away for the weekend: rural country markets

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

rural country markets

In rural towns and villages all through Vermont
the country store still serves an important purpose in the community.
These little markets carry just about everything you can think of -
and do it with charm.


After stocking up on weekend necessities
steak tips and wine and cheese and ice cream - yes - necessities 
these pretty crimson flower boxes caught my eye - 
all decked out to welcome Spring.

Have a colorful day!

33 comments:

  1. From the outside it looks like a very well kept store. I like the wooden floors that most of these old stores have. It's had to walk around without the floors creaking.

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  2. they look so cheerful. so fun!! ( :

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  3. Love rural country stores and markets. Love these red window boxes.

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  4. "Worms and crawlers" ==well of course, they are always on my shopping list...LOL

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  5. We have a country market here in Berea, KY that I like to sometimes go to on Sunday afternoons :)

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  6. Great find, Karen. The small shops in quaint towns are the best.

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  7. how sweet and your necessities sound yummy!

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  8. Vermont store owners certainly know how to catch a person's eye from the get go. :)

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  9. very pretty. i like the 'moxie' sign, too. :)

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  10. Vermont sounds quite lovely, as is your photo, I like how you've cropped-neat word moxie!

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  11. Quaint little towns with country stores are the most fun to visit! Love those window boxes. Some day I want to visit Vermont!

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  12. How adorable!! I thought towns like that only existed in movies! :) Beautiful shot.

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  13. So pretty! I love the flags tucked into the flower boxes. How festive and charming :)

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  14. Indeed. Unfortunately we have very few of their like left here in rural southeaster MN. The big city malls now rule our world....:(

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  15. Love your "necessities" and your photo. I would love to visit her. B

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  16. Love the photo and your necessities!

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  17. You should never go anywhere without necessities. :)

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  18. Great that the country store is still alive. It's gone in western Canada. either we drive great distances of we have something similar to Seven - eleven. The population is so sparse here the country store cannot survive.

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  19. Bright and colorful without the boring colors of a grocery store.

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  20. I wouldn't mind going here everyday to buy my groceries! Great shot!

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  21. This just looks so iconic...love it!!

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  22. Charming indeed. So very much better than a Walmart.

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  23. Very charming, and of course ice cream is a necessity!

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  24. Love the old fashioned signs and the little flags! You've captured the essence of the 'country store'! xo

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  25. What a lovely window scene!

    Thanks for your visit and comment on my 'rural' post.

    ~Lindy

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  26. We have a little town nearby that decorates just like this in the summer. It's just so quaint.
    Love this shot and those old/repro signs in the window.

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  27. So beautiful and happy - makes me want to return to Vermont right away.
    love & love,
    -g-

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  28. Oh, these are just lovely!
    Thank you for sharing to {crimson}.

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  29. I love this pic! I also loved going to feed stores with my dad too. :)

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  30. So much charm in rural smalltown America! So much goodness left; so much art and color and kindness. Love this reminder that this attitude abounds still!

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  31. Sigh, I love visiting Vermont. Love those villages, the cooler air, the mountains. :)

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