Category: Holidays

Handmade Gifts We Made for Mom

Beth Rice 09/05/2019

Handmade gifts are special. Knowing someone put in the thought, time and effort to create something carries some weight . With Mother’s Day in mind, I asked the DutchCrafters staff to share some of the handmade Mother’s Day gifts they remember making, but first, let’s start with you. I would LOVE to hear and share yours. What handmade gifts did you make your mother or grandmother for Mother’s Day? Do you remember her reaction? Does… Handmade Gifts We Made for Mom

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Stories of Love (With Furniture in Them)

Beth Rice 14/02/2019

Why do we love our furniture? Yes, the styles can be exciting, and the purpose furniture serves is clear. But why do we fall in love with pieces over time? How and why does that happen? Maybe you remember Nana sitting in her rocker to read to the grandkids. Or maybe you can still clearly see that delicious dinner with the whole family gathered around the table. Maybe you remember how Dad kept telling corny… Stories of Love (With Furniture in Them)

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Recycling Christmas

Beth Rice 20/12/2018

Silent Night, Holy Night, May we all recycle right, For Christmas comes with wrapping that thrills, Let’s keep it out of the nearest landfill, Sort each recyclable piece, Sort each and every piece. With holiday time comes giftwrap, packages, bows, dinnerware, ornaments and cards. Among these materials are some great, and some not so great, opportunities to recycle. While we’re making strides to recycle as much as we can, there are questions that come up about… Recycling Christmas

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Christmas Gift Book List

Beth Rice 06/12/2018

With so many great books out there and so little time, too many titles just pass us by. With a shared love for reading, a small group of us here at DutchCrafters formed a book club called Books Without Veneers, a take on Work Without Veneers, which represents for our company commitment to authentic, solid work of substance. Books Without Veneers is determined not to let all those great books get away. Each title we… Christmas Gift Book List

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10 DIY Christmas Crafts

Milca Rivera 29/11/2018

It’s that time of year again: “There’ll be parties for hosting Marshmallows for toasting And caroling out in the snow…” For me, the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” also means that it’s time to get crafty. Last year I shared some easy holiday DIY decor ideas with you. This year, I’m sharing more involved (but super-fun and rewarding) projects that caught my attention while searching the Internet for ideas that could fit in with the… 10 DIY Christmas Crafts

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Planning a Grazing Table this Holiday Season?

Beth Rice 22/11/2018

The Grazing Table Craze These days it’s the grazing table that’s at the center of dinner party mingling. Just as much fun as the sit-down dinner, grazing tables offer a variety of delicious delectables arranged with props. They add decoration to your party and define your signature style. A tantalizing grazing table by lushplatters.com. What is a Grazing Table? Roman and medieval feasts involved spreading out the finest fare on tables for consumption, so the… Planning a Grazing Table this Holiday Season?

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Ways to Use Your Pumpkins When Halloween Is Over

Beth Rice 01/11/2018

You’ve picked out the perfect Halloween pumpkins. After cleaning out and carving or painting some beauties those bulbous orange babes looked great. Now Halloween is over, but don’t dare throw those pumpkins out because…… We’ve got exciting news. There are plenty of ways to get even more out of your jack-o-lantern pumpkin now that Halloween is over, and in this day and age of eco-friendly awareness we love the idea of recycling pumpkin material rather… Ways to Use Your Pumpkins When Halloween Is Over

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‘Twas the Reclaimed Night Before Christmas

Beth Rice 21/12/2017

Characters: Pinot: A sensible and upbeat Sliding Barn Door Buffet. Barney: A somewhat cranky Timber Ridge Reclaimed Barn Wood Dining Table. Eave: An Amish Reclaimed Wood Ladderback Chair and Laura Ingalls fanatic. Gable: An Amish Reclaimed Barnwood Bristol Hutch prone to breaking out in song.   The Scene: A Rustic Style Dining Room. Christmas Eve 2017. 11:15 pm. A light snow is falling as a reclaimed dining room set awaits the dawn of Christmas morning.… ‘Twas the Reclaimed Night Before Christmas

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Our Favorite Thanksgiving Day Traditions

Beth Rice 22/11/2017

Whether it’s cutting the first slice of turkey, watching the parade, or reciting a prayer before the meal, Thanksgiving Day traditions are treasured for bringing us together and creating beautiful memories that stay with us. Our DutchCrafters family is sharing some of their favorite Thanksgiving Day traditions. Among them, a cooking contest, some coupon clipping, a double dinner day, and a nutcracker. Kari-Jo Kari-Jo at the French Country Kitchen Island  “Every year, each person in… Our Favorite Thanksgiving Day Traditions

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The Holidays: 5 Simple Ways to Create a Warm Welcome for Guests

Beth Rice 16/11/2017

I still remember the special rituals my mother practiced to prepare for company during the holidays. She always needed a few trays of geraniums to line the front walkway and fill the flower beds. A fresh wreath from the local tree tent would go up on the front door. She’d start with the outside and work her way in until she was satisfied the house gave off a warm welcome. A little prep mixed with… The Holidays: 5 Simple Ways to Create a Warm Welcome for Guests

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Easy Holiday DIY Decor Ideas

Milca Rivera 26/10/2017

If you’re like me and can’t get enough of HGTV, DIY blogs, and Pinterest, then you’re yearning to start crafting for the holidays (if you haven’t already). I’m sharing some simple decoration and DIY projects that will get everyone in the holiday spirit. Even if you’re screaming right now that it’s too early to start decorating before Halloween and Thanksgiving, keep in mind that researching décor and DIY ideas now can help you save money and… Easy Holiday DIY Decor Ideas

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Down Time: Creating Spaces to Unwind During the Holidays and Beyond

Leah Meldman 19/12/2016

Now that you’ve checked your list twice and put the presents under the tree, it’s time to enjoy being home for the holidays. Time shared with family and friends is the best part of the season. Creating spaces to unwind during the holidays is simple with the right furniture. Enjoy down time in places like your morning coffee spot, reading nook, and more. Start the Day off Right Perhaps you’ve got some extra time on… Down Time: Creating Spaces to Unwind During the Holidays and Beyond

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Family Foods and Fine Furniture: Favorite Holiday Recipes from our Staff

Beth Rice 15/11/2016

As holiday preparations get underway, warm thoughts of family traditions and outings come to mind. Somewhere between carols, decorations, and wish lists come the images of warm pies, stuffing, gingerbread cookies, and juicy turkeys. Think of the dining table you sit at to enjoy your favorite treats, or the bar stool you swivel in as you raise your glass. We’re sharing some of our favorite family holiday recipes and solid wood furniture selections that reflect… Family Foods and Fine Furniture: Favorite Holiday Recipes from our Staff

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Decorating your Table for the Holidays

Leah Meldman 10/10/2016

Sprucing up your space for the upcoming holidays can be as simple or lavish as you like. Do you like to go all out starting in September? Or do you prefer to just add a few pops of the season here and there? Even if you’re somewhere in the middle, there are plenty of ways to get your home up to seasonal speed. Your dining table is sure to serve a central purpose during the holidays. Family… Decorating your Table for the Holidays

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