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Monday, October 25, 2010

Rustic Country For Christmas!

 I'm getting ready for Lori's Holiday show and am finding myself in a more rustic mood with reds, pinks , greens and cream as a color palette, so I painted on burlap for something different and found these old wood furniture parts to re-create into something decorative and fun!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Something Different"

As you probably know I am getting ready for my upcoming holiday shows "Tell Me About The Good Ole Days"Nov. 5th&6th and "Chateau de Fleurs Vintage Marketplace" Dec. 3rd&4th. Every year I try to come up with some different ideas for christmas ornaments because I get bored with the same so easily, so here are a couple new ones for this years shows. They are petite notebooks 2 1/2"x3"and petite rose canvas's on small easels 3"x3".They were al lot of fun to do.Christie

Monday, October 18, 2010

Another Show Is Coming!!!


Today I am starting to get ready for Lori and Jamie Martin's show in Redlands Ca."Tell Me About The Good Ole Day's"





tellmeboutthegoodoledays.blogspot and twowildrosesantiques.blogspot.com. I'm so excited to be a part of this event. It will be held on the property of her historical Redlands Mansion, November 5th & 6th 9am to 4pm.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I Have Gathered A Few More Treasures For My Home



























It's been a while since I have shown you any pictures of my home and as you know it is a labor of love still in progress. As I looked around this morning I realized that I have a few new vignettes that I have put together as I have gathered some new treasures.




















Monday, October 11, 2010

French! French! French!


Ooh La La! is all I can say about the "Vignettes Anniversary Soiree" There were beautiful vignettes all over the store plus sweet treats and champagne, and to top it off Claudia from "The Paris Apartment" book, website and blog was there to chat with us and sign her book! I was in heaven...Here are a few photo's of the event.

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Week Of Friends Fun and Relaxation!!!

This week I am designating to  friends, fun and relaxation. Today I have 4 friends coming down from Laguna Beach to visit and go to lunch at the Garden Cafe'. It's a great way to start my week off! Who knows what will happen or not happen during the middle of the week, but at the end of the week on Friday, I'm excited for another country sale at "Matilda's Mouse" and then Saturday a girls field-trip down to the "Attic" in Coronado Island and then to  "Vignettes" for their open house in Ocean Beach. Lots of fun with friends and exciting treasure hunting!I can't wait to get started!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall Inspiration For "Glitterfest" Romantic French Farmhouse!




I've only had about a week to work on my booth for glitterfest. My main inspiration came from an old french needlepoint rug I obtained out estate sale shopping with the Sweet Magnolia Farm girls a few months back. The colors in the rug are what I drew from to form a romantic french farmhouse feel, it also allowed me to bring in some of my other alternate art. I gave myself a $150.00 budget to go antique shopping for accessories to use for ambiance and to display my art. I had so much fun , I found an old suitcase, a rustic stepladder, a small birdcage, a variety of baskets, old lace,books and a really awesome old drawer with a vintage pull handle. I glammed up some silver with vintage rhinestones and hand-painted a couple more chalkboards.I found all the straw, twigs and branches in my yard. I'm almost ready for the adventure! Please enjoy my sneak-peek and then I'm packing up the car!