July 4th is just around the corner! At Remarkable Things, we’re gearing up for some of Stowe’s historic 4th of July celebrations! With so many fun events, activities, & sales July 4th in Stowe is a can’t miss event.
One of Stowe’s most iconic 4th of July event’s is the Moscow parade. With over 40 years of history, the Moscow parade is a hallmark of Summer in Stowe.
The yearly tradition began in 1976 when local shop owner Paul DeCelle assembled a small entourage in front of his market & decided to march down Moscow road to kick off the 4th of July festivities. Originally the parade almost seemed like a parody of other 4th of July parades, everything used was made the day of the parade, floats, signs, costumes, and everything in-between. The Group marched briefly (for about 200 yards) down Moscow road, turned around, and promptly marched back to DeCelles shop for food & drinks. Originally dubbed “The World’s Shortest Parade”, the Moscow parade was a celebration within a tight-knit Vermont community.
Nowadays the Moscow parade travels all the way along Moscow road ending in Stowe township. No longer a community in-joke, the parade brings together visitors from across Vermont to congregate & celebrate in Stowe. Though the parade is no longer technically “The World’s Shortest Parade”, it still remembers its roots; this year StoweVibrancy is hosting the world’s shortest marathon on Stowe’s recreation path, a nice homage to the parade’s origins.
This year’s Moscow parade will kick-off on Moscow road at around 10 am & should arrive in Stowe Township by 12, make sure to stop in & bask in the tradition!
The fun doesn’t stop after the parade, Stowe township hosts their yearly Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration! A variety of events take place all throughout Stowe Village. This year Stowe will have food vendors & games in Stowe Village along with live music from Mountain Sugar on the village green. The festivities culminate in the state of Vermont’s largest fireworks display over the Mayo Events Fields. The fields open up at 6 pm & will feature live music from the Jolly Roger Band along with food & drink vendors. The fireworks display is planned to start shortly after dusk.
At Remarkable Things, we’re celebrating the day with a weekend sale! We’re offering up to 20% off our outdoor furniture selection. Hammock Chairs, Swing Chairs, Adirondack Chairs, Stools, Benches, & more are on sale in-store & on our website StoweCraft.com. One of our newest additions Loll Designs furniture creates vibrant colorful outdoor furniture from recycled materials! These chairs are perfect for lounging outdoors & would be the best way to watch this year’s fireworks display! Make sure to stop by the store or check out our Outdoor Furniture Sale online today! Sale lasts 7/1 – 7/4.
At Remarkable Things in Stowe, we’ve been focused on creating the perfect outdoor oasis. We’ve come up with some tips to take your deck, yard, or any outdoor space to the next level
1. Find the Perfect Spot
An essential step to creating your oasis is finding the perfect spot. Finding a spot that has both sun & shade, as well as enough room for a group to gather & hang out. The perfect spot could be the deck off the house, near a tree in the yard, or by the garden.
2. Segment your Space
Does your outdoor space feel disjointed? Consider adding an outdoor rug to unify the space. An outdoor rug is perfect to create a defined space for your seating area. An outdoor rug is also a great way to personalize your space, choose a rug that speaks to your taste!
3. Create a Comfortable & Versatile Seating Area
Create a seating area that serves many purposes. Whether it be hosting a party, conversation, or lounging around; your seating area should accommodate! Comfortable chairs or hammocks are great for lounging & relaxation. Benches & tables create good gathering spaces for larger groups. Make sure the furniture you’re choosing is durable & weather resistant!
4. Decorate the Space
No outdoor space is complete without decoration! Flowers, sculptures, pillows, chimes, or anything that will add personality and your own style to the space. Find decorations that’ll spark interest, and conversation, and make your outdoor space memorable!
Whatever you need to spruce up your outdoor space, we’ve got you covered. At Remarkable Things, we’re stocking up on items perfect for building your outdoor oasis! Check out all our Outdoor Décor here & be sure to stay up to date with our What’s New page to check out our upcoming Summer furniture and accessories!
As we sink deeper into the winter and the holidays quickly approach, it’s the best time to think about finding gifts for loved ones in your life. Nothing says you care quite like a handmade gift. Whether it be a birthday, holiday, or any occasion; a handmade gift elevates the experience and is a far more personal gesture than something mass-produced. Handmade gifts have history, you can see the time and effort that went into creating the work, and feel the connection to the artist.
Giving a one-of-a-kind gift this season is the perfect way to honor the unique people in your life. One-of-a-kind items are inherently unique, they’re impossible to find anywhere else, you’ll be gifting an experience that can’t be recreated. The majority of our offerings at Remarkable Things are one-of-a-kind, and can only be found in our store and our One of a Kind Gift Shop.
A favorite one-of-a-kind item comes from our large collection of Basin Reclaimed wall art – each piece is created from recycled materials into beautiful and sustainable wall art. Most feature peaceful moonlit ski slopes and mountain roads, perfectly encapsulating wintertime in Vermont. Discover even more Handmade Art & Sculpture from Stowe, Vermont’s best art gallery!
Another favorite one-of-a-kind artist is Terri Logan. She creates unique and distinct handmade jewelry from hand selecting each gem and river stone to creating clasps and closures. No two pieces or stones are ever the same, each piece is entirely individual and one-of-a-kind. The attention to detail in Terri’s jewelry is unmatched and is immediately noticeable when wearing her pieces. Recently, Terri has gotten into the winter spirit creating a new snow-themed necklace design. This design features a snowflake patterned gemstone suspended from a handmade silver chain. The perfect accent piece to carry you through the coming months of snowfall.
Only in Stowe
Speaking of snow, much like Terri Logan’s handmade jewelry, the snowfall in Stowe has us feeling inspired! We’ve selected artists who remind us of our home so you can bring the joy of a Stowe snowfall wherever you may be.
Local Stowe area resident and puzzle enthusiast Kent Gardner is creating vintage puzzle sets based on popular areas around Mount Mansfield and Stowe. Any Stowe lover is sure to find an iconic scene they’ll recognize.
Stowe local Summerproof Designs creates wall art that will transport you right to Spruce peak here in Stowe. Creating sculptural wall-hanging gondolas, ski lifts, and mountain signs that will make you want to pull out your skis regardless of the locale. Still not enough skiing for you? We also have mountain and ski-themed ornaments that are perfect for hanging around the holidays to keep your ski dreams sliding.
Looking for the perfect Vermont lovers’ gift? We have a huge selection of gifts made locally as well as several Vermont-themed gifts. Find the perfect gift for your loyal Vermont resident or for the ones that have strayed away and miss the good ol’ Green Mountains. Items like Vermont-themed art, wall hanging relief maps, locally made CBD, ornaments, and puzzles are just a glance at what you can expect in our store.
Check out the Made in Vermont section of our gift shop for more unique Vermont-inspired ideas.
A new addition to our Vermont-inspired item selection are these in-house designed Vermont pillows. They are velvety soft to the touch, stain resistant and perfect for lounging. Available in blue, green, and grey, they feature a leather patch of the Green Mountain State – a perfect accent piece to show off your VT pride! We also have a square Vermont Pillow in blue.
Need something more Vermonty? Now, you can wear your favorite mountain – Mount Mansfield! It will remind you (or those you gift it to) of your Stowe adventures every time you put it on. Whether you hike, bike, or ski the trails, it’s the perfect gift for mountain lovers. It’s literally created using topographical data of Mansfield, Vermont’s tallest mountain.
A great idea for a unique gift would be one of our handcrafted pocket knives. We carry a huge selection of finely detailed and unique designs, find one that’ll match the personality of the person you’re gifting to.
Another unique gift perfect for this season would be something from our Sticks Printed collection. These gifts are created using a high resolution photograph of an original Sticks hand drawn, painted, etched and stained piece. The result? An affordable gift based on an original artisan design.
Getting a late start on your holiday shopping? No worries, a handmade gift never feels like an afterthought. Handcrafted gifts add a personal touch, each piece is made by an individual, for an individual. Picking a unique handmade gift means you know they won’t already have one. Find a gift that represents their personality or style and leave an authentic impression they won’t soon forget.
Whatever your plans may be this holiday season if you’re giving gifts this year, leave the right impression and thank you for shopping small & handmade!
It’s official! Cozy Season is here! It’s the perfect time to settle down, tuck in, and hide away from the cold. At Remarkable Things, we have you covered – literally – check out some of our offerings to keep you bundled up and cozy!
Shupaca Alpaca Fiber Beanies & Throws
Long ago, alpaca fiber was reserved for royalty because of its luxurious silky texture and incredible insulation. Luckily, in today’s age, our friends at Shupaca are creating beautiful, handcrafted, fair trade, alpaca fiber apparel. Keep yourself warm with an Alpaca fiber hat from the new Moda collection – now available in our Handmade Gift Shop! Alpaca fiber provides next-level warmth; it’s stronger, more breathable, and can be up to three times warmer than wool. Alpaca fiber is also hypo-allergenic and naturally odor-resistant making for great winter wear. You can also bundle up with one of our Alpaca throw blankets! Our Alpaca Throws are the best blankets to curl up with on the couch, in your bed, or by the fire. Alpaca fiber apparel makes for an amazing gift, especially during the cozy season. With multiple colors and designs to choose from, easily shop for Pillows & Throws to find a blanket to fit your style!
Along with a blanket to curl up in, another cozy season essential is a beautiful handcrafted mug to hold your warm beverage of choice. We have a massive selection of unique handmade mugs, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect fit for yourself or a loved one. Check out our best-selling mugs! One of our most popular artists – Zpots – creates unique, natural mugs that feature heartfelt messages and words of empowerment. Zpots uses the dips and bulges of clay in their designs to create pieces that look very natural and unique. One of our new potters is Paul Ray of Ray Pottery, which utilizes ancient glazing techniques to achieve the deep crimsons and blues seen in their work. As founder Paul Ray says “There’s no comparison drinking morning coffee out of a handmade mug. It’s just a different experience. It’s an intimate connection.” Discover the connection and check out our handmade mugs today!
Need something to put in your Mug? No Problem! Try our Foster Farm Botanicals Organic Teas. Foster Farm categorizes their teas by their effects, from stress relief to immune support. Try the stress adapt blend to encourage balance, longevity, and stamina in stressful times. We also have several brewing accessories available to make your perfect cup. Our selection of teas and accessories can be browsed and purchased at our craft gallery. Or hop over to several coffee shops in the area to pick up your favorite fresh roast.
Spa Day & CBD Essentials
Nothing says cozy like a warm bath! At Remarkable Things, we have everything you need to create your serene spa dream. We carry soap, scented candles, bath salts, foot soaks, and salves in our Stowe, Vermont craft gallery. Our staff will gladly guide you through our selection and the various benefits they provide for health and tranquility. One of my personal favorites is our Himalayan salt soap from Green Village Soap Co., an amazing exfoliator that leaves you with that deep clean feeling, paired with our ‘Joyful Peace’ passionflower bath salt and an olive oil-infused salve you’ll be in spa day heaven.
If you’re looking to sink deeper into relaxation, we also carry CBD products made by our neighbors at Zenbarn Farms in Waterbury, Vermont. Zenbarn has been a pioneer in the Vermont CBD industry focusing on sustainable, community-based farming, crafting CBD wellness products since 2017. They created the first CBD-infused food and drink program in Vermont, and have quickly become a local favorite. We carry several Zenbarn products like their CBD infused cooling “Wolf Balm” and “Daily Zen” CBD infused tinctures – now available in our Handmade Gift Shop!
Known for unique one-of-a-kind gifts
With cozy season upon us, the holidays are just around the corner. At Remarkable Things, we have an enormous selection of handcrafted gifts made by artisans across the country. We pride ourselves on our uniqueness, we offer several one-of-a-kind gifts you will not find anywhere else. Our unique Kaleidoscope collection always leaves an impression and is sure to catch eyes in any room. This piece by Massimo Strino features beautiful jewel-encrusted dragonflies and even has a built-in jeweled flashlight for evening viewing. Check out our Remarkable gift ideas for the whole family! With 50+ gifts available under $50 our store is the perfect place to stock up on stocking stuffers that will leave an impression.
At Remarkable Things we have everything you need to create the cozy season of your dreams! Winter chills begone – stay cozy everyone!
Happy Pride! Stowe’s First Pride Day on August 22, 2021 kicks off Vermont Pride Week, August 28 – September 5, 2021. Celebrate and support the LGBTQIA community Stowe-style! Beginner-friendly mountain bike rides, guided hikes, spa goodies, a tea dance, signature lattes and our one-of-a-kind cups of inspiration all await.
Remarkable Things Celebrates Stowe Pride Day
With every purchase of a ZPots Cup you’ll receive a pouch of pocket heart charms to share. Each cup offers a heartful message of inspiration the whole year long: A Cup of Love. Courage. A Cup of Amazing. Believe. A Cup of Grace. For the potter, the “art” of their work is not the work itself, but the experiences, moments, and “genuine feeling that happens when you are with them, give them and receive them. That is the art.” And our pocket charms are simply the best! A small token that goes a long way towards brightening someone’s day. We hope you enjoy them!
Here’s How and Where to Celebrate and Support the LGBTQIA+ Community
Joining Remarkable Things to celebrate Stowe’s First Pride Day on August 22, 2021 will be: Lake Champlain Chocolates with a Stowe Pride Day Photo Op Ranch Camp with beginner-friendly mountain bike rides around the Stowe hollows followed by lunch at The Backyard Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft with every Zpots Cup purchase receive free pocket heart charms Round Hearth Café & Market Place with signature latte proceeds benefitting Pride Vermont Spruce Peak with optional guided hike donations benefitting Outright Vermont Stowe Cider with a “sweet and fizzy fete” Tea Dance with DJ Craig Mitchell! Stowe Visitor Center on Main Street will be accepting donations for Pride Center of Vermont and offering recommendations on things to do