…state of the union

Before taking my first job at The Reston Times, I lived in London for a bit. I must admit that I was a tad disappointed that I was not stepping into a Jane Austen novel, but recovered quickly after discovery the city for my own. I’ve had an affinity for England since I was a little girl and now that I’m thirty-something it still continues. How can you not love a country that has a real Queen, castles, cozy pubs, Guiness & those Beefeaters!

I painted my first Union Jack for my son’s room.


I love doing a twist on the classic colors with my favorite blues.


Since then, I’ve done about 7 custom blue Union Jack dressers for clients.



I don’t like the idea of being exacting in my chalk painting, but I don’t feel that way when I make these. It’s actually a very rewarding process when i get to peal the blue tape back and see the pattern. I also aim to make the flag look worn & weathered. I don’t want to see a new design, rather an old, storied one.


I had a sweet little console that I wanted to try doing a Union on the top of. I’m planning on bringing it to Luckett’s. I brought one last year and I felt like it was kinda my signature piece. Luckett’s has since graciously used it in many of their marketing posts for the Spring Market this May (18,19).


Here is a peek at the taping process. Yes, a tad complicated.





I always tell myself I’m going to try new colors, but seem to come back over and over to the blues.





Come say hi at The Luckett’s Spring Market, May 18th & 19th 10-5!



…road to luckett’s

I was reminded yesterday by Heather, the go-to gal at Luckett’s, that the Spring Market is 6 weeks away! Yes, panic did strick in my heart at the amount of projects that I have yet to complete. Not to mention the Uhaul to rent, the childcare to arrange, and the tagging to finish up. It will happen.

There was a post written about some of the upcoming vendors and they kindly included Blue Egg Brown Nest.



I’ve started to pull some of the vintage finds I have to sell in antipation of organizing it all. A 6-year-old can tag items, can’t they?




Some of you have seen my favorite new find/s – the 6 vintage dough bowls. Perfectly old & wonderful!


No, not a doll. That is actually my 4 year old in the last bowl.


Luckett’s Spring Market

May 18,19th 10-5

PS – I also still have some pieces being sold at the fabulous Stifel & Capra in Falls Church! You will love Theresa’s eclectic shop!


…stifel & capra

I’m happy to announce today that I will be selling a few pieces at Stifel & Capra in Falls Church. Dear Teresa & her sweet, spice-making DH Bob have welcomed me into their eclectic, vintage, artsy, hip shop. Yes, it’s the big, white house-shop on the corner of Broad St.




I did my very first showing at her Holiday Market about 2 years ago. And my dear friend, Liz, bought my first painted piece at the show!

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Of course it was a family affair.


I know quite a few of you have asked where to get started selling. An indoor/outdoor, holiday or summer craft show is a great way to test the waters.

Come on in and see the shop! Along with lots of treasure, you will find Cece Caldwell Paint available. Colors are a bit different than Annie Sloan, but there is a huge range. It’s also a completely green product, eco-friendly & non-toxic. I’m excited to try them out in the near future and posting. I already picked up some Memphis Blue to experiment with.

P.S. I will still be selling pieces from my website, my Etsy shop, Luckett’s Spring Market & Chartreuse Market Days.…and refinishing custom pieces from my home of course.

P. P. S. Happy Snow Day!