What's New at FairOak.com
12/9/2017 - LOOKING FOR A UNIUQUE AND MEMORABLE GIFT?
We have a collection of the world’s greatest Quotes, Mottos, Sayings and Thoughts using beautiful vintage typography carved into solid wood creating heirloom quality oak plaques ready for display over a doorway, or on the mantle, bookcase or tabletop using an easel.

Now thru Friday, December 15th our Wisdom-In-Wood carved oak plaques are 20% Off!

Perhaps John Muir's most famous words as penned to his sister in 1873:

You Must Click Here to shop and order from our selection of 14 Wisdom-in-Wood carved oak plaques.

An attribution to Pliny the Elder

Emerson explains the great value he placed on friends and friendship.

Back to John Muir and his belief in the restorative power of nature and wilderness.

Attributed to Chaucer but borrowed by Gustav Stickley and found on the fireplace hood of Gustav Stickley's home at Craftsman Farms.

Cicero's great thought was taken from his Epistles in the original Latin and translated for us into English.

From Emerson's poem, Merlins Song.

Researched and designed in Illinois and carved in Michigan, these MADE IN AMERICA carved oak plaques make an impressive unique and memorable Holiday gift.

Currently in stock, if you order promptly we can still ship it to you in time for Holiday gifting.

 
12/6/2017 - WITHOUT A DOUBT . . .
A good book is ALWAYS a welcome gift!

1) Autobiography of Gustave Baumann. Nicely illustrated life of one of America's leading woodcut printmakers by the man himself.

2) The Gamble House - Building Paradise in California with essays by Edward R. Bosley and others and photographs by Alexander Vertikoff. This is a beautifully illustrated story of Southern California's most important Arts and Crafts residence.

3) The Manufacture of Arts & Crafts Furniture by Gustav Stickley by W. Michael McCracken. For serious Arts and Crafts aficionados explaining how Gustav Stickley really manufactured and finished his Craftsman furniture.

You MUST CLICK HERE for book reviews and to shop and order these books.

4) Reconfiguring Harvey Ellis by Eileen Manning Michels. A scholarly, authoritative and highly readable account of Harvey Ellis's life and work.

5) The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: The William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer. New for Chaucer and William Morris junkies, this is the next best thing to owning a Kelmscott Press original.

6) Walter Crane Storybook Collection. Classic children's stories beautifully enhanced by Walter Crane's classic color illustrations.

You MUST CLICK HERE for book reviews and to shop and order these books.

 
12/2/2017 - NOW IS THE TIME!
To order your Arts & Crafts Jewelry and have it in time for Holiday gifting.

Our jewelry is hand-made by Aurora Silversmith Master Roycroft Renaissance Artisan Al Sleeper. Al carries an inventory of our EXCLUSIVE DESIGN pieces but when he sells the last one of a design, he then needs time to make more. So now is the time to order that will allow Al to make more of a piece shud the design you like be temporarily out of stock.

You can Shop and Order our EXCLUSIVE DESIGN JEWELRY by Al Sleeper by CLICKING HERE!.

Don’t miss Al’s yearly SNOWFLAKE Pendants shown below L to R: 2017, 2016 & 2015:

These LIMITED EDITION snowflake pendants are made of ARGENTIUM (low oxidation) STERLING SILVER and are marked with the Roycroft double “R” trade mark on the face and "STERLING" with the maker‘s mark, and date on the back. The larger sizes are also numbered. 20" Sterling Silver rope chains are also included.

Please check the rest of our Aurora Silversmith line of jewelry. Our designs are EXCLUSIVE to Fair Oak Workshops so you won’t be embarrassed encountering an identical piece at your Holiday party.

Our more popular jewelry ensemble designs are:

L to R above: The cartoonist W W Denslow of Wizard of OZ fame used Seahorses as his trademark signature; originally designed for Fair Oak Workshops as a Mother’s Day Double Heart design, it is also perfect for Friendship, Engagements and Anniversaries; the often repeated influence of native flowers which in this case is Trillium of the forest floor.

Our more popular design individual pieces are:

L to R above: The ubiquitous Arts & Crafts Tudor Rose chased as a Bracelet design; back to nature and the Dragonfly hand-cut and chased as a Pendant motif including an Opal Stone; and finally, the quintessential Arts & Crafts Ginkgo Leaf design tooled onto a pair of Earrings.

We’re back again to Made in America. Al Sleeper and his wife Glenda live just outside Buffalo, NY in East Aurora, the hometown of the original early 1900’s Roycroft community. In fact Al’s silversmith mentor was Walter Jennings of Roycroft fame!

Please don’t procrastinate: NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER your HAND-CRAFTED MADE IN AMERICA Holiday Jewelry Gifts. This allows ample time for crafting and delivery in time for Holiday gift giving!

 
11/15/2017 - How About a TWO for ONE Promotion?
Check out our framed Merry Christmas Mission Statement which includes a FREE second Mission Statement alternate you can use to replace the Holiday Greeting for the rest of the year?

This gorgeous framed print will cheer everyone up:

And after the Holidays you can easily insert a replacement Mission Statement of your choice:

Please order soon to allow time for crafting and delivery by early December.

CLICK HERE to shop and order your Merry Christmas Mission Statement along with your choice of a non seasonal alternate.

And while you’re shopping, check out our other Mission Statements including our very popular Homestead prints. These attractively framed prints would make a unique Holiday Gift sure to please your significant other or special Arts & Crafts aficionado friend!

Our Mission Statements are printed and framed in Pennsylvania making them a MADE IN AMERICA product. This will help you stay on your Holiday shopping target of Supporting the American Craftsman where possible.