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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sharing A Couple Sweet Happy New Years Vintage Postcards

I can't believe its New Years Eve. already, so I'm wishing you all a wonderful new year and sharing a couple sweet vintage postcards with you! XO Christie


Monday, December 23, 2013

I'm Working on Revising a few Designs for the Next Show









"Vintage Basket of Roses" revised yard long giclee for the March 2014 TVM "Through the Garden Gate" Show. XO Christie

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Few of My "Odds & Ends" From the Last TVM Show















I'm a bit tired but still working and grateful for everyone that participated in making our show so magical, you are troopers! Here are a few "odds and ends" of mine from our last show. Thanks to Jill Edwards photography  I can't wait to start getting inspired to create for the vintage garden show, March 2014. XO Christie
 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Be sure to bring your family, friends and camera to our "Holiday Rendezvous" show, we will have a fabulous holiday "Photo Booth" for your enjoyment! Props and styling courtesy of two of our long time vendors "Touched By Time Vintage Rentals" and "Blossoms Vintage Chic"



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I just received my copy of the new Rachel Ashwell book "Couture Prairie" and I must say I found it very inspiring, from the furniture and vintage accessories she collects to the wallpaper in the rooms! Its definitely full of pretty photos of her Prairie! I think its the inspiration I need to finish the 3 bedrooms in my home. XO Christie 

 

Monday, November 4, 2013

My Christmas Cottage for the December show!

Here is what I've been working on for our upcoming “Holiday Rendezvous” Show, December 6th-8th in Rainbow CA. The inspiration for the facade of my booth comes from my love of Vintage glitter houses and Vintage pastel ornaments. I will add the glitter as I get closer to the show so my little Christmas cottage will glisten in the sun! XO Christie

Monday, October 28, 2013

Christmas Gala at Vintiques Alley coming soon!

If you live in So. Calif. come out to see me on November 8th, 2013, 4-9pm at
Vintique-Alley in Riverside. There will be lots of fabulous vendors inside the store and out!
XO, Christie

 

Monday, October 14, 2013

I found this beautiful antique litho of a rose border on my travels in Arizona recently and thought to put one of my favorite scriptures in it to share with anyone who would want to be encouraged by it. XO Christie

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Believe it or not it's time for me to start thinking of new designs to paint for the TVM Christmas show themed "Holiday Rendezvous". I love a French Victorian Christmas, so as I was looking back in my files for inspiration from designs I have done before, I thought you might enjoy seeing some of them again. XO,Christie

 

Monday, September 2, 2013

I spent the day revising my "Dreaming of Summer" bike painting to go with my new "Laundry Day" painting, both will be available on my website and at the show this weekend, Come on out and see us! XO Christie

Friday, August 23, 2013

Only 2 weeks until the Show!!!

Here is another sneak-peek of a few more original "odds & ends" for the upcoming show. Only 2 weeks left until we open the show and I'm getting pretty excited to see everyone! XO Christie

 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

I have been having fun this weekend painting on some kitchen items from the 30's-40's era to put in my little farmhouse for the next show. XO Christie

 

Monday, August 12, 2013

A Little Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes

As you know our September show themed "Farmgirl Fancies" is quickly approaching, so here is a little sneak peek of what's cooking behind the scenes at my house as I'm getting ready! After all is said and done my booth is turning out to be an inspiration from a farmgirls workday, representing chores like  laundry to cleaning, cooking and even some yardwork!  Come on out to see us if you can, It's a lot of fun! September 6th-8th 2013. XO Christie



And here is a new little painting inspired by my display called "Laundry Day"


 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Painting from Memory

Last Saturday while teaching a class, I picked up an old canvas that I had started a painting on but never finished, about 10 years ago. I decided to use it as a painting demo and paint on it from memory of an inspiration I once had from a design on an antique piece of French china. I played around with it in class then picked it up again yesterday and finished it. It was so nice to see it finally come to life! XO Christie

 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Fun Weekend Visiting Some Local Shops!

I had a few friends spend some time with me this past weekend and we really enjoyed visiting some of the shops in my area. It started on Friday as we went out to Matilda's Mouse Barn sale where they were having a tribute to the Great Gatsby...

 
 Then Saturday we had a lovely time visiting Main St. in Lake Elsinore where Mora's Antiques was having an Open House and Vintage Vendetta was having their Grand Opening, we also discovered another shop on the street called Urban d├ęcor.We had so much fun shopping and enjoying all the creativity!
















Last but certainly not least we visited Vignettes in San Diego to see the store all dressed up for Summer!


 

















Hope you enjoyed the shopping tour, XO Christie
 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Focusing on the Farm Girls!

Since our focus for the September show is "Farmgirl Fancies" I wanted to share from a vendor in our show "Sweet Magnolia's Farm" , they specialize in vintage "farmstyle" and are quite famous for it! Every show we are always excited to see what they bring and do with their booth. Here are a few photos of some of the amazing props and styling they have done to showcase their things!

XO, Christie
 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I just got done putting together a display in the shop for my farmhouse paintings, using an old cupboard from the 1800's, which I bought at Matildas Mouse Antiques this past weekend.   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Matildas-Mouse-Antiques/255448034498363?fref=ts
XO, Christie

 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Mixing up Romantic and Farmgirl

I'm putting on my "Farmgirl Fancies" thinking cap, since thats the theme of our September 6th, 7th & 8th show, so I have been working on my shop a bit to get in the groove! here are a few photos of my new bedding with ruffles and checks, some vintage accessories (hats and aprons) and I even put up some old porch posts and fancy corner brackets. I guess I'm kind of a mix of romantic style and a little fancy farmgirl.















More to come! XO, Christie








 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I'm starting to get my "mo-jo" back after our last show, now I'm getting ready for another rose painting class this coming Saturday ...but wanted to share another photo of some originals I painted on mirrors for the French Flea show. I'm really enjoying using the glossy glass paint, it seems like a mix of oil and acylic when using it, and its fun to experiment on different surfaces other than canvas. XO



this is somthing I made out of an old dresser drawer front and a victorian hook



Monday, May 27, 2013

I'm really starting to get excited, only 5 more days till our "French flea" show! I worked on this little dresser yesterday, not quite sure if its frenchy, maybe I should keep it for Fall when we have the "Farmgirl Fancies" show? No, I think I'm bringing it out this time...there is plenty of time to create for the Fall! XO Christie
 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

One Thing A Day Until The Show!

I'm having so much fun getting ready for our French Flea, I'm trying to do one item a day for this next week! This is a painted in drawing taken from an antique french graphic design, on a twin headboard, re-purposed into a coat or towel rack. XO

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Finding Inspiration in Vintage Pictures

As our next show approches I find myself wondering what will be my inspiration to design the entrance of my booth??? This time the theme is "French Flea" and as you probably know I love anything French! Over the past couple weeks I have had my antennas up pretty high to catch whatever little inspiration I could glean from my travels, meaning surfing the internet, usually pinterest and other sites related. I found a couple pictures that gave me some practical ideas to  get me started with the design process, interpreting it my own way, and of course that meant pink. This first one gave me the idea for the checked scalloped valence, the bike and the advertisement on the window...

 
This next picture I found inspiring was a vintage French painting, I was intriged by the details of the little flower shop especially the little basket of fleurs hanging from the iron scroll in the upper corner. I thought I can do that!
 

I had purchased an iron Paris sign while back, just because I liked it, and  now I can give it a purpose. I pulled out the vintage door from my garden and wrote my business advertisement on the window, I found an old bike with great baskets and painted it, and I made a new pink checked scalloped valence. I think its taking on a life of its own and I'm so excited for the progress! I have a few more things to do like fill the baskets on the bike with lavender and I think my front entrance to my booth will almost be done! XO Christie
 
Hoping to see you there!!!





















Saturday, April 27, 2013

Revised "Cherry Blossom Farm"

 
I did a little revision to my farmhouse painting...I was thinking it just wasn't quite finished, there was more story that needed to be told, my heart and mind was tugging on me to add a little clothesline gently blowing in the wind, so here is my completed little painting. It will be available  as a giclee canvas on my website next week www.christierepasy.com XO Christie