Sunday, December 18, 2016

Beautiful Vermont Pink Saturday


The view from my friends' house in Stowe

This Pink Saturday we're going to leave New York and go to another picture perfect holiday setting, Vermont. I had the wonderful fortune to visit my dear college friend K. and family in Stowe, Vermont. My last post shared my flight delay in the airport in Burlington on my return trip. Fortunately it was a short delay and I was home that evening. The last few days have been more hectic than I anticipated. I realize that every year this week is busy, very busy. It's been happy busy, but there are packages to wrap and mail, and cards to write. My dining room table is covered with cards, wrapping and all the accoutrements of the season -- tape, tags and ribbon.  

The Community Church in the center of Stowe.
The town is lovely and picture perfect.  It was a great visit and I loved exploring "downtown" Stowe. I did a little gift shopping, made a visit to the library, and sampled fabulous coffee.
 
I fell in love with The Country Store on Main and stopped there both days I was exploring Stowe. I picked up several gifts for events in January and wish I could just move in to this lovely and cheerful place. I don't need one more dish, but there were a few serving pieces that are still calling my name.  

I especially enjoyed my visit to the Library and the Festival of the Trees. This is the Library's own creation for the Festival and the ornaments are made from pages of books. The Helen Day Art Center on the second floor of the library building is a wonderful gallery. If I had an inch of wall space left in my apartment I know I would have purchased several pieces.

 
This beautiful house graces Main Street. The decorations are so simple, but so lovely. I love the bright lights of New York and the glitter and glow, but I also love the greenery and red ribbons of New England. And yes, the sky was really so beautifully blue.

 One task I didn't get to was choosing the name of the winner for the "Winter Sky" giveaway. I am remiss, but I will get to it tomorrow and post it with a few more Vermont pictures.

As ever, thanks so much for visiting. Take good care and enjoy the ribbons, the wrapping and time with those you love.
 

8 comments:

Mildred said...

Good Morning, What lovely photos you have shared. So happy you enjoyed your visit!

Wandering Wren said...

The decorations are gorgeous I agree, made extra special with a touch of snow!
Wren x

Denise said...

Your post reminded me that many years ago I ordered stuff from the Vermont Country Store. I got their catalog in the mail. They are now online. I'll have to check them out again. Have a great holiday season.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

New England is at its best at Christmas time. You have taken some lovely pictures.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so picturesque! Your photos all look like they could be Christmas cards! Enjoy your week! Holiday hugs, Diane

Susie said...

Buttercup, Such pretty homes and decorations. I love see the trees . I will forever love churches with the white spires. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Donna said...

I love traveling vicariously through you dear Carol. Your photographs are a treat for my eyes, and an inspiration to me for ideas to create some beauty around me. Happy sigh.

TARYTERRE said...

VERMONT is made for picture taking. BEAUTIFUL there.