Thursday, August 16, 2012

I can see clearly now!!

We have successfully MOVED. No more going back and forth to California except to see friends and visit wonderful CeCeCaldwell Retailers up and down the coast. Welcome to Prescott, AZ., we are HOME! Just look at this view I wake up to every morning, not just from one area of our house but from every room. This is as close to heaven as I want to be for a few more years.

My studio is completely set up, workshops are underway and the most wonderful thing ever, I get to PAINT. I'm loving all the doors that have opened and closed in my life....if certain things wouldn't have happened or experienced I wouldn't be where I am today.
Enough said for's very early in the morning and I smell the coffee brewing, the world is about to "wake up" and I'm going to snuggle on my glider to witness the birth of this new day. I'll be back now a couple times a week posting all the events and workshops taking place with "Paint with a View" and also introducing you to exciting new happenings in the world of paint and creativity.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Benefit Workshop Dates in the NW

CeCe Caldwell Benefit Paint Workshop featuring CeCe Caldwell I love the city that I live in and the people that live here. I was raised in Spokane. I have moved away a couple of times but always came back Spokane. Of course, all of my family are here so that is one of the big reasons. One of the other reasons are because of the other wonderful people and organizations that are based in Spokane.  One of the those wonderful organizations is Project H.O.P.E Spokane.   Our Mission: “Project H.O.P.E provides the means for disadvantaged youth in Spokane’s West Central and Emerson Garfield neighborhoods to escape poverty and gang affiliation through entrepreneurial initiatives.”   In response to gang fatalities, neighbors of West Central created Project H.O.P.E. (a 501c3, Not for Profit). First, there was a safe place, an open gym in a church. Then, it began to teach life skills. Four years ago, they’d grown to include five community gardens called Riverfront Farms, and a lawn care business called Jobs Not Jails, both run by at-risk-youth from the neighborhood along with a variety of volunteers. During recent years Riverfront Farms has grown to include nine garden lots, and a Farmers’ Market. Riverfront also sells produce at stores that had not previously offered more “food” than a common gas station.   This year, they are re-landscaping several garden plots to be more productive and sustainable. One lot is oriented mostly for education purposes. They are all volunteers.  This program is open to kids 8 - 18 and the amount that can participate is only limited by funding. With this in mind -  Western Regions CeCe Caldwells Paint and Products, Debi Weber Design from Paradise Valley, AZ and Orphaned Decor Present Project H.O.P.E Benefit Workshop September 8th, 2012 This class will be taught by Anne Skougard -  House of Anne– Western Region Distributer for CeCe Caldwells Paint. Anne has over 40 years of experience as a decorator and knows all of the tricks of the trade. Using CeCe Caldwell’s All Green, NO VOC’s Paints and Waxes – you will learn how to use this amazing Clay and Chalk Based paint – water distressing, sand paper distressing, layering colors, crackle finishes, proper waxing techniques and use of Satin Finish and more.  The Ce Ce Caldwell   CeCe Caldwells Paints will also be in the house to answer all of your questions and show us some of her tricks as well. In the afternoon, you will spend time completing a take home project provided by the Western Region. This class is limited to 35 people per class so that we can provide everyone with one on one help as needed. Western Region Retailers will be on hand to help you with techniques and project questions and suggestions. Debi Weber from Debi Weber Designs  will also be in attendance and happy to answer any decorating questions that you may have. So much talent under one roof….you don’t want to miss this event. Refreshments, Sweets, Coffee and Tea Bar,  and a Box Lunch will be provided. You will also be entered into a drawing to win some great prizes. *Everything is included – just wear your painting clothes and be ready to have fun. Book you place today by calling 509-216-7689 - emailing or come into the shop. You can also register online at  under classes. A large portion of each registration will be donated to Project H.O.P.E Spokane. This is your chance to meet CeCe in person. You can also get all of those answers to the questions that you have been wondering about.... Can you paint linoleum? Can you use the paint outdoors?  Can you mix colors? Can you wax and then use Satin finish? What other goodies are coming down the road from CeCe? You can ask the experts. Cost is $195.00 for a full day of fun and painting.  $100.00 Deposit upon registration and $95.00 before the class. Posted by Orphaned Decor at 11:59 PM Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook

Saturday, June 9, 2012


I am still in the throws of our move to Prescott....this packing is for the "birds". I did get the studio moved and have had two "Retailer Training/Workshops". The answer to your questions about having workshops soon in Prescott and in AZ is YES....they are being scheduled as I type this. My studio there is "Paint With a View"....not only does your furniture "talk to you" and gives you "vision" of renewal....while you are waiting for it to can look out the Studio windows and be inspired. I SO LOVE IT THERE. Thank you for your patience....I'll soon be back in the blogging world. Until I am moved.......JUST PAINT......join me on Pinterest and let me know if you'd like to join me in Prescott.....Scottsdale.......Sonoma.....Hawaii......Virgnia .....or Spokane for a destination workshop. My new email is Let the PAINT FLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY......I love CeCeCaldwells beautiful 36 USA born color pallet.....all GREEN....non toxic natural wax finishes and our newest product.....a GREEN Satin Finish.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I'm getting closer to heaven......

Just touching base and letting everyone know I love your comments and I will eventually respond to them all. It's all I can do at the moment to go back and forth to Prescott to our new home and studio on the hill, almost touching heaven. It's pure agony every time I have to lock up and go back to CA for yet "another load". Soon it will be completed and a new journey will begin. My new studio has been named......"Paint with a View". Talk about inspiring and serene.

CeCeCaldwell paints, wax and now a totally new satin finish....all GREEN is over the top with inquiries and retailers joining the family. Destination workshops are underway as well as workshops in each state/region teaching beautiful applications for all types of projects. I will post contacts etc. in the Western Region before the weekend is over....and I promise to sit right down and catch you all up on EVERYTHING. Until then....enjoy your weekend.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Bear with me....I am packing up to move.......

Life is grand......workshops have been given all over California, Retailers for CeCeCaldwell are coming on like wild fire and on top of all this, we are moving to Prescott, AZ. Moving means, shutting down my studio here, moving household to an awesome home in Prescott....and setting up a main Western Distribution to house CeCeCaldwells Paint and products. I WILL POST the Western Retailers that are in place so you can see the dance I've been dancing. Whew, good thing I like to dance! Say a little prayer for for the CeCe "dance" on UTUBE and please don't give up on my blog, just understand if you don't see a post for the next few weeks.

Monday, March 5, 2012

I am still alive!

Happy Monday everyone.....please don't think I have dropped off the face of the earth, I haven't. In the last week I have bought a home in Prescott, AZ, moved my House of Anne Decorative Studio to the Urban Barn in Escondido, signed on Retailers to carry CeCeCaldwell Paint and Products, assisted Dawn Hagenston, NE CeCe Caldwell Distributor in setting up Retailers in Maryland, Delaware and NJ, trying to get ready for CeCe Caldwell and Regional Distributor meeting at the end of this week and last but not least, been coordinating exciting "happenings" with Designers Annette Tatum and Debi Weber. WHEW is all I have to say. I LOVE what I'm doing and I will continue full speed ahead. After this weeks Distributor Meeting here in Southern California I will post weekly. I am behind in posting the locations of the Western Regions CeCeCaldwell's Retailers and also the workshops and Demo's that are being held. I will be announcing the "bloggers" each Region will be sponsoring and supporting as well as the upcoming contests and give away's. We are excited to bring on 12 new colors as well as some exciting embellishing products.....paint and plaster is flying.

Greetings! It's that time of month again! Please join us for our monthly flea market THIS weekend! March Madness! Spring is on it's way! Please join us for our March Madness Flea Market this Friday and Saturday, March 9th and 10th. With many new vendors and so many fabulous finds, this flea market will be a madness that we LOVE! The famous CeCe Caldwell will also be making her first appearance at Urban Barn on Saturday at 2:00pm for a paint demo. Don't miss this opportunity to meet her and learn from a very talented woman! Flea Market opens at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm. Urban Barn will be open until 5:00pm. Hope to see you there! Linda Carpenter and Linda Curry Urban Barn