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So Sadie and I decided that we need to explore our local area of Berkshire to source some more Chalk paint.

We discovered that there is a shop not to far from us called Country mouse creative living that stocks Annie Sloan’s famous Chalk paint collection. So we bundled my grandson into the MPV and got out the sat nav. Here’s where the problem started the address was typed in but as per usual the sat nav didn’t recognize it as it had no house number!!!

Well it pointed us in the general direction so we set off, after  about 30 mins we began to get a bit suspicious when the road began to take us into country fields.

By now Sadie needed the loo really badly and the baby was getting fed up  in  his car seat  demanding chocolate.We switched the sat nav off at this stage as it just kept repeating itself saying ” you have reached your destination” which happened to be a horse field!!!

We drove off in a direction that looked as though life may exist there and came upon a cafe…only problem being none of the staff spoke enough English to give us any directions!!! aahhhhgggggg!!

Set off again in  the general direction of hand directions from cafe staff and after 5 mins whoopee we found it … no where in the direction the sat nav sent us.

Sadie dashed for the loo while I took my grandson of for a walk around the Antique village where Country mouse is based.

The shop is as we expected from the images on their web site  was lovely, full of vintage painted furniture and shabby chic home wares. Heaven for us as this is our area of interest.

And at the back of the shop Annie Sloan’s Chalk paint’, they stock a good selection of colours and sell the wax and crackle glaze also.

We browsed the shop and admired their furniture pieces and chatted with the lovely ladies who staff the shop, whilst trying to entertain my grandson who wanted to pick up everything he could carry.

Upstairs there are units for antique and vintage sellers who rent space to sell their items , here we found many really great pieces

Elliott my grandson was overcome with excitement when he discovered the vintage toy car collection, it took us 10 minutes to get him away from them without a tantrum which is exceptional for a 2 year old.

We really enjoyed browsing and will return again soon for further paint purchases .

Thankfully return home journey was uneventful!!!

I will keep you posted as to what the paint is going to be used for shortly along with photos .


Just to keep you posted that I am in the process of adapting the blog and getting it to look just right for our new ventures.
Taking a while to bring things together and photograph our collection.
Thanks for your continuing support whilst in this process.
I am sure you will all be pleased with the new look when its finished.
Sadie is busy with my handsome grandson and as usual working her socks of on all sorts of new projects she will post all about this shortly.

I (Aisha) am covered in paint as usual being more hands on with our furniture re-purposing.
My house is a tip from lack of attention but all for a good cause if I finish our latest influx of vintage finds.
Well better get back to the sweat shop!!! paint is calling me!

A photo to wet your appetite ..please feel free to comment…

Vintage Tub chair Painted in Chalk grey and waxed and distressed. Re upholstered in vintage Parisian Fabric…..SOLD

Hi everyone just of to Windsor race course today( in the freezing cold) to look at Marques for Christmas Retro festival in Maidenhead.
Will post details of this festival later this week…hope to see you there promises to be a fantastic weekend!!!

A warm welcome to all again,

sorry its been so long but we ( Aisha my mother and myself)  have been swamped with many new ventures and moving home.

You may notice that the blog looks a little different !

Well that’s because I will be taking a back seat as regards to the blog as I have little spare time now and will be handing the site over to my mum Aisha who is behind the Vintage Galore side of things which you may or may not know is our new furniture up -cycled venture. ( However I will drop in from time to time for a chat.)

This part of the business is taking off in leaps and bounds and involves us re purposing old and vintage furniture.

We have been doing this for friends and family for many years and have now after many requests included this in our business .

We source furniture and other household items and re love them to sell at our Vintage fairs and at various venues and antique markets ,We also offer furniture painting commissions.This allow us to dramatically change the appearance of any old piece of furniture you may have  with a fresh coat of paint. Furniture painting, repairs, and faux finishes . We will be posting the venues we will be selling the furniture in advance for those who wish to attend and view our handy work.

So in all many changes taking place hope you like them…. please keep following .

Vintage Barrel Back Chair Now Sold

We will be showing here!!