Thursday, April 22, 2010

Today's Featured Artists -- Firecracker Kid Primitives

Today’s featured artists are a husband and wife team,   Carol and Tim Anderson of the Firecracker Kid Primitives.

They started making primitive furniture for themselves in the 1990’s after seeing the wonderful reproduction primitives in The Country Sampler magazine and began their business four years ago.     Tim is retired from building homes and is a master carpenter and Carol is a work at home crafter and manages their business.
With Tim’s skill at crafting the furniture and Carol’s finishing artistry,  they make a great team.

A lot of thought and planning goes into their designs so that it is pleasing to the primitive eye, user friendly, and functional.  A woodcraft that if the customer wanted to, they could actually use for a purpose.      Their rolling pin racks can actually be used to hold old or new rolling pins, therefore, it's not just for display.   Their  Rolling pin Cubby Rack, the same principle... yes, it's a neat primitive piece of furniture and is visually pleasing, but is also functional.

At the present time Tim makes the orders on the weekends, and occasionally when he has days off during the week, depending on the weather. He's a construction worker at this time.    Eventually they would like for Tim to retire and work the business full time with Carol.
 They  take great pride in their woodcrafts and working with their hands to make something using manual skill, one at a time,  in their home  to the best of their abilities.

They love to afford other lovers of all things primitive the opportunity to purchase their handmades at reasonable prices and enjoy them, and the most important thing is the pleasure they  give their customers when they open their package and just love what they find inside. Also knowing and appreciating that a part of them  is in hearts and homes throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia.

 You can see a selection of their fine reproduction early American primitives in their Firecracker Kid Primitives Etsy shop,

And for information on custom order check out their blog at

Some of the things they make are:
Primitive Early American Dough Bowl Racks
Primitive Cabinets, Book Cabinets, Shelves
Primitive One-of-a-kind Rolling Pin Dough Bowl Keeps
Primitive One-of-a-kind Rolling Pin Keeps in 2, 3, and 4 pin
Primitive One-of-a-kind 3-pin Rolling Pin Cubby Keep
Blanket Cranes
Small Primitive Woodcrafts


  1. Love this feature! I can attest to the quality of the workmanship. I am a very happy customer of Firecrackerkid Prims!

  2. Wonderful write up on two talented people! Both do outstanding work!

  3. Love Tim and Carol's items. I was fortunate enough to win a rolling pin bowl keep from them...and it is so nice.

  4. What a wonderful feature! I just love Tim and Carol's work!!

  5. Beautiful feature. Love the first picture of Carol and her hubby! Don't you want to just hug them? They do such beautiful work.

  6. Great people and hope to have one of their beautiful pieces in my home as well. Love ya Carol!!

  7. Great feature, I love their work. Have a great day.

  8. Aww, how nice to find this feature on the goobers behind Firecrackerkid Primitives. LOL. Thank you Bette and Deena and thanks for all the wonderful compliments gals. We love 'em and appreciate you all:)

  9. This was a great feature - love seeing "behind the scenes". Tim & Carol are so talented - you can tell their hearts go into their work. ~*~Lisa

  10. Wonderful feature on a very talented pair! Nice to see Carol and Tim's beautiful work recognized!
    ~Debbie S.

  11. Does anyone know what happened to Firecracker Kid- Did they retire?