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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I would Like To Give A "BIG" Thank You To 2 of My Favorite Magazines!

First of all I would like to say that I am so honored to be published, I am tickled and surprized each time there is an interest in me and my art!
  So a big thanks goes out to Romantic Country who did a follow-up story on me and my move from the beach to the country and what new things I have got going on out in Fallbrook.

  And Secondly as most of you know my SIL Rita Reade of Mammabellarte and I started a little Marketplace in my yard 1 1/2 years ago at my home in the country. It was started to give us and our  friends a place to continue to sell our creative and vintage wares every 3 months and help boost our sales in a hard economy. Well , much to our surprize we outgrew my home the first year and moved our little show out to Rainbow just south of Temecula to a wonderful country park to let it grow. And boy is it growing!!!
  So my next big "THANK YOU" goes to Romantic Homes magazine for including "The Vintage Marketplace" at "The Oaks" in there list of  TOP 50 fleamarkets in the U.S.!!! We are #10 on the list in the California section.

you can follow us on The Vintage Marketplace FB page!
XO Christie


  1. That's so exciting ;) :) Lots of great things happening for you...all totall deserved :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :)

  2. Congrats, Christie!! I am SO happy for you!!
    I hope you'll have time to continue your art classes...I'll be able to come anytime after the first of the year..
    Blessings to you!!

  3. You deserve all the praise and more that you are receiving. You truly are the "best of the best" both as a professional and as a person. I feel blessed to have you as my friend! Keep up the good work as I love reading about my famous friend in all the magazines ;0)

    Take care, Sue

  4. As my husband says on stage: Bravo!!!! Bravo!!!
    You and your lovely work deserves it dear Christie!!! ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

  5. That is exciting! How wonderful, you are so talented and deserving!

  6. Dearest Christie,

    Congrats to a well deserved mention and high ranking!
    Lots of love,


  7. Attending one of your sales is high on my bucket list my friends. I love everything both of you do. It's so romantic, charming and soothing to the soul. I hope you continue for years and years to bring everyone such joy!!
    Much love, Shabby Jen

  8. You are so talented. You deserve the exposure and more. I'll be at the next Vintage Marketplace. Isn't it going to be Sept. 9 and 10?

  9. Awesome! You are an Angel Christie, so is SIL Rita. You both work so hard and are such good people, it is no wonder the show is what it is!!!

  10. Congratulations on your well deserved recognition!!

  11. Way to go! You must be beside yourself.

  12. Christie I saw you In Romantic Country and I was so excited for you! I imagine it would take a LOT of appearances for that to get old! Lol! It's such a kick to see so many wonderful bloggers in the mags. And of course they'd feature you! YOU are the QUEEN of romantic roses! Congratulations on being chosen for top flea markets in the US also. I wish I could shop ya! Vanna

  13. What a well deserved honor! They know the definition of the word TALENT! We never tire of seeing all your wonderful creations! There is an old bluegrass song, Give me the Roses While I live! Meaning, don't wait until I am gone to say good things about me. Well Christie, those mags are your roses! Enjoy them!

  14. Bravo dear Christie ! Congrats !

    You worked hard and the success of your vintage market and your wonderful and amazing paintings is largely deserved. I am happy for you.


  15. Hi Christie, CONGRATULATIONS!! I bought my copy and was so excited to see the wonderful story they did about you. You are truly blessed with an incredible talent and so deserving of this wonderful praise.
    Congrats to you and Rita on Top "FLEA MARKETS"
    You know how I feel about the amazing job you both do for all of us vendors...your the best!
    So excited for September!!

  16. Oh Christie,
    This is so wonderful. I am so happy for you. You have such a great heart and the Lord has blessed you with such a great talent as well. You and Rita are such awesome people and I'm so blessed to be a part of the show. One of the many positive things that make it so successful is that you both put your hearts right into it all. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!
    Super blessings to you!

  17. Hi Christie, I saw you in Romantic Country and was so happy to see you there. You are so talented and a very sweet person on top of that. Well deserved praise! I know how hard you work and I wish you much success. I just wish I lived closer, I would be there!

  18. Congratulations! Those are amazing pictures, just beautiful. Rita is such a sweetheart, many blessings to you both

  19. I just got my copy yesterday (Romantic Homes) and was so happy to see you in there! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wonderfully, amazing Marketplace!
    Love you both!
    xo, Amber

  20. Christy ~ i have been an admirer for years and have two canvases of yours......'97 yellow chintz w/violets and '98 vintage charm...and i just love them!!! i have both magazines and am just thrilled that hopefully soon, i will get to attend the Marketplace as we are in the process of acquiring a place in oceanside.....so excited!

  21. Christy, never can get enough of your creations. So love reading/seeing you in the magazines. no one can be more worthy than you. Congrats to you, lovely lady.

    Just read about your daughter's first apt., she's a beauty. They grow up too fast. Best wishes to her in her new life.

    TTFN ~

  22. Hi Christie,
    Congratulations. I just received both magazines and was so happy to see the articles about you. I loved reading about you and how you support other artists and that you are sharing your creative gifts with others by teaching art.
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  23. Well congretulations, that's wonderful to be honoured like this!You make such beautifull art!

    Have nice weekend,


  24. Hi Christie! OMG I just received my magazines this week and have been wanting to pop over and say CONGRATULATIONS! You deserve this!! I hope someday to be a part of your show! Thanks for keeping in touch!!! :) xokathee

  25. Hi Christie, congratulations! I'm so glad I found your blog. I have been a fan of your work since I saw you on Rachel Ashwell's t.v. show Shabby Chic. I'm so happy to be able to follow and see all of your great work and learn about all the new developments.

  26. Congratulations, how exciting.... your art is absolutely beautiful and I'm very happy for you!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  27. To my favorite painter...

    Congrats on the feature my friend. What a talented lady you are. Hands kissed by the Most High...

    What I wouldn't give to drag all my stuff to your show and participate. My dream.

    Love to you~


  28. What a wonderful blog, your painting is so amazing! Such talent!