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Sunday, January 13, 2013

"PAINTED HOLLYHOCKS"

Rita and I
are getting ready for our next show March 1,2,&3 and we have chosen a "vintage garden" theme appropriate for Spring. So in planning the design for the front entrance, Rita had some great ideas but we were a little dissapointed knowing one of her favorite flowers would not be blooming at this time of year, the hollyhock. Then the lightbulb went off in my head, to paint her some for the display! Here are some photos of my painted garden as I had fun proping them around my house and yard. They are now in my office waiting to be displayed at the entrance of our upcoming "Vintage Garden" themed show !
XO Christie

29 comments:

  1. omgosh!! I lovelovelove them!!! Why oh Why was I not blessed with painting skills!! (wahhh) LOL

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  2. yes wow these are gorgeous...
    I think you should have a supply of these, they are going to "fly"
    sending you love from Afrique du Sud

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  3. They are truly beautiful, Christie! I lurve them!!

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  4. Oh my ~ they are lovely! You are so talented! I wouldn't be surprised if you get some people asking if they are for sale. : )

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  5. You are a wonderful artist... Those look beautiful!

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  6. You are so creative my friend! Rita mailed me some of her hollyhock seeds. I can't wait to see if they come up. Brande had planted some hollyhock plants in my new garden and they are growing. Hope all is well with you. I miss you!

    Take care,
    Sue

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  7. These are amazing! With an overnight ice storm, it was lovely to wake up and see your "flowers!" Thank you, Christie!
    love
    rosie

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  8. OMG, your talent continues to amaze me....I love those boards!!! The Foxglove is beautiful, well, they all are!!! So innovative.....they could be used as a fireplace board, for the seasons the fireplace is not used......or make a fireboard piece!!! You go girl......hugs...cleo

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  9. So cute and such a great idea!! I adore hollyhocks!! Your entrance will look enchanting for the upcoming show. I love the garden theme, too. Have a wonderful upcoming week! Vicki

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  10. You do have a lot of talent-if only I could paint like you,think of the fun I could have in the garden then!!!

    Carolyn

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  11. Unbelievable!! You are so talented! Love all your work! Have a great show!

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  12. I didn't know the English name of what in France we call "Roses trémières". Love it ! Your hollyhocks are great .

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    `*.¸.*✻✿ ✻ xoxo from PARIS `*.¸.*✻✿ ✻µ
    Joëlle

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  13. Becky Ransom-Cypress Knee SantaJanuary 13, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    What a WONDERFUL idea! So creative! I know everyone at The Vintage Marketplace will love them. I can just see a picture of the ladies in their straw hats, garden gloves, and a basket, as if they were taking cuttings in the garden. You two gals are the best.
    I have said before, I DO NOT have a green thumb. But this got me thinking, I have LOTS OF GREEN PAINT!LOL You made my day!
    Blessings,Becky Ransom

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  14. Becky Ransom-Cypress Knee SantaJanuary 13, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Christie, Just one more thing.... If those came from a package of Rita's Hollyhock seeds, SEND ME A PACKAGE OF SEEDS RIGHT AWAY! LOL

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  15. I love hollyhocks and these are beautiful!! Wonderful job- xo Diana

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  16. Christie ..those are so Stunning .. You always do amazing work ..and how funny I was just looking at hollyhocks and sweetpeas this week thinking of spring ..

    Hugs ..Sara

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  17. Dearest Christie,
    Your organically grown garden is faster than any I've seen before! These hollyhocks look great!
    Hugs to you,
    Mariette

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  18. What a cute idea! If you can't grow them, paint them.

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  19. Magnificent! Necessity is the Mother of Invention!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  20. I love holly hocks! My grandmother grew them and I have special memories of hers from when I was little. You really captured their beauty! Gorgeous! Hugs, Leena

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  21. Oh my gosh! So pretty!

    Thanks for sharing!
    God bless....Brooke

    http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com/
    My home and garden site...

    http://brookekroeger.blogspot.com/
    My Vintage Art and Printables site...

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  22. What an awesome idea! and they turned out lovely!

    Wow!

    Hugs from Texas,
    Jenni

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  23. Those are so beautiful! Congrats

    Charo

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  24. You are Brilliant!! What a fabulous idea. It looks gorgeous!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  25. Hi Christy!
    Those are so fun! I just can't believe how real they look when you first look at them! What a lucky sister-in-law Rita is!
    You are just soooooo sooooo talented! hugs!karen....

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  26. Christie- I am commenting on your older post. Did you know that today's post (1/29) won't allow comments? It doesn't say comments closed but it just pops up to say that you can't comment. Just thought you might want to know- xo Diana

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