Workshops December 07 2012, 0 Comments


We will be having a series of Flea Market Flip Classes and the first in this series is Chair

Flea Market Flip Workshops using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (tm)

Bring a Chair with a pop out seat and enough fabric to cover it and you will learn to re-vamp your find with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (tm) decorative paint and waxes and a little upholstery lesson.

Date: Sunday Jan 27 th

Time : 1-4 pm

Place: The Melon Patch 357 Main Street Bath

Cost: $90.00 includes paint, brushes and wax. Just Bring your painting clothes and fabric . Space i limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

e-mail for registration.

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Miss Mustard Seed Fans October 31 2012, 0 Comments

I posted that we were excited about Miss Mustard Seed's book, we are even more excited now !!!! We are trying to co-ordiante a visit with Miss Mustard Seed to the Melon Patch, to sign her book and...... stay tuned.

To pre 0rder your book

e-mail  The cost of the book is $21.95 .

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Playing around October 30 2012, 0 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to visit Anthropologie we have a couple of small stores in Toronto and when I get a chance to get away ,which is not often I try and visit as many places as possible to get some fresh ideas.

This item on the wall which I believe was around $1,250 caught my eye.


I purchased some resin appliques for the store and have not had a chance to use try them out and this display gave me a couple of ideas. My results are not as grand but it challenged me to try a few different things.

Resin Applique

I used a kitchen door as the base painted it with Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (tm) , glued on the applique you need to wait 24 hours (that's the hard part ) before you can paint over it . I then painted the whole thing with Duck Egg Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (tm) . I used the Craquler step 1 and 2 from Annie Sloan, some Pear Plaster ( a new product ) which I am still learning about and some Gold and Silver gilding wax and of course Dark Wax from Annie Sloan.

I am pretty happy with the results still a lot to learn. but it would make a nice wall mounted piece or a stationary panel on piece of furniture.



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Miss Mustard Seed's Book October 29 2012, 0 Comments

I am excited we are expecting Inspired you by Miss Mustard Seed in two weeks.

The cost of the book will be $21.95 to pre-order the book please e-mail me and we will hold a copy for you.

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Restoration Hardware September 28 2012, 0 Comments

Restoration Hardware is a source of inspiration for me.

This year they have a lot of black furniture... I like to use black and seem to have a lot in my home.

I did a little sample board , using Graphite for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (tm) .

Two coats of  Graphite, and a few dabs of metallic paint ( I used Martha Stewart  multi surface acrylic  paint ) then applied the Clear wax form Annie Sloan and rubbed into the surface , let it dry and then a final coat with dark wax from Annie Sloan .

Here is my sample board.

When ever I try a new technique I make a sample board , write the information on the back, so I can re-create it.

Looking forward to doing a large piece with this . This would be a great technique for a mirror or table, if you do not want a lot of black in your space.

Unti next time






New store hours September 21 2012, 0 Comments

Starting Monday Sept 24th 2012

New hours are

Wed to Friday 10-5

Sat 10-4

Sun/Monday  Closed

Tuesday  by appointment


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Challkboards September 21 2012, 0 Comments

Chalkboards can be made on any surface with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ( tm)

I painted this terracotta pot from the dollar store with three coats of Emile, let dry

over night and wipe with damp cloth, and you are ready to go.




When the delivery man arrives September 18 2012, 0 Comments

I love it when the delivery man arrives.... today we had Two one had paint, YIPEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

It was  raining and he left the skid on the road again he hasn't figured out that I need the paint in the store and not on  the road. But it makes good conversation between us. He is getting a sense of humor about the whole thing and me well let's just say I don't have to do the gym or yoga that day.

The other the Fed ex man . He brought our vintage quilts.

The throws are made from Vintage Saris pieced together and stitched with a hand running stitch . Each one is unique and has different colours on the front and back .

The large ones are made from one piece of fabric with another on the back, stitched all over with a hand running stitch.

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Inspiration from My Sweet Savannha September 17 2012, 0 Comments

We have the fishing floats

The baskets too in three sizes

Unitl Next time



Be sure to visit September 16 2012, 0 Comments

New Arrivals September 14 2012, 0 Comments

Poppies on Burlap  19 x 27 $55.00


Small $11.95 5.5 x 6 x 2.5  Large $15.00 6.5 x 7.5 x 3

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Store updates September 13 2012, 0 Comments

Hello all , it has been a hectic time here at the Melon Patch, we have experienced numerous power outrages over the past week or so. Which meant that all systems were down, the phone , the Internet and everything else that goes with it. The mail box says full but it is not .... not sure what happened but modern technology sometimes does not work. We are here and hopefully this will be sorted out today.

There was also a delay in receiving our paint . The paint  comes for the US and they were hit by Hurricane Issac... so that means that they got behind in their shipping because of preparations for the storm. Thankfully everyone is fine .

The good new is that today there are several shipments coming with new products.... that is always fun.

I hand picked some grain sacks and I hope they arrive, they are from Eastern Europe , will be suitable for small upholstery projects or pillows.


A sneak peak at more goodies that will be arriving shortly.

Just a reminder we are having the paint seminar this Sunday there is still room .

Until Nex time