September 13, 2013

Products We Love

On our recent trip to Vermont we took the opportunity to see some of the state and stop in at one of our  favorite glassware designers - Simon Pearce

Simon Pearce opened his first glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland in 1971. Ten years later, seeking independence from European business constraints, he moved his operations across the Atlantic to Quechee (pronounced Kwee-chee). Stopping in to see the artistry in action was well worth it. Not only do they have a workshop, but a beautiful store and restaurant. 

Dr. B and I registered with them and are huge fans. Here are a few of my favorite pieces. 

The Shelburne Bowl (which comes in four sizes) sits front and center on our dining room table. Whether storing gourds during the fall or using it as a serving piece, this is one of my favorite SP pieces. 

The Royalton Optic line was introduced after we registered, but I love the texture and design of the glass, while maintaining a classic simplicity. This pitcher would be a beautiful addition to any table. We have the Woodbury Pitcher, which is equally beautiful. 

We received two of these Hartland Hurricane Lanterns, and not only are they stunning, wherever you put them, but are the perfect addition for leisurely dinners on our porch.  

Last, but certainly not least, the Vermont Evergreens (or in my mind, Idaho Evergreens). I've got one and am lusting after two more (in different sizes) to put on our table during the holidays. I leave mine out year round, and it really is a work of art. 

Simon Pearce is a great place to go for beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts. And, if you register there, anything you break during your first year of marriage is replaced FREE (a bonus that I used for two wine glasses)! Yet another reason to love them. 


  1. That store shot reminds me of a scene from the movie, Sweet Home Alabama. I have a couple of their small pieces at our house - love them.

  2. you should watch the documentary 'the crash reel' about his snowboarder son, kevin pearce. he had a traumatic brain injury and it documents his recovery. fascinating family.