03 October 2010

Simon Pearce

During a beautiful Fall weekend, I had the opportunity to visit Simon Pearce in Quechee, Vermont.  Their quality and craftsmanship is impressive and it was a treat to experience in person.
Immediately upon arriving we put our name in for lunch, I've read great things about the restaurant and knew it would be busy on such a lovely Saturday.  We then proceeded downstairs to the glassblowing area.
This gentleman is a Master Glassblower and I believe he said he'd been working in this craft for 14 years.  They were making wineglasses.  My youngest daughter was especially fascinated.
Samples of what was made that day along with the mixture used to make the glass.
The exterior view of the restaurant.
Each table is set with their own glassware, utensils and pottery.
It was busy but so worth the 40 minute wait--everything was excellent.
Our sweet finish.
After lunch we visited the Master Potter.  He was making pitchers and it was amazing how quickly and perfectly each one was created.
The store is large and full of so many tempting items.  In addition to pottery, glassware and utensils they carry decorative elements, napkins, hammered copper and sterling items and much more--it's difficult to make a choice!  The tabletops are gorgeous.
Simon Pearce is worth the visit!

1 comment:

Lucy T. said...

Looks lovely! Now I want to go.