Posts By: Elmer Stoltzfus

How You Can Benefit from a Decorative Wooden Mailbox

You probably come across a few fun and unique mailboxes every once in a while that make a house look so good you think about getting one yourself! But more likely than not, you dismiss the idea as an unnecessary waste of money. Your mailbox is still standing, which means it’ll serve you just fine—right?… Read more »

3 Tips for Mixing Wood Tones in Your Home

One of the biggest draws of authentic wooden furniture is the individuality within each piece. Wood occurs naturally in different tones and grains that mix together to create unique furnishings. If you’re shopping for handcrafted Amish wooden furniture, you’ll never find two pieces that are the same! Wood is adaptable to any style preference and… Read more »

A Brief History of the Bird House

Nowadays we see bird houses integrated into front and backyard landscapes everywhere! They’re popular outdoor accents often used to add rustic charm to a home and complete the tranquil atmosphere of a backyard garden. People also use bird houses in an effort to attract beautiful songbirds that further satisfy their image of a picturesque spring… Read more »

Creative Ways to Use a Wagon

Remember that old red wagon everyone used to have in the garage or the playroom? You probably hauled your dolls and stuffed animals around showing them the neighborhood sights—or fell asleep on a cozy pile of blankets while your parents pulled you around at the state fair. Thankfully, growing up doesn’t mean you have to… Read more »

Properly Caring for Your Bird House

Large Bird Feeder with Copper Roof

A beautiful summer day illuminates your garden, yet you still feel like something is missing.  Suddenly you realize; it is not what you see that is unsatisfying but instead what you don’t hear.  The air is still and quiet without the natural ambiance of your favorite feathery visitors. Investing in a quality bird house, often… Read more »

Tips on Creating a Rustic Bedroom

Rustic Bedroom Decor

With an emphasis on strong and rugged textures paired with simple and neutral colors, the rustic style suits bedrooms fairly well. Transform your bedroom into a relaxing and rustic space with the following tips from Carriage House Furnishings. Country Colors and Texture Whether you’re a fan of wood paneling, distressed wood, or reclaimed wood, these… Read more »