Friday, March 16, 2012

Annie Sloan CHALK ® Tour San Francisco Event just days away!

 The Annie Sloan CHALK PAINT® American Tour began in New Orleans with two days of intense training and fun!  The first day concluded with a fantastic party at the Elms Mansion.  

From left to right,
Local Retail Partner, Susan Bell of Decor with a Past in Live Oak, serving
Fabulous Finds in Marysville and Junk in the Trunk in Grass Valley

Local Retail Partner, Bobbi Eddy of Not Too Shabby,
serving Folsom and The Red Door in Elk Grove

Stockist, Me, Tami Fandrei of Patina Decorative Finishes, serving Northern California

Stockist Debbie Cooper of 'Round the Coop, serving Country Roads in Old Orange as well as L.A. and Orange Counties

Local Retail Partner, Melony Hannah of Well Worn in Oroville, serving 8th and Main in Chico and Sera Bella Home in Redding

We all had a fantastic time as you can see:

Completing the party with a New Orleans Tradition:

the "Second Line" to live music!

Day Two.  Annie paints barefoot.  Don't you love it?

Will you be joining us in San Francisco?  There is still time to sign up.  You could even come the day of, there are "open registration" spaces available for those who "drop in!"

For more information, go to the Annie Sloan Unfolded site here!  While you are at it, check out the new website that was launched this week!  I think it's "BRILLIANT!"

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Annie has landed...

That's RIGHT...she's in America now, New York City to be exact!  There are still a few spots available for the Tour here in San Francisco!  Want to meet all of our stockists and LRP's and OF COURSE, Annie?!

Here is the link!

I spent my morning at Barnes and Noble as I tapped my foot waited patiently for the crew to put out their new shipment of magazines!  Soooooooo...just to drop a few names and covers:

Annie Sloan was in these NEW issues, including the PREMIER issue of Vintage Style:

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Annie Sloan is coming to the U.S.

You have your seat reserved yet???  Here's your chance to paint with Annie and learn about color theory and the amazing person behind this fantastic paint!

March 19th at Historic Fort Mason in San Francisco.

Our giveaway raffle is now closed, local winners for each shop to be announced by tomorrow evening!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pinterest and early morning Etsy ramblings

Happy Friday morning, everyone!  Pinterest and Etsy SUCKIN' are the life right outta me.  So, I'm back, making it a goal to only pin between the hours of 4 a.m. and 5 a.m.  That's right, ever since I turned 40 a few weeks ago (sigh), some kind of internal clock kicked in and at 4 a.m., my eyes pop open and I'm awake.  ACK.  It's killing me.  Come 8 p.m., I'm like my 80 year old grandparents nodding off in front of "The River" and WHO does that?

There are NO some advantages to waking up before everyone.  1.  No fighting over the Keurig, I have it all to myself and I sure need it at 4 a.m.  2. I get all the good things on Etsy.  By 10 a.m. when I really wake up, I have a little buyer's remorse, sometimes a bit more than a "little."  Yesterday, I bought a vintage wallpaper kit.  Like what the hell am I going to do with THAT? how EXCITING, a vintage wallpaper kit!  3.  I am up with my East Coast peeps!

So, what is your Friday looking like?  I've been clearing out my garage this week trying to get ready for two giant pallets of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to grace my life and for a fun event here.  On Sunday, I will be hosting all of my Local Retail Partners in Northern California as we put together idea books of ASCP to put in all of our shops.  I'm so excited to get everyone together and CREATE!  Happy Friday, everyone!

I'll leave you with this, it's on it's way to my doorstep: