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.
Message on back of the pendent reads, Be Still. Plated rose gold. Lead & nickel free. 30″ chain. screen-shot-2016-08-29-at-12-20-41-pm

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?

Think On These Things

Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Philippians 4:8

To think is: To have the mind occupied on some subject; to have ideas, or to revolve ideas in the mind. This scripture is a great reminder of what our thoughts really are and do.

Whatever is true… thoughts that are accurate or exact. Truth.
Whatever is noble… thoughts with high moral principles and ideals. Righteousness.
Whatever is pure… thoughts free of any contamination. Clean.
Whatever is lovely… exquisitely beautiful, delightful. Jesus.

Can you imagine what our days and world would be like if we truly “thought on these things” everyday? Is it easy to let your thoughts become distracted and not think on these things? Need a reminder?

This collections is a beautiful way to help us keep our focus.

  1. The Think On These Things Plates are 8 1/2″ ceramic, microwave and dishwasher safe. So pretty to serve company or your family off of, display in your home, or give as a gift!
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    2. The Think On These Things Mugs come in set of 2. True and Noble or Lovely and Pure. They are ceramic, microwave and dishwasher safe. Also so pretty to serve company or your family, display in your home, drink your coffee or tea from, plant a flower, or give as a gift,
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3. Then the Think on These Things tea towels come in 2 patterns, the Watercolor Sunflower and the Watercolor Roses.  These are such pretty towels to use to serve your company or family, wrap around a plate as a gift, or even wrap around a canvas for a wall decor as you can here in the post HERE.
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A great collection to remind us of what our thoughts need to be, lovely, pure, true, and noble. Give to a friend or use in your home. Let’s help each other stay focused on the things we need to think on!

Please comment and share… which word is the hardest for you to focus on? ResizedImage600374-TruePlateMugTowel

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A Great Gift Anyone Could Use

the Blessings Cardholder

This Blessings Cardholder is great gift anyone could use! It is on sale in July for $22 and is one of those items you’ll want to stock you gift closet with a few of them!

It is long and skinny so works great in small places such as:

  • a dorm room,
  • apartments,
  • assisted living,
  • nursing home,
  • or those narrow spots we have in our homes!

It is a handy way to:

  • display cards from a Birthday or Christmas,
  • artwork from children,
  • coupons you want to use,
  • jobs or chores that need to be done,
  • or family & grandchildren photos (it has so many places to hold photos it is easily to add or change them out)!

Because of it having so many uses, would be appreciated by:

  • college students
  • parents
  • grandparents
  • elderly
  • anyone!

Have on few on hand to use for :

  • Birthdays
  • Christmas
  • Parents Anniversary
  • Grandparents Day
  • Mothers Day
  • House Warming
  • Graduation
  • Just Because!

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The Blessings Cardholder has so many uses! A great gift that can be used to display so many things!

Comment below and let me know, what would you put on your cardholder, or who would you give it to?

Your Kitchen Table

If your kitchen table is like ours, it’s where everyone gathers. It seems to be the place to not just sit and eat, but read the paper, look at your smart phone, do your homework, make a craft, and pray.  But it’s also the place to talk about each others day, organize schedules, make decisions, play games, laugh, have fun together… or cry, listen, and console each other.  The kitchen table is where some of the best conversion, stories, and memories are made. It’s an important part of a home.

Would it be nice to give a gift a that helps emphasizes your kitchen table, and all that happens in our lives around it? Something that encourages people to gather there, create those memories, live life together, and with God.

The large Lazy Susan is a gift item that does just that.  It reads: May our table be a place of plenty….a place to share….a place for love. The Lord surrounds His people both now and forevermore.

It’s a big 23″ and is made of mango wood. The detailing on it is makes it blend with a lighter oak or darker table too.

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If it’s hard to tell the size of it, this video may help.

Not only is it a statement piece, but useful in some fun ways too! See how great it works for a puzzle or board games! Just rotate it around to each person as they are playing!

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How would you use this lazy susan the most, for serving or for games?

Jesus Loves Me Mirror

Jesus Loves Me Mirror

  Measurements:
17″ diameter 

  Message:
This is the face
of someone Jesus loves.
I have loved you with an
everlasting love.
Jeremiah 31:3 NIV

  Details:
Be encouraged and feel extra loved
every morning as you look in the mirror.
This is the face of someone Jesus loves.
Hanging hardware included.

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Giving Ideas:

  • Birthday (a great message to read each day).
  • First Communion (a gift they will treasure always).
  • College (great reminder when away from home).

 

A Pitcher, A Vase

The Queen Anne’s Lace Pitcher is large (3 quart) and reads: Grace & Gratitude.

The bottom of it also has a meaningful message from author Bonnie Jensen which reads:

For little things…for big things…for all things…there is room in the heart to be thankful. 

We don’t have a God who steps in and out of our lives, but One who is ever present, always faithful, and deeply loving. 

He is in every circumstance, each moment, and all of our days. 

When we choose to begin with thankfulness—no matter what we’re doing—we choose God’s path to true joy.

And that is a beautiful place to be.

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This item is not only a beautiful pitcher, but a beautiful vase! It is absolutely the best “go to” gift for Mothers Day, Weddings, Birthday, House Warming, or Just Because! The best way to explain it is just to show you!

Watch the video about it:
Or just look at all these wonderful pictures!

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Blessings Cardholder

I love genealogy, traditions, family, and ancestors… which explains my respect and love for the elderly. They are a wealth of knowledge, full of stories, appreciative of any listening ear, and just want to love those they will one day be leaving behind.

But I also see the difficulty of growing old, the struggles, the increased limitations, leaving one’s home for another, finding new friends, longing to have family visit, cherishing every picture, card, or remembrance. Wanting to be loved.

So when holidays come, I always try to think of something they could really use, something practical, but when they see, will feel the love… I have done a sweater, coffee mug, book, ect, but when I seen this Blessings Cardholder, I thought this is just perfect!

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No longer do they have to search for frames to fit their pictures, frames taking valuable space in possibly small living quarters. All the grandchildren, and great grandchildren are all displayed easily changed for the next new picture. Or when that Birthday rolls around, there is room for cards to be displayed too! Whatever is on it, love is shown, and they can see and fell it, letting them know the “blessing” they are in our life!

Think of small apartments, assisted living spaces, and nursing homes, this is something ANYONE can use!

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So let the elderly in your life know you are thankful for them, share with them a Blessings Cardholder!