Monday, January 16, 2012

~Welcome Antoinette..newest ASCP color~

Hello friends..so happy you are here to help me welcome a new color to the already wonderful 
chalk paint family
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all images via Annie Sloan official website

Lovely..Lovely
Antoinette
For all of us who have been waiting patiently for a beautiful 
PINK..
The wait is over
come March that is..
Antoinette has been available overseas, but not in the 
USA.
She will make her debut during 


Annie even has designed some gorgeous
 floral cabbage rose French fabric to pair with her Antoinette.
Hopefully, her fabric line will be available in the USA soon.
I can't wait to get my hands on a few yards of this print.
Ideas are swirling all around in my head as I type!
Hurry Annie...Hurry!


An inspiration for Annie was the pink found on an old house in
 La Harve, in Northern France.
I love this color!

Annie Sloan says about her inspiration for creating Antoinette:
 “I was inspired to create this colour when I saw pink on a house in the old part of Le Havre in Northern France. Antoinette is the colour of washed out roses and of old plaster.
 It is a soft, pale pink with a hint of brown that stops the pink being too sweet. 
Antoinette works well our Faded Roses fabric – a beautiful old print.”

Well said Annie.
I love the fact that Annie Sloan's 
paint colors are not just colors pulled out of 
routine color charts, 
but they have an 
authentic and historical life all their own.

If you follow Annie on Facebook,
you might have seen this wonderful poster.

As seen on Annie's Facebook Page

So generous of Annie to be donating a portion of the proceeds of her 
towards Cancer research.
So if you are thinking about joining Annie at one of her regional workshops,
now you can feel good about helping a worthy cause also.
I really hope to see some of my blog friends
in Leesburg this March.
I know Annie will not disappoint
and we will all come away with a greater knowledge
and appreciation of what this incredible paint can do.
I wish it was March!
Can you tell I'm 
anxious and excited??

Until next time...be kind and stay creative.

Sharing with a few lovely blogs this week
Hope Studios (see side bar button)


                                                              

11 comments:

Lady Courtney said...

I absolutely love pink, and this is soooo gorgeous! Cannot wait to see it!!! The fabric, oh, I am going to have to get some of that!!! Donna :)

Pamela said...

I follow her on FB but have not seen this poster. It is a fabulous color and a great cause!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

What a beautiful color! I just saw the most gorgeous french inspired room on HGTV last night on Genieve's show she referred to it as blush, it was gorgeous. I used alot of pink in my decorating in the 80's not sure if I want to go back to that.

Maria said...

What a lovely color! So soft and pretty! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Atelier Conti said...

Just pretty as a bride, Janet. I still haven't gone to my local supplier yet. I long to start painting furniture, but so much to do and so little time. Sigh.

Weight Loss Buddies said...

You may need one or two layers based on large of the wooden or definite and large of the colour. Light colors will need more layers generally.

janet said...

Dear Weight Loss Buddies...what the heck are you talking about?????

Goldie said...

I think i would like to take her course as a birthday present to me, but i have yet to talk to my husband about it!

janet said...

The perfect gift!!

Devon said...

Janet,
Thank you so much for introducing me to Robyn,I will be ordering the pink color from her in march,,cant wait. And as I am waiting for Antioinette to arrive I will be looking at my Salvation Macy store for a dresser for my craft room,,thanks again.
Devon

Bonnie@ The Hopeless Romantic said...

Hi Janet, im so excited to hear about the new color! The pink is just up my alley. Though i havent tried Annie's paint yet, im dyin to.....so maybe soon! ...............Bonnie