At the risk of sounding like a total dork, why is it pronounced Ark-an-SAW instead of Ark-KAN-sas? Just curious.
I went on another whirlwind weekend trip to teach some workshops and do a book signing. This time, I went to Fayetteville, Arkansas. I knew nothing about Arkansas, so I asked the ladies in the workshop (and we had one gentleman) to teach me some things about the state. I learned that they are crazy about their Razorbacks, Arkansas is home to the Ozarks and they have lots of chickens and cows. The last one was my own observation. I only got to see a fraction of the town, but what I saw of Fayetteville was very charming. Can you tell that I’m enjoying my little grass-roots tour around the US? I am.
My host was Kelly of The House Special Interiors. It is a beautiful shop with a little bit of everything…comfy & cute pajamas, home decor, painted furniture and preserved boxwood! It’s connected to another awesome shop called Red Hill. They have more vintage/antique items and amazing original artwork by Cari Humphry. Of course, I bought one. She’s shipping it to me, so I’ll show it off when it arrives. I was booked solid the entire time, so I just snapped one quick picture in the store with my phone.
(Don’t even ask. That Produce sign isn’t for sale! I snapped a picture of it, so I could figure out how to make something similar.)
I taught a hand’s on milk paint workshop, a DIY seminar and a milk paint seminar and they all went really well. The workshops are always my favorite, because I get to see people use milk paint (usually for the first time) to transform a piece.
My milk paint retailer in Little Rock, Arkansas, Sharon from Reinvented Vintage, was able to come to the workshop as well. (She’s on the left in the photo below.)
I got too busy in the end to take more pictures, but I wanted to share what I had. I have more to share, but I’ll do that in another post. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see me. I had an amazing time and hope I get to come back your way again.
The winner of the Atlanta workshop tickets is…
Tricia from Simplicity in the South! Congratulations and I can’t wait to meet you!!