Handmade-cherry-moon-table Many thanks to Chris Garafolo of the Brattleboro Reformer for his fabulous article about Vermont Woods Studios Furniture.  We met with Chris last week in the Farm Office and showed him another aspect of this historic location that I think he was quite surprised to see.  He writes:

"Operating out of a spare room of a Vernon farmhouse, one Vermont business has quickly gained a national reputation for supplying quality furniture from sustainable sources around the Green Mountain State

Chris also visited with local Brattleboro furniture artisan Greg Goodman who recently made a reproduction of a Chippendale cabinet for Annette, who's original cabinet was destroyed in the farmhouse fire.  We thank both Chris and Greg for their support of our ongoing efforts at  Vermont Woods
Studios Furniture
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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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Well we're just returning from Manhattan after our big "debut" on national TV 😉

Many thanks to Harris Faulkner and Chris Snyder at Fox News for making us feel so welcome and comfortable on the set of The Strategy Room.  A segment of the interview is posted on the Fox News website

  

  

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Harris was most interested in the fact that a high tech Internet business is run out of a horse farm in Vermont.  What's so unusual about that?

 

Have I been in the country too long?

 

 

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Got to get back to feeding chickens and mending fences now 😉

 

 

 

 

  

 

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Many thanks to Annette for providing us this beautiful space to
work in.

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.

Annette-hera-picking-violetsAnnette found a recipe for Violet jam the other day and recruited me to help with it.  I don't know why.  I think she thinks I need to get away from the computer screen. 

Anyway I always welcome the chance to unwind on the farm, whether it's picking violets, feeding carrots to the horses or cracking up watching Annette call the cows down for dinner.

Here's a shot of Annette and Hera picking away under the 150+ year old maple tree.  

     

 

Violets  

 

You wouldn't believe how long it takes to pick 4 cups of violets 😉

 

 

 

      

 

Violets steeping

The next step is to pour boiling water over the violets.  I had to have a glass of wine to do that. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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Then the violets steep over night.

 

  

Next add tons of sugar and lemons.

 

 

 

 

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Look how beautiful the result is!

 

I had some for breakfast on a bagel this morning.  It was absolutely delicious. 

 

We're going to send some out to customers. 

 

Annette's thinking about rose jelly next.  What do you think?

 

Vermont Woods Studios online furniture (and jelly) store.

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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We just received this photo from one of our craftsman.  Wouldn't this computer workstation help you organize your home office and work more efficiently?

The unit is made of sustainably harvested, solid cherry wood and it has a non-toxic lacquer finish that provides great protection from the rigors of all that hard work you're doing at home. If you accidentally  spill a cup of coffee (or glass of wine) on it, it's none the worse for wear.

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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As Annette's house nears completion and the construction crews begin to dwindle, we are starting to make plans for the re-opening of our Vermont Woods Studios showroom which is housed on Annette's farm estate. 

After the fire last year, and in the midst of this economic downturn, we began to re-think our showroom strategy.   Because our furniture is all made to order, and 95% of our customers are ordering their furniture online, we have decided not to maintain a large inventory anymore– at least not for the immediate future.  

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We'll still be operating out of Annette's farm estate in Vernon VT, but instead of a large showroom, we'll have a small furniture boutique in our sales office that will be available by appointment only.

Downsizing our showroom allows us to pass a significant savings on to our customers, the vast majority of who do not use the showroom.  Once the economy bounces back, we do plan to begin opening a few new showrooms: one in Vermont and a few others in locations yet to be announced. 

 

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In the meantime, we do have a couple of options for those who would like to see our furniture in person. Give us a call or email us and we'll discuss the best option for you:

*     If you're looking to see a specific piece that you've found on our website, contact us and we'll link you up with the craftsperson who makes that piece. Oftentimes, our craftspeople have a small showroom adjacent to their studios where they welcome visitors.

*     If on the other hand, you're looking to get a general idea of our quality and craftsmanship, contact us to arrange an appointment to visit our Vernon furniture boutique. Here we have a small number of pieces made by various craftspeople that can convey an overview of our styles and craftsmanship.

Give us a call if you are interested in learning more about how to see and purchase our handmade 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.