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We are located downtown historic Fayetteville at:
225 Franklin street
Fayetteville, NC 28301



Thursday, August 25, 2011

Just pictures!

This is a Pie safe, that I had at home but, as much as I LOVE it, it's just too big, so I brought it in. You really need to see it in person it's an old green color and huge!
I love this little piece too, it's a great prim cupboard on a prim table...PERFECT!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Primitive A Place Magazine

I just got A Primitive Place magazine today and will have it at the shop on Monday, I just thumbed through it and it looks like another great issue. I can't wait to sit down and go through it. There are only a few good magazines out there and I really enjoy this on very much. Keep up the god job guys!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's simple math!

It's simple math, furniture out means furniture in and it's time to go shopping. We have been pretty busy at the shop and in our personal lives and we are hope to schedule a shopping trip soon, like maybe next week. We have Cameron Festival and the Yule Mart later in the year and we need to stock the shop full of wonderful finds. We are having our FALL OPEN HOUSE on Saturday September 17, we will have our fall items out and will be running a sale. Whoever came up with the statement "THE THRILL OF THE HUNT", got it right, that's the best part of shopping and hopefully we find a lot of great stuff!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dreaming of Fall!

It's been so incredibly hot in North Carolina and we are dreaming of Fall. I did get one huge bag of gourds cleaned up and waxed. The small apple ones are so cute they look like mini pumpkins and we will be pulling out our fall items soon. We've had a great summer usually it's our slowest time of the year but, we are doing great. We will be doing our usual craft fairs this year one in the fall and one in the winter and we will be having our open house soon and will update the calendar of shop events so check back with us soon. I am heading out of town to visit my Dad in NV with my sister but Toni will be at the shop and make sure you come on by and say HOWDY!

Primitive blessings~ Toni & Tandra

Bird house

Bird house

Old tins

Old tins





How to grubby paper or coffe stain

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

Grubby candles

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.