I'm just getting back from a weekend trip up North to Plattsburgh, NY (200 miles north) to visit my mother. While we were enjoying a beautiful, sunny Fall day and feeding the Canadain geese who stopped to rest at the CVPH Medical Center, my friends to the South were getting covered with 15" of heavy wet snow. How weird is that?
Sun and fun in Plattsburgh, NY yesterday.
By the time I got back down to Brattleboro, there were trees and branches down everywhere, power outages and traffic accidents. All this snow made me wonder what lies ahead for the geese and other migrating birds as they head South.
It's not a very nice Halloween trick for Mother Nature to play on them.
Time to fill up the bird feeders.
Many thanks to all our customers, craftspeople, suppliers and friends who have supported our work at Vermont Woods Studios Furniture this year. With your help we have managed to surpass our sales goals this year while still maintaining our high standards for quality and customer service. We're pretty proud of that, especially during a time of such economic distress.
We'll take a minute or two to celebrate and revel but for the most part we are focused on the future and there's no time to lose. 2011 brings many new challenges as we continue to pursue our environmental mission by expanding our sustainable Vermont made furniture lines and adding a whole new line of eco-friendly recycled outdoor furniture to our store.
We hope you'll continue to follow our work and help us spread the news about the beautiful heirloom quality, solid wood furniture that Vermont is famous for. Vermont truly is the Fine Furniture Capitol of America and now this authentic craftsmanship is finally available online and across the country– and indeed the world. That's worth celebrating!
Wishing you all the best of good health, happiness and prosperity in 2011,
Peggy, Ken, Kendall, Riley, Manjula, Rebecca, Douglas, Dennis and our whole family of craftspeople at Vermont Woods Studios Furniture.