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Caring for Rustic and Reclaimed Furniture

We are often asked the best way to care for rustic and reclaimed furniture as well as stick work and driftwood furnishings.  LittleBranch Farms in Tennessee has put together a little primer published by mountainiving.com with great tips to help you keep your treasures looking their best for many years to come!

Caring for Rustic and Reclaimed Furniture

Inspired by the Adirondacks

It is probably pretty clear to anyone taking a look at our furniture pieces that we love the Adirondack-style of furniture.  Rustic, yet with refinements.  Cozy, but not too soft.  Natural, yet with a clear design.

This article has some beautiful pictures of Adirondack-style furniture and furnishings.  Take a close look at the stair railing!

An Adirondack-Inspired Guest Suite

Decorating With Nature in Fall and Winter

Who among us is really ready for summer to end? Not many of us, I am sure. However, as much as we might love fall and winter, it is the absence of the things of nature that we miss so dearly. One way we can continue to enjoy nature in the colder months is to bring a little of it indoors. Enjoying furniture and home decor handcrafted from natural materials inside your home is a creative way to extend the feeling of the warmer months.

This article from houzz.com highlights some great ideas of how to keep a bit of nature, and in some instances a touch of summer, in our homes through Fall and Winter.

Decorating With Nature in Fall and Winter

Going Rustic

I was recently reading a blog article at www.lpostrustics.com, where the statement was made, “As our world gets more and more complex, many look to a quiet retreat reminiscent of a simpler time.” I think that is very true.  What we are seeing is people finding their way back to rustic decor, some of whom are using it in new ways.

Whether it is live edge slabs of wood being combined with more modern elements such as ironwork structures or a marriage of rustic natural wood married to painted surfaces, rustic accents are finding their way into homes where they’ve never been used before.

Live Edge Table with Aluminum Frame
Live Edge Table with Aluminum Frame

What is behind the shift?  One reason, I believe, is that there are more and more people interested in living simply. For many, that means a reconnection with nature, and bringing more nature into their everyday lives.  What better way to bring more nature into your everyday life than to incorporate all varieties of rustic furnishings into your home?

Stickwork furniture fits into this growing niche market.  The natural materials, and the very organic design of our artisan furniture brings the essence of nature into a room.  This can be accomplished through decorating an entire room with rustic furniture, or by bringing in elements to a room such as with a console table, a coffee table or a whimsical piece of home decor.

Birdhouse Plant Stand
Birdhouse Plant Stand

What are your favorite rustic elements to add to a room’s decor?

Coming Events: Arts in the Park, Bucyrus, Ohio

To kick off our 2014 show season, we have been juried into the Arts in the Park show in Bucyrus, taking place Saturday, June 14, 2014. The show will be in conjunction with the Graffitis Cruse 23 Classic Car Show.  We are very excited to be part of this new show!  Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss out, as this is only about 5 weeks away!

Stickwork Plant Stand
Stickwork Plant Stand

The event is being held at Mural Park in downtown Bucyrus. For 23 years the Graffiti Cruse 23 Classic Car Show Car has been a well attended event, and has been in the top 10 list of Cruisin’ Times magazine for the past 5 years.

Garden Art Chair
Garden Art Chair

Hosted by the Crawford County Arts Council, the Arts in the Park event promises to be a delightful addition to the weekend.

The Arts in the Park show hours are 10am to 8 pm. We will have many pieces of Stickwork Furniture as well as home decor items and garden art.  Come see us, enjoy all the artists in the park and the car show!