Monday, February 13, 2012

Spring is in the Air

It might be chilly outside, but C'est Moi is ready for Spring!

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom."

Things are definitely blooming here at the shop. :)

Including these silver wire nest charms from local artist Tarah Coleman. They're the perfect accessory for Spring and a unique twist on mothers' birthstone necklaces.

Our favorite Annie Sloan color lately has been Paloma. Annie created the color by mixing purple, yellow, and white, producing a beautiful taupe-like lavender. On this bed we paired it with Paris Grey and a mixture of Graphite and Emile. Topped with a hint of dark wax, it creates the ultimate Shabby Chic look!

Here's another view of the bed, topped with plenty of comfy linens and pillows. Seamlessly combining aesthetics and comfort, they're the perfect companion to any bedroom set.

Once again, don't forget to sign up for the Annie Sloan North American Tour! You'll experience a full day, hands-on workshop, taking tips from the master herself. The workshop is set for Monday, March 26th at the Franklin Marriot in Cool Springs. Click here to register and learn more!

Monday, February 6, 2012

This Little Shop Went to the Market

Don't you agree with St. Francis?! We were able to mingle with quite a few artists this past weekend at Vintage Marketplace. The main attraction in our corner was, of course, Antoinette, the newest color of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It's a soft pink with a hint of brown, which Annie describes as the "color of washed out roses and old plaster." Perfect to add a touch of femininity without being too girly.

This was our motto at Vintage Marketplace, especially since we spent our time "playing" with our favorite paint.

Those who hadn't heard of Chalk Paint were surprised by the range of colors Annie offers. For the rest of us, it's just hard to choose which one we want to use!

Since many people who came by the space didn't know much about the paint, we spent most of our time demonstrating and explaining its advantages. Paige and the other ladies donned aprons, grabbed paint brushes, and got down to business. There are definitely some new Chalk Paint fans out there after this weekend!

Besides working in our own space, we loved visiting with other vendors. Our friend Lisa Maughmer of Urban Farmhouse was our neighbor "right across the way," as we say here in Nashville.

It was a whirlwind weekend, but a fun one all the same. After it was over, we got to come back to the shop and admire the fabulous Lenny & Eva jewelry we have in stock! Pick your sentiment and add it to a large cuff...

Or a small one. Choices, choices. :)

**Don't forget to sign up for the North American Annie Sloan Tour! Join Annie for a full-day, hands-on workshop on Monday, March 26th. It will be held at the Franklin Marriott in Cool Springs. Click here to register.**