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Our Andrews Cherry Bedroom Collection

Save Up To 20% Off Our Handmade Wood Furniture This Holiday Season!

Last weekend, as I was on my way to a Yankee Swap, I stopped at the mall to pick up my last minute gift and as I pulled into the entrance I said to myself, “You’ve got to be kidding me?!” I was greeted by police. They were directing traffic, patrolling the lots and probably just as happy to see me as I was to see them. As I drove around the mall almost every single parking spot was taken. I circled like a hawk to see if there was anywhere less congested and unsurprisingly there wasn’t!

As I finally parked and started walking into the mall I thought to myself, is this really the way we measure the holidays now? When I got into the mall though I quickly realized why everyone was there. Unbeatable sale prices.

I almost lost track of why I was there in the first place. Once I gathered my senses, I bought a candle and tea for the Swap and got out of there as fast as I could.

As I started to drive home the next day I found myself back at the mall. I just couldn’t leave knowing there were such great deals without getting myself something. So I trekked back through the clogged corridors of the mall and squeezed between shoppers to find the few items I had been holding off on buying.

I left feeling satisfied. I hadn’t fallen into any major sale “traps”, I used coupons when I could and I got what I needed and had been wanting to get at a better price than I would’ve if I had waited.

I think most of us like to scoff at the materialism that has taken over the holiday season but, one thing can’t be argued, the deals that extend to all types of products can’t be beat. December has indeed become a great season to make major purchases.

So with that in mind, it’s time to kick off our annual Year End Holiday Furniture Sale. Starting today (through years end) go ahead and treat yourself to some beautiful real hardwood furniture and save. During the sale you will save 10% off one piece of furniture, 15% off two pieces and 20% off three or more pieces storewide. All of our furniture is handmade right here in Vermont and is available in Cherry, Maple, Oak and Walnut woods.

You can shop conveniently and safely from the comfort of your home all while avoiding the hoards of people flocking to the mall for last minute gifts.

Our website is designed to make the buying process as easy and helpful as possible, but if you have any questions or if something is unclear about a piece of furniture you’re interested in, please don’t hesitate to call our Showroom toll free at 888-390-5571.

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Treat yourself this holiday season!

*Sale excludes Copeland, POLYWOOD, Artisan, Barnwood, Custom, Clearance, In-stock and home decor items

*$1,000 minimum order to qualify for sale prices

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.

Dining Chairs
Our Lowell Dining Chairs in Cherry

Learn Why Dining Chairs Are the Most Important Thing You’ll Buy For Your Dining Room

Have you ever been stuck in a meeting or at a dinner and suddenly felt a twinge of pain in your back? Did you discreetly try to rub it out, but it suddenly felt worse. You maybe cracked your back by carefully twisting side to side and felt a moment’s alleviation only to have the pain come back shortly thereafter. You probably then tried to sit up straight and fix your posture but that didn’t help much because the pain was already set in.

As someone who’s grown up with back problems, I’ve tried almost every trick in the book. Chiropractor visits, physical therapy, core strengthening, memory foam mattress pads…the list goes on and on. And I’m not alone.

According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time. Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic in nature–meaning they are not caused by serious conditions. The causes of back pain can vary from poor diet and exercise to posture.

One thing that will set off a nerve (literally!) in my back is sitting too long. I know that’s true for a lot of people, but I also find the type of chair I’m sitting in can either help or worsen the pain in my back.

When it comes to dining chairs, I like a chair with a back that’s not too tall but also offers support and room to move. While looking for chairs that are ergonomic, I still consider the style of the chair to be just as important.

I’ve gone through our collection of high-end dining chairs and have chosen three that each offer something different, while still providing comfort to the person sitting in them.

Modern High Back Cherry Dining Chairs: With a seat back shape ergonomically like the shape of our backs, this chair offers lower back support and room for movement. This chair available as either an arm or side chair comes in cherry wood with a variety of Finish options. For added comfort you can have an upholstered seat or a flat wooden seat. This contemporary chair will instantly update a room’s appearance.

Estelle Cherry Chair: Modern minimalist is a term that comes to mind with our Copeland Estelle Cherry Chair. Its seat back (reaching just 34” at its tallest point) is slender and simple, making it stand out against the rest of our collections. The chair is available in cherry (or walnut with the Estelle Walnut Chair) with a variety of Finish options. It’s designed as a side chair and is available with a flat wooden seat.

Country Windsor Chair: Comfortable and classic this chair offers you back support while maintaining a design sure to never fade out of style. Available in cherry wood with a variety of Finish options you can select either side or arm chair versions of this chair. It’s curved back allows you to sit back comfortably and it’s scooped wooden seat adds comfort while you’re sitting.

Aside from finding yourself in one of our comfortable handmade dining chairs, the American Chiropractic Association recommends some easy fixes and preventable steps for back pain.

Stretch during the day

Use proper posture

Invest in a good mattress (that’s my recommendation!)

Wear comfortable/supportive shoes

If you’re like me, comfortable shoes definitely comes second to shoe style, but it doesn’t have to be that way for your dining chairs or your furniture in general!

If you have any questions about the chairs listed or others in our collection, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or call our friendly team toll free at 888-390-5571. If you’re in the area or planning on driving through Vermont, you can always stop into our Vernon, VT Showroom. We’re open seven days a week.

Sources:
American Chiropratic Association

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.

Megan's taking on the difficult task of selecting a favorite from the many styles and colors of Anichini linens we brought back to our showroom at Stonehurst.
Megan’s taking on the difficult task of selecting a favorite from the many styles and colors of Anichini linens we brought back to our home decor showroom at Stonehurst in Vernon, Vermont.

Anichini: The Ultimate in Luxury Linens

Last week Nina, Rebecca and I traveled up to Quechee, Vermont to visit Anichini’s company store.  Anichini is a 30 year old luxury linens company started by Susan Dollenmaier.  It’s famous the world over for exquisite textiles that are routinely featured in publications like “Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Gotham, and House Beautiful and used by celebrities Cher, Sharon Stone, Christina Aguilera, Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Martha Stewart, and Steven Spielberg” (ref: wikipedia).

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We’re sending our thanks to Noelle of Anichini ‘s company store in Quechee for helping Nina, Rebecca & I select the best linens for our Stonehurst showroom at Vermont Woods Studios.

Made in Vermont

Our showroom at Stonehurst features all Vermont made home decor items, such as:

  • Furniture, handcrafted by Lyndon Furniture in Lyndonville, VT, Copeland Furniture in Bradford, VT and a handful of small to medium sized woodworking studios around the state
  • Lighting, hand-forged by Hubbardton Forge in Castleton, VT
  • Glassware,  hand-blown by Simon Pearce in Quechee, VT

So we’ve been thinking about carrying Vermont made textiles for awhile.  Fortunately, we’re just an hour and a half away from one of the premiere textile brands on the planet… Anichini!  Who knew the Green Mountain State had such a world class assembly of home decor?

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Decisions, decisions, decisions …

Anichini’s Company Store

The Company Store has samples of almost all Anichini linens and we had a wonderful time seeing and feeling these beautiful linens.  Nina, Rebecca and I were like kids in a candy store.  Heather and Noelle were the resident experts and they helped us select the products we thought would most appeal to our customers at Stonehurst.

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Taking a lunch break at the beautiful Simon Pearce restaurant in Quechee, VT. Tip: the mulled cider is delicious!

Coming Soon!

Rebecca already has a nice selection of Anichini linens displayed in our showroom at Stonehurst.  Nina will be taking professional quality photos over the next several months.  She and Tristan will then be posting items for sale on our website.  You can bookmark the Home Decor section of our website and check in from time to time to see it all coming together.  Better yet, visit us at 538 Huckle Hill Road in Vernon, Vermont to see Anichini linens in person.  You’ll be glad you did!

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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Just a few of the great gifts you can find from Vermont this year!

This Holiday Season We’re Offering A Guide To Some Of Our Favorite Vermont Products

I’ve always considered myself an excellent gift-giver. I love surprising someone with a gift that they really wanted but didn’t expect to get. Recently though, my holiday spirit has been dwindling more and more each year.

I don’t think it’s for any one particular reason and I wouldn’t consider the holiday spirit lost on me. I think I’ve come to want my holidays to truly represent the spirit of giving and making a difference. To try to bring back my love of the holidays, I’ve decided that all or most of my gifts will be American or locally made. This way my friends and family will still be getting a gift, but I’ll also be happy knowing I’ve helped the local artisans, craftsmen and shop owners with my support for their hard work.

If you’re still shopping for this holiday season and you’d like to support American/local businesses, I’ve compiled a Gift Guide of Vermont based products that not only support our economy but that are quality crafted and often still handmade.

When you think of products from Vermont your mind probably goes to maple syrup, craft beer and cheese and those of course made my list, but I’ve included some other great products as well!


The Flame Rolling Pin by Vermont Rolling Pins: The handles of this rolling pin are shaped like the flames from a candle wick. It’s available in Cherry and Maple woods for $64 and Walnut wood for $80. You can also get it engraved for an added $10 fee. It’s the perfect gift for the baker in your life!

 

Personal Teapot in Blue Agate by Bennington Potters: A great idea for the tea lover in your life, this teapot is also available in Turquoise and Cashmere glazes and retails for $59.

 

Double Wick Apothecary Candle in Christmas Wreath scent by Wilmington Candle Company: Skip the generic name brand candles for your Yankee Swap this year! Not a fan of balsam inspired scents? Not to worry, Wilmington Candle Co. has dozens of scents and candle sizes for you to choose from. The Double Wick candles burn for approximately 125+ hours.

 

Sick Day or Long Trail Ale by Long Trail Brewing CoYou can find the closest retailer near you via the Long Trail website. Fan of the beer but not available in your area? The famous Vermont beer sells swag like the Unisex Pom Pom Beanie for $22 or the 20 oz. Vermont Pint glass for $6.00 each!

 

Herb de Provence Chevre Goat Cheese by Vermont CreameryMust love Rosemary! This bountifully flavored cheese is sure to be a fan favorite at any holiday party. Available in Classic, Three Peppercorn and Cranberry Orange & Cinnamon this spreadable cheese is best when served alongside a plain cracker-let the cheese do all the talking. Cheese logs are available starting at $4.99.

 

Organic Maple Syrup by Hidden Springs Maple FarmCertified organic by Vermont Organic Farmers, Hidden Springs maple syrup is available in Vermont Fancy, Vermont A (Amber) and Vermont B (Dark) and is Kosher certified. This syrup is priced at $8.65 for a half pint, $15.75 for a pint, $22.45 for a quart and $41.75 for a half gallon.

 

Little Bit O’ Honey Gift Pack by Champlain Valley Honey:The perfect samplings of fine Vermont honey, this gift comes packaged in custom tung wood boxes. The gift pack comes with an 8 oz. jar of Raw Naturally Crystallized Honey and an 8 oz. jar of Liquid Honey for $31.00.

 

Flannel Scarf in Fashion Stewart by The Vermont Flannel CompanyWith plaid coming back on trend for scarves this holiday season, this could be the perfect gift for that hard to shop for person. Available in 14 color options ranging from neutrals to bright colors, these double-brushed 100% cotton scarves are great for both men and women.

 

3-Bar Soap Gift Packs by Vermont Soap: Available in four different pack options, for Dry Skin, Oily Skin, Combination Skin and a Swirl Gift Set, these sustainably made soaps are great gifts packs for someone you know that loves bath and beauty products or has had a hard finding a soap that doesn’t irritate their skin! Each pack comes with three different scents and normally sells for $19.98 (At the time we published this post, the packs were on sale for $15.98).

 

Hiker 1/4 Sock Cushion by Darn Tough Vermont: Have an avid hiker in your life? These socks are high quality and built to last the rigors of hiking and trail running. The sock is made of Merino Wool and naturally repels bacteria and odor. Available in three colors and sizes a pair of these socks is $17.00.

 

Individual Caramel Packs by Big Picture Farm in Sea Salt & Vanilla: Each pack comes with a choice of 25 pieces of individually wrapped caramels for $20, 50 for $38 or 100 for $75. The caramels are available in Sea Salt & Vanilla, Maple Cream, Chai, Cocoa Latte, Raspberry Rhubarb, Cider Honey, Brown Butter Bourbon and Wild Chocolate Mint flavors. The caramels are made with fresh goat milk and have won numerous awards.


 

These are just a sampling of the many products proudly made and sold by Vermonters. So whether you’re looking for last minute stocking stuffers or even a gift for yourself, these Vermont made products are sure to be a hit. I know there are a few items on the list I’ve already bought (and eaten!).

 

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.

Christmas Gift Ideas at the Vernon Artisan Market
Looking for handmade Christmas gifts?  Join us this Sunday, December 13 from noon-4pm for the First Annual Vernon Artisan Market and start checking off your list.

The Joy of Christmas Shopping

How much do you love Christmas shopping?  Are you someone who keeps an eye open all year long for just the right gift for each person on your list?  Or do you wait till the last minute because you’d rather have a root canal than shop?  Probably you’re somewhere in between but either way I submit to you that everyone loves to receive a beautiful, handcrafted gift for the holidays.  So why not start (or finish) your holiday shopping at the 1st Annual Vernon Artisan Market?  It’s a new and exciting local shopping event organized by artists and craftspeople throughout the town of Vernon.

Handmade Christmas Gifts

Many of the artisans will be set up in the Vernon Town Hall and others are inviting you into their studios to see how their handmade gifts are crafted.  You’ll find a map of the studio tour on the Vernon town website.  Artists include potter Bronna Zlochiver, jeweller/painter/graphic designer Margaret Shipman, floral designer Nancy Renaud of Barn Door Wreaths, artist/jeweller/painter Donna Scully, basket maker Sandy Harris, quilter Jean Carr, artist Barbara Emery Moseley and baker Carol Hammond.  Vermont Woods Studios is on the tour too so come visit us at Stonehurst and start crossing off those names on your Christmas list!

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.