The Greenery: a shop with soul

[ 13 ] April 30, 2009 |

By Elyse Major

The Greenery outsideI like to shop. Or rather, I like to go shopping. I’m not the kind of person who returns home with armfuls of large glossy shopping bags from the mall (although that happens); I’m more likely to be excited by a charming shop and leave with packages filled with prized miscellany.

Recently, my sister was visiting from out of state and I wanted to show her a picturesque spot: Scituate Village came to mind. Even though I have yet to attend its famed art festival, I had visited its small shopping district. In a gray building festooned with flowers, wreaths, and signs, stands The Greenery, with its door wide open.

Inside I was smitten with the assortment of hand-crafted items, things for kids, organic beauty supplies, and more. The Greenery also offers full floral services (evidenced by the fresh smell of cut flowers). Owner Bridget Tierney is relaxed, friendly, and proud that her shop is Rhode Island’s only store to specialize in sustainable, local, green, and Fair Trade artisan gifts. Bridget also notes, “We are a small business that supports hundreds of local and global artists and are proud to showcase some of our best local artists.”The Greenery

My little spree included a small basket carved from a walnut and filled with a chenille chick and millinery flowers, and a lined change purse made locally by Apiary.

The shop’s motto declares: “The Greenery is for people seeking a greater good and fewer toxins, greater detail and less plastic, greater meaning and less clutter.” It also fits my simple bill of a cool shop with fair prices in a pretty area.

Note: North Scituate is very close to Johnston and easy to get to. Added lure: coffee next door!

Details:

The Greenery
132 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI 02857
401-647-7800
For flower orders, please call 401-647-7800

Elyse Major lives in northern Rhode Island with her husband and 2 sons. A “mostly” stay-at-home mom, Elyse works as a communications consultant for Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. Elyse’s essay “De-Stressing by Distressing: A Mom Embraces Cottage Style” appears in the June issue of Romantic Homes magazine. You can read Elyse’s blog at http://tinkeredtreasures.blogspot.com

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Elyse Major

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Writer and self-proclaimed “tinkerer” ELYSE MAJOR, is the author TINKERED TREASURES (CICO Books). She also contributes to publications such as Romantic Homes and Romantic Country and is currently at work on a second book due for publication in spring 2014. Elyse lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two boys. Visit her at tinkeredtreasures.com.

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  1. calendar cricket says:

    Never even thought about going to Scituate–this cool store makes me think there might be lots of other fun stuff there–is the coffee next door great too? Any good lunch spots?

  2. Cindy Phillips says:

    The Greenery looks very cool and inviting. I haven’t been to Scituate in years but reading about this store makes me want to hop in the car and go!!

    Thanks Elyse for the great article and for turning me on to a new store!!

  3. Simone says:

    A sumptuous meal for the mind and soul!

  4. Janet says:

    I love Scituate — I lived there for many years. The little town center is so quaint. Thanks for the heads up about this shop Elyse, it looks wonderful! I will definitely check it out!

  5. kerri colavita says:

    great job with the article. I am looking forward to trying this place out and it is so close to me home. thanks for the referral.

  6. Megan says:

    Scituate is a great destination — you can take a lovely scenic drive in the country but still be so close to home…

    Cricket — the coffee and snacks next door are excellent!

  7. Suzyn says:

    Thanks Elyse for a great suggestion! I will check it out

  8. Bridget says:

    here’s a link to other businesses in Scituate!
    http://www.geocities.com/northscituatebusiness

  9. Jane says:

    Wow! Sounds like a great place. Can’t wait to stop in on my next trip out that way.

    Thanks, Elyse!

  10. Joan says:

    I have both been here and been given flowers from this amazing spot. Everywhere you look there are little traesures just waiting for you to snath them up. Bridget is the best and the cat that lives in the shop (can’t remember the name) is the cherry on top of the perfect Zen shopping experience.

  11. Lisa says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this treasure. Looking forward to visiting this special store and to exploring Scituate.

  12. Renee says:

    I’ve lived in Scituate just 4 yrs and only stopped by this adorable shop this past Christmas. Highly recommend it. The Village is having a SHOP HOP May 16-17th. If you’re thinking of stopping by, that would be a GREAT time.

  13. Jen says:

    This sounds like a great shop. I’m going to remember this when I’m looking for a unique gift…

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