Tuesday, June 10, 2014

An Artful Gem in Western Mass - Good Time Stove Company

A few weeks ago, Julia and I headed over to Cummington to the Massachusetts Sheep and Wool Festival. On the way home, we stopped at The Good Time Stove Company which sits on Route 112 in Goshen. Years ago, we stopped by to see the antique stoves that are all repaired and put back into working order. It is an amazing place.

Since the last time I stopped, The Good Time Stove Company has been transformed into a major work of art. Here's what we saw. Maybe one day, you'll head this way and see it to. If you can't, watch this episode on Making It Here produced by WGBY, our local PBS station. 

Do you see the giant tin man?

Julia with the Tin Man

Julia under the archway made of bicycles
There is also a healing garden set behind the stove company called Three Sisters Sanctuary. We didn't have time to see it but will take a trip there soon. 

This place is definitely worth a trip. It is located not too far from Northampton, MA and about 40 minutes from our farm. Put it on your places to see in western Mass.


Auntie Shan said...

huh. Who knew, that there were "FOUND ART" General Stores in West Mass..?!
I'm seeing a lot of Tibetan and East Indian influences here... A touch of Himalayan-Hillbilly..?

Frances said...

Kristin, that stove company has definitely embraced color (as have you) with style and enthusiasm.

Did you or Julia have an opportunity to find out more about what led to the transformation?

I am definitely curious. Thank you for summoning that curiosity with your photographs.


evie said...

How fun! Love the bicycle arch and I can't believe how much Julia has grown. She was just a little pipsqueak when I first discovered your blog.

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