As Summer gives way to Fall and our garden yields its final crops of the season, preparations begin to preserved the harvest. Over the years we've collected several boxes of canning jars. While unpacking them for cleaning we discovered our assortment of canning jars … [Read more...] about Canning Confusion: History of Canning Jars
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Learn how to repurpose old furniture to give your primitive home decor a fresh look and decorate without breaking your decorating budget. Supplies Needed: Furniture Screw drivers 2 colors of matter finish paints Un-scented white wax candle Sandpaper (heavy, medium and fine … [Read more...] about How to Repurpose Old Furniture for Primitive Home Decor
American Folk Art & Country Primitives is an increasingly admired collectible. Artwork in the American Folk Art & Country Primitives category provides a means to see images from an artist’s everyday life. Collectors can protect their investment by considering how they can … [Read more...] about Collecting American Folk Art & Country Primitives
American folk art painting is fascinating. You'll find it isn't only canvas art like some styles of painting, but is featured on signs, furnishings, and other every day items. Today's folk artist have gone a step further by up-cycling every day items to paint on. American Folk … [Read more...] about History of American Folk Art Paintings
Before the days of Colonial Metalworks, Europeans came to our shores, American Indians created metal works largely by hammering and etching copper into pendants and earrings, or fashioning copper and silver into beads. In the 1700's and 1800's, the use of metal took off when the … [Read more...] about Colonial Metalworks
A recent opportunity to meet a local Folk Artist and see her Shop prompted a search of Colonial Folk Art. Having very little knowledge of Colonial Artists, I desired a better understanding of the art she is creating and wanted learn more about the Folk Art of that period. To … [Read more...] about Prim Folk Artists: Who are they and what do they do?
Growing gourds is a wonderful experience for you and your family. You never know what sizes and shapes that your efforts may produce. Just a few seeds can be enough for you to have lots of beautiful gourds to dry and craft with! Thanks to Tamara Pearce of Pearce's Craft Shop for … [Read more...] about Growing Gourds – Gourds Gone Wild!