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(Black Friday Sale runs Nov. 21-Nov. 28 2015)

Vermont Woods Studios is having an extended Black Friday Furniture Sale!

Ever wonder how Black Friday started? As someone who has never really participated in this massive day of shopping, I was curious this year to find out how it all began and how it got to be so big.

We all know how Thanksgiving started-Pilgrims and Native Americans came together in Plymouth, MA to celebrate a successful harvest after the harsh winters had claimed many of the unprepared colonial settlers lives. It wasn’t until 1863 and the end of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving Day a national holiday.

First-Thanksgiving
(Photo Credit: The Smithsonian)

If we flash forward to 1939, we learn that after being petitioned, President Franklin Roosevelt and Congress declared Thanksgiving be held on the fourth Thursday in November. This move would ensure shoppers and retailers a longer holiday shopping season.

The term “Black Friday” originates from the actions of two infamous and vilified “robber barons” Jay Gould and James Fisk, who in 1869 are credited with the gold market crash. From there, we have two explanations for the term. The first being that police officers in Philadelphia coined the term from all the smog and congestion shoppers created and the second being that during the holiday season, retailers operated at a profit known as “being in the black.” It wasn’t until the 1990s though that Black Friday became a nationwide term.

As the years have progressed, the day has clearly become the mark of the commercial holiday season, with many retailers even opening their doors on Thanksgiving to get an edge on their competition. While we here at Vermont Woods Studios will be enjoying stuffed turkey and mashed potatoes with our family and friends on Thanksgiving, we will be hosting a Black Friday Sale from Saturday, November 21st through Saturday, November 28th.

During that time you will be able to save 20% off hundreds of our high quality, solid wood furniture pieces.We have a large selection of Bedroom, Living Room, Dining Room  and Home Office furniture that is available in Cherry, Maple, Oak or Walnut woods. All of our furniture is handmade by local Vermont Craftsmen and is customized to fit your space and needs. Plus, you’ll receive a lifetime guarantee!

thanksgiving-pie
(Simon Pearce and JK Adams home decor pieces easily and effortlessly enhance any space)

Shop our fine wood furniture easily and conveniently from our online store or visit our showroom in Vernon, Vermont. If you prefer to call and talk with one our team members, you can contact us at 888-390-5571. Our team is always here to help you with any questions you may have about our wood furniture or to place an order over the phone.

This holiday season, while enjoying time with your family and friends and giving thanks, we encourage you to support local businesses and American made products.

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

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

 

Sources:

BBC News: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-25110953

Christian Answers:http://christiananswers.net/q-wall/wal-g007.html

PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/grant-black-friday/

USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/26/thanksgiving-abraham-lincoln-franklin-roosevelt/3685975/

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.

Black Friday Furniture Sale

Announcing Our Black Friday Furniture Sale

Retailers across the country have created a sense of urgency to purchase your holiday gifts on Black Friday. The drastic savings around this event almost makes you feel like it would be silly to holiday shop on any day but Black Friday! What if we told you that you could get the same great Black Friday deals without having to leave your home? That you could avoid crowded department stores, and avoid the inevitable “accidental” push to the side while another aggressive shopper reaches for the last hardwood nightstand? Well, it’s true! Our Black Friday Furniture Sale is a storewide virtual sale. You can start shopping conveniently from the couch while you’re nearly in a food coma on Thursday after Thanksgiving dinner, and continue shopping through Cyber Monday. We know that this is not only a shopping-packed weekend, but also a family-packed weekend, so we’re giving you 5 full days to save on our high quality, handcrafted wood furniture.

This is our biggest sale of the year! If you’re looking for huge discounts on real, American-made furniture this holiday season, we have the deals you’re looking for. Our skillfully made furniture pieces are crafted in your choice of natural Cherry, Walnut, Maple or Oak woods. You have 5 days to save 20% on our fine wood furniture during our Black Friday Furniture Sale. In addition to this huge discount, all of our furniture is backed by a lifetime guarantee and includes free shipping!

You can access our online gallery 24 hours a day, so whenever you find a break in your busy schedule this weekend, you can still easily save on our furniture. If you prefer, you can also place orders or discuss any questions about our Vermont made, fine wood furniture by phone (802-275-5174).

Don’t miss out on great Black Friday savings! This sale ends at midnight on Cyber Monday, November 26th.

 

Our fine furniture specialists will be available to help you this weekend. Please see their schedule below:

Thanksgiving Day: Closed for staff to enjoy time with family

Black Friday: 9:00am –  5:00pm

Small Business Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, November 25: Closed for staff to enjoy time with family

Cyber Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

*Copeland Furniture and POLYWOOD Outdoor Furniture items are not included in our Black Friday Sale, although they do carry a low-price guarantee. Custom artisan and reclaimed barnwood items also excluded. 

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.

Black-friday-furniture-sale Black Friday Furniture Sale— here's a sneak preview for our blog readers eyes only.  If you've been longing for new furniture and holding out waiting for the best deal and lowest price, maybe now is your moment. 

At Vermont Woods Studios Fine Handmade Furniture, we'll be offering our entire collection of handmade solid wood furniture on sale for 20% off during our once annual Black Friday Furniture Sale.  This year the sale dates are from Thanksgiving Day through Black Friday and the weekend– until midnight on Cyber Monday, November 29.  Check back on our homepage on Thanksgiving Day to see the details.

Only once a year do we offer this large of a discount.  Our prices are not inflated to begin with, so typically we can offer a maximum of 10-15% off during our regular sales.  Only this one time each year can we offer 20% on every item in our store. 

Now is your time to have the gorgeous, high end, heirloom quality furniture you've always wanted.  Check it out and give us a call.

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.