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 GuestsRead More The Holidays: 5 Simple Ways to Create a Warm Welcome for Guests
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 IdeasRead More Easy Holiday DIY Decor Ideas
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 BeyondRead More Down Time: Creating Spaces to Unwind During the Holidays and Beyond
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 StaffRead More Family Foods and Fine Furniture: Favorite Holiday Recipes from our Staff
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 HolidaysRead More Decorating your Table for the Holidays
Got guests? If you’ve got friends and family planning to stay with you for the holidays, we’ve got the goods on creating a warm, inviting guest space with solid wood Amish furniture. It’s quite possible that as you start thinking about your holiday menu, the perfect gift for that family member who has everything, and the holiday recitals you need to attend for the kids, Great Aunt Ida will plan on coming to visit for… Holiday Guests: How to Create an Inviting Guest SpaceRead More Holiday Guests: How to Create an Inviting Guest Space
When was the last time you bought Valentines gifts for him? What were they? A red and pink tie one year, a cheeky pair of socks the next, a steak dinner? Ok, I can’t argue with that last one.Read More 7 Brilliant Valentines Gifts for Him to Use in 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.Read More 8 Personalized Amish Valentines Gifts for Her to Cherish in 2016
This blog post was updated on November 13, 2018 with new home bar styles. After the bustle and busy of a long day at the office (or an even longer day shopping for the upcoming holiday season), suiting up for a seasonal shindig at the local hotspot or at That One Friend’s place can seem both stale and stressful. We’ve got some tips here to help you bring in home bar furniture that complements your life and… On the House: Home Bar Furniture for the Holidays & BeyondRead More On the House: Home Bar Furniture for the Holidays & Beyond
With the peak of the wedding season almost upon us, we’ve been hearing more and more about one of the season’s emerging trends: the miniature wedding wagon. These adorable, endlessly versatile pieces lend themselves easily to almost any part of the big day. Read on for our top five ways to bring this delightful trend to your nuptials!Read More Don’t Miss this Wedding Season Trend: The Wedding Wagon!
We’d like to offer a warm welcome back to Interior Designer Emily Wignall, presenting her favorite Father’s Day gift ideas to us, straight from her blog, Anatomy of Design. Get Dad in your corner with these great ideas for a “Dad’s Corner”!Read More Father’s Day Gift Picks
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:Read More Who Else Needs Easter Activity Ideas?
We’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day 2015! With so many heirloom-quality, handmade options to choose from, we put together a list of our best Valentine’s Day gifts by interest & budget . . . time to fall in loveRead More Top 14 Valentine’s Day Gifts to Fit Your Budget & Your Love!
Where to spend your Christmas when you’re home for the Holidays? We’ve put together three rooms filled with holiday spirit, and we certainly hope that they lift yours!Read More Where To Spend Your Christmas: Our Best Rooms for the Holidays!
We don’t often sing the praises of lower-priced items (where we’re from, quality trumps cost every day), but when we find amazing Amish products priced just right for the stuffing of the stockings, well . . . this Christmas gift guide 2015 is what you get! 🙂Read More Christmas Gift Guide 2015 | Under $50