Lingerie-armoireThe Today show ran a story this morning about anchoring tall chests and cabinets to the wall in homes where little children are at play.  Matt Lauer and friends went on to say that “the Consumer Product Safety Commission says that the dressers and drawers pose a serious risk of injury, and even death, from toppling on children if they are not anchored.

One child is injured from furniture toppling over every 24 minutes, and a child dies every two weeks from falling furniture or TVs, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”

Eighty percent of the deaths involved children younger than 10.   How tragic.  My kids have grown to be taller than our furniture now, but I must admit that when they were toddlers, I never even thought about the dangers that tall furniture can pose to, say a child who might be trying to climb to the top of a dresser by using the drawers as steps.  The show made me do some research into the possibility of offering tip-over restraints with all of our tall furniture, even though our designs are considered “inherently stable”.
Tip over restraints are nylon straps that are attached to the back of furniture.  You screw the other end of the strap into the wall.  We now offer them upon request, with any of our tall furniture pieces, such as dressers, chests, armoires, chifforobes, china cabinets, entertainment centers, file cabinets and so forth.  If you have toddlers or know someone else who does, it’s worth a stroll through each room in the house to consider the hazards that furniture may pose.  Tip-over restraints, properly installed could save your child’s life.

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 catches a lot of slack for being a little behind the times. Well, with all of our farming and maple syruping and tree hugging, how could we possibly find the time for technology? 😉 In reality though, we’re just as social and tech-savvy as the rest of the world. At least that’s what we’d like to think. So we invite you to connect with us on our social media accounts, where we share bits and pieces of our story and our mission…plus some fun day to day stuff from around the office! We also love to share news and stories about the rainforest, Monarch butterflies, Vermont, green living, and much more. Won’t you join us?

Here’s where you can find us on social:

1) Follow us on Facebook!
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2) Connect with us on Twitter!
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3) Pin your favorite furniture on Pinterest!

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4) Find inspiration on Houzz!

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5)  Watch our videos on Youtube!

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So there you have it! Click on the images above to follow us on social and keep up with what we’re doing. Don’t be afraid to comment and say hello either! If there is one stereotype about Vermonters that is totally true, it’s that we’re very friendly. We look forward to “connecting” with you and showing you a bit more about who we are, and giving you some great content for your viewing pleasure. Want us to follow you on social media? Leave a link to your pages in the comments section of this blog.

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.

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Dear friends,

It has been an honor and privilege to work as the marketing assistant at Vermont Woods Studios for the last two years. I’ve learned so much, and have made many special connections with our fans from around the world.  I’ve enjoyed getting to share our story with you,  both here and on Facebook– from little glimpses of life at the office to grand explorations of our impact and dreams for the future…and I’ve made some wonderful connections with the friendly folks of Twitter along the way. Sadly though,  it is time for me to move on from this wonderful company and set sail to BuildingGreen!

If you’re a fan of Vermont Woods Studios, don’t worry, the social media party isn’t stopping here! Keep in touch with Vermont Woods Studios on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for continued daily doses of life at this Vermont made furniture company,  and if you’d like to stay in touch with me, go ahead and follow me on Twitter too.

Thanks again for all of the good times, friends! Stay safe, happy, and never stop chasing your dreams! :)

Best wishes,

Kelsey Eaton

ps. You will still be seeing some blogs I’ve written being posted over the next month or so.  No, that is not the ghost of a social media maven past, they are fillers until another blogette takes my place!

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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.

Mothers Day is tomorrow, and if you are looking for a thoughtful gift from a local source, you might find exactly what you need right here at Stonehurst. Besides our great selection of wood furniture, we also have an assortment of locally crafted gift items like home decor, accessories, artwork, kitchenware and more! Walk around and you’ll be sure to find something your mother would love. Everything is locally made in Vermont by talented craftspeople and artists, gifts your mom would be proud to own!

Here are 5 of my favorite locally crafted gift items you can find right here in our Vernon, Vermont showroom:

DSC04513This beautiful, nature inspired pottery is handmade by local Vernon, Vermont potter, Bronna Zlochiver. 

DSC04522Cricket Radio linens are luxurious and eco-friendly, not to mention stylish! Cricket Radio offers heirloom linen pieces with modern sophistication. Each piece of linen is Eco friendly and handmade in Vermont.

DSC04532These unique and luxurious pens are made by local Vermont artist, Micah Ranquist.  Micah is a local artisan who crafts beautiful handmade wooden pens using a lathe.  He began losing his sight at age 3 but that hasn’t stopped Micah from creating elegant pens, bowls and other collectibles made from wood. 

DSC04534These specialty handmade ceramics are the work of Vermont artist, Laura Zindel.  Find original hand-drawn roosters, hares, owls, bees, butterflies and ferns applied to a wide selection of dinnerware.  Laura’s original collections are all USA made, right here in Brattleboro. Vermont.

 

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For over 65 years JK Adams has been handcrafting high quality kitchenware and kitchen accessories.  From knife friendly cutting boards to cookware and spice storage, JK Adams has the solution. All JK Adams products are made in Vermont from eco-friendly, sustainably harvested North American woods.

If you see something you love, or think your mother would love, stop by our showroom and pick up your gift asap!

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.

Just when we thought that we had the social media scene under wraps, another great social platform arises from the online abyss! This site is called Polyvore! Polyvore is an online platform where you can shop, search for items you love, and build sets! Here are a few sets that people have created using our furniture (click on the photo to see which piece is ours):

 

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Whether its earthy, natural “sets” or quirky, colorful modern sets like the one seen above… Polyvore users seem to be loving our furniture! Want to build a set of your own using Vermont Woods Studios items? Visit our Polyvore page!

Stay tuned for a more comprehensive explanation of Polyvore next week, as well as how to use it for your own personal room planner!

For now, take some time to explore the site for yourself. What do you think about Polyvore? Let us know in the comments section or on Facebook!

 


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.