Meet the Larkies! they ARE truly amazing!

Suzie Woodward, Owner

Suzie Woodward, Owner

Suzie Woodward, Owner

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Mixed Media, Assemblage Art.    

I knew that opening a shop would change and challenge me...but I didn't know it would take my heart by surprise.  I knew that it would re-order my life and some of my priorities, what I didn't know is that it would re-order my soul.  I thought I would be selling gifts, clothing and jewelry, but truly, every single day I am impacted by the stories and lives of the ones who walk through my door.  Thank you for sharing your lives with me!  I am grateful. 

Jean Wood

Suzie Woodward, Owner

Suzie Woodward, Owner

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Ephemera, Paper Art.  

Way beyond laws calls a dance, roaring by coves high in my mind. I am merely trying to be part of that dance.
(So that is the artistic answer, the truth is I do what I do because it is a good excuse to get out of housework!)   The truth is if you’ve visited Jean’s corner, you know.  She is the whimsy and joy you see in unexpected places all around Lark.  

MaryAnne DeLorenzo

Suzie Woodward, Owner

MaryAnne DeLorenzo

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Stained Glass and Jewelry. 

I love the "work" I do with stained glass and jewelry design.  I truly believe that "life is not a dress rehearsal."  We only go this way once and my goal is to make it as fun, happy and pleasurable as possible.  It's a lark!  MaryAnne is the designer of some of our beautiful and most loved jewelry purchases at Lark!  

Lee Foster

Cathie Johnston

MaryAnne DeLorenzo

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Lee has been working in retail for many years.  She has  found that she enjoys the small shop, family feel of Lark!  She is the best ever personal assistant when you‘re shopping.  You can find her other days, but Monday is HER day.  Monday’s have never felt so good.

Cathie Johnston

Cathie Johnston

Cathie Johnston

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If you’ve met Cathie on a visit to Lark, you’ve just made a new friend.  She will instantly make you feel at ease and you will be the most important person in the room.  She says..”I don’t work at Lark, I play.  I love surrounding myself with beautiful things and meeting wonderful people.”  

Rachel Carlson

Cathie Johnston

Cathie Johnston

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Rachel has worked in retail In the past, but she is also an AMAZING artist.  She has taken us by surprise with her wonderful ways and hard work!  look at that smile! She is a big part of why we have SHOPPING online!  

Amy Barbato

Amy Barbato

Amy Barbato

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If you’ve ever popped in on a day when Amy is busy merchandising the clothing she also helps us at buying, you were instantly “taken” with her sweet way of helping, suggesting and her love and knowledge of fashion.  She’s been a “shopper till you dropper” and learned everything she knows at her mama’s knee.  

Lark Story

Once upon a time, and not so far away, her creativity breathed a huge sigh of relief.

 

Owner, Suzie Woodward first opened her shop in April of 2014, after feeling frustrated and cramped creatively.  With the help of wonderful friends who also double as staff and the unending support of her husband, Ron, she is grateful every single day for the friends she meets across her counter and the wonderful spirited adventure of Lark!   

Nestled in the heart of the enchanting village of historic Chester, Lark is a charming shop with an ever-changing, wide variety of beautiful gifts, accessories and clothing for her. Unique items gathered in a way that brings a truly exceptional shopping experience. Suzie has “collected” artists, not only because they make beautiful things, but because they have beautiful stories and amazing spirits.   

Whatever you're looking for – We will focus on you - your interests, your style, your budget.   And most importantly, If you're a giver and looking for a unique gift, welcome to Lark in Chester!    ​Shop local.  Shop hand-made. Shop Lark.