I’ve heard about Delectable Mountain for years and finally got to visit this past summer. We’ve gone to Brattleboro, Vermont a lot lately because of my show at the Brattleboro Museum. We’ll be heading there again this Saturday, Oct. 15th for my talk at 3:00 pm. I was glad to find out that both the museum and Delectable Mountain survived the storm (Irene) in August.
Delectable Mountain is not your ordinary fabric store. Everything is beautiful and luscious; silk, brocade, buttons, trims. There are no bolts of cotton to be found.
Old lady’s hats are displayed among the fine fabric, scarves and buttons.
Remnants of silk are bundled together and laid out in boxes.
Larger pieces are stacked in shelves.
Looking at this fabric makes me want to conjure up a special occasion to make a garment for.
While I was there, several husbands waited impatiently while their wives became more and more mesmerized.
The button selection is to die for.
I liked the way they displayed the buttons in small glass dishes and bowls. It all glistened and sparkled.
I bought some of these bone buttons, along with some pieces of cloth that I couldn’t live without. This shop is well worth a visit!