Old-fashioned online General Store offers Amish-made products, handcrafted goods, and wares from over 100 Amish shops and factories across the USA.
Many know of the Amish for their beautiful handcrafted furniture, quilts, and wooden crafts. What most don’t realize is that the Amish are still making the old vintage non-electric products and goods that were being used at the turn of the Century.
These old-time products are still available online at Cottage Craft Works .com an online general store filled with hard to find vintage products being made and used by the Amish.
From solid wood, Amish, handcrafted furniture, retro vintage kitchen wares, to Amish organically grown grains and flour you will find it in this refreshing trip back in time when quality USA made products were made to last a lifetime and beyond.
While many marvels over and collect these vintage antiques, the Amish are still hard at work in their small shops and factories continuing to make these old-time products to support their continued horse and buggy lifestyle.
As the country rebuilt from the Great Depression and electricity became readily available a great shift in the types of products in demand also began to occur.
The country moved forward but the Amish way of life stood fast. The old-fashioned off-grid products the Amish so depended on to support them soon began to be no longer available.
The Amish are very industrious and great business minded people so many began to either make those products again from the patterns and molds being discarded or they contracted with companies to continue making them for just the Amish people.
Even the Janome sewing machine company makes a treadle sewing machine for the Amish communities. It has crossed over to become popular with non-Amish women who claim that it is easier to control the speed than their electric sewing machines.
People living around or within driving distance to the main Amish communities in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, have purchased Amish made products for years because of the quality and durability they offer.
It was not really until the Y2K that the buy Amish products phenomenon really began to materialize. Before then it was simply buying American made to protest the massive loss of American jobs and the lacking quality of imported products.
The Y2K fear of losing grid power was a real concern of many who sought out the Amish off-gird products to prepare for possibly the worse.
Even though the clock struck midnight on the year 2000 and the world woke up just like another day, the discovery of just how well the Amish products worked brought on a new wave of people looking for the Amish American made products.
The reality of losing grid power for extended periods has materialized on smaller scales from more frequent catastrophic storms. The threat of terrorism or an attack on our grid is still very real.
Adding into the blend to be less dependent on the grid and modern day products is a strong desire to escape the fast pace lifestyle and return to a simpler time.
Others looking to find safer food supplies are unearthing back yard lawns and turning them into vegetable gardens. They are finding the cheaply made imported garden tools are just not worthy of serious gardening to support a large family so they too are in search of American Amish made tools.
The proliferation of fast and prepared foods is taking a toll on our overall health. Cooking from scratch using all natural chemical free ingredients as the Amish still do is becoming very desirable making Amish made kitchen wares, products, and Amish organically grown foods also desirable. Especially, when cooking for large families as the Amish do.
While most people won’t go back to the horse and buggy for transportation, do away with air conditioning, or even do away with television, the other aspects of living the simple life are gaining traction.
Most just want to once again have the opportunity to purchase an American made product that they can depend on for a lifetime as early generations were able to do.
The Stevens family founders of Cottage Craft Works searched long and hard for over 30 years to find quality Amish made products for their own use and now offer these hard to find oddities via their online general store at www.cottagecraftworks.com
Many of these Amish products are not available on the mainstream Internet or anywhere else. Cottage Craft Works has developed exclusive relationships with several Amish shop owners to supply unique products for them.
Products such as the folding Singer Featherweight reproduction card tables and J & P Coats thread spool cabinet were developed by Paul Stevens and then contracted with an Amish shop to build for just for Cottage Craft Works customers.