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Win a Ticket to see Annie Sloan in Atlanta on March, 29, 2012!

We have been telling you about the Annie Sloan North American Tour for several months. Now you have an opportunity to win 2 individual tickets (each a $350 value) to see Annie Sloan and take a workshop from her personally in Atlanta on Thursday, March 29, 2012. This is a quick contest, so hurry up and enter.  There is no purchase necessary to enter, but there are some rules: We will be drawing the winners this Friday, March 2, 2012 at 12 pm.


1. You must post as a comment to this blog posting or on the Sweet South Cottage Facebook Page the following: “I want to meet Annie Sloan!”.

2. You must be able to confirm that you are able to attend the Atlanta Tour date this Friday, so be sure that you check you Facebook messages on Friday or supply your e-mail address when you post a comment on the blog posting.

4. The contest only includes a ticket to the workshop. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included. So we respectfully request only those that can make the trip enter the contest.

Below is much more information about the tour:

Annie Sloan – one of the world’s most respected experts in decorative painting announces 2012 American Workshop Tour for March and April

REGISTER HEREwww.anniesloanunfolded.com

Author of 23 books, with sales of two million worldwide, and creator of the original and unique Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Soft Waxes

Annie Sloan (www.anniesloan.com) –  British decorative paint expert, author of numerous paint technique books, and creator of the one and only Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – will tour America in March and April 2012.   Ms. Sloan will be leading one-day demonstrations and overseeing hands on workshops in eight cities (see list and dates below) starting in New Orleans, where the north American arm of the company, Annie Sloan Unfolded is based. (www.anniesloanunfolded.com)

DALLAS                     3/16


DENVER                    3/21

CHICAGO                   3/24

NASHVILLE               3/26

A T L A N T A             3/29

LEESBURG, VA        3/31

BOSTON                    4/2

Each event will feature a demonstration by Ms. Sloan, book signings (Creating the French Look and Quick and Easy Paint Transformations have both been recently released in paperback here in the US), and hands-on technique sessions for all attendees.  These will be in smaller groups, led by Annie Sloan and trained stockists who are well versed in all aspects of using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Soft Wax, and the myriad techniques and effects that are so easy and fun to create.  Annie Sloan will visit each break-out group to offer advice and recommendations to groups and individuals while they practice. Attendees will end the day with a book signing and social hour with Annie Sloan.

In 2013, the company has plans for a single event in both the United States and Canada so this will be Annie’s second and last US tour – for a while at least.  Since July 2010, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint has been manufactured in the USA to Annie’s original formula, and the list of retailers / stockists has grown to more than 100 in 33 US states, as well as Canada.  As the number of stockists has grown, so has the number of local area workshops held by the owners of the vintage shops, design boutiques, stores and decorative art studios that sell the paint.  A thorough training program for US stockists now means that local workshops are well equipped to pass along Annie Sloan’s techniques to Annie’s ever-growing and enthusiastic US audience.

Who should attend?

People who love DIY projects, such as old furniture makeovers, and are keen to learn new techniques to use in their home – on furniture, accessories, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, walls, floors – anything that can be painted!

Tickets:  One-day workshops are priced at $350, include all materials, refreshments, and lunch.  Purchase online at: www.anniesloanunfolded.com. The public is encouraged to attend the event in their home region and there is a limited number of seats per state that will go on a first come// first serve basis.  For a comprehensive list of US retailers for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, go to http://www.anniesloanunfolded.com/retailers.html

About Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan is one of the world’s most respected experts in the field of decorative painting and a key figure in the painted furniture revolution, through her lively and creative approach to painting and 40 years of painting experience. She runs successful workshops at her store in Oxford, England, and throughout Europe. Her numerous books, include ‘Creating the French Look’, just released in paperback in the US, published by Ryland Peters & Small, and ‘Quick and Easy Paint Transformations’, with sales of more than 2 million books worldwide, translated into 11 languages. For more information: http://www.anniesloan.com/acatalog/Who_is_Annie_Sloan_.html

About Jolie Design (the US distributor) www.anniesloanunfolded.com

Lisa Rickert of Jolie Design was searching for the perfect European furniture and décor to complement her New Orleans home when she discovered Annie Sloan and her wonderful Chalk Paint.  Lisa ordered paint from the UK and was so impressed that she went on to use it throughout her home.  Bitten by the bug, she quit her job in supply chain operations for major utilities and oil companies, and turned her MBA-level business experience to creative use.  Lisa has overseen the manufacture of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the USA, and is now managing its distribution, marketing, and sales. Lisa says, “I am passionate about her products and I can honestly say that I now love my job!”

For general information, contact: Lisa M. Rickert, Jolie Design & Décor, Inc., (504) 247-3788 joliedesign@anniesloanunfolded.com

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