Wednesday, February 19, 2014

16 lovely colors from JDL

One of the first things that Lonnie and I did when we started up the company almost 10 years ago was painting and patinating furniture.

Back then the completely matte paint that works so well for achieving the characteristic chalky look that so many pieces of old furniture has wasn’t so readily available. So we experimented with different types of paint and various methods for patinating.

No we finally have our very own paint – 16 lovely colors that go perfectly with the French-Nordic country style that we love so much!

We pretty much can’t stop celebrating. We’ve been painting and painting and painting some more … and patinating and debating.

Keep an eye out for the upcoming issues of the magazine in which we’ll bring you plenty of inspiration for how to use these wonderful colors. Personally I’ve fallen head over heels for this lovely “soft sand”, which fits my temperament perfectly. /Vivian

See all of the colors here:

Monday, February 17, 2014

Preparing for visits from near and far

Preparations for the upcoming days with sales people and staff at Jeanne d'Arc living.

The whole house is in a fever of excitement ... we're baking and cooking, finding samples of our exciting new products, preparing workshops, cleaning up and decorating. As always we're looking forward to having the whole "family" together for some inspiring and cozy days. /Vivian

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sometimes things turn out…

…better than expected

Even though it’s a small thing, it does make me happy to think that our suppliers succeeded in making this clip look completely authentic. It’s simply impossible to tell the original old one and the new one apart. So impossible, in fact, that several of our co-workers have gotten them confused lately since we’ve had the sample lying around the office. So they’ve definitely succeeded fully. We consider it to be our principal task to ensure that the things we make look authentic.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Inspiration and ideas

Our wonderful February issue of the magazine will be in stores soon – something to look forward to! There’s plenty of inspiration and ideas for cozy indoor activities to pass these cold winter days. /Vivian

The egg production is picking up

It won’t be long until it’s time for us to ship all of our Easter products to our retailers. So the “hen house” – as we call our production department here – has been very busy with the “egg production”. /Vivian