Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jan's ....Madam Zareena

Ok - this is an amazing piece Jan!! I want you to go to her auction to read her amazing description of this wonderful piece Madame Zareena. What an amazing piece - please go see the extra pictures. Truly amazing girl!!!

Heather's Wonderful New Painting

Here is Heather'swonderful new painting - loove this one!!!

Up for your consideration is this really cute vintage Halloween Painting entitled: "Midnight Ride". By: Prim Artist Heather Millott.

Size is 11 x 14

OOAK (one of a kind)

This painting was created with professional acrylics hand painted on 11 x 14 Quality canvas panel. In a vintage Halloween style silhouette. Sealed with a protective finish. Signed by the artist and dated on the back.

"All hail, its all hallows eve

When witches on switches ride

Black cats screech

In the pail moonlight

At midnight everyone hide! "

This painting will come with the above poem written by the artist on the back in archival safe pigment ink.

SPECIAL: As a thank you to all my fantastic prim customers I will offer FREE Shipping for a limited time!!!

Sherry's Wonderful New Work

Here are some delightful new pieces from Sherry.
This amazing sign has one of my favorite pieces by Ron "Haunted Hay Ride" added surrounded by delightful decorations. Wonderful for any door!! Loove this one - uhmmmm might have already bid on it...shhhhhhh

She is also offering this lovely necklace! It features their picture "Spirits Soar" and would compliment any season!

Cat's new Angel

Here is Cat's delightful new Angel - don't ya love her???

Today up for your consideration is this Large OOAK (one of a kind) folk art Angel painting. She has been in my head for a while and I just had to paint her. I think she came out fantastic and just the way I pictured her.

She is painted in acrylics on a stretched canvas over a wood frame, No staples on the sides. I love the way the back ground came out, it is like an old world style. It measures 18" x 24" and is sealed with an acrylic varnish for years of protection. The sides are painted in the same dark green as the grass. (it doesn't show up so well in the pictures) If you like what you see, you will love her in person!

She seems to just give this sense of calm when I look at her. She is signed and dated by me the Artist.
Thank you so much for looking!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Vintage Halloween Ornaments

Step back in Halloween yesteryear and you will find images of black cats, ghosts, little girls in clown suits ready to go out trick or treating for a night. I am always on the look out for vintage halloween things and if they modern reproductions that have a flair for the nostalgic side of halloween thats ok with me! One of our own YOTP members creates hand made vintage ornaments and all I can say is wow, I had to buy some!

Country Route Primitives

Robin from Country Route Primitives sells Primitives, and Vintage Style ornaments and tags for Halloween, Christmas, Valentines, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, St.Patricks day and a few other occasions.

Handmade by Robin these chenille ornaments have a vintage style face on them and are so adorable to add to your prim tree, or just about anything. She has all types of vintage style ornies up for sale on ebay now so dont miss out and check out her listings to see these great vintage pieces.

Stop by and visit Country Route Primitives on EBAY

Monday, April 20, 2009

My New Ones

This is #2 in my Everyday Witches Homes series. "Into the Woods" features the home of a hedgwitch. Surrounded by friends, flowers, critters and her beloved trees this little hedgewitch makes her home. Can't you just see her gathering herbs for remedies and offering a wonderful cup of herbal tea to a visitor in her enchanted forest? This piece is 5"x5" is original not a print done in pen and ink on acid free, quality cardstock.

This is #2 in my Everyday Witches Homes series.
This original OOAK is a 5"x5" illustration by whimsy artist Sarah Sullivan. This is the 8th piece in this series.. Everyday Witches' Shops. "The Boot & Buckle" depicts a Witchy shoe store. A sweet sales gal is helping her witchy client try on a pair of new boots. Several black cats are hanging around among the shoes and bags. This is done in pen and ink on acid free card stock. Thank you for flying by.

Cat's Lovely New Doll

Here is Cat's beautiful new doll!! She is darling I adore her lovely face!

Queen Pamela Pumpkin has left the patch to find her handsome king! Taking along her small pumpkin as a token of her love when she finds him......together they will rule the Pumpkin Patch Kingdom and of course live happily ever after :)

She is about 14" tall. She is made from muslin, cottons, ribbons, beads, buttons, lace, felt and had beautiful rose buttons, 2 on her shoulders and one on her chest. She is filled with polyfil. All her beads were sewn on by hand and took putting her all together took many loving hours. She is one of a kind.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A new Goddess from Cat

Cat is offering this beautiful new Goddess!! Isn't she lovely!!?? You can find her on Ebay
The Goddess of peace and calm. She will bring you a sense of calming for your home with her beautiful and relaxing colors. She is made of cotton, filled with polyfil, her face is polymer clay, she is hand beaded and her hair is mixed fibers fashioned into a braid. She measures about 9" x 2".

She also is offering this amazingly peaceful painting - Love this one too!!!
Balance with nature is a lesson well learned. There is beauty and calm even in a storm as the older witch teaches the young while the familiars look on through the mist out to the distance.

This is a wrapped canvas, no staples on the sides. The sides are painted in black and ready to hang. It is 11" x 14" and is signed and dated by me the artist. This is a recycled canvas and some of the little bumps show up close but you don't notice them while it hangs on a wall from a distance. I just hate to throw things away when they can be reused

Kim's Stunning New Primitive Hooked Rug!!

Here is Kim's stunning new piece for sale on Ebay
I adore hooked rugs and this is beyond beautiful!!!




Being offered for your consideration is this handmade hooked rug. I hooked this rug myself. I chose all the colors for the rug and onion skin dyed most of the fabrics. I did leave some in their original colors and patterns. This rug was designed by Sharon Perry. She is an ebay seller listed as nfld55 and was responsible for giving me this hude interest in rug hooking. She designed this pattern but I used my own colors and wool! This rug measures 16 1/2" x 20" and has a finished edge and rug binding tape on the back. This would look great on a table or even on a floor.

Colors range from pastels orangey pinks to dark chocolate browns. There are blues, greens, yellows, creams and country reds in this one. Only color not present is black!!!

Heather's New Piece -

Here is a wonderful new painting by Heather @ Witch Hollow Primitives! I love this one!! It is available at the Ebay link below!!! Beautiful work Heather!!

Up for your consideration is this really cute vintage Halloween Painting entitled: "New England Witches". By: Prim Artist Heather Millott.

Size is 8 x 10

OOAK (one of a kind)

This painting was created with professional acrylics hand painted on 8 x 10 Quality canvas panel. In a vintage Halloween style silhouette. Sealed with a protective finish. Signed by the artist and dated on the back.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Our First Featured Member!!

Welcome to our first featured member!! Drum roll please….. it is Denise of Primitivepalace!
She hales from Illinois, is married with two busy children & two black labs. She also works part time as a ICU nurse. In other words, she has her hands full.

Denise has been creating for Holiday Shows for about 7 years and selling on Ebay for about three! She enjoys – ok understatement… deeply enjoys making prims & what an amazing job she does. She really likes finding something old and turning it into one of her amazing treasures.
She has also begun selling her patterns!!

If you are in her area you will find her work selling in the Mercantile Antiques in Saint Joseph, Illinois. Denise’s show schedule this year includes the Chris Cringle Craft show in Champaign Illinois, and the Gifford State Bank Craft Show both in November 2009.

You can find her “Me” page on Ebay at this address….
About Me
Her Etsy shop @ My Etsy Shop
Her blog @ Primitive Palace Blog
Her website shop @ Primitive Palace

Friday, April 3, 2009

To Dwell in Primitives Times...

One thing I love for sure is primitive lighting. I myself am guilty of "too much of a good thing" I have primitive colonial lamps all over my house. I bet Com Ed loves me as the eclectic meter is whirling around day and night.
I can't help it though, I love the look of colonial times and well lets face it, they used the bare essentials.
Today we do not always stop to appreciate the simple necessities of life until we have to go without them. Clean clothes, warm food, light.

Not all my lamps are electric some of them have grubby candles in them that smell sweet even when they aren't burning.
Old Antique spools are one of my favorites, with a look from olden days and the soft glow of a silicone bulb it gives the home a warm and cozy appearance.

One thing I hear the most from visitors is, "your house always smells like something is baking". It does, I have to admit I always have tarts burning in the warmer or candle jars lit. I love the smell of anything homemade. This is the illusion that I have been baking all day.

I wanted to share some of my favorite lighting with you, all of these are available in craft malls, Primitive stores and most antique shops. More and more you can find primitive artists and handcrafters making their own forms of early lighting. Nothing beats the smell of a grubby candle surrounded by a dish of sweet smelling fixins on a table in your entryway.

I hope everyone has a happy and relaxing weekend!
Prim Blessings,
Heather / Witch Hollow Primitives