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ISBN NO. 1543-3803
August 2017
Volume 9 No. 8


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7201 N.E. 4th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33138
(305)751-6767, (305) 756-0631 Fax
For over 20 years, Van Teal has been offering stunning works of art that have redefined the world of artistic lighting and accessories. Master artist Hivo G. Van Teal has kept the family tradition of producing his creations by hand, each with a strong emphasis on creative styling and visual balance. Van Teal creations have received numerous awards including 5 consecutive years as 1st place in the Art Critics Association International Competition for Sculpture and Design, 3 Arts Awards for Lighting Design Excellence and many others. Every Van Teal is a collectible masterpiece.

Vance Kitira
231 Main St
Little Falls, NJ 07424
Tel: 800-646-6360
Fax: 800-216-0072
Candles, candle holders, tabletop products, furniture, garden & beach products and spa.

502 Waterway Dr.
Amory, MS 38821

PO Box 2187
Hickory, NC 28603
Tel: 828.328.5631
Fax: (828) 328-9816
Vanguard Furniture is a manufacturer and marketer of middle-to-upper-end home furnishings distributed through retail furniture stores, showrooms, design studios, and specialty retailers.
Their Collections include:
  • Vanguard Upholstery,
  • Occasional Accents
  • Craftwork Upholstery
  • Craftwork Leather
  • Craftwork Creates
  • PGA Tour Home
  • Kathy Ireland Home Collection

PO Box 1489, Galax, VA 24333.
(540)236-6111, Fax (540)238-3238
Promotional priced bedroom furniture in contemporary, traditional, transitional and country. They offer over twenty collections at a price just about anyone can afford. They offer a lot of children’s collections and armoire/entertainment centers. They also have quite a few designs that are quite "stylish" for this price range.

East Oldtown St.,
Galax, VA 24333
Tel: 276.236.6161
Fax: (276) 236-0385
Promotional priced bedroom furniture in contemporary, traditional, transitional and country. They offer over twenty collections at a price just about anyone can afford. The key to maintaining any promotional furniture is to be careful about the stress you put on drawers. If you do that, the set should give you many years of use.

Morrisville, Vermont 05661.
(802)888-7974, Fax (802)888-3668
Bedroom for adults and children in light, contemporary maple. Everything from the bunkbeds to the bookcases has a very clean, utilitarian look that lets it fit into many home settings. Darker finishes are available. Vermont now has a collection called Tots of Vermont. This collection offers down-sized table, chair and bedroom sets.

1 Tubbs Avenue
Brandon, VT 05733
Tel: 802.247.3414
Folks. I don't often use quotes from a manufacturer because they are in the business of selling furniture and they're going to try to put the best face on their products. However, when I run across a line like Vermont Tubbs, I can with good conscience let them tell you their story. Vermont Tubbs is a great choice for someone who wants youth furniture their children can grow up with. You won't have to replace it because it is disposable and worn out, you might replace it because you're simply tired of it after fifteen or twenty years, but probably not because it fell apart.
"The Vermont Tubbs story traces back to 1840, when William F. Tubbs began steam bending ash to produce a line of durable, handcrafted snowshoes and skis. In the years to follow, that emphasis shifted to individually bench-built furniture with the same commitment to quality and value. We continue to broaden our line of ash bedroom furniture to offer a variety of styles for both adults and kids." Taken from their website.

Via 13 Martiri, 67
30027 S. Dona' di Piave
Venice ITALY
Tel. ++39-0421-51823, Fax. ++39-0421-330218
Born to be a Restorer and Antiques Dealer, Bruno Camerin feels out of place in a world of plastic furniture, cheap imports and assembly line manufacturing. He wanted to offer new furniture to a generation that would cherish it for it's beauty and craftsmanship and pass it on to future generations with love. The Victoria line is the embodiment of his dreams.

P.O. Box 3149
Hickory, North Carolina 28603
Tel: (828) 267-2500
Exposed wood upholstered chairs and benches from Spain, Italy and Indonesia finished and upholstered in North Carolina. Because the furniture comes into the factory unfinished, you get to custom order your chair in the finish and fabric of your choice. Victoria Jorda puts every frame through a rigorous inspection to be sure you get the highest quality at the lowest possible price. Their web site shows the finishes using excellent color rendition, however, as with any on-line shopping, we caution our readers to remember that what looks pecan on your screen may look like oak on mine. It's always best to check with your dealer to see the actual finish.

PO Box 460
Hillsborough, NC 27278
tel: 800-277-5933 toll free
fax: 919-732-9903 fax
VIETRI is the largest importer of exclusively Italian handcrafted products for the better specialty market. The magic of Italy, their skilled artisans and their enthusiasm keeps them vibrant and passionate about bringing you Italy's best in creations, colors and design. Products include: flatware, dinnerware, kitchenware, table linens and drinkware from the designers and manufacturers of Italy.

2756 Rasmussen Rd
PO Box 981509
Park City, UT 84068
Tel: 435.649.5999
Leather Furniture

24 St. Thomas
St. Benoit<, G0m 1p0
Tel: 418.228.9133
Fax: (418) 228-9467

17 Matejko St., 76200 Slupsk, Poland
+4859 8452687, VIMEX@HOME.PL
Since 1993 “VIMEX” – a member of the regional Chamber of Commerce – has been suppling a vast range of HQ, styled and priced to sell furniture worldwide. Their new exclusive line - handcrafted original furniture for horse- and hunt clubs, inns, huts, residences, homes, restaurants, etc. – has been a hit with their partners. Part of their offer may be seen at a test site. They have shown their furniture at many important world trade events such as DECOREX USA trade show in K. Javitz Convention Center, New York, the furniture trade show in Moscow and it was recognized by visitors and experts for it's good quality/design/price ratio. P.S. The furniture manufactured in Poland is also US customs duty free! More info about the goods available may be seen at (more furniture and decoration items), (our showroom/store) and

1434 Hwy. 15 PO Box 450
Baskin, LA 71219
fax: 318-248-3856

Not in business anymore.

Unfortunately Virginia Metalcrafters went out of business around 2007 - 2008. Virginia Metalcrafters was one of those companies that ranked at the top of their niche. They offered reproduction and original products under exclusive license from such organizations as Colonial Williamsburg, Smithsonian Institution, Monticello, Historic Newport, Old Salem, Mount Vernon, Old Sturbridge Village, Winterthur Museum, Historic Charleston, Mystic Seaport and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. That, in our industry is quite an impressive list of credentials. Some of the products they offered included: Andirons, birdbaths, bookends, cachepots, candelabras, candle snuffers, chandeliers, damper hooks, desk accessories, doorknockers, doorstops, fire screens, firetool sets, garden accessories, hinges, inkwells, lamps, locks and door handles, mirrors, paperweights, shelf brackets, sundials, tea caddies, tiebacks and trivets.

Old Highway 64
P.O. Box 1178
Rosman, NC 28772
tel: 828-883-2000
fax: 828-883-2800
Well, we have to admit, this one really surprised us. A pool table that could be judged on the workmanship and quality of the table itself, even without the playing surface. It's true that the table top will meet and exceed the standards of any serious pool player, but the rest of the table will meet or exceed the standards of any furniture lover too. Using only the highest quality materials, Vitale hand-crafts each table to be a fine piece of furniture with painstaking attention to all the right details - fit, finish and form. Oh yeah, it's a great pool table too.

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