Tuesday, July 31, 2012

~What I Did Over My Summer Vacation~

Well, summer is winding down in my neck of the woods, and in two weeks summer will be officially over and I will be standing in front of a brand new crop of third graders.

Summer vacation seems to fly by more and more quickly as the years roll by and this summer was no exception.  However, this summer was a little more special because I had the opportunity to visit and photograph four wonderful houses for upcoming issues of A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine!

So, like many of us used to do in school, here is my report on what I did over my summer vacation! = )

The first place I visited this summer was the home of Andrea, Terry, and their son Johnathan Moore's house.  Their beautiful home is located in McKenzie, Tennessee.  I was made to feel very welcomed at the Moore house and I truly enjoyed my day there.  The Moore's have taken a modern day home and turned it into a primitive paradise proving that one does not have to live in a period home to achieve the primitive look that we all love.  I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

I know that those pictures only gave you a small glimpse into the Moore's wonderful home so make sure you do not miss the upcoming issue in which their home will appear.

The second home I visited this summer was the home of Gail and Larry Reeder.  Their home is located in Scottsville, Kentucky.  The Reeders live in a beautiful saltbox, so you can imagine my excitement as I drove into their driveway.  Gail and Larry were both very nice people and welcomed me into their home with opened arms.  They were the perfect examples of southern hospitality and prepared a wonderful lunch for me to enjoy while I was at their home. 

I truly could have spent all day at the Reeder home just looking around and getting ideas for my future saltbox.  However, I was there to do a job, so that is what I did.  Take a look around the Reeder home.

Just wait until you see this house in all its glory in an upcoming issue!  You will not be disappointed.

The third home I visited this summer was the home of Rich and Jean Clinch.  Their wonderful saltbox (yes another one!  I must have a pretty strong heart to survive seeing two saltboxes in one summer...LOL!) is located in Dunlap, Illinois.  Not only do they live in my dream house, but they have my dream kitchen.  They recently put a David T. Smith kitchen in their house.  It was wonderful to see one of these famous kitchens in person.

Both Rich and Jean are retired teachers, so I felt right at home in their beautiful house. 

Just wait until you see their kitchen in an upcoming issue.  I promise you, it will be love at first sight!

The fourth and final home I visited this summer was the home of Betsy Heck.  Her beautiful home is located in Eureka, Missouri.  Betsy has filled her home with some of the most wonderful collections that I have ever seen.  She has an enormous collection of stone fruit, and it was wonderful to see all the different varieties that she had collected. 

Betsy gave me full access to her home and provided the best background music for me to work by!  I invite you to take a quick look at the Heck homestead.

This is another home that you will not want to miss.  To ensure that you do not miss any of these houses, you can click here to order your subscription of the best primitive magazine on the market today.

Thank you for visiting A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine.  We appreciate you stopping by and hope you will continue to come back as often as you can.  Don't forget to like us on facebook and follow us on pinterest.  We would all love to see you there too!

"The bigger the summer vacation the harder the fall."

All My Best,

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Get Your Own A Primitive Place Sign!

We are now offering the perfect addition to your primitive or Colonial home
 - an A Primitive Place sign!
Choose from Black/Antique White, Mustard/Black or Barn Red/Tan. 
Finished sign measures about 32" x 4 3/4".
$37.50 includes travel. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. US residents only.
The signs are handcrafted by our friend,
Lynn Barbadora of Painting Thyme Needfuls.
Visit our website at www.aprimitiveplace.org.
Scroll down on the homepage to find details on how to get your very own sign!
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