Arts & Crafts Movement

November 03, 2011

Restoring Grove Park Inn's Vanity Chair

This is the final post in a three post entry on the Grove Park Inn’s Vanity Chair. Read the first post, The Grove Park Inn’s Vanity Chair, and the second post, The Grove Park Inn’s Vanity Chair, Part II.

September 03, 2011

The Grove Park Inn’s Vanity Chair Part II

This is the second post, in a series of three that shares what I learned about factory built arts and crafts furniture while restoring a Vanity Chair from Asheville, North Carolina’s Grove Park Inn.

July 09, 2011

The Grove Park Inn’s Vanity Chair

As an admirer of all things Arts and Crafts, I enjoy visiting Asheville, North Carolina’s Grove Park Inn, often attending the annual Arts and Crafts Conference that takes place at the inn. During my many visits to the inn I’ve come to love its furniture collection, especially the original furniture still used in the main inn’s rooms. For me, this furniture is a great example of pieces produced in factories during the Arts and Crafts era.

September 12, 2009

Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Furniture

Hopefully one day you’ll realize why I couldn’t wait to read Bruce Johnson’s new book-Grove Park Inn: Arts & Crafts Furniture. Even better I hope, after you’ve read it you’ll understand what a conundrum it was figuring out whether to post this as a woodworker’s entry on Gus’ Guild; or Stu’s Blog for Arts and Crafts enthusiast to enjoy. The sad truth is I chose to post it on Stu’s Blog because, of my two blogs, it has gone the longest without a post.

September 22, 2008

Beer, Bluegrass, and Arts & Crafts !?!?

This past weekend I visited Asheville, NC for the annual Brewgrass Festival. The festival features over 30 American breweries showcasing more than 100 different beers. Now add a great lineup of national and reginonal bluegrass musicians and a variety of local area food vendors, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a great day! So what’s the Arts and Crafts experience?