Primitives Past

Primitives Past

Offering Early American Reproductions, Folk Art, and Accessories

Welcome!  My name is Pam Gill and I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit.  I've been making Early American folk art and primitives for several years now, too many to count.  I am self taught and am always learning something new and different to try in my creations.  I feel so blessed and honored to be a part of this talented group of artisans!

Please feel free and email me at primitivespast@gmail.com if you have any questions.  I accept check or money order.  You can also visit my website/blog at www.primitivespast.blogspot.com to view more of my creations.

 

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I found another small firkin at an antique show and painted it in a white and blue distressed finish. Had to pay a little more for this one as the size is getting harder and harder to find at a good price. It measures 5 1/4" diameter at the bottom, 4 3/8" diameter at the top, 4 1/2" high, not including the handle, 7 1/4" high with the handle up. Asking $105.00 plus shipping. Please click on the main image for more pictures.
Painted this slide lid box in a distressed blue finish. It may have been made from an old cheese box, I'm not sure, but I've always appreciated the way people made use of all that they had during the "days of old". Notice how the handle on the lid is "off centered" giving the piece a little bit of character. It measures 12 7/8" L, 5 3/8" W, 3 1/8" H. Asking $89.00 plus shipping. Please click on the main image for more pictures.
This piece was originally painted a burgundy color on the outside. The inside of it was pink. I painted the entire piece, both inside and out, in a blue distressed finish. A mirror is mounted on the inside of the lid and it is topped with a velvet pincushion that has aged over the years. I'm not sure why it has a mirror on the inside of the lid. Makes me wonder if this piece was originally a pincushion. It's difficult to see the mirror in the photo as the mirror is tilted toward the ceiling, which is white. I stitched a couple of antique pieces of fabric that coordinate with the color of blue paint, and fastened an antique button with a rusty safety pin on top of the pincushion. It measures 3 1/4" diameter, approximately 2 3/4" H, which includes the pincushion. Asking $45 plus shipping. Please click on main image for other photos.
Found this wonderful antique wooden wall hook at another antique show. I painted it in a darker blue distressed finish. It measures 10 1/2" high, 5 1/4" wide, 3/4" thick, with a 6 1/4" long hook. Can be used to hang a lantern or any of your antique textiles (dress, bonnet, apron, etc.). Asking $89.00 plus shipping. Please click on main image for additional photos.