Copeland Furniture Company: A Factory Tour and Inside Look

Copeland Furniture Company: A Factory Tour and Inside Look

Buzz, Community and Boston, Eco Friendly, Fun Report, General, Green Design, Pick of the Week, Things To know
I had the opportunity last week to journey up to Bradford, Vermont to attend Copeland Camp, a 2-day jam-packed instructional camp, hosted by Copeland Furniture Company. Copeland has been creating sustainably harvested hardwood furniture since the 70’s, and we’ve been working with them for nearly 4 decades. On deciding to work with Copeland, Peggy describes, "One of the most important things for me is the care they give to the environment and their desire to protect it for future generations. Tim Copeland was also a founding member of the sustainable furnishings council along with Circle, and one of the first winners of the Sage award given by the National Association of Manufacturers back in 2008."   Copeland Furniture Company Copeland Furniture has many attributes, they’re known for hardwood furniture, local…
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Top 6 Places to Visit in Cambridge, MA

Top 6 Places to Visit in Cambridge, MA

Buzz, Community and Boston, Fun Report, General, Pick of the Week, Things To know
Harvard Square might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Cambridge, but there's so much more to the city. Sitting opposite Boston on the Charles River, Cambridge is a university community and a hub of innovation. We have roots in Cambridge going back over 60 years. In fact, Circle Furniture takes its name from the location of the original store, in Putnam Circle (now Putnam Square) in Cambridge, MA. We still have a beautiful showroom in Cambridge right in Fresh Pond. Over the years we've discovered so many reasons to love Cambridge and we want to share them with you. Why we love Cambridge Heather, from our Cambridge showroom, has "enjoyed walking around Fresh Pond for many years." The Fresh Pond Reservation Loop trail is a beautiful…
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What’s the Buzz: Trend Report from Spring Furniture Market

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Having just returned from this year’s furniture market in High Point, North Carolina, I thought I would share my thoughts on trends and forecasts. First let me just say there was a lot of discussion  and controversy over the most recent legislation passed in North Carolina - the HB2 law; and I will say that we have the support of our North Carolina partners to publicly stand against it. Modern was definitely the theme of this year’s market and styles tended to be smaller scale and transitional. Neutrals were definitely the theme along with a lot of blues; and grey is still the dominant finish on wood products . Live edge or raw edge was still very popular along with varying degrees of metal bases, and all size cocktail and dining tables.…
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a day late but “what’s the buzz” about leap year…?

Buzz
Leap Year!!!! February 29, only comes every four years and enjoy it before it is gone.  We have all whined that we need more time and if we only had a few extra hours.   Well today is the day you are getting 24 extra hours. So what are you going to do with it? Probably not even notice will be my guess, because we are all scurrying around trying to catch up.  What we should be setting aside this extra day is time for ourselves.  And we should  splurge on something totally out of the ordinary and your daily routine. Go to the movies in the middle of the afternoon, take a bubble bath, got to a high tea at a nice hotel,  and just watch everyone scurrying around while…
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what’s the buzz?

Buzz
I am buzzing my way back into the blog after a rather long hiatus. I know I talked a lot about the wedding and getting into the mother of the bride shape but that is all ancient history now and so is the “shape.” Fast forward a few years and now I am the happiest grandma in the universe! I have always heard that there is nothing like grandchildren but just thought that was a bunch of new Grandmothers bragging to the moms with grown children and no grandchildren. I am here to say that all the hype is true and I have the most incredible and delightful grandson named “Charlie”. First it all starts with the name - what is he going to call you? Apparently this is a very big deal…
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what’s the buzz?

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August Buzz The summer of love may have been 45 years ago in 1967 but I feel that a revolution of love has happened this summer.  The summer of 67’ was one of alternative love, the love occurring around me now is definitely more conventional.  I know I have been writing about my being the mother of the bride, and all the preparation that surrounds the event, but at the same time I have been a guest at a few weddings this summer, it has been a marathon of sorts! Right here in our own Circle Furniture family, three are tying the knot in various ways. Heather chose to elope in June, Karen, in her parents back yard and Sarah will have a destination wedding in Maine.  Love has been…
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what’s the buzz?

Buzz, Random
April buzz Well, I have finally drunk the Kool Aid and purchased an Ipad. Count me in as one of the cool kids! The plan was to become a master of the Ipad before I went to the High Point Furniture Market this past week but that wasn’t exactly easy. I did learn how to take pictures and post to Facebook, where I had success SOMETIMES. Honestly, there isn’t enough room in my brain to remember all these passwords, so I’m constantly resetting them and forgetting them…it would be hilarious if it wasn’t so frustrating! So in the beginning I loved how thin and light the Ipad seemed but by the end of the day it felt like a brick in my bag. Sig, our beloved purchaser, told me it was…
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