New Uses for Barrels in Your Home Decor

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Your home decor is a part of you and speaks about, not only your style, but also says a bit about who you are. All of us want to be inspired when decorating our homes, and do something unique to us. Using unusual pieces, things that can be transformed from their original intention, may just […]

Tips For Staining Your Wood Furniture

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Wood furniture is treasured; and often passed down to younger generations, because it is so versatile and durable. Many people prize their wood furniture above any other pieces in their home, and will purchase unstained wood, simply for its traditional look, and its ability to stand the test of time.   DIY projects, such as […]

Winter Storage Tips for Outdoor Furniture

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Summer has come to a close and it is time to start packing away all those summer items. This includes our summer outdoor furniture.   It is important to take the time to properly store and care for these items at the end of the season. They will be packed away and not thought of […]

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 […]