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?

Thanks Martha for a peek into your creative style!


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!!!


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:)



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

yorkie's primitives said...

Great feature! Love her creations, Valerie

yorkie's primitives said...

Great feature! Love her creations, Valerie