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5 Ways to Organize your Living Room with a Bookcase

5 Ways to Organize your Living Room with a Bookcase

How’s your living room feeling this spring? Light? Tidy? Primed & ready for swarms of summer visitors? If your answers are shrugs and sighs and shakes of the head, let Emily Wignall from Anatomy of Design show you some clever ways to organize your living room with one simple piece: the bookcase!

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One Smart Move to a Smarter Home Office

One Smart Move for a Smarter Home Office

We’ve gotten to know hundreds of business professionals and their home office needs over the years – everything from nautically-themed bookcases to child-sized replica desks has crossed our plate. And while we’re ready and willing to take on any number of customizations and designs, we’re always quick to point out that the primary objective of a home office still needs to be efficiency.

It’s still gotta work.

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Whatever the Weather- Spring Outdoor Decor from Dutchcrafters

Look we Love: Whatever the Weather – Spring Outdoor Decor

Bring the April showers with all their wind and fury!

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Who Else Needs Easter Activity Ideas?

Who Else Needs Easter Activity Ideas?

Spring has sprung! Now that it’s warm enough to enjoy the outdoors again, we here at DutchCrafters have set our minds to the next big event in our personal calendars: Easter Weekend. Here are four safe & simple Easter activity ideas to try this Sunday:

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Amish Proverb on Faith

Amish Proverb

Amish Proverb on Faith

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5 Easy Bird Food Recipes for Crowd Pleasing Bird Feeders!

5 Easy Recipes for Crowd-Pleasing Bird Feeders

Birdsong is a defining feature of summer’s pink mornings and long, hazy sunsets and while we might not know them by name, the gentle whistles and trills of sparrows, starlings, nightingales and chickadees as they enjoy local bird feeders are as deeply woven into summer as sunshine and iced tea.

*Click Through for Your Spring Treat*

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WOOD VS POLY OUTDOOR FURNITURE: HELP FOR DECIDING

Wood vs. Poly Outdoor Furniture: Help for Deciding

One of the most basic and biggest decisions that you’ll make when choosing outdoor furniture is whether you want to invest in Poly lumber or solid wooden material. The choice you make here will have a huge bearing both on how the furniture will look and how it will hold up to the elements.

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DutchCrafters CEO Jim MiIller on Authenticity

DutchCrafters CEO Jim Miller on Authenticity

Jim Miller, Mennonite pastor and owner/CEO of DutchCrafters Amish Furniture on the importance of authenticity.

Read the full text of the excerpt at JMX Brands!

PLACES YOU DIDN'T EXPECT TO SEE AMISH PEOPLE

Places You Didn’t Expect to See Amish People

We’re happy to welcome Erik Wesner, founder and editor of Amish America, to the blog! From time to time, he’ll be offering us his insights into various aspects of the Amish culture and communities. Warm welcome and take it away, Erik  – 

Let’s start with the basics: Where do Amish people live?

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American Furniture Icon: The Grandfather Clock by DutchCrafters

American Furniture Icon: The Grandfather Clock

From nursery rhymes to stories of olden times, the grandfather clock has been an icon of classic British and American elegance since William Clement created his first longcase clock in 1670. Let us show you some surprising places that highlight time-honored, American made Grandfather clocks in ways both old and new.

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