Home and Table Magazine Spring2017 - Page 14

/ shopping It’s Always Sunny in Lambertville The bright, personal flower arrangements at Petunia Bergamot are hiding a larger reserve that follows suit. By Kendra Lee Thatcher 14 The word-of-mouth about the whimsical-but-stunning flower arrange- ments are likely what will bring you to Petunia Bergamot in the heart of Lambertville, New Jersey, but it’s Laura Cullen’s savvy eye (and sweet smile) that’ll make it your new go-to. Here, the whitewashed walls are accented with industrial-pipe shelving stocked with colorful contents and wood-and-iron ladders, from which hang canvas clutches, graphic dishtowels and big, red heart pendant necklaces. Petunia Bergamot is the kind of shop, it quickly becomes obvi- ous, where you arrive intending to buy a thoughtful gift for a close friend and leave armed with goodies for yourself. Everything is made by small-batch artisans from across the continent, giving it the feel of a brick-and-mortar Etsy outpost, but curated. A RED Paper Boutique card reads, “Thank you for putting up with my shit.” And just when you were about to give up on greeting cards. The all-organic, lightly scented candles by Brooklyn Candle Studio will transport you somewhere else entirely with each sniff. They rotate with the seasons, but if you can get your hands on the Fern + Moss, do it. It’s that loamy smell that follows a May shower. I bought it fully intending to give it to my mom. (Mom, if homeandtablemagazine.com | SPRING 2017