Rebecca – An Early Style Primitive Folk Art Doll

Today I have decided to pull myself away from my gardens long enough to introduce Rebecca, the newest addition to my Old World Primitives Etsy shop. She is an OOAK cloth doll with a face sculpted from Paperclay. She is entirely hand painted, antiqued, and sealed. Rebecca’s early style outfit was inspired by my fascination with the Amish of Lancaster, PA and their old-fashioned way of life.

primitive folk art doll

primitive folk art doll

And now it’s back out to the gardens for me.  This year my husband and I created two raised beds in our backyard, inspired by the great success our friends Dawn and Bill have had with them (and how delicious everything they grow tastes – we just got our first sample of the season at another amazing BBQ in their back yard last night).  With some advice from a recent article in Early American Life, we now also have raised beds of our own – filled with 4 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, pickle cucumbers, orange bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, red and white onions, snow peas, strawberries, dill, parsley, garlic chives, basil, and cilantro.  Many more veggies will be added in the late summer for a fall crop.

Giddy Over My Goodies

I am so excited about the beautiful prize that I received in the mail this past weekend that I had to share! I was the lucky winner of a giveaway hosted by Heather of Audrey Eclectic to celebrate the addition of prints to her Etsy shop, which is also filled with gorgeous original pieces of art. I won a print of “Orchard Sisters” and I absolutely love it! Thank you again, Heather!

Orchard Sisters by Audrey Eclectic

Soon I will be removing it from the pretty packaging that it arrived in and framing it in a barnwood frame that I ordered from my favorite handmade frame shop, All Barn Wood. I will then be hanging it right above my desk in my studio, where I think the “Follow Your Dreams” slogan will be most appropriate! 🙂

And while I am sharing fun new goodies, I also wanted to show off the reclaimed wood light switch cover that I recently purchased from Against the Grain on Etsy, since my hubby just installed it this weekend. Isn’t it unique? It looks great with the primitive decor in my living room (which is getting a new paint job soon – goodbye boring white walls!  Olde Century Colors simulated milk paint awaits).

primitive wooden switchplate