Karen, of My Colonial Home has come up with a wonderful way to celebrate her 4 year blogging anniversary. Anyone with a blog can post about how their blog started and why they named it.
So here I go, way back to the beginning and how it all started!
It all started when I visited the USA for the first time just after hubby and I got married. Seeing as we both have close relatives living in California, we decided to visit and being keen to shop, shop I did. I believe the store was called 'Welcome Home' and it stocked country craft decor and Americana. Well, I was home! That's how I felt looking around and I have loved Americana since - this large pillow had to come home with me.
So it was out of a desire to find more Americana country pieces that I came across primitive style decor and was hooked instantly. I was trawling the web as here in Northern Ireland, primitive style decorating was unheard of, and thanks to google found like-minded people who had shared pictures of their homes and primitive treasures on blogs!!! Happy Day! Now I could stalk people with talent and flair for the look I loved!
Back then, six or seven years ago, shipping was reasonable and I was able to purchase a few things to start decorating with primitives. I was immediately drawn to barn reds and homespuns, saltbox houses and stars.
After a few years of blog stalking and drooling over wonderful pictures, all of which my DH had to listen to, he said and I kid you not, my own husband encouraged me to start a blog and be more active in sharing with other like- minded folk.
I really didn't have much to share but I felt the need to reach out and hear from others who could better share the love of primitives. So at the end of March, the start of spring, I pressed enter and signed up for a blog of my own,just over 3 years ago.
But what to call it? Some of my first choices were already taken. Something short and alliterative, I thought would work well and as I was strongly drawn to primitives over country I knew I preferred primitives and my blog would reflect this; so that's how Preferably Prim was christened!!
And as I saw the dolls and makedo items I thought 'I could try that' and took up needle and thread. I love pineapples and wool~
Barn red signs and lamps and checkerboards~
It has been a fab 3 years blogging. I'm thrilled to have 'met' so many talented people who have become like friends and who share in everything, not just prims.
You are all so kind to accept an 'outsider' into the prim community and I am blessed to count you as prayer partners and encouragers.
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