Christmas at the Malmberg house—the only saltbox in Rockford, Illinois—melds antique cotton ornaments with special childhood memories.
Eight feet of snow is not enough to keep the Scharls’ wilderness home from hosting friends and family for a handmade holiday get-together.
The Wolcotts held hopes that their early-19th-Century home would help bring two nations together—native and European. The home, now a museum, celebrates the holiday and promise of peace each year.
Our colonial ancestors saved their most expensive and exotic ingredients for holiday entertaining,
adding a liberal dose of spirits (the alcoholic kind) to every course from appetizer to dessert.
Make a holiday gift box with a sampling of old-time desserts we’ve drawn from period receipts.
With some linen scraps and a few hours, colonial mothers could create this small doll to entertain their young ones. So can you.
We’ve updated this old favorite that’s easy for woodworkers to make and a joy for weavers to use. Make it as a gift—or use it to make gifts!
This simple scherenschnitte project can brighten a tree or a tabletop and makes a fun project to share with children or grandchildren.
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.