I have lately noticed a growing holiday trend! Specifically, I have noticed that rather than have one Christmas tree decorated with keepsake ornaments, people have more than one, sometimes quite a few, with different themes or colors. A friend of mine puts up four trees in her house at Christmas and keeps them in the garage for the rest of the year, fully decorated, sealed in very large plastic bags! Another friend leaves her tree up year ’round and changes the ornaments from Easter to Fourth of July to fall to the holidays!
At the Country Store of Geneva, we have a terrific selection of twig trees. Rustic slim twig trees are dark green and brown with tiny brown twigs and are commonly referred to as ‘”German Twig Trees.” They hold ornaments securely in view as the branches are bendable. When you receive your twig tree, the branches will all be tight up against the main ‘trunk’. You can pull the branches down to a 90 degree angle for maximum width or let them lean up a bit if space is more limited in width. This allows you to display the tree a bit closer to a wall on one side. Keep them up ‘year round and decorate seasonally or a festive woodsy look!
The Country Store of Geneva offers twig trees in five sizes. The larger twig trees have three sections (bottom, middle, and top!) plus a sturdy iron base. The smaller, table-top twig trees are in one piece with a burlap base or a reproduction treenware base.
|Tiny Twig Tree
Base: reproduction treenware grain measure base
Number of traditional brown cord lights: One 50 ct string
Number of silicone lights: One 12 ct string
|4 1/2 Foot Twig Tree
Height: 4.5 feet
Width: 16”to 20”
Base: Sturdy Iron base
Number of traditional brown cord lights: Two 100 ct strings
Number of silicone lights: Two 12 ct strings
Six Foot Twig Tree
Height: 6 feet
Width: 18” to 24”
Base: Sturdy Iron base
Number of traditional brown cord lights: Three 100 ct strings
Number of silicone lights: Three 12 ct strings
Seven Foot Twig Tree
Height: 7 feet
Width: 25”to 35”
Base: Sturdy Iron base
Number of traditional brown cord lights: Four 100 ct strings
Four 12 ct strings
Eight Foot Twig Tree
Height: 8 feet
Width: 30” to 36”
Base: Sturdy Iron base
Number of traditional brown cord lights: Four or five 100 ct strings
Number of silicone lights: Four or five 12 ct strings
The smaller twig trees look wonderful in a children’s room. You can even light the little tree up with tiny rice lights and use it as a night-light. We also offer strings of silicone swirl and star lights. Try dressing up a few of your existing tree lights with silicone “slip-over” stars or snowflakes. These tiny silicone decorations fit over the regular strings of clear lights. The Country Store of Geneva also carries traditional tree lights with a BROWN cord rather than a green cord! They are hard to find and match the twig trees perfectly!
Primitive Rice Lights
String of Star Lights
Brown Cord Lights
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We have interesting and decorative curtain rods which can accommodate our homespun country curtains for windows from 21” to 120” wide. They are made in the USA from iron and have swirly tips on the ends.
These iron curtain rods are available in four lengths, all of which are telescopically expandable, so you can pick the length you need. Use one curtain rod for a single curtain or use two curtain rods to create a layered curtain. We have end brackets for both curtain rod styles as well as center support brackets (if needed) to prevent sagging from weight.
We also offer unique iron end brackets hand forged by a genuine blacksmith in Maine. These end brackets hold both a shelf (buy a 1” x 6” board at the hardware store and cut to size!) and a curtain rod (use a wooden dowel from the hardware store also cut to size). The end brackets are available in three patterns and are sold in pairs, but you can buy an odd number if you need! Choose from stars, ram horns, or hearts! The nice thing about these end curtain brackets is that you can paint the shelf whatever color you want and put favorite things on it to create a very “homey” scene.
Please call us at 800-232-1220 if we can be of assistance to you in your curtain rod and country curtain plans! You can also visit our store in Geneva, Illinois to see our full line of curtains and curtain rods. We also have a couple of country curtain blogs online also which might help you with your curtain rod plans!
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We take great pride in our products made with USA recycled wood!
The stovetop cover, which is now our best seller, is our newest! This primitive kitchen “cover” will not only give your kitchen a quick, clean look, but can also be used for over a dishwasher, a washing machine, or a clothes dryer.
Don’t miss our Primitive Pine Bench and Quilt Clamp Holders, also made from recycled wood. The quilt holders (regular size and mini!) can be ordered in different lengths and look splendid with our tea-dyed quilts and quilt blocks and perfect for baby quilts and make a beautiful addition to any nursery!
Each piece is unique in its level of distress due to the nature of the wood from which it is painstakingly created. All timber is removed by hand, denailed, cleaned, and sanded to be crafted into the fine product you see. A hand rubbed wax finish enhances the natural beauty of the wood, creating a lovely patina.
Stop by our website or take a stroll through our store in Geneva, Illinois for more beautiful primitive country items for your home.
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Americana country décor has been a popular theme in decorating for as long as we can remember. The colors of preference are usually not the bright red, white, and blue of the flag, but the more muted colors of burgundy, navy, and off white. From tea-dyed quilts, lamps, battery operated candles and wall décor, there are so many ways to create a homey, Americana feel in your home that is also primitive country! At the Country Store of Geneva, our best selling blazing star quilt is commonly used in Americana country décor. It is perfectly complemented by the punched star shade light and a primitive star valance.
Our Old Glory quilts that are burgundy, beige and blue are a perfect match for the Americana valance that features the stars and stripes of the American flag in burgundy, off-white and navy blue. The Log Cabin Braided Rug completes the motif with the similar colors.
Most recently, the Americana Décor craze has turned its eyes to the whimsical portraits of the Founding Fathers by well-known New Hampshire artist, Tim Campbell. Prints of all four of the portraits are currently available at The Country Store of Geneva. They include George Washington, Ben Franklin, Martha Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
Personally, we have always loved Americana country décor. It is welcoming as well as patriotic.
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Having trouble finding the perfect gift that you can keep on giving?
Need an easy way to seasonally decorate with primitive country?
Check out the all seasons selection of hanging welcome signs at
The Country Store of Geneva.
The black, wooden arrow has a metal tip and metal “feathers” and can be mounted inside or outside with two screws.
The primitive, country decorations attach to the arrow with a few links of chain, which are included with the sign,
and can be changed with the seasons. Give Mom or Grandma one (with an arrow if she is just beginning to collect!)
and you can give her another one every birthday and every Christmas. She’ll love looking forward to the next one and you will have fun picking one out!
There are already over 20 different replacement welcome signs and we are adding new ones all of the time! Below are just some of the seasonal,
as well as year ’round possibilities:
Visit our website for all of the different replacement plaques!
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