One Year Blogiversary Giveaway!

Today marks Old World Primitives’ first Blogiversary, so to celebrate, I am going to be giving away the prize package below. The winner will receive each item pictured – a primitive basket (13″ long x 7″ high), a Bethany Lowe old fashioned tissue paper garland, a 6″ tin mustard barn star, a set of 3 ceramic willow jars, and a set of 6 vintage style chenille Easter ornaments – handmade by Old World Primitives.

Old World Primitives one year blogiversary giveaway

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Here is how to enter:

  • To be entered in the drawing once, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Be sure to fill in your e-mail address when you comment (your e-mail will be visible only to me).
  • For an additional three entries, post about my giveaway on your blog and e-mail me the link.

The winner will be selected via a random drawing at the end of next week, on March 6th, 2009. I will make a new post announcing the winner at that time. Good luck, and have fun!

Antiques in Long Valley Show Find

This weekend I went to the 23rd annual “Antiques in Long Valley” show in Long Valley, NJ and left with a fantastic find! I purchased a circa 1870s chimney cupboard with original dark blue paint. I think it is a rare and beautiful find and am very excited about it. Plus, it fits perfectly into the empty spot in my blue living room next to a barnwood cabinet that I have been looking to fill.

1870 antique chimney cupboard with original blue paint

1870 antique chimney cupboard with original blue paint

There were so many other items at this show that I wished I could have bought too – I could easily have left with a U-Haul filled with goodies if I had the means. There was absolutely no junk at this show, and in some booths I wanted just about every item in them. I just missed a lovely antique doll with a lithographed face that was in excellent condition – a dealer at another antique store that I shop at got to her first, and is keeping her for her personal collection.

My Mom picked up a wonderful late 19th century German cloth doll with a tin head. I told her that if she didn’t buy her, I was going to have to (and I had already spent enough!). The doll still has a tattered, aged piece of paper pinned beneath her clothes with a handwritten note of who she once belonged to.

Primitive Bunnies in a Cabbage Leaf Garden

The bunnies are back once more, just in time to welcome spring! The primitive bunnies in a cabbage leaf garden are available now in the Old World Primitives Etsy shop.

primitive bunnies in a cabbage leaf garden

primitive bunnies in a cabbage leaf garden

primitive bunnies in a cabbage leaf garden

This primitive garden vignette was handmade by Old World Primitives using a Kentucky Primitives design. The bunnies, carrots, and turnips are made of muslin stuffed with natural fibers that have been painted, stained, sanded, and grungied with cinnamon. The cabbage leaf is made of two layers of painted, stained, and cinnamon dusted muslin. It also has a stuffed stem and a few wire “spines” between the leaf layers to help it hold its shape. The primitive bunnies have antique rusty square nails for legs, vintage cotton batting tails, and hand sewn eyes and noses.

Primitive Folk Art Cloth and Clay Doll

Old World Primitives has been updated for February 7th with the primitive doll pictured below.

primitive folk art cloth and clay doll


I recently took part in the Cloth and Clay Doll workshop offered by Gritty Arts Studio, and created this doll during the workshop. I have discovered that I absolutely love working with Paperclay on top of a cloth doll body, and definitely plan to make more dolls with sculpted faces in the future! The primitive doll pictured above is also hand painted and antiqued. I also have some more goodies in the works that will be added to the Old World Primitives Etsy shop soon too.