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What is Remarkable Things?

What is Remarkable Things?

If you’ve wandered through the idyllic downtown of Stowe, VT, you’ve likely seen the large red sign reading Remarkable Things and asked yourself, What is Remarkable Things?

In short, Remarkable Things is a craft gallery – a one-stop-shop for artisans to display their works for sale. The co-mingling of various artisan goods enhances the beauty, ingenuity, and meaning of each piece. A hand-thrown mug is alluring, but a set of hand-thrown mugs on natural olivewood coasters is a cozy Sunday morning with your family. We stock the goods you need to make your memories. 

However, that’s not all we are!

 

Remarkable Things is a kitchen store.

Our artisan kitchen goods range from the everyday necessities to the eccentric conversation pieces. Whether chilling your wine in a granite beverage dispenser for a party or packing up leftovers in reusable beeswax wraps, you can outfit your kitchen in style and functionality. Our pottery is fully functional for use in the microwave or oven. We have a trivet for every taste. Our hardy cookware looks good enough to eat!

 

Remarkable Things is a jewelry store.

We carry jewelry for all occasions. Find your daily necklace, showstopper earrings, or wedding band here. Silver and gold bezels sit beside natural stones, leather, metal lace, and even paper for truly unique pieces. Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Our staff will work with you to bring your custom ideas from your head to your hand.

 

Remarkable Things is a clothing store.

Stowe Craft Beanies and Hats

Our sustainable summer clothing comes from far afield to provide living wages to women in Peru and Nepal, while our woolen winter gear keeps the honored tradition of weaving alive in Ireland. Artisans from closer to home provide hats for cancer patients. You can feel good about shopping with us.

 

Remarkable Things is a gift shop.

If you’re in search of a truly thoughtful gift, look no further. Our staff is dedicated to helping you find a unique gift that speaks from the heart. There is no shortage of ways to say I love you: set of stone ducks to represent your family, an aluminum print of a female cardinal to honor your recently departed aunt, or a metal sculpture of a couple on a ski lift for your powder-loving parents. But if you’re feeling truly stuck, we always have gift cards!

 

Remarkable Things is a toy store.

We have plenty of options for kiddos, too. Kids can learn an early love of creating with our needle felting kits or put on puppet shows with our Peruvian fair-trade finger puppets. When you see our selection of Vermont-made puzzles, cardboard kaleidoscopes, and rainbow collection of marbles, the little kid in you might just come out of hiding.

 

Remarkable Things is an art gallery.

Every space is improved with a little wall art or sculpture, whether it’s your living room, your office, or the spot in your heart that fills up when you see something beautiful. No matter what your taste is – traditional photography, kaleidoscopes, or something else – you can find it in this ever-evolving gallery space. We’re always showcasing new art forms from functional to fantastic.

 

Remarkable Things is a design center.

We offer full interior design services through our home furnishing store. With over 20 years of experience in material selection, lighting, upholstery, and window treatments, we can supply a top-to-bottom remodeling of your home. Only need a little guidance? Reach out for a paint color consultation. Have a tricky little hallway? Our close working relationships with artisan crafters enables us to get you the perfect pieces for any space. Feel in control of your next renovation with our help.

 

Remarkable Things is a museum.

Many of our artisans inject culture and history into their work. Native American jewelers give a peek into their traditions with a large assortment of jewelry. Cuffs and rings made from World War II shell casings bring honor to those who fought. Knives are adorned with Woolly Mammoth tusks. Animal sculptures are made from scrap metal. Candles are poured in vintage milk bottles. All of this keeps the past alive. Local artists show the charm and beauty of Vermont life through their photography, woodblock prints, and even their hand-dyed scarves. There is so much life and memory in the handmade crafts behind our doors.

 

Remarkable Things is award-winning.

For 25 years, Remarkable Things has been offering a space for artisans of all kinds to display their work. Our commitment to variety, quality goods, and excellent customer service has landed us on Niche Magazine’s “Top 100 American Craft Galleries” list multiple times since 1999. Remarkable Things has also featured in the top 3 for our regional newspapers’ reader’s choice award repeatedly since its inception in 2015. We’ve been awarded Best Gift Shop in Stowe, Best Art Gallery in Stowe, Best Jewelry Store in Stowe, and Best Interior Designer in Stowe, thanks to our wonderful customers!

 

Remarkable Things is a destination.

More importantly than any award is the place we hold in our customers’ hearts. Many of our beloved guests have told us time and again that they never miss a trip to our store when they visit Vermont. They are always excited to see what’s new, to relax in our hammock swings on our back deck, and to enjoy a friendly conversation.

 

Stop in and see what makes us such a “fantastic little gem of a store” that our customers are proud to shop at.

Give a Gift and Watch it Grow

Give a Gift and Watch it Grow

Summer comes with many gatherings: graduations, barbecues, reunions, birthdays, and just plain Happy To See Yous. Some are traditional gift-giving occasions, and some become them just because you love the people in your life.

You want to give something special, something meaningful, something beautiful! But where to begin?

Take a walk through our Silver Seasons garden and find something that speaks for you.

Our Silver Seasons case offers many charming options no matter who is on your list. Each piece is styled after a plant through a molding and casting process. From the daintiest every day rings to bold statement necklaces, these botanical bits have hidden meanings that make any of them a wonderful gift.

Associated with mothers and motherhood, these African Violet earrings make a sweet gift for a baby shower, your own mother, or someone who has been like a mother to you.

Irish Blackthorn trees are believed to have protective properties and were even home to faeries in Irish folklore. This Irish Thorn bracelet is a safe bet for anyone who has a strong protective energy or needs a little extra protection.

Europeans in the middle ages believed thyme brought courage to the wearer. This Petite Thyme necklace makes a great gift for someone starting a new job or for a recent graduate starting the next chapter in their life.

Perhaps the meaning matters less than the inspiration. If your recipient is an art school graduate or a budding artist, look no further. Many Silver Seasons pieces are inspired by famous works of art. Your recipient can take a little piece of the museum with them anywhere they go.

Sunflowers have become synonymous with Vincent Van Gogh’s name through his paintings. His first major encounter with them was in Arles, France when they decorated his friend Paul Gauguin’s vacation room in 1888.

These Daisy earrings are inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s Yellow Hickory Leaves with Daisy. The painting is intended to hold the viewer’s attention, as will these earrings.

And of course there’s no shame in giving gifts based on aesthetics alone! There are so many gorgeous designs available, you’ll surely be able to find the right gift for your recipient.

This masculine Birch Bark cuff dresses up the wrist of the fashion-forward logger or landscaper in your life.

The Autumn Leaves bib necklace is perfect for your friend who just can’t wait for Autumn no matter what season it is.

A sweet adjustable Blueberry ring for the sweetest little berry you know.

Give a Silver Seasons gift and watch the joy grow. We can help you find the perfect gift for any occasion in-store or online.

Remarkable Things & Remarkable Home – Our Commitment To Keep You Safe

Remarkable Things & Remarkable Home – Our Commitment To Keep You Safe

Our Promise To You: Keeping you Safe and healthy while shopping with us at Remarkable Things and Remarkable Home

It is our highest priority to make sure that you feel safe and welcome while shopping with us at Remarkable Things and Remarkable Home. Second, of course, is ensuring that you receive the fantastic service that you have come to expect from us. We have been working tirelessly to ensure all the necessary measures are in place in maintaining proper protocols and cleanliness of our retail locations to the highest standards to keep our customers and staff safe. We want to be clear and transparent with you on our procedures to make sure that you all feel comfortable and welcome shopping with us. We can’t wait to see all our friends and familiar faces (with a mask) coming thru our doors again and perusing all our remarkable things! We have taken the following steps to ensure your shopping experience is as safe and worry-free as possible.

Remarkable Home

Remarkable Home at 34 South Main Street

Our Plans and Protocols:

  • We are asking that all customers wear a mask upon entering our retail locations. We are also requesting that all clients either wash or sanitize their hands upon entrance.
  • All our remarkable team will be wearing masks at all times while at work. Staff will also continue their rigorous personal hygiene regimen that was in place previously. Frequent and vigorous hand washing throughout the day, temperatures will be taken before coming to work and not coming to work if they fell ill in the least bit.
  • Cleaning will occur multiple times a day at our retail stores. Thorough cleaning will happen before and after retail hours as well as throughout the day on high touch surfaces and other highly frequented locations in both our locations. Pens, credit card machines, door knobs, etc will be sanitized after every customer and use. We will also be using a sanitizing steamer on all clothing and furniture after being tried on or tried out.
  • We have new “traffic patterns” in each retail location to help customers navigate the store with proper social distancing protocols being adhered. We will be requesting that customers follow the directional signals to keep themselves and others safe. We have a 6 person maximum capacity in Remarkable Things and a slightly higher capacity at remarkable Home. 
  • For the time being, our restrooms will be closed to the public. We apologize for the inconvenience. There is a public restroom next door at the Maplefields Mobil gas station, as well as a public restroom available along the Mercantile building on Main Street.
  • We will be encouraging that all payments are conducted via credit or debit cards.
  • As always, you can shop with us online at www.remarkablethingsvt.com
  • You can still call ahead (802-253-4693) or place an order online and request for a curbside pick up. Complimentary gift wrapping upon request. Please detail when you would be planning to pick up the piece if the order is placed online in the notes section of the check out process. 
  • We also have new business days and hours of operation (please take these new hours and days into consideration when requesting a curbside pickup):
    • Remarkable Things will be open Wednesday – Monday (closed Tuesdays) 10am to 6pm 
    • Remarkable Home will be open Wednesday – Sunday (closed Monday & Tuesday) 10am to 6pm and by private appointment. Please call Susan at 802-371-8931 to schedule a private appointment.

Thank you so much for supporting our small business over the years – we wouldn’t have done it without you, our loyal and loving customers! We can’t wait to see you all again soon. In the mean time, take care and be safe!

– The Remarkable Things Team

Vermont Handmade Holiday Giving Guide

Vermont Handmade Holiday Giving Guide

Vermont – home to The Green Mountains, copious amounts of maple syrup & craft beer and provider of so much inspiration for many of our Vermont based artists. We pride ourselves in carrying as many local Vermont artists as we can. The uniqueness in materials, vision and presentation of each piece is unparalleled. We can’t think of many things better than receiving a handmade gift from Vermont. We may be biased though. Below we created a Vermont handmade holiday giving guide for your viewing pleasure. (more…)

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