Stepping into Country View Primitives is like stepping back to a simpler time. Tanya has created such a warm and inviting space; with surprises and delights in every nook and cranny. It’s a wonderful mix of time-loved antiques and hand-crafted items so different than what you find anywhere else! She herself, is uniquely talented in making anything she sets out to do, and has an impressive group of crafters and makers that round out the offerings. She scours the market, picking treasures at flea markets and antique fairs. Mixing them into her shop with all of the goodies she makes, allows customers to envision the uses and possibilities in their own homes.

I love this quote, it sums up what you get when you buy something hand-made. “When you buy from a hand maker, you are buying more than just an object. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks and months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You aren’t just buying a thing, you are buying a piece of a heart, a part of a soul, a moment of someone’s life. Most importantly, you are buying the artist more time to do something that they are passionate about.” -unknown.

Talent runs deep in the family, and her 8 year old son, Ayden, has taken over a growing corner of the shop for his own selection of antique pickin’s, candles and signs. My personal favorite is his Orange scent, that smells like you could just take a big, juicy bite out of the candle! Ayden is an old soul in a young boys body. He is delightful to talk to and very knowledgeable, beyond his young years, of historical facts and figures. He’s even been written up in Go Local magazine for his interests in all things old.

I’ll be going back over soon, because a certain dainty tea cup has been stuck in my brain. It will be perfect for a special someone that has moved away and I don’t get to share a spot of tea with her as often as I’d like to anymore. Special things for special occasions and special people that you love. That’s what Country View Primitives has. I highly recommend the short walk across the parking lot, the next time you visit Cooper’s. Tell Tanya (and Ayden) we sent you!