Saturday, September 1, 2012

Primitiques, Ltd. 739 Mount Road, A2 Aston, PA 19014

Bill and Beth have taken the plunge! We are beyond excited to bring our lines of furniture and accessories to the biggest furniture market in the country- High Point, N.C. Please contact us to make an appointment to see us or just stop by our booth. We are in the American Made Section of the Market Square Suites.

At Primitiques, we skillfully hand make Early American Primitive Furniture (including: Large cupboards, television armoires, bedroom furniture, dining and kitchen furniture, early Butteries, Kitchen Cabinetry, Tables, Ladder-back Chairs), Early Reproduction Wooden Smalls, Upholstered Make-Do Chairs and Sofas/Loveseats, Wooden Bowls, & Lighting. In 2010, we launched our High Country by Primitiques line, which includes instrument-grade tiger maple, cherry and walnut woods and our Town & Country refined paint finishes. We also create custom kitchens and baths from scratch, as well as refinish kitchen/bath cabinetry. We make our own formula of milk paint colors and natural beeswax finish on our painted pieces and custom mix our dyes for our High Country Hardwood pieces.

At Primitiques, Ltd. ®, we take great care to create handmade & hand-painted, heirloom-quality reproduction home furnishings using historic painting techniques & old world woodworking methods to replicate the look & feel of Colonial America. Built to last, our Primitiques are destined to become tomorrow’s antiques. Bill & Beth, an artistic husband & wife team, skillfully attend to every fine detail of this multiple step process to create furniture that is sure to add the warmth & charm of days gone by to your home. Our reproduction furniture is hand made the old fashioned way with quality pegged joints, hand planing, wooden dowels, historic paint techniques & lots of good old-fashioned elbow grease (aka: hand-rubbed finishes). All Primitiques are available in a wide range of home-made milk paints with mild to heavily distressed finishes for that century old feel and look. Primitiques paints with their recipe of non toxic milk paint as well as non-toxic pigmented beeswax so all of our furniture is eco-friendly. We use new lumber and use reclaimed lumber whenever available.

All of our custom pieces go through an extensive, historically accurate process to create the authentic look of true antiques. Beth & her assistant artists then skillfully & loving apply a multiple step finish process to create a museum quality reproduction. Primitiques is capable of filling large orders while still maintaining our hand-made, quality look.

Primitiques have rapidly gained a reputation for being some of the most authentic looking reproductions on the market. This reputation, in part, is due to Beth’s self-taught antique-quality paint finish. In addition, Bill has developed a skilled distressing technique that also has sparked others to try to duplicate our authentic look. There are many talented furniture makers in the field but we believe that what also sets us apart is our discriminating eye for furniture design. Primitiques has gained respect for our original, smart designs.

Although we do replicate authentic antiques, Primitiques designs new pieces to keep our line fresh and exciting. We work closely with interior designers, large and small shops and other customers to create original looks that reflects our customers' unique style. Our customers and retailers always look forward to seeing our latest creations because they have come to expect wonderful new designs, color palettes and inspirational room design ideas.

We are excited about product design and always, always look forward to launching a new line or product. Living with primitive furniture offers us an ongoing “experiment” with how our pieces wear- the practicality of pieces, which easily leads to product development and enhancement. Being parents, we have developed a few products that we believe are kid-friendly and creative. For instance, we made a “mini” hutch table to use as a coffee table/kid activity center as we painted it in a chalkboard top. This table can be flipped up and utilized as an art easel.

At Primitiques, we definitely cater to our customer as every piece we build and paint is completely customized to the customers’ needs. Beth spends a great deal of time walking shop owners through the process of choosing colors, coordinating patterns and reviewing regional trends. We are very, very enthusiastic about what we do and that just lights up all of our faces and seems contagious to our customers!

We look forward to seeing you at the show, Beth and Bill Merryfield

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stephanie Monahan, Empress of Ephemera

A HUGE THANK YOU to Alyson Kuhn and Mohawk Paper :0) Stephanie Monahan, Empress of Ephemera

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Primitiques is offering direct, our Sizzling Summer Inventory Sale... Going on NOW!!! Please stop by for wonderful direct-to-the-public for savings on items missed out on by retailers!!! These items MUST GO while we start to focus on creating new items.

Monday, June 18, 2012

As Featured in the June Issue Of Paperclips

We were fondly mentioned in the latest issue of Paperclips.

Each year, the National Stationery Show attracts a wide range of retailers from coast to coast – and beyond the U.S. – who travel to New York City to find the best stationery-related products for their stores.
Edie Frère, owner/president of Landis Gifts & Stationery in Los Angeles, CA, has been coming to the National Stationery Show for 20 years. The reason she makes the annual cross-country trek, she says, is because the NSS is the one place where she reconnects with her regular vendors to see what's new, and where she finds new sources – of which she found many.
"I loved Whisker Graphics, which has really cute little printed treat bags as well as labels and twine," shares Frère. "I also loved a company called My Buddy Pal, which features whimsical and adorable illustrations of the artist's dog." Another of Frère's favorite finds was Monahan Papers' kraft gift bags and greeting cards, especially the card that reads: "Let's Not Discuss This Now." Additionally, she liked many of the new invitation albums she saw – as well as their reasonable price points – and placed orders with Smock and Page Stationery, among others.
"I think the NSS is the only way to find new companies that don't have reps," adds Frère. "We're a small store, so I like buying from small companies and helping new businesses – that's part of the fun." She also found the Show easy to navigate. "It wasn't overwhelming, and I finished this year without a sense of panic," she relates.
Frère's positive NSS experience extended beyond the Show floor. She attended the Future Conference on Sunday morning, which she describes as spectacular. "I loved the quality of the speakers," she states. Another highlight of the NSS for her each year is meeting up at lunchtime with her fellow stationers in Club GLM. All in all, says Frère, "It's totally worth the trip!"

Friday, June 15, 2012

Primitiques Market Square Review

New Chimney Buttery with shelves, Windsor Collection, Standard Sawbuck, Feedsack Make-Do Rocking Chair.
Above: New Folk Art Decorated Corner Cabinet, New 6 or 10 Drawer Coffee Table (6 drawer)/Chest (10 drawer) and new Tall Chimney Cupboard.
Aged Paper (paper by Monahan Papers) Covered Americana Spoon Cupboard, Feedsack Covered Make Do Rocking Chair, Smithy Wood Bin and Tiger Maple Tailed Corner
cupboard vignette showing the incredible Standard Scrubtop of our Sawbuck Dining Table.
Above: 6 or 10 drawer chest and handled Fruit Box. Below: Aged Scripted Fabric Fireside Chair - We can INSERT YOUR FAMILY'S NAME (fabric by Monahan papers), significant dates, etc. INTO the fabric!!! Along with Aged Paper Covered Chalfonte Dresser.
Above are some pictures of Primitiques new and exciting products introduced at Market Square this week. We loved seeing our customers and meeting new ones at the show! For those of you who were not able to attend, please call or email us if you are interested in placing your order to be in your shop IN TIME for your fall Open Houses.
Beth and Bill Merryfield
Primitiques, Ltd.
(610) 459-1776

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Primitiques NEW Make Do Rocker

Wonderful NEW Make Do Rocker by Primitiques. I love feedsacks.

Monday, June 4, 2012