About Me

Welcome to  my website!  My name is Phyllis de Vries and I live in Portland, Oregon, the city of bridges, roses, Powell's Bookstore, and rain.

I am often asked the question about how I became a stockist for Chalk Paint™ decorative paint.  A few months after Annie introduced this paint in the US, I came across her book Creating the French Look.  I have collected her books for a number of years and was surprised to find one I had not yet seen.  I did not anticipate that this book would be life-changing, but that, in fact, is what occurred after I read the book and learned about the Chalk Paint™.

I was intrigued, did some research on locating it, found a stockist and ordered Old White, Paris Grey, and Country Grey as well as the clear and dark waxes.  I painted a small table with the Old White and Paris Grey, played with the waxes and then started thinking about becoming a stockist for this incredible product.  The rest is history.

Now I am in the retail business selling Annie’s paints, waxes, and teaching workshops.  I am also now able to indulge my love and passion for vintage and antique textiles as well as vintage furniture. Now I finally have a venue to offer these in my shop.
I will also offer small gift items as well as a beautiful selection of cards.
Annie Sloan will also be extending her line of products, and I will eagerly anticipate carrying these additional lines in the future in the form of home décor textiles, candles, and home fragrances.

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