me and Switzerland.

It’s day 3 of my 12 days of giveaways, and today I’m giving away a couple of my favorite shades of Dixie Belle Paint.  But first, congrats to Susan Williams who won the day 1 prize.  Last night at midnight was the cut off to be eligible for the day 2 prize so I haven’t drawn that name yet but I’ll get on it this morning.

I go through two Dixie Belle colors like there’s no tomorrow.  I have to say that, like Switzerland, I tend to stay neutral.  Partially because I find that neutral shades sell really well for me, but also simply because personally I currently prefer them in my own home too.

Drop Cloth is probably the color I use most often these days.

Drop Cloth is a warm, creamy white with a slightly greige undertone.  It’s not a yellow-ish cream, and it’s definitely not a bright white.

It’s my white of choice because I feel like you can bring this color into any room and it will play well with your other shades of white.  It won’t make any of them look dingy, although it may make some of your brighter whites look brighter.

My 2nd favorite neutral Dixie Belle color is Midnight Sky.  I originally favored their Caviar, and I do still love that color, but as I’ve been living with both of these shades of black I’ve realized that I prefer the Midnight Sky.  It’s just a hair lighter and leans more towards a deep, dark charcoal.

Because this color is slightly … well, for lack of a better description … less black than the Caviar I think it tends to be more forgiving when it comes to dust or smudges.

I used this color on my piano and quite honestly, I rarely dust.  So I need a dark color that is more forgiving 😉

The brush that I tend to reach for the most these days when using the Dixie Belle paint is their Flat Medium Synthetic brush.  It holds a nice amount of paint and I find that the shape of the handle makes it really comfortable to hold in my hand.  It’s also the perfect size to fit into even the smallest Dixie Belle paint jar without catching on the lip.  I know you aren’t supposed to paint straight out of the jar, but I do it all the time (maybe you guys should do as I say, not as I do on this one).  It may be my imagination, but somehow this brush also seems easier to clean that my Purdy brushes.  I have no idea why that would be, maybe the type of bristle?

Anyway, today’s giveaway is for all of you fellow neutral lovers out there.  It includes a 16 oz. jar of Drop Cloth, a 16 oz. jar of Midnight Sky and the Flat Medium Synthetic Brush.

Thank you to Dixie Belle Paint Co for sponsoring this giveaway by providing these products.

The rules:  to be eligible to win today’s prize leave a comment on this blog post.  If you can’t think of anything to say, just tell me whether you’re a fellow lover of neutrals or you prefer lots of color in your world.  Your comment must be left on the blog, not on Facebook or Instagram.  You are not required to follow my blog, although it would be awesome if you did!

I will randomly draw the name of a winner for today’s prize from all of the comments left on this post by Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the stroke of midnight (U.S. Central time).

The fine print: no purchase necessary, you must be 18 years of age or older to win, void where prohibited by law, the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning, approximate retail value of prize is $65, if the prize is not claimed by Sunday, December 8, another name will be drawn at random to win, blah, blah, blah.

Good luck!

143 thoughts on “me and Switzerland.

  1. Quandie. I’ve been following your blog for years. I’m not on your distribution list because I can’t stand all the extra email. You are so talented and creative. I always look forward to seeing what you’re going to do next. I paint furniture too and was introduced to Dixie Belle through you. I really like to paint furniture black and would love to try Midnight Sky. Merry Christmas! Beth


    1. The Big Mama’s Butta contains “all natural Hemp Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax and Carnauba Wax” and the best way I can describe it is that it’s sort of like they took wax and hemp oil and came up with something halfway in the middle. It goes on really easily like hemp oil, is a little less solid than wax, but less liquid than oil. I feel like the protection it provides is somewhere in the middle of those two products too. So it adds some water resistance and maybe a tiny bit of sheen, but not much. It also darkens up the color just a tad. If you are looking for more sheen, or need more protection (like for a table top or something) it might not be heavy duty enough for you. But I love it for how easily it goes on.


  2. Congrats on your 6yr Blog Anniversary and also, on now being a part of the Prima Marketing Design Team! What honors and so deserved! You are an inspiration to us all! Please continue with all that you do, Linda…Thanks!

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  3. Drop Cloth was the first color I tried in this line, love it! I follow and adore your blog. I appreciate your sense of style and your posts are always inspiring. Thank you!


  4. Team Neutral for me Linda! I would love to try Dropcloth, I have tried a couple of other Dixie Belle colors and it is really awesome paint. Love your blog!


  5. I have used mostly neutrals and I’ve found they do sell better but I’m very tempted to try caviar. My bedroom is black and white and neutrals so I have a bedside cabinet that I think I’ll experiment with that color. . You always have such great ideas.


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