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Holiday Stress? Escape and Relax at our Vermont Furniture Store

December 16th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh

Escape Holiday Stress | Visit Stonehurst to Relax

I snapped this photo on my way home from Stonehurst today.  Last night’s storm has left the farmhouse looking so Christmassy!  Wouldn’t you like to kick back and relax at this Vermont furniture store while you shop for handmade home decor and fine art?

Christmas is drawing near.  How did that happen so fast?  If you’re like me and haven’t made much of a dent in your shopping yet, don’t panic.  Stop by Stonehurst and experience the gift of “shopping relaxation”.  Sounds like an oxy moron?  Picture this:  you get off Interstate 91 in Bernardston, MA and enjoy a scenic 6 mile drive along a lovely country road lined with old farmhouses, maple trees and scenic mountain vistas.  Winding around the corner into Vernon, Vermont you come upon the snow-covered site of a lost ski area: Pine Top.  It’s now the home of Vermont’s newest destination shopping experience, Stonehurst: an upscale furniture, home decor and fine arts showroom.

The front porch of Stonehurst is decorated with a wreath which doubles as a snow sled

The front porch of Stonehurst is decorated with a wreath that doubles as a snow sled.  When you’re finished shopping, feel free to head out back for a ride down the slopes of Pine Top– the lost ski area.

You turn in the driveway and tread up the entrance path to enter a 19th century homestead that’s been lovingly restored and renovated into a Vermont furniture store, showcasing authentic Vermont made home decor,  gifts and artwork.  Upon entry you are greeted by Liz who warmly welcomes you to Stonehurst and offers you a choice of hot chocolate, warm apple cider or a glass of chilled chardonnay.  Now that’s what I call shopping relaxation.

Stopnehurst's Blacksmith's Shop

The old blacksmith’s shop at Stonehurst served as a warming shed during the 1940s-1960s when the property was know as the Pine Top Ski Area.  Today Ken decorated it with an LL Bean inner tube that you’re welcome to give a spin — if you dare.

What kind of Christmas gifts does a fine furniture store have to offer you ask?  Here’s a partial list of the handmade home decor items you’ll find for sale at Stonehurst:

Take the stress out of your holiday shopping.  Come shop with us at Stonehurst and remember what the holidays are really all about.


Happy Thanksgiving from Vermont Woods Studios!

November 22nd, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

Happy Thanksgiving

All of us here at Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture are wishing you and your family a relaxing and Happy Thanksgiving

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

This year has flown by so fast at Vermont Woods Studios, it’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is here already.  It’s a good time to slow down and reflect on all the blessings we’ve received this year.  Our small furniture business and our green mission have been able to move forward by leaps and bounds, in spite of a few setbacks.  We are grateful to all our customers, our furniture makers, shippers, vendors,  family, friends and neighbors.  We’re grateful to Elaine and Bill Ellis who sold us the Stonehurst property, our future fine furniture showroom.  But most of all, we are grateful to our wonderful staff who have poured their hearts and minds in to this ambitious venture, amidst the extraordinary challenges a small business faces during these economic times.  They make it all happen, they give it their very best and they’re pretty fun to work with too!

So on behalf of this fine Green Team at Vermont’s Online Fine Furniture Store, Ken and I wish you and your family a very happy and relaxing Thanksgiving.

Although I’m not going to encourage shopping on Thanksgiving Day, I do feel like I should tell you that our Black Friday sale has started.  No rush though.  It runs through today, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Shop till you Drop Sunday and Cyber Monday.