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Green Front Hunts for Vintage Treasures in the UK

Green Front has developed a name for itself in many unique markets around the world but few have quite the appeal of their selection of English antiques and benchmade pieces. That selection is no accident.
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Antiques Are Us: Green Front Hunts for Vintage Treasure in the UK
March 29, 2017
Green Front has developed a name for itself in many unique markets around the world but few have quite the […]
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Persian Perfection: Rugs Complete Long Journey to Green Front
September 22, 2016
For the first time since a 2011 trade embargo halted their importation to the United States, Persian rugs are back […]
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Picture This: Photos Bring Buying Trip to India to Life
August 31, 2016
There was something different about Den Cralle’s latest visit to India. It wasn’t the 24 hours of delayed flights or […]
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Hot, Hotter, Hottest: Green Front Preps for India Trip to Get New Goods
July 23, 2016
As temperatures in the South climb to their mid-summer heights and humidity levels peak, Den Cralle and the Green Front […]
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Green Front Hunts for Gold: Hand Picked Treasures from the UK
July 5, 2016
On the hit History Channel show American Pickers, Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe, self described “pickers,” scour the backroads of […]
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Easy Reading: Design Expert Elaine Reeder Shares Insider Tips
June 14, 2016
Elaine Reeder, the interior designer for the stunning Southern Traditions Homes at this year’s Richmond Homearama at Hallsley, is no […]
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Four Simple Steps for Seriously Stylish Design
June 14, 2016
Dawn Wolf, a Richmond based interior decorator and designer, is the woman behind the interior of the HomeSmith house at […]
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The Wait Is Over: Persian Rugs Return To Green Front
April 11, 2016
Green Front is synonymous with many things for many people. Some think quality, some think selection, but almost everyone thinks […]
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The Results Are In: Four Reasons Our Customers Love Green Front
March 13, 2016
We asked and you answered. Earlier this year, over 600 Green Front customers took our online and print survey. We […]
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Signs of the Times: Handcrafted Art Guides Your Green Front Experience
February 3, 2016
With building upon building, level upon level, and room upon room of furniture, rugs and accessories, finding your way through […]
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Santa Fe Loft: Big City Meets Big Sky With the Southwestern Furniture Style
January 19, 2016
What do you get when you combine the rugged beauty of New Mexico ranch life, the modern, chic lines of […]
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Where The Magic Happens: Green Front Gears Up for Domotex
January 15, 2016
Off to Germany hunting for #rugs #Domotex #edc #greenfront #greenfrontfurniture #interiordesign #homedecor #rhodia #canadagoose #fieldnotes #smythson #ragandbone #norseprojects #momentlens #design […]
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Find Your Groove: Eclectic Furniture For The New Year
January 11, 2016
Antique Chest $795 As a new year rolls in, many of us are eager to break out of old habits, […]
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5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas From Green Front Under $50
December 19, 2015
On the 5th day of Christmas, that now infamous true love may well have given five golden rings to one […]
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Nuevo Wave: New Line Brings Fresh Looks to Green Front
December 4, 2015
Stepping just inside Green Front’s Building 10, you may think for a minute you’ve taken a turn into someone’s downtown […]
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Green Front’s New White Room Showcases Rug Masterpieces
November 17, 2015
The Louvre and the marbled halls of the National Gallery in D.C.- what do these majestic spaces have in common […]
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5 Indian Animals Who Can’t Even Right Now
October 28, 2015
Being an animal is hard. But being an animal AND a fabulously popular motif in southern Asian furniture and decorations […]
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A Match Made In America: Green Front and Harden Furniture
September 22, 2015
While some of Green Front’s items come from across seas and continents, others originate much closer to home. Harden Furniture, […]
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Domotex for YOUR Domicile: Five Rugs to Suit Your Style
August 21, 2015
The massive convergence that is Domotex may have ended months ago, but at Green Front the finds and fun are […]
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New Van Thiel Showroom is Aged to Perfection
July 21, 2015
Green Front’s new Van Thiel showroom, in the basement of Building 9, gives fresh meaning to the familiar saying, “Everything […]
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Green Front Travels Abroad: Searching for Treasures
July 10, 2015
Looking for the latest in furniture and rugs from India? You could can visit Los Angeles, New York or… Farmville. Den’s […]
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Bold, Bright, Beautiful Boucherouite Rugs At Green Front
July 1, 2015
We Are Now Importing Gorgeous Vintage Moroccan Rag Rugs Boucherouite rugs are bold, bright, beautiful and now at Green Front! The […]
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On The Hunt For Indian Rugs: Den Cralle Leaves For Fourth Rug Buying Trip To India
June 13, 2015
Few retailers in the United States actually go to India to buy their Indian Rugs, but Green Front is one […]
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Domotex Comes To Green Front
June 8, 2015
The colorful and rich international rug scene comes together in one place—Domotex. Similar to that ONE spot we all remember […]
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Meet The Mastermind Of Green Front Furniture Building One’s Restoration
May 22, 2015
Al Buczek remembers finding a Spanish coin carefully placed in the walls of a 200-year-old home in Charlottesville—his first restoration […]
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Good-Bye Don Draper, Hello Mad Men Furniture
May 16, 2015
We may be saying goodbye to Don Draper and his smoking, whiskey sipping cohorts this Sunday, but thanks to a […]
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Explore Green Front: Summer Tour Dates
May 5, 2015
Ever wanted to explore Green Front? Peek behind the scenes? We will be offering monthly tours this summer that will […]
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How Green Front Furniture Got Its Name
April 28, 2015
Did you know Green Front started as a grocery store? Crallé Grocery opened roughly 70 years ago.  Salt, produce, everything […]
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7 Ways To Go Green At Green Front
April 22, 2015
Green cars. Green homes. Green vacations. There are more and more ways to be earth friendly. When you shop at […]
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Rattan Chairs Fresh From Indonesia
April 15, 2015
Introducing Green Front’s new direct-import line of natural fiber chairs and barstools all unbelievably priced at under $100. Wicker and […]
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Building One Restoration At Green Front Furniture
April 15, 2015
In the beginning, there was Building One. It is the place where Green Front Furniture came into its own. While […]
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New Durham Showroom in Building #9 (Farmville)
July 3, 2014
Green Front recently refurnished and renovated the basement of Building #9 (Farmville location) to carve out a new showroom area […]
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New Inventory of Chelsea House Accessories
July 3, 2014
Chelsea House carries an extensive line of furniture, lighting, art, mirrors and decorative accessories—all grounded in classic design with a […]
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Green Front is Pet Friendly
June 18, 2014
Don’t leave your sweet pups at home!  Bring your favorite pet to Green Front while you pick out new furniture […]
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Oriental Rugs: Breaking Through the Stereotype
June 13, 2014
To some, the word oriental rug conjures up images of jewel toned, floral design rugs, but at Green Front, our varied collection breaks out […]
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Bone & Mother of Pearl Inlay Furniture
June 5, 2014
A beautiful shipment of Indian furniture has arrived–bone and mother of pearl inlay. Farmville location only.
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Freshen Up Your Outdoor Spaces!
June 5, 2014
Did you know that our Farmville location is one of the largest in-house stocking dealers of outdoor furniture in the […]
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Green Front Furniture Walking Tours
June 5, 2014
Come take a brisk guided walking tour of Green Front! Our first tour will be Thursday, June 12, starting at […]
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New Outdoor Furniture from Alfresco Home
May 16, 2014
A new container of outdoor dining furniture from Alfresco Home has arrived! We have table and chair sets of all sizes, as well […]
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Grand and Elegant (Building #6)
May 16, 2014
Stepping into Building #6, one immediately thinks of a warm Southern Living home. The wrap-around veranda style balcony, painted vintage metal […]
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Queen of the Fleet (Building #10)
May 9, 2014
This beautiful renovated warehouse, the “Queen of the Fleet” as Green Front owner Dickie Cralle likes to call it, sits […]
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One-of-a-Kind Wool Rugs from Turkey
April 26, 2014
Introducing Green Front’s collection of one-of-a-kind wool rugs from Turkey. These beautiful, vintage treasures are priced 75% less than they are at other retailers, and range in […]
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Latest News and Updates
April 22, 2014
New Teak Furniture, Our Most Popular Pieces Our container of teak furniture has finally arrived! Each spring we get a shipment […]
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Green Front Featured in Furniture Today
March 22, 2014
The following article, “Green Front Defines Destination Store,” written by Jerry Epperson, was featured in the March 3, 2014 edition […]
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Green Front Owner’s Son Travels Overseas for Massive International Flooring Trade Fair
February 19, 2014
A Perspective By Richard (Den) Cralle, Son of Green Front Owner Dickie Cralle Last month I traveled to Hannover, Germany […]
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Building #7 Rug Sale
September 1, 2013
Take 10% off Indian Rugs and 20% off Pakistan Rugs in Building 7 only (Farmville) for a limited time! Learn more about Green […]
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Repeat Book Signing to Be Held on Saturday, August 17
August 13, 2013
Flight of a White Dinosaur by James (Jim) Edward Harris, Jr. Outdoorsman, “Combative” Administrator, and Major, USAFR-Ret. Book Signing at […]
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Hancock and Moore Leather Exhibition this Saturday, June 1 **Farmville Location Only**
May 29, 2013
Alan Price, a designer representing Hancock and Moore Furniture, one of the top American made leather companies, will be giving […]
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New Shipment of Afghan Rugs
April 1, 2013
Here’s just a sampling of the new Afghan rugs that have just arrived in Farmville. Beautiful, colorful and elegant!
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New Rug Arrivals
February 28, 2013
Our Rug Department just received a 40 ft. container direct from India.  We’ve added hundreds of new rugs to our inventory from the […]
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Rug Buying Trip, Part 2: Images of India
February 5, 2013
With a tight buying schedule, any sightseeing is done from the back seat of a speeding car as we travel […]
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Preview of Rugs from Latest India Buying Trip & Rug Making 101
January 15, 2013
Green Front’s Ashley Cooper recently traveled all over India on the latest rug buying trip to select an extraordinary assortment of oriental […]
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Tis’ the Season… To Visit the Christmas Room and Gift Shoppe!
November 17, 2012
Shopping for Christmas decorations and gifts? The Christmas Room and Gift Shoppe at Green Front Accessories is really something to see…  […]
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New English Furniture and Antiques, Dating From Late 1800’s
November 17, 2012
Building #8 (Farmville) is literally packed floor to ceiling with beautiful English furniture!  There are a limited amount of English […]
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Book Signing Event: “Flight of a White Dinosaur” by James E. Harris Jr.
September 27, 2012
Come to Green Front (Farmville) on Wednesday, October 3, between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for a special book signing […]
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Huge Shipment of Oriental Rugs Unloaded at Green Front
September 6, 2012
Green Front’s best single shipment of oriental rugs has arrived!  These rugs were all hand selected by owner Dickie Cralle […]
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The Gift Shoppe at Green Front Accessories
August 18, 2012
The Gift Shoppe, adjacent to Building #5 of Accessories, is the newest enterprise of Green Front. Opened 18 months ago, […]
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The Boneyard, Building #12 – Redefining Lowest Prices
August 18, 2012
Building #12, “The Boneyard,” was renovated from the old Mullins Chevrolet, a popular car lot throughout the 60’s and 70’s. Packed […]
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Accessories Building #15 – Expansion Explodes!
August 18, 2012
Where Building #15 stands now were three early stores: Chappell’s department store, an eatery, and a men’s shop. Later on, […]
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Green Front Accessories Building #5 – Where Green Front Began
August 18, 2012
In the mid 1950’s, there were three storefronts where this one building is now. In one of the stores, Dickie […]
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Largest Selection of Outdoor Furniture in the State
August 2, 2012
Did you know Green Front Furniture has the largest selection of outdoor furniture in Virginia?   All high quality with […]
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Animal prints add exotic chic to any room
July 29, 2012
If you want to add a dramatic edge to a room that needs an uplift, try adding animal prints. Animal […]
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Building #6 – Grand and Elegant, Wonderfully Preserved
July 13, 2012
Stepping into Building #6, one immediately thinks of a warm Southern Living home. The wrap-around veranda style balcony, painted metal […]
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Green Front Furniture’s Building #10 – The Queen of the Fleet!
July 13, 2012
This beautiful renovated warehouse, the “Queen of the Fleet” as Green Front owner Dickie Cralle likes to call it, sits […]
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Spotlight on Green Front Furniture’s Building #9
July 12, 2012
With 2′ thick brick walls, Building #9 is one of three restored tobacco warehouses used by Green Front Furniture.  The […]
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Customers tired of being overcharged for inferior furniture, travel to Green Front from all parts of the U.S.
July 9, 2012
We’ve noticed that other furniture stores are downgrading the quality of their stock. In contrast, Green Front is dedicated to […]
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New Rug Shipment Including Flat Weave Soumak and Hand Knotted
June 23, 2012
A new shipment of oriental rugs from India has just arrived in Farmville, Building #1! The container of new merchandise […]
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Loads of English Reproductions and Antiques Arrive
March 25, 2012
Four large containers of English furniture from the 18th and 19th century, both reproductions and antiques, have arrived to our […]
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Brand new rug shipment has arrived from latest India buying trip
March 18, 2012
A brand new shipment of rugs has arrived from the Christmas buying trip in India as mentioned in our previous […]
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Holidays in India: A New Perspective on Rug Buying
January 31, 2012
By Den Cralle, Son of Green Front Owner Dickie Cralle To spend Christmas at home with family or in the […]
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Green Front owner and son return from another India trip, buying huge (unprecedented) quantities of rugs
January 24, 2012
Green Front Owner Dickie Cralle and his son Den spent two weeks in Turkey and India over the holidays buying […]
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New English Casegood Containers Now Arriving!
October 9, 2011
One-of-a-kind furniture direct from England. Don’t miss out on this unique furniture at unbeatable prices! (Building #8, Farmville Location Only)
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Henredon Leather Company Containers Now Arriving!
September 10, 2011
Green Front has purchased several containers of Henredon’s most popular upholstery collection, The Henredon Leather Company. Our assortment features nine […]
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Rug Rats Manages Green Front Carpet Department
June 11, 2011
Many of you will remember the Rug Rats building next to Green Front’s main storefront, Building #1, in Farmville. Rug […]
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Owner returns from India rug-buying trip, keeping rug prices low despite rising costs
April 2, 2011
Dickie, the owner of Green Front, just returned from a buying trip to India.  He was able to confirm what our […]
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We keep growing, and growing, and growing…
September 20, 2010
Green Front is in the process of adding 7,000 sq ft of additional showroom space in Farmville for an even […]
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Rug Buying Trip in India
September 13, 2010
Green Front’s Ashley Cooper is in India on a rug buying trip and sending us updates. Here’s the latest… Friday, […]
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Carpet Liquidation and Storewide Sale
April 24, 2010
As seen on CBS-WTVR 6 in Richmond, Virginia – This is your chance to take advantage of amazing prices never […]
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Thousands of Afghan and Pakistan Rugs Flood Green Front
March 18, 2010
A mistake was made! Green Front’s middle Eastern rug agent shipped Seven container’s of Afghan and Pakistan rugs at once! […]
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A Million Oriental Rugs at Green Front Furniture!
March 18, 2010
Our warehouses are stocked to the brim with the equivalent of five football fields of oriental rugs! Now has never […]
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A Letter from Dickie Cralle-Owner, Green Front Furniture
March 14, 2010
Over the years, I’ve discovered that when one door closes in the international market another will open. I see that […]
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Green Front Furniture Travels the Globe for Furniture
March 14, 2010
New Shipment just arrived of our popular Indian Import Furniture and Accessories. This is an exotic collection of antique, reproduction […]
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