tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-89281421900190474712019-01-09T12:56:30.115-08:00Jilly, Tilly and BooJilly Simsnoreply@blogger.comBlogger42125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-92137906217869870262016-12-10T07:04:00.002-08:002016-12-10T07:04:49.370-08:00Christmas Fun!<span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Hi &nbsp;All,</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I have finally managed to workout how to use Blogger again, so be prepared to get a few more posts.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Who would have thought that it was almost Christmas, I can't believe that it is the 10th December already and all I have done is organise the shops decorations....</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kFbjVHZZ8Mg/WEwTr39QvbI/AAAAAAAAA7k/YkNHaDilXF4ppXSXrlCjEqhGX8zSJtcbgCEw/s1600/IMG_5501.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kFbjVHZZ8Mg/WEwTr39QvbI/AAAAAAAAA7k/YkNHaDilXF4ppXSXrlCjEqhGX8zSJtcbgCEw/s320/IMG_5501.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Now I must start thinking about our home, and the hunt for a suitable Christmas tree &amp; accessories. What shall we have this year? Real or faux? Then gold &amp; silver together or retro....or vintage upcycle? I will mull it over tonight with perhaps a mulled wine (pardon the pun), and see what I think by morning. I have got my eye on these in our shop, what do you think?</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><u>Classic Baubles😉</u></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1O3JLLrTVNs/WEwViHxWTqI/AAAAAAAAA74/hZwF8qIouF0LScGQS5v-yhDNvcIOsXh3gCEw/s1600/WIN_20161210_14_46_26_Pro.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="180" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1O3JLLrTVNs/WEwViHxWTqI/AAAAAAAAA74/hZwF8qIouF0LScGQS5v-yhDNvcIOsXh3gCEw/s320/WIN_20161210_14_46_26_Pro.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><u><br /></u></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">All I have to do is make sure no one buys them!</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Any way good luck everyone with getting ready for Christmas and all that present wrapping and good food....plus a little wine.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Next thought... we will have decide on goose or turkey? Are there too many choices?</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Well off I go to serve a few customers.....</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Love Jilly xxxxx</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div>Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-575438191074769942015-08-29T07:47:00.002-07:002015-08-29T07:47:51.926-07:00Our Little Tilly FerretWell recently our little ferret friend called Tilly passed away quite suddenly and fortunately my eldest son Nathaniel was with her at the time. So after lots of tears she had a little funeral in the garden and when we went to a local Devon beach recently, we actually found a heart shaped pebble to act as her marker. Her BFF Leila is now quite lonely and missing her company, so on Monday we will have a look at some rescue ferrets to see if we can find her a new companion. Although Tilly will always be in my heart! xx<br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Tilly was part polecat and a great painting partner!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hhuwUAxf06g/VeHCrVVi09I/AAAAAAAAA48/sUN3a8nF0RI/s1600/IMG_1034.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hhuwUAxf06g/VeHCrVVi09I/AAAAAAAAA48/sUN3a8nF0RI/s320/IMG_1034.JPG" width="320" /></a>e</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Leila has only one eye!</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mct7XYzgVPc/VeHDiTqTVXI/AAAAAAAAA5E/-DPDiCGNaiU/s1600/IMG_1044.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mct7XYzgVPc/VeHDiTqTVXI/AAAAAAAAA5E/-DPDiCGNaiU/s320/IMG_1044.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">A beautiful close up of Tilly</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HELaPwbPD7c/VeHDtLy_oyI/AAAAAAAAA5M/prsUEcZFBUs/s1600/IMG_4412.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HELaPwbPD7c/VeHDtLy_oyI/AAAAAAAAA5M/prsUEcZFBUs/s320/IMG_4412.JPG" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Last Christmas xx</div>Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-84563679017135623062015-07-31T07:39:00.000-07:002015-07-31T07:39:49.820-07:00Coming soon....<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="background-color: #f2f2f2; border-collapse: collapse; color: black; width: 100%px;"><tbody><tr><td align="center" id="templatePreheader" style="background-color: white; 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width: 600px;"><tbody><tr><td class="mcnTextContent" style="color: #606060; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; padding: 9px 18px;" valign="top"><h1 style="font-size: 40px; letter-spacing: -1px; line-height: 50px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Jilly Tilly &amp; Boo Newsletter</h1><h3 style="font-size: 18px; letter-spacing: -0.5px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">August 2015</h3><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Hi</span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">At the time of writing this I’m wondering what on earth has happened to the weather! I was going to start with “I hope you’re enjoying the summer” but at the moment that seems a little misplaced. Oh well I’m certain it’ll improve so this month’s tip is all about using your Chalk Paint outside!</span></span></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr><tr><td align="center" id="templateColumns" style="background-color: white; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; padding-left: 10px; padding-right: 10px;" valign="top"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="templateContainer" style="border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 600px; width: 100%px;"><tbody><tr><td align="center" valign="top"><table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="columnsContainer" style="border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 298px; width: 50%px;"><tbody><tr><td class="leftColumnContainer" valign="top"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="mcnImageCardBlock" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 100%px;"><tbody class="mcnImageCardBlockOuter"><tr><td class="mcnImageCardBlockInner" style="padding: 9px 18px;" valign="top"><table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="mcnImageCardBottomContent" style="background-color: #ebebeb; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid rgb(153, 153, 153); width: 100%px;"><tbody><tr><td align="left" class="mcnImageCardBottomImageContent" style="padding: 18px 18px 0px;" valign="top"><img alt="" class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4ee5c107966d28616b4bae38d/images/501ed13e-8e96-4564-bd22-a9442f134469.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 600px; outline: none; vertical-align: bottom;" width="226" /></td></tr><tr><td class="mcnTextContent" style="color: #606060; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; padding: 9px 18px;" valign="top" width="226"><div class="western" style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Our very popular Workshops begin again in September.&nbsp;Plus every Monday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening throughout October and November, we are running various “Paint and Make Your Present” workshops. Prices will start&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong>from</strong></span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;£10 per person</span></span></span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">..</span></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="columnsContainer" style="border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 298px; width: 50%px;"><tbody><tr><td class="rightColumnContainer" valign="top"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="mcnImageGroupBlock" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 100%px;"><tbody class="mcnImageGroupBlockOuter"><tr><td class="mcnImageGroupBlockInner" style="padding: 9px;" valign="top"><table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="mcnImageGroupContentContainer" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 262px;"><tbody><tr><td class="mcnImageGroupContent" style="padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 9px; padding-top: 0px;" valign="top"><img alt="" class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4ee5c107966d28616b4bae38d/images/45b33825-8193-4291-90c9-36c3ffa57f94.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 400px; outline: none; padding-bottom: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;" width="262" /></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr><tr><td class="mcnImageGroupBlockInner" style="padding: 9px;" valign="top"><table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="mcnImageGroupContentContainer" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 122px;"><tbody><tr><td class="mcnImageGroupContent" style="padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 9px; padding-top: 0px;" valign="top"><img alt="" class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4ee5c107966d28616b4bae38d/images/5255f3f1-987b-4cb4-8aab-fd462811d94d.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 400px; outline: none; padding-bottom: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;" width="113" /></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="mcnImageGroupContentContainer" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 122px;"><tbody><tr><td class="mcnImageGroupContent" style="padding-bottom: 0px; padding-right: 9px; padding-top: 0px;" valign="top"><img alt="" class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4ee5c107966d28616b4bae38d/images/9a69e09f-ad3b-43c5-8e5a-4e033ae88428.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 400px; outline: none; padding-bottom: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;" width="113" /></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr><tr><td align="center" id="templateLowerBody" style="background-color: white; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; padding-left: 10px; padding-right: 10px;" valign="top"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="templateContainer" style="border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 600px; width: 100%px;"><tbody><tr><td class="lowerBodyContainer" valign="top"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="mcnTextBlock" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 100%px;"><tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"><tr><td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"><table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="mcnTextContentContainer" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 600px;"><tbody><tr><td class="mcnTextContent" style="color: #606060; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; padding: 9px 18px;" valign="top"><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong>Top Tip</strong></span></span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 14px;">– when using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ™ in the garden, apply as usual (but not too thickly and remember you can add a little water to thin the paint down) then leave the item in a dry place at least overnight. You need to wipe down the item with a damp cloth, do this before it gets rained on (don’t apply wax outside as it “blooms” when it gets wet) and then it’s ready to use. I generally put my items back outside on a nice sunny day…let’s hope we get some more!</span></span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">Coming Soon from Annie Sloan</span></strong></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Annie is introducing a range of wall paints. Retaining the fabulous pigments and usability, these high quality paints can be applied with a roller or brush and are washable and scrubbable (is that even a word?).</span></span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.6em;"><strong>From Dull to Decadent</strong></span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Our current project was an unassuming chest of drawers with ideas above its station! We’ve painted it in French Linen and are gradually covering it with decoupage flowers and butterflies cut from paper napkins. This gives a really lovely soft and aged effect. I’m just grateful that Dave is so good with the scissors – far more delicate than me! The top is nearly finished and the flowers are now trailing down the front. Not sure where we’ll stop . . .</span></span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.6em;">If you have a project you’d like to share please send us a photo.<br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img align="none" height="250" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4ee5c107966d28616b4bae38d/images/c5e9b638-9e4a-41c1-ab74-8e38779d6a8e.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: 250px; margin: 0px; outline: none; width: 350px;" width="350" /></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong>Dates for Your Diary</strong></span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">:</span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">We virtually stopped workshops over the holiday period, as lots of you are either away or very busy. We’re restarting in September so here are the dates. Full details will be on our website – www.jillytillyandboo.co.uk:</span></span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">19</span></span><sup style="line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">th</span></span></sup><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;September Saturday at 1.00pm – Official Annie Sloan Basic Paint 1 £57</span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">14</span></span><sup><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">th</span></span></sup><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;October Wednesday at 6.00pm – Official Annie Sloan Basic Paint 1 £57</span></span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">7</span></span><sup><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">th</span></span></sup><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;November Saturday at 2.00pm – Lampshades £35</span></span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">14</span></span><sup><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">th</span></span></sup><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;November Saturday at 2.00pm – Roller Printing on Fabric £32</span></span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">21</span></span><sup><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">st</span></span></sup><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;November Saturday at 1.00 pm – Official Annie Sloan Basic Paint 1 £57</span></span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Plus every Monday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening throughout October and November, we are running various “Paint and Make Your Present” workshops. Prices will start&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong>from</strong></span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;£10 per person and include:</span></span></span></div><ul><li><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Paint and wax candle sticks, wooden heart trays &amp; trugs</span></span></span></div></li><li><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Christmas hearts</span></span></span></div></li><li><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Print your own wrapping paper</span></span></span></div></li><li><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Decoupage hearts</span></span></span></div></li></ul><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.6em;">More details and prices in the next Newsletter.</span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.6em;">Dates to Suit You</span></strong></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">As well as the “diary dates” we’re happy to hold Patterned&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><u>Roller</u></span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">,&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><u>Cushion</u></span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;and</span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><u>Lampshade</u></span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;workshops for a minimum of two people at a date and time to suit you. Give us a call on 01823 762354.<br /><br /><img align="none" height="200" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4ee5c107966d28616b4bae38d/images/9a202542-26ed-472d-9f08-91b9d2d1f5fb.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: 200px; margin: 0px; outline: none; width: 200px;" width="200" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img align="none" height="200" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4ee5c107966d28616b4bae38d/images/5221d1f3-f8ba-473d-aab4-d540f2ac2854.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: 200px; margin: 0px; outline: none; width: 266px;" width="266" /></span></span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><u>Get to Know Your Sewing Machine</u></span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;- 1 to 1 tuition using your sewing machine, covering general maintenance, basic stitches and practical help to give you the confidence to get sewing. Either come to the shop or at your home.</span></span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Cost £30 for 2 and a half hours.</span></span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">If you are interested in anything that we don’t have dates for please let us know and we’ll do our best to arrange it.</span></span></span></div><h2 class="western" style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64) !important; font-size: 26px; letter-spacing: -0.75px; line-height: 32.5px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">And finally some exciting news…</span></h2><h2 class="western" style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64) !important; font-size: 26px; letter-spacing: -0.75px; line-height: 32.5px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">Annie has launched a new online gallery for you to share your transformations using her incredible</span></span></span></span><span style="font-weight: normal;">Chalk Paint ™&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">using the new tag line:</span></span></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><strong><a href="http://mimo.anniesloan.com/about/" style="color: #6dc6dd; font-weight: normal; word-wrap: break-word;"><span style="color: #568d9f;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">Made It My Own with Annie Sloan</span></span></span></a></strong><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">! But how does it work?</span></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">When your project is finished using</span></span></span></span><span style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;Chalk Paint ™ by Annie Sloan</span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">, you’ll need to follow these simple steps:</span></span></span></span><br /><br /><strong><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">1.</span></span></span></span></strong><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">Print out a picture frame</span></span></span></span><br /><strong><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">2.</span></span></span></span></strong><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">Carefully cut out the middle section</span></span></span></span><br /><strong><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">3.</span></span></span></span></strong><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">Hold the frame in front of your finished masterpiece (making sure it’s in the centre of your frame)</span></span></span></span><br /><strong><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">4.</span></span></span></span></strong><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">Take a photo</span></span></span></span><br /><strong><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">5.</span></span></span></span></strong><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><span style="color: navy;"><span lang="zxx"><a href="http://mimo.anniesloan.com/upload/" style="color: #6dc6dd; font-weight: normal; word-wrap: break-word;"><span style="color: #568d9f;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="text-decoration: none;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">Upload your masterpiece</span></strong></span></span></span></a></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">to the</span></span></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><span style="color: navy;"><span lang="zxx"><a href="http://mimo.anniesloan.com/" style="color: #6dc6dd; font-weight: normal; word-wrap: break-word;"><span style="color: #568d9f;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="text-decoration: none;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">Made It My Own Gallery</span></strong></span></span></span></a></span></span><br /><strong><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">6.</span></span></span></span></strong><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">Then SHARE it with your friends and followers on</span></span></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><em><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">your</span></strong></span></span></em><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><span style="color: navy;"><span lang="zxx"><a href="https://twitter.com/ironstonenest" style="color: #6dc6dd; font-weight: normal; word-wrap: break-word;"><span style="color: #568d9f;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="text-decoration: none;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">Twitter</span></strong></span></span></span></a></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">,</span></span></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><span style="color: navy;"><span lang="zxx"><a href="https://instagram.com/ironstonenest/" style="color: #6dc6dd; font-weight: normal; word-wrap: break-word;"><span style="color: #568d9f;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="text-decoration: none;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">Instagram</span></strong></span></span></span></a></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">or&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span style="color: navy;"><span lang="zxx"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheIronstoneNest" style="color: #6dc6dd; font-weight: normal; word-wrap: break-word;"><span style="color: #568d9f;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="text-decoration: none;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">Facebook</span></strong></span></span></span></a></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><span style="color: #3a2f29;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial;">by using the hashtag #MadeItMyOwn</span></span></span></span></span></h2><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Looking forward to seeing you soon.</span></span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Jilly and the Team</span></span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">01823 762354</span></span></span></div><div class="western" style="margin-bottom: 1em; margin-top: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">www.jillytillyandboo.co.uk</span></span></span></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table>Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-66183793232481914502015-07-17T03:34:00.000-07:002015-07-17T03:34:46.505-07:00#MadeItMyOwn Frame Your MasterpieceWell we all love to have fun creating our own bespoke items and furniture, the immense pleasure we all get when we stand back and think WOW ... I did that gives us all a feeling of pride!<br /><br />So now you can actually Frame Your Masterpiece at http://mino.anniesloan.com/about<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-V-mEhTSmybw/VajO8L--3cI/AAAAAAAAA4E/kJy7baOqniE/s1600/Screenshot%2B%252829%2529.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="180" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-V-mEhTSmybw/VajO8L--3cI/AAAAAAAAA4E/kJy7baOqniE/s320/Screenshot%2B%252829%2529.png" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>&nbsp;and download your own frame....<br /><br />A bit like this, but I am sure your efforts will be much better than mine and my multi tasking!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qriD91hyh94/VajXalUdxFI/AAAAAAAAA4g/pXtvZ06NPn8/s1600/File%2B17-07-2015%2B11%2B17%2B55.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qriD91hyh94/VajXalUdxFI/AAAAAAAAA4g/pXtvZ06NPn8/s320/File%2B17-07-2015%2B11%2B17%2B55.jpeg" width="263" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Now off to have another go! I am sure my framing skills will improve...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Take care Jilly xxx</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br />Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-67836917497068861972015-07-06T03:14:00.001-07:002015-07-06T03:14:40.441-07:00Well it has been a long time!Time seems to be going so quickly, and here I am yet again at Annie Sloan HQ in Oxford. I must say for me it is a bit like going to to "Graceland" and I always feel so inspired whilst here, even more importantly when I get back home and to the shop in Wellington Somerset.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FjjDQR86h3Q/VZpUf8bKEII/AAAAAAAAA3w/MZmwQKXx2Hg/s1600/Chalk%2BPaint%2528TM%2529%2Bis%2B25%2Bbadge%2Bweb%2B-%2BCopy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FjjDQR86h3Q/VZpUf8bKEII/AAAAAAAAA3w/MZmwQKXx2Hg/s320/Chalk%2BPaint%2528TM%2529%2Bis%2B25%2Bbadge%2Bweb%2B-%2BCopy.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>It is also so lovely to see Annie and all the gang, and see how much HQ has evolved since my last visit (ok only 1 month ago).... I like so many people do love attending workshops, training and developing my knowledge on upholstery, painting and many other topics. Thankfully Annie looks after us so well and inspires us in many ways, and understands how to help us all in our individual shops. Chat later as back to work. Jilly xxJilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-20510568561075590452014-06-24T05:09:00.002-07:002014-06-24T05:09:41.112-07:00Training With Annie Sloan Oxford 2014<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-geZtsDHTzFE/U6lj4xaPBOI/AAAAAAAAAwo/mXlb4-MTmEI/s1600/new+mayjune+021.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-geZtsDHTzFE/U6lj4xaPBOI/AAAAAAAAAwo/mXlb4-MTmEI/s1600/new+mayjune+021.JPG" height="320" width="320" /></a></div>One thing I do love is playing around with paint, doing and taking workshops, learning even more about Chalk Paint tm Decorative Paint and of course meeting up with Annie herself! So when the opportunity came up, I was there like a flash.....<br /><div style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s-JlxVjckZM/U6lk2dNyJ5I/AAAAAAAAAww/-81Bl5UnAZk/s1600/new+mayjune+017.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s-JlxVjckZM/U6lk2dNyJ5I/AAAAAAAAAww/-81Bl5UnAZk/s1600/new+mayjune+017.JPG" height="320" width="240" /></a></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">I do love seeing and meeting up with other Annie Sloan Stockists, as we all have so much in common and after 5 minutes the group were all great friends, and it was lovely to see several old friends back again (hi Liz, Jane, Cal)...</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">I was absolutely enthralled by Annie's explanation of how each colour was picked, its pigmentation and positioning on the Official colour card and we all used our Annie Sloan Work Book to add in colours. Its always great to feel our paint (silky, thick but chalky finished) and we all finger painted and mixed various different colours.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gfaB3oGtJwA/U6lmm9u4ZwI/AAAAAAAAAw8/Icc3oavvzwE/s1600/new+mayjune+027.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gfaB3oGtJwA/U6lmm9u4ZwI/AAAAAAAAAw8/Icc3oavvzwE/s1600/new+mayjune+027.JPG" height="240" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I can't help but feel totally inspired after a trip to meet up with Annie, and immediately wanted to rush home and paint something! As anyone who has met Annie will know its a common occurrence...&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7cKwm9TwpOU/U6lnCzG4wyI/AAAAAAAAAxE/Hr6LHe-lL-4/s1600/new+mayjune+029.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7cKwm9TwpOU/U6lnCzG4wyI/AAAAAAAAAxE/Hr6LHe-lL-4/s1600/new+mayjune+029.JPG" height="320" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">We all checked out the great studio room now used for training, plus all the demonstration pieces.....</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-goJmNkXLAcM/U6lnlV6TYjI/AAAAAAAAAxM/-XR4XWLPrOQ/s1600/new+mayjune+030.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-goJmNkXLAcM/U6lnlV6TYjI/AAAAAAAAAxM/-XR4XWLPrOQ/s1600/new+mayjune+030.JPG" height="240" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and the great colour mixing books, with really creative combinations of colours, styles and fabrics...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XBJUbJspXS4/U6loWGBHpfI/AAAAAAAAAxU/N6AgCMrfgQs/s1600/new+mayjune+033.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XBJUbJspXS4/U6loWGBHpfI/AAAAAAAAAxU/N6AgCMrfgQs/s1600/new+mayjune+033.JPG" height="240" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">So after a super time meeting up with my fellow stockists, Annie and the team, gilding, stenciling, doing transfers, using the craqueleur, cutting and sticking decoupage pictures....I returned blissfully happy to Devon!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Love Jilly</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><br />Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-40289338425498320072014-06-05T05:00:00.000-07:002014-06-05T05:00:07.087-07:00Be Inspired to have a go! 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border: 0px; display: inline; float: left; height: auto; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 0.5em; max-width: 99.25%; padding: 1px;" width="214" /></a></div><div class="pinit-overlay" data-jpibfi-indexer="0" style="border: 0px; box-shadow: none; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; height: 302px; left: 5px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; overflow: visible; padding: 0px; position: absolute; top: 109.71875px; vertical-align: baseline; width: 216px; z-index: 200;" title=""></div><br /><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Jilly Sims, 46, fell in love with painting furniture six years ago. It started as a hobby which was quickly noticed by her friends who couldn’t get enough of her up-cycled furniture.</div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Now it’s led to&nbsp;<a class="external" href="http://www.jillytillyandboo.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #1982d1; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">Jilly Tilly and Boo</a>&nbsp;a gorgeous family run vintage furniture and home ware shop in Wellington, Somerset.</div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Jilly juggles her business and her three boys Nathaniel, 16, Joshua, 15 and Anthony, 13. Not to mention her husband David and a menagerie of animals including “Boo” a 7 year old deaf parsons Jack Russell, and “Tilly” one of three ferrets.</div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><br />How did you get into up-cycling</em>?</div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Before setting up the shop I was working full time at a special needs school. I painted furniture in my spare time, which I have to say was pretty limited because of my family. But I just find it so relaxing. It sounds strange but it’s a real confidence booster to see how a piece of tired old furniture can be transformed into something someone really wants in their home. I tend to use<a class="external" href="http://www.anniesloan.com/" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #1982d1; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">Annie Sloan Chalk Paint</a>&nbsp;because you don’t need to spend time sanding or priming, you can just paint it straight on. It’s so quick, which is great if you have a family to fit your hobby around.</div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://reallyprettyuseful.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/chalk-paint.jpg" style="border: 0px; color: #1982d1; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img alt="chalk paint" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-630" data-jpibfi-indexer="1" height="408" src="http://reallyprettyuseful.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/chalk-paint.jpg" style="background: rgb(255, 255, 255); border: 0px; clear: both; display: block; height: auto; margin: 0.8075em auto; max-width: 100%; padding: 1px;" width="610" /></a></div><div class="pinit-overlay" data-jpibfi-indexer="1" style="border: 0px; box-shadow: none; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; height: 410px; left: 19px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; overflow: visible; padding: 0px; position: absolute; top: 655.53125px; vertical-align: baseline; width: 612px; z-index: 200;" title=""></div><br /><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">How did your hobby turn into a shop?</em></div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">My friends loved my furniture so I started taking on a few commissions. In 2009 I lost my dad and in 2010 my mum lost her battle with cancer too. I’d been caring for her and it was such a hard time in my life. Up-cycling was the light at the end of my tunnel. In 2011 more and more commissions were coming in, so I decided to start a website to sell my furniture and also vintage china and cutlery, which I love rescuing too. I took stalls at local markets to spread the word and in August 2012 I decided to open Jilly Tilly and Boo.</div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Tell us more about the shop?</em></div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">We sell painted furniture obviously, a lot of which gets painted in the shop so customers can see how it’s done. Then there’s vintage china and cutlery and handmade bunting, cushions and other home wares made by a lovely local lady. We can also make curtains and blinds to order to help our customers get the look they’re really going for. I love teaching people so we also offer&nbsp;<a class="external" href="http://www.jillytillyandboo.co.uk/courses/" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #1982d1; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">Annie Sloan</a>&nbsp;painting classes. I find it really exciting to inspire people to create beautiful things.</div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://reallyprettyuseful.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Jilly-shop.jpg" style="border: 0px; color: #1982d1; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img alt="Jilly shop" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-633" data-jpibfi-indexer="2" height="506" src="http://reallyprettyuseful.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Jilly-shop.jpg" style="background: rgb(255, 255, 255); border: 0px; clear: both; display: block; height: auto; margin: 0.8075em auto; max-width: 100%; padding: 1px;" width="610" /></a></div><div class="pinit-overlay" data-jpibfi-indexer="2" style="border: 0px; box-shadow: none; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; height: 508px; left: 19px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; overflow: visible; padding: 0px; position: absolute; top: 1498.625px; vertical-align: baseline; width: 612px; z-index: 200;" title=""></div><br /><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What does your typical day look like – (if there is such a thing)?</em></div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It’s a big juggling act. The dogs need walking, the ferrets need wrangling and the boys have to get to school and college. Once everyone is in the right place I head to the shop where I’m generally helping and chatting to customers all day and maybe painting a bit in between. I often have to be sent home from the shop because I love being there so much. But back at home there’s a dinner to cook and homework to encourage and then it’s paper work for the shop (which I find so hard) before I fall into bed. It’s busy but I really enjoy it. Being my own boss is great. I’m surprised at how much I love making all the decisions. I’m definitely a creative person and I feel like I’ve finally found what I’m meant to do.</div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">How do you market your business?</em></div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">We use&nbsp;<a class="external" href="https://www.facebook.com/JillyTillyandBoo" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #1982d1; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;lots and lots, and we’re using&nbsp;<a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/jillysims" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #1982d1; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">Twitter</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a class="external" href="http://www.pinterest.com/jillytillyboo" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #1982d1; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;more and more. I think having a&nbsp;<a class="external" href="http://www.jillytillyandboo.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #1982d1; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">website</a>&nbsp;is important and I try to blog too, it’s a great way to tell people about what you’re doing.</div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://reallyprettyuseful.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/inside-shop-2.jpg" style="border: 0px; color: #1982d1; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img alt="inside shop 2" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-631" data-jpibfi-indexer="3" height="458" src="http://reallyprettyuseful.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/inside-shop-2.jpg" style="background: rgb(255, 255, 255); border: 0px; clear: both; display: block; height: auto; margin: 0.8075em auto; max-width: 100%; padding: 1px;" width="610" /></a></div><div class="pinit-overlay" data-jpibfi-indexer="3" style="border: 0px; box-shadow: none; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; height: 460px; left: 19px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; overflow: visible; padding: 0px; position: absolute; top: 2439.71875px; vertical-align: baseline; width: 612px; z-index: 200;" title=""></div><br /><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What advice would you give to anyone hoping to turn their hobby into a business?</em></div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Starting up a business is always risky and in the current climate many people thought that I was mildly mad when I announced that I was opening up a shop. But I was so passionate about my business and fortunately it’s going from strength to strength. Be positive and believe in what you’re doing. And if you’re opening a shop really think about the location of it – it’s so important to be somewhere central and busy.</div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What do you plan to do next?</em></div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">I want to expand our range of workshops to include lampshade covering, decoupage and upholstery. I dream about the shop to becoming a local hub of like minded creative people – so watch this space. I’m truly proud of what we’ve achieved so far and my family have been so supportive.</div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://reallyprettyuseful.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/inside-shop.jpg" style="border: 0px; color: #1982d1; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img alt="inside shop" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-632" data-jpibfi-indexer="4" height="458" src="http://reallyprettyuseful.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/inside-shop.jpg" style="background: rgb(255, 255, 255); border: 0px; clear: both; display: block; height: auto; margin: 0.8075em auto; max-width: 100%; padding: 1px;" width="610" /></a></div><div class="pinit-overlay" data-jpibfi-indexer="4" style="border: 0px; box-shadow: none; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; height: 460px; left: 19px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; overflow: visible; padding: 0px; position: absolute; top: 3284.8125px; vertical-align: baseline; width: 612px; z-index: 200;" title=""></div><br /><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And finally I’ve got to ask – what are your top up-cycling tips?</em></div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Firstly find the right piece – look at its shape and not at its colour or material. Hunt for nice legs, mouldings or other features, if its quite a plain item but has style you can always add mouldings, a stencil or a unique transfer to add that certain something extra.</div><div style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.615em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Secondly use&nbsp;<a class="external" href="http://www.anniesloan.com/acatalog/paints.html" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #1982d1; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan</a>. Then usually the only preparation you need to do wash your piece down with a little sugar soap to ensure that there is no fat/grease or build up of any other substances surface. Don’t forget that you can mix different Chalk Paint colours to get the perfect shade and tone. 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Thanks for sharing!!</div></div><div class="reply" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="comment-reply-link" comment-3056="" href="http://reallyprettyuseful.co.uk/be-inspired-by-an-up-cycling-queen/?replytocom=3056#respond" respond="" style="border: 0px; color: #1982d1; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Reply</a></div></article><ul class="children" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; list-style: none; margin: 1.615em 0px 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><li class="comment byuser comment-author-reallyprettyuseful bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="li-comment-3058" style="border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 1.615em 3.23em; 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text-align: center;"><b><u>Rather unloved Art Nouveau pot cupboard</u></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><u><br /></u></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Whilst travelling around looking for lovely new items for the shop, I found this very unloved and in need of lots tender loving care.....sweet little pot cupboard! Its beautiful art nouveau detailing cried out to be rejuvenated &nbsp;and the scratches plus missing handle, encouraged me to rescue it.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">As anyone who knows me will tell you, the more unloved an item is, the more I often love it..(which explains our deaf dog, partially sighted ferrets etc). Instead of turning to my trusty choices of Old White or Paris Grey&nbsp;<span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</span><span class="il" style="background: rgb(255, 255, 204); color: #222222; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">Chalk</span><span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</span><span class="il" style="background: rgb(255, 255, 204); color: #222222; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">Paint</span><span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">™&nbsp;decorative&nbsp;</span><span class="il" style="background: rgb(255, 255, 204); color: #222222; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">paint</span><span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;by Annie Sloan,</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QbpkS9UiEPQ/U5BYZ8sLbKI/AAAAAAAAAv0/1Guh0cT5fgI/s1600/new+mayjune+063.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QbpkS9UiEPQ/U5BYZ8sLbKI/AAAAAAAAAv0/1Guh0cT5fgI/s1600/new+mayjune+063.JPG" height="320" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I though how about Emile and Henrietta Chalk Paint tm, with a hint of Antoinette Chalk Paint tm dry brushed &nbsp;over the detail &nbsp;and then I just had to find a vintage handle to replace the missing one.... and take a look!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rUjcOF0tQI0/U5BYpcUD7dI/AAAAAAAAAv8/JbqN_UgM_PU/s1600/new+mayjune+118.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rUjcOF0tQI0/U5BYpcUD7dI/AAAAAAAAAv8/JbqN_UgM_PU/s1600/new+mayjune+118.JPG" height="320" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">#morethanpaint #chalkpaint #anniesloan #jillytillyandboo</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Well here it is....what do you think? I am rather pleased with it and hope it finds the perfect home soon....</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Take care Jilly xx</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br />Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-64765872715011910422014-04-24T05:34:00.001-07:002014-04-24T05:34:27.244-07:00NEW WORKSHOP DATES....XX<span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Here is next group of workshops...at Jilly Tilly &amp; Boo 18 High Street Wellington Somerset. TA21 8RA</span><br style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Wednesday 30th April - 3.00 pm Lampshades 30x30 £35 bring your own fabric</span><br style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Thursday 1st May - 11.30 am Official Paint Basic 1 (1 space left 24.4.14) £45</span><br style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Tuesday 13th May -11.00 am Pattern Rollers Beginners £30 (Helen Moorish Idol)</span><br style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Saturday 17th M</span><span class="text_exposed_show" style="background-color: white; color: #333333; display: inline; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">ay - 1.30 pmPaint Basic 1 Already Full<br />Thursday 22nd May - 6.45 pm Official Paint Basic 1 - to be confirmed<br />Saturday 31st May - 2.30 pm Lampshades 30x30 £35 bring your own fabric<br />Wednesday 4th June - 6.45 pm Official Paint Basic 1 - to be confirmed<br />Saturday 7th June - 1.30 pm Official Paint Basic 1&nbsp; £45<br />Wednesday 18th June - 5.00 pm Lampshades 30x30 as above<br />Thursday 19th June - 1.00 pm Official Paint Basic 1 £45<br />Wednesday 25th June - 6.45 pm Official Paint Basic 1 - to be confirmed</span><br /><span class="text_exposed_show" style="background-color: white; color: #333333; display: inline; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Decoupage dates to be confirmed...for June 2014</span><br /><span class="text_exposed_show" style="background-color: white; color: #333333; display: inline; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">We also offer a range of sewing workshops too! Run by Roz Boyer which include "Get to know your own sewing machine" and Basic cushion making for beginners. You can call Roz on 07738 059289 for details &amp; dates.</span><br /><span class="text_exposed_show" style="background-color: white; color: #333333; display: inline; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Very soon we will be offering to those who have attended an Official Annie Sloan Basic Paint 1 workshop, the opportunity to bring in a small piece furniture to paint &amp; wax at JT&amp;B with expert advice included, if you wish to be added to our mailing list please advise on jillytillyandboo@brinternet.com<br />If you have already attended an Official Basic Paint 1 please ask for details on a basic paint 2 which includes gilding, stenciling, transfers, crackled effect.<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VmM5YUnmbv0/U1kDgHYHBaI/AAAAAAAAAuo/0TVN4wCzy3w/s1600/new+photos+10th+051.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VmM5YUnmbv0/U1kDgHYHBaI/AAAAAAAAAuo/0TVN4wCzy3w/s1600/new+photos+10th+051.JPG" height="320" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Use A Painted House Patterned Roller</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JymoLiGjr5k/U1kCb9ZP8qI/AAAAAAAAAuQ/Sl5l__2xfA8/s1600/new+photos+10th+003.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JymoLiGjr5k/U1kCb9ZP8qI/AAAAAAAAAuQ/Sl5l__2xfA8/s1600/new+photos+10th+003.JPG" height="320" width="240" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Try your hand at decoupage...</td></tr></tbody></table></span><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EcwdqYul89g/U1kCtnzxXiI/AAAAAAAAAuY/G4RFIxwNCYQ/s1600/new+photos+10th+036.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EcwdqYul89g/U1kCtnzxXiI/AAAAAAAAAuY/G4RFIxwNCYQ/s1600/new+photos+10th+036.JPG" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Official Annie Sloan Basic Paint 1 Workshop</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BOARhJMNKq4/U1kC8X-_lVI/AAAAAAAAAug/KUGQIMRSCA4/s1600/new+photos+10th+095.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BOARhJMNKq4/U1kC8X-_lVI/AAAAAAAAAug/KUGQIMRSCA4/s1600/new+photos+10th+095.JPG" height="320" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;You could make one of these.....</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><br />Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-47710912151532953752014-03-11T16:15:00.001-07:002014-03-11T16:16:10.657-07:00New Blog by Really Pretty UsefulWhat a lovely day at the shop, with lots of new customers and old ones to dropping by and then I received a copy of this lovely link as well! Do take a look, lots of useful tips....cookery, upcycling and much more....<br /><a href="http://reallyprettyuseful.co.uk/be-inspired-by-an-up-cycling-queen/" target="_blank">http://reallyprettyuseful.co.uk/be-inspired-by-an-up-cycling-queen/</a>Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-24593610005647633262014-03-09T10:01:00.000-07:002014-03-09T10:01:01.818-07:00Were my prayers answered? by Jilly<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">We<span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"> had this lovely old antique Victorian Harmonium/pump organ in our shop for awhile, which I had kind of rescued because I wanted to find the perfect home, rather than it just used for display in yet another pub or themed restaurant.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MW-8vzLk_ag/UxyajH0bv_I/AAAAAAAAAuE/X6UWq03Ajtk/s1600/JTB+end+Jan+033.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MW-8vzLk_ag/UxyajH0bv_I/AAAAAAAAAuE/X6UWq03Ajtk/s1600/JTB+end+Jan+033.JPG" height="320" width="240" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">So as it had been in the shop for 4 weeks, I said to my husband David, " I really hope and pray that someone walks in soon who lives in a chapel, can read music and wants to learn how to play the harmonium!" Really thinking to myself what is the likelihood of that......</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Well the next day was a really lovely busy Saturday, with lots of old and new customers stopping by for a look at all the furniture, gifts, handmade cushions and of course&nbsp;<span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;">Chalk Paint™&nbsp;decorative paint by Annie Sloan.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: white;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #222222;">Well at about 3 pm two ladies walked in and started talking&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #222222;">excitedly</span><span style="color: #222222;">&nbsp;at the rear of the shop, and then as I walked nearer to them one said to me, "I live in a chapel, I can read music and I would love to learn how to play the Harmonium, and its my birthday next week." &nbsp;So after her telling her the very reasonable price, she went hope to persuade her husband to buy it for her birthday present!&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: white;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #222222;">Now this lovely Harmonium is living&nbsp;happily&nbsp;in a chapel again......</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: white;">Take care and think&nbsp;positive&nbsp;thoughts!</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: white;">Love Jilly</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: white;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #222222;"><br /></span></span></span></div>Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-77910363346319976332014-01-23T09:53:00.002-08:002014-01-23T09:53:54.785-08:00We have arrived at 18 High Street......<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-llqfl2V3avs/UuFUr0y0AAI/AAAAAAAAAtc/IHjiZMRLeHU/s1600/new+pics+007.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-llqfl2V3avs/UuFUr0y0AAI/AAAAAAAAAtc/IHjiZMRLeHU/s1600/new+pics+007.JPG" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Our New Shop 18 High Street</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-T0FMR833faU/UuFUywV9fbI/AAAAAAAAAtk/uExbDfdD7lE/s1600/new+pics+013.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-T0FMR833faU/UuFUywV9fbI/AAAAAAAAAtk/uExbDfdD7lE/s1600/new+pics+013.JPG" height="200" width="200" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Chic window....</td></tr></tbody></table>At last we are finally in our new shop and we opened on 7th January 2014 at 10 am, it is just so wonderful to have windows that we can display in!!! I really can't believe our good fortune to find and move into this lovely shop, it has I must say been hard work but well worth it. Can I also add a big thank you to David for all the extra hours he put in and to the boys...thanks for helping at home and putting up with parents who talk incessantly about Chalk Paint TM Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan ( &amp; homework), and of course to Annie for having the faith in us in the first place.<br />Just saying........ xx<br /><br />Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-56065933918887335362013-11-07T07:42:00.000-08:002014-01-09T08:51:44.772-08:00Jilly Tilly & Boo<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Hi there,</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Sorry I have been such a stranger on my blog but I have been painting everything in Chalk Paint TM Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan, both for myself and customers too! Then of course there are the workshops, moving home and family commitments as well....(dogs and ferrets must be included).</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">So if you are around Wellington Somerset do pop up the stairs at 7b High Street, we are open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Tel: 07580030198</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">This weekend I am out and about at "All things Vintage and Lovely" at Woodlands Castle Ruishton, Taunton. TA3 5LU&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">So look out for me doing paint demostrations........ even David will there to help out. Roz Boyer will be manning the shop, and she is available to help and advise you both with regards to our lovely Chalk Paint TM/ soft clear wax and her handmade items.</span><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-84bNGybuik4/Unuxcp-JaJI/AAAAAAAAAqs/HKT35sCYzs4/s1600/New+photos+septoct+020.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-84bNGybuik4/Unuxcp-JaJI/AAAAAAAAAqs/HKT35sCYzs4/s400/New+photos+septoct+020.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Official Annie Sloan Paint Workshops</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lghArF1hCng/Unux9DQDt4I/AAAAAAAAAq0/H29nAYgkMkI/s1600/New+photos+septoct+103.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lghArF1hCng/Unux9DQDt4I/AAAAAAAAAq0/H29nAYgkMkI/s320/New+photos+septoct+103.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Vintage China and handmade bunting and cushions...</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DQdA12JJ4_U/Unuyb-vbRpI/AAAAAAAAAq8/aG7p-A7G02g/s1600/New+photos+septoct+083.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DQdA12JJ4_U/Unuyb-vbRpI/AAAAAAAAAq8/aG7p-A7G02g/s320/New+photos+septoct+083.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Painted and unpainted vintage furniture available.....</td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div>Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-22117740829495412013-06-13T07:13:00.001-07:002014-01-09T08:51:17.800-08:00 Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan at Jilly Tilly and Boo..<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">Well what fun I have been having, okay I must admit to absolutely loving painting and working at my shop Jilly, Tilly and Boo in Wellington Somerset. Some day soon I will adjust the heading on this page but of course the lovely photograph of my (late) darling Mother will have to stay...<br />So many lovely pieces of furniture have come my way and then been rehomed, with new caring and owners who wanted that vintage look, that I do feel I have found my calling.<br />I will try and download some photographs now, so fingers crossed and then off to the library to pick up my youngest son! Oh dear there are a few more than I thought..878 to be precise, so I think I should look and pick a few of the best and put them on later!!! We have had tables, plate racks, stools, wooden crates, bookcases, wardrobes, welsh dressesr, french dressers, desks, dressing tables and so much more...<br />Most of them leave painted in&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #222222; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #0b5394; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Chalk Paint™&nbsp;decorative paint by Annie Sloan,</span><span style="background-color: white;"><span style="color: #0b5394; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> </span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;">so it&nbsp;can be quite sad to see them go, as I can become a little&nbsp;attached!</span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0VSIgGPY1B0/UbnS-JXje2I/AAAAAAAAAo0/_liCCu1iMls/s1600/new+photo+may+june+2013+748.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0VSIgGPY1B0/UbnS-JXje2I/AAAAAAAAAo0/_liCCu1iMls/s320/new+photo+may+june+2013+748.JPG" height="640" width="480" /></a></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YEb_Y_saYlc/UbnTGgFCReI/AAAAAAAAAo8/sin9W1G9YlI/s1600/new+photo+may+june+2013+724.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YEb_Y_saYlc/UbnTGgFCReI/AAAAAAAAAo8/sin9W1G9YlI/s320/new+photo+may+june+2013+724.JPG" height="640" width="480" /></a></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cs4ktXMd8pc/UbnTPDAW-GI/AAAAAAAAApE/JxeD74LKVVo/s1600/new+photo+may+june+2013+678.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cs4ktXMd8pc/UbnTPDAW-GI/AAAAAAAAApE/JxeD74LKVVo/s320/new+photo+may+june+2013+678.JPG" height="640" width="480" /></a></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1c0ypvZl0wQ/UbnTYDGksDI/AAAAAAAAApM/NfEfSm653Ak/s1600/new+photo+may+june+2013+661.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1c0ypvZl0wQ/UbnTYDGksDI/AAAAAAAAApM/NfEfSm653Ak/s320/new+photo+may+june+2013+661.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;">Here are a few.....lots to more to follow!! xx</span></div></div>Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-56107008580005611712013-04-10T14:55:00.001-07:002013-04-10T14:55:37.359-07:00Had a marvellous time!Well what a super time we all had in New Orleans, our hosts were wonderful and looked after us all. I simply couldn't fault the wonderful service at the hotel (no WIFI for a couple of days), food and drinks always promptly delivered, and the actual conference itself was extremely well organised and informative (Annie Sloan Unfolded Lisa and her team).<br />Exploring the French&nbsp;Quarter and&nbsp;Frenchman's&nbsp;Street, looking around all the antique &amp; vintage shops, even seeing private collections of Van&nbsp;Gogh, Rockwell etc, I cannot describe how&nbsp;wonderful&nbsp;an experience it truly was! The people all were super, and as usual with all cities we saw the very wealthy to the very poor, and some strange in between sights!!! I must say it was all very varied and&nbsp;extraordinary. Lots of it looked exactly as I thought it would with balconies and bright colours, jazz bands playing in the street and blues singers in the bars.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-R4ZRzXjHcR0/UWXfLDeTNRI/AAAAAAAAAlE/kUqfo-4IDfc/s1600/home+and+new+orleans+224.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-R4ZRzXjHcR0/UWXfLDeTNRI/AAAAAAAAAlE/kUqfo-4IDfc/s320/home+and+new+orleans+224.JPG" width="240" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AGDuaDBJkjA/UWXfZfpmxSI/AAAAAAAAAlM/m3hufP7vHsw/s1600/home+and+new+orleans+294.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AGDuaDBJkjA/UWXfZfpmxSI/AAAAAAAAAlM/m3hufP7vHsw/s320/home+and+new+orleans+294.JPG" width="240" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lAMFS5QuWQE/UWXfkTaeQaI/AAAAAAAAAlU/qp_Q4gzYdD8/s1600/home+and+new+orleans+315.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lAMFS5QuWQE/UWXfkTaeQaI/AAAAAAAAAlU/qp_Q4gzYdD8/s320/home+and+new+orleans+315.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Well off to bed as I still have jet lag....it was worth it!</div>Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-47144172668343184962013-03-28T14:24:00.002-07:002013-03-28T14:24:32.973-07:00I'm leaving on a jet plane....<span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Yes it is official....</span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">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 &nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">“Chalk Paint”™ decorative paint and fabrics all</span><span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> </span><span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">week, and keep having to pinch myself to make sure I am not dreaming.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">David is in charge of the shop, and opening it Wednesday 10am to 4pm and then normal hours of 10am to 5pm.&nbsp;</span><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BEAk-z2VvOw/UVSySAe1_yI/AAAAAAAAAks/RGyPdH-MGIc/s1600/OurDad.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BEAk-z2VvOw/UVSySAe1_yI/AAAAAAAAAks/RGyPdH-MGIc/s320/OurDad.jpg" width="226" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">An action shot!<br /><br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif; font-size: small;">So keep</span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;darling husband busy all week while I am away!</span></div></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RdXF9NQLW8s/UVSyjaIcreI/AAAAAAAAAk0/NJg4TLZRpNw/s1600/All+camera+on+11.06.08+104.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="238" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RdXF9NQLW8s/UVSyjaIcreI/AAAAAAAAAk0/NJg4TLZRpNw/s320/All+camera+on+11.06.08+104.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Here he is looking smart! (Old photo taken 2010)<br /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif; font-size: small;">We have classes for the official Annie Sloan&nbsp;<span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; text-align: left;">“Chalk Paint”™ &nbsp;Basic decorative paint techniques on 10th and 15th April, so email jillytillyandboo@btinternet.com or drop into the shop for details.</span></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Bon&nbsp;Voyage xxx Jilly</span><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div>Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-83030264553312044732013-03-19T12:55:00.001-07:002013-03-19T12:55:10.636-07:00We love all vintage china!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ChPJlsOMMO4/UUjAyHyx8GI/AAAAAAAAAiE/ACZcIgpxUdY/s1600/Next+blog+and+Ebay+022.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ChPJlsOMMO4/UUjAyHyx8GI/AAAAAAAAAiE/ACZcIgpxUdY/s320/Next+blog+and+Ebay+022.JPG" width="320" /></a></div>Whether it is a beautiful extremely old teapot like this one...<div>or vintage TG Green Cornishware...<br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-anZF9TaVXJQ/UUjBFqpNEdI/AAAAAAAAAiM/fKRfc57LHC0/s1600/Next+blog+and+Ebay+015.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-anZF9TaVXJQ/UUjBFqpNEdI/AAAAAAAAAiM/fKRfc57LHC0/s320/Next+blog+and+Ebay+015.JPG" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Very useful sturdy teapot!<br /></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-R6GSnEUXfWg/UUjBqd57Q3I/AAAAAAAAAiU/TptjQq6h_qY/s1600/Feb+and+March+2013+230.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-R6GSnEUXfWg/UUjBqd57Q3I/AAAAAAAAAiU/TptjQq6h_qY/s320/Feb+and+March+2013+230.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div>or a lovely Old bowl.....we really our china!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bq9b08OWRnU/UUjCNUZYGtI/AAAAAAAAAic/H5Sv_be17fE/s1600/Feb+and+March+2013+112.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bq9b08OWRnU/UUjCNUZYGtI/AAAAAAAAAic/H5Sv_be17fE/s320/Feb+and+March+2013+112.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div>So much so that I have trouble not taking them all home...well I might keep the odd thing! Take care Jilly xxx<br /><br /></div></div>Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-63803968319638158012013-03-19T12:22:00.002-07:002013-03-19T12:22:12.567-07:00Jilly Tilly & Boo's New Look<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-24DLzgrxF2g/UUi3q2IWc2I/AAAAAAAAAhk/wtbTLpwADw8/s1600/Feb+and+March+2013+195.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-24DLzgrxF2g/UUi3q2IWc2I/AAAAAAAAAhk/wtbTLpwADw8/s320/Feb+and+March+2013+195.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">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....</span><br /><div style="text-align: right;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: right;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nJF__ULpWbM/UUi6HMfU8GI/AAAAAAAAAh0/RueDd3uXYY8/s1600/Feb+and+March+2013+029.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nJF__ULpWbM/UUi6HMfU8GI/AAAAAAAAAh0/RueDd3uXYY8/s320/Feb+and+March+2013+029.PNG" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6dE4cf9cLe0/UUi4RSYwGmI/AAAAAAAAAhs/n44phxnrbU8/s1600/Feb+and+March+2013+197.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6dE4cf9cLe0/UUi4RSYwGmI/AAAAAAAAAhs/n44phxnrbU8/s320/Feb+and+March+2013+197.JPG" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">New Look!<br />The Workshops, the lovely new customers and our weekly regulars have all been wonderful..<br /><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;">I do so love hunting around for new furniture, then getting to paint it with Annie Sloan</span><span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left;">&nbsp;CHALK PAIN<span style="font-size: small;">T™ decorative paint and now we have cushions in her fabric too!<br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;It is so wonderful to sit back after the painting and waxing is all finished, &nbsp;see how much it has changed, and hopefully how wonderful it now looks!</span><span style="font-size: large;">Come and visit us soon</span><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div>Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-34672728956143017042013-03-19T11:55:00.000-07:002013-03-19T11:55:50.386-07:00<br /><div align="center" class="separator" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0cm; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oFeW2bXhN1k/UUiz4iOpm8I/AAAAAAAAAhU/1zeH7Dnpbq8/s1600/Feb+and+March+2013+234.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oFeW2bXhN1k/UUiz4iOpm8I/AAAAAAAAAhU/1zeH7Dnpbq8/s320/Feb+and+March+2013+234.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0cm;"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">A few weeks ago, I was&nbsp;rummaging&nbsp;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&nbsp;Victorian&nbsp;or Edwardian one, and it is so amazing to find them still together.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="center" class="separator" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0cm; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UHWNwjudgS4/UUi0HUFpYsI/AAAAAAAAAhc/XXptLqDZYeo/s1600/Feb+and+March+2013+170.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UHWNwjudgS4/UUi0HUFpYsI/AAAAAAAAAhc/XXptLqDZYeo/s320/Feb+and+March+2013+170.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0cm;"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">I found these super Victorian pictures and&nbsp;exquisite&nbsp;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!<o:p></o:p></span></div>Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-4360939522319439062013-03-15T17:08:00.000-07:002013-03-15T17:08:39.552-07:00Our Facebook PageWell 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.<br />I was also excited to see that our Jilly Tilly and Boo's Facebook page has nearly reached<span style="color: #cc0000;"> 300 LIKES</span>, 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 too...so within the next 24 hours I will give details of the how the rest can enter as well.<br />So don't forget to check out the Facebook page...<br />Our next Annie Sloan&nbsp;official&nbsp;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!<br />If you need any help or advice just call us we are always happy to help where we can.<br />Take care and happy days<br />Jilly<br />Jilly Tilly &amp; Boo<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LyWrcShOWjM/UUO3noedv1I/AAAAAAAAAgk/Mno7F6TSEUk/s1600/the+shop+Feb+026.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LyWrcShOWjM/UUO3noedv1I/AAAAAAAAAgk/Mno7F6TSEUk/s320/the+shop+Feb+026.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6xQGhtCCMd4/UUO3x1fP2eI/AAAAAAAAAgs/ncHFJNLdl6E/s1600/the+shop+Feb+033.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6xQGhtCCMd4/UUO3x1fP2eI/AAAAAAAAAgs/ncHFJNLdl6E/s320/the+shop+Feb+033.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br />Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-81982090008943197012013-02-20T13:45:00.001-08:002013-02-20T13:45:16.523-08:00"Don't stop me now!"If there are 5 minutes spare at any time of the day, I must admit to painting or waxing anything that hasn't already received the Annie Sloan CHALK PAINT™ decorative paint&nbsp;magic touch!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SIGX4tzmD9Q/USVCLbTQLII/AAAAAAAAAgI/QeYrGmgITXk/s1600/the+shop+Feb+011.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SIGX4tzmD9Q/USVCLbTQLII/AAAAAAAAAgI/QeYrGmgITXk/s320/the+shop+Feb+011.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rmIeXfbrDtw/USVCYUJvVzI/AAAAAAAAAgQ/rzaCxjYbFMI/s1600/the+shop+Feb+012.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rmIeXfbrDtw/USVCYUJvVzI/AAAAAAAAAgQ/rzaCxjYbFMI/s320/the+shop+Feb+012.JPG" width="320" /></a></div>I can often be found in the art room (or sales room number 2) or workshop area which ever it is on the day, paint brush in hand working on several pieces at once. The trick is to use the right brush on the correct bit of furniture and not dip your paint covered brush into your Nespresso! (George Clooney certainly wouldn't approve of that!)<br />As the best paint ever (as far as I am concerned)... normally goes straight on, without primer, stripping or sanding (see above pic), I can generally paint at least 2 to 5 items depending on just how busy the shop is and size of furniture. This lovely table left the shop so quickly I didn't even get a chance to photograph the finished product... Thankfully the customer did send me one via Facebook see Jilly Tilly &amp; Boo or Jill Llewellyn Sims. Well off to play with the dogs xxxJilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-48513564029065746612013-02-20T13:30:00.002-08:002013-02-20T13:30:46.249-08:00So much fun!!<div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NmQFKeYU7r4/USU_tKOR4xI/AAAAAAAAAfs/O8lDDzrDR3I/s1600/the+shop+Feb+026.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NmQFKeYU7r4/USU_tKOR4xI/AAAAAAAAAfs/O8lDDzrDR3I/s320/the+shop+Feb+026.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><span style="font-size: large;">Well what super workshops we have had so far,&nbsp;everyone who has attended has been so lovely and so much fun,&nbsp;they have&nbsp;created their own individual practise/mood boards. Some were so beautiful they were even hung on walls afterwards, and have been shown to family &amp; friends.</span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"></span><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Next Official Annie Sloan basic paint workshop will be on 2nd March 2013 at 10.30am</span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"></span>&nbsp;</div>Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-81864183062451471632013-01-14T08:01:00.000-08:002013-01-14T08:01:32.839-08:00Lots and lots to do!Its been a hectic few months, with lots of painting and organising but at last I feel I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Every day I try to paint (in between customers), and&nbsp; I do thoroughly enjoy chatting to customers about colours, furniture and vintage china...I truly feel blessed how can they call this working?<br />I spent Sunday afternoon (with Dave's help), tidying up and clearing out some of&nbsp;the clutter in the shop...how I collected so many boxes is beyond me? We have finally taken out the rubbish left by the previous occupant, including half a door that was incorporated in the floor and a&nbsp;hoover which didn't work!<br />I will put some photographs on later.....take care xx<br /><br />Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-26108051549473943312012-12-09T13:53:00.003-08:002012-12-09T13:53:35.222-08:00Find us onHi<br />Find us on Pinterest,&nbsp; follow us onTwitter as Jilly Tilly &amp; Boo and LIKE us on Facebook, again we are now under the name Jilly Tilly &amp; Boo.....<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HmolFVRST8s/UMUDZEPmvFI/AAAAAAAAAek/1SCxz9CkPzI/s1600/shop-ski+003.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HmolFVRST8s/UMUDZEPmvFI/AAAAAAAAAek/1SCxz9CkPzI/s320/shop-ski+003.JPG" width="240" /></a></div>Here is Jilly and Boo (she is a deaf&nbsp;rescue Parsons Jack Russell terrier aged 5/6&nbsp;and&nbsp; here is Tilly (on the right), yes she is a pet ferret age&nbsp;unknown&nbsp;(we have three girls or Jills, two only have one eye each they are Milly &amp; Leila).<br />So now you know why we are called Jilly Tilly &amp; Boo!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RYIDnobC8ns/UMUHkr9BuDI/AAAAAAAAAe4/L_3T3hRHT1Y/s1600/ferrets+001.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RYIDnobC8ns/UMUHkr9BuDI/AAAAAAAAAe4/L_3T3hRHT1Y/s320/ferrets+001.JPG" width="240" /></a></div>Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8928142190019047471.post-23553841657839984452012-12-09T13:24:00.000-08:002012-12-09T13:24:25.995-08:00I can't believe its December!Well the Christmas gift ideas are now in the shop, and people have been checking out the vintage wares we have to give as gifts to friends and relatives.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DUVRhGyCOWA/UMUALUor0II/AAAAAAAAAeU/N2HmH3ERiZc/s1600/shop-ski+029.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DUVRhGyCOWA/UMUALUor0II/AAAAAAAAAeU/N2HmH3ERiZc/s320/shop-ski+029.JPG" width="320" /></a></div>Its been so busy all week, it was lovely to have a day at home, with the family and do some of my own Christmas shopping.<br />There have been lots of lovely customers this week, and as always we have debated lots on different subjects including health, wealth and happiness...with lots of interiors information supplied too! The favourite colour this week has been Old Ochre, closely followed by Duck Egg Blue....<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wQeneWLeubk/UMUBPrHxppI/AAAAAAAAAec/03OpFAriV1U/s1600/shop-ski+033.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wQeneWLeubk/UMUBPrHxppI/AAAAAAAAAec/03OpFAriV1U/s320/shop-ski+033.JPG" width="320" /></a></div>Here are a few more present ideas.. as there is simply nothing like a bit of vintage china!Jilly Simshttps://plus.google.com/107889734859997308153noreply@blogger.com0