Vintage Hymnal Board

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. They are Silent Night/O Holy Night and Isaiah 9:6/O Come All Ye Faithful Tiles. Then 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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Ampersand Wedding

Gifts, Decor, & More!

June is the month of weddings. Brides planning their big day… creating guests lists, talking to their minister, looking at dresses, organizing showers, calling photographers and DJ’s, and deciding decorations. Each is trying to add their own special touch to their special day, making it personal, unique, and memorable.

A common logogram that is seen more and more, is the ampersand “&”, a symbol that represents the word “and”.  While this & can combine various things, one of the most popular is Mr. & Mrs. making a fun and meaningful symbol used in weddings.

Here are a few unique items that contain the & sign that could be incorporated into wedding decor.

1. The Ampersand Tray.

This tray is big and made of distressed stained wood slats giving it dimension. This video will help to show it’s size!

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Since it is a tray, it has 2 rings on each side, making it perfect for the couple to each hold a ring for an engagement picture, similar to this one.

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After pictures are over, use it as a prop at the reception too!

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Or give as a wedding gift for the couples home. In the card you can say,
“You are now a “&”, Mr. & Mrs.!”

2. The Ampersand Tote.

The bridesmaids often get a gift from the bride, and a tote for them to carry around a change of shoes, clothes, and personal belongings is a nice gesture. This burlap ampersand one is fun and just the right size too!

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Add a card to it saying,
“I appreciate having you by my side & sharing our new life together!”

3. The Ampersand Card Holder.

This little ampersand has a slot in it to hold a place card such as at the head table.

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But another fun way to use it would be to insert a picture of the couple, and display next to table centerpieces, on the gift table, or even cake table.

Or you could use to give insructions, such as saying,                                                                            “Take a piece of cake & we hope you take seconds”, or “Please sign the guest book & have a good time”, “We thank you for coming & spending the evening with us.”

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These 3 things are just unique and fun items that can easily be included in wedding decorations, giving the wedding and reception a flair all it’s own, while declaring, here is the new Mr. & Mrs.!

 

5 Meaningful Wedding Gifts

Modern version of traditional pieces

June is the month of weddings! Invitations will arrive and probably several will have gift registries included, but if you’re like me, you’ll want to give a more personable gift. I like to give a gift that will help the new couple create a homey place to live in, with a touch of nostalgia.

I want them to remember the love from which it was given, have deeper meaning, with a subtle message of faith. Maybe it’s a gift they maybe didn’t not realize they wanted or needed, but a hopefully gift they will always treasure.

There are 5 wedding gifts that work for any wedding, in several price ranges (it’s just coincidence that they all start with “P”)!

1. Stamped Jute Place Mats: These are kind of a modern version of the doilies some of us might of had from out Grandmothers. We’d pull them in and out of the linen drawer using them here and there throughout life. With burlap is so popular and these placemats are sure to get used. Each is stamped with a different message; savor the moment, have seconds, give thanks, and say grace. They are beautiful when all 4 on a kitchen table, but also works well when just use night stand, or end table (to prevent scratches). A gift that will be used pulled in and out of the linen drawer to be here and there again! Priced in the $20’s.
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2. This Queen Anne’s Lace Pitcher: I remember my Mom having a pitcher from my Grandmother, using it on special occasions, or when company came. It’s a traditional item you treasure. This pitcher a a modern version of just that, and I always get compliments when I give this! The antique white color with the embossed words “Grace & Gratitude” is just beautiful, and is great for serving, but also makes a lovely vase for when the Valentine and Anniversary flowers begin! The underside has a wonderful prayer by Bonnie Jensen too. Priced in the $30’s.
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3. Personalized God’s Sweet Grace Canvas: This adds a special touch as you insert the last name and est. date onto the canvas, and the personalization is FREE! This is such a great go to gift any newly married couple would love in their home. The wood panel vinyl gives a rustic look. The frame is $15 extra, but it looks just as great as a canvas wrapped with out the fame! Priced in the 40’s.

 

4. Praise Tray: We remember trays for serving multiple guest, saving us steps back and forth. There was always something loving about having something brought to me on a tray. This long tray is a unique and modern version that can be used multiple ways. Use it decorative, and put in gourds for fall, pinecones for winter, Easter eggs in the spring, etc.  But is also makes a cute as a coffee server, or as a catch all, making it very versatile for a new couple. It reads: praise God from whom all blessings flow, giving a subtle but powerful message. Priced in the $50’s.

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5. Pizza Tray:  Do you remember read boards being hung in the kitchens long ago?  They were right there, ready to grab an use. This pizza tray is a modern twist on that, and he lettering on this is a specially designed by Lindsay Letters, making this item a piece of art!  Use the reverse side for serving pizza, cheese and crackers, or appetizers.  It reads: feed them with the abundance of your own house. Psalm 36:8. What a meaningful message to see everyday! Priced in the 70’s.

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5 meaningful gifts that any couple would love. Comment below, which is your favorite?

 

 

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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Versatile and Meaningful Gift

These 3 lanterns are just beautiful! They are hand blown and come with the insert for an electric candle and the medallion. Each lantern has a specific medallion with a faith based message. So versatile, and I love how you can decorate them for each season!

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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Give us this day our daily bread Matthew 6:11, did you have this in your home growing up?

My husband’s Grandparents had it on their wall one metal bread plate like this:

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My grandparents had it on a plague similar to this:
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My in-laws have it on a basket liner:

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And I have seen this picture numerous times at friends!

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Just like all these items, this is a scripture that has been displayed in homes for decades. It is something we remember, and wish to duplicate, passing this tradition on not just in our homes, but by giving as a gift for a new home.

The modern version of Give Us This Day Our Daily Breadboard works great for that. It makes a great house warming gift, or wedding gift, sharing the message we grew up with onto a family member, friend, or the next generation.

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How about putting it in a basket with some bread mixes, apple butter, or loaf pan to make it really fun!

I hope in 100 years someone writes a similar blog post asking, “where or on what do you remember reading this scripture growing up?” and it gets full of comments!