Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wednesday's Member Spotlight



Good day! We make you kindly welcomed at Monday's Child Primitives....please take a seat and sit a spell and we'll have a visit....Do you prefer coffee or tea? I just love company! My name is Pebbles and I am the head honcho at Monday's Child Primitives. I am a 2-1/2 year old Cairn Terrier and I generally oversee everything around the shop for my mom and dad, Michelle and Tom Smith. I invite you behind the scenes with me to learn a little bit about our shop....


Well, you see, every shop has a story for how it began and this is ours... When my mom Michelle was in her mid-30's she was close to earning her degree and was all set to embark on her career doing field research as a wildlife biologist. As it turned out, some health issues kind of changed that when she realized it wasn't going to be feasible to hike, climb, or crawl into areas where the animals she wanted to study lived. After a time she began getting back into crafts and began making primitives. Dad is an accomplished cabinet maker and wood worker and taught her about making woodcrafts. My grandma runs circles around a sewing machine and all she taught my mom over the years sank in finally too!



At first mom began selling her creations (and continues to do so) at Morning Glory Mercantile, a cute little shop up Houghton Lake, MI way, which is located near our property. Then when she happily realized she brought joy to people through her work, she decided to open up an Etsy shop in December of 2011. Since that day, we continue to strive to bring beautiful creations to people at affordable prices. We offer one-of-a-kind and limited quantity seasonal primitives and woodcrafts. We have also recently expanded our primitive supply section and continue to add beautiful homespun fabrics, rusty items, and pip berries. The bottom line is that we love our customers and feel so blessed by their patronage.

What kind of things do we enjoy doing you might ask....well in addition to woodcrafting and sewing, mom loves to dabble in all kinds of things. She loves to knit and crochet, do cross stitch and stitcheries, and has dabbled with needle punching. Some day she wants to learn how to use the table loom that belonged to her great-grandma too. We also love to cook, bake, and garden. I am a big help in these areas as a taste tester and a hole digger! We love history and mom enjoys reading too. I'm not too keen when she ignores me with her nose in a book so I usually bark at her to get her attention. Our biggest love, though, is spending time camping on our wooded 10 acres up north.



We live just south of Detroit where mom and dad were born and raised. All of our families still live right close and we spend a lot of time with them. I've got a lot of cousins!

Thank you so kindly for stopping by to visit! It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope that you enjoyed learning a bit about us and our shop. As a token of my appreciation, I would like to offer you a discount in our shop....use coupon code TAKE15 for 15% off any purchase.

We love being part of the FAAP team and want to say thank you for allowing us to do this post...
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MondaysChildPrims

https://www.facebook.com/MondaysChildPrimitives

https://www.pinterest.com/tommipea/

https://twitter.com/mondayschildpr

https://mondayschildprims.wordpress.com/

http://mondayschildprimitives.tumblr.com/



Wishing you many blessings!

Love, Pebbles
 


16 comments:

  1. Hi Pebbles,

    What a wonderful post about your Mom (and Dad). You certainly live with two very talented artists, and I bet you are in centr spotlight all the time (good for you).

    Heaps of Hugs
    Prudence ♥ (I am a teddy bear)

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    1. Thank you so much Prudence <3 I love teddy bears <3 Sending you lots of puppy kisses!

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  2. What a lovely post! It was so nice to read all about how Mondays Child Primitives started. PS Keep Mom and Dad in line Pebbles ! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Cindi! And I sure will keep them in line...love, pebbles

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  3. OH Pebbles you did a wonderful job
    I love this introduction, and your mom is just Wonderful to have on the team
    *you are lucky she is just so sweet*
    thank you for sharing them with us
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you so much Miss Brenda....your kind words mean more than you will ever know :-)

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  4. Pebbles....great introduction. It was nice to learn about your "family" business. It sounds as though you all love the work you do which is the best. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Pat

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    1. Thank you so much Miss Pat...sending you sloppy kisses! xo pebbles

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  5. Pebbles, you have a very talented mom and dad! I loved meeting you and learning how your family business got started. This is a wonderful post, thanks so much for sharing.
    Denise

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Miss Denise! Thank you for taking the time to visit with us for a spell...

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  6. Pebbles did a great job telling us about the business. What a great helper!
    Kim

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    1. Thank you Kim! She sure is....She's a little ham!

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  7. aww such a sweet post my dear..
    Love and hugs x

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  8. I always enjoy reading these stories and learning the history behind the business. Thanks so much for sharing! You did an awesome job, Pebbles!

    Laura Sweet

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