My dear and very special friend, Gina, helped me with Plucky Maidens on Friday and Saturday. Gina and I have the same passion for all things French, and she also loves beautiful French toiles and linens as much as I do. Gina also is devoted to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ and does so many exquisite pieces using the Chalk Paint™. She actually went to San Francisco to meet Annie Sloan during Annie's US Tour. We had so much fun catching up with our lives and our creative projects because Gina lives in Bend, Oregon, so we usually talk in fits and starts on the phone whenever we can grab a few minutes. It was so nice to be together for two whole days!
Our husbands had roles too! My husband stayed in my store to help customers there, and Gina's husband helped us move things in and out of the space and fetch us drinks. We could not have done this without these two wonderful men.
Gina has two friends that have lots of beautiful European textiles that Gina sells. Her friends sew them using some of the most beautiful linens.
This is Gina's Louis Blue and Old White dresser with clear and dark wax. It has a marble top and beautiful tiles on the decorative back piece. I have consigned this from Gina for my shop.
When Gina sent me photos of this chair (she has two), it was love at first sight. They are so beautiful! Gina painted them in Paris Grey with details in the lovely color, Antoinette. The eye-catching red pillow was one Gina sewed.
Such a lovely bench in French Linen and Old White.
I think Duck Egg Blue is everyone's favorite!
Gina's husband, who is also very talented, created this adorable coat rack with a mirrored piece and used old door knobs for the "hangers". It is in the background leaning against the legs of the chair. Gina and I also both love beautiful dishes.
We both are hoping to do more fun shows together so we can keep on collecting and painting and sewing and catching up with our lives as we plan future events.