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Archive for June, 2010


Getting ready for the New Year

Hi Friends and Family!
Just wanted to give a quick message to let you know that I have been working really hard on getting new primitive and country furniture here at www.primitive-decor.com. I will start adding furniture on Saturday, January 9, 2009. I have so many new pieces that it will take more than a day to add, so keep checking back as there will something for everyone. I’ll keep you posted on added products.

Warm regards,

Julie



New Wooden Bowls and Plates

Hey Everyone!

Check out http://www.primitive-decor.com/bowlsandplates.html. I’ve added some very prim, country, and rustic bowls and plates. Also, to save more on my already low prices you can sign up for a 10% off coupon. Every little bit helps during these hard times. If there is anything I can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Prim blessings,

Julie



History of Handmade Amish Barnstars

The Amish have been crafting barn stars constructed from reclaimed barns with tin and steel roofs for nearly three decades. The Amish are very thrifty and don’t like to let anything go to waste. Barn stars are well known as a sign of good luck and fortune. We trust that barn stars are also very popular because it is an ornamental way of expressing support and pride in America.

The tradition of the barn star in America can be traced back to the 1700’s, and to at least the 1820’s in Pennsylvania. Barn stars were most popular after the Civil War. On many older American barns, particularly German farms, one could see a large decoration in the shape of a star mounted on the face of the barn. Sometimes they were just aesthetic, but sometimes they represented the trademark of a specific barn builder. It is our understanding the original star shape was a three-pointed star but has changed throughout the years. Colors had significance with Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch barn paintings. These folk art designs, many of which were star shaped, were painted directly onto each end of the barn, and date back to the 1850’s.

Black – Protection, also used to blend or bind elements together.

Blue – Protection, peace, calmness and spirituality.

Brown – Mother earth, also can mean friendship and strength.

Green – Growth, fertility, success in things and ideas that grow.

Orange – Abundance in career, projects and matters needing an added push.

Red – Emotions, passion, charisma, lust and also creativity.

Violet – Things that are sacred.

White – Purity, power of the moon, allows energy to flow freely.

Yellow – Health in body and mind, love of man and the sun, connection to the God.

The barn star composition has changed over the years. At first they were built directly into the barn. Later the stars were crafted from wood as a separate piece.




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