Retro Tea Towels & Recipe Cards

Mary and Martha has a wide variety of tea towels and recipe cards but there are 2 sets I especially love! Let me show them to you!

1. The Sweet to the Soul Collection has a retro vintage look that just screams little girls! And because of that, big girls love having it as a reminder of their past or to share with their daughters too. It is great for a Birthday gift, Wedding shower gift, Teacher gift, or for anyone who loves to bake!

Sweet to the Soul Tea Towel.  This towel is approximately 29 ”L x 30” W

Message reads, Make it sweet, Served with love, Gracious words are…sweet to the soul…Proverbs 16:24. Each measures approximately 29″L × 30″W. 100% cotton. Machine wash cold, tumble dry on low.


Sweet To The Soul Tea Towel
Sweet to the Soul Recipe Cards.  These matching recipe cards are 4”H x 6” W and packaged in an organza bag. This recipe card set contains 20, 4″H × 6″W, cards in 2 colors, 10 cards in each color. On each recipe card, the message reads, Sweet to the soul. Proverbs 16:24.
Sweet To The Soul Recipe Cards

Sweet to the Soul Apron.  This matching personalized child’s apron is just adorable!

It measures 24”H x 18” W and message reads, Sweet to the soul. Proverbs 16:24. Apron measures 24″H × 18″W. Sized for ages 3-6. 100% cotton. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. One line personalization. 12 character limit.


2. The Kitchen Essentials Collection has a retro vintage look also that may bring back memories of the past, or being to create those memories now! Great also for a Birthday gift, Wedding shower gift, or to anyone who loves to bake!

The Kitchen Essentials Tea Towel. This tea towel is approximately 29 ”L x 30” W.

Message reads, We’ll share with you all the blessings the Lord gives us. Numbers 10:32 NLT. Measures approximately 29″L × 30″W. 100% cotton. Made in India. Machine wash cold, tumble dry on low.

Kitchen Essential Tea Towel
The Kitchen Essentials Recipe Cards.  These matching recipe cards measure 4”H x 6” W and are packaged in an organza bag. This recipe card set contains 20, 4″H × 6″W, cards in 2 colors, 10 cards in each color. On each recipe card, the message reads, Feed them with the abundance of Your own house. Psalm 36:8 NLT.
Kitchen Essential Recipe Cards
A fun way to give these either of these collections are:

  • Use the tea towel like wrapping paper and tie around a gift inside
  • Tie a favorite recipe to the tea towel and wrap up ingredients for the recipe within the tea towel as a gift idea!
  • Another fun Wedding shower idea would be to have everyone write out a recipe cards when they arrive? It makes a special long lasting gift to have in all everyone’s own handwriting!

Which set is your favorite?

How To Use A Paper Table Runner

to entertain and bless your guests

With the holidays approaching, there will lots of entertaining family and friends. Would you like to add a fun flare to your table this year? Something that will also make your serving easier too?

The Filled With Joy Chalkboard Paper Table Runner OR This Is The Table Paper Table Runner will do just that!

The rolls of either of these paper table runners are  a 30″ x 50′ roll of heavy paper you can use a multiple of ways! It not only is useful but also has a meaningful message that will bless you guests!

On the chalkboard paper table runner the message reads: The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3.
On the white paper table runner the message reads: This is the table that is before the Lord. Ezekiel 41:22..

One of the most common ways to use the table runner is to mark what you are serving right on the paper table runner. Roll it out, put the serving dishes on it, and write what is in each dish, or add a bit of humor too! You won’t be leaving your guests guessing, they’ll know exactly what you are serving!
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You can also guide your company to where to start on the serving table, or welcome them to your home via the paper table runner!

Out of all these ideas here given, which is your favorite?

Stopping By, To Talk Pie!

It’s fall! The time of year you see pumpkin spice everywhere you go!
And apple trees ready to be picked!

I don’t know about you, but it makes me want to bake a pie!
Here are several pie products Mary & Martha has to share this fall.

The God Gives Pie Plate reads: God gives us richly all things to enjoy! 1 Timothy 6:17.
It makes a pie look so pretty, and yummy! Click HERE for my favorite pumpkin pie recipe!

God Gives Pie Plate

God Gives Pie Plate

The His Goodness Tart Plate reads: Enjoy His Richness!
It is a fun way to make a tart or other dessert! Click HERE for a delicious Apple Tart Recipe!

His Richness Tart Plate

After your pie is made, carry it to your function with the Mary & Martha Pie Box.
The scripture on the box reads: God richly gives us everything to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17.
This can be personalized with a first name, last name, or nickname!
It comes with a sliding lid, and a study leather strap for carrying!

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The Savor The Moment Wooden Picks are a fun way to add a message to your pie or dessert!

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Lots of pretty pieces with great messages.

If you have a favorite pie recipe, please comment and let me know!
I love to baking pies, and trying new ones! 

Personalized Lazy Susan

Adding personalization to a gift or item for your home, makes it so much more meaningful, thoughtful, and rememberable.

The personalized lazy susan takes an everyday useful item,  adds a meaningful message of God’s Word, as well as your family name, to make a wonderful gift for someone else, or an item for your home that is unique, one of a kind, and just beautiful!

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You can add your family name, and pick on of 3 scriptures.
1.You feed them with the abundance of Your own house. Psalm 36:8 NLT
2.But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 KJV
3.The Lord surrounds His people both now and forevermore. Psalm 125:2 NLT

The personalized lazy susan is hand crafted in India, then engraved in the USA by a laser burning technology.

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There is lots of hands on work applied towards each detail in each piece.

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It truly is a wonderfully made, and beautiful item for your home, or that of someone you know. Just watch this video to see it a bit better!

If you need help ordering this piece, please let me know! I would be happy to go through the steps, show you a preview, and email you an invoice you can pay with online! Easy peasy!

Tell me, which of the scripture verses would you pick for your personalized lazy susan?

Tea Towel Wall Decor

Do you love to create DIY pieces for your home, or to give as a gift? If so this is such an easy and fun way to make a meaningful wall decor item. With 2 designs to choose from, you can add a scripture message in your dining room or kitchen, or a loving welcoming message in your entry way or living room.

Mary & Martha has 2 tea towels that are designed by Linday Letters that can be used for this project. The Love & Grace Tea Towel or Acts 2:46 Tea Towel. Both of these are available for only $22.

Next I purchased a 20×24 canvas frame. I have found these for as low as low as $5 each in local hobby stores or online sites. In this picture I found a buy on get one free which was $9 apiece. Either way you are making a big picture for less than $40 (with towel shipping and tax), not too bad!

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First I ironed the towel so it had no creases in it, laid it face down and centered the canvas on top of it. With thumb tacks I pushed the towel to the back of the wooden frame. Then I could flip it over and see if was centered. Adjust it as needed, and when is exactly where you want it, with a staple gun attached and secured the sides and corners of the towel to the wooden part of the frame.

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It was so easy! And for approx. $40 made a wonderful gift! So… means I had gotten 2 frames, I got another towel, so I could have a new picture for my home too! What do you think? Do you like it?

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Don’t want to create it around a canvas? Bring to a framing place and your could look similar to this one.

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Or if you are a quilter, look at this idea too!

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Which one are you going to try? The Love & Grace Tea Towel or Acts 2:46 Tea Towel?

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A Personalized Wedding Gift

with a Christian message

Are you looking for a personalized wedding gift with a Christian message? Would you like that personalized gift it to be meaningful and unique? Do you think it will be hard to find a personalized item with all this at a reasonable low cost? Well take a look at this, cause this Our Home Wood Decor personalized plaque has it all!

The personalized Our Home Wood Decor is a 5×7 thick wooden plaque packs a lot of meaning and come with so many personalizing options!

  • First of all you can personalize what you want it to say above the front door. Add their last name, or simply personalize it saying  “Our Home” if  purchasing ahead for several weddings, or a house warming gifts. For another fun idea, insert their new address too!
  • Next you can personalize what you want the mat to say on the front step. Add an Est. date, say welcome, or put the last name here! This area also can be personalized with lots of options!
  • The lastly you have the option of even personalizing the window color to be white or dark wood grain as you can see in these examples.
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The one option on it that cannot be personalized is the scripture below it, but it’s so beautiful you are not going to want to personalize this anyway! It reads: By wisdom a house is built…through understanding it is established. Proverbs 23:3 NIV. Such a meaningful scripture for someone beginning to build a home and life together.

This 5×7 personalized Our Home Wood Decor comes with a hanger on the back to be hung alone or with a gallery wall. But it is also thick enough to stand on it’s own, such as on a shelf or countertop.

When ordering allow 2 weeks for delivery and if need any help creating it, please let me know, I’d be happy to help!

This personalized gift is one that has a great Christian message, is reasonably priced, and will be treasured and remembered for years to come!

Tell me… if you were getting one for yourself, what would you put on it?

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5 DIY Easter Decor Ideas

each with a Christian message on them!

Have you started already? Decorating for Easter? It will be here before we know it! Needs some ideas? Here are 5 items and various ways you can decorate for Easter with them! Oh, and each one has words of faith or scripture on them too!

  1. The Praise Tray.
    This tray is 27″ L x 7″ W x 5″ H, handcrafted from Indian mango wood with jute-wrapped handles, and the hammered copper plate reads “Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.” It is beautiful all by itself, but is also so much fun to decorate different ways for Easter!
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  2. The Small Lantern.
    This lantern is 8″ H with a 6 1/4″ W base and is made of hand-blown glass. It has metal tag which hangs by a jute cord around the top which reads, “Our days are for His praise.” Remove the metal candle holder that sits on the rim and fill with Easter eggs or peeps for a fun centerpiece. The video will show exactly how to do it!
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  3. The Chalkboard Tray.
    This tray is 22 1/2″L x 17 1/2″W x 2″D and displays your gratitude with the message, “Give thanks to the Lord for His goodness.” Displayed on an easel, hanging on the wall, or used for serving, this tray is so useful. Add a special Easter message for all to see! chalk tray
  4. The Luster Glass Pillar.
    This is big, measuring 10″H x 12″ Diameter, and the message reads, “God bless this home with peace.” This link will show you how to great this piece into an empty tomb centerpiece that you will love!
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  5. The Grace & Gratitude Pitcher.
    Measuring 10 1/2″ H x 5 1/2″ W base with a message that reads “grace and gratitude” embossed on each side this is a customer favorite!  Queen Anne’s Lace embossed design with a beaded boarder and a touch of hand-painting on the top in warm grey for a vintage look. Fill with fresh flowers as a vase, artificial flower as an accent piece, or a twig and eggs for an Easter tree!
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    Your house will look amazing for Easter with any of these ideas.
    Comment below and tell me, which was our favorite? 
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Insert Last Name

Our last name! From little on, we learn that our last name connects us to family and gives us a belonging. It proudly shows our nationality and our heritage. It tells us who we are and shows others who belongs to us! We write our last name so people know us from others and display our last name on our mailbox so people know where we live. But what about inside our homes, do you have your last name there? We all want our children feel unique and loved, and a last name does just that, so displaying your last name inside a home is powerful, and… the reason why personalization is popular.

Let’s look at a few wall hangings and insert a last name.
1. Family Rules Canvas

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This chalkboard look canvas comes in a wrapped canvas, or white, black, or gold frame. It not only reads the last name but declares the loving rules of the home, and shows it’s faith reminders too. Pray, forgive, love God, and others statements that provide the basis of a strong family.

2. God’s Sweet Grace Canvas

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This canvas looks like wood, and has a stamped look. It also comes in a wrapped canvas, or white, black, or gold frame. It reads the last name, and gives the establishment date, which makes this a wonderful wedding gift for the new couple! And reminds us of God’s Grace, which we need daily!

3. State of Mind Canvas

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On this canvas you can pick your state, choose your color, and add your name. It also comes in a wrapped canvas, or white, black, or gold frame. The fine print under the word mine reads: As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15. Have you lived in several states? Would be fun to make a wall collage of all the states you’ve called home!

How could you use these wall hangings in your home?

  • How about making a gallery wall of several pieces that are meaningful to your family. This picture is an example.
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  • Or give a gift that is personalized! By adding a name to a gift makes it makes it meaningful, thoughtful, and one they will treasure. Years to come it will still hold their name and the loving gesture of receiving when they received it and who gave it lives on!

What item do you have in your home with your last name on it?

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Family Rules

There are many rules families need, and displaying them not only a great declaration but a great daily reminder! And this family rules canvas can even be personalized, making it a special gift, or an addition to one’s wall gallery!

The background is chalkboard looking and it measures 9″W X 12″H. The price includes either a black or white frame, or a wrapped canvas. The gold frame is an optional.

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Do you have someone you want to thank for letting you stay at their lake house? How about this for something fun?

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The rules on the family canvas reads:
Say Grace
Pray
Make Sacrifices
Practice Kindness
Love God
Walk By Faith
Hug Often
Believe In The Best
Put Love First
Forgive And Always Forget
Love & Trust In God
Laugh Loud
Rejoice In Right

Which rule does your family need to be reminded of?
Or who would do you know who would love this gift?

Meaningful Wire Basket

Baskets organize our homes, make cute displays, and create neat gift baskets.

The nested market baskets adapt to any need! They are available in small, medium, and large are made of heavy wire, with a medallion on it. You can purchase them individually or as a set!

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The small basket is 11″ SQ x 3 1/2″ D. Use it as a catch all, line it with a tea towel to serve muffins or dinner rolls, asa decoration a shelf, to corral remotes or coasters, for hand towels in our bathroom, or for your furry friends! Metal tag reads: say grace.

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The medium basket is 14″ SQ x 5″ D. Use it for keeping magazines handy, or try it for countertop organization – we like it for displaying a pile of pretty cloth napkins or sorting mail. Metal tag reads: give thanks.

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The large basket is 15 1/2″ SQ x 5 1/2″ D. The large basket keeps newspapers in an orderly stack, makes a great catch-all for your throw blankets, or stacks rolled towels neatly in your bathroom. The possibilities are endless! Metal tag reads: gather together.

 

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If still hard to see the size and quality of these baskets, this video may help!