Interior Decorating by Elaine Burns

Columbus Day in VT

Last weekend my family and I took a retreat up north to Southern Vermont - a time for us to get together (it had been months!), unwind, and unplug.
We stayed in a cozy colonial farm house, a rental through the Landmark Trust: a half an hour from the closest general store (and fantastic wine and cheese shop) & an hour away from any cell service.

We stocked up on our favorite Vermont food provisions - raw honey, maple syrup, cider, cheeses, BACON…. and enjoyed the picturesque fall foliage on hikes up Mt. Greylock & Black Mountain.

There was time for a few days trips...the first to Brattleboro. If you visit, be sure to make stops at the food co-op, Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters, and vintage shop Twice Upon a Time.
We also made it out to Mass MOCA. Located in a converted cloth printing factory / an electric company warehouse, the place is HUGE. It felt like we were in a fun house, each corner taking us to a new, expansive space. There was an especially moving exhibit, Eclipse, that visually depicted the extinction of the passenger pigeon at the turn of the century - highly recommend checking it out.

I was able to snap lots of pretty shots. Looking through them already has me nostalgic to go back.