From the weather to a new store, some info to help you shop this weekend.
1) Weather Shopping Watch — National Weather Service forecasters are predicting a bright and crisp weekend. Friday through Sunday will move from partly sunny to mostly sunny to just plain sunny. The high temps will be in the 40s. 2) Gift Watch — Handmade items will be for sale Saturday at Swampscott High School from 10 am to 2 pm at the holiday craft and gift fair. 3) Bookstore Watch — Like buying books for holiday gifts? Well, you have a local store to shop. Spirit of 76² recently opened its doors at the Swampscott Mall. 4) Coffee Watch — Allo Allo Cafe on Humphrey Street is a bright, clean and relaxing coffee shop with comfortable cushions and good coffee. 5) Clock Watch: If you want to buy a quality and attractive timepiece with a …
Clock appeal in our digital age.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Terry Date
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
It’s 3:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 6. Longtime clock and watch shop owner George Phillips stands behind his glass-topped counter and says people tell him a clock’s ticking soothes. The 330 Essex St. shop is wall-to-wall clocks. Carved grandfathers, gilded mantle pieces and gleaming ship’s bell clocks keep time with the hanging banjos. It’s bright and quiet in here at Phillips' Clock Shop but for the ticking and staggered chimes. An occasional cuckoo pokes his head from a carved forest of dark wood to sing. A Christmas tree’s white lights glimmer in the store-front window. A green wreath hangs above a comfortable couch. George Phillips isn’t especially punctual but he likes the idea of traveling in time. If he could, he knows what he would do…