Stonehurst Visitors

Fine Furniture and Fine Art Gallery | Stonehurst | Vernon, VT
Georgie shows off a print of her Red Barn with a little help from Loryn and Douglas.  That’s Georgie’s sister sitting with Liz on the left.  The cow and sheep hanging on Liz’s wall were painted by Vermont artist Caryn King.

You just never know who you’re going to run into when you visit us at Stonehurst, Vermont’s newest fine furniture and art gallery.  This morning we had a visit from Georgie Runkle and her sister.  Georgie’s a plein air painter– she loves to be outside painting the scenes she comes across that speak to her heart.  You may see her along Vermont’s rural by-ways painting a covered bridge, an old barn, a general store or a grand old home with rockers on a wrap-around porch.

Georgie left an original oil painting of a covered bridge with us as well as a print of a classic red Vermont barn.  Both are available for purchase in our art gallery.  Loryn is working on making Stonehurst artworks available in our online store as well so stay tuned.  Visitors from Manhattan, Boston and beyond are always pleasantly surprised at the affordable prices they find for high end original artwork in Vermont’s art galleries.

Our neighbors, the Millers also visited us today.  Paul and Mary Miller own an organic dairy farm, now being operated by its fourth generation of Millers.  We can see the farm from our window– it’s a quintessentially beautiful Vermont farm, nestled along the Connecticut River.   Besides Holstein cattle, the Millers raise golden retrievers.  They have a well-deserved reputation for honesty, hard work and service to the community.

So don’t think you have to be shopping for furniture to stop by and see us at Stonehurst.  There’s always someone interesting to talk to or a beautiful piece or artwork that will catch your eye.  It’s worth the trip!

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This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Peggy Farabaugh

She is a CEO who brakes for salamanders, has bottle-fed rescued squirrels and spent her vacation building furniture for a rural school in Costa Rica. She believes in the future and in the people who will build it. A former distance-learning professor at Tulane University with a master’s in environmental health & safety, she turned an interest in forest conservation and endangered species into a growing, local business. She delivers rainforest statistics at breakneck speed, but knows how to slow down and appreciate the beauty of a newly finished piece of heirloom furniture.