Last week we started our vacation with a drive to Portsmouth and arrived at dusk, just as all of the shops began to close for the evening. But it really didn't matter - we had a ton of fun "just looking"!
Come along on a virtual tour and window shop with me in downtown Portsmouth, NH! Portsmouth is a grand, old port town that has a lot of New England charm and architecture; and the city has maintained a young, vibrant identity. It's located directly across the border from Kittery, Maine.
If you'd like a closer look - just click on each of the pictures and they'll open in a larger window. Enjoy!
Some Gallery GoodiesAlthough these galleries were getting ready to close, we did manage to sneak into one or two. I have great respect for glass artists. It's probably one medium that I'll never try; however, I DO love the colors and textures of contemporary pieces.
The following pictures are very interesting because the old buildings across the street are reflected in the shop windows. When I took the pictures, I didn't realize that this had happened until I began to download. What a happy accident!
Pretty Clothing Boutiques
Such beautiful clothing in some of the shops. What an unexpected surprise! Who'd of thought you'd find such gorgeous-ness? The dress shop was filled with one-of-a-kind silk and tulle party dresses, hand-beaded goodies and beautifully embroidered clothes. The owner goes on shopping trips to Europe to fill her shop with yummy things. I had to restrain myself from leaving drool puddles on the floor!
I love these pretty sea-glass colors! Each of these sweaters are hand knit and sport handmade buttons.