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ReStore

We’ve started our latest LYS / Craft Store Liquidation Sale. This store’s inventory was donated to the Williston, VT ReStore – part of Habitat for Humanity. 50% of the sale of every item goes to ReStore.

Jonathon Goldhammer, Habitat for Humanity ReStore Manager for the Williston, VT location copied us on an email he sent to Chris Mullennix, National ReStore Logistics Specialist. Both the original email and reply are below.

We’re proud to be working with this great organization. Habitat’s mission is “…to build simple, decent, affordable and energy-efficient homes for low-income working families in north western Vermont. We have been building since 1984 and recently dedicated our 65th Habitat home, with the support of volunteers and donors.”

“More than 750 Habitat ReStores across the country sell new and used home improvement materials to fund affordable housing in their communities. Our inventories depend on the generosity of individuals, contractors, and businesses who have quality, usable items to donate. Anyone can shop at Habitat ReStores to save money on home goods and building materials as well as reuse materials that otherwise might go to waste.”

At DBNY, look for items (lots of the new stock) with “nfn” in the beginning of the model number. Half of the proceeds of the sales of these items goes directly to Green Mountain Habitat through the Williston, VT ReStore.

You can help too, buy ReStore items here at DBNY, visit your local ReStore, donate and volunteer with Habitat. If a little company like DBNY can do it, anyone can.

Green Website

And, did you know that our Websites are green? Our sites are hosted by iPage, an EPA Green Power Partner. Their offices and data centers are 100% wind powered.

 

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Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity & DBNY

We don’t sing our own praises too much here at DBNY but we’ve entered into a new business relationship that we want to share.

We recently donated some coned yarn to the Williston, VT ReStore – part of the Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity. While they were picking up the yarn we learned that they were going to clean out and liquidate a craft store in Charlotte, VT.

One thing led to another and this weekend some of the yarn girls and guys are volunteering to clean up, sort and inventory the store. As Jonathon Goldhammer, manager of the Williston ReStore put it, this will be an overwhelming task that needs to be completed in 3 days.

A good portion of the inventory, fabric and related materials will be sold through the ReStores located in Vermont, there are more that 750 nationwide.

Many of the other craft items, including all kinds of kits, doll making, needlecraft, birdhouses, applique, rubber stamps and much, much more will be sold by DBNY. We’ll also be offering box lots of yarn, buttons, zippers, beads, etc. online at Discontinued Brand Name Yarn.

Be sure to look for the sale in the coming weeks.

DBNY Auction 2014

Thanks to all who came, hope you found what you were looking for along with some surprises and great bargains. It was a perfect summer day here in Vermont. Hope to see you all next year.

DBNY Auction This Friday 6/27/2014

Our Second Annual DBNY Auction starts at 10:00 AM EDT on Friday, June 27th in the Hanson House Auction Barn at 435 Elm Street in Barton, Vermont. Preview begins at 8:00 AM that morning.

This is a live auction only–contact us if you’re coming!
We’ll have a special preview Thursday evening for anyone interested in sorting through the yarns, buttons, fabric, patterns and accessories. There are a huge amount of vintage buttons, and yarns separated by company. We also have looms, mannequins, portable book cases, magazine racks, spinners, showcases and table top displays as well as furniture, vintage clothing and antiques.

Contact us.

To find out more, call auctioneer Ron Wright at 802-334-6115 or visit Wright’s Website.


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Habitat For Humanity Donation

Habitat For Humanity out of Wiliston, VT came out yesterday to pick up a donation of cones.

We’re Moving And Going Green

Green WebsiteWe will start moving DBNY to a new server next Friday, the day the Potluck Yarn Solstice Sale starts. Not only will we be on a shiny new server, it’s green as well. The server, the datacenter and the office building housing our new server are all 100% wind powered.

Our plan is to shut down the site very early Saturday, June 21, 2014 at about 00:00 AM EDT, and then start moving to the new site. Since we are liquidator of yarn and needle craft items we have a database of thousands and thousands of items, it will take some time to move all that. We’re also being careful to move all customers’ accounts and order history too.

The move will take at least 1 day and for some people it will take several days until our site works again. It depends on how fast your Internet provider and computer update to the new info.

Since we are moving to a new server, it will take time for our domain name to catch up with us. As a rule of thumb, they say it takes up to 48 hours for that to happen. If you know how to update the DNS on your computer, you may be able to get to the new site quicker.

We’re not changing anything but the server. Our URL/name will be the same, all links should work the same, etc. After we’re moved and settled in, we’ll plan on updating the site. As for our site’s current design, several people have told us the ’90s wants its online store back back.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but remember temporary inconvenience; permanent improvement.

DBNY Auction Update

Friday, June 27, 2014 – Hanson House Auction Barn – Barton, VT

DBNY Auction 2014
Our second annual DBNY Auction will take place at the Hanson House Auction Barn [map] on June 27th. You can preview items the afternoon before during set up and the morning of the auction. To find out more, call auctioneer Ron Wright at 802-334-6115 or visit Wright’s Website.

The auction consists of the contents of several yarn shops. Here’s a partial list:

Tables and Chairs
Office Furniture and Equipment
Break Room Furniture
Looms and Weaving Supplies
Antique tables, sewing machines and stands
Book cases and storage units
Magazine and pattern racks
Glass topped counters
Lighted displays
File cabinets
Mannequins
Dishware
Small Appliances
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Thread and Fabric
Bulk Buy Yarn
Books and Patterns
Craft Supplies
Baskets and Totes
Vintage Clothing and Linens
Portable Shelving, Displays and Wire Cubes
And much more!


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DBNY Second Annual Auction

Friday, June 27, 2014
Hanson House Auction Barn
Barton, VT

Our second annual DBNY auction is just three weeks away! Join us in person with local auctioneer Ron Wright at the Hanson House auction barn at 435 Elm Street in Barton, Vermont [map] on Friday, June 27th. The barn is loaded with buy in bulk yarns and craft supplies, looms, bookcases, retail displays, office and shipping supplies, antiques, break room furniture and more!

Furnish your store, trade show booth or home office for just pennies on the dollar. We have hundreds of baskets, totes, organizers, rolls of fabric, yarn by the cone and bag, box lots of accessories–the list goes on.

Come early and stay for the day. We’ll have a lunch wagon and portalets at the barn for your convenience! Auction begins at 10 am with preview starting at 9 am.

DBNY Facebook Event Page

Photos From The First Auction 6/28/2013


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We’re Moving – Update

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We are moving our site to a new server, hopefully at the same time as the Potluck Yarn Solstice Sale on the weekend of June 20. This being offline a couple days a month is really getting old.

The move will take at least 1 day and for some people it will take several days until our site works again. It depends on how fast your Internet provider and computer update to the new info.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but remember temporary inconvenience; permanent improvement.

We’re Moving

We’ve had some server issues over the past couple of months and we will be moving our site soon. This will be a major move and the site will be down during the move. It will take a few hours to move, but getting the domain name to resolve to the new server and making sure everything is safe and secure takes longer. Some of you may not be able to reach our site for 2 days.

We’re planning on making the move during the third weekend of June to coincide with the Potluck Yarn Shop Solstice Sale.