Category: About the Amish

Everything you Want to Know About: Amish Clothing

Jayca Pike 29/06/2015

Say hello to Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, as he joins us again to explain a facet of Amish life that most of us English folk find curious: Amish Clothing. Welcome back & take it away, Erik – Related Posts 5 Questions About Elm Wood Mixed in with the big players of Amish furniture like oak, cherry and brown maple, elm wood can get lost Read… Everything you Want to Know About: Amish Clothing

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Everything You Want to Know About: The Amish and Technology

Jayca Pike 22/06/2015

We’re welcoming Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, back to the blog to explain another aspect of Amish life that . . . confuses outsiders, to say the least. What, exactly, is the relationship between the Amish and technology? Do go on, Mr. Wesner . . . Related Posts 5 Log Cabin Essentials There’s something simple and appealing about rustic log furniture. It symbolizes a simpler time… Everything You Want to Know About: The Amish and Technology

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Everything You Want to Know About: Amish Families

Jayca Pike 15/06/2015

We’re welcoming Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, back to the Timber to Table blog to tell us about the (extensive!) Amish family unit – you may be surprised by the similarity between Amish families and your own! Related Posts Places You Didn’t Expect to See Amish People We’re happy to have Erik Wesner, founder and editor of Amish America, on our blog! From time to time, he… Everything You Want to Know About: Amish Families

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Everything You Want to Know About Amish Beliefs

Jayca Pike 04/06/2015

We’re so pleased to welcome Erik Wesner back to the blog! Today, he tells you a bit about the rather intriguing and sometimes confusing realm of Amish beliefs. Take it away, Erik! While Amish society is more diverse than you might think—with some Amish being more progressive and others more conservative—there are a number of core beliefs which all share in common. Here are five key beliefs of the Amish: Related Posts Father’s Day Gift Picks We’d like… Everything You Want to Know About Amish Beliefs

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Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: Luxury Office Furniture Collection

Jayca Pike 21/05/2015

This blog post was updated on January 27, 2022. Falling in love with James and his five sons, the Amish furniture makers who handcraft our Luxury Office Furniture collection, is just as easy as falling in love with the impeccable, solid wood desks they’ve been building since 2002. Warm and fatherly, James leads us around his cobbled shop, through room after appended room of buzzing and sanding, eager to share his work and future plans with us. Related Posts Mennonite… Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: Luxury Office Furniture Collection

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Stories from Amish Country: Spring 2015

Jayca Pike 14/05/2015

Furniture-making is a craft, and we respect our Amish woodworkers for elevating that craft with every hand-rubbed, hand-stitched, hand-carved, and heartfelt piece of furniture they build for the DutchCrafters brand. Each season, you’ll find us visiting their Amish Country woodshops to see new designs, to hear about new processes, and — in Spring 2015 — to discover some brand new rustic hickory furniture. Related Posts All About Hickory Wood Furniture Perhaps you’ve spotted hickory wood furniture in a log… Stories from Amish Country: Spring 2015

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Places You Didn’t Expect to See Amish People

Jayca Pike 11/03/2015

We’re happy to have Erik Wesner, founder and editor of Amish America, on our blog! From time to time, he offers us his insights into various aspects of the Amish culture and communities. Take it away, Erik  –  Let’s start with the basics: Where do Amish people live? Related Posts 10 Ways Amish People Travel We are thrilled to have Erik Wesner, founder of amishamerica.com and author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at… Places You Didn’t Expect to See Amish People

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Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: The Mt. Eaton Collection

Jayca Pike 15/12/2014

The Mt. Eaton Collection Meet the Amish Furniture makers at the Amish woodshop that crafts our Mt. Eaton Collection – one of our most diverse and unusual woodshops. Related Posts Amish Furniture Makers: Meet the The Yoder Brothers In the Amish community, talking about “the Yoder brothers” is a bit like us English folk (as they refer to Read more Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: Mark & Sons Mark & Sons A fresh new perspective on… Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: The Mt. Eaton Collection

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Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: Mark & Sons

Jayca Pike 20/10/2014

Mark & Sons A fresh new perspective on creation & design comes courtesy of Mark’s seven sons, all anxious to prove their skills in their father’s renowned woodshop. Related Posts Amish Furniture Makers: Meet the The Yoder Brothers In the Amish community, talking about “the Yoder brothers” is a bit like us English folk (as they refer to Read more Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: The Mt. Eaton Collection The Mt. Eaton Collection Meet the… Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: Mark & Sons

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Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: Steven & Sons

Jayca Pike 08/09/2014

We can say, with narrative certainty, that our Amish Makers’ love for working with their hands starts young, and with ferocity. Related Posts Amish Furniture Makers: Meet the The Yoder Brothers In the Amish community, talking about “the Yoder brothers” is a bit like us English folk (as they refer to Read more Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: The Mt. Eaton Collection The Mt. Eaton Collection Meet the Amish Furniture makers at the Amish woodshop that crafts… Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: Steven & Sons

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#KnowledgeGrab – Whit Monday

Jayca Pike 09/06/2014

As some of us here at DutchCrafters are returning from a whirlwind trip to Indiana (more on that over the next few weeks!), our Amish brethren in the woodshops that we visited are taking today off! Why is that, exactly, and what is Whit Monday, anyway? Related Posts Family Foods and Fine Furniture: Favorite Holiday Recipes from our Staff As holiday preparations get underway, warm thoughts of family traditions and outings come to mind. Somewhere between carols,… #KnowledgeGrab – Whit Monday

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#KnowledgeGrab – Ascension Day

Jayca Pike 29/05/2014

If you ever thought that perhaps the Amish woodworkers that create our DutchCrafters Amish furniture worked a mite too hard, not to worry — today is a holiday for them! Read on for a quick #KnowledgeGrab on Ascension Day for the Amish in America. Related Posts Family Foods and Fine Furniture: Favorite Holiday Recipes from our Staff As holiday preparations get underway, warm thoughts of family traditions and outings come to mind. Somewhere between carols, decorations,… #KnowledgeGrab – Ascension Day

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The Amish of Pinecraft

Jim Miller 04/12/2013

Amish of Pinecraft This blog post was updated on June 6, 2019. Pinecraft is a neighborhood of about 3000 Amish and Mennonites in Sarasota, Florida.  It’s a tourist destination for Amish and Mennonites from all over North America, in addition to being a point of curiosity for other visitors to Sarasota who might do a double-take when they see an Amish boy roller-blading down Bahia Vista Street or several Amish teenagers walking back from the… The Amish of Pinecraft

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Pennsylvania Dutch – the Amish Language

Jim Miller 25/07/2013

This post was updated on Nov. 7, 2018 to include a link to more information about the Pennsylvania Dutch language.  One of the important ways in which the culture of Amish communities is defined and maintained is through the Amish language. The Amish speak a German dialect known as Pennsylvania German, and is often referred to as Pennsylvania Dutch (Deutsche). Amish children learn Pennsylvania Dutch at home and are fluent in it before they learn English.… Pennsylvania Dutch – the Amish Language

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