Friday, June 12, 2015

Country Vignette for Your Farm & Rural Style!

At TLC Vintage Collection in Des Moines, IA, we are constantly looking for new ways to enhance your visit with inspired ideas on how to use Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. This year we are developing as time goes on, a series of style vignettes that will line the south and west walls of the showroom.

We chose "Country Chic" as our first vignette as we had the perfect chairs and gate leg table to show off the warmth and charm of a farm kitchen. Plus! It gave us a perfect opportunity to try one of Annie's new stencils -- Flower Chain! Plus, I am an authentic mid-century Iowa farm girl -- born and raised -- and love all the bits and pieces to decorate the area! So here we go with what we put together today!

Loretta painted the beautiful table and chairs. The table is a custom collor to go with the background of Annie Sloan's French Hens fabric -- part of her European fabric collection which we carry and have available for sale!

The wonderful country hanging light, hurrican lamp and Hampshire piggy bank were finds today at garage sales around town. The stereoscope and photos were a find from a customer at last month's Des Moines monthly flea market.

Here's a close up of the French Hens fabric and a checkers set with a drawer for checker storage!

A green-blue  Ball jar chick feeder is a great M&M dispense. A white rooster is a perfect creamer pitcher. Like the E-A-T sign? Well, soon we will be able to teach you to rust and patina anything with Modern Masters Reactive Metallics that we will be stocking and teaching! PS - Those letters are not metal! They are paper mache!

Gotta love that farm scene in upper left and a blue ribbon from the Fort Worth TX Cattle Show. How about that Clydesdal painting. Last is the farmhouse sign I made with an old screen. Soon we will have a barn sign as well!

Here is a close up of the Annie Sloan Flower Chain stencil that is bordering our drop leaf table -- using Chateau Grey, Primer Red and Arles. We have added part of the Chanticleer stencil by Maison de Stencils to add to our country theme and tie into the chairs.

We've turned a little crate into a wall shelf and/or a tray to hold cutlery or bottles. On top is my little oil can collection -- OOps one fell over!

And finally what is left of my vintage match holders! These are so cute and were on the wall by pot bellied stoves ready to help light them up! I hope you have enjoyed our first vignette....I think the next will be Shabby Chic or Romantique!