Saturday, June 11, 2011

Vermont Visit–Seasonal Sundays #53

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Welcome to The 53rd Seasonal Sundays.
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A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending my niece's
graduation from University of Vermont which is located in
Burlington, Vermont.
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We had a wonderful weekend.
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Burlington is a terrific little city.

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Church Street is in the middle  of Burlington.
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And do you know what else is there??? An April Cornell store.
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Not only an April Cornell store, but the ONLY April Cornell store in
the entire United States.
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It was like visiting mecca. LOL!
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What a wondrous store. Unfortunately, April herself was out of town
at a conference in Alaska.
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Everything in her shop was so well displayed.

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I felt like a kid in a candy store.
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What to chose? What to chose?
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And although I’ve been to her web site a million times…
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…there was nothing quite like the tactile experience of being there.
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And as if all of that wasn’t good enough, the next day I got to visit the
April Cornell Clearance Center. Of course I made a few purchases. I’ll
be sharing them with you in upcoming posts.
You can always visit the virtual April Cornell store by clicking HERE.

- The Tablescaper



I'm visiting friends in the country, but I'm leaving you my girls to visit, as I need to get back to my friends! I wish I had a store close to me, like April Cornell... on CLEARANCE!!... I would've feel like in Disney, too! Thanks for sharing this and for hosting! Lots of hugs. FABBY

Denise said...

Burlington, VT looks charming. How lucky you were to get to visit the April Cornell store AND the clearance outlet, as well! Her creations really are so pretty. I have one of her aprons. Happy Seasonal Sunday.

Denise at Forest Manor

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh I love A.C. To get to go to two stores in a weekend is so wonderful.
Can't wait to see what you chose.

Sarah said...

Wow, what a great store. I know you had a grand time shopping here. I recall shopping at an April Cornell store in NYC when we lived there ~ on the west side, on Columbus. Has it closed?
Hope you are enjoying a great weekend. ~ sarah

Diann said...

Now I am dying to know what you gt at the A.C. store!! That would ahve been so awesome to visit! thanks for hosting.

Pat said...

I would love to visit this fantabulous shop!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Thank you for hosting. I am excited to see the treasures you purchased from your adventure! Have a great Sunday.

Becky said...

I was at DisneyWorld all week as my daughter got married there on Wednesday. But oh my gosh! I NEED to visit April Cornell. Thanks so much for hosting Seasonal Sunday and sharing the photos of her wonderful store. I'll be anxious to see the goodies you brought home!

Jessa Irene said...

Beautiful post. Thanks for hosting, glad to join in. :)

suzyq said...

Wow, I have never heard of April Cornell here in Australia but if I'd visited her shop I would have thought I had died and gone to heaven. Thanks for sharing,

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Ahh what a neat looking city and what a great tour!
It reminds me of Madison, Wisc., probably because they are both college towns.
I would have loved seeing the April Cornell Store too!

Mary said...

I've always wanted to visit Vermont! The AC store has me drooling~ what wonderful eye candy! Thanks for hosting :-)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, an April Cornell Outlet sounds like fun! Love the ruffled tablecloth you showed, bet you had fun:@)

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Good morning - oh, we also love, love,love Burlington too! Your photos were just wonderful - and congratulations to your niece. Our best friend's daughter attended UVM and a good friend of ours lives on South Hero Island, so we've been visiting Burlington for about 30 years - it's a fantastic place to live and raise a family - a perfect small city. And I also love visiting the April Cornell stores. Whenever we're there in September there's usually a big sale table in the middle of the store - I hope there was one there for you. I'm addicted to tablecloths and napkins!!

If you have a moment you can check out one of my posts about our last visit to Lake Champlain - here's the link - The post following this one is also about the same visit to our friend's little home on the lake. Hope all is well! Ciao, bella! xxoo

lisa said...

Loved your post. My favorite place to visit is Vermont but it has been ages since I was last there. I used to have an April Cornell outlet near me and it closed a couple of years ago. I went into mourning...

Emily said...

April Cornell, one of my favorite shops to visit. We had one and they closed. I'm sure you had fun looking at all her pretty wares, and the icing on the cake you found her clearance center. Burlington looks like a wonderful town. I'm sure you enjoyed your weekend with your niece. As always, thanks for hosting.

The French Hutch

Daphne said...

A trip to Burlington is a treat indeed! I had no idea there was still an April Cornell shop... sadly the two in Boston closed years ago. Thanks for the virtual trip and for the shopping trip. I look foward to seeing your souvenirs in action on the tabletop.

Marlis said...

There used to be an April Cornell store in Chicago. Yes, you are absolutely right,, nothing like touching the pretties! What a lovely post! thanks for sharing and for hosting a Sunday favorite.

Snap said...

Congratulations to your neice. I can't wait to see what goodies you brought home from the April Cornell ... and CLEARANCE (what a wonderful word!!!). :D :D :D

Jacqueline said...

What a charming town. The April Cornell store is gorgeous, I think I would have swooned too! But then to find a clearance center - wow, even better. Can't wait to see your wonderful purchases. Hope you brought an extra suitcase!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. You are so sweet for having your linky parties for us all. I would love to shop in Burlington, VT. also.
I hope you have a Great Week sweet lady.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I can only imagine what fun you had in that store! And a clearance store too? Oh my! Burlington looks like charming town.

AshTreeCottage said...

I have been to Burlington and it a charming city. We used to have an April Cornell shop here in Boise, but it closed several years ago and I miss it. Thanks for the lovely tour. Can't wait to see what you purchased and thank you for hosting!

Susan and Bentley

Pat said...

Thanks for the tour of the adorable town and the AC shop. I always like tours of stores. Can't wait to see what your purchases are and what you do so well with them.


Nancy said...

Ok, I'm a little envious! lol I love April Cornell full of pattern and color. I'd be like a kid in a candy store too...and then getting to go to the outlet...ahhhh...icing on the cake! ;-)

Congrats to your niece too!


Kathleen said...

Ahem, you didn't tell me about the Clearance store. Keeping shopping secrets, not nice!
Good to see you yesterday, even though it was brief!
Hey, at least when you walk your "bike" you don't have to bring a poop bag! :)

Stitchfork said...

You're keeping us in suspense to find out what you bought! Congrats to the grad!
xo Cathy

Barbara F. said...

You must have been in linen heaven! I can just imagine the tablescapes that will come out of this trip! xo,

Poppy said...

I'm loving this store... so many wonderful tabletop accessories...can't wait to see all your beautiful purchases. Burlington, Vermont sounds like a delightful place to visit. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures with us... I love all those gorgeous linens and the colorful accents.Thank you for being a gracious hostess for us each week. Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

Kathy said...

Love April Cornell...A few years back she did have a store in Lansing Mich.
I LOVED it and almost cried when it closed.
I can only imagine a CLEARANCE sale!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great pictures! Totally awesome AC store.

Jocelyn @

lulumusing said...

A couple of years ago we took our boat and went from Maine to Burlington via the Hudson River. What a wonderful trip that was, and like you, we so enjoyed Burlington. Loved the April Cornell shop as well as the other places we found to browse and buy.

the cape on the corner said...

burlington looks adorable! i will keep that in mind as a potential road trip. i am sure you were in heaven at that clearance store!

Jann Olson said...

How I love April Cornell! What a fun place to shop. And a clearance center, that tops it all. This is my first time linking up. Looking forward to checking out other links. Thanks a bunch!

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Wow, I can see how this was like being in tablescaping heaven for you!

Designs By Pinky said...

I bet when you saw that AC sign your heart started FLUTTERING!!!!!!!!!! Mecca is right! Can't wait to see what you got at the clearance center! Thanks for hosting this wonderful party too! Have a GREAT week! XO, Pinky

The Tablescaper said...

its amazing vermont sounds wonderful i know someone who lives in vermount it was a awsome trip i hope i'll see more of your magnifisent posts i've looked at many of your posts + i love the where do you keep it all i mean where do you keep it all xoxoxoxoxo p.s. keep bloging

Pattie T. said...

I have long wanted to go to Vermont for so many reasons, but now you've given me that many more. April Cornell! Worth it just for that. I so miss our shop that used to be at one of the area malls. I always found something delectable when I visited, if not for me, then for my mother. Just looking at your pictures I could make a list of things I want. Thanks for sharing this lovely trip.