Posts Categorized: Amish Culture

Shaker vs. Mission Style Furniture

When people attempt to define Amish furniture design, they are often unaware that this style includes two different furniture makes: shaker and mission furniture. There are distinctive differences between the shaker and mission styles of furniture. Here we delve into the history behind each style. A Look behind Shaker Design The shaker movement was born… Read more »

Watch an Amish Community Raise a Barn in Just 10 Hours

Watch an Amish Community Raise a Barn in Just 10 Hours

If there’s one thing you can say about the Amish, it’s that they’re a resourceful bunch. Even without the aid of electricity, Amish communities are able to accomplish remarkable things every day. In addition to being accomplished furniture makers, the Amish also have a knack for structural engineering. Recently, WIRED co-founder Kevin Kelly (a man… Read more »

What is a Pie Safe?

You may have heard of a pie safe, but they are not used quite as much by Englishers as they used to be since technology has advanced. A pie safe is an old piece of furniture that would be used to store pies to keep them safe from bugs, vermin, and maybe even the children…. Read more »

All About The Amish Buggy

The horse-drawn buggy is one of the most iconic symbols of the Amish. They come in many styles and colors, which would reflect the different preferences of that particular community. However even though many think the popular choice was the black buggy, this actually isn’t true.   The Amish have different buggies that are very… Read more »

10 Myths about the Amish

  There are many rumors about the Amish that are simply not true! Here is a list of ten for clarification:   The Amish have arranged marriages. Just like all other young adults, the Amish are allowed to go on dates, even if they don’t go to some of the places that others do.  … Read more »