those qualities .” Vermont-made highlights from Addison West ’ s storefront selection include wooden bowls from The Bowl Mill in Granville , ceramic mugs from Uphill Pottery in Hardwick , reclaimed-wood candle holders from Hauskaa in Burke Hollow , artworks by Middlebury-based artist EJ Bartlett , and whimsical greeting cards from Burlington-based artist Lydia Ode .
As Bonner moves forward with her new business , she finds great enjoyment in connecting with her customers , and helping them bring their home design visions to life . “ I want people to feel like we ’ re here to help them . People should be able to come and ask questions about decorating and design . We ’ re happy to help and offer advice ! And when someone comes into Addison West , they ’ re not going to be pressured . They ’ re going to see something new every time they come in . When somebody leaves here with something they ’ ve purchased , we see that as an incredible compliment . We want to make sure that our customers are able to find that perfect something that makes them excited and brings them joy .”
Bonner ’ s advice to others who are considering changing their career path and making a similar leap of faith is simple : “ Don ’ t let the dream fade , and look for