Whenever I am near Jackson, Mississippi, I must stop in at Annelle Primos. I am always looking for beautiful items for the tabletop, and, of course, I love light painted antiques.
Annelle Primos's interior design shop is in Highland Village right off I-55.
Have you been to a shop that is so "you" that you want to ask for the key so you can just move in and never leave because everything is to your liking?
Annelle Primos provides interior design services as well as a bridal registry. Visit the website here: Annelle Primos
My favorite item in the shop is this French mirror. The chest is wonderful also.
Here is a closer view of the fabulous top. Notice the birds.
How gorgeous is that? The gold bowl is 2die4.
I love light-toned neutral furnishings and painted wood finishes as they are so soothing as well as flexible when switching out accessories.
This mirrored pair of white painted doors makes a great backdrop for the Swedish sofa.
These light woods make decorating so easy.
I liked the shape of this piece by Bliss Studios in California.
Another light toned cabinet.
Nice console, trumeau and framed intaglios.
Antique altersticks. Notice the little bird under the glass cloche. And, the table below has a bird cage. Birds are a favorite accessory for spring.
The shop always has several dining tables. I like the way they display the tabletop items on each table in place settings.
This makes it so easy to see how these items will look on your own table.
Here is a close up of the place setting.
The Kim Seybert fringe beaded placemat with the antique china plate. Charger is clear glass with a gold rim. Totally elegant. I do like that this shop carries antique plates and mixes them with new ones just like I do. It gives the table so much character.
Here is another dining room. Note the painted green cane chairs.
The tablescapes are designed for Easter.
Cute rabbits and eggs.
Below is the place setting.
Neutral tones with lots of varying textures.
This dining table's cloth has a burlap look to the fabric's weave which goes great with the seagrass rug. It is tied so cute at the corners.
A really smart way to update a dark wood table that you are tiring of.
I love how they have mixed the antique plates here with new chargers and placemats. Note the unusual shape of the goblets.
A small table in Easter decor with a "feather" tree. Love the stemware here and the napkin with the aqua colored plates.
And here is another one.
A cute Easter rabbit with her baby. I like the planted carrots.
Another room at Annelle Primos has decor for more casual, rustic interiors and lake cabins.
Look how big and sturdy this dining table is. The antique French bench provides interesting seating instead of chairs.
These deer plates were a nice look for a hunting cabin theme.
I loved the amber stemware with the glass buttons. They were very reasonably priced. I will show these in my tablescape in a few weeks.
The deer napkin rings are unusual. The green placemat and octagonal plates make a great look.
This paneled screen is very pretty. Bird cages are very popular.
The registry section of the store carries exquisite china and stemware.
The cabinetry was painted by Virginia Weathersby of The Southern Institute of Faux Finishing. I came to Jackson to take my third class at her shop. I will do a post next on that topic. Virginia is the one who told me about Annelle Primos and I am so glad she did.
I see they carry my favorite French china, Jaune de Chrome. The cabinet above is displaying Juliska.
You won't want to miss the chandeliers.
Here are a few of my purchases on my dining room table.
Maybe I should say this is the "before" shot. Being a painter, you didn't think I would leave them this way, did you?
These three Bliss Studio pieces didn't make it 24 hours in my house before getting some gold "make up". They needed some added character so they didn't look like they all came out of the same Chinese factory [which they did].
Love the shape but it needs some help. First step is to add French gilding wax. This took me less than one minute on each piece. I just put the gold on the pad of my index finger and rub it on. You could use an artist's brush, but I like to feel how it is spreading.
I am using two different colors of gold wax for variation in the finish. This is the first step on the finial below. Next it will get a darker gold wax and then some paint.
Here's how all three of them looked after three minutes.
Ah, you say they all look the same again. Yes, they do. But wait until you see what I do to them next in another post. They each need their own individual character.
I hope you have enjoyed shopping with me at Annelle Primos.
All the best,