Monday, June 29, 2009

Ahh... Its good to be home... OR is it???

I guess we had a big storm while we were at The Market Square Show. Time to call for help. This is just some of the damage. That tree WAS a beautiful old black walnut.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Samplers Country & Primitiques

Here are a few of our Primitiques and Samplers booth pictures. My camera batteries died and I didn't get to finish but I will in the morning.

Primi-Chic Booth at Market Square

I finally had a moment this evening to download some of my pictures and put them up on the blog. You know trade shows are all about networking, dinners and visiting with the friends we have that we just don't get to see often enough. There are never enough hours in the day at these shows to get everything done that you want to get done. This is the Primi-Chic booth.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Primitiques & Samplers Country Items

Here is a snapshot of a new Primitiques Tall Cupboard & Samplers Country new Sewing Box & goodies... More to come soon, keep checking in... Please, come follow us!

Finally!!! Primi-Chic Unveiled at the Market Square Trade Show

Well, we did it! Stephanie & I managed to actually set up 5 booths in 3 days. It's a record for us! We will continue to post photos throughout the week of the Market Square Trade Show. It opens tomorrow at 9am at the Cash & Carry in King of Prussia, PA. We would LOVE to see you there & show your support of American Craftspeople & Artisans. The Order Writing Show opens Friday morning at 10 at the Oaks, PA Expo Center. Please see Market Square's website for more info & directions on both shows.

Primi-Chic is set up at the Order Writing Booth & all samples are for sale (to be taken home at the end of the show). We will post photos of Primitiques & Samplers booths soon... Hope you love what you see!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mirrored Shelf ~ Primi-Chic

Another new Primi-Chic piece and accessories. This is a darling shelf that can stand on its own or hang on a wall. It has a center shelf with a smaller shelf below a double aged mirror. This piece is painted a pale purple. The back side which I forgot to take a picture of is covered with aged french paper. The candle sticks are made with white beeswax and come in three sizes and the lower shelf has two of the four new room spays displayed on it. The room sprays are available in Lavender Fields, Fresh Linen, Rosebud and Citrus.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Updated - Upcoming Show Schedules

Primitiques Upcoming Trade Show Schedule:
June 25th & 26th Cash & Carry in Valley Forge, PA (200 under 20 will be here!)
June 26-28th, Market Square Cash & Carry, King of Prussia, PA and Order Writing Show in Oaks, PA *(NEW LOCATION) * Primitiques will be introducing many new pieces and new techniques at the June Order Writing Show (Market Square in Oaks, PA).
August 2, 2009- Cash & Carry at Valley Forge, PA (200 under 20 will be here!)
August 14, 2009- 9 a.m.– 3 p.m. Friday COLUMBUS, OH~The Heritage Cash & Carry
Wholesale Market
October 4, 2009- Cash & Carry at Marlborough, MA (200 under 20 will be here!)
October 25, 2009- Cash & Carry at Valley Forge, PA (200 under 20 will be here!)

Samplers Upcoming Trade Show Schedule:
June 25th & 26th Cash & Carry in Valley Forge, PA (200 under 20 will be here!)
June 26-28th, Market Square Cash & Carry, King of Prussia, PA and Order Writing Show in Oaks, PA *(NEW LOCATION) * Primitiques will be introducing many new pieces and new techniques at the June Order Writing Show (Market Square in Oaks, PA).
August 14, 2009- 9 a.m.– 3 p.m. Friday~ COLUMBUS, OH~ The Heritage Cash & Carry
Wholesale Market

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Flag Day!!!!

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Happy Flag Day!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Primi-Chic's Paper Cones

These beautiful paper cones were made by Stephanie- the latest addition to our Primi-Chic line. Made with antique papers from France and perfectly aged by Stepanie, these cones have many loving touches like scalloped edges, ribon and wire handles, french paper liners and beautifully coordinated papers. Stephanie will also be offering these gorgeous ostrich feathers, lavender bundles and other Primi-Chic cone fillers. Look for these beautiful cones at the Market Square Order Writing Show in King of Prussia, PA on June 26-28th. We look forward to introducing our exciting new French Farmhouse line at the show~ Primi-Chic!

Sea Of Primitiques

It's a Sea of Primitiques at our mill right now!!! here is just a portion of our goodes for sale at the show! (those of you who live in PA, NJ, NY, DE & MD area should come NOW to do your private shopping to get the BEST stuff!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Coming Soon To A Mailbox Near You ~

Beth and I have been so busy designing for our upcoming show and we have so many new products that Beth has started the New... OK well FIRST Primi-Chic catalog. She is so far ahead of me on this and its wonderful. I have piles of our new samples strewn everywhere in my house that haven't even been photographed yet. Well that's not entirely true. I have display and lighting issues and tend to toss my pictures and walk away. However she has told me she can edit the photos between 1 am and 3 am (sleep is not a factor) so we can make our deadlines and the catalog gets done. Keep an eye out for the catalog which will be available for mailing around July 1st. The cost will be about $3.00 to cover postage.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lets Shed A Little More Light On The Subject

Another DARLING lighting piece designed by Beth with a punched tin "fleur-de-lis" on the side. Its called ~Réverbère de canal~ which translates to "Canal Street Light".

Shall we take an evening stroll along the Seine with our Réverbère de canal. This is a picture of the Seine flowing through central Paris, as seen from the Pont Royal.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

NEW Lampshades ~ Eye Candy

Just a quick look at the NEW~OLD Primitiques lampshades. Aren't they GREAT!!!

These are the shades for Prim-Chic. Beth finished these today as well.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Primi-Chic Items- Blanket Trunk & Ladderback Chair

Here is a page from our developing Primi-Chic catalog. It shows two new Primi-Chic pieces- our Diamond Blanket Trunk and our Ladderback Farm Chair with cushion. These two pieces are available for purchase at the end of the Market Square Order Writing Show in PA on June 26-28th.
If you are interested in reserving any Primitiques or Sampler Country's pieces (Primi-Chic or Primitive lines), shoot us an email ( OR or call (Primitiques- 610.459.1776)

Old-N-Rusty Shoo Fly Collection

Well the week got away from me and I have new goodies to show you. Lots actually its just a matter of getting my thoughts organized. Beth sent me these pictures of her new Fly-Screens and they are wonderful so I thought we would start today with those.

We are getting ready for the upcoming Market Square Shows where we will offer our new line of limited/each one is a bit different, "Old-n-Rusty" Shoo Fly cover collection.

The Rusty Shoo Fly covers are 1st come/1st serve & we are only bringing a limited amount. Each cover has its own personality! Also, at this Cash & Carry show, we will have a limited supply of Primitiques that are accented with rusty make-do repair wire & patches! I will send another promo showing this new later on.

Primitiques is also displaying at the Order Writing Show in Oaks, PA on June 26th-28th. We have a number of new pieces, so please be sure to stop by! If you cannot stop by our booth at the show, please call us so we can keep you up-to-date on the new cupboards and smalls we've created just for this show in June! It will be an exciting show for us as we help you gear up for what the "experts" are saying is going to be a really, really busy fall & holiday shopping season!

Thanks & Please call us if there is anything you need.

Beth & Bill Merryfield

Monday, June 1, 2009

M And M Drygoodes Cards & Calendar line

Just a quick update for the day. Today we shot M & M Drygoodes goodes. We have been working on the card and calendar line for a while now and are almost ready to print. Thank goodness we own our own print shop and can print everything in house on The Monahan Papers equipment. This picture is the ad for the Autumn Series. The series will include a set of 8 cards... all assorted on card stock with envelopes. Gourds courtesy of Samplers Country and wired bowl courtesy of Primitiques.