It’s time to meet our 2016 Americana Basket! Every year, our Americana Baskets vary a bit, incorporating the fabrics we have on hand in the studio that fit the Americana theme. This year, we have solids and patterns including stripes, bold circles, and a deep blue with flags, stars, andRead More →


Our newly designed Jumbo Market Tote Basket was designed to meet the requests from our customers for a larger version of our existing Market Tote Basket with handles long enough to be carried by hand, over the wrist, elbow, or shoulder.  This is by far the biggest basket I haveRead More →

We had a wonderful and very White Christmas here at 1840 Farm.  I hope that you enjoyed a holiday filled with family, friends, and many memories in the making.  I know that we certainly did. Mother Nature gave us over 20 inches of fresh snow the week before the holiday. Read More →

Handmade Trivets at 1840 Farm

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, we seem to be bombarded with special sales from retailers with impressive sounding names.  Black Friday turns to Cyber Monday which has now become Cyber Week here in our local newspaper. Here at 1840 Farm, we wanted to offer our customers something special this seasonRead More →

Ruth's Basket at 1840 Farm

Earlier this year, Ruth from Little Hawk Farm in Baldwin City, Kansas contacted me about ordering a custom egg basket in her favorite colors. We worked together to select the colors for the fabric and thread. The basket arrived before her hens had begun to lay, so I waited inRead More →

Vanilla Extract Kit from 1840 Farm on Etsy

  I started making my own vanilla extract several years ago. I didn’t do it to save money or make a better product. I did it because it’s just what you do when someone in your family suddenly has food allergies. One of the baking staples that I had aRead More →

Common wisdom dictates that the number 7 is lucky and the number 13 is exactly the opposite.  But what about the number 14?  Well, I’m going to speak for myself and tell you that lately, the number 14 makes me very happy. It’s February, and the 14th day of theRead More →

Over the weekend, I enjoyed a lovely surprise.  Pillows A-La-Mode featured one of our handmade fabric coiled baskets on their blog! I have my Mom to thank for this recognition.  Mom is also a blogger and mentioned to her blogging counterpart at Pillows A-La-Mode that we made handmade goods hereRead More →

You asked and I listened!  Over the last few months, several members of The 1840 Farm Online Community requested that I add a smaller egg basket to our 1840 Farm Mercantile Shop on Etsy.  I’m proud to share the first Small Egg Basket in our collection with you. The SmallRead More →

As soon as the calendar turns to the New Year, I start counting the days until the arrival of spring.  Once the holiday decorations have been safely put away inside the farmhouse, I’m ready for Mother Nature to do the same outside. Of course, we live in New England, soRead More →

It wasn’t long ago that I shared my post detailing my views on the best way to store fresh bread.  My friend Lisa from Fresh Eggs Daily had sent me one of these beautiful, handmade linen bread bags.  I loved it from the moment I unwrapped it.  In fact, IRead More →

It’s Cyber Monday at The 1840 Farm Mercantile Shop on Etsy! To celebrate, we’re offering a discount on all purchases from our Etsy shop.  Enter the coupon code “CYBERMONDAY” during the checkout process to save 20% on your purchase. We’re also making a $1.00 donation to The American Red CrossRead More →