I noticed a couple of these decorated pianos in downtown Stratford - this one was located out front of MacLeod's Scottish Shop. A unique tourist attraction. Take a look at this website to see other places around the world that have added pianos to their streets: http://streetpianos.com/stratford2012/
Found these cute own page markers at H. H. Delea & Company - they have a great selection of cards, calendars, gift wrap etc.
How could I not buy these quirky hand-knit owl slippers?!?!? The store had a wide selection of locally made items. Here is a link to a description of the store and what it sells: https://www.visitstratford.ca/member/Treasures
Amazing store with a ton of unique and kitschy items. Here is the link to their website:
I bought this owl key chain at Small-Mart - if you press a button on the back, the eyes light up blue and the owl makes a screeching noise. Couldn't resist!!
I bought this owl at Watson's Chelsea Bazaar - this is a lovely gift shop with a huge selection of dishes, household décor and a lower level with kitchen utensils! Here is a link to their website:
I added another item to my owl collection by purchasing this pin at MacLeods Scottish Shop - the clerk was rather handsome in his kilt and I think he was glad that the humidity had broken. Here is the link to their website: https://scottishshop.com/
This Christmas decoration owl was purchased a little shop tucked away on York Street - this street had a number of shops that I have never visited. The shop is called Symphony in Brass - there were a lot of unique items in this shop and they had a number of owl items but I did show a small bit of restraint and only bought one owl from this shop. Here is a link in TripAdvisor:
Right next door to Symphony in Brass is a shop called Emerald Muse - quite eclectic with incense, Buddhas, crystals, and palm readings by appointment. Here is the link to the shop's website:
I made a quick stop at Fundamentals Books and Toys - this is a great store with the best toys & books and very friendly staff. I am suffering through a self-imposed ban on buying books for the month of July so I bought a puzzle of a Book Shop instead. Here is the link to their website:
After all of that shopping, I had to take a lunch break and went to Boomers which has appeared on You Gotta Eat Here! It is a very small place with a community eating table and delicious burgers. I had a turkey burger and sweet potato fries - so yummy! I can understand why John Catucci praised this place. Worth another visit if I'm in the area.
What visit to Stratford is not complete without a visit to Rheo Thompson Candies? I thought it best to have lunch before I visited so I wasn't tempted to buy out the place.
Here is a link to their website: https://www.rheothompson.com/
I didn't know there was an orange flavored smoothie so I must give it a try. I like the dark chocolate mint but the original is still my favorite.
I drove along Lakeside Drive on my way to the Antique Warehouse - the swans were close to walkway so I was able to get some photos. So graceful!
My final stop on my visit to Stratford was the antique warehouse. This place always has a great selection of interesting treasures so, of course, I was able to pick up a couple of owls to add to my collection.