happy new year
Happy 2013! We hope this year brings you all the best of good health, happiness and success. And we hope you’ll come share some of that with us in our new home at Stonehurst in Vernon, Vermont. 2013 will be a year of renovations at this 200 year old Vermont farmhouse as we work with J Coleman + Company Architects and Bob Furlone of American Construction to transform the property into a fine furniture showroom and nature center.
Our goal this year is to provide the destination shopping experience our customers (from Boston, New York and beyond) have been longing for. Stonehurst will become a place where eco-conscious homeowners can experience all aspects of Vermont handcrafted furniture, including the natural forests where it originates.
Check our blog and Facebook now and then as 2013 unfolds a new life for this iconic Vermont property. We’re planning to complete construction by June, just in time for a mid-summer Grand Opening. In the meantime, if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by with your toboggan this winter. We’ve got about a foot of snow now with more in the forecast. Either way, don’t let 2013 go by without a trip to Vermont!
Happy New Year
Hard to believe we're turning over another year already, isn't it? 2011 was a year of huge challenges at Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture Store. Let's see, there was:
- Moving out of the spare bedroom in my house (all 5 of us) and into our first official office space in the "heart of downtown Vernon"
- Making our sales goal of doubling last years sales
- Welcoming our newest staff member, Shannon
- Adding Polywood, recycled outdoor furniture to our store
- Adding sustainable, Vermont made Copeland Furniture to our store
- Sponsoring a number of charitable events, including fundraising for Hurricane Irene victims
Oh, and I finally got an iphone for Christmas this year. That was big too. Plus many other milestones I can't believe we actually achieved– thanks to our hot-shot staff, our visionary customers, all the talented Vermont craftspeople who build our fine furniture and the many vendors and supporters who help us out every single day. To all of you, we are immensely grateful.
2012 is going to be even bigger, better and more challenging as we look to again double our sales and become smarter, faster, and more efficient at sending Vermont's fine furniture out to the rest of the country and the world.
To me the most exciting project next year will be transforming the American icon that was Skyline Restaurant on Hogback Mountain into an environmental learning center– that showcases Vermont made furniture and tells the story of how it makes it's way from the trees in our Green Mountain Forest to the dining table in your kitchen.
I hope you'll continue to join us as our unlikely, but unstoppable journey moves into 2012. We wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!