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Inspired @ Snapdragon : Harlem Love Birds

Chris Cammock

We met Quiana at Alt Summit in January and couldn't wait for her to come visit us at the Inn when we found out she was a fellow East Coaster. You can find her spreading her enthusiasm for life, motherhood, and childhood on her blog Harlem Lovebirds. We were thrilled when her  family (of almost four) came up to Vermont for their last trip as a family of three. Here's what Quiana felt inspired by: 

"Babymoon" is a relatively new term thrown about when expectant couples embark on a final getaway before baby arrives. Instead my husband and I thought it might be special to turn our visit to the Snapdragon Inn into a familymoon. Some of my earliest and fondest memories are of me and my parents when I was 3 and 4 years old - before my 3 siblings arrived, and I thought it would be an opportunity to provide the same for my 3 1/2 year old daughter, Virginia. Being able to escape NYC metro, which leaves my little family quite tense at times, was a welcome retreat. As we made our way north seeing the cityscape literally transform before our eyes into a more natural terrain brought a sense of peace to us. Because our visit was during Easter weekend it was an especially holy time for us as well. Being able to do something so simple as walk to church on Easter Sunday morning and feel welcomed by the church community was a special memory I know we'll always cherish. The heritage of Windsor was especially felt that day, and we hope to carry the beauty and tranquility of the Snapdragon Inn with us especially during the long, sleepless nights ahead. 

Photos by sublime eye 

Inspired @ Snapdragon is a new series of guest posts from bloggers, writers, artists and creative visitors to the Inn.  We've asked guests to share an inspired thought from their time at the Inn. Windsor and the surrounding villages used to be a gathering place for creatives and this is our nod to that incredible legacy. 

This series is supported by the Cornish Colony Arts Council whose aim is to preserve and promote creativity in Windsor, Vermont and the surrounding area. 

 
 

Inspired @ Snapdragon : Ginette Lareault

Chris Cammock

Ginette Lareault

 

A few weekends ago, we had some lovely guests down from Montreal and it turns out that Ginette is the creator and author of a magical series of French children's books about a family and their adventures called, "Les Larcyberda". Ginette and her editor/husband, Jacques, are a warm, creative, enthusiastic duo and we felt so inspired when she shared with us about her beautiful books.   

Here is what Ginette from LES LARCYBERDA had to say but if you don't speak French,  scroll down because she also translated her thoughts into English for us!

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Une petite balade... une grande découverte: Snapdragon

Il était une fois, une auteure de livres de contes pour enfants qui décida d'aller se balader dans une petite ville du Vermont. Elle n'avait jamais entendu parler de cet endroit. En voyant les photos sur le site moderne Internet, elle trouvait que la maison de Windsor était vieillotte et grande. Elle se demandait si elle allait aimer l'endroit. « Bof, dit-elle à son mari et éditeur, on a besoin de changer d'air, de se reposer, c'est l'occasion. L'intérieur semblait joli. Il y a un déjeuner, en plus. On verra! »

Les deux amoureux se rendirent au Snapdragon. C'était la fin de l'hiver. Ils arrivèrent vers 18 heures. Ils se sentaient au milieu de nulle part devant la fabuleuse maison. En y mettant les pieds, l'auteure se sentit envahie par une sensation de bien-être. La pièce était lumineuse , ce qui lui fit oublier la nature grisâtre de l'extérieur. Les deux visiteurs furent enchantés par l'accueil. Les chambres élégantes et chaleureuses les ont transporté dans un autre siècle. IL y avait meubles bien choisis, planchers de bois authentiques, lit imposant, fauteuils confortables, plancher chauffant dans la salle de bain. L'auteure, elle qui mettait toujours un peu de magie dans ses livres, se sentit étrangement bien. En revenant, l'auteure dit: « On revient ici, un jour,  on était tellement bien. En plus, derrière, il y a un magnifique jardin, un lac. »

En arrivant à la maison, l'auteure lit l'histoire de la maison et réalisa que c'était celle où Max Perkins, éditeur d'Ernest Hémingway, de F.Scott Fitzgerald... avait vécu. Ce fut sa famille qui avait été propriétaire de 1820 à 2005. Cette maison a une âme, Ginette Lareault l'a ressentie.  L'éditeur Jacques Cyr fut touché.

Bravo aux deux propriétaires qui savent garder cette maison à la hauteur d'un château de rêve. 

Ginette

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A little trip... a great discovery

Once upon a time... a children's tale book writer who decided to ride to a little town of Vermont. She never heard about this place. When she saw the pictures on the modern wedsite, she found that the house of Windsor seem to be old-fashioned and  great. She say to her husband and publisher: "Bof! We will see. " 

They arrived at Snapdragon  aroud 18 o'clock. Just entering, the author felt a sensation of joy in herself. They received a warm welcome. The stylish and handsome room moved them in other century. There was nice furniture, wood authentic floors, impressive bed, warm floor in bathroom, all was wonderful... The author had something magical in her books, so she was pleased. The two visitors fell in love with the place.

This house was owned  by Max Perkins and his family. He was the great publisher of Ernest Hemingway, F.Scott Fitzgerald... This house has a soul. The author felt that. 

Bravo to the two owners, Michelle and Chris, who keep this house like a dream manor in the nature.  We will come back soon, we have to explore a time again.

Ginette 

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THANK YOU Ginette. We loved meeting you and excited for our new friendship. We were so inspired by your passion and creativity and are going to order some of your books for the Inn because they are lovely! Aren't the colors glorious? 

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Inspired @ Snapdragon is a new series of guest posts from bloggers, writers, artists and creative visitors to the Inn.  We've asked guests to share an inspired thought from their time at the Inn. Windsor and the surrounding villages used to be a gathering place for creatives and this is our nod to that incredible legacy. 

This series is supported by the Cornish Colony Arts Council whose aim is to preserve and promote creativity in Windsor, Vermont and the surrounding area. 

Photos by sublime eye 

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Inspired @ Snapdragon: A BLOG ABOUT LOVE

Chris Cammock

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Inspired @ Snapdragon is a new series of guest posts from bloggers, writers, artists and creative visitors to the Inn.  During their stay at the Snapdragon, we've asked them to share an inspired thought. Windsor, Vermont and the surrounding villages were once a gathering place for creatives and this is our nod to that incredible legacy. 

Here is what Mara from A BLOG ABOUT LOVE had to say:

One of our guests said she was really nervous when she walked in the door for the event because she had never done anything like this. I told her I was nervous to meet everyone, too. But, we did it. We showed up. We were bravely vulnerable. We talked about life and love and happiness. And it led to uplifting conversations and connections that we never would have had otherwise. I feel inspired. I feel grateful for people out there willing to connect and gather together.

 

This series is supported by the Cornish Colony Arts Council whose aim is to preserve and promote creativity in Windsor, Vermont and the surrounding area. 

Photo by sublime eye . More photos from this shoot here