Monday, July 11, 2011

Celebrating One Year!

Cover photo from the home of Loretta Spiak. "Its a WonderFall Life" 
Written by Dan Weaver. Photography by Linda Rudman.
With this issue, we commemorate the one year anniversary of A Primitive Place magazine! To celebrate, we have incorporated some exciting new changes!  The first change that you may have noticed already is the addition of Country Journal to our name. We are very excited about the new name, the new look and the additional content. A Primitive Place & Country Journal will be what A Primitive Place was plus more!

    With the addition of the new name, we have added a new section. In our new Homesteading section, we will be offering practical advice on gardening, food, health, saving money and overall, ways to achieve a simpler way of life, for both the urban and country lifestyle. In this issue you will read about canning & stocking your pantry, the history of the butter churn, how to make homemade butter, harvesting & freezing apples, using coupons to save money & “The Homesteader’s Journal.” In this issue, the article in “The Homesteader’s Journal is entitled “River Cats: Reeling on the Red.” We will feature a different story or showcase a special event in each issue that will be directed a little bit more towards the men out there. 

Here are a few sneak peeks from the fall 2011 issue:

Special Feature: Ghoultide Gathering - "A Halloween Artist Spectacular"

Home of Maria Cardillo and John Nealon. "A Cornucopia of Primitives" 
Written by Dan Weaver. Photography by Linda Rudman.

Home of Loretta Spiak "It's a WonderFall Life" 
Written by Dan Weaver. Photography by Linda Rudman.
Home of David & Lana Testa "Falling for Primitives" 
Written by Dan Weaver. Photography by Linda Rudman.
Home of Cathy Liddell "The Power of a Pioneering Spirit" 
Written by Jeremy A. Doss. Photography by Linda Rudman.
Home of Karen Gerhart "A Colonial Transformation" 
Written by Dan Weaver. Photography by Karen Gerhart.
Garden Feature "From the Ground Up" 
Written by Jeremy A. Doss. Photography by Linda Rudman.

Fall Garden Sheds, Photography by Linda Rudman

In our KinderGarden Section: Luke Miller, grandson of Roxanne Smith, Newcomertown, Ohio, is photographed playing outside in the freshly raked leaves.
Simple Craft Projects & Savory Fall Recipes to share with family and friends! 

 And, here is the 5th in our series of APP Dolls
handcrafted by Lana Testa.

Percy, our " Not So Scary" Scarecrow, stands 11" tall. He is a great addition to your fall decor. A grungy gourd head, a flannel coat with handcrafted stars and a hand dyed mustard cheesecloth hat give him such a folky look, that you just might want to leave him out all year long! The only thing he is scared about, is that someone might take his new fall issue of A Primitive Place Magazine! Each is handmade by the artist with our original design. 
To order your very own, visit!

 The fall issue will be released August 1st. If you have not placed your order yet, what are you waiting for?
Visit to order your subscription today!
For those of you wanting to order wholesale for your shop, you can place your order right now through our wholesale ordering page. Order forms will also be emailed to all vendors.
Thank you all for your support over the past year. We couldn't have done this without all of our loyal fans!
We appreciate you! 
Prim Hugs,
Kristine & Staff


Dan said...

All I can say is Wow! Everything looks wonderFall! I am so excited about this issue and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!


Trace4J said...

Love Love Love your magazine and blog! Great job to all. Also love the new addition to your name. So look forward to my very next issue. I love FALL!!
Hugs Granny Trace

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

I can't wait for my issue. Great magazine!

The Country Nest said...

Kristine, I love the new header! Everything looks wonderful and I can't wait for the next issue to arrive like everyone else. Fall is a personal favorite, not that I want to wish the beautiful summer away. Thanks to the whole gang for giving us all something to look forward to!!

jennifer768 said...

Kristine and staff it looks awesome!Congrats on the one year anniversary ! Terrific job on the magazine and blog.Hugs,Jen

winterberryprimitives said...

Everything sure looks wonderful
I know how hard you work, and all the staff does a great job
not like its all done in one big building, with the whole team in one spot working together...but it is done by a staff spread all over the country...thats what is Sooo Amazing,
and it is Just The best!
thanks for a great magazine, and thanks for including our home ..cant wait to see the whole issue

prims by olde lady morgan said...

WHOOHOO!!! I can't wait for this one to be in my mailbox!!! My favorite time of the year!!! OLM

mrssmith07 said...

FABULOUS!! I personally can't wait to get my hands on this issue!!:)
You all do such an amazing job!! So many new things in this next issue to look forward it August 1st yet?? LOL

Congrats on a fabulous year and many more to come!!


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Did I ever tell you I can't stand it when you tease like that. How can I possibly wait that long!
Seriously great pics and looking forward to the "New" section.
Is it here yet???
Prim Blessings

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Look's awesom! I luv it all and the Halloween goodies are too cute.......TALLULAH'S

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

Congrats on the 1 year anniversary! Can't wait to see the new Fall issue :)

Y1M said...

I'm really getting excited now. Love the sneak peeks...Gorgeous homes. Can barely wait to get my hands on my Fall Issue.

Again, Congrats on the 1st year Anniversary.

Huge Hugs,

cottageprims said...

Oh my drooling already! Fall is my favorite time and it looks like this will have plenty of eye candy.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Congrats to Kristine & the staff for 1 year~ Looking forward to the fall issue~ like the new addition to the name!!!Sounds like you all have a lot in store for us!!!

Blessing Hill Primitives said...

Exciting Fall issue! Looking forward to it. Great changes to the magazine!!!

Terry :)

Kimberly said...


TheCrankyCrow said...

Congratulations APP & staff on one remarkable year!! Wow....seems like you've been making me drool a lot longer than that! ;o) Liking the new name and the new features....Can't wait to get my latest fix!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Toyin O. said...

Everything looks great!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Congrats! on a year!
You have added some way awesome sounding features.
These are beautiful photo's Linda!

I am so NOT ready for fall things yet! LOL We haven't even had two months of warmth here yet! I would never let summer go if it was at all up to me! BUT, fall will come this I know, and then I'll be wanting to see all the beauties and colors!

kristen hansen said...

does anyone know where I can find the dinnerware that's shown in Maria Cardillo's home? It's absolutely gorgeous!

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