This past Saturday we had the pleasure to attend an Annie Sloan faux finish workshop at The Mill at Gibsonville in North Carolina. We left Maryland hoping to acquire a few new painting techniques and what we received was soooo much more.
Prior to Saturday we had several correspondents with Chris, the shop owner, so we had a feeling from the previous conversations that she was going to be a sweet gal. We arrived early Saturday morning to a wonderful greeting from Chris as she was setting out the daily display in the front of the Mill. As we stepped inside the building we received another warm welcome from Ginger, her assistant, as we entered the shop. The day continued as the entire staff extended such hospitality to all of us as if we had been friends for years.
As soon as we were inside the Mill our jaws dropped and I am pretty sure we both were drooling, okay maybe it was just me but we both were very excited and grinning from ear to ear. In fact, we could hardly contain ourselves once class had started not to sneak back to the showroom to rummage around, this place is exactly what we were visioning for our Warehouse. This fabulous space is filled from top to bottom, side to side with new, old, refurbished, reproduced, painted, hand crafted,stained, bright, shiny, everything and anything you could possibly dream of to make your house a home. The people at the Mill truly have an eye for beautiful and unique pieces. The best part of all, the warm southern hospitality, it just took it over the top!
We will never forget the fun and warm atmosphere, as well as the kindness, that was extended to us this past weekend. We met people that will forever be apart of our lives.
Thanks again, Chris, Ginger, Ann, Jim, Tex, Brad, and JJ!
If you are ever looking to take a road trip for vintage and antique finds we highly recommend heading down for a visit. If you find a road trip is not possible please check them out on the web at www.themillatgibsonville.com
Remember, give them all Hugs & Brushes from Denise & Bobbi!!!