How to Keep Your Jewelry Uncluttered

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We all have “stuff,” and for many of us, our stuff speaks to who we are. With jewelry, something that is usually very personal as we buy it for ourselves or are given it as a treasured gift, the reveal about who we are is a bit more intimate. So we take good care of [...]

How to Organize and Stylize Your Bookshelf

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Bookshelves can become a cluttered mess if you aren’t careful of the things you place on them or where you place them. If you want the stylized look you see in the magazines follow our tips and we will have your home in the magazines soon too.   1. Less is More- Don’t place too [...]

Give Your Hutch a Makeover!

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Hutches can be used to display your valuables and even as a place to safely store breakable items. However after some time, it may need a bit of a facelift. Here are some tips for giving your hutch some TLC.   First, remove all of the items in the hutch and wash down the walls [...]

What is a Pie Safe?

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You may have heard of a pie safe, but they are not used quite as much by Englishers as they used to be since technology has advanced. A pie safe is an old piece of furniture that would be used to store pies to keep them safe from bugs, vermin, and maybe even the children. [...]

Giving Your Home a Rustic Look

  The rustic look is becoming more and more the preferred look for homes both old and new. Natural fibers and materials that complement each other but don’t necessarily match, as well as lots of stone and wood, are the accents being used, and old and hand-me-downs are treasured pieces. There are a few things [...]

Cleaning and Caring for your Amish Furniture

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Amish furniture is particularly special in that it is made with superior craftsmanship, in the old style. So cleaning and caring for it should be your top priority once you bring it home. With the right care, it will last for eons, and can become treasured heirlooms that can be passed down from one generation [...]

The History of Amish Furniture

Amish furniture is created primarily by the Amish communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. Made of 100% wood, without the use of any synthetic “wood” product; the style of Amish furniture is normally traditional in design.   Coming into its own, in the 1920’s; Amish furniture was discovered during the same time period as American [...]

All About The Amish Buggy

The horse-drawn buggy is one of the most iconic symbols of the Amish. They come in many styles and colors, which would reflect the different preferences of that particular community. However even though many think the popular choice was the black buggy, this actually isn’t true.   The Amish have different buggies that are very [...]

10 Myths about the Amish

  There are many rumors about the Amish that are simply not true! Here is a list of ten for clarification:   The Amish have arranged marriages. Just like all other young adults, the Amish are allowed to go on dates, even if they don’t go to some of the places that others do.   [...]

Making the Most of Your Dining Room space

  Many people have a dining room in their house, but many times it gets used as a storage room or the place where all the boxes go after you don’t have another room to move them in. Take back your dining room and use some of these clever tips to bring life to the [...]