Monday, April 29, 2013

Calling All CeCe Caldwell Fans..."Paint Made Easy" Classes Are Here...SIGN UP TODAY!!!

Get out your paintbrushes and put on those crafting aprons - It's time to get busy in the workshop with Elisa...The Crafting Queen!!!

You've been pleading for it, and now Vintage Home is here to deliver - CeCe Caldwell Painting Technique classes are now happening right in your FAVORITE vintage store in Geyserville!  SIGN UP TODAY!!!

Here is what you get for the $45.00 registration fee:
  • A supercute painting starter kit complete with Genuine CeCe Caldwell paint, & painting supplies - A $25.00 VALUE!!!
  • A 2 - 2 1/2 hour expert instruction course on how to use, apply, and manipulate this AMAZING paint product.  You are invited to bring 2 small pieces of your own to paint (no bigger than a bread box) and transform!  YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW EASY THIS PAINT WORKS!!!
  • Exclusive use of our painting workshop that is right INSIDE our store.  This means no messy cleanup at home for you after you are done with your project!  Also, you can be inspired by all the pretty displays by our vendors - you may even want to purchase something within the store to paint and give a new life!
  • Access to our entire stock of VIBRANT PAINT COLORS to purchase for your very own use - Come Be INSPIRED!!!
Classes are scheduled for the following Tuesday dates, with more coming in the near future:
  • April 30, 2013 - 11:00am
  • May 14, 2013 - 11:00am
  • May 28, 2013 - 11:00am
WE ARE LOCATED AT: 21079 Geyserville Ave, Suite E, Geyserville, CA.

CeCe Caldwell’s Paints began with the dream to find an earth and people friendly paint for furniture and home decor. The dream to have products that could safely be used by anyone: Professional artisans; DIYers; healthy individuals; parents; people with respiratory or other illnesses and those concerned about leaving the world a better place.

10 Fun Facts About Tea

1. Tea is good for you. Among other things, it contains “polyphenols” - antioxidants that repair cells and in doing so, may help our bodies fight and help us fend off cardiovascular diseases, cancers, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus and other maladies. And contrary to popular belief, it’s not just green tea that’s good for you. Black, white, and red tea also have health-giving flavonoids and polyphenols.

2. It takes around 2,000 tiny leaves to make just one pound of finished tea. Tea plants grow wild in parts of Asia, but it can also be farmed. The very best tea comes from high elevations and is hand-picked.

3. Some tea grows in the United States. There is an island tea plantation off the coast of South Carolina and also in Hawaii.

4. You are less likely to get a “caffeine crash” when you drink tea (as opposed to soda or coffee). Why? The high levels of antioxidants in tea slow the absorption of caffeine, which results in a gentler increase of caffeine in your system and a longer period of alertness with no crash at the end.

5. Do you store your tea near your coffee or in your spice cabinet? Don’t. Store your tea away from “strong, competing aromas” so that you keep the tea’s own delicate flavors intact.

6. Americans tasted their first “iced tea” at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. Originally, exhibiting tea merchant Richard Blechynden had planned to give away free samples of his hot tea to attendees. But when a heat wave hit, no one was interested. Parched from the temperature, visitors would pass his booth in search of a cooler refreshment. To save his investment of time and travel, he dumped a load of ice into the brewed tea and served the first iced tea. It was (along with the Egyptian fan dancer) the hit of the Fair, according to the Tea Class blog.

 7. Some tea lovers ponder ideal food-and-tea pairings, just as wine lovers pair food and wine. For your next tea party, check out the suggested pairings on this page.

8. To steep the perfect cup of tea, timing is crucial. And ideal steeping times vary depending on what variety of tea you’re making. For black tea, steeping time is 3-5 minutes. For other steeping times for other varieties, go here.

9. People were using ceramic teapots 11,000 ago in Asia and the Middle East. Tea didn’t reach most Europeans until the late 16th century.

10. Genuine “Darjeeling” tea is grown in an area of India at the foot of the Himalayas that’s less than 70 square miles large. For this reason, Darjeeling is highly prized and known as the “Champagne Of Teas.”

~ From The May 2013 Issue Of Romantic Homes Magazine, Available At Gin'Gilli's Vintage Home!