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 ADDITIONAL PHOTO**...This is for the Pumpkin Girl Doll on the antique board ONLY.....I have used wonderful Valdani threads to complete this unique, original design of mine, of a Pumpkin Girl. She has a real pumpkin stem on top of her head and is hanging from an antique board for slicing or shredding cabbage or perhaps, even to thin out flax fibers....not really sure what it was used for. The board measures about 13 1/2" long and I have hung the punched piece from the board with thread but she is entirely removable, so that the board can be used the rest of the year in your displays. A piece of 100% dark orange wool has been strung through the hole at the top and tied into a knot. I am kindly asking 115.00, plus postage for this piece. I gladly accept paypal or MC/Visa. Please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com or countrykeepers@att.net to purchase this item. Thanks for your visit today!
$115.00
**CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS OF ITEMS** Each of these items is to be PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY, rather than a set. These are my original designs. The Jack on the Old Blockis about 4 " tall and has a real stem applied to the top of his head and a piece of 100% wool is tied at the base of his neck. The Halloween Cat is about 3 3/4" tall, is sitting on an antique child's block and has floss for whiskers and a piece of 100% wool tied at the base of his neck. Each of these pieces are backed with 100% wool. Thanks so very much for your interest in our site!
I am offering a new design of mine that features a tall bee skep and bees fashioned onto a heart and then attached to an antique oil can. This piece measures about 6 1/2"tall x 3 1/2" wide. I used fabulous Valdani threads to bring this design to life...just love their colors! I also have tied a strip of 100% wool to the base. I am kindly asking 69.00 for this piece. I gladly accept paypal, MC/Visa ...please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com or countrykeepers@att.net to make a purchase. Thank you so very much for your visit to PHM!
$69.00
**LOOK AT ADDITIONAL PHOTOS!**....I have punched some more magnets, this time for the Fall season......three designs...1) Jack with Hat.....2)SOLD...Smiling Jack.....or 3)SOLD... Acorn with Fall Leaves . They were made using beautiful Valdani thread and a little bit of DMC. The magnet pans measure about 2 1/4" wide. Someone also suggested these could be used for "minding" your pins and needles....a great idea! I am kindly asking 29.00 for each one, plus a bit for postage. Please specify which magnet design you may be interested in purchasing, if you email me. I gladly accept paypal and MC/Visa. Please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com or countrykeepers@att.net to make a purchase. Thanks so much for your interest in our hand made items at PHM.
$29.00
I punched this original design of mine using Valdani thread and just a little bit of DMC. This smiling Jack is backed with a piece of 100% black wool and is mounted to an old finial, with crackly buttermilk paint. I tied a piece of wool at the base of his head. He stands about 7 1/4" tall. I amkindly asking 72.00 for this original item, plus a bit of postage to your home. Please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com or countrykeepers@att.net to make a purchase. Thanks for your time and interest in our handmades site. Have a great day!
$72.00
**OTHER PHOTOS INCLUDED**...I found this antique sleeve board at an antiques show and decided that a pumpkin stack and cat design might do well on it since the design is more vertical than most of the pieces that I punch...so I drew it to fit the board. I used soft, Fall colors of Valdani thread and have backed the design with a piece of 100% wool. Since the punched piece weighs very little, I have used some painters tape to hold the piece in place so that it can easily be removed without damaging either the board or the punch needle design! The board measures about 16 1/8" long and 3 3/4" wide. The punched piece is 9 5/8" long. I have also included a small "halo" of pumpkin garland to adorn the top of the board and that is also removable. I am kindly asking 125.00 for this custom piece, plus a bit for postage. I gladly accept paypal,MC/V or personal checks. Please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com or countrykeepers@att.net to make a purchase. Thank you so very much for your interest in our group of artists, who strive each month to bring you the best handmade primitives ! Have a great day!
$125.00
**CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS**...I am offering this new design I drew up to fit onto this old yarn/string winder....And the handle was perfect from which to suspend these small taper candles! I punched this design using wonderful Valdani thread and I also added a tiny rusty bell on the sheep's collar. The winder measures about 15"H x 5 1/2" W(without handle)...8 1/2" W(including the handle). I sewed a piece of 100% wool as a backing and since I didn't want to marr the surface of the winder, I have just used some painter's low adhesive tape to hold it in place. You can remove the punched piece at the change of seasons and re-attach next year, to use again and again! I am also including the bit of pumpkin garland to adorn the top of the winder. Thanks so much for visiting PHM today!