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 Shaker Style Furniture

Shaker style furniture is the most sought after design in our online gallery. Shaker style furniture has been around since the late 1700′s and has evolved to accommodate today’s contemporary home. Some of today’s Shaker style furniture are adaptations of pieces that did not exist, like TV stands and media consoles.  Many pieces of Shaker style furniture feature the traditional design, but have a slight modern influence, like our Shaker style beds and Shaker tables. The contemporary Vermont craftsmen have embraced the original concept of Shaker style furniture, creating their own versions. Vermont style shaker furniture is widely admired for it’s simplistic, functional, and sturdy design. It’s identified by traditional straight lines, tapered posts and legs, and the familiar round Shaker knob.

Our Shaker furniture is most popular in natural cherry wood. Cherry is one of the most prized hardwoods in New England and in the United States. The rich color of solid cherry wood is the driving factor in people’s admiration, but the strength of the wood makes it perfect for our Vermont shaker style furniture.

We are currently having a Shaker style furniture sale! We offer over 200 pieces of Shaker influenced furniture in our online gallery. You will find a variety of styles in our six Shaker furniture collections, ranging from traditional designs to Shaker style furniture with a contemporary look. We have Shaker furniture pieces for every room in your home. With our Shaker style furniture sale, you can save up to 20% on this popular style of furniture. Save 10% on one piece, 15% on two pieces, or 20% on three or more pieces of Shaker style furniture. Our furniture comes with a lifetime guarantee and free shipping! This sale only lasts for one week (ending Wednesday, November 21), so start shopping today!

Shop for your new furniture securely, easily, and conveniently from our online gallery. Our furniture specialists are also available to assist you through our Live Chat option (located in the top right from our online gallery), or via telephone: 802-275-5174.

 

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.

Made in America Holiday Shopping Challenge

One of our founding principles at Vermont Woods Studios is to sell American Made furniture. We have always sold 100% American Made wood furniture, and we will only sell USA made furniture in the future.  The truth is, over 75% of the wood furniture that you see in American stores is manufactured overseas, and it is very likely that the wood was harvested illegally from one of the world’s rapidly disappearing rainforests. Furniture isn’t the only industry dominated by foreign made goods. It’s all around us.

There are a number of reasons as to why American Made goods are important; quality and the environment are just a few. However, over the past few years, people have seen a direct correlation between purchasing American Made products, and seeing local economies flourish. Creating jobs for American people seems to be the most compelling reason to buy products made in the USA.

Made in America Holiday Shopping Challenge

This past year ABC news ran a Made in America series where they did a great job of raising awareness as to how little we have in our homes that are products of this country. The series cited some amazing statistics like this: if each American spends just $3.33 on American made goods this year it would generate 10,000 jobs. Wow!

Inspired by the TV series our staff member, Dennis, recognized that pairing the concept of  buying American Made products with the holidays could make a difference. This is the time of year when we spend the most amount of money. How many Americans are buying gifts for family members and loved ones? How many Secret Santa offices parties will there be? How many school children will be participating in classroom gift exchanges? How many people are having a Yankee Swap? In 2011 the National Retail Federation predicted that Americans would spend $462 billion during the holiday season. This year, they predict that we will spend $586.1 billion during the 2012 holiday season. Imagine the impact that we could have on the economy if we all purchased a few American made items for the holidays.

Noting the impact that that a small business could have, Vermont Woods Studios participated in an American made holiday office party. In addition, we reached out to our family, friends, and customers and asked them to take a pledge to support our country’s economy by purchasing goods made right here in the United States. Our Made in America Holiday Shopping Challenge caught the eye of the producers at ABC News, and we were invited to join Diane Sawyer in an episode of the Made in America series! Watch our staff and our challenge from 2011 on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer.

Thanks to many supporters, especially ABC News, the trend of buying American from last year has turned into a full movement. The awareness consumers have, and the mindfulness of buying habits, has further established the importance of buying American Made goods. So, this year we are continuing this movement with full force. We will have an American Made office party, and each staff member at Vermont Woods Studios has taken the pledge to buy American Made this holiday season.

Make The Pledge, Follow The Movement

Here’s how you can support our pledge and join us in spreading the word about our Made in America Holiday Shopping Challenge.

1. Like us on Facebook. Stay connected to us throughout the holiday gift buying season. We’ll offer our support through making our followers aware of the variety of American Made holiday gift ideas that are available.

2. Visit our blog. We will be sharing ideas, research, and findings about buying American made holiday gifts.

3. Follow our American Made Pinterest Board. This is the easiest place for us to store gift ideas for you to repin and save to your own boards.

Join us! Take the pledge to buy American Made holiday gifts! Let’s see if we can make a difference buying American Made gifts for the holidays. Write about it in your blog. Share it on your Facebook. Repin US Made products on Pinterest. Write an article for your local newspaper. Email it to your Mom. See if your friends and co-workers will jump on board too. Together, we can do it. We can make a difference!

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.

Special Bedroom Furniture Promotion

Vermont Made Hardwood Bedroom Furniture

Are you bummed that you missed out on our Fall Bedroom Furniture Sale? It just ended this week. It happens to us all when we’re making big purchases- we keep telling ourselves, “I’ll buy it tomorrow.” Then, when it’s finally “tomorrow” the sale is over. This time you’re in luck; we’ve extended your “tomorrow” so that you can still get a great deal on new solid wood bedroom furniture. We have decided to add a bonus bedroom sale for the next two weeks! This special bedroom furniture promotion will run concurrent with our American Made Dining Furniture Sale.

Until November 13th when you purchase one of our hardwood beds, you will save 20% on two high end nightstands to go with it! Copeland Furniture pieces are excluded from this promotion; however, we have the lowest prices guaranteed on their furniture!

With this special bedroom furniture promotion, over half of the items in our online gallery are on sale! This is not the time to tell yourself, “I’ll buy tomorrow.” Start shopping for your new fine wood bedroom furniture today. Our heirloom quality furniture features timeless styling and sturdy construction, so you will enjoy your hardwood furniture for years to come (lifetime guaranteed). Every piece is crafted right here in Vermont with sustainably harvested woods, and made just for you! Your new bedroom furniture can be made in your choice of natural Cherry, Maple, Walnut, or Oak woods. With a wide range of bedroom furniture styles, from shaker style to modern, you will find pieces to perfectly compliment your home.

This bedroom furniture promotional sale ends at midnight on November 13th. Conveniently, securely, and easily shop from your home by visiting our online gallery. Feel free to speak to our furniture specialists through our Live Chat option if you have questions about our furniture, the styles, or the woods. You can find the Live Chat option in the top right corner of our online gallery. Or, if you prefer, give us a call at 802-275-5174* to order by phone or to discuss your questions about our Vermont Made, solid wood furniture.

 

*Please note that this not our toll free number. Our toll free number is currently out of service due to Hurricane Sandy. We are working to correct this issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. 

 

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.

Modern American Dining Furniture

Looking for real hardwood dining furniture?

Authentic, solid wood dining furniture can be difficult to find. The Internet often times misleads customers into thinking that all furniture websites carry real hardwood dining furniture. Most of the time the “real” wood furniture is really just plywood painted to look like the real thing. At Vermont Woods Studios we work extremely hard to educate our customers about quality wood furniture, and make them aware of the benefits of buying it.

All of our fine wood furniture is crafted in Vermont using sustainably harvested natural cherry, maple, oak, or walnut woods. The premium hardwood converts beautifully into dining furniture, which has the durability to last for generations. In fact, we are confident enough in our dining furniture that we back it with a lifetime guarantee!

If you’ve been thinking about new hardwood dining furniture, let us help you find the perfect pieces. Our online gallery offers 60 tables, and almost as many chair styles, so we’re sure you can find the perfect dining furniture for your home. If you’re unsure about what type of table shape is best for your home, be sure to read our recent blog post “Selecting the Right Dining Table Shape for your Home Decor.” Additionally, our furniture specialists would be happy to assist you through our live chat option on our website, or over the telephone.

For the next two weeks our American Made dining furniture is on sale! You can save big on our natural hardwood dining tables, chairs, hutches, and buffets in a variety of styles. This sale is a great opportunity to add a piece of furniture to your existing dining set, or to completely transform your dining room.  If you’re planning to upgrade all of your dining furniture, check out our handmade dining furniture setsSave 10% on one piece, 15% on two pieces, and 20% off three or more pieces, plus free shipping! Start browsing our online gallery securely, easily and conveniently today. If you prefer, contact us at 802-275-5174 to order by phone or discuss your questions about our furniture. This sale ends at midnight on November 13th. 

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 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.