Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happy Holidays Newsletter from TLC Vintage

December 2014
Volume 19

Season’s Greetings & Thank You

As we come into the final month of the year, it is time to remember and cherish the journey we have been on at TLC Vintage, central Iowa headquarters for Chalk Paint®  decorative paint by Annie Sloan. Our recollections wouldn’t be complete without thanking all of our customers -- whether you have been with us all along or just discovered us today! Your enthusiasm and support of the Annie Sloan line and my curious and interesting choice of one-of-a-kind decor and furniture find has been amazing.

We are giving back some of this to those who are struggling, through the Children’s Cancer Connection. Your support at our #AnnieSloanLate@TLCVintageCollection open house on November 21 will result in a check for $1,000 going to the Connection which helps children who have cancer and their siblings to find support and help during their ordeal through camps and activities.

We wish you a very jolly holiday season and all the best for 2015!

Sincerely, Janet & Dan Piller

Making a list and checking it twice! Holiday Gift Ideas!

Got a friend who is wild about Annie Sloan products or items we carry? Have items you hope family or friends will give to you this holiday season? Or even an upcoming birthday? Here are some ideas!

TLC Wish List:  Come to the store and fill out a card of items you hope to find in your stocking or under the tree for the holidays. We will help your friends locate those items at the store and gift wrap them. Or come to the store and see if a friend or family member has completed a form. If not, we can look through their past purchases and help you come up with something new that they will like or need!

TLC Gift Certificates: Our gift certificates are good for 12 months from the date of purchase. Ask for one for Christmas or a birthday or give one to a friend in any amount you choose. These may also be used for workshops as well as merchandise.

Secret Santa and Girlfriend Gifts: Our Shannon Martin line includes small holiday gift bags with amusing photos and sayings and are the perfect size to gift some Sweet Doe Soap, Body Butter, Shannon Martin pillboxes, magnets or sticky notes! We also have darling locally made vintage inspired necklaces.

For the Gourmet: Try our unfiltered Spanish olive oil, Arbekia -- housed in its own beautiful gold koozie… Just add a bow!

Annie Sloan Fans: Gift something your friends haven’t tried! Decoupage medium, Craqueleur, the new Burgundy that is a huge hit! And don’t forget Annie’s newest book: Room Recipes for Color and Style!

Tip of the Month
Baby, It’s Cold Outside…..Protect your paint from extreme temperatures. Chalk Paint®  is best stored at 55-80 degrees, so don’t leave your cans in the garage! If you receive a shipment from us and it does sit out all day on the step -- don’t worry. Let it warm up to room temperature, stir thoroughly and get painting! Best not let it freeze, but it can freeze and defrost three times without hurting the quality. Also, it is best to wax and paint under these same temperature conditions!

Workshop Schedule

Chalk Paint® 101 Plus!
Six paint techniques plus clear and dark wax methods! $85 per person in advance.
Dec 6: 9 am to Noon      Jan 10: Noon to 3 pm
Feb 7: Noon to 3 pm      Mar 7: Noon to 3 pm
Apr 11: Noon to 3 pm     

Chalk Paint® 201 Amazing Finishes!
More amazing paint techniques of Annie Sloan!  Crackle, frottage, rococo & more! $85 per person in advance.  
Jan 31: Noon to 3 pm   Mar 21: Noon to 3 pm
Chalk Paint® Kitchen Cabinets & Built-ins!
How to renew your dated cabinets at a fraction of the cost without replacement! $85 per person in advance.
Feb 28: Noon to 3 pm       Apr 18: Noon to 3 pm
Wood Icing(TM)
Ice wood like icing a cake. Texture paste to add a permanent dimension to any surface! Lace, wood, reptile, stencil & more. $85 per person in advance.
Nov 22: Noon to 3 pm   Feb 21: Noon to 3 pm
Artisan Enhancements Special Effects!
Crackle, Pearl Plaster, Transfer Gel, Gilding Foil! Fun beyond description! $85 per person in advance.
Dec 20: Noon to 3 pm    Mar 14: Noon to 3 pm
Peeling Paint, Crust & Crud!
Perfect for the junker who wants to blend a newer piece or add a more rustic finish to an item to blend in. Peeling off paint, layers of crust and crud. $85 per person in advance.
Jan 17: Noon to 3 pm
Introduction to Milk Paint
A variety of applications for the use of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. Wax distress, layering, staining and more!
Dec 13: 9 am to noon     Mar 28: Noon to 3 pm
Chalk Paint Fabric & Upholstery
First time offering. How to update your look at home using Chalk Paint on fabric and upholstery -- leather, damask and more!
Jan 24: Noon to 3 pm
Studio Time: $25 per hour by appointment. Rate adjusted per person if more than one. You purchase materials to use from TLC Vintage. Tutoring or project oversight. We also do custom  painting.
Girls Night Out! Pinot & Paint Therapy!
Put together a group of friends and spend 3 hours in the studio painting finishes you choose. Cost dependent on materials and number attending. Your bring the wine and we provide the cheese, crackers and paint! Dates/fees negotiable.
Class Size & Cancellation Policy: We maintain the right to refund your money or arrange for a different date if we do not have the 3-4 people necessary  to make a class viable. If you are ill or weather prevents travel, you may reschedule to another date within six months of the date you originally scheduled. If your plans change, we need a two-week notice before the class date if you want to be rescheduled. Under two weeks, there is no refund but if your spot is filled we will allow you to reschedule. Otherwise, your fee is forfeited.

TLC Vintage Collection
7518 Hickman Road
Windsor Heights (Des Moines) IA 50324
Telephone: 515-276-1577 (shop)
Email:  tlcvintage@tlcvintagecollection.com     
Watch our Workshop Tab for Schedule Changes!   Website: www.tlcvintagecollection.com