Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Early Spring at Terrain-stunning!

 TERRAIN at Styers.  If you live at all in a reasonably drive-able distance to Philadelphia then you simply must make the trip to Terrain.  In love with Anthropologie or Urban Outfitters?  Then you will lust the enchantment that is Terrain, a charter store owned by the two previous companies.  It's located in the pastoral Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania, nestled nicely between antique stores set up in period homes and shopping centers with Home Goods and DSW Shoe Warehouse and the like.  This is a shopping MECCA!  I've blogged about Terrain once before, see that post here.


The store changes with each Season, perfectly displaying everything appropriate for that time of year.  This was my second early Spring trip and I was captivated as always.  Every single display is complete perfection!  I could LIVE in this store!  On the outside, the complex is made up of ramshackle barns and green houses seperated by gravel paths that have displays of their own.  There is also a large nursery area that carries obviously well tended, high quality plants, shrubs and trees.  




The real magic happens when you step foot into the main building. It's bucolic and elegant all in one with fabulous antiques and vintage furniture hold intricate displays of all sorts of goodies that you feel you must have!  Reclaimed wood and zinc topped tables showcase gorgeous table settings with ideas that you are going to want to remember!  There were pretty hickory cutting boards used as chargers and glazed terracotta saucers that I wanted to snatch up.  This store makes you wish you didn't have a budget!  After you finish shopping, there is a lovely cafe set up in an antique greenhouse bursting with lush plants and flowers. They have a huge collection of various teas, hot and cold and a tea of the day.  Hot bread is served in a sweet terracotta pot with a bit of whipped butter topped with sea salt.  The bread was so good, I ordered an extra loaf to bring home to my kids! Enjoy the photos!







8 comments:

McCarthy Designs said...

Wow Robyn it looks fabulous, I wish I lived within driving distance. I wish I lived in the same country. LOL. xx

June said...

It looks like such a beautiful place to visit Robyn. I love places like this. Thank so much for taking us along.

It's me said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww...what a great shop !!!....wowwwwwwww i love it all !!!....have a nice day darling...how are you???..love Ria...xxx...

Hey There Carole! said...

Thanks for sharing. We are going to make this a day trip (4.5 hrs).

cuongthao said...

so cute :)

Stacey Steimle said...

cool stuff, I need to get out more.

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