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):

 

Organic Modern

 

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Orange Break !!!

 

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.

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We are excited to roll out our new and improved website! We’ve upgraded the design to be cleaner, easier to read, and more user friendly overall. The days of our minty green background are far behind us, and we are happy to give our customers the best possible experience with our website.

One of the biggest improvements is the look of our category pages. Header images are larger, giving you a better look at the quality and style of our pieces, and product images are larger too–creating a better shopping experience overall.

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These changes are only the beginning of an ongoing project to tell our story and give you the most honest view at our company, our values, and our brand! Keep your eyes on the blog as we reveal more website transformations and upgrades! Until then, browse through our new website template and let us know what you think of it in the comments section!  If you are interested, you can see what it used to look like here.

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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Tristan’s been learning the Vermont Woods Studios ropes from his dad since he was barely a teenager. I took this snapshot a couple years ago when we were renting a tiny office space from Teddy George at George’s Mill in Vernon.

This isn’t the first time I’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Tristan Fletcher into our family of hardworking fine furniture specialists at Vermont Woods Studios.  Tristan’s been helping us since back in the day when we were working out of the guest bedroom in my house.  He was barely a teenager when we started recruiting him to help with data entry and photo-shopping.  Over the years he’s added additional skills like computer networking and troubleshooting to his repertoire.  Not to mention lawn-mowing, wood cutting/stacking and showroom cleaning.

Come to think of it, Tristan’s probably a serious competitor to Ken and Loryn when it comes to winning the VWS “jack of all trades” award.

Here's Tristan and fellow "groundskeepers" at Stonehurst last summer.  The foursome (from left, Teagen Fletcher, Riley Farabaugh, Trenton Fletcher and Tristan)
Here’s Tristan and fellow “grounds keepers” at Stonehurst last summer. The foursome (from left, Taegen Fletcher, Riley Farabaugh, Trenton Fletcher and Tristan) managed to keep smiling (mostly) throughout  the process of cutting and stacking 40 cords of wood.

When I asked Tristan how he acquired his expertise with computers he said he got interested by playing online video games. “While at my friend’s house I saw his custom computer and at that moment it started my interest. As a computer gamer the technology is never enough so I tinker and get as much performance as I can. New leading edge things come out which make the computer work better/faster and instantly I need to have them.

I’ve been customizing computers for about 3 years.  There’s nothing like having all the separate parts and spending a day building and putting a computer together to experience the final product and being able to say “I made that”.

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“There is nothing like spending a day building and putting all the pieces of a computer together and being able to say “I made that”.
When he's not going to school, working at Vermont Woods Studios, building computers or hanging out with friends, Tristan likes to draw.
When he’s not going to school, working at Vermont Woods Studios, building computers or hanging out with friends, Tristan likes to draw.
Big sister, Taegen adds a little levity to the task of maintining our furniture showroom at Stonehurst.
Big sister, Taegen Fletcher also helps us out at Vermont Woods Studios.  No job is too big or too small

Everyone’s excited about having Tristan on board full time now at Stonehurst. We’ve stationed him in the Brainiac Room with Neville and Martin where he’ll be helping them turn our dreams into reality.  It’s great to have you on board full time, Tristan!

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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Vermont Fine Furniture Photography: We Want Your Photos!

One of the best parts of our work at Vermont Woods Studios is seeing photos of our handmade furniture after it’s been installed in a customer’s home.  I’m happy to say that we’ve put Vermont’s handmade furniture into homes in every state in America (including Alaska and Hawaii) as well as a handful of other countries.  But the drawback to serving such a wide-spread customer base is that we rarely get to install the furniture ourselves and see how it looks!  That makes our customer testimonials and reviews all the more important.

Some of us like to say that our customers are  the best interior designers, because of the warm and unique looks that are created when they arrange our furniture in their homes. From sunny mountaintop porches to cozy New England living spaces, there is no shortage of places and ways to arrange our beautiful wood furniture.

We frequently feature fine furniture photography from our wonderful customers on Facebook and on Pinterest, and we’d love to have a photo of yours! If you have a piece of Vermont Woods Studios furniture in your home, we’d love for you to send us a snapshot of your new furniture arranged just as you live with it. Submit your fine furniture photography to info@vermontwoodsstudios.com

To get inspiration and see other examples of Vermont fine furniture photography, visit our Pinterest board!

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.