Time has flown by for the owner of Sweetpea & Betty in Falmouth who cannot quite believe it was five years ago in November 2010 that she opened in the High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall.
‘It’s been an amazing five years, full of much laughter and hilarity along the way,’ said Mary Gander. ‘Over the five years we have specialised in running creative workshops predominantly with the Chalk Paint furniture painting techniques but more recently with other artists combining their expertise and skills.
‘Artist Val Sangster and Textile Designer Hayley Martos both work in the shop and teach creative Chalk Paint and lampshade upcycle workshops regularly. These have been really popular over the years. My most recent addition to the team is Judy Osman, who is always experimenting in using the Chalk Paint to dye fabrics and is a whizz on the sewing machine.
‘Together we offer a huge variety of expertise for our customers, many of which we have now known for years and have become good friends. It’s often been commented on that there’s a lovely energy in the shop. I think we’re known as being a little eccentric, obsessed with colour and creativity and cake is never far away.’
As the business celebrates its anniversary, Mary has thanked all her customers for their support over the years. ‘Throughout the five years we’ve developed our website and on-line shop and just recently had our first Click & Collect customer,’ she said. ‘We have many plans to develop our website and workshops.’
The Falmouth Packet November 2015
Big thank you to all our lovely customers for their continued support
Thank you. Paint has just arrived. I’m delighted with the prompt service.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is due to appear on a new Kirstie Allsopp Series on Channel 4 shortly “Kirstie’s Vintage Home”.
We have painted our little socks off and totally transformed our delightful little cottage in St Agnes. With the combination of ourfabrics and painted furniture we have given our cottage a fabulously French romantic feel. See more photos at www.classic.co.uk
If you would like help to achieve a new look for your property however big or small – contact us at Sweetpea&Betty 01326 211246 and ask to speak to Mary
The Complete Furniture Painting Kit £69.00
x2 Litre Pots of your Colour Choice
500mls Clear Wax 500mls Dark Wax
Book of Brass Leaf x25 Sheets
100mls Gold Size 100mls Decoupage Varnish
Crackle Varnish Set x2
(Basket not included)
Should Be £78.50 But As A Complete Set
We are closing from 1pm Christmas Eve and will open again on Tuesday 3rd January 2012.
Any orders made over the Christmas Period will be seen to when we return.
We Wish you all a Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year xx
We are delighted to let you all know that our on line shop is now fully operational!
So if you fancy giving (yourself!) or a loved one the ultimate chalk paint lover’s Christmas Present …. take a look at our paints, kits or Paint Transformation Books for that perfect present!
Gift Vouchers available too – just call us and we’ll pop one in the post.