Tuesday Tidbit - New

Detail on the new Elmhurst headboard – metal work in the pattern of rose plants.

Tidbit:  Conrad Grebel is about NEW! It’s hard to believe another High Point Furniture Market is upon us. This Sunday I hit the road along with Ernie and Steve to set up our new Commerce & Design Building showroom. At the market our showroom will display our 21-X quick ship dining program and four of our bedrooms…three of which are new! As our bedroom designs have evolved Conrad Grebel has grown. As a company made up of people doing work by hand it’s a special feeling for us to design something, implement it into a product and watch the public appreciate it. It’s fun to see our woodworkers smile when a design is ordered and reordered!  :-)


The new Milbridge headboard in the woodshop…a bit transitional and fun!


The new Madison headboard just before packaging – showing a new antique finish technique!


Quote:  You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind."  – Joyce Meyer


Just for Laughs:  "This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last." – Oscar Wilde



Fun Amish Fact:  Last week I popped in at Larry’s woodshop to work on a couple of projects related to market. My timing was impeccable as Larry’s wife, Meredith, had just come out to the shop delivering homemade cinnamon rolls. You haven’t lived until you’ve had a homemade cinnamon roll from Meredith! It made me think about the tradition of baking in the Amish & Mennonite tradition. Recipes and cooking/baking techniques are passed down from one generation to another…some recipes go back centuries and bring back great memories when that recipe is used. My favorite recipe from my Grandma Edna was her homemade goulash (See Grandma Edna's Goulash recipe here)…It was a treat to have it at her house. Grandma Edna passed away in 2002 but my wife, Tera, knows exactly how to make it because she asked Grandma to teach her how to make it one time. Give me some feedback on a favorite recipe of yours that brings back great memories… Email me at chad@conradgrebel.com. I’d love to hear from you!