Yesterday William and I took a trip down to the Vermont Country Store just to check it out. I had heard wonderful things about it through my reenacting group because they’re the only store in the country to carry Tangee lipstick, and other hard to find vintage brands. Let me tell you, it was so worth the drive!
This Old Time-y general store consists of multiple buildings and is jam packed with amazing antiques and memorabilia from past decades. They sell modern things like clothes, kitchen utensils, bedding, bath items, toys, etc… but the atmosphere is truly unique and makes me want to live there! (I mean, they have everything I would need to survive including enough penny candy to sustain me until next winter. I don’t see why I can’t just stay. Lucille and I don’t take up much room!)
They even have a mini museum of scales inside the store! How cool is that?! Sadly, none of the vintage items are actually for sale.
By the time we got lost in the store, found, then lost, then found again, we had missed Mildred’s Dairy Bar and Restaurant by 8 minutes! We really should have planned that one better. Oh well. It gives us an excuse to drive down again in the summer and take full advantage of all the dairy we can stomach while hiking with Lucille on the little picnic area foot path. Sounds like a plan!
I easily could have bought one of everything in the store, but managed to restrain myself and walk out with just my Tangee Lipstick and some old fashioned ginger candies in a fancy little tin. I LOVE ginger candy!
Before anyone flips out, no I did not cut my hair. The beauty of wearing wigs is I can have short hair in 30 seconds any day I feel like having it
I think everything I’m wearing is vintage (besides my boots and socks) including a cotton slip that’s barely peeking out. I couldn’t figure out why anyone would need or want a cotton slip until I put it on with this rayon dress and discovered it doesn’t stick or cling. Duh, me! I’m so used to wearing cotton on the outside and a slippery slip under it so it felt strange to wear the opposite!
Boots and socks have been my go-to footwear of choice lately. They’re just so easy! And practical I might add.
So, yeah! Two thumbs up for The Vermont Country Store!!!
How was your weekend?