Samplers Country Collectibles – Stephanie Monahan

by admins on December 29, 2008





Stephanie Monahan, creator and artisan of Samplers Country Collectibles in Troy, MO, has been in the Primitive Gift Industry for more than 20 years. Stephanie credits her mother and grandmother for her career as a folk artist. For without these inspirational and talented women, Stephanie would not have ventured down this ever rewarding road.




Stephanie’s mother was raised on a Vermont farm and passed her vast knowledge on to Stephanie. Her grandmother was the daughter of a Canadian mercantile owner and her vast knowledge of the dry-goods industry from food to textiles was extensive. Needless to say, Stephanie has been very blessed with maternal wisdoms.




Although Stephanie tends to be a one-woman show, as news of Samplers Country’s products spread, Stephanie lovingly passed down her family’s mother-daughter legacy by teaching her oldest daughter, Elizabeth, her art and trade. Stephanie along with her daughter, Elizabeth, exhibit their creations at the Winter Market Square’s Order Writing shows, along with the Heritage Markets and Market Square, Inc. Cash & Carry Trade shows twice a year in Valley Forge, PA.




Samplers Country creates an assortment of handcrafted country primitives reproductions and original folkart, such as beeswax goodes, rusty candle holders, chalkware, dried goodes, dolls, handsculpted clay, early lighting, potpourri fixins, early looking covered books and boxes, pin cushions, make-do’s, and many other decorative accessories.Recently, I introduced my line of historic paper designs called Monahan Papers”. Stephanie strives to offer the highest quality products at exceptional values, all the while keeping her items “Made in the USA”. Most products sold by Stephanie are handmade by herself or daughter. 


Places to find Stephanie

In addition to attending wholesale trade shows an occassional invitational retail shows, Stephanie maintains a website, where you can view a plethera of Stephanie’s creations. 



Stephanie sells both wholesale and retail. She has been attending wholesale trade shows around the United States since 1990. “I have exhibited in wholesale trade shows from Los Angeles to Boston and Philadelphia and am represented in showrooms from Seattle to Atlanta. I currently exhibit my line in Pennsylvania twice a year which keeps me very busy. I am very excited to say I have met some wonderful and talented artisans online as well as keeping in touch with some of my fellow wholesale manufacturers that I am only able to visit with twice a year”.



Samplers Country Collectibles

Monahan Papers


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