Thursday, January 24, 2008

Our First!

Publication, that is! How cool is this! To Kathy Barrick-Dieter of Carriage House Samplings ~ a big THANK YOU for choosing us to frame this adorable little Valentine sampler. We couldn't be more excited. We will have more to show you after the Nashville market; but the meantime, we've added a few more finished pieces to the gallery, so stop by and take a look!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

What's New??

Well, just about everything! We have been up and running now for a few months and are pleased to say that a number of shops around the country are now carrying our frames. We've decided to use the blog format for the time being to showcase our wares, as well as display some actual pieces finished with our frames.

Before anything else, however, we must say a few words as to how Valley House Primitives LLC came into existence. Janet and Joy are avid stitchers and are huge fans of Cathy Campbell's Primitive Traditions, choosing her frames whenever we had an opportunity. When Cathy made the decision to end her frame-making business to concentrate on designing, we were in a state, to say the least. Fortunately, Cathy offered a workshop through our local needlework shop where she taught us how to make our own hand-grain-painted frames. We were hooked! We enjoyed making our frames so much that we thought that others might like them, too. Once we were sure Cathy's decision was final with regard to the frame business, we decided to do what we could to fill the void and Valley House Primitives was born. Janet's husband, Mike, is our fabulous mill worker and his woodworking abilities are incomparable, if we do say so ourselves.

So kindly take a look at what we have to offer. We can do most profiles in any of our colors and designs. We are happy to provide you with the names of the shops which carry our frames. We know how important it is to find the perfect frame for your 'work of art,' and we are happy to provide you with assistance in making your decision. Just let us know! And thanks for visiting us here at Valley House Primitives!