PLAINFIELD, NJ - Swain Galleries, located in the heart of Plainfield, is fully stocked with new and exciting gift items just in time for Mother's Day, end of the school year's Teacher Appreciation Day, and Graduation, too.

On a recent visit, I found the most magical gift, a miniature display of a garden shed, complete with tools and gardening accessories made from tissue and clay.  Housed in an acrylic cube box, and created by artisan, Ellie Falco from Morris Plains, NJ, it's the perfect present for the garden lover in your life. The miniatures vary in themes, size and detail, and start at $60.  They are adorned with festive bows ready for gift-giving.

Among the other offerings are a wide assortment of beaded wallets and colorful whimsical thread necklaces made by local stay-at-home moms in Pennsylvania.

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Swain Galleries is worth a visit.  While you are there, enjoy a cup of coffee and browse the upper floors where many artists’ originals are displayed.  Be sure to speak to owner, Ann Swain, to learn more about the wide variety of original artwork; her family has presided over New Jersey’s oldest privately owned art establishment for four generations.

Swain Galleries is located at 703 Watchung Avenue at East 7th Street in Plainfield. For more information, call 908-756-1707, visit their website at or find them on Facebook.