The Mill…

Ahhhh… Vermont. Picturesque, serene, and full of surprises. I recently took a trip back east and visited a few New England states along the way. My last stop was Simon Pearce / The Mill in Quechee, Vermont. What a beautiful place to spend a lazy afternoon… Had lunch at their flagship restaurant overlooking the Ottauquechee River (which provides hydroelectric power to the entire structure by the way!) and took my good 'ole time exploring The Mill, inside and out. The retail store is chock full of eye candy of course… pottery, glassware, dinnerware, lighting, home accents, you name it. Somehow there is an authenticity to the decor that I truly love. Nothing is overly propped, just simple presentations. Down the stairs is where you will experience, at first hand, glassblowers making wine glasses, carafes, and even ornaments. It's amazing (actually mesmerizing) to watch them perfect every single curve with such swiftness. The pottery workshop is right next door and what made me smile was seeing a group of kids standing there, intensely and quietly watching the potter at work. It really is a place for inspiration, whether for the young or the young at heart. Here are a few snapshots from my camera phone that I want to share with you. I do love that glass pendant lamp!

{ camera phone images by peggy wong }

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