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?

This Mug!

This mug, is one everyone loves!
Message on it reads: begin each day with a grateful heart.

heirloom-mugIt is a customer favorite, and makes such a wonderful gift!
Put come candy in it, package of hot chocolate, tea bag, coffee sample, or give just as it is!

Great for a teacher, friend, daycare, parents, grandparents… or someone who is ill, struggling, or a person in your life you are grateful for! It’s one of those “gift closet” gifts you’ll be glad to have on hand!
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To order your mugs, click HERE! 

You’ll not only make someone happy with your gift, but give them a loving message a gratitude they can read everyday!

 

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Christian Music Decor

Lyrics For Life

I love Contemporary Christian music! There so many great artists who know just the right words to sing, bringing us to our knees in tears, or dancing in praise! And sometimes in the same song!

Do you have that song that just reaches out and touches your soul that you know has impacted and possible changed your life? Is there a lyric of that song that you remember and love? Or is it a lyric you would love others to know and cherish as you do?

The Lyrics For Life are plaques of those music lyrics we have grown to love!

 

The Lyrics For Life are 2 for $20, and are 5 1/2″ square. They have a keyhole on the back to be hung, or a peg to stand on a desk or shelf. Some are even embellished with glitter! The 8 featured songs are:
1. Father’s Love Hymn,
2. How He Loves Us (here sung by David Crowder),
3. Better Is One Day (sung here by Matt Redman),
4. My King (sung here by Newsboys),
5. The Revelation Song (sung here by Kari Jobe),
6. I Will Rise (sung here by Chris Tomlin),
7. Everlasting Song (sung here by Lincoln Brewster).

See how pretty they could be in your home!
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A great gift for a friend, music teacher, ministers or clergy, bible study, or just for yourself!

Which is your favorite Christian music song?

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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

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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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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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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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Lindsay Letters

Lovely Lettering

When you are shopping, roaming through stores, do you ever have a certain font or lettering catch your eye? Those who work in graphic design know the right font can make or break the graphic’s appeal. I love to look on Pinterest all the different kinds and ways lettering is used. But I never really thought about the lettering begin designed by a person, that it’s their work of art, and even name it after their own name.

Lindsay Letters is one who does just this, she is a lettering designer, and has a whole like of products with her letting on it. The font is calligraphy in style, but has a touch of youthfulness, softness, and adorability to it! Take a look at her collection at lindsayletters.com and you will see how beautiful her work is.
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Mary & Martha was thus excited to partner with her in creating 5 pieces for the spring/summer catalog. Here are the ones she helped create.

1. The Home Sign

It reads “We open our home in love and grace, and ask God’s blessing on this place.” The white lettering on the black sign looks like chalkboard, but it’s not!

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2. The Think on these things from Philippians 4:8  noble & true mugs, lovely & pure mugs, 4 plates, roses watercolor tea towel, and sunflower watercolor tea towel are other pieces designed with Lindsay Letters. The vibrant colors of purple, yellow, pink, and blue brighten up a day!

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3. The Pizza tray  from Psalm 36:8 reads: Feed them with the abundance of your own house. It is a pretty wood, that can be hung as a wall decor, or use reverse side for pizza or as a tray.

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4. I couple other towels are the  love grace tea towel, and Acts 2:46 tea towel.

The love grace towel reads: We open our home in love and grace, and ask God’s blessing on this place.

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The Acts 2:46 towel reads: They broke bread in their homes and ate wit glad and sincere hearts.
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It is a cute towel, but makes an ever cuter wall decor when wrapped around a canvas board.

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5. Then lastly is the cook with love apron. It reads: Celebrate life and cook with love, Psalm 36:8.

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You can see how much style the lettering added to these pieces. It is always exciting to see people working in the God given talents they were given, and there is no doubt Lindsay Letter is doing just that!

 

Your Grace, My Gratitude

Do you know someone who “shows you grace?” While it is not like the Grace from God, it is that person who is kind and gracious to you, regardless, even when you do not really deserve it.

  • They speak kind and gentle words.
  • They seek out small ways to help you.
  • Responds to situations with a calmness.
  • Is there in times of grief and trials.
  • They say thank you and mean it.
  • Show a genuine interest in you.

To have a friend or person in your life such as this is such a blessing, and fills your heart with love. Or maybe a teacher who has been exceptional in your child’s life this year? A care giver who your Mom or Dad adores?

Wouldn’t it be nice to show them how their GRACE bring you so much GRATITUDE for them?

Well here are a few pieces that say just this.

1. The Small Footed Server

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2. The Queen Anne Lace Pitcher

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3. And the Grace & Gratitude dessert plates.

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What a thoughtful gift any of these would be. Each time they see or use it the piece they are reminded about how their grace was appreciated, filling them with love.

With any order you can get FREE GIFT TAGS that express this message:

The GRACE you’ve given,

Your kind gentle ways.  

I’m full of a GRATITUDE,

For you, and give praise!

Just email thisgivingheart@gmail.com for your printable copy!

 

 

Key People

Valentines Day is all about expressing love to others, and I find no better way than to give the “key” people in my life a crafty gift, made with love, from me.

The key bookmark project is an easy way to give a useful but meaningful gift.

To begin, the supplies you will need is Valentine tags (I found mine at Hobby Lobby), card stock, raffia, and the “key” to this project is the “keys” that can be purchased online. I used the Faithfulness Keys cause I love the words they say; gentleness, kindness, faithfulness, but there is also another set called Goodness Keys that are available.

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First you need to print off what you want your bookmarks to say. Here is the templates I used saying You’re the key and Thank you  for a variety of people in my life.

Next cut the raffia about a foot long and weave it through the tag. Writing a personal note on the back of the tag is a nice addition too!

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Next take the top of the raffia and tie on the key and card stock heart.

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Now you have a cute bookmark to share with those  “key” people in your life!

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So easy to make a bunch of these at once, and can really mix it up to say what you desire!

Think pastor, babysitter, friend, family, co-worker, neighbor, teacher, etc. A great gift for all!

Have fun creating and loving those “key” people you want to remember in your life!

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