Vermont Country Store Christmas Catalog

Celebrating Community and Christmas in Vermont

United in the Spirit of Giving Nestled between Landgrove to the north and Bromley Mountain to the south, the village of Peru, Vermont, has a population of 363 and one small, lovely Congregational church. Inside the church is a hand-painted mural of local meadows and rolling hills in shades of verdant summer green. It brings… more

illustration of the Vermont Country Store in fall

Lost and Found Apples

How many kinds of apples are there? If you’re like most people, you can think of a half-dozen or so: Gala, Granny Smith, McIntosh, Red Delicious…you know, the ones you see in the grocery store. You might even guess that there are a few dozen more varieties that you don’t see that often. Not even… more

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Back When a 5-Cent Styrofoam Ball Was Priceless

Among the treasured Christmas ornaments that come out of the box each year are some real antiques: blown-glass teardrops from the turn of the century, Victorian-style glass icicles, and lithographed tin ornaments depicting Santa and his reindeer. Some are so delicate, it’s a miracle they remain intact! But for most of us, the greater treasures… more

5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Clean and Tidy

5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Clean and Tidy

Looking to keep your home in tip-top shape? If you’re like us, you’re always looking for ideas to keep your home neat, tidy and comfortable and easy ways to clean up the messes that inevitably happen…every day! We checked our shelves and found five great products that made a big difference in how clean and… more

First 2018 Christmas Catalog Cover

Christmastime is Letter-Writing Time

Christmas Is Letter Writing Time Of all the many, many reasons to love Christmas, here’s one that’s often overlooked: it’s the time of year for writing letters. We love to send real letters—written on proper stationery and sent through the post—and we love to receive them, too! But in these busy days it’s hard to… more

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Easy-to-Make Cookies Inspired by Fall

Leaves are falling and so are we…for these delicious fall inspired treats! When fall settles in, the air in Vermont takes on a crispness that’s felt even on the warmest days. When the sun is shining in brilliant blue skies, and the trees are heavy with apples and fire bright leaves, that crispness feels just… more

4 Ways to Get Creative with Curtains

4 Ways to Get Creative with Curtains

  Creative Ways to Hang Curtains There are very few pieces of home decor that can make such an impact on a room as curtains. Whether a light and airy sheer curtain, or something heavier and patterned, the window treatments you hang in your home have a way of defining your space. But curtains don’t… more

Max Factor Pan Stik: Perfect for Ageless Beauty

Max Factor Pan Stik: Perfect for Ageless Beauty

What’s Our Favorite Long-Lasting Foundation for Mature Skin? As we get older, we have found that our skin needs have changed and the skin care products that worked for us in our 30s and 40s aren’t the best solutions for our skin now. Menopause, hormonal changes, and slowed oil production can dry out the skin… more

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Casual Summer Outfit Inspiration

The secret to great style is to feel good in what you wear. Having a few go-to casual summer outfits can make staying cool and looking stylish in the hottest months a breeze. Here are some quick tips for your next summer outing: Lighten up! Lightweight fabrics that let air flow easily are perfect for… more

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5 Reasons We Love Vermont

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” Albert Einstein There’s something comforting about Vermont’s rolling mountains huddled around you wherever you go. Ask Vermonters and they’ll tell you, leaving Vermont for flatter spaces is disconcerting. While there is beauty in sunny coastlines and wide open plains, most would tell you when… more