When we ordered this desk, we did not realize we would be utilizing two of our favorite Pantone Fall colors! Though the colors are not exact, they are definitely representational of the French Roast and Honey Gold! What we love most about the two-tone stain combination is that it really shows off the desk’s clean and simple lines. What do you think of the two-tone Alamo Desk with the upholstered Bradbury side chair?
Hello dear readers! Today we are loving this design found on Pinterest from Garden Designs.
Warm, yet practical, with a little bit of whimsy, this is a great look for the 2012 Fall season. To achieve a similar look, we suggest our Elwood table and Denver bench in ¼ Sawn White Oak with the Natural stain. Pair this with our Louisdale Chairs, painted black to help bring out the more contemporary feel of this space.
To accent the dining set, we found this fun, vintage-looking sign from Second Life Market for the wall. These cute, striped pillows from Target are perfect for the bench and this pretty, 5-bud vase is the perfect table centerpiece.
The desire to have quality, beautiful furniture has lead to an increase of people purchasing Amish furniture. The demand has been higher than ever for the well-known Amish quality and they have had to make changes in the way they do business in order to accommodate this demand. Some Amish have found solace in technology as it helped them better communicate with dealers as well as help them keep up productivity.
The builders have found such technology as cell phone use and emailing to be extremely beneficial for their business. The ability for them to communicate with dealers fairly quickly has allowed them to keep products moving through the production line. In the past, builders were only using fax machines. Some even used a community fax machine that wasn’t even located in their shop. This meant response times where longer and delays were inevitable. Other builders have also found the value in upgrading their equipment to state of the art machines. Now sanding, drilling holes and all the menial tasks can be done in the blink of any eye.
Even with all the technology, the Amish still prefer to stay “off the grid.” This means their workshops are either run my generators, wood burning furnaces, even solar power and not by the power from the nearby city. Also, the increase of technology usage still hasn’t dramatically impacted their home lives. For the most part they still don’t use electricity in their homes, horse and buggy are their main source of transportation, and all the technology stays in their workshops when it is time to go home.
As the desire for handcrafted furniture increases the Amish may have to accept more and more technology in order to keep up with the demand and our changing society. Time will only tell where technology will take them.
With summer coming to a close, and September just around the corner, our thoughts turn toward the next segment of our year fondly known as “Back To School”. With a list of necessary school supplies in hand, and the promise of homework and projects to come, it can be difficult to keep things tidy and organized. Enter in, Pinspiration! We are loving this cute and practical hallway bench unit below that we found as a fun DIY project on Pinterest:
Complete with shelves, hooks, and baskets, this piece offers a variety of storage and organizational options that can be utilized throughout the year! To achieve a variation of the look above with the handcrafted quality of our solid wood furniture, we recommend pairing our Shaker Hall seat with our Springhill bookcases on either side, pictured below. As all of our pieces are made to order, you can pick your wood type & stain or even paint! Do you have a preferred method to keeping school supplies and projects organized and tidy?
Shaker Hall Seat / Springhill Bookcase / Woven Basket / Magazine Files / Grommeted Tote
The colors for Fall could be called beautiful, but we tend to think of them as more playful and fun! The bright but warm Pantone forecast for the fall color trends is anything but boring! If you are not familiar with the Fall color forecast, the colors are below:
You most likely are already able seeing these colors while you are out shopping. These colors, as usual, won’t just be limited to clothing. They make their debut in home goods and diningware, sometimes even furniture. We found some fun pieces for inspiration to share with you. These would be some wonderful colors to liven up any of the spaces of your home!
Shopping List with Links:
Rug | Lamps & Vases | Multi colored coverlets | Multi colored pillow
After the long hours of preparation, our Grand Opening event was very successful! Thanks to all who came out to visit our new showroom! Some photos from the event are below, but more will be available on our Facebook page (click here). We had a formal ribbon cutting on Friday morning with the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, which was wonderful and made us feel even more a part of our new community! Amish Apple Butter was available to our first 100 visitors and happily we went through each one! We also had light refreshments for our guests to enjoy. Not only did the customers seem to have fun, our staff also enjoyed getting to meet new people and sharing with them what we have to offer!
We invite you to join us for our Grand Opening event at our new location in Plymouth!
We are located at 236 N. Main Street, Plymouth, MI 48170!