I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in Little Falls, New York, these days. Some of it has to do with the yoga studio I frequent (Yoga and Wellness) but the majority of it is shopping related.
The shops at Historic Canal Place are quirky little nuggets. Shocking for a bedroom-only community, it’s becoming quite the hippie mecca with antique shops, all-natural health and cleaning products, handmade everything, and a neighborhood co-op only a couple blocks away. I could spend many posts writing about this quaint little town, but we will save others for later…one about yoga and alpaca perhaps.
The Stone Mill of Little Falls is certainly a local gem with its ginormous two-level antique and specialty shops. It has Ole Sal’s Cafe & Creamery–which I can’t have because of my dairy-free-ness but it looks yummy. I can have their flavored coffee, though, so don’t feel too bad for me. They have a local bookshop and friendly, knowledgeable staff. I go here for my furniture needs because buying things new is so basic. Our dining room table, coffee table trunk, and various crafty items have come from here. More to follow for sure.
One of my favorite spots is the Mustard Seed (partly because I love the design of all the products) and because it’s soooooooo good for the gift-giving season. I sometimes wait to buy their products until the craft fair (this coming weekend!) at Herkimer College because they have excellent deals. I know someone who would love those soaps…
I walk around the Mustard Seed smelling and feeling every bottle. I’m not sure why I think they’ll change from the last time, but I do it nonetheless. I swear the smells change a tad. My favorite one of the week changes depending on mood and weather. That’s why I want to purchase them all; you never know what one will lift your spirit when you wake up that day. I wish they had a sink so I could get a “feel” for the texture and moisturizing properties of the different products, too.They would have to kick me out, I think.
After a quick shopping trip, it’s always nice to go for a walk around Moss Island. The squishy ground helps the balls of my feet that are destroyed from teaching in heels.
If you’re in the area, I highly suggest checking out the antique mall and The Mustard Seed. If you’re on a road trip, stop into the local co-op for some dried figs.
Oh, and did I mention the views?