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 or a personal check .   Please email if you have any questions,  to inquire about special orders, or to purchase an item  (mommadonnatx@gmail.com).  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 and on etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/MyCountryKeepers .   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 IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS**.....I am offering this wonderful Notforgotten Farms design called BEE BLESSED and I have punched it using Valdani and DMC threads. It has been made into a roughly 8" x 9" mat. I used some vintage seam binding as an accent color border and some 100% wool strips that have nearly a honeycomb design to line the edges of the mat. I used some Deb Strain cotton fabric with a bee motif to line the back of the mat (see additional photo). All stitching is done by hand and I am kindly asking 89.99, plus a mailing envelope postage amount for this piece. I gladly accept paypal or personal checks....please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com to make a purchase. Thanks so very much for your visit today!
$89.99
**CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS**...This is a sweet little pinkeep pillow with a black/gray striped cat walking among the pumpkins, getting ready for Haloween. I used a mix of Valdani and DMC thread to punch this piece. It measures roughly 5 1/4" x 3 1/4", with a piece of 100% hand-dyed orange wool as the backing. It is stuffed with polyfil. I gladly accept paypal or personal checks. Please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com to make a purchase. Thanks for visiting the artists here at PHM!
**CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS**.....Sometimes taking a break from punch needle is a fun thing to do! I love shaping paper mache figures and then being surprised to see their faces come to life as I begin to paint and age the pieces...you really never know how they will look until you are nearly finished with them. This is a funny snaggle-toothed jack-o-lantern that I thought might look great in a painted cone....I added some tinsel, netting, beads and a real pumpkin stem to complete his look. I attached a black wire to make it easy to hang it from a cupboard door. This item measures, from the handle to the bottom, nearly 14" long. To create a piece like this, it is a long, messy process from the beginning to the end, but I enjoy it so much that it is well worth the efforts to fashion such a unique piece of Halloween décor! I am kindly asking 89.99, plus postage, for this Jack-o-Lantern cone. I gladly accept paypal or personal checks. Please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com to make a purchase. And as always, thanks so very much for your visit today to Primitive Handmades Mercantile!
$89.99
CLICK ON IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS**.....I found this wooden antique paddle/handle/whatever it is, several years ago and just waited for the right design to come to me to complete the project. This design fits perfectly and has Boo!, a cat, a pumpkin, a dangling spidey and scallops...it has it all in a compact space! The handle has remnants of some old black paint and measures about 8" x 2 3/4"......I am kindly asking 59.00, plus postage for this cute piece. I gladly accept paypal or personal checks. Please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com to make a purchase. We appreciate your time and visit today to PHM! Hope to see you again next month!
$59.00
**CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS**.....Punch needle designs can add such a touch of the Fall and Halloween to your home décor and don't take up much room at all and are so easy to store later!! I think this jack-o-lantern would look great in any kind of décor. I am kindly asking 59.00, plus postage for this antique paddle. Please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com to make a purchase. Thank you for your time to visit us at PHM!
$59.00
**CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS**.....Old butter paddles are great to repurpose for punch needle designs. I love houses and jack-o-lanterns and this design has both!! I am kindly asking 59.00, plus postage for this bit of folk art stitchery! I gladly accept paypal or personal checks....please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com to make a purchase! Thanks for checking out our site today...have a great week!
$59.00
**CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOSO**...I love these four smiling Jack faces on this painted box lid! The box measures about 4" square and has been painted in all the thread colors in the punch needle design. I am kindly asking 59.00, plus postage for this sweet box. I gladly accept paypal or personal checks. Please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com to make a purchase...thanks so much for your visit!
$59.00
**CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS**....Inspired by a Skeleton Jack Riding a Raven Doll pattern I purchased a few years ago and after working several weeks take a 3D pattern and envision it as a one dimensional punch needle piece, I finally finished punching this transformed design. I envisioned a cold purple-y black night with the Skelley Jack and Raven bathed in the light of a crescent moon. Fortunately, the designer from The Country Cupboard, was very gracious to allow me to use her design in this way (I even sent her a photo of how it came out!) and then it became a matter of finding just the right piece of wood to frame this Skelley Jack. While hunting for treasures in a NC antique shop, I came across several wooden raised-panel inserts that were salvaged from the doors of an antique hanging cupboard. The light bulb went off and I knew I had a home for Skelley Jack and Raven! The raised-panel door insert measures about 8 1/2" x 7 1/2" and I have included a close-up photo of one corner so that you can see the texture, color and age of the wood. I am kindly asking 145.00 for this unique punch needle piece. I gladly accept paypal and personal checks. Please email mommadonnatx@gmail.com if you are interested in this one of a kind punch needle piece. Thanks so much for visiting my page at PHM!
$145.00