One of the things we’ve learned over the years is that there’s no fooling the true design devotee who has paid attention to what he or she likes in order to create a finely-honed sense of style. We’ve noticed lately that the quintessential Thos. Moser
collector defies prescribed age categories and stylistic pigeonholing; a shared characteristic is the fact they are particularly savvy in their tastes when introducing high style into their interiors.
Case in point is Melissa Coleman
, a writer for Maine Home + Design
and an author/blogger
, who welcomed us into her LEED-certified home to spend a day with her and her twin five-year-old daughters. Melissa and Eric Wallace own their delightful Freeport home in partnership with Robbie George of Colorado. We couldn’t wait to go behind the scenes with the young family and to discover the reasons that inspired Melissa to choose our furniture for the lovely home they’ve created.
TM: The average piece of American furniture travels 26,000 miles before landing in homes. Moser furniture travels less than 500 miles from the forest to the shop. Did that weigh into your decision to buy our furniture?
MC: We appreciate the fact that Moser furniture is made from trees harvested with sustainable practices and crafted in a workshop just 40 minutes away from us in Auburn, and that the furniture is intended to last as long as it took the tree to grow.
TM: We love seeing your girls busy at work at our dining table. How have your Moser pieces held up to the wear and tear of daily life?
MC: When we first moved in, our friends asked if we were afraid to let the kids near the Moser furniture. While we were hesitant at first, I’ve always liked the philosophy that precious things shouldn’t be hidden away but used and loved, so we’ve done just that. While we’ve had our share of scratches and dents, a little steel wool, Butcher’s wax, and TLC—or a visit from Moser’s magician, Marc Labonte—and the wood looks like new again. Once when the finish on our table couldn’t withstand the direct light from the large windows, Thos. Moser resurfaced it with a different finish and we haven’t had a problem with it since.
TM: You mix our traditional furniture like the Wing Sofa with more sculptural pieces like our Chaise. How did you decide which pieces to buy?
MC: When this house was on the market in 2008, the homebuilder worked with Freeport Community Services to host an open house with tours and home efficiency workshops. The event organizers brought in furniture from local and sustainable businesses, including pieces from Thos. Moser, which fit the look of the living and dining areas perfectly. When we bought the house in partnership with business partner, Robbie George, we thought it all worked so well, in fact, that we opted to include the Moser furniture. Moser then donated 10 percent of their profit from the sale to benefit Freeport Community Services.
To read more of Melissa’s take on collecting our furniture and to hear stories by other passionate patrons in our brand new 2011 Thos. Moser catalog
—which we call “MOSERstyle”—click here and order yours. You’ll be hearing about our new MOSERstyle
attitude a great deal in the coming months as we have just rolled out a lively online presence that we hope will encourage a dynamic interaction between our Thos. Moser friends, family and fans as we build a thriving community around an appreciation for what we do best.
We’d be thrilled if you’d take part in this lively dialogue! Visit the site
to upload stories and images of your own brand of MOSERstyle. If you enjoy social media connections, you can follow us on Twitter
and “like” our Facebook page
, which we regularly update with news and events. We’ve all got such great stories to tell and we'd love to hear yours, in your own words.
For a limited time, we are pleased to offer you FREE DELIVERY on your next order of Thos. Moser furniture*.
Our first catalog of 2010 arrives this month and is a tribute to the men and women who practice the craft of fine woodworking at our Maine workshop. It is also filled with the gracious words of our customers who enable our craft by allowing the furniture we make to become a part of their lives.
We truly have a lot to be thankful for, so to celebrate we are pleased to offer free delivery on orders placed by the end of January.
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This special offer will save you as much as 12% on your purchase. Whether you are a first-time buyer or a returning customer, we hope this will help to begin, or continue, a relationship with you that will carry on for many years to come.
There are three ways to take advantage of this offer, but you must order by January 31st...
1. Shop our secure website and enter promotional code 2010CAT during checkout when you place your order online
2. Visit or call any of our showrooms
3. Call our Customer Care Center in Maine at 800-708-9045 or 207-865-9148
*This is a limited time offer. The following restrictions apply:
Free Delivery offer is valid only on your next purchase from Thos. Moser, cannot be applied to past purchases, and cannot be combined with any other special offer, discount or program. We can extend this offer only to deliveries made within the 48 contiguous United States. Offer is valid only for orders placed by January 31, 2010.