Friday, 24 February 2012
Friday, 10 February 2012
This week I spent two days at a trade fair in Birmingham at the NEC. All I can say is my poor feet have just about recovered! The NEC is HUGE and this years show was bigger than ever with 20 halls open.
It was great to see all the stands even in the sectors that are totally unrelated to what I do! My other half came with me and he was determind that I should buy this chair and desk.
Friday, 27 January 2012
There is lots of great new stock coming in to the shop and a theme of love seems to be filtering through, must be the time of year, from cherubs to hearts, that's amore!
Everyone loves a heart and I have a selection of candles, frames, decorations and dishes all heart-shaped.
I am even feeling the LOVE for painting again! This occasional table was painted with Pure then crackleglaze and a top coat of Graphite. It was a bit of an experiment but I am happy with the result.
Amy, my Saturday girl, painted this sweet little table with Provence. I was very impressed!
The next thing to get "Sloaned" was a bureau. It had been lurking about the workshop area for months and I was starting to get used to it and was using it to store all sorts! So this week I went for it! A mix of Chateau Grey & Versaille, I poured the colours into a tray and just mixed it as I painted with it.
For the inside I used Aubusson, it's one of my favourite colours. I stencilled a motto, decoupaged a picture, used some Craquelure. (the drawers are Versaille but look a funny colour in this photo!)