George and Ava Lee Celebrate 50 Years

George and Ava Lee Celebrate 50 Years

In November of 1968, I married George, a farmer with woodworking interests. Our first year was spent in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. A veneer factory, that gave away their scraps of veneer, provided material for making baskets and lampshades. George walked the forests looking for interesting shapes of wood for making live edge lamp bases.

A year later, back in Pennsylvania, George worked in a sawmill.  In his spare time, George cut his own trees, drying the lumber and making crosscut stools and log benches.

In 1970,  he made his first piece of furniture, a high chair for daughter, Juanita. He built a portable building for a showroom and moved it to a prime tourist area in Lancaster for the summertime. He sold hand-turned lamps, stools and nameplates, made while the customer waited.

As the family grew, he made side chairs and later a table. Remembering his experience of tipping over his Mother’s rocking chair, he proceeded to design one that would doesn’t tip over. I recall his excitement when he came home that day and said, “I know that God guided my hand when I designed that rocking chair”.

So a hobby transformed into a business. He found talented employees and the news of quality furniture spread across the country.  Loyal customers continued to share their love for furniture. Looking back at the steps we took and the opportunities that came our way, our engagement motto couldn’t be more true, “Looking unto Jesus, We Follow”.

Experience the Best Kept Secrets Tour of Lancaster County

Experience the Best Kept Secrets Tour of Lancaster County

Summer is winding down, and while we LOVE all things summer here at George’s Furniture, we’re ready for cooler days and fall treats.  We’re excited for all the great fall festivals and activities happening all over the county. One such fun event is The Best Kept Secret Tour which is scheduled for October 4th – 20th. 

What better way to explore Lancaster Country then visiting hidden treasures like jewelers and boutiques to wineries, farmers markets, and creameries!

So while we can’t say who all is participating we’re happy to give you a minuscule hint…. Your favorite handmade furniture store is in the lineup! That’s right, George’s Furniture is excited to be one of over 40 tour stops on The Best Kept Secrets Tour of Lancaster!  

Stop by our showroom for a ticket/tour bag to discover the hidden secrets of Lancaster County. Only ticket holders will see the 40 businesses selected.  Each tour bag includes a guide and coupons along with many items from the participating shops.

While exploring, each tour-goer will experience a wide range of entertainments, gifts, refreshments, raffles, tours, demos, and games.  A Best Kept Secret tour sponsored drawings for over $1,100 in gifts cards is part of the secret! Tour bags are $10 each and limited in quantity.  Visit our showroom at Georges Furniture, 9 Reich’s Church Rd, Marietta, PA or reserve your bag by calling 717-426-1004. 

Showroom Hours M-Sa 9-5.  Wood Shop tour hours M-TH 9-4, F 9-2.

We look forward to seeing you in October!. 

 

George’s Furniture featured at Sugarloaf’s fall crafts shows

George’s Furniture featured at Sugarloaf’s fall crafts shows

The Sugarloaf craft show season will be here before you know it and George’s Furniture is thrilled to be part of it again this fall. We meet so many wonderful people and we have so much fun showing off all the wonderful pieces we’ve created.

The Festival brings together over 300 talented artists from across America displaying their creations and attracts over 200,000 total shoppers each year. Shoppers enjoy the unique experience of fine craftsmanship all under one roof and can choose to come for one day or all three. Come meet the artists who are excited to share their passion!

Discover Skilled Artists near you!

2018 Schedule:

October 12-14, Timonium, MD

October 19-21, Chantilly, VA

November 2-4, Oaks, PA

November 9-11, Edison, NJ

November 16-18, Gaithersburg, MD

December 7-9, Chantilly, VA

Some items you can look forward to seeing this year from George’s Furniture.

 

This year we’ll be showcasing our NEW LED light. The Cascading Lamp features a levered construction with an LED light illuminating the natural wood grain of the levels below. This design is reminiscent of the beautiful style found at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Waters House.

Display a favorite picture, medal, or keepsake on the smaller shelf while enjoying the ambient light and natural beauty. The levered design is also available as a modern wall shelf.

Our world famous extension table will be on display, come experience an extension table that begins as a 4 person table for small gatherings but can later extend over 13 ft with ease and gracefulness to accommodate families and friends. Our table is so easy to open, you simply just grab the end of the table and open the table to your desired length. Seating everyone around one table has never been easier and more comfortable. Stop by our booth to see first hand the natural wood grain beauty and craftsmanship characteristic of George’s furniture.

If you can’t make it out to the festival this year, don’t worry! We’re happy to meet you in our showroom and show you these lovely items one-on-one.

Hope to see you out at the Festival!

Made in America Tour Stops at George’s Furniture

Made in America Tour Stops at George’s Furniture

 

 

 

Experience York, PA’s annual Made in America Tours Event with the entire family! The 20th anniversary of this event will be taking place June 13th to 16th, 2018. This annual celebration is a load of fun for you and the kids, and offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at various companies in our county.

From production floors to an alpaca farm, you will be able to explore the inner workings of the businesses who make our beautiful county thrive. George’s Furniture is happy to announce that we will be one of the stops on this exciting tour. Our commitment to high-quality American craftsmanship has allowed our business to flourish for almost 50 years.

While visiting George’s Furniture on the tour, you’ll be transported to a different world where hardwood furniture is made by skilled craftsmen. These craftsmen take great pride in their work, adding their signature to each solid wood piece they create. Enjoy watching handmade, one-of-a-kind furniture being built and imagine the possibilities while walking through our showrooms.

30-40 minute tours will be available the following days and times:
Wednesday, 8am to 4pm
Thursday, 8am to 4pm
Friday, 8am to 2pm.

See the full list of participating businesses on the York, PA website:  https://www.yorkpa.org/events/made-in-america-event/

 

Attend the Annual Kutztown Folk Festival with George’s

Attend the Annual Kutztown Folk Festival with George’s

The Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest continuously operated folklife festival in America! This festival runs for nine days as it draws visitors from across the globe. This event provides valuable insight into the many traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch. There is an abundance of children’s activities that the entire family will enjoy and even free admission for children 12 and under. Not only are there a ton of exciting activities over the course of the nine-day festival but there is also the largest quilt sale in the United States!

This long-lasting festival has been featured in National Geographic and has been called “one of the most unique festivals on the East coast” by the Washington Post! Starting June 30th and running thru July 8th, The 69th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival is just six weeks away!

For a limited time only:

“Fest – Goers” can receive a $4 discount on all Adult, Senior, and Weekly admission tickets when purchased online now thru May 31st.  Enjoy a special $3 discount on all Adult, Senior, and Weekly tickets when purchased online June 1st thru Jun 14th.  June 15th thru July 8th use the website coupon to receive a $2 discount on your advance ticket purchases.

Click here to purchase tickets online now, or visit the Festival’s website for more festival information.

Machs Gute (take care)!

Sugarloaf Craft Festival: Win Tickets!

Sugarloaf Craft Festival: Win Tickets!

George’s Furniture is thrilled to announce that we will be showcasing our one-of-a-kind handmade, hardwood Lancaster County made furniture and home accessories at the traveling Sugarloaf Craft Festival from March to April of 2018. And guess what? You’ll have the chance before each show to win FREE tickets—and one lucky person will receive a $50 gift certificate to use at our booth!

The Rules:
1. Follow our Facebook and keep your eyes peeled—we’ll post about the current contest for the upcoming show, as well as contest deadlines.
2. One contest question will be posted before each show.
3. Head on over to www.georgesfurniturepa.com to find the answer.
4. Five (5) winners will be selected at a time, and one lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to our booth for the upcoming show! Each winner receives two (2) tickets to the show.

Show Dates:
March 2-4: Edison, NJ
March 16-18: Oaks, PA
March 23-25: Chantilly, VA
April 20-22: Gaithersburg, MD
April 27-29: Timonium, PA

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Founded in 1976, the Sugarloaf Craft Festival is a maker-based event focusing on unique, high-quality artisans and their handcrafted work. Each show features 200-350 talented artists and attracts over 200,000 total shoppers! These shoppers spend more than a total of $2 million each year on products from the incredible artisans taking part in the event.

We hope to see you all there!