Hello and welcome to our website! We're a country store located in Rochester, Vermont, right in the heart of the beautiful Green Mountains. We're directly on Route 100 a mile south of Rochester and just a half-mile from the Route 73/Route 100 intersection.
We carry a large selection of hard-to-find antiques and gifts. Our specialty is the finest expertly restored Hoosier cabinets, vintage and antique kitchen and housewares, fine old enamel and hardwood tables, and a wide array of other antique items. We also have a good selection of local crafts and handcrafted gifts, original artwork, and local products. Throughout the store you will find new gift items of all kinds: cast iron decoratives, reproduction glassware, and all manner of practical items. We also have restored vintage and antique musical instruments, including banjos, guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles. Our refreshments include hot tea, cider and coffee (seasonal), and a giant candy shop counter chock-full of goodies for the family.
All around us is the Green Mountain National Forest, which offers hiking, camping, waterfalls, and other outdoor opportunities. We're half an hour from Middlebury, 40 minutes from Rutland, and about 50 minutes from Montpelier. Rochester proper, a mile north of us, boasts several excellent restaurants and cafes, places to overnight, and plenty of community events including the Harvest Fair and other festivals.
Mary and Bob Atwood have been
in the antique business for 20 years as of this writing and specialize
in Hoosier cabinets, vintage kitchen tables and kitchenware, and "fun stuff
for children!" Mary and Bob purchased the store building in December 2007
and it became The Wildwood Flower in March of 2008, boasting a full
assortment of their inventory, which has been featured nearly every year
at the Brimfield, MA antique show, at May's Booth 401. Bob has been expertly
restoring Hoosier cabinets for as long as they have been in business, which
they continue to do under the name The
Hoosier Man. Mary, who also organizes the business, is also a painter
Mary and Bob are joined in the business by Bonnie, their daughter, and Jake, their son-in-law. Bonnie is a full-time artist and crafter who graduated from UConn in illustration and Jake repairs, restores, and plays vintage and antique musical instruments, which, along with Bonnie's art and crafts, are also featured in the store.
you'd like to find out more about the store, please use the links on the
menu bar to the left to navigate around the site. We're always growing,
changing each season, and always switching our stock, so if you have any
questions about what we have right at the moment or would just like to
ask a question, please go to the Visit &
Contact page for a number of ways to contact us. Thanks for visiting
the site, and we hope to see you soon!