Fall at Imagine! Open Saturday and Sundays 10-5

Shopping this Fall

Shopping in the Fall in Bemus takes on a more leisurely tone than the frantic pace of summer. You can find goodies at your favorite indie shops that just aren’t available in summer. Many of the stores and restaurants are open and Bemus is a fun place to spend a few hours this time of year.Imagine! will be open Saturdays and Sundays 10-5 until Christmas and then we will have a huge sale between Christmas and New Years. We will be open again in the spring and during our time off we’ll be shopping to fill the store again. In the meantime, we are unpacking great gifts for Fall, winter and the upcoming holidays.img_4975 So plan on coming to Bemus and you can enjoy the stunning colors of the fall leaves reflected in the lake, homemade soup at your favorite restaurant and lots of unique made in America goodies at our shop.

New Items

We are featuring some new Atenti bags, jewelry of all kinds, of course, and charming hand made items including adorable

Michael Michaud clover necklace

Michael Michaud clover necklace

mittens and slippers. In addition to being open weekends you can find us by chance or appointment.Call us at 716 386 2244 if you keep thinking about something you saw at the shop and wish you had bought. We can mail it to you. We also feature a small Etsy shop. Click “shop” above and find it. We are still selling our inventory of yarns and needles on our Ebay store, find it through our “shop” button.

There are some hand-knit items that we make at the store that we will feature this Fall, including felted bags and hats. We ordered some beautiful ceramic lamps with dolphins (see picture below) from a pottery in Texas that will be arriving within the next few weeks. There are a series of little holes in the top of the shade and at night they throw little dots of light onto the ceiling for a dreamy effect. Stop by to see what is new, we always look forward to welcoming you.   Yancey will be in the shop during the next two week-ends while I am off to S. Carolina to relax and research artisan gifts for the store. Hope to see you! Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and Twitter for latest news.sea-lampwool-mittens

Atenti Lulu bag

Atenti Lulu bag

We are excited about the upcoming season.

This season, after having a very successful surgery and getting my energy back, I am happy to say I’m looking forward to opening the shop. One of my favorite things to do is shop for the store. This year we are bringing back some of our favorites and we have also found some new, fresh items. Here is a sneak preview of a few of our finds.Atenti Bag 2cloverIMG_2705photo (57) Pink Leather

Samples of our Designer Jewelry Lines

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Ann Egan Designs

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Michael Mischaud

Daphne Olive Designs

 

 

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Brooch from Michael Michaud

Yancey and I just recently returned from Philadelphia where we shopped at the Buyers Market of American Crafts. We met with artists like Barb Levy http://www.barbielevyjewelry.com/  and Jill O’Reilley http://jilloreilly.com/artist.html whose jewelry has been featured at our shop. We bought great new pieces from them and other jewelry artists whose jewelry we love to carry. And  we found some artists that will be completely new for this coming season like Starbird http://starbirdjewelry.com/index.html They are a mother/daughter jewelry- making team from Texas. Their work is so unusual because of its textures. We drooled over the work of Megan Auman http://www.etsy.com/shop/meganauman  who designs in clean lines with steel and sterling and Kevin O’Grady who makes bracelets of glass. We put them on our wish list for the near future. In all we visited over 250 jewelry booths. There were so many choices, it took several days of contemplating. We got so excited that we decided to re-do our jewelry displays and are currently working on them. One of the artists that we have been wanting to carry for several years is Michael Michaud who designs for Four Season’s Design Group. He is a nature jeweler. His pallette is the garden, or the woods, anywhere nature is displaying its beauty. His designs are actually cast from real flowers and leaves and they are stunning.http://www.fourseasonsdesigngroup.com/silver-about-us We found necklaces made to look like pussy willows and pink miniature pearls that circle your wrist like lilac stems. We can’t wait untill we open the boxes and show them to you!  By April 4th. we hope to have them start streaming in for you to see and enjoy. In next week’s post, we’ll tell you about what we bought besides jewelry. Can’t wait to share our shopping experience with you.