When we asked our readers and Facebook fans to tell us about their favorite local and independent shops, reader Jim Kelly recommended that we head over to Clermont to visit the Candlewyck Cottage. We’re not sure if he meant to lead us into the entire Woodland Village group of shops, but we’re glad he did. What a nice collection of specialty shops!
Candlewyck Cottage had a beautiful selection of soy candles, handbags, scarves and art pieces from local artists. They have a really cool map of the U.S. made out of license plates from each state that we’d die for. Anyone still need to buy us a gift this year?
The store that really captured our imaginations was Imagine Butterflies. This store had books, art, clothes and children’s items all about butterflies. It was really cool. We especially loved the beautiful mounted butterflies and other mounted insects. They were so lovely and delicate that anyone who loves nature is bound to love one or two as a gift. They also had more hard science kind of gifts like a mug with the periodic table on it. Pretty cool store!!
We also found lots of great gift ideas in Barefoot Tea. This store had two floors. The top floor had tea pots, tea sets and cool art. The bottom floor had a tea bar and boxed teas for sale. If you’re shopping for a tea lover, you’re sure to find something here.
There were many other shops in the village that had great shopping. When you head down to Clermont, also check out Jammin’ Jellies (for sauces, jams, salsas and a great Irish gift selection), Woodland Toy Shop, Madd Potter’s Studio and Trickets. You’ll be sure to finish up all your last minute shopping all in one place.
Check out all the pictures from our visit to Woodland Village:
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