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Spotlight on the Canopy Bed

Beth Rice 31/03/2022

The canopy bed dates back to the Middle Ages. Grand, luxurious models with rich drapery and high canopies extending down from the ceiling were used by the rich to both impress and allow for rest. With unique qualities adding to its attractive look, the canopy bed has endured over time, and remains a beloved style for bedrooms, particularly if you’re looking to make a statement. The Canopy Bed Frame Most canopy bed frames will feature… Spotlight on the Canopy Bed

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10 Questions About Live Edge Furniture

Beth Rice 24/03/2022

Live edge furniture offers a unique look that fits both rustic and contemporary settings with ease and brings elements of the outdoors inside. Curious about live edge furniture? Read on for some of our most popular live edge questions. What is live edge furniture? Live edge furniture displays a live edge, that is, the natural edge of wood that’s found just beneath the bark of the tree. When lumber is cut into slabs, the edges… 10 Questions About Live Edge Furniture

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Very Peri Perks: A Look at Pantone Color of the Year 2022

Beth Rice 17/03/2022

Building custom furniture, we work with colors every day. Wood colors, stain colors and upholstery colors that enhance the look of each piece we build. Which is why we always have an interest in the Pantone Color of the Year and the perks it brings. Let’s take a look at the fresh new shade that’s being called confident, energetic and full of possibility. What is Pantone Color of the Year 2022? The coveted spot this… Very Peri Perks: A Look at Pantone Color of the Year 2022

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10 Questions About Platform Beds

Beth Rice 24/02/2022

Platform beds: Those attractive beds that are making a splash in bedrooms everywhere and don’t require a box spring to provide you with a good night’s sleep. What are they exactly, how supportive are they, and how can they save you money? We’re getting into 10 questions about platform beds right here, so rest easy. 1. What’s a platform bed frame like? A platform bed frame consists of a solid flat surface, with or without… 10 Questions About Platform Beds

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5 Custom Home Bar Ideas

Beth Rice 17/02/2022

Staying indoors during the pandemic prompted many of us to create additional comfort within the home, along with new work spaces and amped up outdoor spaces we could go to for relaxation. A five o’clock break time from zoom meetings, computer work and studies made an evening drink a nice idea. Home bars were inserted into these spaces, both inside and outside, confirming the fact that you don’t need a huge space to host a home… 5 Custom Home Bar Ideas

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The Pros and Cons of Pine Wood Furniture

Beth Rice 10/02/2022

Pine wood furniture brings with it pros and cons. And while the pros outweigh the cons, they’re both important to consider, especially when you’re investing in wood furniture. On the pro side, pine has a lower price tag, it’s easy to stain or paint, and it is strong enough to make furniture that’s durable and functional. On the con side, it can get marked and dinged, it has a knotty look, and stain or paint color… The Pros and Cons of Pine Wood Furniture

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The Power of the Writing Desk

Beth Rice 03/02/2022

The power of the writing desk lives in its versatility. The writing desk has been around a long time, before computers were ever on the scene to alter the look and function of the desk. A writing desk’s versatile nature means it can be used in many ways from a functioning work area to a style piece that makes a statement in different areas of the home. And with more work from home coming into… The Power of the Writing Desk

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Interior Design Ideas for 2022

Beth Rice 20/01/2022

As our homes continue to take on the unexpected changes and demands of our adapting lifestyles, the ways we use them, decorate them and take refuge in them will be reflected in what are some exciting, attractive and comforting interior design ideas for 2022. Pandemic pressures hit us all hard in 2020 and 2021 and continue to do so, with home offices and makeshift classrooms popping up out of necessity within our homes. We looked… Interior Design Ideas for 2022

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Amish Jewelry Box Buying Guide

Beth Rice 13/01/2022

Whether you’re searching for a gift or the right storage for your own collection, the Amish Jewelry Box Buying Guide can offer helpful tips. Read on for guidance on what to look for to find the best jewelry box to meet your needs. Types of Jewelry Storage There are many different types of jewelry storage, ranging from small to large in size. There are different materials to choose from, and you can find jewelry storage… Amish Jewelry Box Buying Guide

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Things to Know About Pub Tables

Beth Rice 22/12/2021

Let’s set the record straight. A pub table (also called a bar table, high table, gathering table or standing table) is not the same as a counter height table and while stylish, sturdy and fun, they’re not for everyone. What areas do pub tables work best in? What’s the comfort factor like? What are the benefits? We’re covering these areas and more in things to know about pub tables. Table Heights The heights of different… Things to Know About Pub Tables

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6 Things You Might Not Know About the Amish and Money

Beth Rice 16/12/2021

Guest Post by Erik Wesner Despite some depictions of the Amish as isolated, outdated and old-fashioned, Amish are in fact “plugged-in” to the economy and business world in a number of ways. So let’s have a look at some common questions on the Amish and money-like: Where do Amish do their shopping? Do they barter? How do they buy homes and fund businesses? Are there Amish millionaires? Barter Contrary to what some might think, the… 6 Things You Might Not Know About the Amish and Money

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All About Hickory Wood Furniture

Beth Rice 09/12/2021

Perhaps you’ve spotted hickory wood furniture in a log cabin where you vacationed or in a rustic style restaurant. Rough, yet alluring, unique and warm, it’s a wood that gains points for its strength and hardness. How does it translate to items in our homes? We’re covering it here in this post that’s all about hickory wood furniture. What Does Hickory Wood Look like? Let’s start with what hickory looks like. Hickory has a unique… All About Hickory Wood Furniture

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Mennonite Furniture vs. Amish Furniture

Jake Smucker 18/11/2021

They wanted to follow Jesus in their own way and refused to serve in the military. They sought a life separate from the culture where they lived in order to speak their own language and continue their way of life. And they were persecuted, imprisoned, and fined. They sold their land, uprooted their communities, and found new homes. But when they discovered that no place in Europe was safe, they packed all their belongings into… Mennonite Furniture vs. Amish Furniture

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5 Amish Gifts for Bird Lovers

Beth Rice 11/11/2021

They stop mid-sentence to look up. They always bring you to the porch or backyard to point out a sighting. They wear bird t-shirts and usually have binoculars close by. We’re talking about those who love to bird watch and never tire of the colors, sounds and actions birds bring. If you’ve wondered what to get someone who is fond of birds, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five Amish gifts for bird… 5 Amish Gifts for Bird Lovers

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Family Game Night Ideas

Beth Rice 04/11/2021

Vacations, birthdays, holidays, weekends–really any night at home–is a good time for games. Family game night ideas come in all shapes and sizes for outdoor and indoor play. These handcrafted games and game tables made in Amish country can contribute to fun times with family and friends. Consider these family game night ideas for great ways to have fun, relax at home and save money. Amish Rice Pitch Game The object is to get the… Family Game Night Ideas

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