Thursday, January 5, 2023

New Online Shop is OPEN!!


This has been something I have dreamed of for a while to have my own shop online. I have had an Etsy shop for a while, but I wanted to venture off onto my own and I am excited about this new adventure. Come on over and check it out!

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Handmade Primitive Decor

 Willow Heart Prims has handmade one of a kind primitive decor pieces to adorn your home.  
Check it out here:

How to Rust Safety Pins, Bells and more

 I am sharing with you how I go about rusting my safety pins and bells. It's easy and takes just a couple days. 

Primitive rusting "recipe":

1 cup peroxide
1 cup vinegar 
2 tablespoons of salt
old jar, old plastic container

Pour the peroxide and vinegar into container add the salt and stir, it may not dissolve quick but that's okay. Go ahead and add your safety pins and make sure they're all covered and leave them be for a day or two. Yes, it's going to smell so if you can put it safely outdoors away from pets and small children or in a well-ventilated area is best. You can check them after a day and see how they look, the water will be rusty so if you have an old spoon or something you can stir them around to see how they look. They may need another day. After a couple days and they have that nice rusty look, I drain the rusty liquid out into the weeds and pour the pins or bells out onto a paper towel. 

Please note, that whatever you put the pins or bells on to dry, it will stain, so be careful. :)

Oh and girl, I am not responsible for any accidents or anything that may happen when you rustin' your own things. 

Have fun rustin' away!

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Primitive Easter Rabbit Decor

 This primitive Easter rabbit is handmade, painted white and aged with my special primitive stain. The bunny's eyes and nose are handstitched. He has a jute belt with a rusty bell. He would display adorably on your mantle along with your other Easter decorations or he can be kept out year-round. 

You can find him and my other primitive decor pieces on my website at

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

We Moved!

From 1600 sq. ft. to 600 sq. ft.

We chose to move because it's a lot of house for two people and the town we were living in has grown extremely fast in seven years. Like thirty years of growth in seven years fast. It's in Statesville, NC, which is 45 minutes from Charlotte. It's just to many people and we wanted to be in the mountains. We have two sons, the oldest lives in South Carolina and our youngest son just moved to Missouri eight months ago and I've not adjusted well to having an empty nest or the fact that the boys aren't near by.

Anyway, our home below has three bedrooms, two bathrooms. Very spacious living room, nice sized bedrooms and a two-car garage. I had a 10x20 cottage that was to the left of the house with electricity, heating and air conditioning. 

Our new home below has one bedroom, one bathroom and living room and kitchen are open. It's in the mountains of a small town in Sparta, NC which I like being in the mountains. It has been an adjustment for me, and I am still working on it because I am not able to just up and go to the store if I want to for one is because gas is ridiculous and two some stores are 45 minutes to an hour away. 

We did have my cottage transported up here to the mountains. This is the guy taking it from the big house to load her up and bring her to the little house. 
Now, that the cottage is at the little house, it's been an adjustment because there's no electricity yet. Being in a smaller town you have fewer businesses but the ones that are here have a lot of work to keep them busy so, one has to wait. So, God is taking me through a season of where I am in need of learning patience. I must say, I have been failing it a lot these past few weeks as I am so annoyed when businesses say, we aren't sure when we'll be able to get to it or yes, we'll be there in two weeks, and they don't show up or even communicate why they haven't shown up. 

I have been working on a few pieces that are now available in my shop!

I hope you are having a great day!