Country bath decor favorites

Good afternoon!

How’s the weather where you are? We got a little taste of spring before another cold front came through…

sad cold daffodils

Sad, cold daffodils

Luckily we have some fun indoor decor to share with you this week. One of our (and your) favorite topics (according to our “analysts”) is bathroom decor, so we thought we’d share some of our favorite bathroom posts of blogs past…

Our 8 favorite bathroom accessories

water faucet soap basket

Bathroom makeover

Thistleberry bath decor set

New bathroom decor collections

Kettle Grove shower curtain

Bathroom decor patterns: shower curtains, towels, rugs and more

FFF towels


Our bathroom decor sale ends 4/21/14!

country bathroom decor

Our bathroom decor sale ends 4/21/14!


6 DIYs for spring and summer

Spoiler: Almost none of them include yard art! (Confession: sometimes we love yard art.)

Pinterest! It’s a great place to be in springtime. There are so many great crafts and DIY project ideas on the internet right now, we thought we’d share some of the wonderful things our Pinterest friends have been up to lately.

Here are six DIYs for spring and summer.

Home Fragrances

DIY Rustic Mason Jar Sconce

Rustic Mason Jar Sconce

mason jars

Country chair planter

country chair flower pot

Flower pots wreath

flower pot wreath

Felt flower bouquet

felt flower bouquet

Burlap bunny table runner

burlap bunny table runner

And a bonus DIY: how to make your backyard awesome this summer

backyard fire pit

For more fun country home decor ideas, check us out on Pinterest and be sure to add your own crafts to the Fun Craft Projects board!

Primitive Home Decors on Pinterest

What’s your favorite DIY project or spring craft?

P.S. Bathroom decor is 10% until April 21!

Bathroom sale

March favorites

Happy April 1! Have you been fooled today?

Today we thought it would be fun to do a top 10 list of customer favorites. This can be helpful in gathering inspiration and home decorating ideas, and maybe even finding out about items you didn’t know we had.  So here are the top 10 items you loved in March!

Heartfelt Country Valance

Heartfelt Country Valance

Sturbridge Wine Lined Point Valance

Sturbridge wine lined point valance

Saffron Valance

Saffron window valance

Wine Sturbridge Window Valance

Sturbridge Wine Window Valance

Black Star Shower Curtain Hooks

Black star shower curtain hooks

Checkerberry Layered Scalloped Valance

Checkerberry layered scalloped valance

Cambridge Wine Valance

Cambridge wine valance

Red Star Napkin Ring

Red star napkin ring

Sturbridge Navy Point Valance

Sturbridge navy pointed valance

Coffee Bean, Pip Berry and Star Garland

Coffee Bean and Pip Berry Garland

Helpful hints for April: we’ve just introduced our 2014 spring line of bunnies, chicks and critters, and a lot of fun new window treatment patterns from Raghu. Have a great week!

Easter chick



Spring Preview!

At the time of this posting, it was a balmy 31 degrees and there were flurries of snow blowing outside…Happy spring?

I can't wait any longer, I'm gardening!

I can’t wait any longer, I’m gardening!

We have a fun spring preview for you today, including a lot of new bunnies, chicks and critters, and some favorites you may recognize from last year.

Easter Decor

This includes everything from bunnies to decorative signs and Easter baskets.

easter bunny pair

Spring stakes

Easter chicks

A handful of new baby chicks just arrived!

Easter chick

Bug dolls

We have a few new faces to add to this collection from Pearson’s Simply Primitives, including Baby Flutter and Baby Bumble.

baby bumble primitive doll baby flutter primitive doll

More bunnies!

You’ll recognize some old favorites here, as well as some new friends including Buddy and Bonnie.

Buddy Bunny primitive doll

Bonnie Bunny primitive doll

Spring decor

Here are our miscellaneous spring critters and seasonal decor.

Maddie Inchworm

And this week, shipping is on us for all orders over $100!

spring sale

 How’s the weather where you are? 

4 ways to dress up your windows

Good morning!

In case you missed the email, we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all week long with a 10% off sale — good for everything in the store.

St. Patrick's Day Sale

We’ve gotten some great feedback lately on our new country curtains and window treatments (here’s our post on all the new patterns!) so we thought we’d take some time today to share some fun ideas for dressing up your windows.

country gathered swag curtains

Shown above: Sturbridge green gathered swag

1. Use household items as curtain hardware and tiebacks. A belt, a length or rope or even a tree branch can add a personal touch to your country curtains.

tree  branch curtain rod


(Image source: HGTV)

2. Contrast. If you have dark walls or wooden window frames, try a light, airy pattern on the windows to add contrast. Or, if you have a light, neutral colored room, try painting the window frame a darker color!

Rosemary curtain tiers

Shown above: Rosemary country curtain tiers.

3. Mix textures. We’ve mentioned before how we’re big fans of mixing plaids with stripes!

Heartland applique scalloped valance

Shown above: Heartland striped applique scalloped valance

4. The ball gown effect. Better Homes and Gardens suggests it’s okay to let those extra long curtain panels pool on the floor rather than simply brush the surface. It’s called “puddling!”

puddled curtain style

We also got a great photo from a customer who just received an order of the swags from us. We love getting pictures from you guys!

country gathered swag curtains

If you have any of our items in your house, email your photos to
or post it on our Facebook page and we’ll share it on the blog.

Do you have any fun tips or tricks for window treatments? 

This just in! Miscellaneous edition

Today we want to share with you a hodge podge of new items you may not have seen yet. Let’s get to it!


This is a line of braided rugs and kitchen decor with some nicely contrasting navy and neutral shades. It’s shown in the photo below with the Molasses ceramic mug.

Cornbread kitchen decor

This collection also includes a plaid woven table runner.

Cornbread plaid table runnerLighting

Always Kiss Me Goodnight nightlight

Always Kiss Me Goodnight nightlight

Chicken Wire Dome Pendant light

Chicken wire dome light

Mason Jar lamps

Mason jar lamps

More miscellany! 

La Premiere toilet paper holder

La premiere toilet paper holder

Coffee Bean Pip Berry and Star garland

Coffee bean berry and star garland

Enamelware bread plate

Enamelware bread plate

Vintage glass bottles (Cream bottle set also available!)

Vintage glass bottles

Helpful hint: you can always see any of our new items by clicking the New Products link on the left side of our home page!

And don’t forget our BIG bedding sale ends soon! You can still save $25 and get free shipping on bedding orders over $250. 

bedding sale ends soon

Have a great weekend!

4 country home decor must-haves

Today we put together a list of our country home decor must-haves, the items we think are essential to primitive decor. Enjoy!

Stars. If you search for stars on our website, you’ll get nearly 400 results! Luckily you can narrow those down by category, product line, theme, style, color and more. (Check out this recent post of star-themed kitchen decor and accessories!)

Vintage Star Black Throw Blanket

A braided rug can make the coldest room feel cozy. Ours are made from natural jute fibers and are carefully handcrafted to ensure long-lasting quality.

Folk Art Braided Rugs

Patchwork. Nothing makes a home or cabin look more genuinely country than a patchwork quilt or valance. We adore Scotch Pine, Cider Mill, Peppermill, Kettle Grove and Patriotic Patch, just to name a few!

cider mill

Primitive dolls. We have more than 50 adorable primitive dolls and country critters, and now that’s it’s almost, almost springtime, we’re getting excited about our bees and bunnies too.

Honey Bee Baby Bug Doll

What do you think makes a home look country?