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?

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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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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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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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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Ampersand Meaning

Do you have something with ampersand on it you’d like to give as a gift?
Here’s is a little sentimental poem you can include in the card, connecting the importance of & in our lives, making it more meaningful and loving gift!

The Ampersand Meaning

The & symbol simply means, together or and,
but it has more power, than we realize it can.

It connects those decisions, we make in our life,
like who will be our spouse, husband or wife.

The people we spend time with,  friends that we make,
the things that we do, actions we take.

But there’s something it does, that’s oh so much more,
is when we include & in our life with Christ our Lord. 

By Alice Klitz

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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?