I love finding unique places to dine and shop. I live in a town that is close to some great cities like New York, Philadelphia and DC so it's easy to find something interesting no matter which direction you go. Last week my daughter and I decided it was time to hit the road and find a new place to explore so we grabbed my mom, who is as adventurous as we are, and jumped in the car. We headed toward Philadelphia this time and ended up in Glen Mills, PA. And oh what a wonderful place we found! The store is called Terrain and it is the most amazing home and garden store I have ever been to! There is a fantastic outdoor market, a wonderful indoor shopping area and a fabulous Cafe. Two of my girlfriends have been raving about this place and they were right! It really is unique, so unique I thought I would share my day with you so if you are ever in the area you can make a point to stop there. You will not regret it!
We had lunch at the Garden Cafe. Beautiful plants, stone walls and a rustic setting all contribute to the natural and comfortable atmosphere that makes you feel like you are dining outside.
The drinks were served in mason jars and fresh baked bread was delivered to the table in a small clay pot. It's little details like these that create a wow factor. I love that.
The lunch menu is amazing. I ordered Seared Maine Scallops with quinoa and barley salad, grilled corn, heirloom cherry tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and garden herbs. It was delicious.
After lunch we started our journey around the store. It's a challenge to find the right words to describe it but I'll try. Did I already say amazing? There is an abundant supply of all things green. A plant lover's paradise.
I like plants but I was happier exploring the home products. This store has everything from specialty soaps and leather handbags to flower bulbs and fountains . These were a few of my favorites...
Bath Products. Love the packaging.
Specialty Soaps. Beautifully wrapped.
Sponges. Creatively labeled.
Matches in an Apothecary bottle. Just plain cool.
Pink Himalayan Salt. So pretty, you have to have it.
DIY Terrariums. I'm thinking perfect gift idea.
Real, but not so real, fabric pumpkins. A clever and unique fall decorating idea.
Natural Cotton Stems. One of those things you don't realize you want until you see it.
If you can make it through the store by the time it closes (trust me you won't want to leave) there is an unbelievable outdoor market waiting to be explored. Plants, pumpkins, outdoor decor and more. It really is a spectacular place to visit. I can only imagine what it will be like for Christmas. I guess I will have to go back to find out! If you go, have fun and don't blame me if you get hooked!
Terrain has two locations. For more information click the links below:
Photos by Leslie Reese