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What is Coon-Smith Sutlery & Primitive Company?

The short answer:
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It's me! I'm the head of this business. I like cupcakes, sparkley bits of anything, strong black coffee, cheap light beer, and letters through the mail.
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Also check out my mom's super fun shop:
www.etsy.com/shop/VeraEstella

The long answer:
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Well, my last name is 'Smith' and that sure is boring. Raccoons have always fascinated me, and I've always identified with the way they always seem to be collecting and keeping things they find. Their little hands are always busy...and so are mine. I am often caught walking…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 24
  • Joined April 9, 2007

Favorite materials

trash, forgotten things, cast aways, thread, fancy paper, sock yarn, sparkley bits

Shop

raccoon
Coon-Smith Sutlery and Primitive Printing...

About

What is Coon-Smith Sutlery & Primitive Company?

The short answer:
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It's me! I'm the head of this business. I like cupcakes, sparkley bits of anything, strong black coffee, cheap light beer, and letters through the mail.
************************************************

Also check out my mom's super fun shop:
www.etsy.com/shop/VeraEstella

The long answer:
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Well, my last name is 'Smith' and that sure is boring. Raccoons have always fascinated me, and I've always identified with the way they always seem to be collecting and keeping things they find. Their little hands are always busy...and so are mine. I am often caught walking down the street knitting socks as I go. In an effort to spice up my name, I put the Coon in front of Smith, and gave myself a new name.

What is a sutler? Historically speaking...

A sutler is a civilian merchant who sells provisions to an army in the field, in camp or in quarters. During wartime, the sutler sold wares from the back of a wagon or a temporary tent, allowing them to travel along with an army or to remote military outposts. Sutlers were frequently the only local supplier of non-military goods. Sutlers' stores outside of military posts were usually also open to non-military travelers and offered gambling, drinking, and prostitution.

There is no prostitution here (!!!) and no military either, but the traveling salesman sentiment is the same.

Primitive Printing?

I write zines, which in and of itself is pretty primitive. I'd love to have the space for a letterpress or a screen-printing set up in my life. Instead, I use a copy machine, stamps, and carved letters...not as primitive as chisel and stone, but still pretty primitive indeed.

That makes up the title of my shop!
I hope you stop by again someday soon!
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