Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas ......and the best New Year ever!

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My plan was to sit myself down today and tell you all about CeCeCaldwell's Paint, Products and Workshops. Sometimes plans get interrupted and that is what has happened to me. I can either stress about it or roll with the "happenings"....and I choose to roll.

Our dog "Gus" sliced his foot and lost one of his nails on the Motor Home step. OUCH!
We spent two plus hours at the Vet and have spent the evening just soothing him.  Poor guy, not only is his foot bandaged like a sock, he is on pain meds and can't even walk. Try carrying an 111 lb. dog and I thought paint cans were heavy. I am not one to talk about my dogs but I had to share.

I will post this week, listing all about the workshops, Retailers coming on board in the Western Region and information about CeCeCaldwell's Paints, Waxes and amazing products. Our paint is GREEN and our wax has NO PETROLEUM so it's safe for children and pets. 

21 amazing colors with 12 more being added in the first quarter of 2012. Not only do we have beautiful colors depicting American states, cities, and landmarks we also offer products to help expand your creative world of decorative painting.

I will be gone for a few days but I promise to post early next week to bring you up to date on the world of CeCeCaldwell's Paint as well as the activity in the House of Anne.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A beautiful week of preparation.....

Remember, stop and breathe....enjoy the moment,  holiday preparation doesn't have to be stressful. It's what we do that stresses ourselves out. STOP and appreciate family, friends and where you are in life. GIVE of yourselves, the best gift of all....GIVE what you have. To someone it may be better than you dare think.

I will post on Monday the 19th all about CeCeCaldwell's Paints, Products and Workshops as well as where your nearest Retailer can be located.
My GIFT for 2012 is to embrace and practice going GREEN. RECYCLE......RECLAIM.....REFINE.....REFURBISH ....it's "JUST THAT EASY"!
So breathe out there and enjoy the moment.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A reminder........

I will be comping ONE SPACE in the 2nd Paint 'n' Wine Country Workshop at the Sonoma Country Antiques and European Furniture January 26th. All you have to do is give me a reason in the 'comments' why you would like to attend.

Monday, December 12, 2011

I am back.....from AZ and SC......fabulous workshops....applications and products on the way

A weathered board walk leading to NEW and EXCITING Products and Workshops

Please give me a couple days to catch up....I want to share scheduled workshops, CeCeCaldwell's colors and shopping cart.....and talk about Retailers coming on board throughout the Western Region.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Your invitation.....January 26, 2012

Paint is going to FLY!!!!!!!

CeCe Caldwell's Paint Chart..

These colors are absolutely wonderful and in January followed by 6-8 more and other products to create custom mixes.

I will post more this week....it's a busy time trying to unload product, reload product, make samples for workshops and web site. 

Clarification to everyone interested in Paint.....CeCeCaldwell's Paint are no VOC, which means GREEN....and the wax has no petroleum.  To top it all off, the containers are GREEN too being made out of recycled materials.  Yes, you can throw them in the garbage when you use the last drop.

Whatever is floating around out there, the reason is strictly competition, assumptions and
people that have nothing better to do than to find reason for blame.  Remember the Four Agreements,
1.  Be Impeccable With Your Word....2.  Don't Make Assumptions.....3. Don't Take Things Personal and
4.  Do The Best You Can Do.  I detest GOSSIP......I put it right in the same category as being a "BULLY"....

Have a great Monday everyone.....and be sure and comment so you are qualified to win a space in the 2nd Paint 'n' the Wine Country Workshop.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Two Complimentary Paint 'N' Wine Country Workshop Spaces

Come join in some Paint Flying Fun......Sonoma Country Antiques and European Furniture will host the 2nd Paint 'n' Wine Country Workshop on January 26th from 10 - 4 in their beautiful design filled barn.  The cost of the workshop is $175.00 for all day of new techniques, featuring CeCeCaldwell Paint and Wax and Amy Howard at Home unique applications.  You will also bring a small project of your own to "play with product" in the afternoon.

House of Anne will give 2 complimentary spaces on January 1st if you "comment" on this post telling me why you should be the winner.

Sonoma Country Antiques will be a  CeCeCaldwell Retailer for the Wine Country region and there will be ongoing workshops throughout the year with the next workshop being planned for March 2012.  Please go
to www.houseofanne.net to secure your space now or just give me a call or email.  951-385-6745/houseofanne.com.

How does one teach the already "pro's" from Sonoma Country Antiques?

The 1st Paint 'n' Wine Country Workshop Class

Raised Stencil Designs and Plaster


Beautiful Sonoma Country Antiques

Lucy having some "paint flying" fun

Wood to Paint with a touch of leafing

Furniture Refinement and Renewal:



Porcelain Crackle and Leafing

Zincking adding a design

It's a House of Anne "law"...a toast to a day of Paint Flying Fun!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Urban Barn is "Romance"

Soft and eeks "romance"

I am posting the following   smile box showing you a  photo shoot  from yesterday at the Urban Barn in Escondido, CA.
The photos of the bed and accessories throughout the barn are for  Romantic Home Magazine. It will be fun to see what will be selected for a future issue.
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I promise to post again before the end of the week.....I want to show you all the beautiful CeCeCaldwells colors that will be available throughout the USA.  There will be Retailers throughout the Nation and we are proud to carry GREEN products, inside and out.

There is so much to talk about. Annette Tatum's beautiful new wall colors and paint, Amy Howard at Home and the debut she will be doing....and just plan old "life".....the opportunities are plentiful and all of you can be a part, exciting times ahead.

Until.....later in the week.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Life is the best and CeCeCaldwell's Paints and Waxes are over the top!!!!

I want to congradulate Charmaine Austin from Fair Oaks, California for winning the
PINK CONTEST......Cure for Cancer!.....Charmaine did a great job with a chicken coop renovation......how creative is this! The prize is "paint for a year".....it started out being Annie Sloan Chalk Paint but has now become the new   Ce Ce Caldwell's PAINT......totally GREEN and wonderful pallet of AMERICAN colors. Lucky you Charmaine....you are so privileged and deserve a "hats off".  Let the PAINT FLY.  See you for the 2nd Paint 'n' Wine Country workshop in Sonoma, California where you also won a complimentary day.




Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In this wonderful world.....

yes, in this wonderful big world that we are part of, there is room for many opportunities, relationships, and products.

As you are all aware, the last month has been a little crazy....I have taken another road, or should I say "roads" in my business life. My web site is under construction, my studio, "the room" is undergoing a new look and I am now the Distributor for a new paint, CeCe Caldwell for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii and California. Very exciting times and absolutely paint after my own heart....it's totally GREEN, inside and out! Beautiful colors, techniques and applications....and again GREEN, even the wax!
The price will be very affordable for the DYI's and the workshops over the top. There will also be products and techniques for the professional decorative artisans that are on a continual hunt for "new" and fresh ideas and looks.
This paint has been a dream for Ce Ce and inspired by other brands out there.....Ce Ce didn't give up until she had the formula for an ALL GREEN product. Colors, prices, workshops will be on my web site hopefully by the beginning of next week, along with a special promotional introduction.

I am also the Distributor for Amy Howard at Home.....and you will find me giving demo's and workshops throughout Northern California (Santa Barbara and up) as well as Arizona.  Amy's approach to the DIY's and the professional artisans is brilliant.  The Toscana finishes are so beautiful, refined and classy and are now available for everyone to do in their homes as well as businesses.  Amy has many wonderful techniques and products and it is exciting going from one technique to another.    I will also have  this link on my new web site, again, hopefully by the first of the week.

A starter kit to get you going...

I also have been working with Southern California Designer Annette Tatum from Santa Monica. Annette has just kicked off her own paint line and colors that coordinate with her beautiful fabrics and design. There are 32 beautiful colors and I encourage everyone to check out Annette's web site. This paint can be purchased online or in boutique stores throughout the United States. Annette is not only an incredible Designer but she is a published author for The Well Dressed Home, a must have for your library.

32 beautiful colors

just playing with colors......what fun!

So as you can see, House of Anne is very busy these days wearing many hats and loving every exciting and challenging minute.

I so appreciate how big our world is and I so respect every one out there that is passionate with what they are doing or not doing. There is room for everyone....for every product line and for every opportunity.....grab the brass ring when you can and take that ride no matter what twists and turns you will experience. My hats are off to all the people I have met on my journey and I look forward to all the new people that are yet to come into my life.

I will post next week but for now.....I have to let the paint fly and get organized and ready for an exciting 2012.

Thank you everyone.....and please, keep those comments coming.