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 !!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Autumn Harvest- WHOLESALE SHOW- Going on NOW!

This is a wholesale trade show, so if you are interested, please email Beth or Stephanie for the password (email your shop/business credentials). samplers2@ yahoo.com or primitique@comcast.net

Friday, August 5, 2011


You neet the nicest people at the shows. I loved Wendy and Marcia from Tinsel Trading. The booth they had was amazing. While I was Drooling over the product they were showing they were looking in my booth. It was actually quite funny. I was naturally drawn to the wonderful products they have. The old world look and the vintage paper wares. We even laughed over some of the same artwork we both use. If you have never seen this company please check them out. Tinsel Trading is located just a hop skip and a jump from the Javit's center in NY City. Wendy Addison designed a line for Tinsel Trading and it is REALLY WONDERFUL. The quality is superb and the fact that they manufacture it right there in NY is amazing.

Here is Marcia busy at work loading orders.

Here is Wendy and Marcia taking time out for me to take this Photo. Thanks so much girls. I love your work!!!