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Sunday, August 28, 2011

It's Almost Time!

This is my last week to work on painting projects before our show "The Vintage Marketplace". This is an old french shutter I got at Matildas Mouse barn sale re-done for my "Chateau de Fleurs" booth! I'm starting to get really excited to see everyone who is coming out, it's such a fun time! XO Christie 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

" Where The Heart Is"

I'm so excited! I just ordered a copy of the latest issue of The Feminine Home Magazine,"Where The Heart Is", By JoAnne Coletti. I truly enjoyed every page of her last issue and was so inspired by every detail! It was filled with soft feminine decorating ideas and it featured several romantic styled homes. I can't wait to see what eye candy is in the new one! Click here for more information and on how to order www.vintagerosecollection.com

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Few More PaintedTreasures!

Time is running out, just a couple weeks to go and the show starts! Here are a few more painted treasure to bring to "The Vintage Marketplace". XO Christie

Friday, August 19, 2011

My Amazing Creative "SIL" Rita

I can't say enough about my SIL Rita Reade of "Mammabellarte" She has recently been published with her amazing "message in a bottle" neclace in the Spring 2011 issue of Jewelry Affair. (I'm loving this neclace)! She has re-created more of this popular design just for our show! Be sure to check out her FB page. MammabellarteFB and her blog mammabellarte blog

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Little Cabinet Of Curiosities

 I have always loved old dishes and lttle things with flowers on them especially roses. Most every show I do I try to bring my little cabinet full of treasures. Each show I open it to sell the items I've collected. I feel it goes along really well with my art and hand embellished furniture and accessories. Here is a sneek peek at what I have gathered for the September 9th and 10th show. XO Christie

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Inspiration From An Old Painting

You never know where inspiration will come from! And as most of you know, I'm getting ready for another show and with each show I'm always looking for new ideas to decorate my booth. The idea for the curtains in my booth came from a vintage painting I found on the internet, totally unexspected! The seed was planted. Then when I was out flea-market shopping I came across a pair of 1940's light pink with satin striped ribbon twin bedcovers and a vintage millinery hat with lots of roses on it, and then later on ebay I found cream polka-dot sheer yardage. So today was spent re-creating the inspiration from the painting," my way"! I have to say it turned out pretty girly, maybe I will use them in a bedroom after the show! XO Christie

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Valerie's Re-Purposed Greenhouse - Shed!

This week I was invited over to one of my students homes here in Fallbrook CA. where I live. She had asked me several times to come see her beautiful victorian home. I finally got the chance to go over but what I was so charmed by ( although her home is quite beautiful!) was this little shed that they had so imaginitively built out of old windows, doors, shutters, fretwork, and a picket gate. So cute! Thank you Valerie for such a pleasant afternoon and especially for that homemade peach pie you sent me home with! XO Christie


Friday, August 5, 2011

Visiting editor Beth Livesay at "Stampington" Magazine with Rita

 I spent the day at Stampington & Co. the publisher of over 30 arts and crafts publications such as Somerset Home & Somerset Life. Beth Livesay, one of their editors took Rita and I on a tour. This company is amazing...the organization and what they go through to get your amazing creative projects published. As we walked around the on the tour we saw re-purposed jewelry, purses, altered clothing , scrapping, quilts. cards, aprons, and so many other items waiting to be photographed for one of their magazines Thank you Beth for an amazing day and lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and Rita for inviting me to come along.XO Christie