Monday, July 21, 2014

We're home from Wisconsin with treasures...and lots of new ideas...



...come sit on my front porch in Wisconsin...

...grab your coffee and let's browse through treasures...

...couldn't resist capturing the quaint outbuildings...

...do you think these gorgeous beds came home with us?...

...just sharing beautiful, tranquil spots in my beloved Wisconsin...

...we make a good team...
...I buy...
...he hauls...
...and he's always supportive...

...just waiting for the bidding to begin...

...do you see what I mean about beautiful spots in Wisconsin?...

...sigh...
...I need this in my back yard...
...only lots bigger please...

...we love going home...
...it's a little bittersweet just before we return to the desert...
...please stop in either or both Bloom locations...
...we can't wait to say 'hi'...

...keep checking for new workshops...
...August dates will be added soon...


Monday, June 30, 2014

Las Vegas: We know you LOVE Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan - Part 2...

...we left you on our last blog post...
...wondering how the chest would turn out...
...you saw a first light coat of Old White...
...and then the beginning of a light coat of French Linen...
...well...

...here it is...

...yes a stripe in Emperor's Silk...
...followed by clear wax and then dark wax...

...and quite a bit of distressing...
...both wet sanding and...
...also with sandpaper...

...no stencil needed...
...what do you think?...
...would you have added one?...

...Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan...
...makes a project fun and easy...
...we love our finished product...
...stop by and see it for yourself...
...you will want to get started on your next project...

...oh, yes...
...the July/August issue of fresh style magazine...
...just arrived...
...lots of fun ideas...
...get your copy at either Bloom shop...
...we look forward to seeing you very soon...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Las Vegas: We know you LOVE Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan...


...and all of our Bloom customers...
...from all over Nevada...
...and from all over the globe...
...we know you LOVE Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, too...

...we have so much fun learning more and more about this fabulous paint...

...check out the working apron...
...sometimes we get messy...

...these are Miss Annie's colors...
...but we have been loving mixing custom colors...
...recently a client was redoing a bathroom...
...we mixed paint to match the sea glass in her new tile...
...what a gorgeous shade...
...for an old dresser that will soon house double sinks...
...when we can...
...we will share photos...

...yummm...
...there is nothing better than opening a new can...
...and getting started...

...we sell sample sticks...
...so you can take several home to see colors in your own home...

...the new wax brushes are simply marvelous...
...the pointy tip is such a help in getting wax into little crevices...

...we try to keep all of the colors in stock...
...you keep us busy with re-orders!!!...
...tell us...
...what is your favorite color?...

...be sure to check out current workshops...
...the summer calendar is a bit light...
...because of vacations...
...but...
...soon we will have things lined up for fall...
...there are lots of new ideas popping around in our heads...
...call the shop with your request for a new workshop, too...

...chest purchased this morning...
...by afternoon it took on a whole new look...

...first a light coat of Old White...
...then a light coat of French Linen...
...there was talk of a stripe...
...and perhaps a stencil...
...or not...

...stay tuned...
...hopefully a follow-up photo will be posted soon...
...meanwhile...
...stop in and let us know...
...exactly how much you LOVE Annie Sloan Chalk Paint...
...a client told us yesterday that it has changed her life...
...now that is a lovely, powerful statement...
...we  also LOVE Miss Annie's versatile Chalk Paint...

...be sure to check Bloom out on Facebook...
...we think you will like what you see...



Thursday, June 19, 2014

WE ARE CELEBRATING!!!

...yes...
...we are celebrating graduations...
...birthdays...
 ...summer travel...
...including travel abroad...
...and lots of new products in the shops...
...we are also celebrating that both shops...
...will be open 7 days a week...
...10am-5pm...
...through the month of June...
...we will keep you posted about July and August...


...things have been very exciting around Bloom...

...as a proud stockist of Chalk Paint decorative paint® by Annie Sloan...
...we are excited and delighted to introduce you to her wonderful new line...
...of candles and room diffusers...

...each beautiful fragrance is named for one of her fabulous colors of paint...
...we are simply crazy about this new product of Miss Annie's...
...and we love her classy, elegant presentation...

...we also have a new line of hand made soaps...

...wonderful, fragrant, generous bars of soap...
...a delightful addition to our shops...



...and then...
...we have added many new flavors of our Tyler candles...
...Birthday Cake...
Eucalyptus
Blueberry Blitz
Cucumber Melon
Mango Tango
...and the mysterious...
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...please stop in...
...we are sure you will find things that were not here...
...the last time you were at Bloom!...

...we still have many workshops scheduled...
...and we are working on new ideas for classes...
...please click on the tab above...
...to check out what we have on the calendar...

...oh, yes...
...we hope you are celebrating, too...
...celebrate summer by stopping in Bloom...




Sunday, May 11, 2014

...exquisite, elegant and simply charming...

...we have been painting like crazy...
...this sweet chest showcases a custom mix of...
...Antoinette and Old White...
...Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan...
...well, of course...

...but then we just had to embellish the top...
...with a sweet stripe of Old White...
...and a French stencil...
...we have a delightful selection of stencils here at Bloom...

...this is a chair that we all want to take home...
...and...
...there are two of them...
...just arrived from the upholsterer...
...talk about petite...
...and elegant...
...and exquisite...


...just look at the detail...
...now you see why we all want this adorable pair of chairs...
...don't you want them, too?...

...this beautiful armless chair...
...also just arrived from the upholsterer...
...beautiful, exquisite and elegant...
...and simply charming...

...and now...
...we present...
...our painted chairs...
...well, yes...it is Old White...
...and don't you just love the elegant...
...but subtle, French stencil...

...yes, we have a mama chair...
...and a papa chair...
...they are very special...
...you must stop in and feel the smooth finish...
...you can PAINT fabric...
...Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan...
...is simply amazing...

...the stencil on the mama chair is hard to see in this shot...
...so you much some in and check it out for yourself...
...we think you will fall in love with this paint just like we have...
...check our our workshops...
...we teach so many techniques in our 101 class...
...just go back to the top...
...and click on the tab that says...
...Chalk Paint® Workshops...

...but you really need to stop in to say 'hi'...
...at Bloom...
...we'd love to see you...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

...we're moving again...furniture, that is...

...you know how we are at Bloom...
...always re-arranging our rooms...
...so for this post...
...no collages...
...just all big shots...
...for your viewing enjoyment...

...we are sure you will agree...
...that this room is quite elegant...
...with new chandeliers...
...mirrors on the wall...
...and new furniture...

...this vintage chair has  been painted with...
...Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan...
...including the fabric...
...it is as soft as butter...
...and yummy in its new look...

...fresh new plants have arrived, too...
...always providing beautiful energy for our rooms...
...such a nice complement to our painted pieces...

...trailing angel vines...
...trailing ivy...
...beautiful with the French Linen piece...

...we like to mix natural wood...
...painted pieces...
...gold frames...
...huge mirrors...

...and our plush new greenery...

...oops...
...we remember when this room was ALL white...
...and we LOVED it...
...we're re-creating that look in this corner...

...sigh...
...we still love our whites...

...this is such a precious little vintage chair...
...very dainty...
...it would make a fabulous desk chair...
...perfect for your very own office...

...this new piece just came in...
...oh, so much storage...

...and another sweet little table...
...just arrived...

...we're really loving this look...
...just had to share...
...hopefully we've inspired you...

...one of our most popular colors...
...Provence...
...this charming little piece has an interesting finish...
...with both clear wax and then dark wax...
...come in and see what we've been doing...

...next, we will move....
...furniture...
...in the Garden Room...
...oh, you must come in and see...

...and, yes...we're having a blast in our workshops...
...be sure to click on the button at the top of the page...
...we have classes at both locations...
...if you don't find a class to suit you...
...just give us a call...
...we'll work on scheduling something for you...