Friday, November 2, 2012

Feature Friday with Martha of Apple Tree Cottage

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name? 
When I was a little girl, my family moved. I was very lonely but found a library near our home, so I would walk there every day and spend hours browsing books. I found a book titled Apple Tree Cottage and I was absolutely swept away by it. The cottage was a magical place where peace and love was found. I decided I would name my shop in honor of this book that has such an impression on me when I was young. 
2. How long have you been on Etsy? 
I joined Etsy in January, 2008. 
3. What type of items do you offer?
 I offer an eclectic mix of vintage, folk art and primitive items. I love to paint on old pieces that have a story to tell when they come my way.
 4. How long have you been crafting? 
FOREVER! I have been fortunate to be surrounded by people who have encouraged me since I was small. My husband and my daughter are my two biggest fans. 
5. Who or What inspires you? 
I love things that come to me with a history. Old boxes, drawers and coffee pots have a story to tell and I like to add just a little “prim” icing on the cake when I find a piece that longs to be reinvented. 
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
 I can’t say I have one favorite piece. I love everything I paint… each item in my store is something that I would place in my own home. 

7. Other places where you can be found?
 appletreecottage.blogspot.com

Thanks Martha for a peek into your creative style!

6 comments:

The Farmer's Attic said...

Oh to be able to paint like Martha!!! Her work is gorgeous. Thank you so much for featuring Apple Tree Cottage today. What a treat!!!

Lucy

Colleen said...

What beautiful work! Amazing! Thanks for sharing. :)

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh, Martha is a real pro! Very popular in the Folk Art genre. I love her painting and her choice of items she paints on:)

Carol

KEEPSAKE KORNER said...

Enjoyed learning more about Martha and her shop!
Well done Barb :)
Susan

yorkie's primitives said...

Great feature! Love her creations, Valerie

yorkie's primitives said...

Great feature! Love her creations, Valerie