Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Won't You Join......

Guest Artist! Christy Meyers

Christy Meyer's work has been the source of inspiration for many, as she is nationally known for her beautiful sculpted dolls, whimsical characters, and seasonal one-of-a- kind ornaments. Her work has been showcased in many galleries and her Ashton Drake ornament collection is a favorite of mine. I have them all.
A long time member of the talented group, Primitive Folk Art Tea and Talk (P.F.A.T.T) Christy is always coming up with new and exciting works of art. A talented lady to be sure!
On January 12, Christy's Winter Wonderland classes, Santa...and his twinkling eyes, and Cindy Lou Who, both are being offered for this special winter session.
Step by step Christy will walk you through her process of creating those expressive faces we all know and love. The turn of a brow, the arch of the lips, even the laugh lines are signature Christy Meyers. With some fascinating instruction from her wonderful husband Greg, also known as Elf, Christy is going to share with her students all the little secrets to making a beautiful sculpted Santa face. Make them as gifts for yourself and your friends. They are sure to love them. Register Here.
As a bonus, Christy is also offering a second workshop where you can learn how to make Cindy Lou Who! Both classes with Christy Meyers is $130. Video offers clear instruction, using Christy's process which she has developed with years of experience. Don't miss out! Classes Begin November 12. And, as visiting artist, Christy will be here to answer all your questions as you make your way.

Visit PFATT Artist Johanna Parker at....

* You are Invited *
Join us at our 9th Annual Holiday Folk Art Show where we open our home during the holidays to our cherished customers and collector friends.The festivities take place the first weekend of December when our cozy cottage home transforms into a whimsical holiday shop filled with my folk art creations. Hot cider and treats are provided while you are welcome to stroll through the various rooms, taking in both our colorful, vintage-style decor and papier mache creations. Items for sale include my signed reproductions offered through both Primitives by Kathy and Bethany Lowe Designs. Ornaments, charms, candy containers, Santa and snowmen figures and illustrated notepads are just a few of the delights. For those of you wanting to collect a unique one of a kind creation, I will have a winter collection of folk art pieces available for you as well! And, for those who want more of the orange and black, a portion of my studio room will be dedicated to Halloween fans wanting my spooky reproduction, year-end treats. And, rumor has it that my parents may be joining us this year to help out at our home show too! So, the more, the merrier!
* Where *
We are located at the NW corner of 20th and Field Street at
8901 W 20th Avenue in Lakewood, Colorado, 80215.

{ Dec. 3, 10am - 4pm & Dec. 4, Noon - 3pm }


Just look for the white cottage style house on the corner. We now have rolling berms and young trees planted, and an exterior house remodeling project
"in the works"! (The image below was taken on Halloween this year)

*If you would like to take a peek back at year's past Holiday Open House events, visit my blog at the following links for a stroll down memory lane:

2010 Cone Zone Christmas
2009 Take a Peek Inside
2008 Scenes from our Home Show

Monday, September 12, 2011

And Our Lucky Winners Are......Drumroll Please!

Bradley Youngstrom
Winner of Retro*Rudolph's Black Cat Lantern Ornie

Leann Ellis
Winner of Anaboo Creations Day of the Dead Ornie

Winner of Rosebaby's Pumpkin Make Do

Carmen at Primcats
Winner of Vintage Palette Art's Mercantile Gatherings Magazine

Rabbit Hollow Prims
Winner of Bittersweet Pastimes Halloween Banner

The Primitive Bucket
Winner of Grimitives little Pumpkin Doll

Robin at The Primitive Hutch
Winner of Campbell Miller Designs Pumpkinhead Ornie

The Cranky Crow
Winner of Tallowberry Primitives JOL Ornie Hanger

Congratulations to our lucky winners and "Thank You" to all that came here to sign up for this wonderful giveaway! Please come back the beginning of December for our winter giveaway!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Let The PFATT Fall Blog Giveaway Begin!

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.~Author Unknown

Welcome all you PFATT Fans!

Let the FALL Fun begin!

Feel free to grab our banner above and share it on your blog along with the link here for others to sign up. Do that and let us know in your comment for an extra chance to win! Add this post to your Facebook page for yet another chance to win!

And of course....leave a comment here along with what you enjoy most about fall to be entered for a chance to win one of these wonderful PFATT Fall Giveaway offering from a few of the talented artists of Primitive Folk Art Talk & Tea Ebay Group. Don't forget to add your email address so we can contact you if you are one of the lucky winners.

You can sign up until midnight on Sunday September 11th and the winners will be announced on Monday morning.

The best of luck to all who enter!


Lori Rudolph of Retro*Rudolph's

Black cat ~ accordion paper lantern ornament (can be illuminated with a string of mini twinkle lights)
Vintage style black cat lantern ornament made of papier mache by Lori Rudolph/Retro Rudolph's
Dimensions are: 3.0" high by 2.5" wide, 4.75" high including wire handle.

This little lady is a Prim Halloween/Day of the Dead Catrina ornament by Sylvia Smiser of Anaboo Creations. She has been made out of muslin that has been stuffed, needle sculpted, painted and antiqued. She has black wool roving hair, green eyes and paper flowers to decorate her crown. This little lady has had each individual tooth, eye, and nostrils needle sculpted. She would look great decorating your Halloweeen tree or Day of the Dead tree. She is 3 3/4 inches tall and 3 inches wide.

She is a little pumpkin make do made with a paper mache pumpkin I painted,
aged and attached to a vintage candle holder. I used crepe
paper for her dress and collar and used black pipe cleaner for her
arms. I decorated her with various little leaves and she holds a little pumpkin hangtag. She stands 8 inches tall.

2011 Fall Issue of Mercantile Gatherings Magazine.
75 heavy duty glossy pages in this wonderful primitive magazine. Perfect to leave out on your prim coffee table.
Includes articles~A Gathering of Thanks, Small Town Stories, A Piece of the Past, Ramblings from Freedom Valley Farm, Making-Do-Cat Mahone, Old Time Stories from Days Gone By, Business & Web Directory, Ebay and Etsy Directory, Advertiser's Listing.
Featured Shop~Simpler Thyme, Featured Home~The Davis Homestead, Featured Shop~Spring Run Farm, Featured Designer~Pilgrims & Pioneers Primitives, Free Patterns~Piney Creek Primitives & Bittersweet Folk Art.

This handmade "Happy Halloween" banner is made from 6" x 9" burlap pennants with stained osnaburg squares with hand stenciled letters sewn in place. The pennants are strung together with jute. ~Debbie Garlem, Bittersweet Pastimes

Polly Pumpkin
A sweet little Pumpkin, measuring 7 inches tall.
Polly is needle felted with pumpkin color corriedale wool

Rebecca Campbell Miller of Campbell Miller Designs

This dapper little pumpkinhead is just perfect for your Halloween tree. He would look just as spectacular hanging on the wall or from a peg on a shelf! This ornie is 3.5" x 3.5". It is made of painted muslin with light batting between the muslin layers. The border has been machine quilted. It's hand-painted & sealed for protection & comes signed & dated on the back. An orange embroidery thread loop is attached.

JOL Ornie Hanger

Jack is made of painted, aged muslin. Measures about 3&3/4" in diameter.
Handdrawn face, trimmed with black tinsel grass and orange ribbon bow.
Hangs from black ribbon and has a vintage Hallowe'en image "Trick or Treat" tag tied to the other end. Signed and dated original by Diane Apperson.
Wishing you a Happy Fall and a Spooky Hallowe'en!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

NEW~2 Day Ghoultide Gathering in Northville, MI

Ghoultide Gathering is held in Northville, MI in historic Mill Race Village. This year is the first year for a 2 day show. Simply click on the banner above for more info.

Participating PFATT Artists attending this year's show are....

Laurie Hardin of Monkey-cats Studio

Carolee Clark of King of Mice Studios

Pam Gracia of Soft in the Head

Johanna Parker of Johanna Parker Designs

Sheila Bentley of Primdolly Designs

Joyce Stahl of Enchanted Productions

Halloween & Vine....Petaluma, CA

Halloween & Vine is held in old town Petaluma, where artist will show and sell their spirited Halloween wares. Click on the banner above to go visit their website for more info.

Participating PFATT artists are.....
Lori Rudoph, Iva Wilcox & Arbutus Hunter

Tinsel & Treasure!!

Also on September 10th will be the 4th Annual Tinsel & Treasures held in Alamo, California! Simply click on the banner above for more info on the show and artists attending.

PFATT artists who will have their creations for sale are.....

Iva Wilcox of Iva's Creations

Colleen Moody

Arbutus Hunter of Novelties & Illuminations

SpookyTime Jingles Holiday Soiree!

Coming soon is Spookytime Jingles Holiday Soiree which will be held in New Hope, PA.  PFATT artist Lori Rudolph or Retro Rudolph's will have her PFATT goodies available for sale! Hope you will stop by her table and give Lori a big PFATT hug and say Hello!

Here is THE LINK to Lori's blog and simply click on the SpookyTime Jingles Soire Banner above to go to their blog.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Here's our little spokesmodel for the PFATT Auction...her name is Jadyn. She donated her pink ribbon for me to use on my champagne cork ornie. When I first told her that I needed a pink ribbon for one of my ornies, she said I wasn't allowed to use it. But when I told her that the ornie was for on the tree that was going to raise money for breast cancer she said, "You can use my pink ribbon Nana." ♥

And here is a pic of the tree with some of the 21 ornies that were made for it. We hope you will join us in this worthy cause. Please bid generously! ♥


100% of the proceeds from this auction will go towards the nonprofit organization FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered). To provide support, resources and information and promote awareness and research specific to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and to unite families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

This nonprofit organization was picked by one of our members, Carly, who is a breast cancer survivor.

Monday, June 6, 2011

UPDATE on the PFATT Charity Auction!

Hello!!! Well we are only a week away from the launch of the PFATT Breast Cancer Awareness Charity auction! Starting date is Sunday June 12th at 9:30pm EST-6:30pm PST! We hope you will mark your calendars and join us!

Please LIKE our PFATT Facebook page for daily updates on PFATT auctions. And here is the link to the PFATT CHARITY AUCTION Event page.

And below is a sneak peek at the tree with some of the ornies......

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stay Tuned!!!!!

The artists of PFATT will be having another Charity Auction on Ebay coming up next month.  This year's charity auction will be for breast cancer awareness. 100% of the money raised from this auction will go to a breast cancer organization to be announced.

If you love PFATT art, you definitely won't want to miss this auction and by placing your bids....your money will be going to help support a very worthy cause. Stay tuned, stop back and we will keep you updated as to the date and time.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Artful Gathering 2011

PFATT Artist Zinnia Galliher is co-creator of Artful Gathering 2011 and she is very proud to bring you the first annual ONLINE Artful Gathering Art Fest 2011. Their artist teachers represent a variety of amazing online video art workshops that include, jewelry making, altered art, mixed media, primitive folk art, sculpting, painting, drawing, journaling, and tool techniques! What an amazing line up! Register now.

Classes by Primitive Folk Art Talk & Tea artsists Kim Bour~The Smiling Goat, Christy Meyers~Ccswhimsies & Christina Zinnia Galliher~

Our Artful Gathering Teachers are awesome! Visit Artful Gathering 2011 and learn more about Keith Lo Bue, Elizabeth Johnson, Monica Zuniga, Pam Carriker, Nancy Maxwell James, Nellie Wortman, Henry Li, Mary Green, Liz Miller, Lesley Venable, Jodi Ohl, JoAnna Pierotti, Kim Bour, Shiloh Sophia McCloud, and your own humble co-host, Cristina Zinnia Galliher. CLICK HERE to see the classes that are offered.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Please Join Us......

Won't you join us in a celebration of life?

When: Wednesday April 13th
Time: Anytime from 2-5pm
Where: All over the world!

The PFATT sisters along with Penny's family and friends will be releasing balloons to the heavens to celebrate her 59th birthday.

Feel free to release a balloon for the loved ones that you have lost also. Penny would want you to. Ü
Penny (as you can see) loved red, green, lady bugs and polka dots!
In Memory of
Brianna Lauren Grant
Jan. 12, 1990 - June 15, 2007
Daughter of PFATT member Iva Wilcox

Please take pics to share with us if you can. Email to...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

And Our Lucky Winners Are!

Art By Me Cindy won Vintage Palette Art's Bunny Hang Tag/Ornie
Sandra won Lacey Jane Primitive's needle felted crow pin cushion
Privies Ands Prims won Joandoug Art's eye paper mache trinket box
Sandy and Cosmo won Simple Thymes Prim's bunny pillow
Cat Mitchell won The Prim Pumpkin's "Shoes area girl's best friend" doll
Dee Begg won Anaboo Creation's spring chick ornie

Congratulations!! The artists will be contacting you shortly to get your mailing address. :)

Thank you to all of you who took the time to sign up for this giveaway and for following the PFATT blog and our art!

Happy Spring!

Monday, February 28, 2011

PFATT Blog Spring Giveaway!

Welcome to the PFATT Blog Spring Giveaway!

We're all waiting on the weather to get nice and the first signs of spring, so now seems the perfect time to host a spring giveaway!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a little piece of PFATT art! If you post the PFATT Spring Giveaway banner on your blog, Facebook page or Twitter.....let us know and we will throw your name in an extra time for each one that you do!

Don't forget to become a PFATT blog follower and join our PFATT Facebook page.....that will give you extra chances to win also!

If you don't have a blog or a way for us to get in contact with you....please leave your email address in your comment.

Good luck to all of you and Thank You for stopping by to visit!

Click on the giveaway pics to visit that artist's blog. Ü

Spring Bunny paper hang tag/ornie
Lori Davis of Vintage Palette Art

Needle Felted Crow Pin Cushion
Jo Dismukes of Lacey Jane Primitives

Hand Painted
Original Primitive Folk Art Painting
Joan Sturtevant of Joandoug Art- 2011
Size: 1-1/2 inches Across x 1 Inch High
(Bracelet not included)
A watchful eye to keep your treasures safe!

Hand Painted Bunny Pillow
by Ronda Tedder of Simplethymesprims

"Shoes are a girls best friend"
Jennie Hepler of The Prim Pumpkin

Prim Pumpkin art doll, standing in a vintage child's Mary Jane shoe. Pink and ivory tell a story of a little pumpkin girl who loves to accessorize. She measures 8.5 inches tall.

Spring Chick Ornie
Sylvia Smiser of Annaboo Creations

Friday, February 11, 2011

Coming this Spring!

Our PFATT sister Christy Meyers of Ccswhimsies is going to be teaching at Terri Brush Art Camp!

Art Camp in
Lincoln City, Oregon
in a Beautiful amazing home!

3 days of projects with 3 different instructors.

Christy Meyers-Papier Mache sculpting

SPRING Session
April 28,29,30,May 1st & 2nd

All inclusive Art Retreat
Womens Art Camp

Location :
Lincoln City, Oregon

Come enjoy a weekend with fabulous ladies, home made meals, lovely evening by the fire and 3 full days of art instruction & 4 nights stay.

Special surprises along the way.

Enjoy a massage by our in house camp massage therapist.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

PFATT Poe Challenge!

I hope you all will join us this week in celebrating the birthday of one of the most well known authors....Edgar Allan Poe!

And here is a look at all the PFATT member's who have joined us in this challenge along with their challenge pieces. Just click on the pic of the item to go see it on eBay!

Edgar Allan Poe Crow Make Do/Pincushion
by PFATT Artist Laura Sederstrom of Primpenny

Edgar Allan Poe Mixed Media Painting
by PFATT Artist Mandy Bennett Broom of Fiddlestix Studios

Poe's Midnight Dreary
by PFATT Artist Deborah Adams of Possible Impossibilities Studio

Edgar Allan Bunny Poe
by PFATT Artist Kaf Grimm of Grimitives

Happy Birthday Poe Mixed Media Hang Tag
by PFATT Artist Lori Davis of Vintage Palette Art

"The Toaster"
by PFATT Artist Rose Gilpin of Rosebabys

Edgar Allan Poe Nodder
by PFATT Artist Joyce Stahl of Enchanted Productions

"The Ghostly Lenore"
by PFATT Artist Cindy Conrad of The Pixie's Thimble