Yep. It doesn’t happen that often, so take advantage of the “I survived the International Street Fair” sale at Country Roads on Monday, September 3rd!
I know it’s when everyone else is having their “Labor Day” sales, but if you have ever experienced the Old Towne Orange annual International Street Fair, you would understand why they are celebrating the surviving of it.
The city closes the down streets leading to the main plaza, and booths are set up honoring food from different regions of the world. There is also live music, entertainment, and well…beer, and lots of it! I wish I had a picture of the parking lot I walked through last year that is behind Country Roads. I have never seen so much beer in my life! Pallets and pallets of it. Mix all of that up with crowds and heat, and you get some interesting characters and situations! I used to enjoy this type of melee in my youth, but now… not so much.
I’m sure the staff at Country Roads will have their patience tested with all of the drunkenness and people begging to use their bathroom(that will most likely disappear and be camouflaged by some lovely vignette until Monday!). But hey, there will be TONS of foot traffic, which no one can complain about!
I will most likely be hanging out in the store Monday afternoon. So if you come in, look for me! I’ll be the one splattered in paint.
Today I’m taking some sample boards down to Country Roads of the new Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint!
Come see “Tricycle”, “Ironstone”, and “Shutter Gray” in person!
The milk paint should be available by mid September. I’ll update you as soon as I have a firm date. There’s so much anticipation for this paint. I have a feeling it will go fast! If you would like to pre-order, just send me a message and I’ll be sure to reserve it for you! You can check out the entire line on my website: http://www.roundthecoop.com.
Check out Annie Sloan’s new video!
Oh! And you can see me in a few of the workshop scenes(be sure not to blink!). They were filming when I visited her at her shop in Oxford, England last September.
I love this video and how it shows her personality. It also shows her working in the lab, visiting her vacation home in France, and of course painting.
I have had the privilege to “hang out”(that’s what it feels like. You are completely comfortable in her presence!) with Annie a few times now, and I can tell you she is a truly amazing, down to earth person who has remained humble through all of this. And I know she will continue to be because bottom line is….she just loves to create. She wants you to create too! She is currently working on new products to help you do just that.
There are so many wonderful things happening with the Annie Sloan brand. Stay tuned!