Escaping the Raindrops Inside the Cozy Warmth of The Speckled Hen

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

 It may be raining and dreary outside today, but inside the warm and cozy walls of The Speckled Hen, the atmosphere is anything but dreary.  For a brief hour, I forgot about the cold and damp outdoors and was transported into a magical place - a place surrounded by colorful floral bouquets, flickering lights, perfectly curated vignettes - and for that hour nothing in the world existed outside those walls. 

It's been a long year for everyone.  We've sacrificed so much, accommodated so many changes and limitations. Now, finally, we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, a promise of hope and a glimmer of normalcy.  We've all coped in our own way but me, one of the ways I've coped is by enjoying the time to decorate, season after season, so that my own space, though lacking in human company, at least looks pleasing and comforting to me.  One of my favorite places to find items for my own decor (as all my regular readers already know) is at the Speckled Hen in Scotia.  We made a little trip there today and as always, the Hen never disappoints.  Maureen is a master when it comes to curating, and it's impossible to come out empty handed.  My little granddaughter recently asked me, "Grandma, how come you have so much stuff?"  The answer is easy.....I shop at the Speckled Hen!  Today's trip was no exception and though I didn't have any particular need or item in mind, I found plenty just the same.  Check out all the beautiful things we saw..........

Look at this beautiful sheer flag draped above.  That beautiful flag is available for under $25.  It could be used in a multitude of ways to accent your patriotic decor!  Maureen's whole shop is filled with unique pieces like this.  And this Amish made wooden star below....the photo doesn't do it justice!  

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and Sunday is Mother's Day.  I can't think of a better place to shop to find the perfect gift for Mom, Grandma, a hostess gift, a teacher gift or a treat for yourself.  Maureen has a table full of gifts all packaged for gift giving or she will help you curate the perfect gift for that special someone in your life.  

The Speckled Hen is open Wednesday-Friday, 10:00-6:00 and Saturday 10:00-4:00.  Mark your calendar for her annual 1/2 Price Tent Sale, June 12th.  You won't want to miss it.   If it's been a while since you visited the Hen, or if you've never visited....what are you waiting for.  Located at 38 Saratoga Road (Route 50) in Scotia, I promise you'll go back season after season for all your decorating needs.  You know I sure do!  Thanks for stopping by Life As I See It.  Use the links below to share this post, or share from my Facebook page ( or from the Speckled Hen Facebook Page: (

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