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Karen and Dana Charbono's Profile

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We are Dana and Karen, a husband and wife team, and we've been married for twenty plus years. We live in the scenic White Mountains region of New Hampshire with our beautiful daughter. North Country Comforts is our full time business that we run together. We are both hard working and creative people and have found the perfect outlet for that creativity through the items that we make. Luckily we get along great and enjoy working together, because we work really long hours :)

We have had some amazing opportunities and incredible exposure that at one time, we would never have imagined possible. We have been featured in these magazines:
This Old House
Better Homes and Gardens Grill It!
Good Housekeeping
Woman's World
Taste of Home
Southwest Airlines' Spirit Magazine…

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  • Joined March 16, 2011

Favorite materials

burlap, acrylic paints, vintage materials, weathered wood, rusted metal

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About

We are Dana and Karen, a husband and wife team, and we've been married for twenty plus years. We live in the scenic White Mountains region of New Hampshire with our beautiful daughter. North Country Comforts is our full time business that we run together. We are both hard working and creative people and have found the perfect outlet for that creativity through the items that we make. Luckily we get along great and enjoy working together, because we work really long hours :)

We have had some amazing opportunities and incredible exposure that at one time, we would never have imagined possible. We have been featured in these magazines:
This Old House
Better Homes and Gardens Grill It!
Good Housekeeping
Woman's World
Taste of Home
Southwest Airlines' Spirit Magazine
Creating Vintage Charm
The Anglerfish

Our pillows have even been on TV! On the entertainment news series, POPSUGAR NOW. We have also been seen on these amazing design sites: Apartment Therapy, houzz.com and remodelista.com as well as many other blogs. We were also featured in the Etsy Blog's Quit Your Day Job Series.
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/qydj-northcountrycomforts/?ref=fp_blog_title

We design and make all the items you see in our shop, with the exception of the occasional vintage finds that we discover at local flea markets or auctions. We work out of our home studio and love every minute of it. Our main fabric is burlap, the perfect canvas for our hand painted designs. Why hand painted fabrics? Well, Karen has always painted and often looked for something unusual to paint on like barn wood and old cabinet doors. When she began to sew, it was just natural for her to try painting on fabric too. Painting and sewing go hand in hand to us and is what creates our unique designs, inspired but what we love, rustic design and nature. Karen draws most of the silhouette designs you see in our shop, but Dana has tapped into his artistic side and has begun creating some of our designs too.

Discovering Etsy gave us the venue we needed to reach a larger audience. Our table runners and pillows have been in design shows as well as used to decorate homes, model homes, weddings, restaurants, inns and hotels across the United States, as well as internationally. We have met so many amazing people from all over the world because of our business.

We truly love what we do and take a lot of pride in our work. We are always thinking of our next design and will continue to create. We hope you will find something here that will add a little extra comfort to your home or that perfect country touch to your wedding.

Thank you for visiting North Country Comforts!
Karen & Dana

To learn even more about us, visit our About page:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NorthCountryComforts/about/

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