This is our weekly whirl through "Amish Etsy". Some fun stuff to find this week.
Amish Bookends: If I had $99 to part with, oh boy, would these be tempting to buy! Cast iron Amish figurine book ends. I have so many books in my house and, as you can imagine, many of them have Amish themes. I'd love a couple of these book ends on my office bookshelf. Take a look at these vintage circa 1930s book ends.
It is tempting to think of Amish-themed publishing to be something that started with Beverly Lewis in the 1990s and blossomed from there. But, actually, the "Amish genre" has been around for a long time, especially, it seems with children's books. Although I can remember in college in the early 1990s reading a book called Rosanna of the Amish. Check out some of these titles and snag one if you can, some of these I'd be tempted to grab for Aster. I'll have to get her an Amish-themed children's book sometime.
PLAIN GIRL: This children's book dates from the 1950s and it just looks like such a neat children's titles. Check it out here.
AMISH WEDDING: This book, looks like a children's book, was released in 1971....I think anytime you can get your hands on books that are of that age you're getting the most accurate window into the culture at that time period, so such books should yield a trove of interesting info about Amish wedding and customs of the time. Click here to see this book.
KATY BE GOOD: This book looks absolutely fascinating in terms of being a cultural window and at $34 other people must think so too. Published in 1962 this "fish out of water" theme might have been new then, but it's been played out over and over again in Hollywood in regards to the Amish. Click here to see this book.
SCHWARTZES SONG BOOK: I've seen this book before. It has its roots in the Berne, Indiana settlement, showcasing a superbly authentic collection of Amish song, hymns, and Christmas carols. It is a very plain book, but amazingly authentic. Click here for this title.
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