What is a tobacco stick?

The “Tobacco Stick” was used to hang the tobacco plants from the barn rafters to dry. However, Tobacco sticks served many purposes on the farm other than hanging tobacco because of their availability, shape, strength, and sizes. The tobacco was harvested late in the summer each year. The tobacco plants were cut using a tobacco…

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February Customer of the Month

Our February customer of the month is Anita Allison. Rob and Anita moved from Kansas City to Topeka in March 2017. Whenever they went to Rob’s shop at Forbes Field, they would pass by the Bedsprings & Burlap store. They finally stopped by during the open house in November 2017. That’s when they met Jill…

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February Colors of the Month

Farmhouse White This fresh color captures the feel of a classic farmhouse with white-painted wood siding, nestled in a bucolic valley. Farmhouse White really is the “perfect white”. Not too cool, not too warm and covers better than the other white in our line. Arabesque Think ballet tights, dusty pink tutus, and pale tea roses and you’ll have…

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January Colors of the Month

Ironstone Ironstone is the closest to pure white currently in the line. It is named after Marian’s favorite thing to collect, white ironstone china.  This color is a slightly cooler off-white and pulls a little gray. If you want white, this is your color. Mix Ironstone with colors to lighten. Obviously, white pairs well with everything!…

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December Colors of the Month

Boxwood Boxwood is our ru=ich, dark grassy green. Depending on the finish used on the piece, it can look bright and bold or subtle – more like a muted olive. Boxwood is named for the preserved boxwood wreaths and topiaries Marian uses in her interiors. Boxwood mixes well with Grain Sack to create a pale aqua. …

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November Colors of the Month

Curio Curio is a rich, walnut brown that is perfect to use as a glaze or stain. It’s also a great color to use for mixing with other colors. It was named for the rich wood on a curio Marian inherited from her aunt. Pait Curio with a lightened version of Apron Strings for a classes brown…

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October Customer of the Month

We have some very loyal customers who have been shopping and attending classes here at Bedsprings & Burlap for a long time. We feel like you are the ones who make our shop a special place to be! We love to recognize and celebrate you! Our October customer of the month is Tonya Foster. Tonya started coming…

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October Colors of the Month

Typewriter Typewriter is the black in our link.  Marian describes it as an off-black or soft black.  It is named for the black color traditionally found on antique typewriters. Mix Typewriter with any of the colors in the line to make them darker and more muted. For example, when mixed with Boxwood, a deep olive…

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September Colors of the Month

Shutter Gray Shutter Gray is another one of Marian’s favorites.  It’s a French gray/blue that has a faded quality about it. It’s named for a pair of antique gray shutters Marian found at an antique store. For a pale blue-gray, mix Shutter Gray with Grain Sack. It pairs well with Mustad Seed yellow and Linen. Mora Mora is…

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August Product of the Month

Save 20% in August while supplies last. 1803 Candles® These are hand-pour, highly-fragrant soy jar candles in two sizes of glass Kerr Mason jars. If you love strong scented candles you will love 1803. From start to finish you will have a scent that fills your home. These soy candles are a cleaner-burning, as opposed…

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