Who says you can't go home again? Sometimes it's better the second time around. Having grown up in Northport, LI, I developed a cynical teenaged attitude against the little town of ice cream and antiques. Later, before focusing only on architecture, Bouler Design Group opened a gallery and shop named Artfolio on Main Street next to the movie theater. The years have passed and now I take my children to Northport to walk around, and yes, get an ice cream cone.
On yesterday's trip, I was pleased to find a charming shop down an alleyway called The Dishmonger, a mix of new and vintage kitchenware. Everything was so perfectly selected and displayed that it was hard to focus on just one item. From the artichoke tureen (can't stop thinking about it) and the vintage Corningware that may have been straight from my grandmother's kitchen, I had a hard time narrowing down a purchase. Fortunately I'll be in the area tomorrow and might just have to pick up that tureen-- oh and that dutch oven-- and maybe the oilcloth for the kitchen table. Unless, of course, you get there first!