This is just a sample of the wonderful bears we have in our shop.
These darlings are made out of German mohair. Each bear has shoe button eyes, pearl cotton noses, wool felt paw pads and five loose joints to give them that old bear feel.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
...Because the three of us make all kinds of hand crafted items that range from mohair bears to raggedy dolls, from hooked rugs to little girl's tutus and over the years we've met others who are so very talented we knew we wanted to showcase that talent. The problem was none of us really had the money to buy all the great primitive things we wanted - so we started a consignment shop. Neatest part of a consignment shop - our items change all the time, are one of a kind and made in the USA. At this point we have about 15 crafters but are always looking for talented crafters who would like to bring their work into our shop to sell.
Here are a couple pictures of the goodies we have.
Friday, November 27, 2009
It's about time our wonderful shop had a blog!!! It's such a great place filled with so many terrific items made in the USA (and mostly in Ohio) that we want to get the word out to as many people as we can.
Here's a little bite about our shop and how it all started...
Once upon a time... there were three gals, Phyllis, Christy and Cindi. Phyllis owned a building not far from the main street of town that had once housed a shop she called 'Grandma's Apron Stings'. Phyllis and Christy both worked for Ashland University so Phyllis, who made all kind of primitive goodies, knew Christy and her good friend Cindi made and sold Raggedy Ann dolls. One day Phyllis asked Christy if she and her friend would be interested in starting another shop in her building. Christy took one look at the inside of the building and thought it was a wonderful place. She called Cindi - that's me - explained what Phyllis had mentioned and said the inside of the building was so neat I should come and see it for myself. I took a look at the building inside and outside, agreed with Christy, talked all kinds of things over with Phyllis and came up with a plan to try an open house.
The Open House turned out very very well and three months later 'BackDoor Primitives' opened.
By the way our name came about because when we first opened there was an accountants office in the front of the building so the only way to come into the shop was through the back door.