albany, New York
May 16, 2004
First up for me is always artsy jewelry stores. This summer I was dismayed to find my all time favorite store had gone out of business but I found two great substitutes. The Stowe Craft Gallery and Vermont Heritage Gifts and Crafts had a very nice selection of jewelry as well as other unusual gifts. Make sure you look at the wonderful kaleidoscopes and outdoor sculptures. Very unusual and very tempting. Yes, I did add to my collection of jewelry with a matching onyx bracelet to match my other onyx jewelry. Both stores are at the corner of 108 and 100 so they are right in the village. And as soon as you are finished shopping, walk across the street to the covered bridge! Click here for the webpage for Stowe Craft Gallery .
Next up is a stop at the Christmas Loft. I try to find a Stowe related Christmas ornament each time I visit the area. Each one is different and is a nice memory of my vacation week. I also look at the great display of Heritage Village and many times add to my collection!
Right across the street from Christmas Loft is the area called Red Barn shops. I received a wonderful basket of wines, chocolates, and other treats from the Mountain Cheese and Wine shop. I believe they deliver and the baskets make wonderful gifts. Samara’s Card and gift shop has the most unusual children toys and clothes and again, you can find wonderful gifts for birthdays! Even their website is a joy: Click here for their webpage.
After visiting those stores, it is just across the parking lot to the 108 West Shops. Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens have beautiful placemats, every kitchen gizmo that exists, candles, etc. Another wonderful shop. Visiting their web site will give you a small sample of some of the items found in the store: Click here for the webpage.
In addition, many of the resorts, such as Trapp Family Lodge have gift shops that are fun to browse. I have not even mentioned the clothing stores, the sports related stores, etc. Yes, Stowe has wonderful shops!
From journal Stowe