Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring preview!

At the time of this posting, it was a balmy 31 degrees and there were flurries of snow blowing outside...Happy spring?

I can't wait any longer, I'm gardening!

We have a fun spring preview for you today, including a lot of new bunnies, chicks and critters, and some favorites you may recognize from last year.

  Easter Decor This includes everything from bunnies to decorative signs and Easter baskets.

easter bunny pair Spring stakes

Easter chicks A handful of new baby chicks just arrived!

  Easter chick

  Bug dolls We have a few new faces to add to this collection from Pearson's Simply Primitives, including Baby Flutter and Baby Bumble.

baby bumble primitive doll baby flutter primitive doll

  More bunnies! You'll recognize some old favorites here, as well as some new friends including Buddy and Bonnie.

Buddy Bunny primitive doll Bonnie Bunny primitive doll

  Spring decor Here are our miscellaneous spring critters and seasonal decor. Maddie Inchworm

 And this week, shipping is on us for all orders over $100!

  spring sale  

How's the weather where you are? 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

4 ways to dress up your windows

Good morning! In case you missed the email, we're celebrating St. Patrick's Day all week long with a 10% off sale -- good for everything in the store.

  St. Patrick's Day Sale

 We've gotten some great feedback lately on our new country curtains and window treatments (here's our post on all the new patterns!) so we thought we'd take some time today to share some fun ideas for dressing up your windows.

  country gathered swag curtains

  Shown above: Sturbridge green gathered swag

  1. Use household items as curtain hardware and tiebacks. A belt, a length or rope or even a tree branch can add a personal touch to your country curtains.

  tree  branch curtain rod

  (Image source: HGTV)

  2. Contrast. If you have dark walls or wooden window frames, try a light, airy pattern on the windows to add contrast. Or, if you have a light, neutral colored room, try painting the window frame a darker color!

  Rosemary curtain tiers

  Shown above: Rosemary country curtain tiers.

  3. Mix textures. We've mentioned before how we're big fans of mixing plaids with stripes!

  Heartland applique scalloped valance

 Shown above: Heartland striped applique scalloped valance

  4. The ball gown effect. Better Homes and Gardens suggests it's okay to let those extra long curtain panels pool on the floor rather than simply brush the surface. It's called "puddling!"

  puddled curtain style

  We also got a great photo from a customer who just received an order of the swags from us. We love getting pictures from you guys!

  country gathered swag curtains

 If you have any of our items in your house, email your photos to or post it on our Facebook page and we'll share it on the blog.

  Do you have any fun tips or tricks for window treatm

Saturday, March 15, 2014

This just in! Miscellaneous edition

Today we want to share with you a hodge podge of new items you may not have seen yet. Let's get to it!


 This is a line of braided rugs and kitchen decor with some nicely contrasting navy and neutral shades. It's shown in the photo below with the Molasses ceramic mug.

Cornbread kitchen decor

This collection also includes a plaid woven table runner.

  Cornbread plaid table runner


  Always Kiss Me Goodnight nightlight

  Always Kiss Me Goodnight nightlight

 Chicken Wire Dome Pendant light

Chicken wire dome light

  Mason Jar lamps

  Mason jar lamps

  More miscellany! 

  La Premiere toilet paper holder

La premiere toilet paper holder

  Coffee Bean Pip Berry and Star garland

Coffee bean berry and star garland

  Enamelware bread plate

  Enamelware bread plate

  Vintage glass bottles (Cream bottle set also available!)

  Vintage glass bottles

  Helpful hint: you can always see any of our new items by clicking the New Products link on the left side of our home page!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

4 country home decor must-haves

Today we put together a list of our country home decor must-haves, the items we think are essential to primitive decor. Enjoy!

  Stars. If you search for stars on our website, you'll get nearly 400 results! Luckily you can narrow those down by category, product line, theme, style, color and more. (Check out this recent post of star-themed kitchen decor and accessories!)

  Vintage Star Black Throw Blanket

  A braided rug can make the coldest room feel cozy. Ours are made from natural jute fibers and are carefully handcrafted to ensure long-lasting quality.

  Folk Art Braided Rugs

  Patchwork. Nothing makes a home or cabin look more genuinely country than a patchwork quilt or valance. We adore Scotch Pine, Cider Mill, Peppermill, Kettle Grove and Patriotic Patch, just to name a few!

  cider mill

  Primitive dolls. We have more than 50 adorable primitive dolls and country critters, and now that's it's almost, almost springtime, we're getting excited about our bees and bunnies too.
  Honey Bee Baby Bug Doll

  What do you think makes a home look country?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

This just in! 9 new patterns now in stock

Hey friends, happy Thursday! If you missed the email (subscribe here!), we just added nine new patterns of Raghu window treatments. Many of these also include curtains, lamp shades, table runners and rugs. Here's a quick overview of the new collections...

 Middletown Check in red and black.

  Middletown Check Red
Middletown Check Black

  Parker Dobby (say it out loud, it's fun!)

Parker Dobby


  Millbrook Red

  Parkersburg Plaid


  Pennyhill Plaid

  Pennyhill Plaid



  Rich Hill Plaid

  Rich Hill Plaid

  Candlewicking Taupe

  Candlewicking Taupe  

  And don't forget about our bedding sale, all bedding is $25 off with free shipping on orders over $250. Have a great weekend!

bedding sale

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

transform any room with decorative pillows

Good morning! There's more snow on the ground today and more single-digit temperatures in the forecast (if you're somewhere sunny, send a little our way!), and while we're daydreaming of snuggling up on the couch, we thought we'd pay tribute to something we know everybody loves: PILLOWS. Here are a few tips we've gathered for decorating with pillows...

 According to, when decorating with throw pillows, you should always use an odd number! (Farmhouse star black check pillow shown below.)

Farmhouse star black check pillow
  Another tip: consider size, texture, and how the pillows reflect the overall theme and style of the room. Don't be afraid to mix plaid with stripes! (Heartland bedding collection shown below.)

Heartland Quilt

 A brightly colored pillow can add a welcome contrast among lighter, neutral colors. (Checkerberry pillow shown below.)


 Last, have fun with different shapes! One of our favorite pillows happen to be heart-shaped (below).

  Heartland heart-shaped pillow

  You can find more than 70 different pillows on our website!

  Decorative, throw and accent pillows

Burlap star decorative pillow

  Bedding collections

  Farmhouse star throw pillow


  Bingham Star pillow sham

  And just in case you missed the announcement, we are having a bedding sale until 3/14/14, with $25 off your order, and free shipping on all orders over $250.
bedding sale

 And you can always get 15% off when you buy a quilt + two other bedding items.

  Have a great day!

  See our other tribute, a tribute to quilts!