May 26th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh
This weekend we pause to honor all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy an American lifestyle of freedom and joy. Thought you might like to visit this Memorial Day Tribute. Kelly Strong’s poem, “Freedom Is Not Free” is provided along with lots of other poetry and information about our nations hero’s.
We hope everyone has good weather and a chance to get outside and enjoy family and friends this weekend. And we extend our sincere gratitude to all the men and women who are serving or have served in the military. You are our country’s true heros. For those serving far away from home, we pray for your safe and speedy return.
May 24th, 2013 by Kelsey Eaton
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
It’s been a while since we’ve had a major sales holiday– and Memorial day is particularly significant because:
A) it marks the unofficial start to summer (woohoo!), and B) its known for its great furniture sales.
Here at Vermont Woods Studios, we’d like to kick off the summer with a Memorial Day sale, offering 15% off storewide (some exceptions apply). With our five day Memorial Day Furniture Sale you can shop (24/7) and still have plenty of time to enjoy all the holiday weekend festivities! Don’t worry about having to fight the crowds, shop conveniently online from the comfort of your home. Choose from dozens of timeless collections and 100’s of pieces for every room. You’ll save 15% on our fine 100% American made wood furniture plus receive free shipping! Each heirloom quality piece is traditionally crafted right here in Vermont.
Whether your holiday plans are a BBQ with your family, a full day of bargain hunting, or a morning at the parade… don’t forget to take a moment to honor those who have lost their lives in the service.
May 23rd, 2013 by Loryn Dion
Memorial Day weekend is usually a time when most New Englanders open their swimming pools, break out the barbecues and attend parades and memorials honoring those that have served our country. Many organizations use this time to open their doors to travelers during the three-day weekend. If you will be traveling May 25th or 26th, one event that is a must-see is the Vermont Craft Councils Open Studio Weekend Tour. This is a bi-annual event, held once in the spring and once in the fall, and is a great time for anyone who enjoys arts and crafting.
Artists throughout southern Vermont will be displaying their work at various showrooms and galleries during the open studio weekend. You’ll be able to find everything from paintings to sculptures to pottery and even wood furniture. A few of our favorite furniture makers in the Dorset area like Steve Holman, Dan Mosheim, Bob Gasperetti and Bill Laberge will be opening their doors to fine furniture and art enthusiasts.
If you are an avid art lover, this open studio weekend is a great opportunity to not only take in various art but you’ll also be able to see the places where artists work and be able to buy or order work directly from the studio and speak to the artist directly. The Vermont Craft Council strives to make this an educational and enriching event for all who participate.
Here you can find a map of all participating artists and what they’ll have on display. Also check out their 10 Ways to Plan your Open Studio Tour, which is full of great tips for scheduling your weekend.
The weather is supposed to be beautiful for being out and about during the holiday weekend, so why not venture to a few southern Vermont galleries for some art enrichment and education. Let us know what you plan to do this weekend here in the comments or on our facebook.