By Kevin Williams
This is our continuing weekly series exploring everything Amish on Etsy, and there is a lot to look at!
AMISH BELT: Wow, this belt looks amazing...handmade by Amish leatherman Mel Gingerich in Pennsylvania. The quality is probably second to none. I have been to Amish leather shops and have kicked myself before for not buying a belt. $45 for a handcrafted Amish belt that will likely last a lifetime is not bad! Check it out here.
MINIATURE AMISH BUGGY: Wow, I am in love with this! This is where Etsy is a great place to find true original stuff that you can't find anywhere else. This is a hand-made miniature buggy in the style of what you'd find in the "Big Valley" of Pennsylvania. If you read the product description, it sounds like a real authentic, wonderful hand-made keepsake. Check it out here.
AMISH PIE SAFE: I don't know that I'll ever have $2000 that I want to blow on a piece of furniture like this. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful piece of work. But if you read the fine print it says may be Amish in origin. Not that its "Amish-ness" matters much, it is still a beautiful piece of furniture. But regardless it is $2000. So, nope. But you can check it out here.
AMISH DOG??? This craft caught my eye, especially because of the $365 price tag. What exactly makes it an "Amish Dog?" I'm assuming it means "Amish made", late 19th
century. Sheesh, I'd want some sort of certificate of authenticity I would think....What do you think? Worth $365? I'm just lousy at