Saturday, 5 May 2012

Tintin goes in search of Annie

A busy day for old Tintin today. We headed off to Bergere Interiors at Lytchett Matravers for some Annie Sloan paint. Lots of lovely painted French furniture...
But sadly they've stopped selling paint.
Tintin even spotted a replacement door, should he ever need one!
A lovely courtyard full of pretty garden bits and pieces.
Nice enamel jugs and pots. We've got quite a collection of these at home.
This bench caught my eye mainly because of the colour. I do love old garden furniture. It reminded me I have some rusting frames of chairs in the garage to redo...
Had to pop into the cafe of course.
Stopping to admire the bluebells.
So Tintin came home. We consulted the web, grabbed a slice of leftover pizza and headed off up the Piddle Valley to Stalbridge. Shy Violet is now my nearest stockist. A lovely shop full of beautiful things. I can't wait until I need more paint to go back for another look!
Now my paintbrushes await...
Back in a few days with that giveaway I promised.
Speaking of giveaways. Pop over to Torie Jayne's for a chance to win some pretty Cornishware.



  1. I really love browsing those sorts of shops and love old garden furniture/ornaments/pots.I have got a lovely old garden chair that I need to give a coat of paint, it was sold to us as being from the Munich Octoberfest seating, whether it is or not its a lovely chair just needs some TLC.
    P.S. love the pretty bluebells!

  2. Love the adventure Tintin took us on......lovely items!

  3. Lovely post! You're on double yellows there, naughty! Lol! Xx

  4. Pity I am not in in sore need of some pretty garden furniture.

  5. Might have to stalk these shops out, they look a bit scrummy, Tintin is quite a star. Theres a shop in Sidmouth that sells Annie Sloan, it is the tiniest shop ever and she displays it on a dresser!


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