"Out of Hand" in Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Inspired by this comment from Suzie Townsend,
"I seem to remember a store in Lunenburg that had about 3 or 4 rooms of lovely art like that. I don't know if it is still there or not - I seem to remember a garden in the back. Do you know what I am talking about? I loved that store and spent a lot of time browsing it."

I took my friend, Nelda, to see one of my favourite stores in town. We were greeted by Marja Moed who was so agreeable to me taking photos. I told her about our 365 project, and she asked me to show her on her store computer. When she said she had a lot of pictures of her cats, I told her she ought to sign up and share them with us! She brought her newest cat up from downstairs so I could see her, which was such a sweet gesture. Another cat, Maxi, came strolling into the shop; he was one of the first cats I saw walking around downtown Lunenburg when I longago visited the store for the first time.

Check out the colorful rooms (and purple floor) that attracted Suzie and me to the same entryway http://365daysintheyear.shutterfly.com/2335

And a special treat for all my "Squirrely Friends", my most recent find has been given an update just in time for Canada Day (June 1st) by Heather's friend, Karen Pedone http://365daysintheyear.shutterfly.com/2333

Thanks for the nice notes, my friends. I've been trying to reply into the wee hours, but it's about to get the better of me! Tomorrow I'm off to the Valley with our friends & neighbours for sightseeing and a picnic. Photo ops are likely to abound!
Beautiful shot, Louise. Nice coloring.
posted June 30th, 2010  
oh wow lou lou this is so nice .... love that yellow door , looks cool
posted June 30th, 2010  
love this--the grey, the chartreuse, the stained glass--love it!!
posted June 30th, 2010  
Beautiful shot,i had a look at the other pics too.What a gorgeous little shop,I would go crazy in there!!
posted June 30th, 2010  
first thing I noticed was the purple floor! then the green door and how wonderful it all looked with the gray building and then how wonderfully you framed the photo. love it
posted June 30th, 2010  
such an interesting shot! gotta go and check out those other pics! love the purple floor! i bet that makes it feel almost like a 2nd home, huh? :)
posted June 30th, 2010  
What a cute shop! Love all those bright colors and of course Maxi was just fabulous. I think my favorite shot was of those delightfully whimsical fish chairs on the back patio. How fun!
posted June 30th, 2010  
This is a wonderful looking little shop! That was so kind of her to bring you her newest kitty to see. Look forward to seeing your pics from the Valley tomorrow!
posted June 30th, 2010  
What an adorable shop! Everyone up there seems so friendly, and I think it's neat that they're all so interested in your project.
posted June 30th, 2010  
Gorgeous shot, Louise!! This little store looks like a real treasure!! I love all the colors in the interrior, and that fish bench in the yard is simply adorable!! Jeremy was just asking me the other day what kind of patio furniture I want...you are giving me ideas! ;-)) I've been so busy lately, so I am trying to catch up with all the comments. I wish there were more than 24 hours in a day! ;-)
posted June 30th, 2010  
Love this one!
posted June 30th, 2010  
Sooooo pretty love the yellow door
posted June 30th, 2010  
Looks kinda fishy to Rupe .....
posted June 30th, 2010  
i love the lines and colors in here. first look it got me locked up. beautiful!
posted June 30th, 2010  
Beautiful picture and a lovely story. Enjoy your picnic.
posted June 30th, 2010  
nice shot louise...beautiful.. =)
posted June 30th, 2010  
Ohh I love the yellow door and the sign they are so beautifull.. Well hello Louise.. have not had a chance to catch up with you for a long long time.. But I see from the pictures that u are having an awesome time....I an enjoying nova scotia from ur pictures.. good to see u .. keep us posted.
posted June 30th, 2010  
Ooo I'd be in there in a flash. What an enticing entrance.
posted June 30th, 2010  
Looks like an interesting store. Hope you have a lovely day for your picnic.
posted June 30th, 2010  
Nice muted colours here
posted June 30th, 2010  
OH!!! I just love this place, too!
( I want to line my "studio" walls with a whole bunch of those stars! )
I quite like the purple floors, as well.

I think I could walk into that place and happily sit on the floor, perhaps with a cup of tea, and just site there for a good long time, just looking at everything. Or, maybe I would sit out in the back garden on that lovely chair!
posted June 30th, 2010  
That was supposed to be "sit", not "site".

OOH! GO TO BED, Barb!
posted June 30th, 2010  
really lovely shot ! the houses look so colourful. in the Scottish Hebridies, there is an island called Mull. On Mull, there is a place called Tobermory, and along the seashore there are lots of colourful houses! Here is a link i found of a photo so you can see what i mean! -> link . These houses remind me of the ones you photograph!
I will be visiting this island over the summer so will be sure to take some photos of this town for 365project!
posted June 30th, 2010  
posted June 30th, 2010  
Very quaint on the outside! Never judge a book by its cover!
posted June 30th, 2010  
Yes, Yes, that is the store! Thank you for the updated photos. I just got my annual visit in and didn't spend a dime!!
posted June 30th, 2010  
Great shot, I love it so much !
posted June 30th, 2010  
love this, great shot!!
posted June 30th, 2010  
Nice quaint shop. Like it.
posted June 30th, 2010  
Love it. I like the depth in the photo.
posted June 30th, 2010  
great use of selective coloring, louise =) i love how you showcased the color of the door (that makes me happy, btw, as yellow is my fave color) and the quaint sign.
posted June 30th, 2010  
NIce shot. I love the colors of this shop and the stained glass is beautiful!
posted June 30th, 2010  
is the queen coming to your house for tea? you must know her!
posted June 30th, 2010  
love this....very quaint!! :)
posted June 30th, 2010  
what a lovely building .. super photo again Louise well done
posted June 30th, 2010  
must be very interesting looking round these art shops, like the stained glass window
posted June 30th, 2010  
Ooh, I like the selective colouring on this shot--very inviting
posted June 30th, 2010  
What a cute little shop. I love the "fish" Adirondacks in the garden.

BTW - I have finally managed to load all my pics up to date, so you can see how my life has been going over this last hectic week. Yep, Kerri shamed me into getting them up there...and I only had to stay up until 2:45am this morning to do it! Boy, by the time I get home from work, have some dinner and start to tackle the mountains of chores, unpacking, etc. around the new apt....spending time on the internet is about the last thing I want to do. But I do miss everyone and hope that I can now keep up a bit better day to day.
posted June 30th, 2010  
great colour selecting, love the composition too
posted June 30th, 2010  
Beautiful photo! I love the artwork. All the bright colors are fantastic! Maxi is a handsome cat also!
posted June 30th, 2010  
Wonderful to see your pictures again now that my internet is working again.
posted June 30th, 2010  
I love the colors Louise! This building looks black and white, great find.
posted June 30th, 2010  
The composition of this picture is top class. I love the colours and the way you've allowed the green to be a highlight, rather than dominate the grey. A definite fav!
posted June 30th, 2010  
Looks like a great store!
posted June 30th, 2010  
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Love the colour splash!
posted June 30th, 2010  
Beautiful. I love that gorgeous stained glass window above the doors.
posted July 1st, 2010  
Yellow door purple steps, WOW photo.
posted July 1st, 2010  
i love the simplicity of this photo, very cool!
posted July 1st, 2010  
wonderful editing!!! and what a great name
posted July 1st, 2010  
I do love your pictures, its so nice to see your world. Never see properties in the UK like this and without you, I'd never get to see these places. Thanks!
posted July 1st, 2010  
Ooh, so clean and simple yet so beautiful!
posted July 1st, 2010  
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Nice colour splash! Neat shot. :)
posted July 1st, 2010  
What a beautifully quaint place! My goodness, I'd love to visit that area sometime. I may have to add it to my list of must visits. I've never been out of Michigan but I would love to go to Maine and Alaska, and now perhaps Nova Scotia.
posted July 1st, 2010  
This is a GREAT picture!!!
posted July 2nd, 2010  
what a gorgeous shop - love the colours
posted July 3rd, 2010  
I am starting to get the feeling that you can post anything from Lunenburg, even a trash can, and it will be pretty! Everything you have shown us is simply beautiful! It's almost like a place of dreams!
posted July 3rd, 2010  
I really like the style and colours of the Lunenburg houses you've been showing.
posted July 12th, 2010  
Great colors here. I would go into any shop with a door that color!
posted July 20th, 2010  
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