Monday, November 7, 2016

Jeanne d'Arc Living "Vintage Paint" available!

So excited to announce that French Vanilla Home and Garden will be the first retailers in Canada to now carry the amazing "Vintage Paint" by Jeanne d'Arc Living from Denmark!

The history of paint originally dates all the way back to 14th-century Italy. Even then, pure and natural ingredients such as chalk, clay, mud and even dirt were used to produce paint. Jeanne d’Arc Living "Vintage Paint" is an updated version of the original old chalk paints. This paint combines the original qualities with modern technology. Only natural ingredients are used in the production of this product.

Vintage Matt Furniture Paint is a lime water based and environmentally friendly chalk-style paint that has been developed specially for painting furniture to give it an authentic matt and chalky surface that was common for painting furniture in the old days and so popular today! This paint comes in pretty neutral tones and will adhere to practically any surface with minimal preparation and provides excellent coverage.

We will also carry the book "Vintage Paint / Colorful Transformations which provides useful tips and inspiration on how to achieve the French Nordic look through this wonderful product line!  

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Jennylyn's Natural Nursery "Tones for Tots"....

Fusion Mineral Paint has done it again. This past Saturday May 28th, 2016 was the official launch world wide of their newest paint line.....Jennylyn's Natural Nursery "Tones for Tots"!

What makes the new "Tones for Tots" paint line so different?

Well, this new paint line is certified as ‘baby safe’. Babies and young children are more susceptible to the health risks associated with VOCs. The new "Tones for Tots" paint line is lead free, phlalate free, formaldehyde free, ammonia free, virtually odourless and is Zero VOC. This means that the collection complies with both the the Toy Safety Standards of North America and Europe, as well as the ASTM D4236 LHAMA safety labeling requirements. Mom's and Mom's-to-be can now have piece of mind knowing they can safely paint all their children and baby furniture pieces. Go here for more info on it's safety certification

"Tones for Tots' comes in 7 new designer colours with names taken from popular Children's Nursery Rhymes: 

"Little Teapot" is a soft turquoise

"Little Whale" is a soft baby blue

"Little Stork" is a soft lavender

"Little Speckled Frog" is a soft minty green

"Little Piggy" is a pretty blush 

"Little Lamb" is a medium grey

"Little Star" is a pretty English Yellow  

And like all Fusion Mineral Paint this newest paint line requires minimal prep, no primer and no top coat (ie:wax finish).  It cures to a highly durable/scrubable finish. 

In no time you can take your furniture painting project from Foundation to Finish! 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Signs of Spring.........

Now that we have entered into March, it's nice knowing that Spring is just around the corner. The days are getting longer and in our area flowers are blooming every where. Easter is also earlier this year, happening at the end of this month. Here's a little taste of what's currently happening at French Vanilla Home and Garden:

Hello Bonjour....

Well this is my first attempt at blogging! It's been quite a year and a half for me. I retired from the Federal Government after 34 years and in October 2006, I started a new retail store called "French Vanilla Home and Garden". In July 2007 I launched my store's e-commerce website and now this....blogging! Who would have thought! Has it been challenging?....a bit, stressful?.... some days, rewarding?....most definitely! I love owning my own retail store, filling it with things I love and helping my customers find that perfect item or gift! I am enjoying this new phase of my life and look forward to learning new things, having new adventures and making new friends along the way!

(established July/2008)