Extreme Primitive Doll with Chicken Tag

I just added a new extreme primitive doll to the Old World Primitives Etsy Shop. She is rag stuffed and wears calico angel wings and a chicken tag. I also gave her mismatched vintage button eyes, a very serious mouth, and a single tuft of hair to complete her extreme prim look. She was created using a Netty LaCroix design and is a big 32″ long. You may view more photos of her over on Etsy.

extreme primitive doll - rag angel with chicken tag

SOLD, thank you!

I am also excited to announce that the Etsy Season of Love contest ended today and that my primitive doll is featured in The Storque article announcing the voter favorites. Thank you to all who voted for her!

My New Period Lighting

I received a most exciting package last night – two historically inspired chandeliers handmade by Yankee Crossing. I had been longing to replace some of the modern-looking ceiling fan light fixtures in my home with some 18th century style chandeliers ever since I discovered Yankee Crossing, who were featured last year in the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts. Here are some photos that I snapped of my new goodies (not yet installed):

18th century inspired early lighting

The colors of each chandelier are a perfect match for my bedroom and dining room, respectively.

Vintage Style Chenille Easter Ornaments

I just added a new set of 6 vintage style chenille Easter ornaments to the Old World Primitives Etsy Shop. The set includes two of each ornament style pictured below. These chenille ornaments are an Old World Primitives design, and are made of chenille plus vintage paper scrap Easter images printed on card stock.

vintage style chenille Easter ornaments

Featured on Today's Primitive Home Also, I am honored to announce that my primitive crow doll a few posts below is featured on Today’s Primitive Home today. The women who run the site feature “exceptional, distinctive, OOAK handcrafted American Folk Art created by contemporary American Artisans, for your Primitive, Early American and Colonial style home” as a wonderful free service to the primitive community. They have a giveaway running now for an 18th Century Reproduction Wall Box (and I reeeeeally want to win!).

WSOAPP Shoppe January Update

Happy New Year to all! My New Year’s Resolution for 2009 is to manage my time better and be more productive… so far, so good. Have you made any resolutions for this year?

I just finished filling the Old World Primitives WSOAPP Shoppe with some new goodies for our January 7th update. The first item that I added is a primitive heart make-do. It is wrapped with painted and stained cheesecloth that I have filled with stained vintage and Valentine images plus a sprig of sweet annie. A stained white dove also flies over the heart. The cheesecloth is secured by a rusty safety pin and some stained vintage lace ric-rac tied in a bow.

primitive Valentine heart make-do

primitive Valentine heart make-do

SOLD, thank you! 

My second new item is a primitive doll called Sweet Annie Love Letters. She and the heart make-do were both created using Veena’s Mercantile patterns. Sweet Annie will fit in nicely with either Valentine’s Day or everyday decor. For more information about Sweet Annie Love Letters and the heart make-do above, pay them a visit in the Old World Primitives WSOAPP Shoppe.

primitive Valentine's Day folk art doll

primitive Valentine's Day folk art doll

primitive Valentine's Day folk art doll

I am also delighted and honored to be the first WSOAPP Featured Artist this month!