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Kathyís signs have found their way into many publications, including Early American Life Magazine, A Primitive Place Magazine, Country Sampler Magazine, and Judy Condonís Series of books, just to name a few.

Hidden Treasures is the creation of Kathy and Jeff Graybill of East Waterford, Pennsylvania. Fueled by their love of antiques and folk art of the past, this couple strives in their never-ending quest to create their own heirlooms of the future.

Kathy is a self-taught artist whose media include folk art, Pennsylvania German fraktur, tole, and museum reproductions. Her unique and distinctive creations have found their way into many homes, stores, museum shops and galleries across America.

Hidden Treasures offers a wide variety of reproduction furniture and accessories handcrafted by the artists, as well as tavern signs, one-of-a-kind antique pieces, and folk sculptures.

New Creations of reproduction William and Mary furniture pieces, tavern tables, miniatures, and many new signs and carvings, show that the Graybill's are constantly growing as artists.  Also, new this year and coming soon are hooked rugs, hooked wall hangings, and 3-D hooked pieces, by Kathy.


We have added the talents of Ralph and Susan Aument to join us in producing our ever growing line of Historical Reproductions.  For the last 30 years they have been making unique, handmade reproductions of 18th & 19th century wooden ware. They have also sold their wares at Historical Reenactments, Craft Fairs, and shows at Mount Vernon, Fort Frederick, Fort Niagara, and the Army Heritage Museum to name a few, as well as other Historic Sites in the Eastern part of the country.  Some of their wares have been purchased by those sites, and Museum's to be used in their interpretive programs and display's.  Ralph and Susan have both recently retired after 30+ years of teaching in Pennsylvania's Public School System.  Ralph is a graduate of Millersville University in Industrial Arts Education.  He has been an avid woodworker his entire life.  They reside in Selinsgrove, PA.

 


Museums That Carry Our Wares:

  • American Folk Art Museum-  New York City

  • Colonial Williamsburg-  Williamsburg, VA

  • Westmoreland Museum of American Art-  Greensburg, PA

  • Mennonite Heritage Center-  Harleysville, PA

 

Reproductions include:

  • Plate Shelves

  • Bowl Racks

  • Cabinets

  • Cupboards

  • High Boys

  • Chest of Drawers

  • Blanket Chests

  • Salt Boxes

  • Benches

  • Tables

  • Historic Reproductions

 

Antiques (that we paint on) include:

  • Blanket Chests

  • Tables

  • Benches

  • Old Signs

  • Tinware

  • Cabinets

  • Cupboards

 

Awards:

 
June 2005 Market Square / The Eagle Award "Best Historical Reproduction"
 
Best of Show / Judges Award
1999 - 2001 Catonsville Art Show
Baltimore, Maryland

 

Articles:

Article in The Wool Street Journal of Rug Hooking

Volume #11 January 2013

 

Country Sampler Magazine,

March 2013 Pg.90-94 tavern Signs

A Primitive Place Magazine

Winter issue 2012

Tavern Signs

Early American Life Magazine, December 2010

Article on gameboards. Pgs.50-59 and the inside cover photo.

 
Article in Early American Life Magazine
Side by Side "American Painted Tinware"
pages 56-63, December 2006 issue
 
Ephrata Review Newspaper
Front Page / Cover Story with photos
November 2001
 
Pennsylvania Merchandiser Newspaper
Front Page article with photos
September 2001
 
Intercourse News (Intercourse, Pennsylvania)
Front Page article with photos
June 2002
 
Featured Artist - Live Television Interview
CBS News (Channel 5)
Cincinnati, Ohio
March 2003
 
News From the Manor
Olde Town Country Manor Store Newsletter
"Handcrafted in America" (page 2)
Article and photo featuring Kathy Graybill's work
Spring Issue (March 2003)
 
American Folk Art Museum
New York City (both locations)
Artwork carried and sold at both stores
* Also, items designed and sold exclusively at museum store
(212) 265-1040

 

Customer Testimonials:

 

Hi, Jeff and Kathy.....the sign arrived safely. It is beautiful!  Thank you Kathy for all the wonderful details.  It is more than I expected.  When I get it hung on the dining room wall, I will send you a picture.  I'm looking forward to purchasing one of your tavern signs from CW.  I know they will be a wonderful addition to their folk art.

~Cathy

 

 

  • "Kathy,  Thank you again for doing such a nice job on our little syrup pitcher.  I sent you an email message about another project

~ Ron Fisk

 

  • "Your work is fantastic, I'm eagerly awaiting the little cupboard that I had to make space for in my already crowded house. Thank you so much for doing this for me."

~Mary Lou Adams

 

  • "This is the best site I have ever seen. Wonderful and refreshing. True talent!  Love this"

~Diane Buck

 

  • We received the fire buckets over the weekend. They are awesome !! :) Wow, you are so talented. Thanks Much.

    ~Paul & Diana

     

  • "I just wanted to let you know that I received my 'Hidden Treasure' today of my awesome Lancaster County sign!!!! It is magnificent, I just love it!!!   The lettering, depth of colors and overall craftsmanship is truly outstanding!  It is such a welcome addition to my Graybill collection!  Thank you SO much!"
     
    ~Joanne

 

Hidden Treasures' diverse list of customers include retail shops, galleries, restaurants, and many, many homes across the globe. We have created signs for retail stores, antiques shops, and have even customized them with our customers' names to display in their homes.

Our greatest joy is our customers, some who have furnished their entire homes with our creations. For unique, one-of-a-kind folk art, heirloom furniture, and original paintings, all handmade and painted by the artists, let us create a Hidden Treasure for you!

 

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