February 15, 2002
Next I wandered through a room of antique reproduction metal ware. Door stops and antique toys. Very interesting.
They have a full line of Yankee candles and also aromatherapy candles. If Crabtree and Evelyn is something you like, they have a nice selection of that as well.
My next stop was the kitchen section. I love Gooseberry cook books and I found one of never seen before. It is a collection of bakesale recipes. Always handy to have. They also had some nice dish towels and lots of seasoning packets for dips etc.
Finally I worked my way back to the Christopher Radko ornament section. Thank goodness ornaments loose their appeal for me right after Christmas because they had a pretty extensive collection. Add to this snowbabies and Boyds Bears and I'm in collectors heaven.
This is a nice shop with friendly people. They suggested we try Freestones for dinner and we happily did.
They also have a web site www.bedfordmerchant.com
From journal New Bedford-For a Whale of a Good Time