At the recent crafting getaway in Vermont, we went on a side trip to the Robert Frost Stone house which is now a museum. This is the house where he wrote one of his most loved poems “Stopping by Woods on A Snowy Evening”. Charlotte Lyons (housewrenstudio) who organized the Vermont Getaway with Meleen, beautifully hand lettered the poem on one of the walls.
You know I am fascinated with houses of all kinds – fascinated with how they provide shelter and comfort and security and evoke feelings of happiness and contentment. I think that is one reason I love to make paper houses because the little houses represent all that wrapped up in a bit of cardboard.
Well, in our brief visit, I studied Robert Frost’s house as much as I could. The house was built around 1769 made of native stone and timber and according to the museum website hasn’t changed much since it was built. Robert Frost lived there from 1920 to 1929.
The walls must be a foot thick and they are made with the most beautiful stone. We went on a pretty warm day for early summer day in Vermont and it was delightfully cool inside. You could easily tell that this house was built by someone who’s idea of shelter far exceeded the norm.
Efforts are being made to graft tissue from this tree to save the stock of this heirloom apple. I thought it was kind of majestic how the tree has survived from the 1920s.
The barn on the property has the most wonderful grey patina. I could not resist photographing it. I may use it as inspiration for one of my putz houses.
Well, that’s another glimpse of the beauty of Vermont – a truly magical day.
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