PrairiePrimitives

Primitive Dolls ★ Hearts ★ Americana ★ Folk Art

Sacramento, California On Etsy since 2006

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PrairiePrimitives

Primitive Dolls ★ Hearts ★ Americana ★ Folk Art

Sacramento, California | 1,879 Sales

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Announcement    ♥ American Express members! Spend $10 and get $5 back! Offer can be used 10 times!!! More info here: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/

♥ I rescue the best parts of worn antique quilts & coverlets and give them a new life as ornaments, stuffed hearts, pillows, and other home decor. I also enjoy creating primitive dolls. Everything in my shop is ready to ship! My home and studio are smoke-free & pet-free.

♥ If you see messages about an item being in someone's cart, it is STILL AVAILABLE for purchase until it is actually bought!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I want to share this article about the USPS and the slow shipping you may be experiencing. I usually ship the same or next day, and ALWAYS by the second business day. However, USPS decides how fast (or not) the mail will move. A new Postmaster General took over in mid-June and mail service has become much slower in many areas. Here's the article:

"The coronavirus pandemic has been tough on the USPS, which receives no government subsidy and is funded entirely through user fees. The pandemic exacerbated staffing issues at facilities around the country as the post office continued its decade-plus effort to trim its workforce and cut costs in order to stay financially solvent because a Congressional mandate that it pre-fund health care benefits for current and future employees made it practically impossible for the post office to remain solvent.

While this trimming of the workforce by some 77,000 employees left the post office in a poor position to deal with staffing issues during the pandemic and resulted in some slowed service, the impact was not nearly as bad as it is now, thanks to new policies instituted by postmaster general and Trump donor Louis DeJoy.

According to emails from and interviews with dozens of current USPS employees from around the country, all of whom requested anonymity out of fear of retaliation for speaking to the media, DeJoy has instituted new policies—ostensibly about cutting costs and operating more efficiently—that have handcuffed the post office from being able to process the surge in packages (regular mail like letters, magazines, and newspapers are also impacted, although its volume has significantly reduced during the pandemic because of the decline in marketing mail). Overtime has been heavily restricted, which employees say they need to sort and deliver all of the packages that have flooded into the system sustaining a holiday season-esque surge for months. As a result, employees at processing and distribution facilities can no longer work more hours in order to handle the increased package load. Likewise, trucks from one facility to another must leave at their pre-scheduled time whether all the mail is on it or not and they cannot send extra trucks if the packages don’t fit in one. The longer the policy has been in effect, the worse the backlog gets.

Plus, per the new overtime policy, carriers who deliver the mail now must come to work later and are restricted to spending a mere half hour sorting and loading their trucks in the morning, a task that previously took at least two hours, according to multiple letter carriers around the country. Anything that doesn’t get loaded is left behind for another day."

SOURCE: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n7w9nd/usps-package-delays-mail-slowdown-hurts-small-businesses

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Last updated on Sep 15, 2020

♥ American Express members! Spend $10 and get $5 back! Offer can be used 10 times!!! More info here: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/

♥ I rescue the best parts of worn antique quilts & coverlets and give them a new life as ornaments, stuffed hearts, pillows, and other home decor. I also enjoy creating primitive dolls. Everything in my shop is ready to ship! My home and studio are smoke-free & pet-free.

♥ If you see messages about an item being in someone's cart, it is STILL AVAILABLE for purchase until it is actually bought!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I want to share this article about the USPS and the slow shipping you may be experiencing. I usually ship the same or next day, and ALWAYS by the second business day. However, USPS decides how fast (or not) the mail will move. A new Postmaster General took over in mid-June and mail service has become much slower in many areas. Here's the article:

"The coronavirus pandemic has been tough on the USPS, which receives no government subsidy and is funded entirely through user fees. The pandemic exacerbated staffing issues at facilities around the country as the post office continued its decade-plus effort to trim its workforce and cut costs in order to stay financially solvent because a Congressional mandate that it pre-fund health care benefits for current and future employees made it practically impossible for the post office to remain solvent.

While this trimming of the workforce by some 77,000 employees left the post office in a poor position to deal with staffing issues during the pandemic and resulted in some slowed service, the impact was not nearly as bad as it is now, thanks to new policies instituted by postmaster general and Trump donor Louis DeJoy.

According to emails from and interviews with dozens of current USPS employees from around the country, all of whom requested anonymity out of fear of retaliation for speaking to the media, DeJoy has instituted new policies—ostensibly about cutting costs and operating more efficiently—that have handcuffed the post office from being able to process the surge in packages (regular mail like letters, magazines, and newspapers are also impacted, although its volume has significantly reduced during the pandemic because of the decline in marketing mail). Overtime has been heavily restricted, which employees say they need to sort and deliver all of the packages that have flooded into the system sustaining a holiday season-esque surge for months. As a result, employees at processing and distribution facilities can no longer work more hours in order to handle the increased package load. Likewise, trucks from one facility to another must leave at their pre-scheduled time whether all the mail is on it or not and they cannot send extra trucks if the packages don’t fit in one. The longer the policy has been in effect, the worse the backlog gets.

Plus, per the new overtime policy, carriers who deliver the mail now must come to work later and are restricted to spending a mere half hour sorting and loading their trucks in the morning, a task that previously took at least two hours, according to multiple letter carriers around the country. Anything that doesn’t get loaded is left behind for another day."

SOURCE: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n7w9nd/usps-package-delays-mail-slowdown-hurts-small-businesses

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About PrairiePrimitives

Sales 1,879
On Etsy since 2006

Prairie Primitives Folk Art - Handmade in the USA!

Hi there!

My name is Tana and I'm the owner of Prairie Primitives Folk Art. I live in Sacramento, CA, USA.

Prior to opening this shop in 2006, I mostly sold at antique & craft fairs in the Midwest and California. I was honored to be a featured folk artist at the California Country Antiques Show in Los Altos, CA for many years. In June 2019, I was the guest artist at Gypsy Chic Vintage Market in Lincoln, CA. Check the "Local" section, located a bit farther down on this page, to see where I will be selling in person!

The inspiration for much of my work comes from my love of country antiques and antique textiles. I especially enjoy creating primitive dolls, hearts made from antique quilt & coverlet, and almost anything related to Americana, Halloween, or Christmas. I like to say that Prairie Primitives Folk Art is a collection of antique-inspired primitive dolls and home decor created to bring your 21st century home back to the 19th century.

EVERYTHING IN THIS SHOP IS READY TO SHIP!

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Last updated on Jul 5, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Do you combine shipping?

I am delighted to combine shipping whenever possible! The total shipping cost will be shown in your cart after you've added multiple items from my shop to your cart.

If you use the "Buy It Now" button for multiple items being shipped to the same address, I will combine shipping whenever possible and refund overpaid postage. If you prefer to have items shipped separately, just let me know and I'm happy to do that!

Upgraded Shipping

You may choose upgraded shipping for many of my items. Paying this additional fee will enable your order to ship via Priority Mail rather than First Class.

If you would like Priority Mail EXPRESS, just let me know which item(s) you will be buying and I will be happy to add this shipping option for you.

If you would like upgraded shipping on an item where it's not currently offered, just ask and and I will add that for you!

Can I Place A Custom Order?

Depending on my schedule, I may be able to make something special for you. Please ask!