Before going to the Kane County Flea Market on Saturday, I traveled two hours to get to Carter's Cottage in Dekalb, Illinois. I was on a mission to pick up some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Many of you have been on the ASCP bandwagon for months; I haven't had a moment to try it out until now. No one in Wisconsin sells the magical paint, hence my road trip.
Carter's Cottage is a delightful little shop featuring beautiful vignettes, many including pieces that have been painted with ASCP. It was wonderful to see all the colors in person.
Pam was working on Saturday and was so helpful and informative. Old White and Duck Egg Blue are the colors I chose to try first. (The waxes are currently out of stock so I wasn't able to pick those up.) Today I started my first little "test drive" of the paint. You can watch my progress on my Facebook page.
After leaving Carter's Cottage I stepped into a shop next door, The Primitive Chic. True to it's name, it was filled with honest old prims.
It's a multi-dealer shop and loaded with a nice variety.
In one room, my attention was captured by a sweet old prairie dress. The dealer that it belongs to, Jane M., happened to be working on Saturday. As we were discussing the dress, it dawned on me that it was displayed on an early dress form. Jane was sweet enough to dismantle the display so that I could see "her".
You've probably already guessed that I was captivated by it's charm. Jane quoted me a very special price and I was able to bring her home. (Thanks Jane!)
She's got the cutest shape, and is a nice complement to my other old gal.
Looks like they will be BFFs!Carter's Cottage and The Primitive Chic
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. Let's all go see what other great finds surfaced this weekend!