Saturday, March 31, 2012

SUMMER 2012 Sneak Peeks



Summer 2012 Issue to be released May 1st
Cover photo from the home of Lynn and Jan Goos, Silver City, IA
Photography by Jeremy A. Doss



A Sampling of Time: The History of Samplers
Written by Dan Weaver
Photography by Kristine Berg Doss
Photo from the home of Sheryl Hansen, Council Bluffs, IA.
Sheryl’s home will be featured in a future issue of APP.


Everything is Better with Butter
The Uses of Butter Paddles & Butter Molds
By Dan Weaver


The Historic Kitchen Plan

By David T. Smith
This is the third in a series about Historic Kitchen Design.

Top 10 Collectibles of 2012

A Goos Nest of Primitive Treasures
Home of Lynn and Jan Goos, Silver City, IA
Prim enthusiast and rug hooking artist, Jan Goos, invites our photographers
 into her home filled with a variety of primitive treasures.
Written by Jeremy A. Doss
Photography by Jeremy A. Doss & Kristine Berg Doss


Patriotic dresses adorn a pegboard in Jan’s Patriotic themed room.
Vintage firkins are stacked near a chair that proudly
displays a wool flag mat appliqued by Jan.
Photography by Kristine Berg Doss
Red White & Prim
Home of Leo and Linda Stortenbecker, Silver City, IA
Leo and Linda Stortenbecker add a little red, white and blue
 to their country/prim d├ęcor,deep in the Iowa corn belt.
Written by Jeremy A. Doss
Photography by Jeremy A. Doss & Kristine Berg Doss

The Red, White and Blue room in the home of Leo and Linda Stortenbecker,
 features a plethora of patriotic themes and items,
such as Americana and old-fashioned,
 antique American made vintage toys from bygone eras.
Hooked on Primitives
Home of Leigh and Rhonda Thistlethwaite, Gilbertsville, KY
A Gilbertsville, Kentucky rug hooker has filled her lake house with the primitives
that she has thoughtfully collected for thirty years.
Written by Dan Weaver
Photography by Dan Weaver


The Joy of Collecting
Home of Harold and Joy Hamann, Lebanon, IL
A Lebanon, Illinois couple’s passion for primitives
has turned them into joyful collectors.
Written by Dan Weaver
Photography by Dan Weaver
Styled by Kimberlee Johnson

SURPRISE FEATURE!
This very well-known artist and designer has returned to a simpler life
by turning his Wisconsin farm into the perfect place to create, work, live, and relax.
We will unveil who this surprise home belongs to on Sunday 5pm CST/6pm EST.
Be watching the big announcement from
Senior Writer and Photographer, Dan Weaver
 on his blog Yesterday Once More. You will also get to see a few more sneak peeks
from this amazing home! A link to Dan’s blog will be posted at that time.
Be watching for more details!


The Memorial Garden
A South Hadley, Massachusetts couple has taken a once neglected yard
and through years of hard work and determination transformed it
into a beautiful memorial garden which serves to honor their family and heritage.
Garden of Wayne and Sandi Buckhout, South Hadley, MA
Written by Dan Weaver
Photography by Linda Rudman

An old bicycle adds a bit of whimsy in Wayne and Sandi’s garden.

The Secret Garden
Enter the vine covered archway leading into a plethora of lush gardens
inspired and planted by artist, Jan Goos.
Garden of Lynn and Jan Goos, Silver City, IA
Written by Jeremy A. Doss
Photography by Jeremy A. Doss and Kristine Berg Doss


Garden Sheds
An old coal shed makes an eye-catching focal point in Jan Goos’ garden.


A potting shed is a must-have for any avid gardener.
 This country primitive style potting shed started life
as the original house on Leo Stortenbecker’s aunt’s farm.

Homesteading: A Guide to Living the Simple Life
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.
Photography by Dan Weaver
Photo from the home of Harold and Joy Hamann, Lebanon, IL

Other features included in our Homesteading section:


Pioneer Amusements & Entertainment
A Potting Table from Gathered Treasures
Poor Man’s Greenhouse
Written by Frank Hendrix
Photography by Frank Hendrix


With this feature we welcome contributing writer
Doreen Piechota of Walker Homestead.
In this article Doreen takes you back in time
by sharing her experience visiting a working,
 living history farm; Lincoln’s Log Cabin in rural, Illinois.


In the Homesteader’s Journal, you will experience the sights, scenes and sounds
at this most fascinating historical village in North Dakota - Bonanzaville, USA.
Written by Jeremy A. Doss
Photography by Jeremy A. Doss & Kristine Berg Doss


Coming Soon!


Coming Soon!

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

We Are Giving Away Pewter!


We are having a giveaway when we reach 20,000 ‘likes’ on our Facebook page (and guess what, we are almost there)!
You will have a chance to win this 11 1/2” pewter plate/platter and a 6” h x 8”w pewter pitcher.
Head on over to our Facebook page and get in on the fun!https://www.facebook.com/APrimitivePlace



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