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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Sister, My Friend

Today I would like to share with you my sister in law Rita Reade of http://mammabellarte.blogspot.com/. Some of you may already know and love her. She is not only a wonderful wife and mother to my brother Dean and their 2 boys Alan and Raffaele she has been a very good sister and friend to me. She is one of the most giving and hospitable people I know, but not only that she is a very talented artist as well.Two of her creative strengths are woodworking ( she can build anything) and soldering ( she teaches classes). Here are some samples of the things she has done with me in mind.  She will also be hosting  the marketplace with me and selling her creations there along with 10 other vendors. To see more of her amazing handiwork visit her blog.


  1. What a formidable pair you two make! You are so lucky to have each other and to create together.


  2. You both are very talented and very sweet. How blessed you are to be so close. I am very, very close to my only sister in law too. Well may be it's because she's my sister. Hee, hee, hee. We married brothers :-) Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  3. One of these days Rita and I will finally meet in "person" rather through our blogs. I'm excited for that day to arrive!!
    Take care, Sue

  4. Looks like a lot of talent runs in your family! How wonderful, and how nice to be able to work together as well. Have a beautiful day.


  5. I love Rita's blog! I wish I could come to the market and meet you both and see your beautiful artworks in person!

  6. Hi! I was so happy to learn that you have a blog!! I am such a big fan of your gorgeous work! And your sister is so talented also!! I see it runs in the family :)

  7. Hi Christie,
    I'm so happy you started a blog. I know Rita from her (and your) feature in Porch magazine that I help produce as Co-Editor with the wonderful Polly. I don't believe I've been to Rita's blog so I'm off to take a look. Good to see you here!

  8. Ooohhh sooo pretty Christie !! And, the two of you together EvEn more sooo .. Thanks for always sharing such beautiful treasures .. hoping your day is a happy one ~
    hugs ~tea~xo

  9. Wow, what talent runs in your family! Such beautiful treasures.

  10. *bella* appreciate you telling me about your sissy n' law and the hopspitality you share.

  11. Everything looks so wonderful; love the necklace! And that cupboard...WOW!! I checked your sister-in-laws blog out, and it's just lovely! I just finally started my own blog (shabbycatsandroses.blogspot.com) Boy, do I have lots to learn, but I hope you will get a chance to check it out :) Have a lovely day!! Warmest, Brenda

  12. Hi Christie - Welcome to blogland. I found it by chance this morning. I've been meaning to write you since we ran in to each other. That was so nice. Your blog looks beautiful. Would LOVE to see a picture of the kids. I wonder if I'd recognize them :) I still see them little in my head..lol. I know Ron would love to see them too.

    Send me your email, k?

    xo joanna

  13. oh, and forgot to say, love how your SIL made the soldered necklace of your work - brilliant. Are you selling those?

  14. Christie I have missed these posts and I wanted to so agree with you. I love Rita. She has been such a dear friend to me on my blog. Always encouraging me and leaving such sweet things for me to read. I love the art...but I love the artist most!
    You both are so blessed to have each other.