Monday, October 5, 2009


Each Monday, I'll be featuring a member from The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on Etsy. These are some very talented artisans who create everything from Primitive to Shabby Chic, with an old fashioned flair!
This week it is truly my pleasure to introduce to you my fellow OFG sister, Linda Foster of Prarie Rose.
Below is a sample of her work and you can see everything on Etsy at:

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
The name of my shop is "PrairieRose". It has been my business name for a couple of decades now, I chose it because of all the wild roses that grow on the old farmsteads from years of yore.They are not only beautiful, but very hardy year after year.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?
I have been on etsy for app 1.5 years now.

3. What type of items do you offer?
I sew and do decorative painting both. I offer a mixed bag of goodies in my shop. I love everything from Shabby to Folk and Primitive. I have combined my craft on many items. I seldom create the same item more than once. I love the uniqueness of each piece.

4. How long have you been crafting?
I have been making dolls for 35 yrs. now, and painting for almost 30 yrs.

5. Who or What inspires you?
I find inspiration everywhere. I am most fond of antique pieces. I love the Trash to Treasure items too. Each and every one presents a different perspective. I love painting on all the curves and corners rather than a flat piece. I love the challenge of it all.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Each new piece is my favorite. I have learned something new in the process of making it. I always try to learn something new on each piece I make.

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
Right now etsy is the only place I am selling online. I have recently moved and have scaled back while I get the house in order. I am selling in three brick and mortar stores too.
I am the list Mama of the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on etsy,and also do the OFG Blog.


  1. Such nice items. Enjoyed the article. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Really nice interview with such a talented lady. Thanks Joan!

    Could I ask you to email me Joan?

    I would LOVE to join the eBay group WSOAPP. I have 'requested' though the group's page on eBay but haven't heard anything back after two attempts. Is it a closed group? I would really appreciate any help/info you could give me.

    Have a FANTASTIC day Joan!