About Jayne in Georgia

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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1 Response to Nantucket Sunshine Shopping

  1. jody says:

    no disappointment here, except for the fact that you didn’t buy the Packard for your dear sister! I do love my Nantucket basket, thank you!


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