Linsey McKenzie from The Primitive Daughter

“We have a personal touch or a story to each item in our shop.”

- Linsey McKenzie

The Primitive Daughter: Home Decor & Personalized Items

Just taking a quick scroll through Linsey McKenzie's Facebook business page for The Primitive Daughter, I can tell you two things: (1) she has some incredible talent, and (2) she understands how to foster community with her business. 

We had a chance to get to know Linsey through some Q&A and here's what we learned about her background and why she started The Primitive Daughter:

Q&A with Linsey McKenzie


Give us a brief background of who you are for those that don't know.

Family owned and operated primitive and country decor with handmade and personalized items.


How long have you served people in the area?

3 years.


How did you go about this career path?

My parents' started with their own business, and I grew into it myself.


Describe one or two moments in your life that shaped who you are today.

Running an event by myself when I was 13, I knew this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

“Being able to create items to make everyone's house a home.”

- Linsey on what she enjoys most about her business


What do you enjoy most about being a business owner?

Being able to create items to make everyone's house a home.


Regarding your core products and services, what can you tell us about it? Why should we care?

We have a personal touch or a story to each item in our shop.


What types of local events do you enjoy the most?

Our open houses always have a fun theme! I enjoy those so much.


Favorite book and favorite quote. Go!

 Favorite quote from her favorite book: "There's no use going back to yesterday.” - from Alice in Zombieland

Get Linsey's Favorite Book

She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever. Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. Her father was right. The monsters are real (Source: Amazon).


What's your biggest challenge in your business right now? What's a close second?

Having the locals find our hidden gem.


What's really killing it for you as a marketing channel today?



What is your biggest revenue driver?

Customized products.


Do you have any sales, offers or freebies for our readers that you want to promote?

We offer a military discount and offer the cheapest prices in town!


Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?

The Primitive Daughter would love the chance to make your house a home!

Head Over To The Primitive Daughter's Facebook Page!

Learn more about what Linsey offers at To get in touch with Linsey, just call (240) 520-4449 or email her at Also, they have two locations: 523 Baltimore Street in Gettysburg, PA and 13775 Molly Pitcher Highway in Greencastle, PA.