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Prescott Galleries at Verde Mountain

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Main Street in Bristol is bustling.

"The street has a life and a story," said Reed Prescott, Prescott Galleries at Verde Mountain.

So do the people you find there.

Like Prescott who's staying busy outside of his gallery.

"You never know what you're going to find," said Prescott.

Prescott takes alluring pieces of wood and turns them into trinkets like buttons, earrings, light switch covers and zipper pulls.

"Every branch, every piece of wood seems to yield something that is interesting and unique," said Prescott.

Most of the wood he uses comes from fallen branches or other items that people give to him. Each piece has a story and Prescott can tell you exactly what it is.

"I know where the tree was from or there's buttons that are made from a shovel handle," said Prescott.

For his entire life Prescott has used a canvas as his creative outlet, but that recently turned into wood. The idea hit him after an apple tree fell in his yard, the same yard that used to belong to an Aunt Crete in his family hence the name.

At his shop his original paintings can cost thousands of dollars, he knew he needed smaller price tag items to not scare people away. These range in price from $8 to about $30. Prescott says people love the unique items like the buttons that some people buy just because.

"I have people who love to knit and sew and don't have a project and just say I love the buttons I’ll figure out the project later," said Prescott.

Creating compelling Made in Vermont pieces that each tell their own story.

Reed Prescott also sells his products online on Etsy. Click here for more information. 

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