Thursday, 28 March 2013

I'm leaving on a jet plane....

Yes it is official....
On Sunday I fly from London Heathrow to Dallas and then onto New Orleans, I must admit I am filled with trepidation at leaving my darling boys, dogs, ferrets, David and my beautiful shop for one whole week! Looking forward to meeting lots of fellow Annie Sloan devotees, as well as the lovely lady herself. I will be talking  “Chalk Paint”™ decorative paint and fabrics all week, and keep having to pinch myself to make sure I am not dreaming. David is in charge of the shop, and opening it Wednesday 10am to 4pm and then normal hours of 10am to 5pm. 
An action shot!

So keep darling husband busy all week while I am away!

Here he is looking smart! (Old photo taken 2010)

We have classes for the official Annie Sloan “Chalk Paint”™  Basic decorative paint techniques on 10th and 15th April, so email or drop into the shop for details.Bon Voyage xxx Jilly

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

We love all vintage china!

Whether it is a beautiful extremely old teapot like this one...
or vintage TG Green Cornishware...
Very useful sturdy teapot!
or a lovely Old bowl.....we really our china!
So much so that I have trouble not taking them all home...well I might keep the odd thing! Take care Jilly xxx

Jilly Tilly & Boo's New Look

Take a look at the shop! Wow it has really changed in the last 6 months, there is another WOW, we have been at 7b High Street, Wellington for 6 MONTHS. Where has the time gone, I really can't take it in....

New Look!
The Workshops, the lovely new customers and our weekly regulars have all been wonderful..

I do so love hunting around for new furniture, then getting to paint it with Annie Sloan CHALK PAINT™ decorative paint and now we have cushions in her fabric too!
 It is so wonderful to sit back after the painting and waxing is all finished,  see how much it has changed, and hopefully how wonderful it now looks!Come and visit us soon

A few weeks ago, I was rummaging around a rather cold, dusty and unloved shop...when I spied a beautiful teapot! So instead of cups and saucers I thought that I would show you this beautiful teapot and matching stand. It is either a Victorian or Edwardian one, and it is so amazing to find them still together.

I found these super Victorian pictures and exquisite frames in the workshop/storeroom next door and simply couldn't resist! I have taken them back to Jilly Tilly and Boo and David put them on the wall to keep them from getting damaged, so now I can look at them every day...sweet!

Friday, 15 March 2013

Our Facebook Page

Well today was surprisingly busy, as the weather was so terrible and wet! When will we get more than a couple of days, with some lovely warm sunshine......I can't wait.
I was also excited to see that our Jilly Tilly and Boo's Facebook page has nearly reached 300 LIKES, so it will soon be time to do the prize draw for the last 21 up to 300..yippee! I have also decided to do a prize draw for our regulars within the next 24 hours I will give details of the how the rest can enter as well.
So don't forget to check out the Facebook page...
Our next Annie Sloan official Basic paint techniques course is now full (20/3/13), so I will advise the next date shortly....let me know if you have any requests!
If you need any help or advice just call us we are always happy to help where we can.
Take care and happy days
Jilly Tilly & Boo