By Kevin Williams
Ah, time again for our occasional romp through the world of Amish Etsy. Some really interesting things to highlight this week!
AMISH SHOOFLY ANTIQUE QUILT: This really is a beautiful quilt. I actually personally prefer the more understated tones which are more, in my view, authentic than the bright Amish quilts you see for tourist consumption. The problem, again, with a lot of this Etsy stuff is provenance. I'd want to know a lot more about the quilt before shelling out $1000.00 for it. But click here to see and you can be the judge.
SALT AND PEPPER BUGGY SHAKERS: I love these. Although without a stopper they seem kind of pointless, but I'd love salt my corn on the cob this summer with a buggy shaker. How fun. Click here to see.
PEACH BUTTER: I don't know that this is Amish made, the description just says something like "made in the Amish tradition." But, wow, peach butter just sounds amazing. Click here to see.
MEET THE MENNONITES: This looks like a charming pictorial book and anything from the 1970s or earlier, I just trust more for an accurate historical representation. Click here to see this really charming-looking book. There are plenty of books about the Amish, but having a whole pictorial book focusing on the Mennonites is really neat. Click here to see.
SOUTH HUTCHINSON MENNONITE CHURCH COOKBOOK: This cookbook from the 1970s would be a great way to capture the culinary culture and customs of this small slice of Plain America in central Kansas near the Yoder-Partridge community. I bet there are some amazing recipes in the book. Click here to see!
OUR AMISH NEIGHBORS: This looks like a fascinating little edition of Amish information. I've never heard of the author but, again, anything written during that time period, I put a lot of trust. Click here to see.