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 Made Products

Here are some of our favorite Vermont Made Products

Recently Dennis and I had the opportunity to contribute to a blog dedicated to promoting products made in America: USA Love List. This blog has a segment called “The Top 10 Things Made in My Home State” and we represented Vermont. The guidelines were simple: the list had to be exclusively Vermont made products, and our list couldn’t contain more than half food items. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong. Vermont has always made high quality products. There are hundreds of companies that as Vermonters we are well aware of and use their products on a daily basis. Our audience narrowed our list down a bit, because we wanted to choose products that are nationally known. However, it was still extremely difficult to limit our list to just 10 products made in Vermont. In the future, we will continue to post on the Vermont Woods Studios blog about products made in Vermont, because there are too many good ones that we don’t want to leave out! For now, here is the original list of Vermont made products that was published on the USA Love List blog on October 24.

 10 Things We Love: Made in Vermont

Vermont’s quaint landscape and travel are what typically give our Green Mountain State some national attention, but our products are pretty buzz-worthy too! Vermont has always been industrious and innovative, which is why it was so hard to narrow down our list to just 10 items. Here are some of our best Vermont made products that we simply could not leave out.

1. Wood Furniture- Vermont’s history of furniture making spans over 200 years. This handed-down tradition of crafting solid, functional, and lasting furniture pieces has continued into the present day, and has made Vermont the fine furniture capital of the United States. There are over 2,500 furniture makers in the state, and including the large household names like Copeland Furniture and Lyndon Furniture.

2. Maple Syrup- For many, Vermont is synonymous with maple syrup. Vermont is the largest producer of pure maple syrup in the United States, and Vermonters use maple syrup in just about everything we cook. We put it in our coffee, glaze our meats with it, and use it as a substitute for white sugar. You won’t find any of the fake stuff (with ingredients you can’t pronounce) in our refrigerators — we like nature’s recipe better!

3. Ben & Jerry’s- Ever head of them? This ice cream company started in Burlington, Vermont in 1978. Ben & Jerry’s is known for their quirky flavors like Chubby Hubby, Phish Food, and Americone Dream. Today you can get Ben & Jerry’s ice cream all over the world, but the ice cream factory is located in Waterbury, Vermont. Come visit the factory, and pay your respect to ice cream flavors of the past in the flavor graveyard.

4. Cheese- With over 150 varieties to choose from, deciding on a type of cheese seems like an impossible task, but somehow we manage. Vermont is the premium cheese state with the highest number of cheesemakers per capita: over 30 of them! You can find some of our cheeses in your local super market. Keep an eye out for Cabot Cheese and Grafton Village Cheese!

5. Darn Tough- With drastic weather changes in Vermont, the importance of good socks is apparent. Darn Tough has been keeping feet happy for three generations. Their quality socks, made in Northfield, are so darn tough that if they aren’t the most comfortable and durable socks you’ve ever owned, they’ll give you your money back!

6. Vermont Flannel Company- This family owned business has been making apparel in Vermont for over 20 years. In 2010 they were given the Made in the USA Foundation’s Hall of Fame Award for their dedication and commitment to manufacturing in the United States.

7. King Arthur Flour- King Arthur Flour has been making top-quality flour for over 200 years. Not only can you find their flour, baking mixes, and other ingredients in your local super market, but you can also visit their headquarters in Norwich, Vermont. The King Arthur Flour campus is a baker’s paradise!

8. Vermont Teddy Bear- The finest handmade teddy bears are designed, cut, sewn, stuffed, and stitched in Vermont. They make cuddly creatures for all occasions, and even have a Bear-Gram option where they ship a special teddy bear gift to a lucky recipient. If you find yourself in northern Vermont, visit their factory in Burlington.

9. Simon Pearce- This glassblowing, pottery, and home accent company is a great representation of the high-quality artistry of Vermont. You can observe these fine pieces being created in two Vermont locations: Quechee and Windsor.

10. Hubbardton Forge- Although this name may not immediately ring a bell, you’ve probably seen their gorgeous hand-forged lighting in showrooms, magazines, and even on film (like the popular TV show Glee). A team of over 200 people hand-forge these lighting fixtures in Castleton, Vermont.

 

Did we leave out your favorite product that’s made in Vermont? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page! Hopefully we’ll cover them in a future blog post.

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.

contemporary bedroom furniture

Contemporary Bedroom Furniture Trends

We just finished adding a new contemporary bedroom furniture collection to our website! It’s called the Contemporary Cable Collection. This beautiful contemporary bedroom furniture is paving the way for a brand new trend to break through the furniture industry: wood and metal. We have already begun to see this trend with tables (see our furniture fashion blog post about it), but this bedroom collection is the very first of it’s kind.

The Contemporary Cable Collection blends traditional Vermont style craftsmanship with an industrial flair to create an elegant, distinctive design. This collection includes five dressers, four chests, a night stand and a bed. Look at the drop down menu for the Contemporary Cable 10-Drawer Dresser #2, because we offer it in two different drawer configurations. The case pieces in this contemporary collection feature solid hardwood construction, traditional joinery and unique cable style drawer pulls. Each drawer also features recessed aluminum accent bars adding a sleek, modern look to the traditional wood case.

The Contemporary Cable Platform Bed uses stainless steel cable accents to add a contemporary touch. The stainless steel cable accents perfectly match the drawer pulls on the case pieces in this collection. Available in two headboard sizes, you can customize this bed to match your aesthetics. This bed is the best of both modern styling and traditional craftsmanship.

All of the bedroom pieces in the Contemporary Cable Collection are made in America and available in your choice of natural Cherry, Maple, and Walnut woods. An eco-friendly, non-toxic, handrubbed oil finish tops off the artistry of this design. All of the pieces in this collection are backed by our lifetime guarantee, and will be delivered with White Glove Shipping.

Visit our online gallery to browse our newest contemporary bedroom furniture.  Let us know on our Facebook page what you think about this new modern metal styling!

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.

solid wood dining set

Solid Wood Dining Set Sale

Fall is a busy furniture buying season, especially for bedroom pieces and the ever so popular solid wood dining set. So, as our gift to you, we have decided to add an additional dining promotion that is concurrent with our bedroom sale. This means over half of our pieces are on sale!

Have you been wanting to spruce up your dining room? This sale is the perfect opportunity! With the purchase of a dining table, you will receive 20% off dining chairs. With 60 tables, and almost as many chair styles, we are sure you will find the perfect dining table set.

All of our tables and chairs are made by craftsmen in Vermont from sustainably harvested real hardwood. A great thing about our furniture is it is made just for you! As you browse our online gallery, you will notice that most of our furniture is shown in solid cherry wood, but be sure to look at the hardwood options! You can customize most of your furniture in your choice of natural Cherry, Maple, Oak, or Walnut woods. This allows you to create your own solid wood dining set that is perfect for you and your home.

Our heirloom quality furniture features timeless styling and sturdy construction, so you will enjoy your dining table set for years to come. Browse our online gallery for our Modern Mission, American Mission, and Shaker Style dining furniture.

If our sale wasn’t tempting enough, our dining room furniture also come with a lifetime guarantee and free shipping!

 

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.

solid wood bedroom furniture set

Vermont Made Solid Wood Bedroom Furniture

Is it time for your forever bedroom set? It’s hard to beat solid wood bedroom furniture.

Many first homes away from home have bedrooms that consist of consignment finds or big box “furniture kits.” These “furniture kits” come in hundreds of pieces, are impossibly frustrating to assemble, and always seem to be missing one screw. If you’ve had enough of the mismatched and perhaps fragile pieces, maybe it’s time to upgrade to a collection that you could live with forever. 

Forever furniture is constructed with premium hardwood, traditionally crafted by hand, and is carefully finished to enhance the natural beauty of the wood while protecting the furniture. High quality solid wood bedroom furniture will remain functional and sturdy through time. Pair this exceptional quality with timeless styling and you will have forever furniture.

Vermont Woods Studios has carefully chosen our bedroom collections based on this forever furniture criteria. When it comes to real hardwoods, we found Cherry, Maple, Walnut and Oak to be the best. Our skilled Vermont furniture makers craft each piece knowing it should last forever, which makes us confident enough to offer a lifetime guarantee. With our free white glove delivery, you won’t have to assemble a thing, or borrow a truck to get it home.

If you’ve been longing for your forever bedroom set, our Fall Bedroom Furniture Sale starts today. For two weeks, save up to 20% on your dream bedroom furniture. Our online gallery features hundreds of solid wood bedroom pieces with styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. Take your time, browse our online furniture gallery, and if you need any assistance finding your forever bedroom furniture set, our Vermont furniture specialists are here to help. Feel free to utilize our Live Chat option in the top right corner of our gallery, or give them a call at 888-390-5571.

 

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 weekend event craft show

Looking for a great Vermont weekend event?

If you love unique, high-quality handmade crafts then Weston, Vermont is the place to be. This weekend is the 29th Annual Weston Craft Show. The event will be open daily from 10-5 starting on Friday, October 12, and ending on Sunday, October 14. This Vermont weekend event represents 45 artists and artisans who showcase the highest quality crafts in the state. Artists’ work fall under the categories of bookbinding, ceramics, floor cloths, folk art, glass, jewelry, wood, textiles, sculpture, photography, lighting and pastels. Their impeccable work makes this a Top 10 Fall Event, named by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

Proceeds from the Weston Craft Show support the preservation of Weston’s historic properties, including the Weston Playhouse building that is hosting the event. The quaint village of Weston is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Not only is this Vermont weekend event the perfect opportunity to see Vermont’s finest artists, but it is also a great time of year to see the Vermont foliage. Foliage is just hitting peak season in many areas of Vermont, including Weston. While traveling to Weston, you will be spending time on Route 100, which is a classic foliage drive. You will also have a great view of the Green Mountains on this route, making it well worth the drive.

Besides the Weston Craft Show, the village has a lot to offer visitors. There are museums, art galleries, and restaurants to keep you busy for hours. But the one stop that you must make while in Weston is to the Vermont Country Store. Make sure you’re hungry when you go in because the Vermont Country Store has dozens of treats for you to taste. You’ll leave the store with a smile on your face and a strong sense of nostalgia after discovering jars filled with penny candy.

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.