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At 2:30am on Christmas Eve
, our landlord and wonderful supporter and promoter, Annette Roydon was awakened in her c. 1814 farmhouse by the smell of smoke.  She grabbed her cell phone and her dog, Hera and bolted down the stairs and out the front door.  As she was dialing emergency-911 she realized she was standing in the freezing snow and cold with nothing on but a T-shirt.  She had just enough time to run upstairs, snatch a pair of jeans and run out, before the house burst into flames.

Thanks to the quick response of the local Vernon Fire Department and six other fire departments from neighboring towns, the fire was put out by early-morning and no one was hurt.  Although the farmhouse and the adjoining office space which was our showroom were a complete loss, the barn was saved, as were all the livestock including horses, cows and chickens.

Now that several days have gone by and we've been able to get over the initial shock, we are looking at options for moving forward and will keep you posted here on our blog.  Our online Vermont Woods Studios store is functioning just fine, with no interruption, so that much is a big relief.

Annette gives us all inspiration after losing just about every material thing she owned, including valuable artwork, jewelry and family heirlooms that had been handed down to her over many generations.  She said that the outpouring of concern and compassion and the many offers of help were a heart-warming reminder of what Christmas is really all about.  She's unbelievable, isn't she?  Thanks, Annette for your indominatable spirit.

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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Many thanks to our customers, friends and colleagues who stopped by to see us in our booth at the Boston GreenBuild conference last week.  We were inspired to join you, Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa who delivered the keynote address, and over 800 green companies and 28,000 attendees, all working towards a the vision of a greener planet. 

It was an honor for us at Vermont Woods Studios to be representing our state's finest furniture makers alongside Kathleen Wanner of the Vermont Wood Manufacturer's Association and Bruce Wilkie of Lyndon furniture. 

We appreciate the warm greetings and compliments we received regarding our fine, handcrafted, solid wood furniture display and we look forward to working with many of you in the near future.

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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Bringing Vermont Woodworking into the Modern World with our New Blog.

You’ve come to us with your sustainable eco-furniture needs; you’ve come to us to add a touch of class and uniqueness to your homes.  You’ve stuck with us as we’ve striven to build a company with a tri-fold mission—to save our planet’s endangered forests and priceless raw materials, to save the individual artisan and safeguard that traditional way of life in this difficult economy, and, of course, to create a beautiful and innovative line of artisan furniture. In short: to make art and to make an impact.

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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.