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We've only got Kendall for a few more days before he ditches us at Vermont Woods Studios and goes back to college after a nice long winter break.  That's pretty sad because he's been cranking out the website work these last few weeks– stuff that none of the rest of us (except Manjula, of course) know how to do.

 

 

 

Anyway, Kendall's becoming a Facebook genie and he's set up a "Staff Picks" tab.  This week he's featuring Shannon's favorite furniture, the Modern American Dining Set.  It's a beautiful solid cherry table and benches– very simple but very elegant too. 

 

 

 

 

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Here it is all dressed up by our favorite set designer, Erica Ell.  If you love it as much as Shannon does, fan us on Facebook and get an extra 5% off.

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.

American-christmas-shoppingUPDATE as of 7PM, Nov 30

I am really sorry if, like us, you were watching for a segment on our Made in America Christmas Challenge tonight.  We weren't there :(    I just asked the producer what happened and she explained that time constraints prevented our segment from being aired on schedule.  I guess this is not unusual as the news is never predictable.  Anyway, Christine assured me that our segment is still in the works and will be aired in the near future.  She will let me know when that is and I'll post it here and on our facebook.

Don't forget to tune in (or set your DVR) to ABC World News with Diane Sawyer at 6:30pm EST TONIGHT to see our crazy Christmas Shopping Challenge in patriotic Vernon, Vermont.   All your favorite American-made shopping stalwarts will be featured from the Town Hall, the Firestation, the Vernon elementary school, the Portside Tavern, Malhana Farm and Vermont Woods Studios Furniture (home of 100% American made, wood furniture).

Check out what the Brattleboro Reformer had to say about us and watch the previews on ABC.  

Here's the premsie:  Americans will spend, on average $700 per person on Christmas and holiday gifts this year.  If we allocated just $64 of that to American made gifts, we would generate 200,000 jobs, nation-wide.  So the question is:  Are you IN?

If you're IN, then get counted by joining us at our Made in America Holiday Shopping virtual Facebook event (it's just a mouse click– you don't have to actually show up anywhere).  Thanks for joining us and be sure to share (on our Facebook) any cool things you find in your shopping adventures!


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.

Facebook-Business If you have a small business and you're looking to expand, check out the American Express-Facebook Big Break Contest for a chance to win $20,000 to use in growing your business. 

 

 It's a long shot, I know.  There are already some 200,000 Facebook fans (many of which will compete I suppose) but it only takes a few minutes to fill out the entry form and who knows?  Maybe you'll win. 

 

 

 

They are picking 5 winners who will all receive the $20K prize as well as a trip to Facebook headquarters for a business make-over. 

Here are the 3 questions you need to answer to compete (responses are limited to 150 words each):

  1. Tell us about your business.  What makes it fun to come to work
  2. How do you see Facebook impacting your business?
  3. How could a big break help your biz and your customers?

 

For us, I figured these are all questions we need to understand at Vermont Woods Studios anyway, so why not think them through and throw our hat in the ring?  Join us!

 

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.

Cutting-board I know some raffles are a pain to enter, but this one is super EASY.  Just 2 clicks:

     First click to get to our Vermont Woods Studios Facebook page

     Then click the LIKE button. 

 

Facebook Now you're entered to win one of Ken's handmade cutting boards.  They're getting pretty popular actually and we're hoping to give away or sell enough to keep Ken out of trouble… haha!  The boards are made of natural native and exotic hardwood scraps from Ken's shop. 

 

Depending on what he has on hand, you can expect to see a colorful assortment of natural Maple, Cherry, Oak, Walnut, Purple Heart, Padauk, Fir and Mahogany.

A customer remarked the other day that she could not possibly use one for a cutting board because she didn't want to mark it up.  She decided to use it as a cheese board instead.  Ken was so happy.

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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Thank goodness for our brilliant children, who put their parents to shame in the technology arena (and most others).  Our son, Kendall has created a Fabulous Facebook Fan Page for Vermont Woods Studios

Kendall wanted to provide a way for customers and others interested in green furniture, rainforest conservation, wildlife protection and sustainable forestry to connect and share new ideas. 

Check it out and let Kendall know how we can use it to help you and your family make informed choices about purchasing sustainable furniture and other wood products.

Thanks Kendall for all your help with our family business.  You are awesome!!

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.