Saturday, December 9, 2017

Christmas box

This is the countdown to Christmas box, number 8 is missing a knob and an ornament, which might be in another drawer, but I didn't see it the first look through.  The paper on the base of the tree stem is loose and I think I can fix it, it has a red beaded garland as well.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Ornaments I Have to List

I will be listing large amounts of ornaments over the next few days, here they are on display from my show last week.  They are quite inexpensive, most in the $2 to $3 range. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

show leftovers

red comb feedsack in antique frame, $48

pine stuffed little pillows, $8 each

new fabric print in early antique frame, $38

large antique salt sack in new barnwood frame, $58

small antique salt sack in new barnwood frame, $38

The wood pelt stretcher stenciled Homestead is $20, but shipping could be high because of its odd size, very long--I don't have a new photo yet, the old one is still in the old post.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Countdown to Showtime

Just one more day until I open up the Clarinda Iowa pop-up store at my home, 302 South 15th Street across from the Lied Library.  Hours are:

Thursday, November 30, 10 am to 7 pm
Friday, December 1, 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, December 2, 10 am to 2 pm

I will fill the first floor of the old Victorian with Christmas wares and lots of primitive antiques.  I will have some photos, maybe a video if I can figure that out on facebook tomorrow night.  Check my Catspaw Primitives page and my personal page under Elaine Huntsman for a look at the goods for sale and hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Playing with Paper Dolls

One of my favorite memories with my grandmother was cutting out the Betsy McCall paper dolls from McCall's magazine.  I also loved it when Mary Englebreit created her paper dolls for her magazine--one of her first was a Chinese girl named Grace, which came out just about the time my Grace was born, so I loved that.  It is no wonder that I cannot quit making these little paper doll vignettes.  I don't even care if they sell, I love having them all around me!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Christmas Show Next Week

I'm pretty sure I'm going to regret this, but off next week to Clarinda for another shot at having a sale at my home.  Hours are Thursday Nov. 30, 10 am - 7 pm, Friday, Dec. 1, 10 am - 5 pm, and Saturday Dec. 2, 10 am - 2 pm.

I have mountains of very cute and inexpensive ornaments, wreaths in all sizes and styles, garlands, greenery, candles.....lots of good stuff.

I will have bunches of primitive antiques, not sure what I'm bringing yet, but sure it will be a good selection.

Crossing fingers and toes for actual customers this time!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sunshine at Last and Ready for Christmas

It has been days and days of gloom--I tried to take photos, but they all turned out terrible with no good lighting.  Finally, the sun broke through today and I will at last be able to list my latest Christmas creations.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

For Linda

Linda, I did a couple more sheepy things I thought you would like, the large set is $25, the small set $17.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017




9.95 each plus pig with corn









$28, $38, $24PAID



spice tins and poultry tin $38 each--both PAID


$28 each







no photos: white sugar shaker blue sleeve, $28, PAID

blue masher oats $17.95,
blueberry crock $48

2 short blue spice tins $14.95 setPAID, 1860 wood spice box blue $28--spice box PAID