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Friday, September 13, 2013

13% Off Fall and Halloween for our Friday the 13th Sale!

This weekend, September 13 through midnight, September 15, 2013, we are having a Friday the 13th Sale with all of our Fall and Halloween primitives 13% off!  Visit our website www.finecountrylivingprimitives.com to enjoy the savings!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Christmas in July Sale! 30% off Christmas and Winter Primitives

It has become a tradition here at Fine Country Living Primitives to hold a Christmas in July sale.  All of our Christmas and Winter Primitives are 30% off including our New Arrivals!  Shop early for the best selection...if an item sells out, we cannot guarantee we can get it back in stock for the holidays!

Visit www.finecountrylivingprimitives.com now to enjoy the savings!

Mary Jo

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Prairie Bonnets and Aprons

I just finished some great prairie bonnets and aprons that are perfect for hanging from peg racks, cupboards and doors.

They are made from very good quality quilting cotton, stained, and baked in the Pennsylvania sunshine.

Our aprons have a pocket and I've tucked in a little bouquet of Preserved Sweet Annie...it smells fabulous!

You can find our new handmades on our website at Fine Country Living Primitives.

Mary Jo

Thursday, June 20, 2013

We just don't sell it....

Above is a picture of one of our sitting rooms in our 1827 home in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

We don't just sell Primitive and Colonial home decor....we live it!

Mary Jo Elliott

Friday, June 7, 2013

Teeny Rice Lights all year long!

String lights aren't just for Christmas!  I use our teeny rice lights on brown cord all over the house.

In the picture above, I have them in my antique 1800's dry sink.  With this idea, I use a garland of greenery and wind the lights throughout it.  I love how the bulbs glow and reflect against my redware plate.  I even tucked one little bulb inside my tiny log cabin to light up the doorway!  On a gloomy and rainy day, this brightens up those little dark spots throughout our home and makes groupings much more noticeable and adds interest.

I even use these string lights on top of cupboards!  In our bathroom, I have a tall wooden cupboard made of reclaimed barnwood.  I added a pip berry garland in the color red and tucked these string lights in the branches.  It makes a wonderful "night light" of sorts and also draws attention to the cupboard.

We have these lights in many lengths and even styles!  We have the bright teeny rice lights that you see here, but we also have silicone tipped teeny rice lights, grubby silicone tipped and even mustard colored silicone tipped!  These strands of lights last a very long time and I leave them plugged in 24/7 which also helps with the life of the lights.  (hint:  leave light strands and even charming window lights on continuously...I veryified with the manufacturer of silicone bulbs that they do have a longer life if left on instead of turning on and off repeatedly!)

Many thanks and blessings!

Mary Jo

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mother's Day Sale ~ 15% off

There is still plenty of time to shop with us for Mother's Day!  Use coupon code MOTHER13 at checkout and receive 15% off your purchase at www.finecountrylivingprimitives.com

Mary Jo

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New! Primitive Stained Gettysburg Pillow

We have been busy creating new primitives here at Fine Country Living Primitives.  This Gettysburg pillow is made from stained osnaburg and stuffed to look time worn and well loved.

It measures 22.5" x 11", the perfect size for on top of a cupboard, in a windsor chair, on a shelf or even on a bed as an accent piece.  And with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg this July, it will be an even more special item in your collections and gatherings.

You can find it available for sale on our website Fine Country Living Primitives.

Mary Jo

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Time is Ticking...are you ready?

It's almost here!  Christmas is rapidly approaching, are you ready?  Our cut off date for placing an order to receive for Christmas via regular shipping is Monday evening, December 17th!

To help you out with your final decorating and gift giving needs, the Christmas and Winter category is marked 30% Off until Monday evening.  We also marked our Everyday Primitives 10% off in case you would like to give a non-seasonal gift to a friend or loved one.

Visit www.finecountrylivingprimitives.com now to save money and guarantee getting your primitives in time for Christmas!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Antiques Category 10% Off

Just a quick note to say that now through Monday, December 10, our ANTIQUES category is 10% off.  This is a special sale since we never have these lovely old items on sale, so stop by Fine Country Living Primitives today and save!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Burlap and Muslin Fabric Garland are HOT!!!

The hottest trend this holiday season is fabric garland, especially burlap or tea stained muslin fabric!  You can use this garland to drape throughout your Christmas tree as we have as shown above, but there are many, many other uses!

Wrap this garland around gifts that you give or ones that you simply use as display under your tree.  You can make wonderful bows to accent a wreath.  Use these garlands vertically by starting at the top of your tree and have them cascading down to the bottom.  Add texture to natural or faux green garlands by winding the fabric garland throughout the greenery.

We have several varieties of burlap and tea stained fabric garland on our website Fine Country Living Primitives, but hurry...they are selling fast!

Many blessings,

Mary Jo

Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Christmas Primitives!

It has been very busy here at Fine Country Living Primitives and we are working around the clock to keep up with orders and adding new primitives to the site.

The picture above is our new Wynter Cardinal Gathering that was created here at Fine Country Living Primitives.  We started with a handcrafted wooden tool carrier and added greens, berries, cardinals and an electric charming light.  This would make a wonderful gift for a friend or a relative, or keep it as a little gift for yourself!  This can easily be displayed all "Wynter" long and you can find it on our website here Wynter Gathering.

We are packing orders as they come in and currently have only a one business day turn around...sometimes we get it out to you the day you order!  We are dedicated to continuing to provide fast, friendly customer service and quality products at affordable prices.  We appreciate your support of our family owned small business, Thank You!


Mary Jo

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales start NOW!

It's here!  It's here!  Everyone loves our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, so we combined them into one weekend long sale that begins now and ends Monday evening.  Enjoy these savings at www.FineCountryLivingPrimitives.com

Made in the USA Heirloom Quality Textiles 30% off!
Everyday Primitives 20% off!
Berries 20% off!
Select Christmas 10-30% off!
Fall and Halloween 30% off!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Too early for Christmas???

I had this conversation last week with some friends and family....is it too early for Christmas merchandise in October?

Honestly, we've been busy shipping Christmas decor since September.  Customers know that if they want the best pick of the best merchandise, the early bird gets the worm!  We sell Christmas all year long, but it really starts picking up end of August and September.

We are still well stocked with Christmas goodies, and have re-ordered from our suppliers twice already.  Now is the time to start shopping if you can!

Gifts, decorating, teacher's thank you gifts or something special for yourself, take a look at what we have in store (pardon the pun) for you!  Visit www.FineCountryLivingPrimitives.com today!

Friday, October 12, 2012

25% Off Fall and Halloween

Just a quick note to let you all know that all of our Fall and Halloween merchandise is marked down 25%.

Visit www.FineCountryLivingPrimitives.com and click on the Fall and Halloween category on the left to see the savings!  This sale will extend through the weekend.

There is still lots of Fall decorating season left, stop on by and enjoy the savings!

Friday, September 14, 2012

20% Off Coupon!

Use coupon code FRIDAY14 at checkout and receive 20% off your entire order on www.finecountrylivingprimitives.com.  This coupon code is valid until midnight, Sunday, September 17, 2012.  Don't miss out on the savings, it's good for everything on our website!

Mary Jo

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

More Fall Goodies!

Are you decorating for fall yet?  I am slowly adding touches of Autumn to our home by taking away some of my summer decorations and adding fall florals and touches of orange and gold throughout our home.

If you are ready to begin decorating your own home, stop by our website Fine Country Living Primitives for some new and exciting merchandise including this battery operated taper candle that is wax dipped in the colors of candy corn.  Imagine this in a candle holder surrounded by our bittersweet berries candle ring...charming!

We have twig pumpkins, florals, wreaths, signs, pictures and so much more for your Autumn decorating needs.  Our seasonal merchandise goes fast, so stop by today and see what's new before it's gone tomorrow!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Friday, August 10, 2012

New 18th Century Drama Series...Courage, New Hampshire!

Do you love a good drama and are a history buff?  You must see Courage, New Hampshire!

This privately produced drama is professionally done and is family friendly.   Set in a fictional New Hampshire named Courage in the years just before the Revolution, this inspiring series details family life in a small town as the colonists are feeling the need for Liberty and Justice for all!

There is romance, drama, intrigue and more.  As a Revolutionary War reenactor, I find the clothing to be exceptionally correct.  There aren't overly sexual situations and excess violence which makes this something that I am proud to say I share with my children.  You truly see what a small town was doing, and thinking, in the years leading up to our great American Revolution and it is a fine history lesson while being entertained.

There are currently three episodes available with the fourth wrapping up now.  They are reasonably priced and very well made...the scenery is unbelievable! There are some fine actors as well including Basil Hoffman who was in this lovely Oscar winning film called The Artist...maybe you heard of it ;-)

There is already a cult following, so why don't you check it out for yourself?  I admit that I "joined the Colony" and have the dvd's along with the Roku channel and have watched the first three episodes several times...each time I discover something new that I missed before!  You can stream the first two episodes online for only $1.95 and watch it right now!  Click on the picture below to be taken to the blog, then you can go to the main page and watch trailers for the episodes, see photos of the production, and more!

Watch Episode 1 for free

Please give it a try, I truly think you will adore this series as I do!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Sunday, July 22, 2012

New Fall and Halloween Goodes!

We are stocked with a wonderful selection of Fall and Halloween merchandise!


We have two styles of Corn Tassel Wreaths.  This one is our Autumn Corn Tassel Wreath and it was handcrafted here in Pennsylvania from dried corn tassels and florals.


The plain Handcrafted Corn Tassel Wreath is perfect for the fall season, but I would display this all year long in your Primitive or Colonial home!  We have one in our kitchen and it stays out all year long....I love Early American look it gives our home!

You can find these and all of our new Fall and Halloween products on our website www.FineCountryLivingPrimitives.com and click on the Fall and Halloween category on the left side of the page.

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Monday, July 16, 2012

Chrismas in July Sale ~ 30% Off!

It is our annual Christmas in July Sale with 30% off Christmas and Winter Primitives!

Stock up early and get the best selection of new holiday merchandise that has just arrived and it's the perfect time to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping list!

Visit us at  www.finecountrylivingprimitives.com today because the sale ends soon! Blessings, Mary Jo

Thursday, November 17, 2011

You're missing out!

As you can probably see, I rarely use my blog anymore. If you haven't found us on facebook yet, you are missing out!

Click on the Facebook badge on the left side of this blog and "like" us. By following us on Facebook, you will receive exclusive sales, be notified of new products and more!

You can also visit our website and sign up for our newsletter if you wish to receive even more exclusive sale coupons and notifications of special offers and new products.

Don't miss out, click on the Facebook badge on the left and join in the fun!

Mary Jo

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Christmas in July Sale! 25% Off!

It's that time of year again when we celebrate Christmas in July! Everything in our Christmas and Winter page under our Season and Holidays category is 25% off through July 17!

We've added over 40 new items this week alone and many of them are NEW Christmas items! This sale is a wonderful way to stock up and save money on this year's hottest trends in Primitives for the Christmas and Holiday season!

Visit our website www.FineCountryLivingPrimitives.com and click on the Seasons and Holidays category on the left, then click on Christmas and Winter to Save, Save, Save!!!!!

Enjoy and many blessings,
Mary Jo

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Customer Appreciation Week!

It's that time of year again when we have our annual celebration to thank you, our wonderful online customers!

Use coupon code THANKS2011 at checkout and receive 15% off your order! Everything is included in this sale including our Clearance category, Country Sampler products AND the very popular Heirloom Quality Textiles! The coupon will expire at midnight, June 25, so be sure to use it this week!

In addition, orders with US addresses over $150.00 will receive FREE SHIPPING!

And that's not all.....one lucky customer will win a $25 store credit and everyone receives a free gift with their order!

We continue to grow each year and many times, each month! We have you to thank for it all and we appreciate our customers!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Antique Cutter Quilt Pillows


I had this lovely antique quilt but it was in such poor shape....it still amazes me how some fabrics survive for 150 years and some do not. The good news is that many of the star blocks were in very good condition and I created pillows from them.

The blocks were handpieced and handquilted and I am guessing that it was made in the mid 1800's. The once deep, rich pink has softened as has the once vibrant white cotton background fabric which is now cream. A few seams may be popped here and there along with a slight stain or two on a few of them, but this only adds character and charm to them. I did gently launder the quilt before I made the pillows just to freshen up the fabric. I used unbleached muslin as the backing for the pillows.

They measure approximately 9" square, with slight variations due to the handcrafting of both the blocks and pillows. They will add so much charm to your Country, Primitive or Colonial home! Tuck them on your shelves or in a chair. Add one under the arm of your favorite doll or buy several to fill a dough bowl.

You can find them on our website under our New Arrivals category or the 1827 Collection category.

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Lower Shipping Charges!

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering FedEx SmartPost in addition to FedEx Ground/Home Delivery as an option at checkout for orders of $100 or less.

SmartPost shipping will have a slightly longer transit time, from about 5-14 business days, but it will save several dollars per order in shipping!

We are so happy to be able to offer a lower cost shipping option for you when many others are raising their rates!

For complete details and a listing of our flat rate shipping services, visit our website www.finecountrylivingprimitives.com and click on the Ordering Information tab on the left side of our website.

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Friday, January 7, 2011


It's that time of year again when we mark down the old to make room for the new, not to mention that I absolutely dislike counting inventory! We have 88 products in our Clearance category, but they are going fast! Visit our Clearance section on www.FineCountryLivingPrimitives.com!

We are bringing in so many new products this month, so keep checking back to see what's new. We strive to keep new and exciting products on our online primitive shoppe to provide you with fresh items to create a warm and inviting home!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas 25% Off!

For the weekend, we've marked down our Christmas merchandise 25% off with a few items marked down even lower.

We are very busy and working around the clock to get your orders out within one business day to be sure you get your goodies before Christmas!

Enjoy the holiday festivities with your friends and family and many blessings!

Mary Jo

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Just Arrived! NEW Lighted Twig Branches ~ Battery Operated!

Our order has FINALLY arrived!!!!! We have been waiting and waiting (and waiting) for these lighted twig branches to come in. These are battery operated and will add such a wonderful glow to your home decor!

Add them to baskets and crocks, rusty pails or in vases. These are just right for primitive, country, colonial or traditional home decor.

When we had these lighted branches before, they sold out twice within days of delivery. If this is something you've been wanting or waiting for, now is the time! And these would make wonderful gifts for that special someone on your list who has everyting!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thank you for a great Black Friday!

We are so excited to say that we broke a record on Black Friday and recorded the most hits EVER on our website! Thank you all for making this Black Friday event a huge success!

We've also broken another record with November being the best sales month ever on our website, and we aren't even finished with the month yet! We have all of you to thank for your continued support and patronage!

So many of our customers have been with us from the beginning and refer friends and family. That means a lot to us since it shows that you have confidence in us and our products.

Stay tuned for our Cyber Monday sale! We will be offering different products on sale for Cyber Monday only and we hope that you enjoy the deep discounts we are offering for this special day only! Decorative Plates will be 50% off, one of our products in our Country Sampler category will be 30% off and the rest is a surprise! You won't be disappointed!

Thank you once again and we truly appreciate you!

Mary Jo

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Sale Event!

Just a quick note that we are having a HUGE Black Friday Sale! We are starting it early, this Thanksgiving evening, so you can get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping!

Our Decorative Plates category is 50% off and our Signs category is 30% off. One of our products advertised in Country Sampler magazine is 30% off in our Country Sampler category and we also have select Christmas merchandise marked down in our Seasons & Holidays category. We even have a few ornaments marked as low as $.75 and under and some items are marked as low as 60-80% off! I'm sure these will go quickly, so be sure to hurry over!

Visit our website at www.finecountrylivingprimitives.com to see these wonderful discounts and check out some of our new items such as treenware by the Salem Collection! You won't be disappointed!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's that time of year....

We couldn't wait any longer here at our house...we started decorating for Christmas! Yes, it's Halloween, but yesterday I put all of my Fall decorating away safely in their orange storage tubs and tucked them away for next season. I dusted and cleaned my stepback cupboard and prepared it for my Christmas and Winter greens.

Since I love my own version of Colonial Primitive decor, I use a lot of greens to decorate. These can be used early on and left out all Winter long without looking "Christmasy".

I took some new greenery garland that is very realistic looking that I found in a retail store in Lancaster and mixed in our new silicone tipped teeny rice lights for a soft glow and the silicone gives the otherwise bright lights a bit of a snow covered look in my opinion.


I'm also going to start placing my table top German Twig trees in crocks and old boxes and decorating with small rag balls and our regular rice lights and placing them on our fireplace mantles and old farm tables.


I decorate slowly and change things for weeks before they are my official Christmas decor. I love change and I enjoy the process of taking only one or two things out at a time and placing them "just so".

We also have many full size trees that we scatter all throughout our home. We have a 7 foot German Twig tree for our foyer, a 6 foot German Twig for the living room, and two four foot German Twig trees for our kitchen and Keeping Room. I also have a very realistic looking long needle tree with large pine cones that I will be adding to our sitting room and I look forward to that new addition to the tree collection this year.

It's fun to plan and daydream of what's in store, even as my little boys are excited to find out that TODAY is trick or treat day (yep, Halloween) and I'm dreaming of a white Christmas. It's never too early!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo