March 17, 2018: Primitive Designs is a retail and gift shop filled with some of the most unique and exotic antiques, furnishings, and art pieces I’ve ever seen. It’s located in Port Hope and is one of the top tourist attractions in this small town.
We arrived here around 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon on a Saturday to check it out. They had a gigantic Transformers robot outside the shop. It was so impressive that even my SO exclaimed a loud “Wow!” immediately upon us driving onto the lot. We got out of the car and spent the next hour and a half or so browsing the very many collection of interesting items that they had for sale. There was a tall T-Rex made from recycled motor vehicles as well as a Bumblebee robot too. There was so much to see inside!
Here are the photos of what I encountered inside and outside of the shop:
Gigantic T-Rex that was so meticulously assembled! All of the sculptures were done with so much precision and care.
The main attraction to this place. ;P
There were a lot of metal Portuguese style chickens. It made me think that they belonged at a Portuguese restaurant.
Can you spot me? 🙂
I wonder how they did this. Did they meld the metal parts together?
An elephant made from driftwood!
A happy and colourful wall.
This Bumblebee robot was also made with detail.
There were clothing for sale inside too in the style of Tibet and yoga wear.
I found these glass sculptures to be so interesting! The glass formed to the shape of the wood underneath it.
There were lots of Mardi Gras themed items such as this skull on the ceiling.
I found Spidey!
They had a second floor too!
What a collection!
After walking around the store for an hour and a half and seeing so many interesting items, we concluded that a lot of items might not be things that the ordinary person would buy but rather a lot of the products were fitting for restaurants and/or places that required large and in-your-face decor. I think Primitive Designs is definitely worth a stop if you are going to be in the town of Port Hope!