Friday, March 30, 2012

Who Wrote the Book of Love?

According to our sources, the author is the one and only Waxing Poetic!

Their new line, Bespoken, turns any event, celebration, or memory into a custom jewelry piece.

Whether you want to celebrate an anniversary or commemorate a friendship, you'll find plenty of beautiful options customized just for you.

As Waxing Poetic says, " You can dream up lovely, timeless, heartfelt jewelry items...and we craft them."

In addition to the charms shown above, the Bespoken line also offers rings and bracelets. This wax rolled signet ring just might be our favorite piece of all.

If you haven't had a chance to come by and see the Bespoken line yet, you're in for a treat! We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Waxing Poetic trunk show on Thursday, April 19th!

More details are forthcoming, but go ahead and mark it on your calendar; we want to see you there!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!

We're so excited about the upcoming royal visit that we painted this lovely little dresser in homage to our friends across the pond. Apparently, the queen will not be accepting an audience while she's here, but another royal is...

Her Highness, Queen of Chalk Paint, Annie Sloan!

Instead of reading or talking about the products, come learn from the creator herself at the 2012 Annie Sloan North American Tour! You don't have to travel far; the event will take place on Monday, March 26th at the Franklin Marriott in Cool Springs.

You'll experience a full and exciting day, including a 2-hour demonstration and history given by Annie, a 4-hour hands-on workshop, and a book signing and social hour.

When you're done learning from Annie, you'll have enough confidence to create your own masterpiece, like this dresser we painted in Old White and Paloma for our YouTube video.

Pre-registration ends in 10 days, so don't forget to sign up and claim your spot! And in the meantime, stop by the shop and say hello. We'd love you to see our new items; they include this chic pillow that pretty much sums it all up. :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Behind the Scenes

Did you know Annie Sloan has her own YouTube Channel? Well, she does! We've already shown you the first video about her shop in Oxford, "home to the best paint in the world."

The channel also features Chalk Paint stockists in England, the United States, and other countries; that includes our own shop right here in Brentwood! So how did we go about making our YouTube video? We started, of course, with a few cans of paint. This time we chose Barcelona Orange, Arles, Antoinette, and Provence.

Then we brought in a couple of willing volunteers, Tom and Jan, to take a Chalk Paint class for the camera. Looks like they had a little fun!

Behind the scenes, our videographer and creative mastermind Paul worked hard to capture the right shots so he could later edit them into one finished product.

Here's a better view of Paul. He was all smiles behind the camera and put everyone at ease...

Even when we had to paint on cue! Store owner and Chalk Paint expert, Tawnya, led the way, as usual. She began to paint the edges of this beautiful dresser, while Tom recorded and we all looked on.

Next it was Melissa's turn. Melissa helps Tawnya run the Annie Sloan workshops, so she's no amateur when it comes to Chalk Paint techniques!

Finally, C'est Moi store manager Vanessa had to get her hand (or at least a brush) in the paint. Vanessa usually keeps the store running at full steam, but she got to take a break from behind the counter to join in the fun. :)

Nicole, our always cheerful sales associate extraordinaire, was filmed for the video but didn't make it into the behind the scene photographs. We'll try to be back soon with a picture so you can meet her before you see the video!

Since there wasn't another photographer, no one got a shot of Kristin, our blogger (aka me!), painting the dresser as well. But you'll see that soon enough.

Paul is working his editing magic to have the video ready to go; soon you'll be able to "visit" C'est Moi on the Annie Sloan YouTube when you can't make it to the shop. :)