Sunday, February 27, 2011

Home again

Arriving home after one week is a pleasure, settling in with all the goods from Vermont...
Sitting down this morning to a cozy breakfast was a delight. We recalled the last days, discussed the progress the children have made during the last weeks skiing, the wonderful time we had in our clearly most beloved home away from home: Vermont!

There is maple smoked cheddar cheese and goat cheese from Cabot, maple syrup and a delicious blended honey maple spread, dill pickles from a local farmer in Eden and plum preserve from Grafton,VT!

We enjoy the local made foods and appreciate the pride people have in their home made goods. The Vermonters are special in this indeed. We felt they are incredibly self-reliant, from dairy products to baked goods, meets and sausages, wool and felt products, they have kitchen gardens and everywhere you can find hand made things, tastefully done. The land is well cared for and even in the depth of winter one can feel the love for the land and homes.
One of the beautiful crafts next to furniture making is glass blowing and in many small places you can find a glass blower with his wonderful ware. The most well known of course is Simon Pierce, but there are many more.

This time we brought home a gorgeous glass vase, created by the lovely woman Toby at Hot Glass Works in Jamaica, VT.

She and her husband have been there for over 30 years, hand blowing the most colorful glass. I found her shop purely coincidental while visiting Jamaica, VT. I admired her stained glass windows, small oil lamps and vases of all shapes and sizes.

Blue glass, dipped in silver!

It is wonderful to be home! There is sunshine outside and the temperatures are mild: 46 degrees , we checked, Vermont is still only 26 degrees!!! I promise to catch up with all of you, miss your posts!

Tonight is Oscar Night! Are you going to watch it?
Hope your Sunday is wonderful!


All images by V.Zlotkowski.


  1. We woke up to snow this morning...and skiied today. Now we are settling back at home with a fire in the fire-place and preparing a Sunday Supper
    to enjoy the last few moments of vacation and the Oscars!
    Let's plan to walk or have tea!!

  2. i'm glad you had a good time in vermont. i stepped off the bus here to visit my sister almost 40 years ago and never left. i have been making furniture for 30 of those years and involved with the crafts community the entire time. vermonters do, as you say, have a special pride in where they live and what they produce. it's very cool that you found hank and toby as they are some of the originals, going back to the 70's. the bennington museum had a very successful show last summer called 'state of craft .. 50 years of craft in vermont' it was exceptional ... 85 artists, 125 objects. i hope you continue to enjoy visiting our state and stop in next time you're in town ... best, dan mosheim, dorset custom furniture

  3. My dear, what a lovely breakfast table! You do begin your morning with a style. We have been blessed with a spring like sunshine for two days in here. I haven't seen the Oscars but my female colleagues said that they were mad about Celine Dion's long sleeves gorgeous white outfit!

  4. Dear Victoria,
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blogpost of today!! I really wished I could help you with the paneling for your home! It would be so great!! If you ever have any questions, please contact me!
    I am glad to hear you have had an excellent time in Vermont!!
    Oh and I love your kitchen style!! So charming!!

  5. Patricia: It's nice to be home, right? See you soon!
    Dan: Thank you for your kind comment! I love Vermont and will be back this summer!!!
    ASD: Sweet friend! Thank you! It's a Sunday morning table, but we try to have a beautiful table every day! Its the beginning of a new day!
    Greet: Thank you! You have no idea how much I enjoy reading your blog! Your Belgian Pearls are not lost on me! : )

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    I'm new with blog spot. I really have enjoyed looking at your pictures.I see your passion for sure. I will have fun following you in the future.
    Thank you,
    Anita Spero

  7. Lovely flower as your table centerpiece. Nice home too.

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