Rustic & Vintage Styled Tray

I love to watch the TV show “Fixer Upper, and their inspiring ideas to use inside and out. The vintage, rustic, and farmhouse looking pieces gives us that loving, traditional, and nostalgic look from out past, making a house into a home.

So when I seen this rustic and vintage styled Family Tray it reminded me of one of those pieces I often see on Fixer Upper.

This Family Tray is big (28″ x 21″) as you can see in this picture! 

It is white distressed, and the message on it reads, Family, love, joy, peace and hope. There are so many ways to use this tray, such as on a table as a centerpiece!

Or how about on a coffee table or ottoman!

Or even on a mantel it looks pretty!

Such a fun piece to add that vintage farmhouse look into your home, and with a message of love! You will be sure to treasure this for years to come!

Where will you put the Family Tray in your house?

Retro Caddy

There are so many ways to use a caddy! I have several all around my house, and this retro one will be next! It is called the Gather Together Kitchen Caddy  but can be used so many ways other than in the kitchen! It measures 101/2″W × 7″D × 5″T, is metal, and the message on the tag on it reads, Gather Together.


It works great to use  this caddy as a collect all on the countertop, to hold greeting cards and other desk top items, on the bathroom to hold beauty supplies, or as a caddy with fun birthday plates, cups, and silverware!

It also works great to create a gift basket, hold coloring books and pencil colors, as a centerpiece with flowers, or candles!

Which is your favorite way to use the Gather Together Kitchen Caddy?

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.


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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.
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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.

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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.
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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?

Gifts For Women Who Love Jewelry & Jesus

Ladies who love jewelry & Jesus, this is for you!

Mary & Martha has 10 jewelry pieces designed with a message or symbol of faith, to keep truth close to your heart.

1. Crown of Splendor Necklace.
Scripture reference on back of pendent reads, Isaiah 62:3. Lead & Nickel Free. Pewter. 35″ chain. Mary & Martha Jewelry

2. Beaded Hammered Cross.
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3. Walk In Love Necklace.
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4. Be Still Necklace.
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5. By Grace Alone Necklace.
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6. For The Joy Necklace.
Let this necklace be a reminder that Christ endured the cross because of the joy set before Him—a restored relationship with us! Message reads, (front) Joy, (back) Hebrews 12:2. Chain measures 18″.

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7. Hammered Cross Necklace.
This sterling silver hammered cross necklace is a beautiful, yet simple addition to your jewelry collection. Let it be a silent witness of your love for Christ. Chain measures 18″.screen-shot-2016-08-29-at-12-21-04-pm

8. Mary & Martha Signature Bangle.
Adjustable Bracelet with 3 charms included. Lead & Nickel Free. Message on charms read: Welcome. Serve. Connect // Mary & Marthabracelet

 

9. Adventure On Bracelet.
Message on bar reads, Live Courageously & Adventure on. Bar measures 1 1/4″ W × ¾”H. Message on back of circle charm reads, Psalm 16:11. 7″ chain.

10. Adventure On Necklace.
Message on bar reads, Adventure on. Bar measures 1 1/4″ Wide. Message on back of circle charm reads, Psalm 16:11. 18″ chain.
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Chalkboard Home Decor Ideas

Fun chalkboard tray used many ways

Chalkboard this and chalkboard that… you see chalkboards everywhere right now! The chalkboard tray I am about to show you is very versatile as you are able to use it multiple ways. With an understated elegance, this tray, with a deep wooden edge, quietly displays your gratitude with the message: Give thanks to the Lord for His goodness. PSALM 107:8 NKJV. The chalkboard finish allows you to share a favorite Scripture, the daily menu, or a personal note delivered with coffee or tea. You will love it!

The Mary & Martha chalkboard tray can be hung or used several ways. 
1. As a tray. Write on the tray what you are serving. It is fun and takes the guessing out of what is what… for example, you can list out hot, medium, or mild salsa for a taco bar.
2. On the wall. There is a flat keyhole hanger on the back of the tray so you can hang it easily on a wall.
3. Hung vertically. Use one of the rungs to hang it from a ribbon on a wall.
4. On a pedestal. With a large pedestal (not included) you can display and use it in many areas of your home.

Mary & Martha Chalkboard tray can be use several ways!

The Mary & Martha chalkboard tray can be decorated several ways.
1. Put above a high cabinet to display your families name “The _____ home.”
2. Use as a memo board to write a meaningful message or note.
3. Use as a tray with no writing. Makes a beautiful centerpiece just by adding a few items on top of it.
4. Use as a wall decor. Add a bow or greenery for a holiday touch!

Mary & Martha chalkboard tray decorated several ways

The Mary & Martha chalkboard tray can be customized for each season.

Here are just a few seasonal designs! The options are endless!

Mary & Martha can be customized for each season

The Mary & Martha chalkboard tray can be use in photos.

Here are just a few ways to use this chalkboard tray in family photos!

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As you can see this chalkboard tray is very versatile and can make a great gift!
It is a great Christmas idea for older children, parents, babysitter, or family gift exchange. It could also be given as a wedding gift, birthday gift, house warming – the list goes on and on!

Tell me, which is your favorite way to use the Mary & Martha chalkboard tray?
Here is mine!

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As For Me And My House We Will Serve The Lord

I personally just love when men love the Mary & Martha products! When I am a vendor and a man walks by stops looks around and tells me “Thank you for being here”, or “Your booth reminds me of my home growing up”, I just get chills. Men want their home to look a certain way too! So often we as women as so the ones to decorate and purchase things for the house, that we forget to buy things that would make it a home! Often I have men purchase an item telling me “our house just needs this message”. I love when they step up and want to set the statement of their home, after all they are the man of the house!

The one item I have had men love and purchase the absolute most is The As For Me And My House We Will Serve The Lord wall decor.  It comes from Joshua 24:15 and sets a statement for a home. It declares this is what we will do, how we will act, and who we will serve. There will not denying that it is a Christian home based off of Christian values, and that loves and wants to serve our Lord! And when a man buys this for his home! Praise the Lord! He is declaring and carrying his family through faith and direction.

The As For Me And My House We Will Serve The Lord is metal is 23″ W x 17″ H. It is metal in rich brown tones and can be hung indoors or under a covered shelter.

Let me show you some ways it has been displayed outside of homes (under a covered shelter).
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Or inside the home… in a quite prayer corner, with family pictures, at the top of a split staircase, or above a cabinet.

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So ladies if your man brings this piece home… you will find the perfect spot for it I am sure. Declare is strong and proud! PS… also make a great gift for a man (Christmas, Birthday, Fathers Day to name a few)!

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Which place hung is your favorite, inside or outside?

Vintage Hymnal Board

for your home

Do you remember they hymnal board in church growing up? For many it displayed the song number, so you could find it in the hymnal, and sing along.  Others used it to post announcement and activities that the week held.

This modern version hymnal board carries that memory into your home! Let me show it to you a bit better!

The Vintage Announcement Board comes with 2 sets of tiles, one dark brown and one grey. Each tile as wording on each side, so can be slid in the board to create a song. The tiles and songs that come with the board is the Revelation, Doxology, In Christ Alone, and Blessed Be The Name.

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Here is a video to show this board better however some the tiles on here are no longer available. But the ones listed above and below are.

Then there are other Christmas tiles you can purchase if want to see a different message. There are are Personalized Tiles also that can say anything you want!

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The Vintage Announcement Board can be hung on a wall, can lean up against something such as a fireplace, looks great on top of a piano!

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It is a very nostalgic and unique piece of decor. A traditional piece that reminds you of younger days, while also reminding you of God, faith, and love.

Who do you know that would enjoy this in their home?

I’m thinking wedding gift, Father’s day, Mother’s day, Grandparents, or even as a Ministry Appreciation gift!

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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?

Pizza And Cheese Board

When I am shopping I see so many cheese boards. They are really a popular item right now, and it’s not wonder, as they are such an easy way to make a snack elegant! But there is one offered by
Mary & Martha that no only adds elegance, but a great message.

The Abundance Pizza Tray is a large 18″ hand crafted tray made of acacia wood. It is blank on one side for serving, and on the other side it reads: Feed them with the abundance of your own house. Psalm 36:8 in a pretty calligraphy font by Lindsay Letters.

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A great board for pizza,

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or to use for a cheese board!

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When not in use, you have a beautiful piece with a loving message.

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The Mary & Martha Abundance Pizza Tray is functional and pretty! A great gift, or just to have yourself too!
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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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