ThePrimitivePioneers

Antique Finds, Collectibles & Rarities, Rustic & Prim

Forest Hill, Maryland | 22 Sales

ThePrimitivePioneers

Antique Finds, Collectibles & Rarities, Rustic & Prim

Forest Hill, Maryland 22 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   Primitives, stoneware, rustic decor, vintage kitchenwares, antique bottles, war memorabilia, and more - hand picked (and restored) by us, for you.

If you have any questions or special requests, do not hesistate to contact us!


What makes The Primitive Pioneers special?

Our store strives to make sure we run our business by the practices we believe in - every step of the way to a finished product! This includes practices like:

Using eco-concious restoration methods
Sourcing materials from other small businesses
Giving back to charities and organizations that help protect our environment and preserve history
Using recycled materials
Reducing waste
Using locally sourced, sustainable, and organic ingredients on finished products like cast iron


You do not just support our business when purchasing from us - you support ideals and beliefs that can help better our world one step at a time.


***IMPORTANT***

All antique and vintage items are sold AS IS. Antique items frequently show some signs of wear - they are antiques after all. Please make sure to read each description and review all pictures carefully. Some items we list are in unrestored condition. Wear may be desirable in some cases and as such we may leave the decision and extent of restoration to the buyer.

We truly love antiques and we want to share our appreciation of them with others! However, there are enormouse quantities of antiques out there and we may not be especially savy with all items listed. We make every effort to thoroughly describe the condition of each product and to answer any and all questions you may have. Not all products are tested for usability. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about items listed.

Again, do make sure to read each description and review all pictures carefully. Do not hesistate to contact us for anything. We are happy to help!

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Not only do we love antiques, but we also love ethical and sustainable business practices! Our shop is built on the same values we live by. For more information, read about The Primitive Pioneers below and follow us! We're on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Read about our shop now: www.etsy.me/2r53yTJ
Our policies: www.etsy.me/2q4U9h7
Our FAQ: www.etsy.me/2q7WZ54

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 22, 2018

Primitives, stoneware, rustic decor, vintage kitchenwares, antique bottles, war memorabilia, and more - hand picked (and restored) by us, for you.

If you have any questions or special requests, do not hesistate to contact us!


What makes The Primitive Pioneers special?

Our store strives to make sure we run our business by the practices we believe in - every step of the way to a finished product! This includes practices like:

Using eco-concious restoration methods
Sourcing materials from other small businesses
Giving back to charities and organizations that help protect our environment and preserve history
Using recycled materials
Reducing waste
Using locally sourced, sustainable, and organic ingredients on finished products like cast iron


You do not just support our business when purchasing from us - you support ideals and beliefs that can help better our world one step at a time.


***IMPORTANT***

All antique and vintage items are sold AS IS. Antique items frequently show some signs of wear - they are antiques after all. Please make sure to read each description and review all pictures carefully. Some items we list are in unrestored condition. Wear may be desirable in some cases and as such we may leave the decision and extent of restoration to the buyer.

We truly love antiques and we want to share our appreciation of them with others! However, there are enormouse quantities of antiques out there and we may not be especially savy with all items listed. We make every effort to thoroughly describe the condition of each product and to answer any and all questions you may have. Not all products are tested for usability. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about items listed.

Again, do make sure to read each description and review all pictures carefully. Do not hesistate to contact us for anything. We are happy to help!

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Not only do we love antiques, but we also love ethical and sustainable business practices! Our shop is built on the same values we live by. For more information, read about The Primitive Pioneers below and follow us! We're on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Read about our shop now: www.etsy.me/2r53yTJ
Our policies: www.etsy.me/2q4U9h7
Our FAQ: www.etsy.me/2q7WZ54

Jessica Wilson

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Updates

Please be advised of potential shipping delays. Our region has been dealing with severe flooding the past two weeks, and now we're preparing for the effects hurricane Florence will have on already saturated ground. Stay safe everyone! Prepare now!
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About

Antique treasures, lovingly restored. Everyone needs a little piece of history.

Welcome to The Primitive Pioneers! Where antique treasures are lovingly restored - by us, for you. All your primitive, farmhouse, rustic country, and retro needs - all in one shop!


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What makes The Primitive Pioneers special?
Our store strives to make sure we run our business by the practices we believe in - every step of the way to a finished product. This includes practices like using environmentally concious restoration methods, sourcing materials from other small businesses, and giving back in the form of charity. We work hard to use recycled materials wherever possible, to reduce waste, and to use locally sourced, sustainable, and organic ingredients through steps like seasoning cast iron cookware. You do not just support our business when purchasing from us - you support ideals and beliefs that can help better our world one step at a time.


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Our love for antiques and all things historical is nearly as strong as our love for each other! There is nothing quite like the feeling when you find a little piece of history, restore it, and preserve it for future generations.

The seed for our shop sprouted at a small local auction house. We had been attending auctions and estate sales to shop for some of ourhobbies - reenacting, self sufficient living, gardening, camping, cooking, preserving foods, sewing, and so on. We loved our finds so much we were determined to share them with others! Many of our shop items are a direct reflection of our own personal interests and lifestyle. As our hobbies have grown and evolved, so has our shop!

We believe ethical businesses are the best businesses. We are very eco-concious and have modeled our shop to be as well. All of our antiques are restored in environmentally safe and concious ways. We prefer using partially or fully recycled (as well as compostable) shipping materials and strive to make sure every purchase supports other sustainable, enivronmentally friendly, and fair trade businesses and practices.

Our family is working harder and harder at reducing our footprint on the ecosystem, improving our self sufficiency, protecting and benefiting our environment, and supporting other ethical businesses. We are not only curators - we are also organic heirloom gardeners, nature lovers, history buffs, and advocates of sustainable and self sufficient living practices. We model our shop to reflect these values as we believe strongly in them and in encouraging others to adopt them.


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We are currently stocking vintage kitchenware, dinnerware, bakeware, & servingware - rarities & collectibles - antique silver - rustic, primitive, retro, midcentury & country decor - antique cast iron & aluminum - farmhouse, homestead, cabin, cottage, & beach house decor - Native American artifacts - period clothing - war memorabilia - antique books - vintage records - craft supplies.


Want to know more? Follow us on social media for a look behind the scenes. See our journey curating, restoring, and utilizing antiques. Be a part of our adventures in the wild! And see how we pair our shop with the values we live by! We are on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. You'll also get exclusive notices about shop stockings, upcoming sales, giveaways, and other important shop updates!

Shop members

  • Joshua Ellis

    Owner, Curator, Maker, Shipper

    I found my passion for history at an early age. Reenacting was one of my first expressions of this passion - which has only grown over the years! I have a particular interest in antiques relating to reenactments and set decoration.

  • Jessica Wilson

    Owner, Curator, Marketer, Photographer, Customer Service

    Each antique hass a story (or several stories) waiting to be told - and I'm more than happy to do it! Vintage kitchenware, antique garden decor, farmhouse decor, Native American artifacts, and period clothing are some of my main interests.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Feb 26, 2018
Frequently asked questions
What is your current processing and shipping time?

Our current processing and shipping times are 3-5 business days for most orders to the USA - very large and/or special requests are 7-11 days. International orders have an estimated time of 7-12 business days.

Can you take special requests? What should I do if I have any further questions about a listing or order?

Yes! If you have a special request like gift packaging, more photos of an item, etc. please just contact us for more information.

We try our best to cover everything, but sometimes you may still have a question. If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding a listing or order, please feel free to contact us!

You can also favorite our shop and follow us for exclusive shop updates! We're on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

Can all the kitchenware sold by The Primitive Pioneers actually be used to cook/bake/serve/etc.?

Whether or not antique kitchenware is safe and up to the task of kitchen usage depends on a number of factors. Condition, material, and durability are some things to take into consideration. Some antique items may contain unsafe ingredients like lead or uranium. Regulations and testing for potentially unsafe ingredients were scarce until relatively recently.

We list all items to the best of our knowledge, but you should also do your own research and use your best judgement before using an item we have listed, especially if kitchen usage is not specifically addressed. We are not liable if you chose to use kitchenware and it gets damaged. If you have any questions, please message us!

How do I cook with my cast iron pan?

Cast iron cooking is pretty straight forward! All pieces unless otherwise noted come seasoned and ready to cook with. Cast iron can be used on stovetops, ovens, grills, or even for campfire cooking. 

Let the pan heat evenly for about 10 minutes before use to help prevent sticking. We recommend using a steel spatula with cast iron. Until your seasoning is well established, avoid cooking acidic foods in non enameled cast iron for long periods of time. Cast iron also makes wonderful servingware, but we do not recommend storing foods in cast iron. To maintain the seasoning of your skillet make sure to always store your cast iron dry.

How do I further season my cast iron?

You can use any cooking oil to add seasoning to your skillet. Heat the skillet to 200-250° F until hot to the touch. Handle very carefully as cast iron gets HOT! Give the pan a wipe down with the preferred oil, then allow to fully cool. Wipe the excess oil until the pan feels dry. Too much oil will prevent the cast iron from seasoning properly. 

Once cooled and wiped, place the cast iron back into the oven. Bake for 1 hour at 100° F above the smoke point of the chosen oil - usually around 400°-500°F. The high heat is necessary to make the oil polymerize and form a hard, non stick surface. Smoke should be minimal if the pan was properly wiped, but we recommend opening the windows still. Let cool fully once more before handling.

How do I clean cast iron?

Soap may be used on your cast iron skillet. With a properly polymerized seasoning soap will not damage the non stick surface. Like glass, cast iron can be sensitive to abrupt temperature changes. Use hot - not cold - water on cast iron that has not yet cooled. We recommend using a steel or chainmail scrubber. Do not soak your cast iron skillet. Scrub with plain or soapy water and dry before storing. 

If there are any especially stuck on spots, then warm some oil in the pan before scrubbing. If your pan develops rust, a short bath in a vinegar and water mixture and then some light scrubbing will remove rust. Rust can damage the seasoning so cast iron will need to be reseasoned if allowed to rust.

What else should I know about handling cast iron coowkare?

Cast iron has a very high heat emissivity - this means it radiates heat much more strongly than other cooking materials. Cast iron gets HOT. Very hot. Handle appropriately. You may have to use more than one potholder. 

We are not liable for any harm or damages that arise from the misuse or use of cast iron cookware. Proper handling while cooking, seasoning, and otherwise using cast iron is your responsibility.

How can I tell if my cast iron is properly seasoned?

The best way to tell if your cast iron is properly seasoned is by feeling it and seeing how it preforms. Properly seasoned cast iron should feel smooth and dry - it should not be sticky, tacky, or wet. Once fully seasoned, oil will "bead up" if you attempt to season it further. If food is sticking to your cast iron, make sure you are properly heating it up and using enough oil. Very sticky foods like candy do better in enameled cast iron. If your cast iron seasoning seems to chip easily, try changing the oil you are using to season it.

Coloration is not a reliable indicator of proper seasoning. The final color and evenness varies depending on the pan and the type of oil(s) used for seasoning.

What is the difference between express shipping and rush handling?

Express shipping is the fastest available shipping option. Items shipped express generally spend less than a day or two in transit. Without rush handling, your item may still take several days to prep for shipping.

Rush handling is the fastest available handling option. Your item will be bumped to the front of the list to be packed and shipped. Without express shipping, an order may still spend several days in transit.

For the shortest possible time from ordering to receiving your package, we recommend purchasing both rush handling and express shipping.

What makes The Primitive Pioneers special?

Our store strives to make sure we run our business by the practices we believe in - every step of the way to a finished product. This includes practices like using environmentally concious restoration methods, sourcing materials from other small businesses, and giving back in the form of charity. We work hard to use recycled materials wherever possible, to reduce waste, and to use locally sourced, sustainable, and organic ingredients through steps like seasoning cast iron cookware. You do not just support our business when purchasing from us - you support ideals and beliefs that can help better our world one step at a time.