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100% of our wood furniture is locally crafted in Vermont. Our woodworkers use as much wood as possible from Northeastern forests, further supporting lumber workers and more.

Support Independent Small Businesses this Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

With all of the excitement surrounding Black Friday this year, it is easy to get caught up in the frenzy of buying the cheapest items without consideration for where it is made, how it is made, and what are the consequences of that purchase. When you are shopping for great deals this year, remember to shop small on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. This ensures good paying jobs, support for the local community, and much more. Supporting small business doesn’t mean shutting yourself off from the outside world, it simply means putting your money into a locally owned business that uses local resources sustainably, employs their workers at a fair wage, and primarily doesn’t import their products out of the USA! Supporting local takes the money out of the hands of distant corporations and puts it back into the community where it belongs!

When you support a small business, you are paying for someone to go to college, for a little girls dance classes, for someone to put a good meal on the table, and so much more. So enjoy your shopping and challenge yourself to buy at least one independently crafted item this holiday season!

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.

What if we told you that you could get all of the same amazing Black Friday deals you can in stores, without having to leave your home? That you could avoid crowded furniture warehouses & department stores, and avoid the inevitable shove to the side while another aggressive shopper reaches for the last side table? Well, it’s true! Our Black Friday Furniture Sale is a storewide virtual sale. You can shop conveniently from the couch while you enjoy your mild food coma!

We know that this is not only a shopping-packed weekend, but also a family-packed weekend, so we’re giving you 8 full days to save on our Vermont made, handcrafted wood furniture.

This sale begins  the day before Thanksgiving and runs through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday– with a few extra days for good measure.  From Wednesday, November 27th through Wednesday December 4th our online fine furniture gallery is open 24/7 making your new furniture shopping stress and hassle free. (For additional assistance and convenience our showroom and phone lines will be staffed from 9:00am – 5:00pm each day during the event with the exception of Thanksgiving Day and Sunday, December 1st)

During this event, you’ll save 20%* on our real wood BedroomLiving RoomDining Room and Home Office furniture all skillfully crafted by Vermont’s finest furniture workshops. Choose from real Cherry, Maple, Walnut, or Oak woods. We can also customize your new furniture to exactly fit your space and needs. All of our furniture is traditionally built to last for generations and is backed by a lifetime warranty.

So, don’t worry about getting out of your PJs to get the best Black Friday furniture deals this year!

*Excludes Home Decor items, Copeland, Artisan and Outdoor Furniture

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.

Sometimes we get lost in all of the Christmas shopping hoopla. Let us take a moment to reflect just what it is we are thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Sometimes Thanksgiving gets lost in all of the Christmas shopping hoopla. Let us take a moment to reflect just what it is we are thankful for.

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, it’s important to remember that this holiday was not originally intended to promote Christmas sales. More and more we see “Black Friday” move into Thanksgiving Day. I thought it would be nice to reach out to some of our customers, craftsmen, and Vermont Woods Studios staff to see what they are thankful for this year.

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I’m thankful for my home and awesome new dog!      -Kelsey, VWS Marketing Assistant

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I am thankful for my incredibly supportive husband and my crazy little 2 year old. I love that I have the opportunity to stay home and care for our son – I am one lucky mom (on most days anyway!).      -Lisa, Customer, Maplewood, NJ

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I am thankful to live in a country where violence and terror are not the norms for resolving political differences. I am thankful for the men and women of the Armed Forces, emergency service workers and other public service members who are separated from friends and family during Thanksgiving because they are providing for the defense and safety of our communities, whether they be in war zones or here on American soil. I am thankful for those who put themselves in harm’s way to give me the freedom that I often take for granted. It is because of them that I have the ability to spend time at home with friends and family.      -Loryn, VWS Sales

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Health, Family & Friends!      -Cheryl, Craftsman

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I am thankful for my family and getting to spend Thanksgiving with them and not having to cook!      -Sean, VWS Sales

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I don’t want to sound too schmaltzy, but I am thankful for my family: that my wife and I are still committed to each other; that my kids are happy, successfully launched and making their way in the world; that I have an extended family whom I love and who love me. Beyond my blood family, I am grateful for the friends and community that make me feel like I’m a part of something larger than myself.

Except for a few people, in the end the great bulk of us are remembered only for how well we loved others and how well they loved us. I am thankful to have so many people to love.

Happy Thanksgiving.      -Steve, Craftsman

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This being my first year at Vermont Woods Studios, I am thankful to be working with such a great team doing work I enjoy, while helping the environment and supporting our local craftspeople!      -Martin, VWS Webmaster

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In a nutshell—I am thankful for my wonderful family, for health and for peace!      -Cheryl, Customer, McLean, VA

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I am thankful for our friendly, witty, quirky, dedicated staff members at Vermont Woods Studios that make our customers feel like family!      -Peggy, Founder and VWS Visionary

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This is my first Thanksgiving at Vermont Woods Studios. Having been part of a company downsizing a little over a year ago, I can’t believe how lucky I am to now be working with a group of like-minded people and so close to my own home. And, so my family doesn’t think I don’t appreciate them, I will give a shout out to my amazing daughters and my very patient husband. I would also be remiss if I omitted my theater and church family members!      -Michelle, VWS Sales

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Vermont Woods Studios!

 

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.

Fine Furnitiure Sets | Black Friday Sale Every Day
Vermont made fine furniture sets are on sale every day for 20% off at Vermont Woods Studios.

Have you noticed that Black Friday Sales have expanded over the years?  I remember when it actually used to be on the day after Thanksgiving.   Now in 2013 it’s all of November at many stores.

With American made, handcrafted fine furniture– sales work a little differently than with electronics or clothing, though.  Made to order furniture, crafted especially for you doesn’t offer much economy of scale during a big storewide sale.  So without compromising on craftsmanship or premium quality sustainable lumber, we’ve had to figure out other ways to add value and give customers the best price.

That’s where buying fine furniture as a set comes in.  Craftspeople add efficiency to their system when building sets rather than individual pieces.  And at Vermont Woods Studios we add efficiency (and save money) when shipping multiple pieces to the same address.

We pass that savings on to you so every day we can offer 2013 Black Friday sale prices — if you buy your furniture in a set.  Check out our handmade bedroom sets, solid wood dining furniture sets and living room (coffee, end and sofa) table sets.  They are all value priced at 20% off year round.  Don’t see exactly what you want?  Give Liz or Sean a call and they’ll customize your set now with the pieces you want. And when Thanksgiving comes around, you can relax with your family.  Isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

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-saleManjula and Dennis are in the next room fine-tuning this year's Black Friday Furniture Sale.  I can only eavesdrop at the moment– because they know I'm going to blog about the details as soon as I hear them.  Stay tuned and I will fill you in as soon as I know what's up.

In the meantime, check out our American Made Holiday Shopping Challenge.  Before you scoop up all those Black Friday bargains, check to see where the stuff is made and share any great "American made" finds with us on Facebook.

 

Here's another idea for your "American Made" Christmas shopping:  our furniture gift certificates.  You can purchase them in multiples of $100.  A pretty cool stocking-stuffer, don't you think? 

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.