Rustic News

Musings from Missouri

Arbor Day Celebration April 29th

IT'S A GREAT DAY FOR TREES--and it is ARBOR DAY WEEKEND! Don't forget to stop by today for your free start of curly willow (pictured). Also called corkscrew willow, this tree will be a conversation piece in your yard and provide you with branches for floral...

The New Pioneer Magazine–feature article?!

We were thrilled to be approached recently by a freelance writer for a possible feature for The New Pioneer, a national magazine that is published quarterly.  Yesterday we were interviewed and the writer (Gerard Attoun) also took lots of pictures.  He thinks we will...

Come to our Grand Opening September 12th!

After a spring and summer of non-stop construction of our new home gallery, we are back in creation mode.  Here is a photo of John's latest creation, a 6-light chandelier using laurel branches (also called shingle oak).  It sits above one of John's willow sofas.  This...

Did You Know This?

Did you know that a traditional gift for the 9th anniversary is WILLOW?  Willow is natural, durable, and flexible--qualities necessary in an enduring marriage.  Everyone knows the 50th is gold and the 25th is silver, but few people realize that willow is also ranked...

Custom Wedding Arbor

John made a custom arbor for Melinda and Evan's wedding last summer. Here is a photo, compliments of Ray Prop Photography (www.RayProp.com)....

New Work

The last couple of weeks have been productive in the basket shop.  Marcia has created several new antler baskets.  These antlers are whitetail sheds; most of them have been found right here in northwest Missouri.  The basket weaving materials include vines, reed,...

Our Gallery Has Moved!

The Bent Tree Gallery has moved!  We are building a new showroom on our farm near Bethany, in northwest Missouri.  Now our customers can tour our facility when they shop.  Our new contact number is 660-425-2131.  Feel free to call for updated information regarding...

New Items!

Hot off the press...we are adding "Tree Sayings" candles to our gallery.  Here is just a sampling.  AND we will be happy to do a custom saying for your candle holder, too--just contact us with you idea.  info@thebenttree.com

Room for One More Student in February 13-14 Class

We have room for 1 more student in the upcoming February 13-14 Rustic Chair class.  It is a great time to learn a new skill, and you will come away with a wonderful chair as well as lots of good memories.  Students receive a workbook with all necessary measurements...

New Art Show for The Bent Tree

GREAT NEWS! We have just been accepted into the Lincoln Arts Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska!  The festival will be held September 27-28 at South Pointe Pavilions in Lincoln. We have not participated in a show in Nebraska and are looking forward to meeting lots of new...

Art Pendant Class on Diva Day

Divas, let your creative side run rampant with our mixed media materials at the Gallery on Saturday, April 26th (Diva Day). Come to our free art pendant class at 3 p.m. and leave with a unique piece of art-to-wear, created by YOU! Look at all the materials you have to...

Diva Day

Come to Diva Day in Clarksville on April 26th!  There will be lots going on for all the ladies.  Check in at 10:00 for your free Diva bag with coupons for deals around town.   Get a mini makeover, register for prizes, tour a historic home, have lunch at the diner,...

RUSTIC FURNITURE CARE

Willow furniture care has long been misunderstood.  In our gallery we often hear the comment, "This furniture can be outside in the yard, right?" No, no, NO!   A beautiful piece of willow furniture should only be used outdoors if it is under a roofed-in area that is...