With hundreds of Shaker style furniture pieces we are your shaker destination.
If you got to know me, I think you’d quickly figure out I’m one of the most indecisive people out there. Even the simplest of choices I over-ponder and then doubt once I’ve made up my mind. I’m talking everything from which dessert after dinner to which jacket to wear to the direction I want my bed facing.
During our Fall Shaker Furniture Sale, classic and timeless Shaker furniture can now be yours at an unbeatable price.
What do shoulder pads, mullets, velour track suits, big hair, shag rugs and platform shoes all have in common? (Aside from making you cringe.) They were all fads that dominated American culture. The thing about fads though is that they soon fade.
Freshen Up Your Home This Spring With Timeless Shaker Furniture
I’m on Pinterest and Houzz daily and my social media newsfeeds are usually drowning in posts from home decor and interior design magazines and bloggers. Occasionally I’ll stumble upon a bed with an outlandish headboard or a bedroom with a very specific theme (think Extreme Home Makeover) and I’ll wonder to myself, “What are you going to do in a few years when you don’t like the decor anymore? You’ll have to completely redo the room and buy all new furniture.” To me, a room designed with a subtle theme and transformative furniture makes more sense.
In honor of our current Shaker furniture sale, I thought we should highlight a little history about the people who developed this beautiful, simple and elegant style. Their creation is timeless and enduring & it continues to be one of the most popular fashions in the furniture market today.
I bet you already know a bit of history about the Shakers. Test your knowledge by filling in the blanks below:
The term Shakers is derived from the Shaking __________, a small, radical group from England who first came to America in 1774, led by the prophet Ann Lee.
Today there is only one active Shaker community, with three members, who live on _______________ Lake in the state of _____________.
______________ was a part of Shaker orthodoxy, so Believers had no choice but to recruit people from the outside world to prevent their communities from dying out.
Early Shaker furniture makers focused on simplicity in their designs because they believed that excessive ornamentation or decoration was a sin of _________.
The Shakers were among the first in America to try mass production. Unlike the Amish, the Shakers embraced technology that increased ____________, believing that they were saving time that belonged to God.
How did you do? Check your answers with the key below:
Sabbathday Lake in Maine
Of course this beautiful style can’t be fully appreciated in photos, so make plans to come visit us at Stonehurst and shop our Shaker furniture sale today!