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

Big, beautiful but feather light earrings from Daphne Olive

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Samples of our Designer Jewelry Lines

ann egan bracelets

Ann Egan Designs


Michael Mischaud

Daphne Olive Designs



Latest News: Behind the Scenes in Bemus

Convention Center in PHiladelphia where we shop,shop,shop.

Convention Center in Philadelphia where we shop for the store.

Cheese knive with gorgeous flare.

Cheese knife with gorgeous flare.

Ever wonder what goes on in Bemus during the off season? Well, for one, its 13 degress this morning. There are snowmobiles and ice fishermen on the lake. Last weekend, a father and his son were para-sailing across the ice. At Imagine! we are sprucing up the place. And we are shopping. Our most fun trip is to the Buyers Market of American Crafts where we explored 800 booths of stunning artisan crafted US and Canadian work.We found great stuff from 21 of our favorite artists and we added 10 new ones. We are off to more markets and will keep you posted. Can’t wait to show you all the goodies in May.

Daphne jewelry is big, bold and very light. Love.

Daphne jewelry is great big, bold and very light.

Ableman Glass

Ableman Glass

Award winning Arden necklace of multi-layered clay.

Award winning Arden jewelry of multi-layered clay.

Gift Shopping in Chautauqua County

Niche Award winner 2011 hand sewn leather bag by WiliNilli

Lake Erie Glass pendant

Ruby Bracelet


Shopping on vacation is part of the fun,right?. There is a sense that you won’t find this item at home. And you’re probably right. If you are a boutique shopper, cool little indie shops are where you find your visual fix, so don’t miss Imagine! in Bemus Point when you are cruising Chautauqua county. Imagine! is an ever changing mix of eye candy and carefully selected eclectic treasures. Some are from county artisans and some are  produced at the shop itself. The store features American made, artisan- crafted gifts gathered from travels throughout the U.S. . So that means local customers don’t have to leave the county to see some of the most stunning work that is available. They can find it anytime at Imagine! You’ll see a mix of fiber, wood, ceramics, leather, glass and particularly jewelry of every kind.The staff is particularly fond of estate pieces with diamonds, pearls, gold as well as contemporary work from national and local artists. Here’s the thing about Imagine! , the work of the artists is inspiring, so then walk into the back of the store and you’ll find a classroom where visiting and local instructors teach you how to make something of your own. Luxury yarns and beads from around the globe are available for you to play with. Some of the items are so easy to make, 12 year- olds have mastered them in minutes. There are jewelry techniques, clay, fused glass, felting and more. The atmosphere is fun and welcoming, so if you are a curious shopper, we’ll see you there. Hours are seasonal so check our website or call 716 386 2244.

Artisan Crafted Gifts


Cheese knive with gorgeous flare.

Cheese knive with gorgeous flare.

Hand-blown paper weight, mosaic jewelry boxes,

Barrick Candles

Barrick Candles

For the wine lover…

Wine lover gifts
A lush collection of wine corks made with Murano glass inserts, great gift for the wine lover.

Mug Warmers

Warmer Hand MugsHave you hugged your mug today?..lefty and righty mugs to warm your hands.