Welcome aboard to Horsefeathers Antiques of KS and Good Finds (Alison Beckham) of TX and Fluff of KS and Jo Rader of TX. Glenn Lewis from Iowa will be back. Also Steve Farr, Janet Romine, Ann Williams, Cabin on the Hill, A Wilder Place in Time, Andrew's Antiques and more. All of these exhibitors offer versatile American survivors: primitives.
I define a primitive in this way: something that was most likely made by the original user, most likely in the place where it was originally used. Bench-made furniture with joinery and nails, baskets, some tools, woven coverlets and quilts, trunks, benches, small tool boxes and much more. Great tables.
An item made commercially, even in 1776, is not really a primitive. Nor necessarily is something that is chipped up, shabby, and possibly chic. If it is home-made, it's a primitive and that is true for antiques from all over the world. There are primitive Chinese antiques.
Many of these primitives show great craftsmanship --or in many cases, craftswomanship.
Also, by their nature, most primitives are functional, especially for storage. Use them to organize and de-clutter your home. What's exciting about primitives is that they mix well with other styles, such as modern, French, industrial, western. The primitive is secure enough not to scream. It plays well with other primitives, but also with completely different styles.
Farm tables, cupboards (boards for cups), textiles, furniture painted and unpainted (oh, that original paint!). Look for them and mix them with your look. All at the Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art, which will soon be here!
Thurs, Fri, Sat March 3,4,5, 2016
Buy Tickets Now and Receive an Advance Copy of the Show Program and Map.