Who doesn't love a sale Toni and will be listing items that we want to get rid of to make room for new things, so here is a list of a few things for sale and I mean S-A-L-E! The armoire I quite old and is lovely and would look great anywhere, I had it listed for $350 and it's marked down to $150, the primitive little end table was priced at $75 and it now marked down to $37.50 and the farm table that seats 6 people was priced at $750 and is now marked down to $400. Primitive blessings~ Toni & Tandra
Toni and I haven't done any major shopping with the Holidays just past us, we are itching to get out and find some new treasures! Here are a few that we have around the shop, Toni brought in this wonderful vintage bicycle that would look great in the yard or if you want to actually ride you can do that too! She also found the coolest table that I think would make the most wonderful coffee table, you really have to see it in person but it's AWESOME! I found a little jelly cupboard that's not old but, it has some recycled tins on it and it's pretty darn cute. Enjoy the pictures, primitive blessings~ Toni & Tandra
Toni and I wanted to wish all of our customers the warmest Christmas wishes and we hope you find yourselves surrounded by family and friends. Thanks for making our year wonderful we are blessed to have y'all for customers, Merry Christmas! Prim blessings~ Toni & Tandra
Snow update, we didn't get any snow but with the icy roads and school being cancelled we will be closed today and depending on the weather tonight and tomorrow will determine if we will be open Friday and Saturday. Enjoy your snow day!
Weather you are decorating your home for Christmas or love to buy Christmas gifts for friends or family for the holidays, We have many one of a kind items and we will be offering 20% off our Christmas items (with the exception of you few consignments pieces.) So come by and get your pre-decorated tress's, santa's, ornaments, wreaths and so much more at 20%. Merry Christmas!
Neither rain, sleet, or snow kept our customers from coming to our open house! We really are blessed to have the best customers, and to honor our great customers we are going to continue our 10% sale for every Saturday until Christmas. Thanks guys you are the best! Also, we want to thank Dee, for helping us and making us giggle all day. THANKS DEE! Primitive blessings~ Toni & Tandra
Well, things have started to settle down for us, we had a great time at the Yule Mart. The shop is back to normal, we have all kinds of Christmas decor and with our open house this Saturday December the 4th and EVERYTHING at least 10% you are sure to find a few Christmas gifts maybe even for yourself. Remember that we do gift certificates and we can make a wish list if you want to send friends or family shopping for you! Primitive Blessings~ Toni & Tandra
Happy Thanksgiving friends! Thanks for being so patient with us, things have been very busy at the shop and Toni and I have been out at Fort Bragg at the Yule Mart all weekend just having a blast. If you haven't made it out don't fret, you still have Sunday 10-4 it's at the Ritz-Epps gym and we hope to see you. We just wanted to update you on our Holiday schedule we will be open Monday and Tuesday but, closed Wednesday November 24- Sunday the 28 and reopen Monday November 29. Also our Holiday open house will be Saturday December 4th and as always EVERYTHING will be at least 10% off. We hope that y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Prim blessings~ Toni & Tandra
Toni and have been working really hard at the shop, getting it ready for Christmas. We have tree's, Santa's, garland and so much more, we are pretty full, if I say so myself it looks pretty good! We have been really busy also getting ready for the Yule Mart November 19-21 and also don't forget about our Christmas open house December 4. Enjoy the pictures and come in and say HELLO! Primitive Blessings~ Toni & Tandra
A Primitive Place holiday issue came today, I am so excited, it's even better than the first issue. It's pack full of pictures, it's my new favorite magazine! I'll have them at the shop on Saturday. It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at the shop, my favorite elf (AKA Toni) has been so busy getting everything so pretty. I might be on the naughty list because, I haven't helped her at all. I might have to make some cookies! Primitive Blessings~ Toni & Tandra
If I didn't know any better I'd say a tornado touched down on Main street. No but, really we had the shop painted and the plan was to keep it as tidy as possible and just work around the painter, lets just say that it sounded like a good idea! It's kind of a chameleon color, it's a cross between pewter grey and a brownish color, I'll take pictures tomorrow. BIG, BIG shout out to Tom, THANK YOU! Toni and I will be trying to get the shop back to normal tomorrow so come by and check it out, we will be getting Christmas stuff out this week and next, I can't believe we are thinking about Christmas and it was about 85 degrees today! ~Prim Blessings Toni & Tandra
Toni and I have gotten quite a few things for the shop, she was lucky enough to find a really neat old hutch the glass on it is old and wavy. I just love the wood coming through and the hint of red, it's so pretty to me. She also found the sweetest little jelly cupboard, nice old thick cut wood and they used square nails. I of course had to get the heaviest piece of furniture, it's a beautiful red step back cupboard, I just have a thing for red! We sold our farm table and we have two that we will be bring in soon. We have been revamping the shop and getting it prettified and we will be painting next Tuesday (Well not us but the painters!) we will be open but more at your own risk, there's no telling what kind of a mess we'll have going on in there! If you are out and about stop in and say hello! Primitive blessings~ Toni & Tandra
Halloween is right around the corner, Toni and I have a few tricks up our sleeves for the shop, we are really excited and can't wait to get started, I'll fill y'all in later once we get finished! We will be working on getting the shop back to normal from our Cameron adventure today, we had so much fun and did really well but, it's always nice to get back to the shop! Prim blessings~ Toni & Tandra
Toni, Brittany, and I are all settled in under our huge oak tree, it's such a beautiful weekend to go antiquing and I have already bought a handful of things for myself and for the shop. If you have never been to Cameron Antique Fair, it's worth the trip twice a year, once in the spring and in the fall. Toni and I have a few new pieces, two awesome hutches and Toni has the most beautiful jelly cupboard with punched tin, the picture doesn't do it justice! It's always fun to get out of the shop and do something different, THANKS Dee, for letting us play!
Toni & I will be in and out of the shop on Thursday, loading up and getting ready for Cameron, we hope to see you over the weekend, if you can't go to Cameron stop by the shop to say "HELLO" to Dee. Prim blessings~ Toni & Tandra
TONI AND I WILL BE SO BUSY THE NEXT FEW WEEKS GETTING READY FOR CAMERON THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, IT'S A HUGE ANTIQUE FAIR AND YOU ARE SURE TO FIND SOMETHING! AND THEN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS WE WILL BE CRAFTING OUR LITTLE HANDS RAW FOR THE YULE MART! I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE, IT'S A FUN DAY AND LOTS OF COOL STUFF. PRIMITIVE BLESSINGS! TONI & TANDRA
Our Open House was a big success, we got to see old friends that we hadn't seen in while, a few that visit quite often and made a few new ones. I must admit we have the best customers! Now onto Cameron Antique fair October 1 & 2 in historic Cameron. We will be setting up on Friday the 1st of October (and selling) and also the 2nd, We will be under the big oak tree across from "The Prissy Hen" it's a fun weekend and a lot of good deals. Hope to see you there!
It doesn't quite feel like Fall yet but we are just going to fake it! This Saturday, September 18 we are having our Fall Open House and we hope to see all of our Prim friends there. Everything will be at least 10% off and few things will be marked down even more. If you are interested in anything particular get there early, we should be pretty busy. See Y'all Saturday 10-5! Toni and I have been pretty busy at the shop, we have made some changes and continue to make the shop more exciting..... and we can't wait to share them with everyone!
All work and no play! Toni and I have been working hard on the shop we haven't had a chance to get out and do a little shopping. We are hoping to get out in the next few weeks and try to find some new goodies. We will also be having our Fall Open House Saturday, September 18. We will have all kinds of new things and lots of fall items, not to mention that everything will be at least 10% off, who doesn't love a good sale not to mention a good time. Here are a few pictures, we have quite a collection of old tins and I just love this little desk.
It's so funny, I never know what I am going to come across on my shopping adventures and I try not to have any expectations as to not be disappointed. I must admit the excitement of a real score is definitely a high! I am drawn to certain things like old tins, crocks, egg baskets, old books, chairs and the list could go on and on. But, lately I have come across a handful of dough bowls. There is so much you can do with them, use them to hold fruit, I use them to hold a few of my collections, they make great candle displays, a place of gather all of your remotes. Here are a few that I have at the shop.
Sorry friends, I have neglected my blog and all of you. I have been busy at the shop painting and sewing. I have been collecting flour/grain sacks for about a year and I have spent the last few days sewing a few into pillows. I am no seamstress, but if I say so myself, they turned out pretty good. I'll post pictures soon. Toni and I will be closed tomorrow (Thursday) for a little shopping trip. We have sold the heck out of furniture so, hopefully, we will find some so great pieces. Put on your calendars that we will be offering tax free weekend August 6-8.
You can use any kinds of paper, candstock, printer paper. I like printer paper, it's easier to use in the printer than cardstock. 1. Pre heat oven to 200 and line both racks with crinkled tinfoil 2.Take a rectangle cake pan and put a little bit of water, it doesn't have to cover the whole pan. 3. sprinkle instant coffee down, now spay the coffee with a water bottle to moisten the coffee, leaving some areas wetter then others. 4.Dip one side of the paper then the next and put into oven to dry. You can flip paper in the oven to make sure it has dryed. 5. if you will be printing on the paper you might have to iron it, set iron on the lowest setting and iron one side then the next. 6.Now you can print on the paper or stamp and not worry about coffee staining running the ink
This project can be messy, when I do this i do a large amount at a time. I have read tutorials about this and have found the easiest way for me. I buy cheap candles, at the dollar store or walmart you can also grubby up other things I have done old fashioned clothes pins and made bowl fillers with and added old buttons. 1. You'll need wax, I use left over tarts or candles or i buy the cheap candles at AC Moore, I use the spicey ones like cinnabon or banana nut bread. When they are on sale you can get a large candle for a few bucks. 2. Create a double boiler with a small pot with water boiling and put glass canle in boiling water and once it melts, I also sometimes use and old coffee can. 3.Create a work area with parchement or wax paper close to stove. You'll need an area to put the candles to set up on paper or parchment. 4. Remove wax and dip candle into the melted wax a few times to get it soft. 5.Sprinkle cinnamon,(I do this on a paper plate so I can reuse the cinnamon) and dip it into the wax holding the wick or use a paint brush. Repeat until lumppy and bumpy. 6.Sprinkle with cinnamon and let dry.
Cinnamon bowl fillers
I love cinnamon bowl fillers or ornaments. They are cheap to do and people really love them.This can be a messy project and when I make this I make a lot( Like 3 cups of each.) 1.Mix equal parts cinnamon to equal parts apple sauce. 2.Roll dough out onto parch ment paper to desired thickness. 3.Cut out with cookie cutters.( I have a crow and a star that's really cute) 4. Lay out on parchment or wax paper and let dry, you can also speed up the process by baking at 200 but, this can take a while. 5.Optional you can sprinkle with cinnamon while wet. 6. If you are going to make ornaments you'll have to put a hole in them while they are wet, I use a straw and add twine once it has dried. They are cute as bowl fillers or with potpouri or as ornaments. You can use any smell good spice like pumkin.
Coffee stain fabric
I really like my projects to look really prim or grubby so I like to use instant coffee for my projects. 1. Wet fabric. 2. Remove as much water as possible. 3. Lay flat, do this outside if possible, it's messy. and spinkle with instant coffee, do it heavier in areas you want darker, Spay water with a water bottle to moisten coffee. 4. Let dry in the sun. 5. Rinse out or leave it depending on prefrence. 6. you can also put in the dryer to try and heat set it, I usually only do this if by chance someone might wash it. But, most of my projects aren't to be washed.