Make 2017 the year to shop and save and you can start with our New Year’s Storewide Sale.
As I’m writing this, I’m simultaneously going over a mental checklist of all the things I need to do before a Nor’easter hits us here in southern Vermont. With only a couple of days left in 2016 it seems fitting we’d get a traffic stopping, knee-deep snow storm.
People love to make New Year’s Resolutions and every year a majority of those people fail to see their goals come to fruition–I know I can count myself as one of those people. But why do we set ourselves up for failure right from the start? According to a 2013 Forbes.com article, 40% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions but only 8% achieve their goals.
Maybe it’s our need for self-improvement or an internal competitive trait that makes us set–often times–unrealistic goals for ourselves. This year why don’t we all set more tangible goals and give ourselves the chance to make a successful change in our lives.
This year I know I want to spend more time outside, but how do I measure that? My goal is going to be to complete my screened-in porch “rejuvenation” project (different from a renovation) and to create a patio where my family, friends and I can relax. (Lets check back in on those projects in the Spring).
Are your wheels turning now? Are you rethinking your 2016 goals? If you’re leaning towards a renovation or “rejuvenation” of a room then we can help!
Choose from over hundreds of pieces of fine Vermont made wood furniture in Cherry, Maple, Oak and Walnut woods. All of our furniture is handmade and built to order, so don’t worry if you’d like to make an adjustment.
Shop conveniently online from the comfort of your home or give us a call at 888-390-5571 to order by phone or to discuss any questions you may have. If you’re in the area or planning a trip to Vermont anytime soon, we’d love to see you in person and show you around our historic showroom.
So whether you’re replacing one piece of furniture, finally getting new dining chairs to match your table or redoing your entire bedroom, take pleasure in knowing that you can accomplish your New Year’s Resolution with furniture that will last year after year.
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Now that the holidays are behind us and a fresh new year lies ahead, I can’t help but start thinking about my new years resolutions and the ways in which this year will be different. I’m not one for hoping to lose weight or become rich in the new year, but rather, I hope to make small behavioral changes that can improve communities and help change lives. Shopping small and buying handmade products is one way in which I hope to make a difference this year as someone who loves to shop!
There are many different reasons why shopping handmade is important, and could make a great resolution for you too! It’s important to note that there is no WRONG reason, and that each of us has our own connection with the idea of shopping small.
Here are some great inspirations behind wanting to shop hand made for 2014:
1) Community: By buying something handmade, you might feel a special connection to the place where you bought it from. That feeling of camaraderie makes your purchase that much more special and important, because you know you are supporting a real person and place and that the maker deeply appreciates creating something special for you.
2) Mindful Spending: A phrase I’ve heard a lot recently is “every dollar you spend is a vote.” This has greatly influenced the way I see my spending, as the things we buy can certainly be seen as an extension of our selves.
3) Love: Buying handmade is a wonderful way to show love and support for a local artist, craftsman, local business, etc.
4) Originality: No two items are ever exactly the same when you buy handmade. Besides being able to customize your item to your liking, you can feel good knowing that your purchase was really made just for you.
5) Eco-Friendly: Shopping small and handmade is usually an indication that you are making a sustainably responsible purchase; many crafters use mostly locally sourced materials and do their best to ensure that their creations don’t have a negative impact on the environment.
Shopping small is important to each of us at Vermont Woods Studios, and its a central part of our mission. By making small changes in your shopping habits, you can be a part of a huge movement to support what matters… the people.
Wishing you a very happy new year filled with love, prosperity, and health!