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New Year – New Resolve

I read a really good article in Forbes over the holidays https://www.forbes.com/sites/sethcohen/2021/12/30/you-survived-2020-these-4-ideas-will-help-you-thrive-in-2021 It suggested that we write a personal vision statement as we head into the new year. And it made me think about my true vision for our little business and what I would like it to look like at the end of 2021. Don’t get …

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You Deserve It.

It’s been a hard year … Like us, you may not have seen your children and grandchildren, visited with friends, or even enjoyed a dinner out. It’s been a real challenge to get through, and some of you may have experienced the loss of a loved one due to Covid-19. If so, we are so sorry, …

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A Warm Welcome

Even though no one will see it this year … It makes us feel a bit happier to see these charming decorations in our entry when we come through the door. The entry is basically made for holiday decor. In a normal holiday season, it would be a warm welcome for your guests and a …

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Nature Calls

As we embark on a different holiday season this year … when we might not be spending time with loved ones … it could lighten our mood to spend a little time embellishing a corner of our homes with some holiday cheer that sparks joy in our hearts. Our kids, grandchildren, and extended family won’t be visiting …

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Whimsy and Wonder

Nothing says cabin Christmas more than charming vintage decorations. We just love the combination of tradition and nostalgia that these old decorations bring. They are relaxing and comforting, which is something most of us could use right now, right? Here’s a walk through some of the vintage Christmas decor that we are listing in our Etsy shop this …

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The Classics – Chapter 5

Woodland Heirlooms North American and Canadian First Nations Woodlands Indian tribes made bark canoe models in the 1800s to early 1900s that were accurate replicas of the tribes’ full-size canoes. Bark canoes built by indigenous people were integral for many tribes. The development of stable bark canoe design took decades of experimentation. Canoes had to …

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The Classics – Chapter 4

Authentic Native Baskets Feature Prominently in Adirondack Decor. That’s because making and selling fancy baskets as tourist souvenirs in the Adirondack resort towns contributed significantly to the Native American economy in the past two centuries. Beautiful and functional, Native American and Canadian First Nations baskets have been an indigenous art form for thousands of years. Woodland …

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The Classics – Chapter 3

Snowshoes’ Importance Rivals the Wheel. Snowshoes are an integral part of Adirondack living. But the history of the snowshoe goes back more than 6,000 years. At that time, while Egyptian civilization was still young, people in Central Asia were developing the snowshoe-ski, enabling aboriginal people to migrate north, and eventually to cross the Bering Strait land bridge …

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The Classics – Chapter 2

The Adirondack Pack Basket When someone mentions the Adirondacks … .A lot of people picture an Adirondack chair, which didn’t actually originate in the Adirondacks, or Adirondack pack baskets, which did. Woven pack baskets have existed for centuries. In fact, pack baskets made by Native Americans, which they used for carrying hunting and fishing supplies, have …

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