“Posh” Pink Paint Stirs Speculation!

It is hard to believe that three unsuspecting pots of paint could cause such controversy!  Meet Antoinette, Emile and Henrietta

Posh Pink Paint Trio

Apparetly these “posh paints” quietly made their way to Anmer Hall, the current home to the expectant couple of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, from the Annie Sloan Shop in Oxford–or so it was thought.

It now turns out that this painterly trio somehow spilled the goods to Sebastian Shakespeare of the U.K.’s Daily Mail fueling speculation that Kate Middleton may be expecting a baby girl.  Since his first report “Does this posh pot of paint mean Kate’s having a girl?”  news and conjecture has spread across the continent and the pond.

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Source:  Mirror U.K.

It is no surprise that Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan appeals to the royals–what with its rich pigments, historic color palette and being known to many as “the best paint in the world.”  However, up until now no one attributed divination qualities to this high end brand!

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While Annie Sloan is being mum on the subject—neither confirming or denying the location of her happy hues, the speculation continues.  I for one, am REALLY interested in which color the royals prefer, will it be Antoinette?

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Work by Annie Sloan, photography by Christopher Drake

“A soft pale pink that takes inspiration from the dusky wall colors and decorative pieces of 18th century French interiors.”

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Work by Annie Sloan, photography by Christopher Drake

Could it be Emile? “A color used first by artists and then in decorative work, finding its beginnings in bohemian Paris.”

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Work by Annie Sloan, photography by Christopher Drake

How about Henrietta?  “The Grand Tours of the 18th century brought this color into the finest houses of Europe as part of gentle neoclassical schemes.”

While the jury is still out on weather Prince George will have a baby brother or sister, there is no doubt that Annie Sloan rules as the Queen of Color and that her Chalk Paint® truly befits royalty.

 

Fifi O’Neill’s May 9th Book Signing Event

Sea Rose Cottage is thrilled to be teaming up with crafts author and home décor writer Elyse Major, to host stylist-author Fifi O’Neill’s New England event to celebrate her latest book Prairie-Style Weddings: Rustic and Romantic Farm, Woodland and Garden Celebrations!

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I was fortunate to meet Fifi along with her collaborating photographer Mark Lohman when they photographed my home last year.  I so admire Fifi’s work and learned about her upcoming publication Prairie Style Weddings during her visit last Fall.  The idea for the book signing in Bristol emerged and I am so happy the stars aligned to make this event come together!

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Fifi’s only New England Book signing Event will be held at the breathtaking Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum.  THE perfect setting to celebrate Woodland and Garden Celebrations and the release of Fifi O’Neills latest book! 

“Prairie-Style Weddings are the perfect blending of romance and pragmatism, of simplicity and embellishments. Handmade, sustainable, and accessible elements set a casual, welcoming, and celebratory tone that transform fantastic dreams into reality. Prairie-Style festivities embrace all sorts of humble materials in ways that elevate them from ordinary to fabulous.”

Whether you are planning a wedding, event, or are just an admirer of Fifi’s timeless style, we hope you will join us!

​When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by:  Nancy Chace of Sea Rose Cottage and Elyse Major of Tinkered Treasures
Where: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809
Cost:  Free with Museum Admission or Museum Membership.  General admission tickets and museum memberships can be purchased online in advance at Blithewold.org or the day of your visit.
Books:
  Books can be purchased at the event or in advance below from Sea Rose Cottage.  For your convenience, your advance copy will be reserved for you and can be picked up at the book signing.

 
Price: $30.00 Coming Soon
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In addition to the main event, the book signing will feature delicious nibbles and sips prepared by the incredibly talented Max Hobbs and happily sponsored by Sea Rose Cottage.  Attendees will also have opportunity to tour the mansion and grounds.
We are fortunate to have contributing sponsors that will add to the fun!  Artist Nancy Rafi of Heart of assemblage will graciously be leading guests in hands-on make-and-take projects from Fifi O’neill‘s book.
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Carol Riley of Bristol-Cottage will be sewing up a surprise vignette inspired by Prairie Style Weddings–you will need to attend the event to see her creation in person!
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We also have a number of contributors to our event Swag Bags!  The first 15 attendees to buy a book and get it signed will be the recipients of a Swag Bag filled with inspired offerings.  Sponsors include Efex decorative appliques,  Sew Extra-Ordinary Sewist, Vintage Lizzie, Tinkered Treasures & more!

 

Stay up to date with all the event details at our Facebook Event Page. Hope to see you there!