Saturday, March 30, 2013

Primitive Heaven!


Yesterday we headed to Connecticut for a change of pace and since we were headed in that direction, I couldn't go without visiting my favorite prim shop, Milltown Primitives. The store features five rooms, each one decorated in 18th century reproductions and antiques. It is like visiting a museum, each room is set up like a room in a home and there are so many wonderful pieces that I walked around and around, seeing something new each time.

Robin is a wonderful host and her husband is part of the team who makes wonderful reproduction furnishings. Robin is also an accomplished cross stitch designer who was featured in Early American Life and is thinking about starting up her line of patterns again. She was kind enough to give me one of her iron on designs to try, so I will be working on that and feature it in a future blog posting. Her designs are done with iron on patterns, so perfect for those of us who have poor eyesight and love to work on linens or osnaburg.

Here is one of the larger rooms and this is just a section.


I am bad at shopping, I tend to refrain from buying too much for myself, but I thought I deserved a treat this week and when I saw this banner, I just had to get it. It is made by a local artist and of course, it is perfect for a textile artist;) I need to redo my peg rack, and today I threw up the wreath and added some dried florals to it, so later I might make an old dress or sack, things to hang on the rack.


And here are the rest of my goodies, one item is not mine, but I have been looking for one and I wanted to grab it while I could;) The yarn is hand spun, prefect for my needle felting projects.

If you are ever in the area, Milltown Primitives is a must, on your places to visit.

I send blessings and well wishes to all of you this Easter.



17 comments:

Karen said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to visit and shop. Doubt I will ever be in Connecticut again but would be a nice stop if I was.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Ohhhh, nice looking shop and I love your new sheep sign to hang. Darling! What a fun day you had!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
Sounds like a fun place to visit!
Happy Easter :)
Lauren

marie said...

What a fun place, I could do a lot of $ damage there. Have a Happy Easter.

Prairie Moon Primitives said...

Oh what a fun place to visit! Love what you came home with :)
Wishing you and your family a very blessed Easter!

cucki said...

So sweet..
Love x

Melanie said...

What a treat.... Happy Easter...

Terry said...

Happy Easter! :0)

Three Sheep Studio said...

I wish I lived close enough.
This shop looks divine !
Rose

HomeSpunPrims said...

Easter blessings to you and your family Debbie. That shop looks like a place I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing. Big hugs, Lori

Carol said...

I wish I could jump in the car and drive to Connecticut just to see that cute store, but since that can't happen, thanks for sharing the cute pics!

Cindy said...

I bet you were in "your element" just browsing that beautiful shop. And you DID deserve a treat.

Happy Easter dear Debbie.

The Evening Stitcher said...

Happy Easter Debbie & to your family. Wow...that shop looks wonderful and I love your sheep banner..beautiful!

Carrie P. said...

Looks like a really nice to store. Love your wool quilt you are working on. So sorry to hear about you buddy, Casey. Hugs!

jennifer768 said...

That looks like a wonderful shop to visit.I love the new banner you bought.Hope that you have had a wonderful Easter.Hugs,Jen

Quilt Inspiration said...

HI Debbie, we loved the photos of the primitive shop and your new wool banner. What a fun place to browse and have a mini-vacation. Take care, and Happy Easter,

Warm wishes from Marina and Daryl

Dawn said...

What a great shop. Love your purchases. Thanks for sharing and leading us into temptation - it was fun!!