Last weekend I took a really fun class at
SuzAnna's Antiques............about using power
tools to refinish furniture, then painting and
distressing it to get that look so many of us crave...............
old French country, antique Swedish, beautiful Belgian, and American farmhouse.......using chalk paint.
Each participant received a mini paint brush
tied sweetly with fresh rosemary,
such a delightful touch.....
.......and SuzAnna's owners, mom and daughter, Susie and Jenny, had a beautiful table set with flowers and vintage items, along with tasty snacks. Had to laugh when Jenny popped in just as we were starting the class, grabbed that bright yellow chair and ran out the door apologizing but somebody wanted to buy it! Hey, never pass up a sale in this business.
Sarah who gave the class was a bundle of energy, teaching us tricks, short cuts, ideas for getting the look we wanted onto our furniture finds. This table was the demo we worked on. The one I forgot to photograph was already finished and lovely, and who won it in the draw - along with two very nice painted ladder back chairs - but my friend Jeannette whom I talked into coming to the class with me!
This is the first of the 'How To' classes
planned at SuzAnna's - I just know
they'll all be fun.
While there I took a few shots of treasures around the yard and shop........including a fun new way to fashion odd glass pieces into yard art. I thought these really nifty and a great way to recycle.
Of course for me the biggest 'treasure' is stopping by SuzAnna's when my granddaughter Jasmin is working on the weekends - here she shows a French style sign which spells her name correctly, without an 'e'!
I think Jasmin has learned a lot about antiques and retail sales here........she's been visiting the shop from a very young age when Susie first opened, and she's been employed for over a year.....such a great part-time job for a high school student.
Way to go Jasmin!