Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace

Chris and I are on our annual snowboarding trip to Vermont.  I am currently in Stowe as I type this, SO lucky aren’t I?  We are having a great time except we are both a little sick so couldn’t hit the mountain today :(  We are hoping tomorrow will be the day.  Anyway, one of the reasons I love coming is our stop in Burlington on the way to hit the antique stores.  I just had to share this AMAZING place I discovered in Burlington called the Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace.  It closes at 5 and I was totally trying to rush to get there before it closed.  It was a must see on my list and boy was I not disappointed.

Check out the little nook above the door, I couldn’t wait to go in.

First thing I saw when I walked in were these awesome yard sticks.

Then these paintings which are by a local artist Sienna Fontaine.  I found out she was having a show there that night and they would be open till 9.  We didn’t need to rush after all.  I wish we would have had more time to stay for it.

This place was filled with so many unique things and there was something for everyone.  Here is a part of the vintage clothing section.

A view of the main room as you walk in.

Chris had kind of gotten ahead of me as I was going slow and taking it all in.  It was total sensory overload as I was amazed by all of the cool stuff (We don’t have stores like this in Ottawa, btw).  He came back to get me because there was something I needed to see and man was he right.

I am totally in love with old letterpress wood printing blocks.  I had picked some up in Paris years ago and have never come across them in person again.  I couldn’t believe the stash she had.  I wanted them all!!!  I settled for enough to spell PEABERRY (and a couple more which I will share at a later time).

There were so many pretty little vignettes everywhere, it was hard to know where to look next.

Old globes and maps are things that we share a love of and there were plenty of those to look at.

More eye candy.

I picked up a block and a couple other little goodies to take home.

The owner, Mary (whose focus for the shop is “vintage goods for an inspired lifestyle”) was the sweetest.  We complimented each other on our great taste and became fast friends.  We exchanged e-mails and she agreed to hook me up via mail if I needed anything as I couldn’t possibly have taken everything home that I wanted.  (We wouldn’t have been able to eat for the rest of the weekend, hahaha!)

Although, Chris did tell me about these ceramic dolls that I missed and it sounds like they would have been perfect for little assemblages.  We may have to stop there again on our way home, tee hee.

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8 Responses
  1. Rachel says:

    Wow what an awesome store wish I was there with you! Can’t wait to see your goodies when you’re home! xo

  2. Nancy says:

    Are you ever lucky – haven’t been Stowe for a while, I think it’s time – hope you are both better now

  3. Gail Rice says:

    Mary,
    They had the same reaction I did walking into Vintage Inspired– a wonderful space one could spend hours and many, many $ in! Nice article! It’s so nice having such a beautiful shop in our state.
    All the best,
    Gail Rice

  4. Michelle says:

    Okay…..I just looked, 3 hours from me. Not too bad. I’m thinking roadtrip in the coming weeks. This place looks scrumptious Renee! And certainly there must be other shops along the way I’ll have to stop at. Thanks for becoming my enabler! :)

    • Renee | peaberry designs says:

      haha, no problem Michelle, glad I could help. There are tons of antique places around there. I will be a quick second post on another place I hit on the way out of Vermont but still in Burlington.

  5. Lisamarie says:

    Isn’t Mary magnifique?? I am a vendor at her shop, and every time I stop in, I”m there for hours. It’s like being home, I tell her! Looking forward to your upcoming class… I hope to take it!!

    • Renee | peaberry designs says:

      She is awesome!! I totally agree with you, I could have spent hours there myself but would have left with an empty wallet. I am super excited about going back and doing a class. I hope to meet you!

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