Saturday, August 2, 2008

Friday Features No. 21 -- Featuring Black Mountain Furniture Co.

It seems like one might come to expect the "Friday Feature" segment to appear on Saturdays now. I don't intend for things to keep going this way. We got back Wednesday from our 5 days of camping, and I have had a cold with a fever ever since! Needless to say, much has not gotten done in a timely manner. We just unloaded one of the coolers yesterday! I know, pretty bad. But I have been able to nap when the little guy naps, so that's been good for me. Yesterday I took a 3 hour nap! YIKES!

Ok, so I know many of you are waiting for the results from the $40 Amazon.com gift card giveaway. I need to ask you to please wait a little longer. I got 280 comments, and many of them have multiple entries, so I have to do a lot of tallying and checking. I will do my best to have the winner posted by no later than Monday. Thank you for your patience.
This week's Friday Feature is featuring one of my favorite places to look and dream and drool! Black Mountain Furniture Company is a place to find some gorgeous "rustic" style furniture...just my style. Reginia from BMFC emailed me and asked if I would be willing to feature her, and that she would be willing to give away a 24" bench!!! Of course I said "yes" right away! If only I could enter to win it!

We'll find out a little more about BMFC and Reginia, and then we'll get to the giveaway.

TDB: When did you start making furniture, and how did you learn?
Reginia: BMF is a family business run by Craig & Reginia Boling. Craig learned the woodcraft from his Dad and Grandfather while growing up. He can build anything I (Reginia) come up with. This was super when we got married as I was pretty picky about a certain dining room table I had my eye on but that needed a few changes. Instead of settling for something that wasn't exactly what I wanted, Craig surprised me and built me a table just like I was wanting. It has grown from there and we have been offering our custom made items to the public for over 11 years now.

TDB: What is your favorite thing to make, and why?
Reginia: We love it when a customer sends us something different to make. 85% of the items we do are custom, and it is always exciting when a new style/design is finished. Recently we made a buffet style unit which the customer is actually going to be using as a changing table for her daughter.

TDB: How far do you ship your furniture?
Reginia: We have shipped as far as Italy and Australia.

TDB: What do you do when you're not building furniture?
Reginia: We like to go Jeeping, spend time with the kids. Craig likes to do anything outdoors and I am happy with a good book or in my scraproom.

TDB: What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Reginia: Don't be afraid to take chances.

TDB: If you could learn any new skill, what would it be, and why?
Craig: - Pottery, he thinks it is awesome what people can make out of some mud and time. Reginia: - Painting, I always see beautiful art work and envy the artists their talent. (I am actually going to a local art class on Sunday evening so it remains to be seen if this "Can't draw a straight line" Gal can do anything with paints.)


Reginia (and Craig), thank you for sharing this small part of your lives with us. Makes me think of one of my favorite places in the world to visit: Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri!!

Ok, so let's start out with this cool offer that Reginia and Craig are giving to The Downtown Boutique readers:


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Now for the giveaway. Black Mountain Furniture Company is giving away a 24" Custom Bench, valued at $56.00.

This bench measures 24"L X 12.5"W X 19"H and would be adorable in any room in the house!

Finished in the Winners color/finish options of choice.

Due to the cost of International shipping we are not able to open this offer to anyone outside the US/Canada at this time.


To enter to win your custom 24" bench, please visit Black Mountain Furniture Company, then come back here and comment on your favorite item. PLEASE be sure to leave a VALID email address. If there's no way to get ahold of you when I choose your name, I will pick another winner!!!

To earn one extra entry, you can blog about this giveaway on your blog. Be sure to leave a seperate comment if you blog about it...with the link to your blog.

Deadline to enter is Friday, August 8th at Midnight PST.

This giveaway is only open to residents of US and Canada, due to costs of International shipping.

Have a great weekend!

Angie

Update: Apparently there is something wrong with the BMFC website. I have contacted Reginia to see if they have any idea of what's going on. I will wait to hear from her, but you can still enter to win.

Angie

Update to Update: WOW! You guys have overwhelmed the server for the BMFC website! That's why the site link wasn't working. They have upgraded to a bigger server, so that should eliminate the problem. Now you can go and look away! Don't forget, if you mention The Downtown Boutique, you will receive 20% off on your order!!!!

Angie

I see that some of you still are not able to visit the website. I think that we are overwhelming their server, so I hope that you will be patient until you can see the site. They have some really beautiful things there, so it's definitely worth it!

Angie

175 comments:

peg42 said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway. Love this bench. Really adorable and useful.
I also love the Media Console. Thanks so much.

catherine said...

very nice, i love everything
Custom Made Wood Locker Storage Unit is my favorite

cdziuba said...

I like the Jelly Cabinet from the Appalachian Collection!

beadturtle said...

My favorite is the Farm Table in the Appalachian Collection. Room for everybody!

Cataroo said...

I LOVE the chimney cabinet!! I don't think I've seen a cabinet quite like it before!!

Thanks for a great giveaway!!

Beverley said...

I love everything, but I have a space all ready for the Shoe Bench / Storage Bench!

diesel51 said...

My parents had a bench like this. I would love to have this. Thanks for having such a wonderful memory maker prize.

Helen said...

I have a great need for this piece of furniture! I'll be waiting for it.

Bandbabe said...

My favorite is the Farm Table in the Appalachian Collection.

KR312 said...

My fav is the jelly cabinet

Patricia said...

I love the pine farm house table.

CrazyDaizy said...

the Apothecary Table with Shelf are my favorite.

Stephen A said...

I like the jelly cabinet!

Donna said...

Everything is beautiful! The farm table would be my favorite. Thanks for making this contest available.

Maja said...

angelina115@hotmail.com

I like jelly cabinet.

Hil'Lesha said...

I love the Chimney Cabinet.

fidofido said...

The medicine cabinet with the chalkboard front is neat. My husband handmakes furniture and I can't understand how reasonably priced your things are.

mverno said...

shoe bench is nice

Christy said...

I just love the items they offer. I really like the toy box in the distressed Colonial Red color. Very cute and useful and wouldn't take up a lot of room. Thanks for the chance to win. ecghick@yahoo.com

chromiumman said...

Appalachian Collection's Farm Table

kathy55439 said...

I wanted to buy everything i saw... But if i have to pick one it would have to be the jelly cabinet.... I hope i win the lottery tonight so i can go one a shopping spree.......

kagey10 said...

Oh, I really love the Farm table they have!

what a truly magnificent giveaway!

saxoman said...

My favorite item is the Gun Cabinet from the Prairie Collection

kagey10 said...

i blogged about ya!

http://kagey10.blogspot.com/2008/08/downtown-boutique.html

Erica C. said...

The green side table is great!

danosor said...

I love the farm table in the Appalachian collection.

Deci said...

I bought an antique Bentwood rocker today and commented that it needed a footstool, and WOW there it is!

Annie said...

Gosh I love "real" wooden furniture! My uncle made his home from the trees he cut down to build his "gingerbread" house!

My favourite item is the "Message Center Cabinet w/ Chalkboard Front" My mom has alzheimers and my dad and I were trying to figure out how to write things down for her to see and this would be perfect!

Its beautiful.

nancyrobster@gmail.com

sandyuu said...

thanks for the giveaway- the storage container

bopfer1 said...

The bench is great. I have several places I could use it.

Vanessa M. said...

I like the dog dish holder. We could have used one of these for our dog (may he R.I.P.).

ppekpb said...

I really love the dog bed.

ginny said...

My favorite is the Farm Table, I so need one.

ginnyswe at gmail . com

coriwestphal said...

I like the shoe bench/storage bench. Functioinal and fun! Thanks for the great contest

windycindy said...

This bench has my name written all over it! My home is decorated in this country/rustic fashion. The colors of finished are wonderful. I really like the "Shoe-Bench Storage-Bench", also. We have been looking for a storage unit like this for our back door entry, so we have a place for our shoes when we come in the back door. Please enter me in your marvelous giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Abigail said...

Small medicine cabinet with shelf... because I need one.

Tina M said...

Oh wow...I love love love the Seaside Green side table!

I will save up and order two of those if I can. Yummy!!

mar said...

The Parson's table is my favorite item. thank you for the contest

shiloh said...

Ooh, ooh my pick is the Farm Table.

Deb said...

Please enter me! The bench they're giving away would be wonderful! I love the jelly cabinet and also the shoe rack. Thank you for the chance.

traymona said...

The shoe rack would have to be my favorite because it's the thing I need the ost.
traymona[at]aol.com

Anonymous said...

The bench looks very nice; the link was down so I could not see other items, except what you already pictured on your site. But they all look good!

gieferj@gmail.com

bobbin said...

Shoe Bench / Storage Bench would be really useful for my daughter.

Kari said...

My gosh, this is just beautiful! I know exactly where I would put it too. I'd love it!!! The farm table is really nice as well. Thank you for the chance.

Valerie said...

I love it all but the shoe bench is really neat. So is the bench that is being given away would love any of these pieces.

Anonymous said...

I love everything, but the shoe bench and green side table are my favorites.

lori
delilahhhhh@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Love the farm table. Cute bench, too.
tosyd@one.net

agordon10 said...

The green ide tabe would fit our living room

mcrockwell said...

I think the 24" little black bench is charming in and of itself!

Princess Golden Hair said...

I really love the Jelly Cabinet from the Appalachian Collection!

Lynn H said...

The 24" black bench in the giveaway is great!

sally said...

wonderful craftmanship! i like the Farm Table in the Appalachian Collection.

Nikki said...

I love The Farm Table. This would look great in my house!

trishden said...

Thanks so much for a great giveaway. I tried to check out there site but I'm getting "This website has been cancelled" message. I love the dog dish and all the pictures of their products in this blog and of course the bench.

clynsg said...

I really like the looks of the farm table, even though it would not fit into my decor. The pet feeder would be nice, but would need a larger one (BIG dogs).

kmbennet said...

Would love to look at all the items on the website but the link is saying the website has been cancelled. Love everything on this page though. Thanx for the contest.

elaine said...

I love the Appalachian Collection Farm Table-great workmanship!
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

lynn1 said...

I love the farm table.

terry said...

I'd love to look at this furniture, but the web site says it is "cancelled". I'd love to win this bench.

naturegirl said...

I am also getting the message that the website has been cancelled, so I am unable to see their other products. I love the bench that you are giving away and have just the right spot for it in my house. The other items that you have pictured here are also very nice. They look very well made and solid.

Sharon Harmon said...

The Farm Table in the Appalachian Collection is incredibly gorgeous!!! This unique creation would look fantastic in my home! Thank you for the contest!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

Elena said...

I think we killed their website, because it's down right now! Though I really like the white shelf with all the little tiny cubbyholes that you posted. Thanks for the contest!

pbrint said...

I like the dog dishes. Excellent choice of a prize for the contest. I would love to win.

Anonymous said...

the shoe rack, you should see the pile of shoes piled up in our mud room
w_wilson7@msn.com

llinda29 said...

I like the shoe bench/storage bench. Shoes always need a place to be

sillelin said...

I am unable to get to the website, but the bench is great and would be a fine addition to my home.

Sunnyvale said...

What a neat, clean little bench!

toasters lie said...

The Black Mountain Furniture Co website won't display on my computer, so I can't pick an item. Please enter me in the contest.

Tina12312 said...

I was unable to go to their website but I will say that all of the pieces you show here are lovely. Thank you so much!

gkstratos said...

What I wouldn't do for the Farm Table (Appalachian Collection). Beautiful.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

C. Davis said...

Unable to load the site as well, but I love the pieces you are showing on here!
harleychrys@hotmail.com

jffryclough said...

would love to have the farm house pine table, they last forever

LilyBiscuit said...

I really love the Wood Locker Storage Unit!! I could see 3-4 in a certain area. Beautiful pieces :o) Thanks!

Reg said...

Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments! It seems we overloaded the server but we are now on a larger one to handle the hits :)

Good Luck with the contest and if anyone has any questions @ any item we offer, do not hesitate to let me know.

Thanks so much Angie--it looks great!!

-Reginia

MageMorgana said...

Great giveaway! I particularly like the Locker storage unit and think it would look good in the Claret Wine paint shade ;)

ladyblue1112000[at]yahoo[dot]com

amy mayer said...

bajjmayer@aol.com says: I LOVE LOVE LOVE the buffet sideboard!

monky said...

I love the Farm Table in the Appalachian Collection!

It's very beautiful!!


Thank you for the great giveaway!


:)


themonkinme(at)gmail(dot)com

Shannon said...

The shoe cabinet is a nice piece.

bar said...

I love the Buttercup coffee table.It would look fab in my apt.thanks for the giveaway!

Colengal said...

I think the shoe bench is just a great and sylish way to controll all the shoes that end up milling around the front door. Neat shop!

silverbele said...

The media cabinet would be great in my home.

David Johnson said...

I like the table lamp from the Appalachian collection http://www.blackmountainfurnitureco.com/catalog/item/5853386/5978433.htm Thanks titanicluck at gmail dot com

palaminodee said...

OMG...!! so many nice things! I really need the coffee table!
thanks!!!

cathirushing said...

Jelly Cabinet from the Appalachian Collection

hues262 said...

I've made a bench like the one you show,but mine was 12x 12 more of a steep stool with a hand hold.My dad showed me how, many years ago..the Black buffet style unit is very nice sure would love to have that in my office. Alan

Melody said...

What awesome work! I love everything but especially this cute little shelf nook. http://www.blackmountainfurnitureco.com/albums/album_image/4549489/3766012.htm

Its beautiful!

myvintagelove@gmail.com

carriechuck said...

The media console is so lovely. It's perfect for all those new plasma TVs that don't fit in the regular TV cabinets.

Tonya said...

I like the Key/Mail/Message Board Cabinet.

oneinamil23 said...

I love the Chimney Cabinet ---

I am amazed at the prize of this bench!! Great work for a good price!

autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

Trish said...

jelly cabinet

bosslady2898 said...

I love the jelly cabinet! The bench finished in black would go perfectly in my computer room!!

vboackle said...

i like the chimney cabinet.

Jules said...

I love it all. *sigh* The shoe bench, the App. table, the chimney cabinet..... all!!!

kristilb19 said...

Love the jelly cabinet! Really pretty furniture!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5924996

kristilb19@yahoo.com

granny said...

Cannot get into the website no matter what. But I love the double doggie dish on your site. And the bench is terrific.

mogrill said...

The storage shoe bench is really handy!

Jessica Wipfler said...

Love the jelly cabinet. Lovely!

greenly said...

I couldn't see the site--wouldn't load--tried 4 times. But I love that kitchen cabinet/console you have pictured (the first picture you posted). Thanks for the great giveaway.

janice golden said...

Wooden Storage locker looks great
Jaleigh78@aol.com

Parker Family said...

I can't access their website still, but I really liked the coat closet picture you had. I love extra storage space! Thanks for the chance to win! trishblack(at)juno(dot)com

DOODLEGIRL said...

their website is still down. I like the Shoe Bench / Storage Bench

her5boys said...

I'm so taken with the Chimney Cabinet and the bench you are giving away is wonderful..hope I win!!

adr1001025 said...

I like the Shoe Bench.

TINKMH said...

I love the farm table, hoping to save enough $$ for that some day!

kdkdkd said...

the Custom Made Wood Locker Storage Unit and the shoe bench would both be incredibly useful

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this! Its beautiful. I would love to win this.

LINDALSHOT said...

I like the jelly cabinet.

sewingmema said...

I love the kitchen table in the Appalachian collection.

PunkyMunky said...

I couldnt get the site to load but my fav item you have pictured here is the cream/white wall shelf with all the cubbys. I love that its a family business.

Deb said...

The site is still down, but from the pictures you show, their stuff is really lovely. I really love the shoe bench. I could use that with the two boys and their dirty shoes. The dining room table is stunning as well! Hope to win.

dolls123 said...

Site still not loading. I like the dog stuff pictured on this site

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

shakerbaby said...

I would pick the Jelly Cabinet from the Appalachian collection -- it would replace a really old Jelly cupboard I had that was falling apart. mif1018(at)aol(dot)com

KJ said...

I LOVE THE WHITE POSTMAN DISPLAY CUBBY! I could be very happy with this!

Thanks for entering me!

KJ
California

KJ said...

I posted about your Giveaway and I always have your button on my sidebar (as well as a second link.)

Thanks, KJ

Janice Wright said...

The chimney cabinet is very unique. Thanks for the giveaway!

monica said...

i love their farm table, wow!

M.A. said...

I just love the Buffet-Sideboard!

michelena2000 said...

Love the farm table and coffee table.

laura said...

I am in love with the black buffet/sideboard. laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

louiseb130 said...

The Jelly Cabinet is lovely

Smooshy said...

i like the seaside green side table

littlelatina said...

great site. Quality is so important. i love the gun cabinet

Ken said...

I like the Prairie Collection Bookcase. Please accept my entry.

kygirl said...

3-Bowl Dog Feeder up to 16"H with 3 stainless steel 4 quart bowls is my favorite.

daytoncat said...

Message Center Cabinet w/ Chalkboard Front-Perfect for my busy family

Anonymous said...

I just love this bench,
My favorite is the jelly cabinet.
Thanks for this giveaway.
Adreanne
adreanne2003@hotmail.com

Sherry R said...

My favorite is the Postman Display Cubby!

Meredith said...

I like the Key/Message Board cabinet.

beverly paquin said...

i like the shoe bench.

Pamela said...

The Jelly Cabinet is very attractive. Thanks for the giveaway.

Embee said...

I love the custom bench, which would fit well in my new walk in closet!

Shel said...

I like the Pantry Cupboard, plenty of storage for the kitchen.

Belinda said...

The wall cubby storage shelf is adorable. Thanks!
1bmore @ gmail . com

jennem said...

My favorite is the Appalachian Collection Heirloom Chest.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

intime said...

Farm Table intime@myself.com

malleycc said...

I love the quilt rack and shelf. So beautiful.

JennyG said...

I love the farm Table

jfg06001[at]yahoo.com

ronbu said...

Love the rustic bed and the small medicine cabinet.

sonya allstun said...

I love the Pantry Cupboard I dont have many cabinets in my kitchen and this would help with storage issues

sallstun(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful items! My favorite is the chimney cabinet.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cyndi Evans said...

I like the heirloom chest I went and looked at that site. It is wonderful.

I love your giveaway. I am Cyndi at Cevans459@comcast.net I found out about your giveaway at Karen Miller's blog.

Hope I win!

Rachel Fox said...

I like the Buffet - Sideboard. Would look wonderful in my dinning roon! Thanks for the opportunity!
rachelfox1981 at yahoo dot com

Kimberly L said...

I immediately fell in love with the Rustic Barnwood Bed. All the pieces are wonderful, and what I would refer to as 'real' furniture.

brn2lisn{at}gmail {dot} com

Amy said...

They have so many beautiful items! My favorite, though, would be the cutom pet beds and feeders, just unique! Thanks for the contest!

Will said...

i like the jelly closet best

Kelsey said...

Wondeful giveaway! Thank you so much


The Locker Storage Unit would be great for me! I am about to move to a privately owned apartment owned by my school, and don't have much furniture and this would help a lot!


Thanks so much!

Kelsey
rawrissexy@gmail.com

Kathleen said...

I love the heirloom chest--I've always wanted one. :)

idahomom said...

I have the perfect spot for the jelly cabinet. Thanks for the chance.

janehixon said...

Item PCLCT - Coffee Table in Buttercup......nice!

Harry Barbee said...

Jelly cabinet is my fave
Butchbarbee66@aol.com

Angela said...

They seem to be over their server problems. Really cool furniture. I like the Locker Storage Unit. It would really help keep the kids' "stuff" under control.

sarah said...

Buffet - Sideboard and Shoe Bench -Storage Bench.
I love that they have so many color choices!

kkmartin said...

I love the Shoe Bench! We have been looking for something like that to go in our foyer area for years! Finally I found it! Thanks for sharing this wonderful website! And thanks for the awesome giveaway! ~ countrygirl1823@aol.com

paula h said...

I love the Coop Bin Bulk Storage Unit. It's so cool looking. I love unique but old looking items.

Anonymous said...

I love the Heirloom Chest. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

dr_sr_zwen at hotmail dot com

ezmerelda said...

I love the Parson's Table. It would be a perfect home for my hamster's habitat. Thanks for the great giveaway!

john1948 said...

I like the farm table

heaventrees said...

I really like the Appalachian Farm Table, but I think my dog would like that bed!

Kelly said...

I love the Farm Chair. I can just see a few of them around a rustic dining room table. Aw, now I want to re-furnish my apartment!

Sarah Z said...

Love the Heirloom Chest - beautiful!

Thank you!
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Aisling said...

The Entryway Cubby Shelf is my favorite piece, although I really like just about everything at Black Mountain Furniture Company.

Julieh said...

The Heirloom Chest is just lovely.

bison61 said...

I like the night stand with drawers and shelves from the prairie collection

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

AICORP said...

I love the custom dog bed - Medium

Stacey said...

I love the Shoe Bench -Storage Bench - great idea for a mud room!

Bakersdozen said...

I like the media console. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

bndraldy said...

I love the Media Console. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

silverhartgirl said...

I love the Message Center Cabinet w/ Chalkboard Front

Amy Pedersen said...

shoe bench

Swtlilchick said...

I love the Shoe Bench-Storage Bench.When everyone comes in they
kick their shoes off and they land
near the front door.This would be
a good way to keep them organized
and out of the way.I love this furniture,looks rustic and the
stains are great too.This reminds me of Americana decor which is
my favorite.Thanks for the giveaway

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

SeahorseLady said...

I would love to own the beautiful Rustic Barnwood Bed.

I also love the picture you have here with the dapply Doxie eating. My beloved Scooter who passed away in December, looked just like this one!

Thank you for the nice giveaway.

JOYVEN said...

I like the locker storage unit

donna444444 said...

I like the Farm Table in the Appalachian Collection.

Timothy Sternberg said...

Love this bench.

lilyk said...

I love the Custom Made Wood Locker Storage Unit!