All posts by "Jayca Pike"

Jayca was the digital marketing coordinator for DutchCrafters.

8 Personalized Amish Valentines Gifts for Her to Cherish in 2016

Jayca Pike 05/01/2016

We know. You’re fresh off the most Wonderful Time of the Year. But keen eyes and dedicated hearts like yours are should already be on the lookout for Personalized Valentines Gifts for her to adore this February 14th. Related Posts 8 Personalized Amish Valentines Gifts for Her to Cherish We know. You’re fresh off the most Wonderful Time of the Year. But keen eyes and dedicated hearts like yours Read more Top 14 Valentine’s Day… 8 Personalized Amish Valentines Gifts for Her to Cherish in 2016

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Inspirational Calendar Wallpaper: January 2016

Jayca Pike 28/12/2015

It’s Monday after a long holiday weekend, and the last thing you may want to think about is your January schedule. But how about thinking of kindness? Related Posts Everything You Want to Know About: Amish Church We’re welcoming Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive,  back to the Read more Everything You Want to Know About Amish Beliefs We’re so pleased to welcome Erik Wesner back… Inspirational Calendar Wallpaper: January 2016

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Amish Holiday Tradition: Epiphany or Old Christmas

Jayca Pike 10/12/2015

On January 6th, the Amish get an extra dose of Old Christmas cheer. So what is this Amish Holiday Tradition all about? Related Posts Holiday Guests: How to Create an Inviting Guest Space Got guests?  If you’ve got friends and family planning to stay with you for the holidays, we’ve got the goods Read more Father’s Day Gift Picks We’d like to offer a warm welcome back to Interior Designer Emily Wignall, presenting her favorite Father’s Day… Amish Holiday Tradition: Epiphany or Old Christmas

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Warm Your Heart and Hearth with Two Easy Fireplace Mantel Styles

Jayca Pike 30/11/2015

This post was updated on November 15, 2019. A fireplace can act as the focal point in just about any room of your home. How you choose to decorate the fireplace mantel and the wall that disguises the chimney can balance the room and further establish the fireplace as a focal point. Related Posts Space Saver: Corner Fireplace This blog post was updated on October 29, 2018 with new corner fireplace suggestions.   We love… Warm Your Heart and Hearth with Two Easy Fireplace Mantel Styles

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How to Season a New Cigar Humidor

Jayca Pike 23/11/2015

The use of a finely calibrated cigar humidor will ensure your favorite stogies never go stale, keep their intended taste and aroma, and are ready to smoke when you’re ready to enjoy them. [Tweet “Read this before you store a single cigar!”] Related Posts History of Mid-Century Modern Furniture It was writer and art historian Cara Greenberg who first coined the term “Mid-Century Modern” in the title of her Read more History of the Hope Chest The… How to Season a New Cigar Humidor

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Plain Pleasures: Fall Traditions inspired by Amish Heritage

Jayca Pike 02/11/2015

This blog post was updated on 10/3/19 to update a product that was no longer available.  Diving through piles of leaves, stretching for the shiniest apple, inhaling the cinnamon and pumpkin spice in the air — fall captivates your senses like no other season. The Amish have long practiced these kind of simple fall traditions, each growing in meaning as the years pass. Take your family for a whirl with these four fall traditions before you’re snowed in for the winter! Related Posts Just the… Plain Pleasures: Fall Traditions inspired by Amish Heritage

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Get Vertical: Bunk Beds that Take Space Saving to New Heights

Jayca Pike 15/10/2015

This post was updated on October 21, 2019. Broken links were fixed and some minor changes were made to the copy.  Sure, you can look at bunk beds as the ultimate tower of fun for the little ones. But why not use the escapism inherent in bunking up to your advantage? Here, some very grown-up ways to make bunk beds a part of your home’s charm: Related Posts Making Room to Grow: Furniture for a Shared… Get Vertical: Bunk Beds that Take Space Saving to New Heights

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Which Zillow-Approved Dining Room Speaks to You?

Jayca Pike 12/10/2015

  3 Beloved Digs, 1 Voice to Listen to Do you think you know what your dining room style is? We’ve made it easier to recognize by helping you to listen to your gut, not the label. We’ll show you the picture of the room before identifying the style. A little tricky? Maybe, but we think it’ll help you decide on a style that is genuine to you, not to a preconceived notion. Word of caution: The photo that inspires you… Which Zillow-Approved Dining Room Speaks to You?

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Amish Furniture Makers: Meet the The Yoder Brothers

Jayca Pike 02/10/2015

In the Amish community of furniture makers, talking about “the Yoder brothers” is a bit like us English folk (as they refer to us) talking about “the Jones boys” or “the Smith sisters.” Related Posts Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: The Mt. Eaton Collection The Mt. Eaton Collection Meet the Amish Makers at the Amish woodshop that crafts our Mt. Eaton Collection – one of Read more Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: Mark & Sons Mark… Amish Furniture Makers: Meet the The Yoder Brothers

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Why We Love Murphy Beds (And You Should, Too!)

Jayca Pike 28/09/2015

This blog post was updated on February 4, 2019 with additional Murphy bed designs. Older homes are notorious for their compact, often complicated little bedrooms. Don’t let layout discourage you from creating a multi-functional room to use for exercise, overnight guests or–with the example below– an amazing work space. Read on, and see how Murphy Beds are a surprising solution to any number of bedroom bummers! Related Posts 5 Ways A Murphy Bed Saves You… Why We Love Murphy Beds (And You Should, Too!)

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Bed and Bored? How Designers Revitalize a Traditional Bedroom Set

Jayca Pike 04/09/2015

Your chosen color scheme is en pointe, your traditional bedroom set is positively sumptuous, and now your master bedroom could stand in proud company with a five-star hotel room. Only . . . you don’t particularly want a hotel room. You want a home. Your home. Let our designers show you how to lift a traditional bedroom set out of anonymity. Related Posts Just the Leathers: Faux Leather vs. Genuine Leather for Furniture When it comes to leather for upholstered furniture, there are… Bed and Bored? How Designers Revitalize a Traditional Bedroom Set

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The Big List of Shed Landscape Ideas

Jayca Pike 31/08/2015

The Big List of Shed Landscape Ideas What do you use (or wish you could use) your outdoor storage shed for? An artist’s getaway? A gardening or tool shed? A spare space for guests to catnap? Or how about a child’s playhouse? Whatever its function, you’ll find a wonderful way to heighten its beauty (or conceal its, ahem, more rustic nature) in this comprehensive series of suggestions to landscape a shed. Related Posts Things to Know About Cupolas What are… The Big List of Shed Landscape Ideas

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Classic Combinations: Reading Nook Furniture that Eases You Into Fall

Jayca Pike 27/08/2015

This blog post was updated on October 22, 2018 with new reading nook chair suggestions. Classic Combinations: Reading Nook Furniture that Eases You Into Fall Two simple things: a solid wood bookcase and a reading chair. Most homeowners will have versions of these hanging around the house, but together? Together they are an oft-overlooked, pleasing power couple. To wit: Related Posts 5 Ways to Organize your Living Room with a Bookcase How’s your living room feeling this… Classic Combinations: Reading Nook Furniture that Eases You Into Fall

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A Brief History of the Windsor Chair {Infographic}

Jayca Pike 24/08/2015

A Brief History of the Windsor Chair Infographic and text, plus links below! Related Posts The Windsor Chair Series Part III: The Undying Appeal While the Windsor chair will always be associated with colonial times and country style furniture, the truth is, Windsor chairs Read more History of the Roll Top Desk “A place for everything and everything in its place” was the slogan that propelled the roll top desk to popularity Read more Custom… A Brief History of the Windsor Chair {Infographic}

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