Thursday, May 29, 2014

Russet braided jute rugs + decorating with black

Good morning!

We're celebrating our new collection of braided jute rugs with a series of blog posts about rugs and country decorating ideas. (Read the first post in this series, Hey jute!)

Today's pattern is Russet. It's made up of golden beige, russet (dark reddish-orange) and just a hint of black, which opens up a lot of fun decorating ideas. (Another post on decorating with black, Basic black: 5 things that go with (almost) everything!)

Russet braided jute rugs

When you have just a hint of black like in the Russet braided rugs, think about other black accents you can use to pull them all together, like cabinet and door handles, and hooks and hangers.

black doorknobs

Image source: Pinterest

And the black chairs and light fixtures in this country kitchen would really bring out the black accents in a braided rug!

country kitchen with black accents

  Image source: Pinterest

Some other fun, black accent pieces:

Wilmont floor lamp woodsplit heart forged iron curtain hookblack star glass jarblack mantle clockBlack star tin canisters

(Wilmont black wood floor lamp, split heart forged iron curtain hook, black star glass jarblack mantle clock, black star tin canisters.)

 What do you think of the black chalkboard wall in this kitchen?

  black kitchen chalkboard wall

Image source: Pinterest

Check out the rest of our new braided jute rug line: Cider BarnRussetTimber TrailHarvestCoffeeKingstonKiliminjaroAberdeenMustard SeedVancouver, and Allentown.

braided jute rugs from Primitive Home Decors

See our entire line of braided rugs and door mats.

Our next post in this series will feature Timber Trail, and we'll share some cabin and rustic home decor ideas!

And take advantage of introductory pricing until June 1!

braided jute rugs

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hey jute!

We're excited to share some new additions to our collection of braided jute rugs! Jute is a material that is so strong it was once used to make ropes for ships. These braided rugs are as durable as they are darling, and coordinate well with a variety of decorative styles and colors.

We also have a full line of braided accessories to match, including braided chair pads, place mats, table runners, coasters, and trivets. These jute rugs have quickly become a customer favorite and we're excited to share several new designs: Cider Barn, Russet, Timber Trail, Harvest, Coffee, Kingston, Kiliminjaro, Aberdeen, Mustard Seed, Vancouver, and Allentown.

braided jute rugs from Primitive Home Decors

See our entire line of braided rugs and door mats.

Instead of just showing you all the pictures, we thought it would be more helpful (and fun!) to do a whole series of blog posts in which we introduce each pattern individually and offer a collection of coordinating items and decorating ideas. Today's pattern is Cider Barn...

Cider Barn braided jute rugs

Cider Barn incorporates a mixture of deep reds with accenting blues and greens, so it coordinates well with a lot of other colors and patterns.

In the kitchen

Coincidentally, the Apple Jack line of window treatments and kitchen accessories pairs well with Cider Barn. When choosing a color palette, think about choosing one light and one dark accenting color. The neutral beige tones, rich reds and green accents found in Cider Barn and Apple Jack coordinate well together in a bright, country kitchen.

Apple Cider placemat Apple lined valance

  Apple lined valance and Apple Cider placemat

The Thistleberry line of ceramics and kitchen linens also coordinate well with the warm colors in the Cider Barn braided rugs.

thistleberry ceramicsthistleberry curtain swag

Thistleberry swag and canisters

If you're redecorating the kitchen, think about how you can incorporate your dishes, fixtures, back splash and cabinetry into your overall theme, colors and accents. This restored farmhouse sink (Pinterest!) could make the perfect finishing touch.

restored farmhouse sink

Later this week, we'll look at Russet!

Russet braided jute rugs

And take advantage of introductory pricing until June 1!

braided jute rugs

Thursday, May 15, 2014

April favorites

Woah, where did April go? May is almost halfway over and we haven't yet shared our top sellers from last month! (And if you missed it last month, here are our March favorites!)

And here are the top 10 items you guys loved in April!

Iron knotted napkin ring

iron knotted napkin ring

  Blackberry rectangle braided stair tread

  Blackberry rectangle braided stair tread

Cambridge black placemat

Cambridge black placemat

Heritage House Check Barn Red Fairfield Valance

Heritage house check barn red fairfield valance

  Star Vine  soap dispenser

  Star Vine dispenser

Grandma's Quilt lined valance

Grandmas Quilt lined valance

  Split heart forged iron curtain hook

split heart forged iron curtain hook

Heartfelt 24" tiers

Heartfelt curtain tiers

Star punched tin waste basket

Star punched tin waste basket

Sturbridge wine chair pad
Sturbridge wine char pad

Bonus favorite: closeout spring decor! We have a ton of spring and Easter decor on sale while supplies last!

Spring Decor Sale

Monday, May 12, 2014

14 Mother's Day crafts

Here are 14 Mother's Day crafts sure to delight, whether your children are young or all grown up.

You can find all of these crafts and more on our Pinterest page.

DIY pin cushion jars. A crafty, personalized gift for your crafty mom. You can DIY your own pin cushion or keep it simple and buy one pre-made.

  DIY pin cushion jars

Lemon mint sugar scrub! Just six ingredents + a mason jar gets you this darling (and divine-smelling!) scrub. Good for the body and the soul.

  lemon mint sugar scrub gift

Mother's Day canvas. Unless you are super crafty, you may want to outsource this one to Etsy. The shop owner of Prairie Boutique crafts ready-to-ship as well as custom frames and canvas artwork.
  mother's day canvas quote

Mother's Day flower pot children's craftUse real flowers or cut-outs for this darling child's craft.

mother's day card craft

  Mother's Day cupcake bouquet. Need we say more? Here's a collection of delicious cupcake bouquet tutorials.

  mother's day cupcake bouquet

DIY flower vase gift. A very simple flower vase craft you can customize for any mom in your life.

mother's day DIY flower vase

Mother's Day LOVE sign. An inexpensive and fun photo project that makes a great gift or even just a greeting card!

mother's day LOVE sign

Personalized pot holdersA fun and easy, child's craft. The secret is using fabric markers!

mother's day pot holders

Mother's Day silhouette projectA simple and timeless gift that you can now easily do on your computer instead of spending hours painstakingly cutting out tiny details!

mother's day silhouette project

Mother's Day tea tags. Printable tea tags, and a bonus tutorial on how to create your own pretty tea bags with loose tea and cheese cloth.

  mother's day teabag tags

Teacup candles. And since we're on the subject of tea, here's a fun and easy tutorial on making your own teacup candles.

  mother's day teacup candles

Mother's Day wood blocks. This is another darling gift you can DIY or outsource to the craft folks at Etsy.

mother's day wood block set

DIY photo bookmarksAn easy craft using embroidery floss, photos, and an index card for reinforcement.

photo bookmarks

Salted dough DIY heart necklaceBest for last? We love these simply elegant salted dough necklaces, and you don't even need a kiln! (One part salt, one part water, two parts flour; food coloring and vegetable oil if you wish!)

salted dough DIY heart necklace

Did you make or bake anything for Mother's Day this year? 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

2014 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Good afternoon! We hope you are having a wonderful day. We're celebrating Mother's Day all week long starting today with our annual gift guide. (Here's last year's gift guide in case you missed it!) We'll be back later this week with some fun Mother's Day crafts!

2014 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Large tin wall flower set

Large tin wall flower set

Beach babe gift

Decorative measuring cup set

Penny Basket

Prairie Bouquet candle sleeve

mama's best raggedy ann doll

And here are a few other fun Mother's Day links from around the web...

The history of Mother's Day

Books to share on Mother's Day

Celebrities recall their favorite Mother's Day moments

10 Mother's Day gift ideas that won't cost a penny  

And don't forget, everything in the store is 10% off through Sunday!
mothers day sale