Every Transaction is Chance to Make a Friend

Every Transaction is Chance to Make a Friend

Sometimes, despite our best efforts to show and describe a product accurately, it just isn’t what you were looking for. But that’s not a loss, it’s an opportunity to do business the friendly way we want. Here’s a letter we received a while back.   We may not “get it right” every time, but we’ll… more

Happy Birthday to Our Favorite Store And Our Favorite Storekeeper

Happy Birthday to Our Favorite Store And Our Favorite Storekeeper

This year we celebrate two important milestones. Seventy years ago, our grandparents Vrest and Mildred produced a modest, homemade catalog, printed in the garage, assembled at the dining table, and mailed to their Christmas card list. We are now in our third generation of family ownership, serving customers in every state and throughout the world,… more

Vermont Country Store volunteers support strong communities

What’s Our Secret to Successful Volunteering in Vermont?

Today is National Volunteer Day, a time to shine a light on the important work that over 62 million people across the country do for others. Almost 35% of Vermonters volunteer, according to the National Corporation for Volunteering in America, which puts us sixth on the list of 50 states. In Vermont, volunteering was born… more

Easy, Breezy Muumuus

Easy, Breezy Muumuus

One Dress, Endless Possibilities By: Theresa Darling Though at first appearance you may think it’s simply a lounge-about housedress, take another look! Sure, it pops easily over your head, flows generously over every curve, and flatters your figure like we all hope our favorite jeans do. But please, don’t underestimate the muumuu’s stylish versatility; there’s… more

M. MAC Designs for Women: Creativity, Comfort and Quality

M. MAC Designs for Women: Creativity, Comfort and Quality

An Interview with Dyanne McGrath, M. MAC Founder I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Dyanne McGrath, the founder and creative fashion genius behind the M. MAC line of comfortable clothing for women. She and her husband Ed started their small, family-owned and operated business in 1991, in California, where they are still located… more

Donnel Barnum:  Our Artist Answers 5 Questions

Donnel Barnum: Our Artist Answers 5 Questions

Meet Donnel Barnum, The Vermont Country Store Illustrator At The Vermont Country Store, we’re fortunate to have talented folks on whom we rely to bring great color and creativity to our catalog, website and beyond. Donnel Barnum is one of these very special people. An employee since 1986, she’s always there with a ready smile… more