I'm used to New Hampshire's brick mill buildings and was wonderfully surprised to see all of the beautiful old granite block mills still standing and being put to other uses now. I love seeing some of the neat details when you get close to them.
There are these beautiful iron rounds across the width of every floors - I'm assuming they are used to hold the walls upright and parallel?
I've always been fascinated seeing how previous generations mend things and often find them miniature works of art. This piece of screening was mended with wire that was much larger than the original metal fabric.
When I arrived at my destination, I was totally surprised at what I found inside this industrial old mill building.
Go up the stairs and turn left .....
And you find a very comprehensive bead shop staffed by the most delightful and helpful people.
.....and lots and lots and lots of beads.
Every bead shop should have a classroom that is big enough to dance in.
What a pampered, delightful experience for a visiting instructor. I do know that I hope they invite me back next year.
If you are ever in that neck of the woods, be sure to stop in as I know you'd enjoy visiting this shop or attending workshops there. Oh, and did I mention "sparklies"? There are crystals everywhere - in all of their glorious colors, sizes and shapes!