Thursday, September 27, 2012

How I Got My Blog Name

We have been asked by Karen from
My Colonial Home
to disclose how we came up with our blog name.
First I would like to thank Karen for coming up with this
brainstorm  wonderful idea. LOL
There are truly some creative folks out here in blogland and I am glad to be a part of it.
Looking back at how I decided on my name brings back
Frustration (Lack of blogging experience)
Fretfulness (Will anyone follow me)
Joy ( Knowing I could do this)
Pride ( My love of prims)

First let me start on how our business originated.
Bob and I started our antique and craft business
on the back porch of our house in 2008.
We then moved our business to a local antique mall.
The owner of that mall gave us the chance to sell our wares
in the back room of the store.
It was a perfect location with 1000 sq ft of space.
We added a window and a prim porch
and proudly stenciled on the window
Back Porch Primitives
Primitives ~ Candles ~ Crafts
After two years at the mall
and becoming the owners best selling vendors
(he did not think primitives would sell in our county)
I told him that I wanted to bring them to the county.
( we proved him wrong)
Anyway, after two wonderful years,
he sat us down to give us bad news.
He was dying from a rare lung disease.
He then made Bob the manager of the store.
After a year later, he was in the last stage and we decided it was time to move on.
Bob and I searched for another location in Town and found a nice 1800 yr old building that suited us and we sealed the deal in July 2010. We had our own building!
Since we were bringing in 20 other dealers with us and creating our own mall,
we felt we needed to change our name to
Back Porch Antiques.
Next came the blog in 2011.
What to name it.
Back Porch Primitives was my first thought...
but I wanted it to be different.
Then came
Backyard Primitives (already taken)
Water Thyme Primitives (Nah)
River Primitives (since I live by the river)
Then as I almost threw in the towel...
the light bulb hit...
By the river...changed to...
Prims By The Water

And so it began....
Prims by the water blessings to all,



  1. I think I had read bits and pieces of this along the way, but it is so good to hear the full story. So glad you made the "dive" into blogging - and that you joined in Karen's challenge. I agree, it was a great "brainstorm!" Beautiful sunset photos.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin (But really, an 1800 yr old building??? YIKES! That's older than me!) ;o)

  2. Very interesting story, I'm sure you have worked very hard. Lovely picture of the water.

  3. Hello Janice, love your blogging name story,and the name, so unique. What a fun challange Karen made for all us to share the blogging names and how they came about. Enjoyed yours Janice, love the pics to, Blessings Francine.

  4. Thanks for sharing Friend
    Love to hear everyones story.
    Beautiful photo.

  5. What a lovely story. It has been so interesting hearing of each blog's name. I'd so love to visit your shop.
    Have a great day.

  6. Thanks for sharing how you came up with your blog name.

  7. Your blog story is encouraging. Thanks for sharing...I just became your newest follower...Blessings...Pam


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