The items we feature here from our Country Primitive Farmhouse collection in our store are quite assuredly nothing fancy, yet completely heartwarming. Created by poorer hardworking farm and rural people, they are a forever reminder of the heartland of true Americana.
Innovative, creative and full of sweet details, you will love these items.
Find lots of homespun, calico, grain bags, handstitched creations, completely precious and relatable even today. These people knew how to have fun and be fashionable despite their very hard daily lives. Enjoy this collection from the good people who were the backbone of American ingenuity!
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1890s Early 1900s Star Quilt Hand Stitched Quilted Calico Patchwork Piece As Is
Here’s a very showy quilt, especially in a star pattern, with bold use of colors. Even though this late Victorian quilt does have some damage, it reflects much charm. It is hand pieced and hand stitched in a wonderful array of calico fabrics.
Colors of brown, mustard, double pink, red and black laid out in a pleasing color combination. One of the sashing color is red with black dot. The other is a red with white print. Border print is a black with white print. The back of the quilt is another print of black with white calico fabric.
Americana Antique 1800s Hand Made Wood Punch Tin Grater
A 19th Century tin and wood grater. The tin of the primitive grater is hand punched and shaped in a half circle. The tin is attached to a thick piece of wood planking with the edges of the wood smoothed and beveled. The grater has a handle at the top with a ring hole for hanging. Made of pine, the grater, at sometime, has been finished.
Antique Primitive 1920’s Handmade Black Cloth Rag Doll Indigo Blue Dress
From a collection of rag / cloth dolls, this doll dates from the early part of the 20th Century and probably no later than 1920’s. She is a homemade doll including her indigo blue dot dress.
Alas, not too much care was given for precision stitching ~ it does leave a bit to be desired ~ still isn’t that where the charm lays with rag dolls?
Her facial features are embroidered and don’t you just love the stitched nose someone has given her? It certainly gives her personality!
Early 1900 Child’s Apron Blue Homespun Bib Style Country Primitive
Here’s an adorably sweet child’s 1900 turn of the century blue and white homespun apron. The bib style slips over the head with long ties to secure around the waist. Small gathered ruffle at the yoke to give the apron a little detail.
Primitive Check Homespun Sunbonnet Farmhouse Country Blue White
This early 1900’s woman sunbonnet has been one of my extra long time favorites. Made in a blue and white small check homespun, the bonnet features a narrow ruffle around the stitched flat brim. Another narrow ruffle gathers the back, along with the ties, which adjusts the fit at the back of neck line.
A wider ruffle follows the edge of the apron of the bonnet. Inside chin ties to tighten the fit. The fabric is soft and worn with a mellow feel, giving it a wonderful patina.
Victorian Patriotic Fringe Damask Towel Red White Blue Written Note Unused
Here is a wonderful later 19th century patriotic Americana towel. The fringe towel is unused, still with handwritten price/stock. Made of linen damask, in an off white or more natural color, the motif is a moon (or sun) with a ring of stars surrounding.
The border on either end of the towel are printed in red and blue with the stars /moon motif. A band of narrow red and blue stripes give prominence to this motif. Hand knotted fringe just adds to the beauty. Attached is a hand written note “From Grandma Myers, mamma’s mother.”
Vintage Fan Quilt Block Pieces 1920s Treadle Machine Sewn Multi Fabrics
A pretty assortment of fabric calicos, floral and solid colors make up this fan quilt block pieces. Made about 1920s, the blocks are treadle machine sewn. All in the varies stage of construction, some more completed than others.