Country Keepers

Country Keepers

Offering folk art designs in punch needle, paper mache and watercolor

 Hello, my name is Donna  Munson and welcome to my shop here at Primitive Handmades Mercantile! Thank you for visiting today.  I have been designing folk art  and participating in art and antique shows since 1988  and I am so honored to be able to join this group of creative folks. My goal is to provide you with high quality folk art, designed and constructed in various mediums, that will  be a nice start to a collection or will enhance the collection you've already begun!  You may also see more photos of created designs and other  historically themed albums on my picture trail site at www.picturetrail.com/thetinrabbit                                                                                                                                           

I accept paypal, check, money order, Master Card, and Visa.   Please email if you have any questions,  to inquire about special orders, or to purchase an item  (countrykeepers@att.net).  My paintings and/or punch needle patterns can be seen and/or  purchased from:  1.) my picture trail site at  www.picturetrail.com/thetinrabbit  and punch needle patterns at 2.) www.patternmart.com  and 3.) www.thepatterncupboard.com .   All sales are final.  Thanks again for your visit today and check back, as I am already working on the next set of offerings for you to view!   I also sell other kinds of  items at www.picturetrail.com/thetinrabbit and I would love to see you visit me there! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**CLICK ON IMAGE FOR ANOTHER PHOTO**...I had fun designing and punching this patriotic piece. I love the idea that our homes and country are protected by the stars and stripes flying overhead! After I punched this piece, using Valdani thread, I added three rusty stars with a strip of 100% wool. The piece is also lined on the back with the same wool fabric. The white stool is gently crackled and it measures about 10" long x 5 1/2" wide x 6" high. The punched piece is not attached to the stool so that it may be used year round! I am kindly asking 125.00, plus postage, for this original piece. I gladly accept paypal, MC/Visa or personal checks. Please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com or countrykeepers@att.net to make a purchase. Thanks for your visit today!
$125.00
I am offering this punch needle hen sitting on a nest in an old enameled cup. The whole piece measures about 6"tall x 5"wide. I have sewn a piece of 100% wool onto the back. The hen sits on a twig nest. The antique, white enameled cup, with a red rim, is filled with wood excelsior. I am kindly asking 52.00, plus postage for this item. I gladly accept paypal, MC/Visa or personal checks. Please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com or countrykeepers@att.net to make a purchase. Thank you so much for supporting a small business with American handmade items here at PHM!!
**CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS**.....This old round tin container has a nice mellow slate gray color/patina to it and I punched a flower vine design to go on top of the lid. I used soft and muted tones of Valdani thread to finish this design, which measures close to 3' x 2' in size. I am kindly asking 39.00, plus postage for this item. I gladly accept paypal, MC/Visa or personal checks. Please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com or countrykeepers@at.net to make a purchase. Thanks for your interest and support of the artists at PHM!
$39.00
**CLICK ON IMAGE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTO**....Sunflowers are just one of the things that make summer decorating and gardening so much fun. And the little bumble bees darting back and forth gathering pollen are a very familiar image around my area of the country. I hoped to capture that image with this punch needle rendition using an old fluted mold. Rather than gluing down the punched piece to the mold, I sewed a magnet into the back of the piece. The bee can be removed later, if desired, to use the fluted mold in other ways the rest of the year. The piece measures about 4" across. Thanks for your visit today!
**CLICK ON IMAGE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTO**.....I wanted to make a unique patriotic pillow design and wanted it to be a challenge and these raccoons did just that...they were a nearly 4 day challenge!! I had no idea their faces would be so difficult to do in thread...so, this is my best attempt. The design features two raccoons holding flags, under the stars with a firecracker between them. The punched piece is sewn onto a piece of aged, red, 100% wool, with a black/cream herringbone checked fabric on the back and a handmade fabric tag has been attached, as well. I also sewed a strip of wool yarn to bind the edge of the pillow. The pillow measures about 9" x 6 1/2" . All of the artists at PHM are very appreciative for your interest and visit to our site today!
**CLICK ON IMAGE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTO**.....I made another Banner Bunny for this update....it is fun to find interesting old architectural pieces to use for the base on this design. The bunny is punched using Valdani and DMC thread. I sewed on a backing of 100% wool and stuffed it with polyfill. The dimensions of the entire piece is 9 1/2" tall x 6" wide. Thanks you so much for your visit to PHM today.