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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"Marie" Era of Style and Design

Most of you who know of me, know that I am extremly inspired by French floral art and History. I am forever digging in search of old designs for new inspiration! Recently I have been revisiting the Queen and Her passionate surroundings which are to me, full of beauty and grace! Here is a look at one of her special places within her estate "The Pettit Trianon" named the Belvedere Salon de Musique. The outside architectural details remind me of frosting on a wedding cake and the inside is embellished with amazing floral art, although worn through the ages , still quite beautiful and inspiring.

XO, Christie


  1. In my two trips to France most of my photos are of the artwork like this in the different palatial spots I enjoyed visiting. Versailles was fabulous as was several other places, I just wished I could lie on the floor so I could zoom onto the ceilings. At one place I did, I did not care if everyone thought me a crazy American!

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  3. Hi Christie, these pictures are absolutely beautiful.
    Hugs~~~ Daphne

  4. My talented friend. Beautiful post!

    Take care,

  5. It is gorgeous. I can see why you'd be inspired!

  6. Beautiful images, Christie. I'll bet they are real inspirations when you put paint to brush. Gorgeous- xo Diana

  7. Incredible beauty – I can see why these are such an inspiration for you, Christie. Petit Trianon is definitely on my list for my next visit. Have a lovely week! xo – g

  8. Hi Christie ~ well you probably know that I am a Marie fan through and through! One day I will journey to France to see Versailles and the Petit Trianon in person! In the meantime, these beautiful images will have to do! ~Stacy~

  9. So pretty Christie~it reminds me of the paper I used to do the interior of my blue china hutch in my dining room. I would love to see it in person!

  10. Christie, Maybe you should get your own tour of France and give painting lessons along the way? It sounds like a dream trip to me! I know I would save all my pennies to go! Just dreaming...

  11. Hi Christie,

    I came across your blog and wanted to let you know that the pictures are beautiful.

  12. Hello Christie,
    I just can't get that beautiful chair out of my daydreaming head that you painted and SOLD at the Vintage Market. I LOVE that chair!
    It was so nice to see you there! Sorry I did not get to your blog sooner. Have just been so busy since the fair.

    Love the Marie photo's such great style and elegance.

    Make it a great weekend!