Saturday, October 8, 2011

Another day in Vermont......

This was the most perfect day in Vermont.  Started out cool but ended being very warm & bright.  It was my last day in lampshade making class with Judy Lake & a group of the most interesting women from Ohio, Maine, Massachusetts, & Connecticut.  I can't begin to tell you how much fun it was and how much I've learned.  Judy is so talented & the best teacher and she was determined that we would all go home able to start a business if we so desired.  It was so worth the money, time & effort in so many ways.  What an adventure!






I'm so glad I took this class.

Judy ran around today and found some more treasures.  We bought 2 suitcases at a resale shop so we can bring things home with us.  We've been trying to stay small but it's hard.  It's an antiquers dream.

The little towns we were in today were packed with leaf-peepers.  It's definitely a yuppie world.  The homes are amazing.  You very rarely see a new one.  They all look like Martha Stewart might live in them.  So many of the houses for sale are listed by Sotheby's -- that tells you a lot.  Check these out!

I'll take lots of house pictures tomorrow.  Supposedly, there are lots of authors, artists & other famous people who live in this area & I can certainly see why.

8 comments:

Sharon Wengel said...

Sounds like fun ! Such a neat place. I'm glad you are enjoying yourself . Can't wait to see your pictures . I love the homes in that part of our country .

Susan said...

Whenever Mike's dad would visit us in Massachusetts he'd buy so much primitives he'd end up shipping it back to Mo. It's a different world out there.

Anonymous said...

SO! SO glad you are having a great time! Maybe instead of selling t-shirts on the beach, you'll be selling lampshades in Vermont!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This looks like so much fun, Jan. I'd love to get up there some time. You picked the perfect time to go. Tell Martha I said "Hey!" xoxo

Tammy Burks said...

Looks like you are having BIG FUN! Keep the pics coming!

Minden Place said...

The class looks like so much fun and the season & scenery so wonderful~what a trip!!

Fiona O'Connor said...

Hey Jan:

Fiona here, from the lampshade class. It was great fun with you and the other ladies in VT. And what a wonderful blog you have here!

I'm back in Boston, looking at the two lampshades I made.....thinking what I can use next for lamps and their shades. As they told us in class, you never look at things and fabric the same way again.....

judy lake said...

Hey Jan, I'm so honored to came all the way to Vermont for my workshop. Gotta say we all had a blast! Looks like you got to see quite a bit of Vermont. We love The Dorset Farmer's Market! Sometimes maybe we do take the scenery for granted.... or sometimes I work to much to get out and be a tourist, too!
Keep making shades, I'll keep an eye on your blog for more lampshade photos!
xo, judy lake