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Primitive & Colonial Inspired Home & Garden Magazine
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Kristine Berg Doss
Dan Weaver
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Jeremy A. Doss
Assistant Editor
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A Primitive Place & Country Journal 
is excited to announce 
the addition of
David T. Smith
to our staff as contributing writer.

We are honored to have David T. Smith  join our team
and we look forward to his contributions to our publication.

David will be sharing his design skills and his knowledge of antiques 
and history with our readers.

David devotes himself to reproducing American antique furniture reproductions; New England, Shaker and Pennsylvania-German styles through his business, The Workshops of David T. Smith. The fine museum quality furniture of The Workshops can be found in homes across the nation. 

His kitchens have been featured in numerous 
national magazines and publications,
such as Early American Life, Country Living, and Country Sampler
to name a few.

David also conducts seminars around the country sharing his design skills
with those that are designing kitchens for their historic homes.

You can find out more about The Workshops of David Smith at:


Visit David’s blog by clicking here.

If you have not subscribed to A Primitive Place & Country Journal, 
you will not want to miss out!
David T. Smith’s first article will appear in our Winter/Holiday 2011 issue 
scheduled to be released November 1st. 
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David T. Smith
Contributing Writer

Christopher Gurshin
Contributing Writer
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A Primitive Place WINTER/HOLIDAY 2015 Issue 
to be released November 1st (will arrive in mailboxes mid November)
   A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine is the fastest growing primitive, colonial, and country magazine on the market today. Each issue is filled with inspiration for the decorator, cook, crafter, gardener, and homesteader looking to live a simpler way of life. In each issue readers of A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine are welcomed into five perfectly decorated primitive, colonial, and country style homes. Each home tour gives readers ideas on how to decorate in their preferred style and gives them insight on the top favorite collections of these homeowners. Readers can also tour beautifully manicured primitive, country gardens showing how to bring a love of gardening and primitive decorating together. Each issue also features easy to follow recipes and crafting tutorials. A Primitive Place & Country Journal also welcomes readers into the mind and workshop of the gifted cabinet and pottery maker, David T. Smith. Readers can also learn more about the history of their favorite collections through a variety of informative articles. All of these winning elements combined with beautiful photographs, a professional layout, and a feeling of goodwill and camaraderie is why A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine is the preferred magazine for the multitude of primitive, colonial, and country decorators in the world today.          
Alex Pifer of The Seraph joins A Primitive Place & Country Journal
We are very excited to announce the addition of Alex Pifer of The Seraph to the A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine staff. Alex brings an extensive background in decorating and will debut her decorating column in our summer 2013 issue. 
Visit The Seraph website at www.theseraph.com and 'like' 
The Seraph on Facebook!

Alex Pifer
Contributing Writer

Pictured above is the winter/holiday 2015 issue to be released November 1st. It will be arriving in mailboxes in mid  November.
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Coming Soon!
  Santa told all his elves he needs his cottage decorated for Christmas. Mrs. Claus is busy baking and has no time to do it. She wants it special for a BIG party she is hosting! Whichever elf comes up with the BEST ideas for decorating will get to ride in the sleigh with Santa on Christmas Eve. Well, Elvern wants to win so he has his FAVORITE magazine and it’s packed with wonderful holiday decor! He is getting some hot chocolate and will spend the evening reading it cover to cover! Elvern stands about a foot tall from the bells on his boots to the bell on his hat! He wears a red ticking shirt, hat and mittens. And his elf vest is made from vintage wool. To order, visit our website or email the artist at winterberryprimz@aol.com.

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We are offering fine art giclee prints of the original oil painting "Lincoln" by artist Jeremy A. Doss. Lincoln will make a great addition to your colonial/primitive home! Prints are unframed and come with a certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist. 

Your choice of size:
11x14" ($ 79.99)
14x18" ($ 99.99)
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Prices include shipping/handling. Please allow approx. 2-3 weeks for delivery. 
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Lincoln Print Options
Cover photo from the home of Ralph and Linda Miller. Photographed by Doreen Piechota. Cover Design by Kristine Berg Doss. This issue is scheduled to arrive in your mailbox the first to middle of November.
Living with History – and Loving It
Ralph and Linda Miller are the “keepers of the cabin” in Carroll, Ohio: living with history and loving it. Home of Ralph and Linda Miller, Photographed by Doreen Piechota. Written by Betsy Heck. This issue is scheduled to arrive in your mailbox the first to middle of November.
Half a House Made Whole With Family, Love and Primitives
When Phil and Melissa Oikle moved into their house in Sutton, Massachusetts just after getting married, it was supposed to be their “starter” home. But 19 years – and many projects later – it’s home for good. Home of Phil and Melissa Oikle. Photographed by Linda Rudman. Written by Betsy Heck. This issue is scheduled to arrive in your mailbox the first to middle of November.
One for the History Books 
A ‘Blue Star’ mom and a retired lieutenant colonel furnish their Civil War-era historic home with an eye-catching array of primitive and colonial décor. Photographed by Corey Miller. Written by Jeremy A. Doss.This issue is scheduled to arrive in your mailbox the first to middle of November.
Dreaming of an Arnett’s Christmas
A West Frankfort, Illinois shop owner, with the help of her husband, has continued the dream her parents started almost forty years ago by running the family business and living in her parents’ dream home. Home of Bruce and Stacee Droit. Written and photographed by Dan Weaver.
This issue is scheduled to arrive in your mailbox the first to middle of November.
Christmas in the Land of Lincoln
A Springfield, Illinois couple has taken their love of history and passion for primitives and turned their new townhouse into a primitive masterpiece while learning to live a simple life. Home of Louie and Georgia Leinberger. Written and photographed by Dan Weaver. This issue is scheduled to arrive in your mailbox the first to middle of November.
The Spirit of Christmas
Sue and Don DeLorenzo of Hyde Park, New York have 	turned an 	old small one-room country home into a spacious and cozy saltbox. Home of Don and Sue DeLorenzo. Photographed by Karen Gerhart. Written by Jeremy A. Doss. This issue is scheduled to arrive in your mailbox the first to middle of November.
Dreaming of a White Christmas
Judy Riggs of Painted Post, New York has captured a 	primitive/ colonial look that is not only unique, but em-	bellished with a touch of elegance as well. Home of Tom and Judy Riggs. Photographed by Karen Gerhart. Written by Jeremy A. Doss This issue is scheduled to arrive in your mailbox the first to middle of November.