April 9th 2012 April 09 2012, 0 Comments

Hello all I hope you had a Happy Easter for the  most part mine was wonderful spent a lovely day at my Son's house on Sunday.

Just an update I have had two viruses hit my computer in one week, the first one not so bad we managed to save most things, but the second one took everything including a lot of old e-mails we are in the process of trying to recover them , so a busy next couple of days.

If you have not heard from me I have not won the lottery or on vacation just trying to figure all this out, we should be up an running with the old e-mails etc. in the the next day or so.

Until next time


French Laundered Look March 24 2012, 0 Comments

Panel 27 x27 87 % Cotton 13% Poly $30.00

Today and This Week etc. July 21 2011, 0 Comments

 The weather is insanely hot and I am moving the store form one location to another.

The paint finally arrived as I mentioned , dealing with the shipping issues and Canada customs made me almost crazy.  But each and everyone of you had been wonderful about the delay, so by Saturday I should have all the orders packed weighed and ready for shipping and you will be getting a call to get your payment information.

No to mention the debit machine was not working, I had problems with the new hook up I left Bell (thank god , if anyone has dealt with them you know what I mean) to a new provider and the terminal I have was not compatible with the new phone line.  But the service I got was amazing and the Cutie that came to fix the problem today was great. So we are up and running , with that part anyway.

The new store will be organized in the next week , and if you are in the area please drop by, always glad to see a new face and bring some work gear , I am sure we can find something for you to do.

Oh did I tell you I also had to put my dog down he was 14 and an amazing friend. :(

What a week!!!!!

Oh and I have  a couple of kitchen designs to present!!

Remember the new location 357 Main Street in Bath, Ontario, just 20 minutes west of Kingston and 20 minutes east of Beautiful Prince Edward County and Bath is on the water too, we have a  couple of great parks, wonderful ice cream shop. Lesly and Jason and their two beautiful children THE MAIN STREET CREAMERY.

All this has made me tired and off to bed early to night.

Until next time stay cool , enjoy and remember before and after pictues of your Annie Sloan projects , they are an inspiraton to all.


It's Here! July 17 2011, 0 Comments

Finally the chalk paint arrived. Long overdue, delays in customs etc. etc. my apologies to all.

We are putting all the orders together and hopefully will have them all out by the end of the week.

The bugs have been ironed out and hopefully will not have to endure this delay again, I am hoping to have all the colours stocked at all times. If you are planning to do a pick-up please e-mail us ahead of time so we can put your order aside, I would not want any one to make a trip and be dissapointed  that your colour is not in stock.

I am travelling in August to be certified and once that is done will be teaching classes.

I am also in the process of moving and should be at the new location soon. The new address is 357 Main Street Bath, Ontario , just west of Kingston and easy access from the Highway if you are travelling. The new  phone number is 613-881-0165 if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call. If you are ordering paint, our online site should be ready soon. But if you know the colours just send us an e-mail and we can process the orders.

Don't forget to take before and after pictures, they are inspirtion to all of us painting and nice way to connect with others who have mutual interests.

Til next time


ANNIE SLOAN PAINT July 08 2011, 0 Comments

Hi All!

Just a quick update on the paint , we had usually long delay in customs , getting the product approved.  We have everyone's orders and will be organizing  everything over the next few days. For those who  have pre-ordered you will  be getting an invoice via e-mail . My apologies for the delay, but unfortunately totally out my control and working to insure it does not happen again.

Cheers! Elizabeth

Hemp Fabric Correction June 27 2011, 0 Comments

Hi Everyone

I made a mistake and posted the wrong fabric, this is it here...

Hemp Twill

Content: 55% Hemp 45% Cotton  Width: 58 inches  Weight:10.50z Colours: Natural, Blue, Black, taupe, Olive and Army Green.

Updates June 22 2011, 0 Comments

The Annie Sloan Chalk Paint has been shipped and due to arrive on Monday.  The response has been wonderful and big THANKS to all of those who pre-ordered. I will notify you as soon as your order is ready to be shipped.

The Melon Patch will also be relocating from Kingston, to the Village of Bath, where we came from two and half years ago, it has been wonderful  here meeting so many great new freinds .  The  move will take place throught the month of July and we will still be available to work with you, should you require services or picking up paint or any products, just be sure to call so we know you are coming.

We will have much more room for our Scavolini Kitchen showroom and have a few suprises in store, the newest of course is the Annie Sloan line of products. In the fall after I become cerifited I will teach the Annie Sloan Workshop.

If you are in the area we will be at 357 Main Street, Bath, please drop by say hello, we many not be totally organized but you are most welcome and we might even put you to work!!!!

Look  forward to meeting all the Annie Sloan fans and sharing stories about your projects.


Life is Full of Suprises June 17 2011, 0 Comments

Hello All,

Life is full of surprises , I have been sending out information on new product Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and got a wonderful response from one of our customers, who has nice little blog , but also a  great place to shop . Check it out

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Until next time!


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! December 24 2010, 0 Comments

Have a safe and Happy Holiday!

 The Melon Patch will be closed until January the 5th.

December: The Busy Month! December 03 2010, 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe that it is already December; I always find this month hectic with so many things to do before the holidays, and Projects to finish for clients…it makes me tired just to think about it!

The new MP Blog is working out well and I’ll be posting more often – after a couple of lessons!

The last few years the holidays have been quiet at our house, this year in addition to trying to finish my house; our Cousin/Uncle Milosh is coming for two weeks!!!!!!  

He said he would do some of the cooking, so that means my kitchen has to be ready!

Renovations Continued…

Back in July, I started my own Renovation Project, by taking down the ceiling and having the roof fixed. We are finally back at it, in between jobs you might say, and Dave is painting and doing a multitude of things for me at the house and is doing a wonderful job with wallpapering, painting, removing the old counter so the new one can go on; and the list goes on and on! I’ll be posting the new look of my renovation in the New Year.

New MP Project!

We’ve been busy at the Melon Patch the last few months, and our latest Project, the ‘Little House in Napanee’ and it’s Before and After pics have been posted – be sure to check it out!

MP Store Update

The shop is full of new goodies for your home or gift giving!

I have been in love with Burlap for some time and we now have Burlap Cushions! (size 18.5 x 18.5)

Plus beautiful bamboo throws and a great collection of candles!

Make time for a visit and find that special present for your special someone!

Until next time!

Welcome to the new MP Blog! November 28 2010, 0 Comments

MP Blog got a new Face!

The new Blog is up and running and I’d like to remind everyone to update their RSS feeds and any links now that the new Blog is working.

This should be a lot of fun and I look forward to everyone dropping by for the latest from the Melon Patch!

The MP Store

The work on the MP Store continues and the Store Showcase will be showing all the items in a slider format. Look for the new MP Store Menu on the right and find lots of ideas for your home, and gifts for your friends!

Stay Tuned!

Inspirations from Europe! September 16 2010, 0 Comments

The vacation was supposed to be non-working. But when you are in design you cannot help but notice things.

Since my family (son is house builder, daughter doing an M.A. in Interactive Design, with the exception of my mother); share my interest and did not get impatient with me when I asked to stop the car so I could take some pictures and visit some retail stores.

I think the thing that impressed me the most were the bathrooms, and since I have done a few in my time, I am always looking for new ideas.

Most of the fixtures are imported from Italy and Germany, so they were streamlined and simple.

It has been a while since I have been in Europe and things have changed a lot, particularly in Croatia, so if I seem unusually excited please forgive me.

Last year I had the privilege of working on a rather large project and was able to order some of the products from Italy and Germany for the bathrooms, and it was nice to see some of the products and principals in use in the everyday bathroom that I used in my project last year.

The things that impressed me the most was the tank-less toilet. These toilets are space saving, water saving, totally hygienic, very esthetic, and highly efficient. They are in all the public areas as well as private homes.

If you want to upgrade your bathroom and create some space, and not to mention the WOW FACTOR, this is the way to go.

The other item was the soap dispenser. Wall mounted again, with a container, so you can fill it with liquid soap, no mess on the counter and great if a lot of people are using the bathroom.

I also noticed that they had similar containers for the shower, it dispenses the right amount of shampoo, no bottles to deal with and keeps the clutter down.

I have done some research since my return, and both the tank-less toilet and soap dispensers are available in Canada. If you have any question, don't hesitate to ask, and I can provide you with the information for both.

Another one of my pet peeves is lighting, I did find some lighting and have contacted the companies to see if they would be suitable for our system. Especially the outdoor lights. I fell in love with this one, in the seaside resort of Opatija (Croatia). Originally, it had a copper finish, and now with this beautiful patina. I am on the hunt!

Until next time, enjoy the remaining beautiful days of sunshine!