Autumn is moving in, quickly, to visit with all of us, across this nation of ours.
The celebration of the Fall season is needed this year, as it is every year, bringing to mind what we have to be thankful for.
Here in Indiana, we see our farmers beginning the harvesting process, and in my case….it makes me realize how much I love the midwest at this time of year.
Primitive Country decorating is just about whatever you desire to display, that is simple, rustic, worn and aged.
It’s about the items that have been used until they are nearly worn out, but the homemaker held on to them, as it wasn’t easy to buy a replacement.
Paint finishes are worn and muted with a stain finish. The home usually has simple antiques that are primitive in nature. Lighting has a simple, unique design, and often is made of tin or iron. Fabrics are woven or quilted, and blend well with the antiques in the room.
Civil War decor, brings to mind the 1860’s, and the war that was soon to be fought.
The Civil War families on both sides of the divide, had their own struggles.
Kerosene lights, quilts, canteens, handmade ‘make do’s, tin plates and cups, all bring to mind the more primitive side of the Civil War era.
Our Civil War customers enjoy creating an ambience of that time period. Log cabins, simple four square homes, as well as the magnificent southern plantations, come to mind.
Quite often, the pineapple fruit came to the Colonist’s table by way of the seafaring family member, having encountered it in a tropical area of their travels.
As early as the late 1600’s, the fruit was regarded as a ‘welcome’ symbol