Sunday, November 21, 2010
HIGH FALLS MERCANTILE....... and me :o)
High Falls Mercantile in High Falls, N.Y.
She actually had told me about them prior to that and I had perused their website... in total awe. Imagine taking old tools and creating beautiful sculptures with them and seeing the art in their simple yet elegant forms. Hard to imagine unless you look on their website and/or visit the store. All I could say (a little jealously) to Larry, the owner/designer was that it was pure genius.
Walking through High Falls Mercantile was simply breathtaking with all of the magic that is created there. I can't even begin to describe it... you must visit their website and see some of the incredible/unusual/magical things that they have. The store is owned and operated by both Larry Ruhl and Jeff Serouya and their combined efforts and incredible taste make this a must see.
I'm rambling aren't I? It's so hard to describe this store... the antiques.. the new... the fragrance and colors.... and let's not forget sweet Cait who is their shopkeeper (in charge ;o) ) who greets you with her genuine smile when you first enter the store. Let's just say it's an experience..... a lovely sensory experience tucked in the woods of High Falls, N.Y.
Okay, back to that day with Denise. We went to the mercantile and we were both so excited .. first pointing to this piece.. then another.. and another. Then Denise remarked that she thought my work would fit right into the whole feel of the mercantile... both my jewelry and assemblages. It had never occurred to me until she said that... and frankly I agreed. ... their aesthetic... my aesthetic... so in tune.
High Falls Mercantile. Here are some pictures to whet your appetite. I hope that one day you will be able to experience the mercantile yourself but at the very least go spend some time on their website.
Look at these amazing tools as sculptures beautifully displayed by Larry.
This exquisite pottery immediately took me back to my grandmother's kitchen... so affordable too!
Many thanks to Larry, Jeff and Cait for including my work in their extraordinary shop as well as making it a fun experience every time I visit.
I need more soap!!!
All best... Canace