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WA's Harmonious Garden

WA's Harmonious Garden

As you stroll down the busy and often very colorful Commercial Street in the center of Provincetown, MA, you might hear the tinkle of Japanese wind chimes if you listen very closely.  And if you (like us!) follow the enchanting sound, you’ll find yourself walking down a narrow alley lined with potted apple espaliers and cattails and into the most serene and lovely garden belonging to WA.

Japanese Lantern in WA's Garden

Japanese Lantern in WA's Garden

We stumbled upon WA during our week on the Cape and couldn’t help but be drawn into it’s peaceful world.  WA means “harmony” in Japanese and that is exactly the feeling you get when you step into this beautiful store filled with a broad range of home accessories from different cultures and styles.  Tom Rogers created this haven of Asian design in 1996 after a ten-year career as a floral designer in Boston, and his artful approach is seen in his natural, harmonious displays of carefully edited merchandise.

Butterflies, Beetles and Beautiful Objects

Butterflies, Beetles and Beautiful Objects

We were delighted to see framed beetles and butterflies by our friend Christopher Marley (of Pheromone), luxury scents by Esteban Paris and table settings by Chilewich layered among the antique furniture and art sourced by Tom from China, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia.

Green Tea Collection by Esteban Paris

Green Tea Collection by Esteban Paris

Of course, all the kids wanted to do was to run their fingers through the flowing wall fountains – be warned, this is definitely one of those stores where you’ll be saying “Don’t touch!” every minute or two!  Better yet, explore this store without the kids and emerge relaxed, recharged and revitalized… and hopefully, having bought a little harmony for your home.

Blue Slate and Copper Wall Fountains

Blue Slate and Copper Wall Fountains

Antique Statues and Vase on Ornamental Chest

Antique Statues and Vase on Ornamental Chest

For more information about WA, the store and the garden, please visit their website and read Tom’s blog – The WA Journal.

Photos by yours truly

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4 Comments

  • Reply pve August 6, 2010 at 7:06 am

    A true test of finding harmony for me would be visiting that zenful spot with my children.
    I love how children want to touch everything, especially water.
    Love the color of those orange doors.
    pve

  • Reply pretty pink tulips August 6, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Love the harmony of the zen garden. Having just returned from my friday yoga class…I’m still feeling a little zen! xo Elizabeth

  • Reply The Zhush August 6, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Woe to the WA…I love shops like this! What a fun discovery!

  • Reply Diana August 6, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    I love stumbling upon such unique things!! Have a fabulous weekend 🙂

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