American craftsmen put cows and chickens on their rooftops to point to the wind, incidentally making imaginative folk sculpture. Now weathervanes are a premier collectible.
Following in the footsteps of past renovators, Gail Lettick reworked the design of her 1775 Connecticut farmhouse to make an airy, open showcase for her 17th- and 18th-Century antiques.
Disappointed to find the best old homes in bad neighborhoods, Art and Pam Ritter built their own colonial in Midlothian, Virginia, to fit Artís antique and handmade furnishings.
The short collection of receipts Polly Burling penned before her marriage offers a glimpse of local foods and cooking methods in the 18th Century.
In the days before spring and foam mattresses, families made their own bedding. You too can create the sacking, mattress, bed, and bed cover for a perfect colonial bed.
The entry deadline for the 2023 Directory of
Traditional American Crafts has passed. We are now processing entries and submitting
them to our jurors. We will contract entrants after the jurors have made ther decisions.