England -day 2, part 24:29 AM
Visiting Annie Sloan's Store
We took the coach from London to Oxford, and Annie's store was just around the corner from our stop! I was so excited!!!
First off the store is very nice, with almost everything painted with her fantastic Chalk Paint®. Yes, the walls, the furniture, some upholstery.
I love the thick (impasto) application of all the Chalk Paint® colors. I'm definitely going to use this as inspiration for a piece I have at home.
I met two lovely ladies who work at Annie shop, Catherine & Amy (sp?). David, Annie's husband, stopped by so I was able to say Hello (met in New Orleans). I dropped off a gift for Annie, two books by Robert Munch, for her granddaughter. If you haven't read his books to your children, you are in for a treat!
Sometimes when you have looked forward to something so much, when you finally get there, it can be disappointing. That was not the case here. I was so excited to see Annie's store, and when we finally made it, it was inspiring. I have several ideas to try out, and it was just like Annie, normal.