Friday, February 10, 2012

Crackle Varnish and "Antoinette" Arrive in Iowa!

Antoinette arrived this morning and she brought along a playmate -- Crackle Varnish! Now you can add a new method of faux aging a piece of furniture -- giving it that cracked paint look!

This is a two step process so you will need to purchase one of each -- a base coat and a top coat. It's everything it's cracked up to be. Go to and hit the "Shop" tab to make your purchase today.

While there, pick up a can or two of paint and/or wax...and don't forget to add Antoinette to your growing inventory of well-loved paint! Isn't it just the best ever???

Antoinette works great with Paris Grey and Old White on French Provincial style!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Lookie What I Found! Arthur Court Tray for $2.99!

This is an Arthur Court 12" Square Grape Tray, copyright 1993. It retails on the Silver Gallery website for $49.....Ahem....last week I picked one up -- not knowing what it was but just liked the look and feel of it. What a nice surprise when today I learned my $2.99 Salvation Army tray was a little bit special!

I tend to pick up things because they appeal to me. I hope when my shop opens April 1, that my taste appeals to others. But once again, I am torn -- keep the really good find that I like so much for myself or put it back on the market!

My beautiful Haeger Pottery lady is still lingering at the Brass Armadillo though I have dropped and dropped her price. Look at her in the evening light of our living room. I find her breath taking!

She is so Age of Aquarius to me. I found here dirty and sad sitting on a concrete driveway when a woman was selling things her ex had left at their home! $3.....the only comparable I coud find on line was a Pepto-bismol pink listed at $275!

You don't have to spend a lot satisfying your yen for a treasure hunt. But be careful -- the house can get quite cluttered and eclectic! By the way -- both of these items are for sale. Just give me a call!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Why Annie Sloan Chalk Paint? Please share!

Here's a reminder, that you, my followers, don't need! But share it with your friends and have them follow me!

Why everyone should use

1.     It’s the BEST product for painting furniture on the market.
2.     No need to prime or prepare
3.     Extremely low VOC’s so it is good for the environment
4.     You can use it on any surface, indoors and out
5.     You can use the paint by diluting it with water to make a wash or show the wood grain
6.     The colors are mixed intelligently
7.      It’s a girls paint, but boys can use it, too
8.      It’s flexible so you can be creative and change your mind
9.      It allows your walls to breathe so it is perfect for cottage walls
10.    You can use it as an impasto (thickly)-leave the lid off to thicken
11.    Annie Sloan has been making it since 1990 so it’s tried and tested