Getting ready for Valentine's Day

Posted on February 04, 2017 by Katy Miller | 0 comments

Jewelry is always a great gift for Valentine's Day, whether you're buying something for yourself or a loved one.  We've got a lot of unique, handmade items to choose from, all exclusively available at Primitive Beginnings.

We've got special rings created by a California artist that are adjustable to any size, leather hand-speckled earrings made by a Philadelphia artist, and leather cuffs made by an Atlanta artist that are the perfect mix of sophistication and bling.  

Handmade rings, earrings, and leather cuffs exclusive to Primitive Beginnings

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Come visit us in
Downtown Ellicott City, MD!

Posted on November 15, 2016 by Katy Miller | 0 comments

At long last, we're happy to announce our brick and mortar shop is officially OPEN!  Come visit us in downtown Ellicott City, MD in the Taylors Collective at 8197 Main Street.

Bedding & Textiles
We've got textiles and industrial decor on the second floor, and one-of-a-kind eclectic gifts in the back half of the first floor.  Your favorite vinyl floorcloths, bedding, curtains, and more are all there. We can't wait to see you there!

Hours of operation:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday: 10am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

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Spotlight on Primitive Beginnings' Seamstress, Anna Goodman

Posted on October 01, 2016 by Katy Miller | 0 comments


Seamstress Anna Goodman

Primitive Beginnings' seamstress, Anna Goodman of Halethorp, Maryland, has been sewing for over 30 years. She is well versed in numerous styles of sewing, monogramming, and embroidery.

We believe that it's important that the customer have open communication with the seamstress to explain their needs, avoid mistakes, and better understand the process. Primitive Beginnings often connects the customer directly with Anna, to ensure clarity of the project. On top of that, we guarantee lowest custom sewing pricing! 

A short list of Anna's resume:

Bed Skirts

custom drop
inverted pleating

    Pillow Shams

    custom monogrammed
    quilted fabric
    button bolster cases

      Pillow Cases

      fine batiste style
      french seaming


      roman shade
      scalloped valances
      button up
      plain panels
      lining options

        Table Cloths

        Place Mats

        Table Runners

        custom monogrammed
        custom embroidered

        Chair Pads

        covered button

          Shower Curtains

          button holes for curtain rings

            Bath Towels



            embroidery detail

            detail of silhouettes

            Let Primitive Beginnings take that long overdue sewing project off your hands.

            Anna's waiting!

            Seamstress Anna Goodman with embroidered examples

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            Wood Wrapped Candles

            Posted on September 14, 2016 by Katy Miller | 0 comments

            We're excited about our new real walnut wood wrapped, hand-poured candles in a variety of tantalizing scents.  Crafted in Los Angeles, these soy-blend candles burn for about 60 hours, and become lanterns illuminating the wood as they burn down. It's simply stunning, and the only candle of its kind on the market! 

              Frankincense Candle

              Scents include:

            • Dark Forest:  enriched with clean Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Patchouli and Coumarin notes and is accented with nuances of Chestnut, Musk, Bourbon Vanilla and Spice.
            • Frankincense: Deep Patchouli, Cedarwood and Olibanum are softened by Ylang, Jasmine and creamy Vanilla; and enhanced by Zesty Orange.
            • Orris and Amber: The rich scent of Tobacco Leaf opens this mysterious blend. The heart blooms with the aroma of creamy Tonka Bean and Orris. Followed by a dry down of Vanilla and clean White Woods.
            • Vanilla Bourbon: Decadent notes of Vanilla Bourbon are combined with Rose, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Maple Sugar; and enhanced with Orange Zest.
            • Violet: The unmistakable scent of Violet is harmoniously combined with Rose and sparkled with fresh Citrus. A delicate background of creamy Cedarwood and Vanilla perfectly compliment this scent.


            Posted in Candles, Home Accents

            Our New Line of Whimsical Canvas Art

            Posted on July 28, 2016 by Katy Miller | 0 comments

            You are Kind of a Big Deal canvas artPrimitive Beginnings is proud to introduce our new line of whimsical canvas art, created by a close knit family from Texas. 

            The unique images are created by combining original artwork, photography, and vintage elements to make one of a kind pieces.

            All designing, printing, and production is done by a 7-member family team that takes pride in using materials of the highest quality all sourced from within the USA. 

            Be Yourself canvas art
            View more of our new whimsical canvas art >>

            Posted in Home Accents, Wall Art

            Come See Us at the Funky Flea on Saturday!

            Posted on June 03, 2016 by Katy Miller | 0 comments

            We'll be at the Funky Flea market this weekend on Saturday, June 4th, from 8am-3pm.  Join us in Ellicott City, Maryland and pick up something for Father's Day, or just for yourself!

            The Pink Cabbage Funky Flea event is held to benefit The American Cancer Society, and has tons of vendors, food, and music. We hope to see you there!

            We'll have all kinds of handmade signs at the show, including:

            * Big book page signs from Georgia
            * License plate signs (made from real plates) from Kansas, and
            * Lath wood signs from reclaimed barn wood from Wisconsin

            Other items at the show include furniture, lamps, glass & pottery, lawn & garden, vintage clothing, and more. 

            For more information about The Pink Cabbage's Funky Flea, visit their page at

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            Come See Us This Weekend at Lucketts Spring Market!

            Posted on May 20, 2016 by Katy Miller | 0 comments

            Lucketts Spring Market

            We'll be at The Old Lucketts Store in Leesburg, Virginia this weekend from 8am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. This is the DC Metro area's most beloved vintage market, and we'll have all kinds of handmade signs at the show, including:

            * Big book page signs from Georgia
            * License plate signs (made from real plates) from Kansas, and
            * Lath wood signs from reclaimed barn wood from Wisconsin

            Other items at the show include furniture, lamps, glass & pottery, lawn & garden, vintage clothing, and more. Admission is $10 and includes parking. Children 12 and under are free. We're looking forward to seeing you there!!

            Handmade signs from Primitive Beginnings

            For more information about Lucketts Spring Market, visit their page at

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