Monday, November 24, 2008

THE GOOD LIFE

Antler light fixture {deer shed their horns naturally}
Painting & Photography: Glenn Suokko Gallery - 23 Elm Street - Woodstock


I had the pleasure of going to Vermont over the weekend, we stayed at my parent's cabin located fifteen minutes outside of Woodstock. Vermont is so beautiful, I can feel my stress level drop as soon as we cross the state line. If you ever have the opportunity to travel to this lush, green farm country, please do, you'll love it.


I love a great farmer's market, this is one of the best I've ever been to.. They have a wide selection of organic produce, specialty and homemade items.. Woodstock Farmer's market is now delivering baked goods, cheeses, gift boxes and local products around the country. For details click here.

A beautiful handmade wreath for sale, I may have to purchase one for my front door.

Wreath: On the Edge Farm

The historic village of Woodstock


The main steet is lined with an array of boutiques. It was too cold out to do much shopping.

I love the perfect proportions of historic architecture.



The Beautiful Woodstock Inn


The Inn has recently opened it's newly renovated dining room and bar. The firm responsible for the transformation was Asfour Guzy Architects, NYC.

I found the clean, warm design of the Red Rooster bar and restaurant to be quite welcoming. The new renovation is a refreshing contrast to the historical inn.

The use of limed oak, glass and a mix of modern light fixtures, creates an interesting dialogue with the honed marble bar top and antique furniture, situated along the wall. The dimly lit bar provides a wonderful transition space from the dark, cozy inn to the sun filled dining room. I didn't have the opportunity to try the food, but plan to on my next visit.

View from the inn's reception desk


Bar

Limed oak walls + honed marble bar



The restaurant is bright and airy, hence the dark photo. Centerally located is a calming, water feature.


Restaurant



Decorative Garden accessories {these would all work beatifully indoors}


I did make a point to pop into Wigren-Barlow Antiques; the owner was lovely. He and is wife travel the country seeking out antique and vintage decorative objects, which includes lighting, mirrors, furniture and garden accessories.


I love when found objects are converted into lamps, above, is a part of a vintage light fixture from the city of Detroit. Below, are a pair of lamps crafted from a barn - air vent. {I would switch the shades}



3 comments:

R.J. Gilmour said...

So pretty...
Wasn't Woodstock the town used as a stand-in for smalltown America in The Valley of the Dolls?

SHELTER said...

Let me look into that!! I read that book years ago..

Like Doogie said...

Woodstock is my favorite Vermont town. It is just so perfect, like Pleasantville come to life.

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