About Kelsey Eaton

Kelsey Eaton
Kelsey is a Green Mountain College alumni, currently pursuing her Masters degree in Internet Marketing at Full Sail University. She is skilled in graphic design, social media, content creation, and photography! Friends might call her a marketing maven by day, and a tribal bellydancer by night!
Vermont Maple Syrup
Vermont’s maple sugaring season is right around the corner. Enter for a chance to win the “Tap Into Vermont” getaway! Image via Vermont Tourism

Vermont maple syrup has been a topic of discussion lately at Vermont Woods Studios. We have had a few people mention that they have started to see the iconic metal sap buckets hanging from maple trees. Many of us were in agreement that it seemed too soon for the sugaring season to begin; however, we are beginning to hear that the sap buckets aren’t lying; it is sugaring season.

To commence the Vermont maple sugaring season, Governor Peter Shumlin will tap a sugar maple tree on the Vermont State House lawn. This event will happen on February 27th, with many maple themed events following.

Vermont Tourism has announced that they have joined with Vermont’s Chief Marketing Office, Ski Vermont, Vermont Maple Sugar Makers, Cabot Creamery, Long Trail Brewery, and Amtrak to provide a sweet Vermont travel deal. Amtrak’s Vermonter and Ethan Allen trains will have ambassadors on board every Friday through March 15, showcasing spring skiing and the maple sugaring season. According to a recent press release, the ambassadors will “provide information, concierge services, goodies and ski deals.” During the train ride, passengers will be able to sample Cabot cheddar cheese, Vermont maple syrup and Long Trail beer (March 1 only). The Vermonter train has scheduled routes from Penn Station in New York City to Rutland and to Waterbury, and the Ethan Allen train will have a route between Waterbury and Springfield, MA. For more information about the schedules, please the Vermont Tourism website.

Vermont Tourism is offering several Maple themed travel packages, and the chance to win the “Tap into Vermont” vacation contest. The contest winner will receive a five day lift/lodging package at Killington Resort for two people, plus a Vermont maple gift basket.

Vermont is widely known for it’s real maple syrup, as it is the largest producer in the United States. An additional event to learn about how the pure maple syrup is produced, plan a trip to our state during the weekend of March 23-24. This will be the Maple Open House Weekend in Vermont. We will blog about this event and highlight some Vermont maple sugar producers in March.

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

new furniture pieces

 

The beginning of the year is a busy and exciting time for us, as we’re adding new furniture designs to our online gallery. We just finished adding new bedroom and dining room pieces. We are also excited to announce that we have expanded our line of live edge dining tables! Below you can read about our new pieces of fine wood furniture. We’d love to hear what you think! Comment below, or let us know on Facebook.

New Bedroom Furniture

The Sutton Platform Bed and the Sutton Platform Bed With Reclaimed Headboard are two great additions to our line of solid wood beds. They perfectly blend in with our existing Live Edge Bed. The only difference between these three beds are the headboards, making it easy to customize this bed to fit your style. The solid wood headboard, live edge headboard and reclaimed headboard choices perfect match the stylish platform base of the bed. Create a bedroom set by pairing a bed with the Sutton 1 Drawer Nightstand and the Sutton 6 Drawer Dresser, which feature the same platform base. All of these pieces are available in your choice of Cherry, Maple, Oak or Walnut wood. Please view the individual pieces to see the live edge and reclaimed wood options.

New Dining Furniture

Our new hardwood dining furniture is inspired by Mid Century Modern designs. The pieces are the Addison Boat Top Dining Table, Addison 4 Drawer Buffet with Glass Doors and Addison 4 Drawer Buffet. The most iconic attribute about these pieces are their splayed, round taper legs. The wood boat top dining table is available as a solid top table or an extension table, giving you the option of 11 table sizes. The buffets feature four centered drawers and two wood or glass doors. Behind the doors are a total of  four adjustable shelves, one being a wine shelf. The brushed nickel pulls adds an extra modern flair to these natural wood buffets. Customize these pieces in your choice of natural Cherry, Maple, Oak or Walnut wood.

New Live Edge Tables

A huge trend in the furniture industry right now is live edge furniture. Each wood slab is unique, making your piece one of a kind. We have added three new live edge tables to our online gallery: Metropolitan Dining Table – Live Edge, Boston Trestle Dining Table – Live Edge, and Boston Dining Table – Live Edge. Each of these tables feature an organic live edge top. The best part about the live edge tables are that they match any style home. If you want a modern take on a traditional shaker style table, the Boston Dining Table may be your first pick. The tapered legs add a shaker feel to this design. The Boston Trestle table has the durability of traditional craftsmanship with a touch of modern style. The Metropolitan Dining Table is the most modern design of the three live edge tables. It features a clear, powder-coated steel base. These metal legs create a modern industrial look. In my opinion, the best part about all of these table designs are the simple bases. Each base or table legs are understated, allowing the natural live edge top to stand alone in it’s beauty.

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Vernon, Vermont, where Vermont Woods Studios is located, is about 20 square miles and has a population of about 2,200. So, many of us either live in Brattleboro, or travel there a few times a week for necessities (groceries) or entertainment (movies, restaurants). This weekend, our neighboring town has an exciting event for Vermonters and visitors alike: the annual Harris Hill Ski Jump Event.

The Harris Hill Ski Jump is a 90-meter jump, which is designed to International Ski Federation specifications. It is the only 90-meter ski jump in New England, and there are less than a handful of this size in the United States. Skiiers from around the world zip down this huge jump, launching themselves more than 300 feet in the air at 60 miles per hour! As read in the Brattleboro Reformer, “According to event organizers, this year’s event will not only feature the annual Pepsi Challenge and the Fred Harris Memorial Tournament, but also the only U.S. Stop on the International Ski Federation’s FIS Cup and a stop on the United States American Ski Jumping U.S. Cup Tour.”

The ski jump closed in 2005 due to significant maintenance repair that needed to be done. With the help and support of the local community, they were able to complete an extensive renovation to restore the jump to it’s original first-class ski jump in 2009. The Harris Hill Ski Jump has continued to be a popular community based event each year. It is put on entirely by volunteers and local sponsorship. Join the Brattleboro area community during this is a two day event (Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th). Visit the Harris Hill Ski Jump website for the full schedule and additional event information.

Come visit for Presidents Day weekend and enjoy this event. In addition to flying skiiers, there will be concessions, a beer tent, and souvenirs.  We just had a huge snow storm (thanks, Nemo), so this is a great time to be in Vermont!

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Presidents Day Furniture Sales Event

Right now you may be preoccupied placing your Edible Arrangement order or making dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day, but some of the biggest sales events of the year are only a few days away. This Friday you will see all of the big ticket items on your wish list go on sale. Presidents Day is a retail holiday only second to Black Friday (which is 9 months away).

Traditionally, many Americans take advantage of these discounts to make larger purchases like new cars, electronics and furniture. This is the first time that retailers will offer discounts on their new lines and designs. As a consumer, one of the questions you may ask yourself before you make a big purchase is, “how long will this last?” or “how long will I have this?” For many of your purchases, like a new top of the line television with a surround sound system, the answer is probably less than 5 years. Technology is rapidly changing and these types of items become obsolete almost as soon as we buy them.

Unlike cars and electronics that have new versions come out every year, the functionality and durability of hardwood furniture has remained the same for over 200 years. We know there are a lot of items to choose from this Presidents Day, but furniture is different from your other options because it is crafted to last a lifetime- it’s guaranteed. Our online gallery features dozens of fine wood furniture collections and 100’s of pieces in a variety of timeless styles. Each piece is crafted to order, so you can customize your furniture in your choice of natural Cherry, Maple, Oak or Walnut wood. All of our furniture is 100% American made right here in Vermont.

During our Presidents Day Furniture Sale, you can save 15% storewide* plus free shipping! This is one of the deepest discounts that we can give our customers, so we only offer it a couple times a year. We are honoring this discount for 5 days only, but you can preview our bedroom, dining room, living room, and home office furniture by visiting our website today. Bookmark what you like ahead of time, receive the savings this weekend

If you have any questions about our Vermont made wood furniture, feel free to contact our fine furniture specialists. They are available by live chat, phone (888-390-5571), or by email (info@vermontwoodsstudios.com).

 

*This storewide sale excludes Copeland, Polywood, Barnwood and Artisan Furniture

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

 

Vermont Furniture Showroom
We built an addition to bridge the two existing buildings, creating an “L” shape showroom.

The last time we updated you on the progress of our showroom remodel, we were still in a demolition phase. In our post Digging Up The Future, we shared that a large hole had been excavated to make space for the new addition’s foundation. When we purchased Stonehurst, there were two buildings: the main house and the detached accessory building. In order to create our planned “L” shape showroom, we needed to build an addition to bridge the existing buildings.

It’s been an unusual winter with the grounds going back and forth between mud and frozen. Through snow, rain, and heavy winds our construction team managed to join the old with the new. The addition has been framed and roofed. It fits perfect, and we expect it to look like it has always been a part of the building. Some other exciting progress is that some floor boards have been reclaimed to become the ceiling surface in one of the rooms of the showroom.

In the next few weeks we will see windows and doors going in, siding being put up, and roofing. Once the building is weather-tight, the construction team will begin the interior work. After six weeks, we’re all excited about the progress and seeing it take shape!

Continue to follow our blog for construction updates on the this Vermont Furniture Showroom– Stonehurst.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.