Monday, January 17, 2011

Simon Pearce on the Brandywine

On New Years Eve I went to Simon Pearce in West Chester, PA. As of January 12th the glass blowing workshop and restaurant have closed. The retail store is open until February 13th and offering a 30% discount on certain items.

There was a glass blowing workshop to the left as soon as we entered the facility.

After checking out the glass blowing we headed upstairs to the retail store.

There were lots of inspiring tablescapes.

Each piece of stemware is a true work of art.

Mrs. B found a new lamp.

There were shelves of Seconds...I couldn't find any imperfections.

I loved the horn collection.

Across from the store was the Restaurant on the Brandywine River. The view of the snow banked river was breathtaking and made me want to order some serious comfort food.

Cauliflower Gratin with gruyere & ham, Mushroom Soup, and a homemade Pomegranate Soda. It was fun to see everything that was sold in the store being put to use in the restaurant. I would hate to break one of those glasses!

A, Mrs. B, EAS

Special thanks to a pregnant Mrs. B for driving and suggesting we make the stop on our way to Philadelphia. I am glad we got to go before the location closed! xx


Emily said...

I just adore the Simon Pearce in West Chester - so sad to see it close!

Katiellirb said...

This is the saddest news! Before my husband and I moved to CO, we lived about 10 min from there and spent every single Sunday having brunch at Simon Pearce! I feel like a part of me is missing now!

pretty pink tulips said...

What a fun girls' trip!!!! Sorry to hear the studio has closed, but happy you got to see it before it did.

xo Elizabeth

Buckhead Belle said...

Fun! How sad to hear that it is closing!

BLC :o said...

Just gorgie!!! It makes me think of "Sweet Home Alabama" and the blown glass factory. Sooo fun!!! Xoxo-BLC

Anonymous said...

I don't know why but I have a thing for stemware! This was total eye candy for me, thanks!

QueenBeeSwain said...

what a seriously fabulous outing!



Prippy Handbook said...

Ah... my gorgeous motherland! I love the area where I grew up and glad you enjoyed the visit... despite the sad closing.

Summer is a Verb said...

Seconds?!! 30% discount?!! I just hung up the phone with Babe who talked about us booking a long weekend in C'ville. Ahhh, think there may be a slight rerouting of that trip from South to North...XXOO

I spppy a certain tote and cuff ;)

Sue Giannotta said...

So sad to see another good shop closing. Glad you were able to make a stop there on your journey.

Day Old News said...

I just got SO HUNGRY looking at that delicious lunch! Looks like an excellent afternoon.

Preppy Little Dress said...

Looks like you had a great time at Simon Pearce. I miss Summer vacations in Vermont! We used to visit their original location in Quechee, VT. My parents have bought me a few pieces over the years. Fun to watch too!! You should take a trip up to their location in VT, you'd love it up there!!

Ryan said...

I can't believe they're closing! My family has a cabin just upstream from Simon Pearce, so sad.

Pink Champagne said...

I just love Simon Pearce - such beautiful pieces! We have the hurricane vases on our kitchen island and dining room table.

Melissa Hawks said...

Nice blog! -Melissa Hawks (The Well Appointed House)