Ticonderoga shoppe relocates

TICONDEROGA - Sugar and Spice Country Shoppe features unique gifts, reproduction furniture, antiques and primitive decor and children's toys, nestled in downtown Ticonderoga. The shoppe brings a touch of colonial Williamsburg and Gettysburg to the Adirondacks.

"Inspired by a fond remembrance and celebration of simpler times," Sugar and Spice originally opened Thanksgiving weekend of 2007 when owner Robin McGrath decided to expand her seasonal home business into a store front. Thanks to the on going support of family, local and seasonal customer, and despite the current economy, Sugar and Spice has expanded into the now 3,000 square foot show room it is today.

"Customers are more cautious now, instead of traveling they are fixing up or redecorating, to enjoy their homes more" McGrath said.

McGrath has transformed what was the front office of the Gunning Agency into a colonial home for the senses. Customers find themselves greeted with warm home scents of cinnamon and spice, seasonal decor, relaxing music and beautiful displays of furniture, linens and candles. All purchases leave gift wrapped.

The new space allows for two entrances, front and side, and a parking lot for easy access.

The shoppe features local artists ,jewelry and American made products; period lighting, antiques, antique reproductions, primitives and folk art,the Melissa and Doug children's toy line and Webkinz.

Sugar and Spice hosts open houses throughout the year, to celebrate holidays or to introduce new products. The open houses offer refreshments, door prizes and drawings. Upcoming events are a Mothers Day open house and a joint open house for Sugar and Spice and the Gunning Agency.

Another feature will be the Sugar and Spice website www.sugarnspicecountryshoppe.com, where customers can view merchandise and place orders on-line.

McGrath said, "Together my husband and I traveled and vacationed to historical areas where we would tour old homes and enjoy the ambience of the past. Living in such an historic area, nestled between Lake George and Lake Champlain, we welcome you to enjoy sugar and spice and all things nice."

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