Monday, June 22, 2009
Summer Fun- Nook and Cranny Gifts
Recently, Minyele Glogowski asked me if I would consign my work in the shop that she operates with her mom in Isle La Motte, Vt. "The Islands", is one of VT most underrated places. A slower, more quiet side of the state, this cluster of islands that links together by bridges and causeway is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes.
Tucked away in a cabin on the northern most island on Vermont’s Lake Champlain, is Minyele's and her mom's shop: Nook & Cranny Gift Shop in Isle LaMotte. Their great love for art's and crafts transformed into a seasonal family business in June 2007. They also sell some of their creations on Etsy and at local craft shows. I was thrilled when they asked me if I wanted to sell my wares in their establishment.
Nook & Cranny is a little bit of everything from country, folk and primitive to vintage, Victorian and cottage. The shop itself is homage to everything they love. Their approach is uniquely different to much of the fast pace world around us, but very in keeping with the relaxed atmosphere of Isle LaMotte. With a slogan of "Bringing back Old Vermont", they try to offer items at are make from recycled materials, handmade gifts and vintage treasures.
This is their third season in business and this year will prove to be exciting for just up the road is where Samuel D Champlain landed in 1609 just 400 years ago, next month.
Isle La Motte celebrates Champlain 400. The Island towns will be busy with all sorts of things to do to celebrate this milestone
If you get a chance to check out their shop at 467 West Shore Road in Isle La Motte. They are open Saturdays 11:00-4:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00-4:00 p.m.