Friday, December 16, 2011

And The Fun Begins... I am so excited :0)

Can you say "EXCITEMENT" because I can. My new toy FINALLY arrived. Its time to start the canvas, tissue, fabric, vinyl and everything else I have on my list. YEAH!!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Primitiques' High Country Kitchen

Here is our new Primitiques' High Country kitchen all finished! We painted our cabinets Ella Blue over Brown and installed Tiger Maple Countertops. Our new soapstone sink is a dream come true!!! We hope you enjoy our (poorly shot) photos and please contact us for information and a consultation with Beth, Bill and Mark on getting your very own Primitiques' Custom Kitchen in your home!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Primitiques Open House Tour

Friday, November 4, 2011

Art Along The Creek At PRIMITIQUES... Please Join Us!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Visit Primitiques' Permanent Showroom in Aston, PA during your Cash & Carry trip this
week. Primitiques will NOT be exhibiting at the PA Cash & Carry Trade Shows this week because we are OPENING our PERMANENT SHOWROOM for our wholesale buyers to come and shop til ya drop! If you are planning a trip to Oaks or Gettysburg, PA for Holiday Buying , please call or email Beth and Bill to visit us!

Primitiques' showroom is brimming with 2,000 square feet of needfuls and early-look handmades that are sure to make your Holiday Open House a hit!

Also, coming soon, Primitiques' Permanent Showroom will be your East Coast source for Monahan Papers, including Custom Fabric & Wallpaper Lines!!!

739 Mount Rd, A2
Aston, Pennsylvania 19014

Monday, October 10, 2011

Kraft Wrapping Paper

‎2011/2012 New Product just finished. Thought you would like to see it. 100% made in the USA. Ink, Paper and Ribbon. Many new products using recycled materials and made with inks and dyes containing NO VOX. 100% recyled materials sold in individual sheets(to hang for paper artists) or wrap rolls. Shot with the our black ribbon roll. Available soon in all designs.

Our first order ships today to Linda Heard in Kinderhook NY owner of Lindowen's American Country. Thank You Linda for your patience while we work through our growing pains. WE APPRECIATE YOU!!!!!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oh How True!!!

I saw this on a friends Facebook page earlier and it reminded me of a my Oldest Dearest Friend Leslie. This the way we have rolled since 4th grade. Toooo Funny!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011


Imagine my surprise when I get an email and find out that Monahan Papers is now available at The Royal National Theatre and The National Portrait Gallery in London. I Just LOVE the team at YCUK. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Primitiques Paint Samples


Here at Primitiques, we are always thinking of ways that we can assist with improving sales and bottom lines for our Made-in-America supporters, such as yourself. Over the years, we've been asked if we make paint samples... and we are happy to finally answer... YES!

For our distributors, your samples will be shipped with your next order...

For those of you who are not on our distributor list, we will include a paint sample cubby on your next qualifying order and/or inventory purchase. This is for our distributors and wholeslae customers only.

Double Sided Paint Samples- 16 Colors- including Primitiques' New High Country Refined Paint Finish. Also available~ hardwood samples (if requested) in Walnut, Cherry and Tiger Maple both stained and unstained.

Included in the Primitiques' Paint Color Sample Cubby Set is the Lollipop Cubby (all cubbys are shades of blue) and Branded

"Primitiques Merryfield Family, Pennsylvania, USA"

A Wonderful addition to your country store!

Bill & Beth Merryfield
Primitiques, Ltd.
Located in Historic Rockdale along the babbling creek, nestled in the hillside...
Showroom Open by Chance or Appointment- Wholesale Shoppers Welcome!
739 Mount Road, A2
Aston, Pa 19014

Monday, September 19, 2011

Selfridges & Co. Luxury Crackers

What a wonderful surprise in my email today to see the completed Luxury Crackers. We DID NOT make these crackers but Monahan Papers designs and produces the paper for these lovely Celebration Crackers. I am hoping they are on the Selfridges web site soon. I am going to get some. I don't even know what they are filled with but I bet its great stuff.

Monday, September 5, 2011

More Fun In The Studio....

Fun designing in the studio this past week for the London show has brought many NEW wrap, card, stationary and journal designs plus it has given us the opportunity to dabble in color. I thought I would share a few of the new pieces with everyone. This is some of the wrap on aged paper.

Belsnickles - Reproduction chocolate mold Santa's. My FAVORITE.

Holly and Ivy in color.

Jack Heads in color.

Candy Canes in color.

Candy Canes in black and white.

Apothecary - Perfect for a "Get Well Soon" gift.

Prams - I love this to wrap a baby gift.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Primitiques Showroom is OPEN!!! Take our TOUR


Its September 1st. WOO HOO. Don't you just LOVE this time of year. Its still really hot but I simply love fall decorating. We did a few new paper goodies and dried some mandarin orange slices. I have to say the mandarin oranges are even more fragrant than the regular sliced oranges we do and these are so so cute. I did a new some new paper designs which are available in 11" X 17", 13" X 19" and in wrap rolls of 24" X 36". The wrap rolls are always available on the aged paper as well as Kraft paper. I also did Bathilda Boo in the 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 (A-2 size) card. She is by far my FAVORITE witch design. I hope you ENJOY.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New KRAFT Wrap

BUSY BUSY BUSY... The machines are running non-stop and so are we. The first of the NEW primitive Kraft Wrap rolled off the line yesterday and is on its way to Simply Primitive in New Hampshire and the new samples are on the way to H2A's Fall Order Writing in Roanoke Indiana. I thought I would share a few pictures since we never seem to find the time to get it uploaded oursite.

COMING SOON to a showroom near you (Primitiques showroom in Aston PA.) Primitive tissue paper and fabric.

This is our version of an old woodcut Santa. The paper reads
"Merry Christmas".

This vintage woodcut snowman reads "Let It Snow".

I LOVE the old writing. This wrap is from an old family will from Maine.

We currently have 610 designs in Monahan Papers so keep posted for new pictures coming soon. We will upload them as we get them completed.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Top Drawer - London 2011 The Art of Decorating

Come and see Monahan Papers at Top Drawer Autumn 2011 represented by YCUK. Where and when - London Olympia - 11th - 13th September 2011
Stand (booth)E119. New Holiday Wrap,Cards and Journals. A new way to decorate FEATURING "Finishing furniture in paper".

We are pleased to announce that Iain and Iain of YCUK will be representing Monahan Papers for the Autumn/Winter show in London. I know we didn't have any pictures from the last London show but I did find a few more pictures of the NY Show with Monahan Papers and the WONDERFUL desks and table top accessories by Primitiques. I thought I would share a few more of those until I can post the London pictures. Enjoy...

This is the left side of the booth where we had a lot of Halloween Paper hanging. The Monahan Papers line now features 610 designs available in 11" x 17", 13" x 19" and gift wrap rolls 24" x 36". Custom paper is also available up to 42" wide x 150' long. Care to WALLPAPER??? We can make it. Black and white or full color.

The back right of the booth featured an entire series of mixed media Fractur art.

This is center back where we did some Revolutionary War themed paper and it moved into the mixed media Fractur paper. I just love Fractur.

The desks and candle holders are from Primitiques. They are simply WONDERFUL to work with as well as functional for everyday use. These pcs are currently in use in my home but Primitiques can take your order.

The NEW A-2 size cards we displayed on the table are the art of Monahan Papers, Arnetts Country Store, Stacey Meade and Amy Eshelman. We will have the cards on the Monahan Papers website and available for ordering soon in three different sizes. We also have gift tags/cards to coordinate with the wrapping paper.

The new FALL/Halloween rubber stamps were introduced in NY. The Christmas series will be available soon.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We would love to hear from you.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Handmade Harvest Open House

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A New Web Site Opens Today - MADE IN THE USA

How exciting... Stacey Meade has opened her new pattern web site. Its WONDERFUL!!!! She has so many great patterns to offer. Check it out.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The New Kitchen Is Almost Done!!!

Big cheers for Beth and Bill. A few more leaks from the second floor into the kitchen. A little more drywall replaced. Another small leak behind a wall. A little more drywall and guess what? The kitchen is FINALLY coming together. I am pretty sure Ella is thrilled. No more take out or microwaved meals. YEAH!!!!! You never really know how much you appreciate a kitchen with water that doesn't flow from where the hanging lights are suppose to be. A stove that consists of more than sterno and matches. A garbage disposal that has more than a pets name attached to the end of it. A sink to wash dishes that isn't in the bathroom and a refrigerator that you don't have to travel to another room other than the kitchen to get a drink. And I don't mean use the ice machine and the filtered water. The connections for that are 20 feet away. In the beginning you just can't see your way through to the end of the project. Its never going to be done. The local Pizza Parlor knows you and your family by first name and they adopt you at meal time. Duncan Donuts has your standing breakfast order ready every morning and your debit card number on a post it next to the cash register. They can open the window and toss you the food since they know you never meant to spend your life eating breakfast in the family car. Kitchens are taken for granted. All I can say is I am thankful I have one. I would never have made it as a pioneer woman. Having said all of that the votes are in... Beth and Bill need to do my kitchen next. Take a look at this GORGEOUS cabinet they made and finished from SCRATCH!!!!!! This room is going to be a dream. Even Ella thinks so !!!