It’s here! Our entire little town is covered in a white fluffy blanket of snow, and the townsfolk couldn’t be merrier!! This time of year is so magical in Stowe. I’d say 90% of our businesses in town are decorated with lights, yes 90%! Do you know we don’t have any chains in Stowe? Okay, we have a Subway (inside a gas station) and a Dunkin’ Donuts (inside another gas station), and that is it. The McDonald’s went out of business when my husband was in high school - so that was a verrrry long time ago…lol. So the whole “shop small Saturday” really is a big deal for us - because every single store in town is owned by a small business owner!
We went to a party up at the Mountain tonight, and up there as well - magic. Purely magical. The skating rink, the lights, the trees, and let’s not forget the slopes. I love it. I love the ambiance of the Mountain. Which reminds me, since my last blog post, I’ve taken up skiing!! I mean, I live in a ski town (have been here 15 years now) and never skied before in my life. I might as well take advantage of where I live and these loooong winters, right!? I’m also learning so I’m able to go to the mountain with my family and all go skiing together. My husband is a hockey player thru and thru and usually wants nothing to do with skiing, but he’s happy we can all ski together as well. I don’t skate either (I was meant to live in the south), so I’m always sitting on the bench watching my family have fun on the ice. SO happy to be skiing now, and LOVING it AND looking so forward to being up there as a family!
We have some exciting new things in the store this week - Thornback & Peel which is a company based in the UK, and we’re 1 of only 7 stores in North America to carry them! They have beautiful bird patterns, chicken patterns and more, of oven mitts, tea towels, aprons and more. You’ll have to check them out. https://www.countrystorevt.com/inthekitchen/tea-towels
For those of you that follow along on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/countrystoreonmain/) stay tuned for another giveaway we’re doing soon! Will be announced this week!