Spring is officially here. New flowers are beginning to bloom and the warm days of summer are just around the corner. This is also Easter time, which calls for the gathering of friends and family to celebrate this season of renewal. These special gatherings often happen around dining tables with laughter and cheer, so how are you prepping your table with the “must-have” décor this Easter?
For those of you looking to freshen up your country design style in 2018, you’ve probably read some of the “what’s in and what’s out” magazine articles identifying the 2018 country décor design trends. We’re excited to see some of the design ideas that are being featured for 2018. What is most appealing to us, here at Treasured Country Gifts, and possibly to you the country décor enthusiast?
When we move into fall here in the Northeast, many of our outdoor summer activities are chased inside by the chill of the fall air. As our grills get covered and our picnicware gets packed away, we look forward to the holidays of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas and begin planning for the big meals they bring.
You may have noticed that Mason jars have had quite a surge in popularity over the last several years. You can find them in just about any environment from hand soap dispensers in the kitchen to hardware organizers in the garage. But how did this modest little glass jar become such a big deal?
The story begins as early as the 1830s, when glass jars were used for home canning of fruits, vegetables, and meats. Yes, that’s “canning,” not “jarring,” as you might expect. Tin canisters, which we call cans, followed closely on the historical heels of glass jars, and “tinning” or “canning” food quickly overtook…
If you are familiar with Treasured Country Gifts and read our blogs, then you know that the products we offer you reflect our desire to share the beauty and history of American-made items. Many products, while visually appealing, also tell a story of an earlier time when Americans crafted objects out of necessity. We feel these objects are an opportunity to learn a little about our history and to blend this history with new traditions of our own.
Cathy and Steve Zimmer invite you to join the Treasured Country Gifts community and share their enjoyment of the beauty and history of American-made items. Many products, while visually appealing, also tell a story of an earlier time when Americans crafted objects out of necessity. We feel these objects are an opportunity to learn a little about our history and to blend this history with new traditions of our own. Look to our Facebook page for inspiring crafts, decorating ideas, recipes, and mini history lessons you’ll want to share with family and friends.