Mosaic District…

 this post is an accumulation of about three Sunday visits to a favorite new shopping area about 12 miles away from us…

Mosaic District Merrifield VA

it has lots of charm and interest geared toward families with things like yoga in the park … a giant movie screen for special events and indoor theaters too…Magpie's Nest Le Pain Quotidien

two places we always visit are MOM’s which is a really nice organic market and Le Pain Quotidien for scones and maybe a chia muffin as a treat for the week…

Magpie's Nest Le Pain

on Sunday’s through October they have a farmer’s market with assorted live entertainment…

Magpie's Nest Mosaic Center entertainment

and quite an array of offerings under each white canopy strung in a long row…

Magpie's Nest Yoga in Park Farm Market

this past Sunday we tried some delicious creamy fresh peach ice cream made right before our eyes using liquid nitrogen like a fun edible science experiment…

Magpie's Nest The Nice Cream Factory

there are some beautiful planters and a few long beds of Equisetum commonly known as Horsetail that I am drawn to again and again

Magpie's Nest Horsetail plantings

window shopping at Anthropologie is always fun…

Magpie's Nest Mosaic District Anthro Window

their displays are well thought out and eye catching with some great “shelfie” photo opportunities…

Magpie's Nest Anthropologie cups

I enjoy the outdoor atmosphere with shops and eateries much more than an enclosed mall and while strolling we spotted this chalk board outside Capital Teas (we do plan to step inside and sample their wares sometime)…

Magpie's Nest Capital Tea chalk board

“By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summers best of weather And autumns best of cheer.” —Helen Hunt Jackson

Magpie's Nest summer shadow cups

I look forward to visiting with you again in early October after we return from a couple of weeks at the beach ~♥~ here’s wishing you a very Happy T Day along with everyone over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s

33 responses to “Mosaic District…

  1. Gosh there is nothing quite like unexpected street music is there?? I just love it…..Hugs! deb

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  2. Just wonderful.. a great shopping zone Patty – and you shared so many wonderful pics with us! The last one is even a fab artsy collage !
    I enjoy also the outdoor atmosphere when I do shopping – a really get nervous and tired in the big shopping centers.. don’t like them!
    Happy T-Day Patty my dear!

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  3. Hi Patty,
    I’ve been receiving your emails for a while and always love your images. This set really struck a note with me, so I had to comment and say thank you for sharing your life with the world.

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  4. Beautiful shopping area. Love the band playing on the sidewalk. Love all the photos, especially the last with the tea cups and silhouette 🙂 ~Sophia

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  5. What an incredibly FABULOUS post. I simply adore the shelfies. And your photo app picture is to die for. Of course, that looked like a lovely mall, well worth visiting. And that NiCE cream looks simply awesome.

    I’m going to miss you for the next couple of weeks. It won’t be the same without you around. But I look forward to catching up with you when you return. And I hope you and Mr. M. have a super (and safe) time at the beach.

    Thanks for sharing all these beauties with us for T this Tuesday.

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  6. This looks like a beautiful place to stroll and shop, and those scones have my mouth watering! The shelfie of tea cups is perfect for tea day today. I have never seen Horsetail (gorgeous) which reminds me of bamboo–or at least the stalk does. Have a wonderful time at the beach!

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  7. Hi Patty, what an awesome venue of all sorts to have locally! So much to offer for everyone. Plus, it looks all modern and trendy. You always offer such wonderful little tours to us on T-days! I feel a bit like a little world traveler after reading your thoughtful and insightful posts. Cheers!

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  8. oh what a beautiful shopping area to visit-I love the outdoor places too! Your shelfies- those wares would all be so tempting to me:) Enjoy your time at the beach-although we’ll be north of you and for much less time I will still send you wishes in the ocean for the currents to deliver to you from afar.

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  9. Such a beautiful place to shop, and such a variety of things to shop for and to just see.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy T-day

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  10. I think I’d enjoy shopping there. Your last photo with the cups is so interesting. Have fun on your vacation

    Darla

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  11. Your fabulous pictures have caused me to add this place to my wishlist…if ever I get to the USA. Clever how your first photo is a mosaic in itself.

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  12. what a fun place to shop! awesome photos as usual…the anthropologie window looks intriguing…post-it note art? have a great time at the beach!

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  13. inanoctopusgarden

    I must go there! Have a fun beach retreat!

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  14. Beautiful cup photo. And I am in love with watermelon cooler!

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  15. Wow! I want to come with you next time you go!! 😉
    Happy T-Day! 🙂

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  16. That looks like a really fantastic place!! Homemade ice cream in a kitchen aid…that looks familiar!!

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  17. Happy T-Day!
    Looks like a wonderful place to walk around. Love all those cups!

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  18. seems to be a place for everybody… mouth watering peach ice cream Imagination… wishing you wonderful days at the sea!

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  19. Wonderful post, what a lovely place to visit. Like the sound of that ice, and the horsetails are fascinating! Have fun on your vacation! Hugs, Valerie

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  20. The new Shopping Mall looks very good and there are nice shops in it. And you made wonderful photos of it. I love them all, but your shadow photo below is so nice, great effect with the colours and textures in front of the white teacups.
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine

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  21. Thanks for taking me with you on your shopping trip. I enjoyed myself! That quote is a good one for me to keep in the front of my mind 🙂 I’ve been looking for horsetail, but none of the local places carry it.

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  22. sparkledaysstudio

    Oh enjoy the beach. Perfect time of year to do so. Nice mall there, so rare to find one that incorporated a farmer’s market. Made me think of Pritzger Park and the Institute of Art in Chicago, has that same kind of feel with the architecture and the green. Nice. xox

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  23. Patty oh here is the Horsetail again ,and I haven`t been to find the ones here! They are fantastic ! And the farmers market is a wonderful thing , so many great shops,too,Patty you live in a wonderful area ,with all you can experience,
    I`m sorry if I`m too late to wish you a lovely tour to the beach, I hope you will have wonderful hours there , and enjoy some sunny weather, dearest friend.
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  24. thanks for sharing … I’ve been over there, but not in over 6 months … looks like I need to go back!

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  25. What a lovely light-filled area, and such wonderful photographs you take. How I would love to be in that yummy eating place with scones and nearby sunshine. Love the “shelfie”, when is someone going to start a new challenge site “Show us your shelfie”? !
    Is the last piece a product of your new on-line course, I wonder?

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  26. twinkletoes2day

    What an absolute treasure of a place to go around! 😀 I would love to live there or a least visit every other day, lol 😀 I really enjoyed my visit with you.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my painted cup; I am indeed pleased with it 🙂 I agree with you that Tracey is an inspiration. She is my guru, lol 😀 xox

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  27. That ice cream is certainly impressive! When we were away last week we tried rhubarb ginger ice cream made at a little family business. Yum!

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  28. Looks like a great shopping place! I prefer the “outside malls”, too! Love your last image super-imposed on the cups! Enjoy the beach! Email me!!!!

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  29. Sounds like a dangerous place for me! But such fun!

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  30. wonderful vacations from me too!!
    LG Ulrike

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  31. love the world through your lens…enjoy your vacation, dear one…

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  32. Patty, that sounds like a wonderful shopping mall! The ice cream making was impressive, I imagine. I remember the horsetail plant from the time I was in the garden club. Lots of floral artists used it.

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  33. I could shop there!! Enjoy the beach!

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts here...it means a lot to me and I appreciate your visit very much oxo

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