What's New at FairOak.com
3/31/2015 - LAST DAY ! ! !

Brett Johnson, our young Missouri self taught craftsman and owner of Craftsmen Studio has recently advised
he will no longer accept new orders beginning April 1.

Brett needs time away to do some personal general contract work involving owned real estate. If and when he will return to his Arts & Crafts Craftsmen Studio in uncertain.

Brett has been a major supplier to Fair Oak Workshops and our customers who have bought various pieces of his accessory Arts & Crafts furniture have all been very pleased with his outstanding craftsmanship.

Some of Brett’s most popular accessory Arts & Crafts furniture pieces include:

Shown L to R above: Reproduction Stickley Book Stand, Limbert Lamp Table, L&JG Stickley Morris Rocker and a Pasadena Vertical Mirror.

If you have been thinking about purchasing any of Brett’s accessory Arts & Crafts furniture pieces,
PLEASE NOTE: WE MUST HAVE THAT ORDER BY END OF MONTH, MARCH 31st.

You can Shop Brett’s work and Order here.

Please do not confuse Brett’s Craftsmen Studio with Chris Efker’s Craftsmen Hardware which is unaffected by Brett‘s departure.

 
3/30/2015 - ENDS TODAY ! ! !

Metal Madness that is!

Here’s the deal: You get 5 great books on 5 different Arts and Crafts metal shops--the most important of the Arts and Crafts era: Dirk van Erp, Gustav Stickley, Roycroft Shops, The Jarvie Shop, and the Frost Arts and Crafts Workshop.

Separately these books retail for $107; but with this deal, for the month of March only, you get all 5 books for $80!

Click Here to read the book descriptions and to order.

 
3/28/2015 - APRIL IS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH ! ! !
And Thursday, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day!

About 1.5% of children in the United States (one in 68) are diagnosed with Autism as of 2014!

So more than likely, most of us know someone who is autistic. Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder which usually manifests itself within the first two years of a child’s life. The result is impaired social interaction, verbal and non verbal communication and restricted and repetitive behavior. Autism is highly inherited although there is also a suspected strong association with environmental factors. There is no known cure although behavioral, cognitive and speech intervention can help with the child’s development.

Garry Kvistad, founder and owner of Woodstock Chimes is a accomplished professional musician. He is also a partner along with others in the pursuit of research and treatment for Autism. Woodstock Chimes Autism Charitable Chime Program donates 100% of their wholesale after-tax profits to Autism research and treatment.

Meet Tyler who has autism and lives near Toronto, Canada. By far one of Woodstock Chimes' biggest fans, Tyler's musical acuity is so strong that when a musically-tuned Woodstock Chime is rung, he can identify it by name.

Tyler and his parents drove 8 hrs to visit Woodstock Chimes in upstate New York. Tyler flipped-out when he saw the testing area outside with hundreds of chimes being checked for weather-ability. Then Tyler ran up to Garry Kvistand and gave him a hug thus creating a commitment to develop an Autism Chime and contribute the profits to the research and treatment for Autism.

To view the Tyler story, CLICK HERE!

To honor Tyler and to support all those living with autism, Woodstock Chimes created the
Chimes for Autism

Click Here To Listen.

One aspect of autism is hypersensitivity to sound. Studies have found that music therapy can assist with some of the challenges attributed to autism. Mozart's music, in particular, has been a blessing for some individuals living with autism.

You can order the Woodstock Chimes for Autism and shop our additional selection of wind chimes by Clicking Here

 
3/21/2015 - ROYCROFT SEAHORSES & W W DENSLOW ! ! !
Our Roycroft Renaissance Master Craftsman Al Sleeper is using the Roycroft Seahorse design on his jewelry. Starting out with a pair of Seahorse Earrings, a customer then requested a matching Pendant. Finally we suggested a Bracelet so now we have a Seahorse Jewelry Ensemble!

If you want hand-crafted Arts & Crafts jewelry that is sure to be the topic of conversation at your next party, this is it!

Click Here for more information!