About Ladybug Acres
Ladybug Acres is a small farm, some might call us a gentleman’s farm. Owned by Dave and Becca Mengel, the 130-plus year old Victorian Farmhouse and bank barn sits on almost 3 acres. But on those 3 acres, we have many rabbits, ducks, geese, chickens, guineas and honey bees. We grow our own herbs and vegetables and sometimes offer products made from them. We have a large woodshop and a large sewing and crafting room, where we contribute to the wares offered in the store.
Here at Ladybug acres we are proud to offer vintage, locally and internationally handcrafted and artisan made gifts, furniture, house wares, clothing and accessories for all ages. As the owners of Ladybug Acres, we take pride in offering well made items from either the past or the present that have inspired us.
Some of the items we offer make clever use of recycled materials, helping to preserve our planet. We have artisans that make upcycled clothing, by taking old clothing and putting a new twist on it. Other artisans have a knack for repurposing unwanted objects into something else altogether. And one of our favorite areas of recycling is taking what one might call trash and making it into something wonderful.
Another passion of ours is for anything that is handcrafted by artisans. Those people who can take a skein of yarn and turn it into a beautiful baby afghan, doll or an intricate doily to adorn your table. We admire the Woodcrafters, who can take a few boards, some nails and a hammer and make a beautiful sofa table for your living room, or the seamstress who takes a yard of cloth and turns it into a fabulous one of a kind handbag or a gorgeous quilt to snuggle under.
We are also fascinated by furniture and objects that have stood the test of time with their quality craftsmanship of days gone by. Sometimes just the simple beauty of the piece or the thought of the stories the item could tell if it could talk, make us bring them home to share with you.
Becca was a city girl until she met and married Dave a few years ago. Now, she doesn’t think she will ever leave the country. Dave was a hardworking Dairy Farmer his whole life and is also a Dairy Plant expert. Ladybug Acres is a culmination of both of their skills and expertise and they hope to give you items that you will enjoy and cherish as much as they do.
Special Orders and Commission work are always welcome. We are always looking for new artists and crafts people. Contact us for more information.
As we say on the farm….”Y’all come back now, ya hear!”
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