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Discover Treasures at Bridget's and Olde Thyme Shoppe

The Friday Patch Passport shows you where you can find trinkets in your town. Get out and explore the unique local shops and all they have to offer.

No journey is complete without scouring the local stores for unique trinkets or picking up a gift or two for friends and family. Today, get out and explore the unique local stores and all they have to offer. See what treasures you can discover.

Our first stop is , a Norton staple founded in 1983, located at 370 Old Colony Road.

Olde Thyme Shoppe is a Victorian-style gift shop and greenhouse that harkens back to the era that inspires it. Period-specific music plays as customers browse though the shop, jam-packed with all things Victorian, including dresses, china and tea sets, aromatherapy products, hand bags, wedding gifts, gift baskets and household goods. Outside, the cottage greenhouse is filled with lush flowers and plants. Seasonal flowers and customized gift baskets are their most popular items.

Olde Thyme Shoppe is a Norton shopping experience not to be missed. 

Hours to this trevor trove are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4:30 p.m.

, a specialty retailer, opened its doors at 88 W. Main St., Norton, on the weekend of April 22 after a month of preparation.

Previously in Walpole since 1987, owners Bridget Daly and Lorraine Ryan, originally from Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland, chose to make Norton the new home for this 24 year-old New England establishment after their lease expired.

The store features popular products and craftsmanship from Ireland. The shelves are fully stocked with Irish handknit sweaters, tweed caps, kilts, glittering Celtic jewelry, Irish dance shoes, popular Irish foods and CDs by the most popular and talented Irish artists. The walls are lined with photography, posters, Irish blessing and inspirational prints.

Bridget's An Irish Tradition is thrilled to be a part of the Norton business and cultural community, and wishes a hearty Cead Mile Failte, One Hundred Thousand Welcomes, to all. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment. For more information call 508-285-9700.

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