Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Showroom Video of Primitiques, Ltd.- Please join us for a 9 minute tour of our showroom dressed for the Holiday Season!

Primtiques, Ltd. New Years' Special

Primitiques, Ltd. New Years' Special
Please call or email for our SPECIAL!!!


As the New Year approaches, we wanted to offer you some of our latest smalls at a special "Thank-You-for-a-great-year prices"!!! Pictured in this email are brand new items that will be introduced at the 2011 Market Square Show in Philadelphia on February 6th & 7th.

Please call Primitiques at 610-459-1776 or email us at for pricing.

As we say goodbye to 2010, we greatly look forward to working with each and every one of you in the new year! Have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Pledge Of Allegiance- The Meaning Of The Flag

On December 28, 1945, Congess made the Pledge of Allegiance the official national pledge to the U.S. Flag.

Monday, December 27, 2010

CUTE Factoid

On December 27, 1947 The Howdy Doody Show debuted on NBC television with the voice of Buffalo Bob Smith. I wasn't born YET... but I do remember the reruns in the late 60's. Howdy Doody himself is a freckle-faced boy marionette with 48 freckles, one for each state of the union (up until January 3, 1959). The original Howdy Doody marionette now resides at the Detroit Institute of Arts.


Saturday, December 25, 2010

-Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (1868)

CHRISTMAS won't be CHRISTMAS without any presents.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Primitiques, Ltd. Wholesale Special!!!!
on fed-ex orders over $75.00!!!
$50.00 OFF the cost of FREIGHT for orders over $400.00!
As a special holiday Customer Appreciation, we are offering two Shipping Specials for our Wholesale Customers!

1) FREE SHIPPING on any order $75.00 or more on purchases placed today through Friday, December 24th (Free Ship is for items that can be sent via fedex)

2). $50.00 OFF freight costs on orders of $400.00 or more. We have an inventory of bigger sized pieces, such as beds, cupboards, kitchen islands, upholstered make-do's and more that can be freighted out immediately to you so you have NEW INVENTORY for the NEW YEAR!!!

Is your shop in need of quick delivery stock so your customers have something new to buy at after the Holidays? Let Primitiques put together a care package for you of original, one-of-a-kind hand crafted primitives that your customers will love! Customers who have purchased a Primitiques' Care Package have described opening the box as "Being just like Christmas morning!!!" and that our items "Sell as soon as I opened the box!"

To view some of Primitiques' current inventory that is available for immediate ship and freight, please visit:

Please call Beth at 610-459-1776 or email for password

Please call or email us today to receive your 200 Under 20 Care Package!

Beth & Bill Merryfield

Primitiques, Ltd.
739 Mount Rd, A2
Aston, PA 19014
(610) 459-1776

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday Open House - A HUGE HIT!!!

Beth and I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all our wonderful customers!!!! We truly APPRECIATE each and every one of you!!! Our Holiday Open House was a HUGE success. Although we experienced record rains with raging rivers behind the mill in PA the show did go on and due to customer support we will be leaving The Quill and Well show open until Dec. 20th. We will be swapping out our primitive wares once a week (mondays) so please stop back as often as you like.

I thought I would a share a few pictures Bill sent me. He took these behind the mill while we were getting ready for the show. Last years rain brought a vehicle floating by... not this year. Thank God. And although it is beautiful to listen to and wonderful to watch the water moves VERY FAST and gets really deep.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

-John Keats, In Drear-Nighted December (1817)

Too happy, happy Tree,
Thy branches Ne'er rememeber
Their green felicity.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Online Holiday Show is ALMOST here!!!!

We invite you to put on a comfy pair of PJ's and slippers and settle up to your computer for an evening of shopping the best Primitive Hand Mades on the market at our 2nd Annual Online Holiday Show.

What: An Online Holiday Show that only happens once a year!!! No shoes, no travel, no password required!

Who: Primitiques, Timeless Threads, M&M Dry Goodes and Samplers Country Collectibles, Havenshire Dowms and Arnett's Country Store. Primitiques is only open to online public this one time a year! Otherwise, to shop direct from us requires a trip to our showroom.


When: Wednesday evening at 7pm (Eastern Time).

Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year.
Thank you for being our customer. We look forward to continuing our relationship in the coming year.
All the best to you and your family,
Beth and Stephanie

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Primitiques Showroom Is OPEN!!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Black Tallow Primitves Shop

Wonderful Pictures provided by Linda Creed of Black Tallow Primitives.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Harvest Traditions Show!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Show Pictures

We are back from the show and finally rested so I thought I would share a few pictures with you. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the opportunity to exhibit at The Market Square Show. We got to visit with old friends and make some new ones as well.

This is the entrance to the show. Beth and I set up our booths together mixing our wares. This is the Samplers Country front corner with Beth's cabinet that Elizabeth bought displaying our smalls. I LOVE the color of this step back cabinet and it was perfect to show our new Christmas line.

This is the opposite corner with a look into Beth's booth. The mahogany chair in the front was a GREAT place to take a rest. LOL.

Beth had her new jewelry line "Timeless Threads" at the show and it was wonderful.

This is the new 2010 "Arnett's" Piece Beth and Bill did for this show.

Dan's booth "Fried Green Tomatoes" was great. The little Trick Or Treat candy corn man in the front came home with me. He is sitting ever so patiently waiting for Halloween on my dining room table. He has a LONG time to wait.

Bill, Dan and Jamey waiting for the show to open.

This is one of Beth's cupboards that Dan Dipaolo bought. He got it home and hung it right up in his kitchen.

Rich and Jamie from Katie's Lighthouse. Oh how I love those lights. I (Monahan Papers) will be doing a new paper shade for one of Rich's lights. Rich will make it, Beth will paint it and I will shade it. But... that's another launch at next years New Your Stationary show.

Peter from the Stafford House.

I simply LOVE his signs.

Arnett's Cash and Carry booth. They have wonderful primitive wares.

Check back as I will be adding more pictures over the next week.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hold Fast To Time!!!

Hold fast to time! Use it! Be conscious of each day, each hour! They slip away unnoticed all too easily and swiftly.
-Writer Thomas Mann

Friday, June 4, 2010

New From Priomitiques :0)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Remember the soldiers... Memorial Day.

Faye in the desert.

LJ... Who knows...Somewhere over the desert.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Its NOT To Late To Register As A Buyer :)

Its not to late to register for the Pioneer Faire online WHOLESALE trade show. If you are a retailer and wish to register all we need is a copy of your resale license and shop information. Please fax, scan or email a copy to us. The fax number is 636-600-5959 and the email is Once we recieve this we will send you a password in a directional outline for shopping the trade show. If you are already a wholesale customer and have registered in the past please let us know by providing us with a customer number.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

From Big to Small, Orimitiques has it ALL!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Life Well Lived...

The Great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
~ Psychologist/Philosopher William James

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We Have Been REALLY Busy!!!

We have been really busy here at Samplers Country, Primitiques, Monahan Papers, M & M Dry Goodes and Primi Chic. The days don't seem to have enough hours in them. We are filling orders, prepping for our online trade show and designing new every day, fall and Christmas goodes for the upcoming markets. I thought I would give a shout out and let everyone know that we will have the new Primi Chic site up in about 30 days and we are VERY excited. We never seem to have enough time to work on it as we are always filling orders but we are alas... getting it done. Elizabeth (NOT Beth but my daughter)and I have been busy and we are orange ALL OVER. I do mean ALL OVER!!! We finished dying our samples and some of our fall inventory. Its been so cold that it has been perfect for us to run the dryers. The heat they give off has been wonderful. I thought I would share a picture of the new fall dyed pumpkins, pears and assorted gourds. I just love the Primitiques extra large bowl!!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Aged Paper Lighting!!!

Primitiques paints a line of lighting for Katie's Light House in Ohio. As many of you know, Beth's got an affinity for wallpapering everything, sooooo, we wallpapered & aged Katie's Bar Light. It is a new line that will be available to order at Market Square's Trade Show on June 11th (Grass Roots section)... These samples just might have to go into my house ;-)...Comments & feedback are most welcome!!! Thanks!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Quill & Well's Pioneer Faire is Coming Soon!

Friday, April 30, 2010

"Be ever-so Fangful!!!"

Every now and then I get to participate in something outside the realm of my norm. While traveling this past winter to a trade show with my daughter I swapped emails via my iphone with a woman wanting to place an order on Monahan Papers. She wasn't sure what she wanted she just knew she wanted something. She would ask a question and my daughter Elizabeth would read it and I would dictate my reply. It was fun and I had no idea where it was going. Long story short... I was pumping gas in a small town in West Virgina when she asked if I would provide the elements for a book cover and design it based on a specific time period. Well... sure... thats easy enough for me to do since I have worked on projects like that before. Then came the kicker... It was for a book based on a TV show, based on a series of books. No problem I thought how hard could it be? Then came the name of the show "The Vampire Diaries". Well, that threw me for a loop as I sat there trying to connect my paper company to a TV show based on Vampires. To be honest, I have never watched the show so I didn't see the connection. As she explained it to me she needed it to reference the beginning of a time line which started with the Civil War. OK now that was easy to do. I have collected original documents for years and had just purchased an original that I myself had never seen. A "CERTIFICATE OF NONLIABILITY, TO BE GIVEN BY THE BOARD OF ENROLLMENT". Basically a draft document excusing a soldier from serving for a stated period of time. I had yet to decide which project to use it on and as fate would have it it became the basis for this work. We manipulate the documents making reference to names and dates that a customer needs and print it all here on our own presses. I completed the project and sent it on to the editor and publisher. The book won't be released until this fall but they have shot the cover and are taking pre-orders before it hits the book stores. It was fun to do and it really does go to show that you never know where a road can take you.