Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Wealth of Wood - Part One

Left: a line of maple trees that we planted in Southampton, before we moved. Top: a sampling of our reclaimed Chestnut

The Wealth of Wood as a title comes from a linen wall hanging that is in our showroom. This was something that my mother in law had hanging on one of her hall doors back in Southampton. Michael and I have always loved wood and trees, and at one point she gave it to us. The wallhanging shows samplings of different trees and wood with practical applications.
Our desire as a furniture company extends this appreciation of trees, capturing the natural beauty of the tree into an heirloom piece of furniture that is destined to then live on into the next generations.

There is almost nothing as naturally inspirational as a tree. It has sparked many a poem, deep thought and parallel. I'm sure you can remember a few yourselves...

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
~Joyce Kilmer, "Trees," 1914

We can learn a lot from trees: they're always grounded but never stop reaching heavenward. ~Everett Mámor

and this one that I just found...
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln

My husband and I love studying trees. One such time was when we went to Gettysburg last summer and were awed by the trees displayed at the National Cemetery. We found out that some were what is called Witness Trees, that is they were there during the battle. Others were given by different states through the years. They are clearly marked, and we heartily recommend an outing there.

Carrying on with this sentiment in our business is the reclaimed wood furniture line that we introduced not so long ago. Some of the wood is from barns that were built during the Civil War. That gives me a great sense of appreciation followed by duty. It is our goal to "treat it well."

That in itself is wealth...something of real value, a treasure.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Two Events - One Weekend

Delnero Furniture will be displaying at two separate events September 12 and 13.

The Harvest Festival in Cooperstown
We will be under a tent on the Farmer's Museum Grounds displaying our furniture.

Fort Klock Craft Fair
Bobby will be demonstrating his woodturning abilities. We will be bringing some small items.

We hope to meet you there!