Success In Stony Brook

The Christopher Gallery, in historic Stony Brook Village, has been selling beautiful artisan work for over 30 years.  They represent artists who work in various media – paint, glass, fiber,  jewelry and other arts.  Last week, I had an appointment to show my jewelry, in hopes of placing some pieces in this wonderful little art gallery.  I was honored when they selected almost two dozen pieces.  Still, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.  I needed sales to earn my space in this exclusive gallery.

Today I received the happy news that two of my pieces have already sold – in less than a week!  I am so thankful and the gallery is very pleased.  If you are in the area, stop by the gallery and say hello.  Although the shopping opportunities abound, there are also many other wonderful things to do in the Village.

Stony Brook Grist Mill

Stony Brook Grist Mill

Don’t forget to pass by the Post Office as the great  mechanical eagle flaps its huge wings every hour, all day long.  Down the road a bit is the harbor and beach, a beautiful place to take a walk.  Up the road there is a huge pond, with ducks to feed and a historic Grist Mill to tour.

Continue up this road, a half mile or so, for The Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages.  I recall wandering through an extraordinary Norman Rockwell exhibit, several years back.  The exhibits tend to be outstanding and I have yet to be disappointed by any.

If you are local, take a ride to Stony Brook Village on the next sunny day you have free – you won’t regret it!


4 Responses to Success In Stony Brook

  1. Dee May 4, 2009 at 8:35 pm #

    That is AWESOME news…congratulations Maria!!

  2. Maria May 5, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    Thanks Dee. I was relieved to see pieces move so quickly – what with the economy and all.

  3. Dawn-Hydrangea Home May 19, 2009 at 10:12 pm #

    Congrats on your quick sales. I love Stonybrook. I’m in Smithtown and just found you on the site. Good luck with your new website. Looking forward to seeing your work.

  4. Maria May 20, 2009 at 9:58 pm #

    Thanks Dawn! SB is a great little village. Had a puppy class there last week and discovered a great trail starting at the duck pond, just up from the bridge.

    Very pretty things on your site! Visited after seeing you on smithownmoms also 🙂