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Tennessee (historical), Tennessee 173 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner Closed temporarily for a Tender Tennessee Christmas!

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Last updated on Dec 14, 2016

Closed temporarily for a Tender Tennessee Christmas!

Britt Mitchell

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Britt Mitchell


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Jan Stroud

Jan Stroud on Dec 22, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the wonderful banner!! Just as displayed in your store.. Fast shipping!

jeanne kral

jeanne kral on Nov 2, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Love my primitive sign, it fits perfectly in my kitchen...Thanks so much, I'll be back to check out your store your items, very creative and rustic!!

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My Papaw Andy, my Daddy's Daddy, had a bunch of...crap.

My dad and his brother followed suit.

I couldn't understand it! Why keep scraps of aged wood, rusty tools, nuts, bolts, or leftover commercial fabrics? Why hoard metal, wire, parts to obsolete machines, and bent nails? They laughed about it. Threatening to dump a "truckload of junk" into one another's yards or basements.

Papaw Andy passed away in August of 2010. Not long after, the genetic tendency to see 'potential in picks' awoke in my blood. My uncle was tearing down an old fence...the most perfectly weathered boards of cedar you've ever seen. Suddenly, I just couldn't let my uncle haul all of that glorious old wood to the dump. I could see in it the prospect of days filled with glorious 'piddlin.'

So, my uncle took his junk, gave it to my husband, and they "dumped" it in my yard.

Thus, Corn Cob Cove was born. And each time I save a button, a scrap of wood, some twine, or a stained shirt, I now see, with new eyes, that there is no such thing as 'junk.'

Inspired by family, East Tennessee, and treasured second, third, and fourth hand picks - come to the Cove for Local Lore on Signs and More!


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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, The Master Piddler

    Hidy! My name is Britt. I'm a hillbilly, descended from a long line of mountaineers. I use the Smoky Mountains and their lore as inspiration for home decor, ornaments, and crafting supplies. I was born AFTER my time.

  • Dan Mitchell

    Maker, The Tool Man

    If Britt needs it sawed, drilled, or rusted...I am her right hand man. I do a lot of the grunt work in the Cove. But it's worth it to see my wife's imagination come to life.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 23, 2012
Welcome to CORN COB COVE. I want you to be comfortable here in the Cove, so I've done my best to keep it simple: Just like my doo-dads.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
At this time, I accept PayPal and ETSY Direct Checkout. If you wish to send a money order, please be advised that the item will be shipped after the money order is deposited on my end.
I ship in the United States of America only using USPS standard parcel rates. I also use delivery confirmation on all items, whether it be First Class or Priority mail. I include this fee in my S&H charges. All items are packaged immediately after purchase. I ship as soon as possible, usually within three days of your purchase . If there is an expected delay, I will notify you right away.
Refunds and Exchanges
As items are crafted from unique and often refurbished materials, please be aware that there will sometimes be scratches, slight stains, wear, tear, and chipping. This should add to to uniqueness and primitive appearance of your item. However, if you are not satisfied with your purchase, return your item within five business days of its arrival and receive your money back. Buyer pays shipping. Be sure to contact me before returning.

For condition issues, please contact me via email or conversation within three business days of delivery. Depending on the problem, various solutions can be discussed. If item is broken, seller may require photo confirmation.
Additional policies and FAQs
PLEASE NOTE: All pieces are created by hand, so no two items are identical. Please allow for slight variances from what is shown in the made to order photos.