June 13, 2016
If you love primitive country decor you'll want to check out this new collection of antique reproduction table runners. They're designed to look like handmade "penny" rugs or mats that were popular during colonial times.
We've seen pictures of penny rugs, but most authentic penny rugs and runners are found in museums. And for good reason- they're pieces of folk art and historic treasures.
So when we ran across this collection of quality reproductions, we had to get a few for our customers. Primitive style is not for everyone, but we know there are a lot of prim folks out there! Anyone could appreciate the beauty of these love birds...
Penny textiles got their name from the small round medallions that were hand appliqued onto pieces of wool. Much like the art of quilting, this genre began as a practical way to use fabric scraps but soon blossomed into a true art form.
Penny textiles were used for wall hangings, table linens, bedding and various other uses. Tiny round medallions can sure make striking designs. Check out this pattern, called Indian Summer...
These runners are made by Homespice Decor, a company that specializes in braided rugs and other country home goods. Their products are made in India with strict quality control. We've got four different penny runners that can be found at https://retrobarn.com/collections/penny-reproduction-runners.
For some reason these runners make me think of Thanksgiving. Wouldn't they make a beautiful Thanksgiving table setting? The colors are just perfect. Add a few Burlap Natural Placemats and you're ready for company. Rustic, natural and delightfully primitive.
Here's one last runner-
So that's it for now. Four new primitive country runners in stock and ready to ship. If you like primitive country style, check out our handpicked collection of prim linens and home decor. Also, visit us on Pinterest to see our Primitive Country Pinboard- lots of inspiring rooms to see!
May 02, 2020
You may have noticed that buffalo checks are really having a moment right now. You see this bold pattern everywhere- not just in the world of rustic country decor. Buffalo checks are finding their was into modern and contemporary design as well. Check out the latest decorating magazines and you're see buffalo checks paired with just about anything.
March 18, 2020
At this time our world is in crisis. We join with all of you as we reach out to God for peace, protection, healing and comfort. Let us remember the powerful words of scripture.
March 08, 2020
No day in the country would be complete without a stop at the farmer's market. The newest textile collection by VHC Brands takes its inspiration from this nostalgic country scene.