Sunday, May 27, 2012

Classes at SuzAnna's Antiques..........

 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!


  1. Sounds as though you had a really fun day and Jasmin looks as though she enjoys her job - it certainly beats working in a store or waiting on tables.

  2. This would be a totally fun class to take. Love seeing your Jasmin too! It is a great job for a high school student and she can learn so much.

  3. We need a SuzAnna's here in Bend! Your granddaughter, Jasmin, is as lovely as her name.

  4. It was fun!! And we are so glad you were able to make it! See ya soon!

  5. Hi Mary,
    So nice to be back visiting your charming blog. Jasmin is so lovely - how special that you both share and love some of the same things.
    Suzanna's is delightful - what a fun and helpful class on furniture refinishing - would love to spend some time in her shop learning more about furniture.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Erin and Bentley

  6. What a wonderful way to spend a day! Jasmin is more lovely with each photo! Wishing you and Bob a great memorial day!
    Take Care,

  7. Sounds like so much for - FOR YOU MAR!!!!! As Carole and Graham said "good on ya' or "fair dinkum" - heard that a lot in Yellowstone!

  8. What a wonderful day Mary, sounds such a lot of fun and your pictures are wonderful.
    It's great that Jasmin is still enjoying her job, by the time she's setting up home she'll have such wonderful ideas!
    Rose H

  9. Great information.Thanks for sharing this useful information with all of us.Keep sharing more in the future. Have a nice time ahead.


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