A bit closer to home


 With all this talk of the fabulous shops I got to see in North Carolina I'm happy to report that I have found a jem that's right in my neck of the woods.  

There was the most delightful store in Layton that I loved to visit quite regularly.
{rarely did I walk out of there empty handed}
I was so sad when it shut it's doors this Spring.  But I had been noticing things going on inside the windows of the building when I would drive by & was hoping  {hoping} that a fun store would soon be open in it's place.  

Well.... something did open up & I went in last week to check it out.  So glad I was not disappointed.  

Darrington's in Layton 
{on the corner of Gentile & Main} 

The store is full of vintage clothes, one of a kind items & charming things! 
{I walked out with a few things but I definitely could have walked out with more}
I simply adored this back room that immediately transported me back to my childhood- loved, loved, LOVED all the retro Christmas decorations, knick knacks  & trinkets.  

{hello... North Pole!}  

-Oh, my goodness!  So much eye candy to look at! I walked around this room 2 or 3 times before deciding what I wanted to take home with me - 
-Thought this was a simple but charming display made out of crates filled up with shredded newspaper to hold ornaments of all shapes & sizes- 
Hmmm.... wondering what I got?  
I walked out with these 2 vintage glass ornaments that will be added to my ornament collection.  I love the stripes on them.  I'm always on the look out for antique ornaments.  
Love the gold & turquoise! 

and.... I also got these 2 chunky plastic Candy Canes.  They once lit up or were at least set on some kind of light.  I just adored the retro feel of them.  Made me feel like a kid in a candy store again.  
I placed them up high above the stove in our kitchen with the other vintage inspired things they go well with.  They will be fun to have around for the holidays for years to come. 

Speaking of candy.... They also had a big display set up 
{I'm always on the look out for unique candies} 
& I saw these.  

I've always liked Nips 
{my Dad ate them all the time when I was little}  
but I've never seen this flavor before. I thought the Egg Nog sounded interesting so I grabbed a few & they are tasty!  If you like Egg Nog around the Holidays you will like these treats to have stashed in your jacket pocket or purse for a little sweet treat sometime. 
{Oh, if you know where to buy bags of these, please let me know.  they were selling them individually but I'd love to buy a bunch} 
* I have the best friends ever! A friend just called me to tell me where she spotted the Nips - Walgreens!  Thanks Jill!! I'll stop by there tomorrow to pick some up. 

I am already looking forward to going back to Darrington's again & see what new items they will have in next time.  Lucky for me my daughter takes tumbling lessons right down the street so I might just have to make this a weekly stop.  

-Let me know if you are close & stop in to check it out- 



Amy said...

Fun! I was sad when that store closed too. I'm going to have to check this one out, thanks for the tip!

Natalie said...

Ooooo - I am giddy it reopened with more cute stuff. That was a favorite place - Thanks for the update :) Let's go shopping!

Honeybee said...

Amy, you'd love all the vintage clothes- I can see you wearing some of it & looking adorable. Natalie, tell me date, time & I'll met you that would be fun!

Anonymous said...

I wanna go shopping too! That store is really close to me.
Angela L

Michelle said...

I've been wanting to check out this place! Thanks for the sneak peek!!!

The Skiing Wallaces said...

I just noticed the plastic santa cookie jars up on the shelf behind the huge snowman in pic #2 and my heart melted. My mom had one of those when I was a little girl! I think I might need to go pick one up for nostalgia's sake....
Also, as a side note, I am dying for more candy cane carmels. They were so delicious I almost died! Do you have any left, or do you know of anywhere to purchase them locally or on the inter-web (less than 10 lbs, though. If I eat that much I might actually die...) Ohhhhhhhh they really are my favorite thing ever!