This summer, we went on a family vacation to Mystic, Connecticut. While there, we found a wonderful little scrapbook store called Scrapbook Cove.
Of course, I neglected to bring my camera with me, so I can’t show you how bright and lovely the store is, but I did manage to take a picture of what I brought home with me.
This isn’t all I bought, since I also got supplies so my niece could make her own mini album, but this is what came home to my stash. I am trying to not bring a lot into my space, because I have so much already.
I loved the patterned paper selection, and they had a nice selection of Bazzill solids to choose from. Lots of lovely embellishments, from pre-cut die cuts to bling to washi. They also carried stamps and cutting dies, in reasonable amounts for general paper crafters. (Not enough for die-hard stampers, but more than enough for the average scrapbooker.)
As for the lines they carried, they concentrated on consistent favorites as well as smaller and less common manufacturers, so as not to have to compete with big box stores. The items I picked up were from SEI, Queen & Co., Bo Bunny, Bazzill, Lawn Fawn, My Mind’s Eye, Echo Park, Canvas Corp., Fancy Pants, Crafts n’ Craftin’, and Glitz Designs.
Prices were reasonable for an independent store, and most of the product was USA made. They had a small amount of discounted items, which bodes well for the owners, since that means they understand that they need to get old product sold before bringing new product in, and they seem to have a good grasp of the kinds of things their clientele would be looking for.
The space was bright, and filled with light, and there was room for about 12 scrappers to crop in the back, on lovely, antique style, large sturdy tables.
The owners were pleasant, and friendly, and willing to chat, which is very important for encouraging new customers to become repeat customers.
In short, I loved the store. I wish I lived closer so I could go on a regular basis.