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Fabric Painting Project

The upholstery on this little Edwardian sofa had been soiled. We decided to paint it in a dilute mix of French Linen and Old Ochre and were chuffed with the result. The frame has been painted in Chateau Grey with details in gold.
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Lottie & Friends

I was awoken this morning by my husband with the words ‘Good morning, shop owner’! I have taken over Stables Antiques, which reopens tomorrow as ‘Lottie & Friends’. For the next two weeks I’ll be frantically redecorating and later this month we’ll have ‘old’ friends Gary Wells and Jean Morris expanding their display of jewellery, […]
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New at Craycombe Farm

This summer season at Craycombe Farm comes with some delightful changes. I have expanded my space at Stables Antiques, so in addition to finding the full range of Annie Sloan products, including fabric books, I have plenty of space to showcase some finished pieces both for inspiration and purchase. You will find a lot of […]
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Ageing Gracefully…article by Lot Ooi

Please click on this link to view the article I have written about the practicalities of ‘upcycling’. It was published in Worcestershire Life, June 2012. Lot article 
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Wishing you …..

  A colourful and indulgent Christmas                                             And more of the same in 2012
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Worcester Vintage & Craft Fair

Lottie’s Creative Living will be exhibiting at the WAVE Vintage & Craft Fair at The Guildhall, Worcester on Saturday 29th October. This is promising to be sheer indulgence for lovers of vintage and highly original clothes, gifts and homewares!
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Have you spruced up your pots?

Last September I decided to experiment with painting terracotta pots with Annie Sloan’s chalk paint.  Because the paint breathes, it does not impede the  natural evaporation of the material and the plants do not become waterlogged as they would with an acrylic or oil-based finish. All the pots painted came through the prolonged frosty spell without a chip or a crack. […]
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New home for Lottie’s stuff

I am very happy to have set up shop at Stables Antiques at Fladbury this last week.  Stables Antiques is a true treasure trove operated by the charismatic ‘H’ , his wife Angie and a handful of enthusiasts like me, which combination produces the happy effect of having something to suit everyone. In my sun-filled corner, you will be […]
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This week at Lottie’s Creative Living

On Monday I drove down to Oxford to do a course with Annie Sloan in her delightful shop at St Clement’s in Oxford. Many years ago Annie taught James Booth, with whom I did my apprenticeship, the ropes of decorative paint techniques at The Inchbald Institute in London. So, in a way we go back a […]
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