‘One of My Favorite Places’ follows with a pictorial, and blurb of all those places in Dennis village during the Christmas stroll. A community of heart and soul ~ the Christmas stroll is an exploration and discovery of the magic of Christmas spirit, when the light shines the brightest!
The scope of creative talent, artistry, museum, restaurants set against a back drop of history age old with village charm creates an inviting environment to muse for a perfect outing.
We begin our tour on the out skirts of Dennis village with Linda Burke’s glorious finds of a fine clothing store … a treat for the fashionista!
Wonderful designs from almost everything under the sun and in an array of choices, textures, styles and colors and in a welcoming, warm environment. I love Linda’s gas lit fireplace… there is nothing rushed or hurried in this atmosphere.
At Cape Abilities Farm, a little further down the road towards the village, we find a slew of Christmas trees lined up in deep rows… reminiscent of a Hallmark Christmas movie moment.
And staff at the ready to assist with loading a tree atop a car!
Aaaah, next arriving to Bosari’s Gallery where tables are set with white linen table cloths await you within a setting of an old meat house, wide planked floor boards creak beneath your feet and speak of another time gone by. And art work encompassing all walls, keeps your visual sense engaged, high and low.
Enormous pots of tea can be enjoyed in a mix match of fine china tea cups. Staff wonderfully warm and helpful… I delight in a bowl of their home made soup and their yum of a crab quiche with salad. They offer an array of delicious sandwiches as well. And sconces… yes, absolutely have a scone with clotted cream & strawberry jam… you’ll be glad you did!
Blossoms is everything just like it’s name… beautiful flowers to pick from or have an arrangement designed just for you. A gem of a gem of a florist shop!
We find our way into town to Baksa Studio, a goldsmith- Michael, and Michael’s wife Terry who is an artist extrodinaire! Their environment and combined master artistry will dazzle and amaze you. This is a must see stop!
Terry standing next to her ‘Cloud Reach’ an oil painting. And beautifully clad in Michael’s goldsmith designs.
This is a typical spot to find Terry and Michael, behind the counter in their shop and yes, there is one additional mentionable, they have 3 darling terriers who will no doubt be greeting you with a woof ~ whoof!
Go and enjoy in their abundant delights whether it be a bauble or a painting!
We discover the Under Ground Bakery. Be warned as there are scrumptious treats it will be a challenge in picking just one of many choices and hard to refrain from taking a box of biscotti and Italian cookies home! This is a must do, must have stop! Give way to a little indulgence. Oh and yes, have a perfect latte or espresso to sip and dunk a delight into!
The Percheron horses took my breath away as they rounded a turn onto Main Street. A complete unexpected surprize pulling a trolley which transported strollers from venue to venue. Their bells jingled as their steel hoved shoes clippity clopped along the road in a rythmic beat… adding to the magic and festivities of the day.
Scout caught my eye and attention by their whimsical display… I think I actually had that model of a sled! In any case; I had to pass because of the crowd… I will definitely go back to have a look about on another day.
Front door and facade of Scout.
Next in line is ‘Nancy’s Candy’… need I say more? This is a stop for the sweet of sweet and you’ll be greeted by a sweet of a Nancy as well!
This is most likely the cause of the clustered crowd hovering about with kids in tow between ‘Scout’ and Nancy’s Candy’.
And onward and upward to my final stop of the stroll to the Red Pheasant where two fireplaces were a glow warming the chill of the day away…
Stollers were offered sampling tastes of the Phez’s scrumptious New England cherry stone & scallop chowder and shepard’s pie.
The Phez was ‘rockin’, the ‘joint was jumpin’ to music of ‘Daddy O.! & Blues Alley were performing… whoa, whoa, whoa. Chef owner Bill Atwood aka ‘Sweet William’ was found playing a mean harmonica. And people danced, twirled and swayed the afternoon away.
Well, there you have it , a glimpse of the ‘Vision of Christmas’ stroll in Dennis. All had a good time and a good day of cheer!