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Primitive Christmas Ornies and Bowl Fillers

by Margo on Thursday, November 17, 2011

The holiday season is quickly approaching. This is my busiest time of the year but I love the season. Be sure to contact me if I can assist you with my handmade ornies and bowl fillers. Primitive Christmas stars, snowmen, gingers and candy canes are a very popular item for decorating your holiday trees and for tossing in your bowls and baskets. Send me an email if there is something I can create for you. Remember, my items are handmade and will last for years. Make them a keepsake for yourself or something to pass on to your family and friends.

Here are some samples of my Primitive Christmas Ornies and Bowl Fillers:

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I hope that you and yours have a Very Merry Primitive Christmas and a Happy Primitive New Year!


Primitive Christmas Decorations: Snowmen

by Margo on Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It is not too early to be thinking about those primitive Christmas decorations. And back again from last year are the personalized snowmen. These sold like primitive hotcakes last year and they have already been selling this year. Nothing says prim Christmas quite like a primitive personalized snowman. Get one for every member of your family and hang them on your tree. Of course they can be used in many other ways. Let your prim imagination run wild!

Each snowman ornie is made from osnaburg fabric which has been stuffed with a double layer of quilter’s batting and then placed in my special prim grunging solution of coffee, vanilla and cinnamon mixture giving them that prim look that we all love.  Each prim snowman is about  7 1/2 inches tall and 1/3 inch thick.

The primitive snowmen eyes are two small black craft beads and the nose has been hand embroidered. Your choice of names will be hand sewn at the bottom. There is also some blush on the snowmen cheeks painted on. Rusty vintage looking jingle bells are used for the buttons.

Finally mica flakes are sprinkled on each snowman. They can be left off if you like. A cotton string has been attached to the back of the ornament for ease in hanging on your holiday tree.

Free personalization is limited to 12 letters.    The personalized name will be hand embroidered using black embroidery floss.   You can get anything that you want on them. You could get a Christmas word or two instead of a name. Such as ” Ho Ho Ho”, “Primitive”, “Christmas”, etc. Get a word on each one and make a sentence!

I have tied a piece of homespun fabric for the snowman’s scarf.  I have several homespun colors available too.  Colors available are : hunter green, burgundy,  navy blue, and red and green check.   You are more than welcome to request a particular color scarf.

To purchase these or to see other Primitive Christmas items visit my eBay store at : Choose Moose Primitive Designs.

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Adopt a Primitive Moose Ornament

by Margo on Friday, June 5, 2009

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These Primitive Moose Ornaments are one of a kind. They are designed and handmade by myself. This particular Primitive Moose Ornament is named “Marcella”. However, if you are the one to adopt her, you can certainly change her name. And of course I will make you a new primitive name tag with your special name!

These Primitive Moose Ornaments are machine stitched from chenille fabric body, stuffed with polyester fiberfill and painted with a mixture of paint and grunging solution. Their heads are made from warm and natural batting with black beaded eyes and hand embroidered eyebrows.  They have cinnamon stick legs and a unique decoration hanging from their necks. A primitive hang tag with the name will be attached to each moose.

They measure approximately 6 inches in height and length. A hanger is also attached to each Moose. There are many different ways to display your Primitive Moose Ornament. Put it in a bowl, sit it on a shelf, hang it from your tree or other display, or whatever else your little primitive mind can come up with!

And as always, special orders don’t upset us. So let me know if you have a special request, or maybe you want a little primitive moose family!

So visit my eBay store today at:  Choose Moose on eBay to see if Marcella is still available. Or perhaps there will be another primitive moose ornament just for you!


Americana Primitive Country Home Decor

by Margo on Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Americana primitives are one of my favorites!

If you are looking for some perfect primitive home country decor ornies, bowl fillers, tucks, pokes, flatties or tucks, I may just have what you are looking for. I already have some in my eBay store and that is my project for the week. So if you don’t see it, come back soon.

Also if you are looking for something that you can not find anywhere, contact me and I may be able to make something up.

Here is a look at some items that are available as of now.

Primitive Americana Pinwheel Pokes

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These are next this year. They are in a hand painted primitive Americana jar! All set up and ready to go. This is one of my favorite Americana Home Decor items.There are only 1 of these, so don’t waste any primitive minutes!

Primitive USA Americana Patriotic Ornies

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This is a set of 6 assorted primitive ornies. They are very prim. Hang them from your tree, put them in a bowl, or a primitive basket. These would be good for that year round display.

Primitive Wall Hanging

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This folk art wall hanging has some really nice Americana colors. Salt box houses, sheep and trees. It is ready to hang with hanger included!

A Set of Six Primitive Americana Firecrackers

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These firecrackers are made of wood. They are hand painted with that perfectly primitive Americana look. The fuse is made of jute. There is also a hand made tag included.

Primitive American Flag Shelf Sitter Pillow

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Perfect for your primitive home decor project. Comes complete with tag. Can sit right on the shelf by itself. Show your patriotic spirit all year long. Don’t wait for the holidays!

Primitive Americana Hearts Ornies, Bowl Fillers

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This is a complete set of six. Plenty to fill that primitive bowl. These have been “grunged” with my own special mixture of coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla. Comes with a tag as well.

Primitive Americana Flag Tucks

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I am really happy with the way that this new item turned out. Each flag has a rusty pin, rusty bell, and a tag.  Very prim.

Primitive Americana Stars

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Nothing says Americana like stars! These primitive colors go together so well. They are a set of four. Also included is a hang tag. Each star also has a rusty bell. Many different ways to use these, and again, they would be good for primitive decorating all year long!

So visit my eBay Store before they are gone.  Show your American pride!


Primitive Easter Bunny – New Item

by Margo on Saturday, January 17, 2009

Brand new for this year. And just in time for Easter. A primitive Easter Bunny!

These are very labor intensive. And made with a little primitive love! Each bunny is about 8 inches tall. And of course they have been grunged for that perfect prim look. But also they have a few hand painted color accents added to special areas to make them even cuter. They will sit on a shelf or in your favorite primitive display.
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And rabbits are not just for Easter anymore! Here is a cute as a primitive button Valentines Primitive Bunny.

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These won’t last long, so visit Choose Moose and take a look at them now.


Primitive Decorating Ideas

January 13, 2009

Here is a video with some primitive decorating ideas! This is my first video. So it is a little “primitive”!

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