So, here I am again, to tell you all more about the wonders of Newburyport MA. When we left off we were heading along Water Street towards Plum Island, and we were about to make a very special stop. But here, you have the river on one side and lovely old houses on the other side of the street. You pass a really strange green castle house thing along the route it has mermaid barbies out in the garden in front. Every year they go crazy putting up decorations for the different holidays. But we are going to keep walking…. Our first destination is very dear to my heart. The Nantucket Stock Exchange in Newburyport.
I first discovered this beautiful nautically themed antique store and the woman who runs it, Nan, some years ago while living across the street in a lovely apartment on the corner of Lime St. and Water St. I would look out my window and the Stock Exchange would be right there beckoning to me from just across the road. So, one day I went in…. I don’t even remember why….. I was just getting into arts and crafting back then. I was greeted at the door by a large and slap happy, out of control, but gentle and loving Mr. Puck, Nan’s giant black lab.
Puck and I created a friendship, and soon I was walking him with some regularity. We became wonderful friends. And Na, also became a friend. She was perhaps the first to believe in my arts and crafts. She even carried some of my pieces for quite a while. A very good and always helpful neighbor with a shop that smelled of old sea captains and mysteries of the deep.
Nan’s Nantucket Stock Exchange in Newburyport, is a musty smelling little antique shop crammed full of mysterious treasures that anyone who is in Newburyport would do very well to check out. It is located at 117 Water Street, a short walk off the beaten track of main street in the direction of Plum Island.
I love Nan, and Puck and the Stock Exchange, the smell of old sea captains and the many treasures that you can dig through like a pirate till you find the gold you are looking for. I had a great time shopping there for my wedding. This is a really fabulous place, full of the mysteries of the deep of the ocean and the deep of days gone by in times long past. But now, the days of fall get darker much much earlier so if we want to reach Plum Island for a walk on the beach and to check out one of my favorite old cottages there, we must be leaving. So everyone wave good bye to Nan and Puck and the nautical treasures of times long past and we will in tomorrow’s post go exploring the beach of Plum Island to smell the salty air.