A Touch of Art ~ Touch of Craft
Merle and Howard Martin
8906 Dollyhyde Road
Union Bridge, MD 21791
I have always been interested in history and early American crafts. Through this
interest, I became acquainted with the historical American floorcloths, and proceeded to
learn all that I could about them. I was so impressed with them, that I decided to make
my own. During the last ten years, I have made these canvas products for my home,
My floorcloths are made in the similar manner as the historical pieces, using heavy
sailcloth quality canvas and numerous coats of paint. All pieces are hand drawn and
painted as well as stenciled. These pieces are covered with several coats of a
protective finish and are water proof, pet proof and stain resistant, lasting ,any years.
My business Designs By Grace was launched about six years ago. My family has been
a great help to the business, helping with canvas preparation, sales and show set ups.
Many of my designs are inspired by the colonial canvases, and I incorporate many of
the early American stencils in my work. Additionally, I create more contemporary and
Currently, Designs By Grace products are sold at various craft shows, though an Etsy
Shop and via my website www.designsbygrace.biz. Floorcloth Making Workshops are
Main Street Villages
Mary Ann Gehle
1809 Kings-Forest Trail
Mt Airy, MD 21771
Main Street Villages was founded by our family in 1982. For 32 years we have produced hand-crafted, hand-painted wooden villages. We make our houses, one at a time, and our customers appreciate and enjoy the uniqueness of each one. Mary Ann does the design work and painting, while Keith does the cutting and sanding. Main Street Villages are made in Mount Airy, MD. Come and see what’s new for 2014, and let our little villages add sparkle to your gift giving and holiday decorating! The Mistletoe mart is a magic place to be!
Butch and Beth Martofel
501 Locust Street
Columbia, PA 17512
Old Buttermould Pattern
Bruce & Donna Plunkert
315 North-Queen Street
Littlestown, PA 17340
Donna and I make sand castings of antique butter mold patterns dating from the early 1700’s to the early 1900’s. Our goal has always been to reproduce as closely as we could the exact size, shape and pattern of the antique patterns. All of our work is made of molding plaster and dyed sand. We use no paint in the process. We are celebrating 25 years in business this coming year and have had a great time doing the molds and have met so many great people along the way. We recommend that everyone attend the Mistletoe Mart as it is unlike any other show we have done.