I've just returned from Lancaster County and another lovely visit to Amish Country. I was visiting some of our craftsmen and scoping out several new builders to add to Sam's long list of Amish American made products. There was a furniture trade show happening during the week and those are always so beneficial. Plus, I love visiting the Lancaster area; there is so much to see and do - not just in home furnishings but simply as a tourist. Is it wrong to love snapper turtle stew and hand rolled garlic and herb pretzels??!! My husband and two sons are quite disappointed to be left behind! I brought them home some Shoo-Fly pie from Dutch Haven (SO YUMMY!) and some other local baked goods from the Bird-In-Hand Bake Shop : )
I wanted to share some pictures of the furniture you may see in the store in the coming weeks and months! And just because we don't have it in the store doesn't mean we can't order it. We can furnish your log cabin with some great rustic furniture, get you a wooden rocking horse for your grand kids, or a drop-dead gorgeous hope chest.
We are always so amazed at the myriad of options and truly heirloom-quality furniture we find with our Amish builders. They really have something for everyone. Amish furniture is not only oak country or mission styles like it used to be. Most Amish builders are using American hardwoods such as: maple, wormy maple, rustic cherry, cherry, quarter-sawn white oak. Their styles have evolved with the latest trends and some have gotten involved in live edge dining and occasional pieces. These builders want to be around for a long time and they have come a long way in their furniture design. See for yourself!