A History of Country Easter Egg Decorating: a Pennsylvania Dutch Tradition

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsAn introduction:Today most families decorate their Easter eggs with store bought kits. I know we certainly do! The more advantageous egg decorators may even use natural dyes they discovered on Pinterest. I would like to share with you the history of how my grandparents and great-grandparents decorated Easter eggs with their kids, my dad included,…

Crafts to Make with Hymnal Pages

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsYesterday I listed several vintage and antique hymnals in my Etsy shop, and I had a friend ask, "but what would someone do with an old hymnal...?"Besides simply enjoying looking through it and being reminded of many of the traditional hymns that are no longer sung at church services, there are many wonderful ways you…

Barn Wood China Cabinet: Before & After

I like refinishing hutches. I have a whole folder on our hard drive dedicated to before and after pictures of hutches that we've done. They are straight forward, and they sell really well for us. (BONUS!)So I don't know why it is that we hate china cabinets. But both Ken and I do. Somehow those…

Barn Wood: The wood that almost wasn’t.

The area we live in, a suburb of Atlanta, has changed a lot in the past 25 years. Like, a LOT. It’s not the same place it was when Ken and I grew up. There aren't many open fields left. It’s mostly businesses and neighborhoods and concrete. And more people. And it wasn't. Before. Atlanta…