I splurged last week and bought myself a little shoulder bag from Katie's Rose Cottage. I've been watching Lori's blog and website for new ones to come up for sale but I always missed them! By the time I would see one I wanted it had already sold. Finally last week I lucked out and found one I loved and it was available. Whoopee! I'm planning to use it this weekend when we have our antique festival. While I'm manning the booth I'll use it to carry any "must have one me at all times items".
BTW~Katies Rose Cottage Designs was great to work with. I was quickly given updates on the bags status and I ordered it on a Friday, it was shipped out on Saturday and arrived on a Monday. I would highly recommend ordering from Lori and Kristin, their things are beautiful to boot!
I've been busy the past few weeks with things for All That Jazz and our annual Antique Festival we have downtown. Wanna see pictures? I knew you did!
Lots of chalkboards for the taking.
I've been working with some techniques Rosemary from Villabarnes uses and was kind enough to share with her readers. You use gesso over gray paint to get the whitewashed effect. I'm not sure if I am liking it or not. Rosemary's pieces look so much better than mine! She is a master!
This pair was originally a gold/bronze color.
This sign was U.G.L.Y. Green with yellow, brown and pink flowers.
ASCP~ Old White and Coco
I am wanting to try a few other paints I've been reading about, the Cece Caldwell line which is completely natural and non toxic and I'm dying to use Marion of Miss Mustard Seeds' new line of Milk Paint she has coming out next month. I've also been seeing a paint line called La Craie. It seems to be a lot less well known but they have absolutely beautiful colors. I have had a bit of a hard time finding an online site to order from that is easy to navigate though.
Provance with gilding accents.
The beachy green color I custom mixed.
Old white and Coco.
Hope you are all well and having a wonderful week!