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Saturday, June 26, 2010

I'm Starting to Feel the Personality of My Country House

As I have been busy creating my shop which is so pale in color and very shabby french and romantic, I also have been waiting to sense a feeling for the rest of the house, the part where I live. The outside is a painted white sideing with garden green shutters, and the windows have black trim which I love. I knew that I wanted to incorporate the outside colors into the inside but wasn't quite sure how. This may shock some of you but I'm feeling it and bringing in the pale garden green on the kitchen walls with black and deep rasberry red accents. I describe it as "Romantic Country French Farm style" I may be crazy but I love it! Here are some photos of what I have done so far.


  1. Your kitchen looks just like your blog header! I love it! I really like the curtain under your sink! That always gives it the perfect country touch! Looks so pretty! ~Shelley O.

  2. I love the black mixed in with the roses!!! gorgeous!!!

  3. Hi Christie :) I love what you've done so far with your kitchen, and I too love the sweet rose fabric you have underneath the sink...so pretty :) That tole tray is so striking!! Love it :) That is yet another item that I don't have one of my own...hope to find the right one some day :) I'll be searching!

    Hope your weekend is going good, warmest hugs to you my friend! Brenda

  4. Hi Christie,
    I'm loving it as well !! sooo pretty already !! I adore ALL your Repasy prints !! Does she live there ?! hahaha ...It looks wonderful and Romantic, airy, and refreshing !! How FuN to be able to create a NeW look !! You are talented I must say !! Looks PeRfEcT xo
    HugS ~TeA~

  5. Hi Christie,
    I'm loving the look. I think when you're used to the pale hues that it's shocking at first. We too have a pale green house with darker green trims all around. It really flows well with nature and bringing those natural elements in for a French natural inspired look, just like they do there in France. Your house is beautiful, the wheel barrel filled with plants is perfect! Out to garden a bit... Wishing you a happy weekend with romantic French country tidbits here and there!

  6. Hello my dear,
    It is looking good... I will be by this week to pick up my goods :) Have a wonderful weekend.


  7. Tres chic ... magnifique! I love it.

    Have a lovely summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  8. It looks lovely although I'm not at all surprised. You are so talented. Have a wonderful day! Diane

  9. It is all looking very Christie to me. I love the green and black. The outside of your home is so charming. I adore the color of green on the shutters and on your walls. I never tire of green...not ever! Someday I will see your shop in person!

  10. I your decorating style, it is really looking fabulous. Keep sharing your beautiful house and decorating skills with us.
    Thanks and have a wonderful, fun, relaxing weekend!

  11. You don't know me but I have watched your for years on TV and magazines and you are my inspiration. I am also an artist and try to paint roses, but nothing can compare to your talent. I also love decorating and I love your new house. I look forward to seeing your posts and your progress. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Your kitchen looks terrific! You've just got to go with what you love and you can't go wrong. Thanks for sharing, it's truly beautiful!

    I'm so bummed I couldn't make it to your sale this time. My nephew's wedding was that weekend (and happened to be right there in Fallbrook too!). It got moved up at the last minute, new orders from the military. I went from just loaning the decorations to suddenly becoming the coordinator for it all so we were quite busy that entire week to say the least!

    Looking forward to the next Marketplace!


  13. Love your style, your home looks so cozy!


  14. Hi christie, Your house is very peaceful.I love the black chairs with the green walls,and the accents of rasberry.The walkway with your flowers and red wheelbarrel is very inviting.Your show was alot of fun. Can't wait til the next one. See you soon Lori

  15. Your home is so beautiful and reflects your
    lovely personality and art. I adore the
    soft hues with the drama of the black trim.

    I tried to "follow" you but all of a sudden it
    just disappeared. I was having some blogspot
    problems but I think this time I may have done something wrong. I will try again tomorrow.

  16. Hi Christie, My name is Heather. I found your blog via Brenda at Shabby Cats and Roses :) :) She spoke to wonderfully of you, I decided to pay a visit. I love this blog...everything is just my style...I love anything red, pink, frilly, feminine, French, country, romantic, Victorian, rustic, antique, vintage...or any combo of those...you get the idea ;) :) I love the way your home and furniture is decorated. Someday I'll have that in my home. I'm working towards that end...Have a great Sunday and a great week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  17. What a wonderful blog you have with SO many beautiful photos! Enjoy your evening! Happy Blogging! ♥

  18. gorgeous! i love everything! would you mind sharing the paint color for your green kitchen walls? i just started painting my kitchen cabs creamy white and the walls are a very pale creamy yellow,but i've been thinking about going green on the walls to make the white cabs pop! thanks so much! cottageromance.blogspot.com