mud season

Our Feet Are in Winter, Our Heads Are in Spring

Next to fiery Fall, mud season is Vermont’s most famous time of year. Famous, that is, for muddy footprints being tracked into the house, cars encrusted with salt and dirt, and sudden snow squalls. It’s Vermont’s fifth season (sixth, if you include stick season, but that’s another story). It seems odd to commemorate what seems… more

storekeeper's favorites

Storekeeper Favorite Foods, Just in Time for Spring!

With the change of seasons comes the welcome prospect of getting together with family and friends. There are so many delicious and tempting treats in our store; it can be hard to know what to try or where to start. So, when we’re looking for something tasty to share and serve at our next gathering,… more

Maple Baked Beans

Town Meeting Day Maple Baked Beans

Today is Vermont’s annual Town Meeting Day, where tradition is for each town to hold a public meeting for neighbors to gather and discuss and vote on issues of importance to the community. Over the years, Town Meetings have evolved to accommodate changing lifestyles, but the purpose remains the same. The meeting can be a… more

Entryway with storage bench and coat rack

4 Easy Home Organization Hacks

Controlling Clutter & Organizing Your Home When we’re suffering from the mid-winter doldrums, the urge often strikes to clean up and clear out all of our “junk.”  Junk might qualify as boots, hats and mittens that never seem to find a home; dog toys that Fido carries from room to room; toiletries that clog up… more

family wearing peanuts snow fun pjs

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Family Pajamas!

Create Memories with Family Pajamas! Open a family photo album from times gone by and you’re bound to find photos of the children wearing matching Christmas pajamas. The PJs were often the first gift they could open on Christmas Eve. The kids were delighted to open a present, and Moms rationalized the indulgence as being… more

Christmas in Weston 2018

Christmas in Weston: Restore Your Spirit at Old Fashioned

More than boxes and bows… Amid the search to find the perfect holiday gifts, it’s easy to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas. We secretly hope that each perfectly wrapped present will contain the spirit of the season. We try to capture the wonder and delight of children, the sense of community in… more

Cheddar Popover

Cheddar Popovers: Impress Your Guests

Although seen traditionally as an accompaniment for roast beef, popovers are a versatile alternative to breads and rolls at mealtime and they’re easy to make. When you’re pinched for time putting together Thanksgiving dinner, let popovers be your secret weapon. Mix up a batch quickly and put them in the oven, which will give you… more

Royalton Fair by Cecil C. Bell

Understanding an Earlier Vermont Through Artists’ Works

The cover of this month’s catalog is from one of my favorite paintings, Royalton Fair, by Cecil C. Bell. Painted around 1961, it depicts a community gathering on a summer evening to enjoy the traveling carnival. A local band played in the bandstand all evening, there were games and contests, and a few enterprising souls… more