Sunshine, warm weather, birds singing, more daylight, picnic lunches… what’s not to celebrate during Spring!  So if you’re coming up to shop for furniture, bring your boots and build in a little extra time to enjoy Spring at Stonehurst. It’s beautiful! A couple things you can do here that you never thought of doing at a furniture store:

Take A Hike

Take a hike at Stonehurst and celebrate Spring.Hike through our 100 acre woodland at Stonehurst. We located our sustainable furniture store here so you can experience the kind of responsibly-managed forest where your furniture originates.

Check Out the Flora & Fauna

Deer enjoying a drink from the brook at Stonehurst
Stonehurst is home to deer, foxes, bear, porcupines, flying squirrels, numerous birds and many other types of wildlife.  This photo doesn’t look much like Spring, though does it?  It was taken just after last week’s Nor’easter.  Fortunately a lot has changed since then.
Spring flowers are starting to bloom at Stonehurst, a sustainable furniture store in Vermont
The daffodils and crocuses Nina planted last Fall are beginning to flower now, starting a parade of colors that will continue throughout Spring, Summer and Fall.  Much of our gardening and landscaping is focused on bringing monarch butterflies back to Stonehurst and Vermont.  Come see it!

Enjoy the Sights & Sounds of the Woods

Bring a picnic lunch and take a 20 minute hike back to the Stonehurst Brook.  You’ll see and hear the roar of Springtime’s snowmelt bringing new life to all who dwell along the stream’s banks.

Meet the Team

Ken is part of the Vermont Woods Studios team at StonehurstAnother sure sign of Spring is the presence of Ken’s and Dennis’ motorcycles in the parking lot at Stonehurst.  The team is finding all sorts of ways to enjoy a few moments outside on these sunny Spring days.  Our favorite excuse to get away from the computer is to enjoy a little fresh air on the back deck with a customer.  So stop by and give us a reason to celebrate Spring!

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Vermont made furniture is simple, elegant and well made.  Minimalist is the popular term for this trend nation-wide, but in Vermont we’ve always been “minimalist”.  Nina captured the style nicely in photos for our sale on hardwood bedroom sets.  Here are a couple of her recent shots, inspired by Vermont’s beautiful Spring colors.

Bedroom Sets for Spring | Handmade in Vermont | American Made
This is our Raised Panel Carriage Bed shown as part of the Roz Renfrew Shaker furniture collection. Nina has it all dressed up for Spring in this “minimalist” setting at Vernon’s historic Governor Hunt House.

In case you haven’t visited us yet, our fine furniture showroom is in a restored farmhouse, located on 100 acres of meadows and woodlands in Southeastern Vermont.  The view of the Connecticut River is gorgeous and right now it’s full of Spring’s greens and blues that inspire our decor.  Like these robin’s eggs…

Blue bird eggs in a nest at Stonehurst | Vermont Fine Furniture Store
Nina, Dennis and Kelsey were out in the back yard of Stonehurst last week, doing annual Spring cleaning chores in the bluebird houses when they took this shot.  As a furniture company that depends on sustainably grown wood, we feel connected to our land & it’s inhabitants.  They’re always a source of inspiration.

Here’s another of Nina’s Spring-inspired bedroom furniture photos.  This one is our Vermont Shaker furniture set dressed in the colors on the other side of that window.

Minimalist Bedroom Sets Inspired by Spring
The Vermont Shaker bed is handmade of all solid hardwood.  It’s shown here in cherry wood, but it’s also available in solid maple or walnut wood.  Bedroom furniture sets offer great value plus free shipping.

Tree Swallows | Stonehurst Fine Furniture Showroom | Vermont

More of Spring’s inspiration– this time from the tree swallows in our backyard at Stonehurst. It seems they’re getting their own bedroom ready for Spring.

Looking for springtime inspiration for your bedroom?  Visit us today!  Bring your camera and a pair of binoculars if you’re up for a little birdwatching.  Sometimes customers even bring a bottle of wine and a picnic lunch.

Because we’re not your typical furniture store.

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Happy Easter from Vermont Woods Studios
I love Jacquie Lawsons’s electronic greeting cards.  This one reminds me of our property at Stonehurst which we’re transforming into a sustainable furniture showroom and nature center.  We have a brook that looks just like this and it too is starting to come alive with Spring.

We are wishing all of our customers and friends the peace of Passover, the joy of Easter and the happiness of Spring.  From all your pals at Vermont Woods Studios:  we send warm greetings from the Green Mountain State!

Peggy, Ken, Kendall, Riley

Douglas, Liz, Sean, Michelle

Dennis, Loryn, Heather and Neville

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Happy Easter from all of us at Vermont Woods Studios!

 

I thought I'd share a few scenes from Vermont's pastoral landscape this Spring.  We've got all the signs of Easter: 

 

Lambs at The Billings Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crocuses at the Vermont Wildflower Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One week old baby horses at Malhana Farm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bunnies, chicks… you name it  (thanks to 123rf.com/freeimages for this photo)

  

 

And of course, many local churches (this one is St Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Brattleboro) where you can participate in the all of the religious traditions and spirituality of Easter. 

 

Maybe you should jump in the car right now and buzz up to Vermont for Easter?  Our Inn owners have a cozy place for you to take respite.

 

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Guest blogger:  Dennis Shanoff
Vermont Woods Studios

 

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While certainly not our toughest winter here in Vermont this year, tomorrows predicted high temperature nearing 60 degrees is welcomed by many up in these parts. Also welcomed by many is moving the clock forward this Sunday.

It seems a lot of us are ready for more daylight time, especially after work. Nice to get home after a long day at work and be able to walk the dog while still light out or pace about the yard and start thinking about this summer’s garden or other outdoor projects. Or maybe just sit outside, relax and unwind?

And hopefully soon it will be time to break out the old lawn & garden furniture and start the season of relaxing, unwinding, and dining outside. So it seems like this would be a good weekend to take stock of your outdoor furniture. And hopefully your outdoor furnishings are up for another season? However if you are faced with the prospect of scraping, sanding, and refinishing your outdoor furniture and dread the whole time-consuming, messy process– then this would be a great time to consider an all weather outdoor furniture alternative.

The past few years have seen a big rise in the popularity of recycled plastic outdoor furniture. And POLYWOOD, an American manufacturer of outdoor furnishings is one of the best all weather, maintenance free options available. Just as sturdy and heavy (won’t blow away) as traditional wood outdoor furniture without the upkeep hassle. Built using colored Poly Lumber (which is made from recycled plastic bottles) this material is virtually indestructible. Poly Wood will not splinter, crack, or rot and it is highly fade resistant. This is outdoor furniture you could use year after year and spend time using it, and not time up keeping it. After all, isn’t outdoor furniture intended to relax in and enjoy time outside and not become another seasonal maintenance project?

 

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Recycled Plastic All Weather Adirondack Chair by POLYWOOD

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