Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Welcome to Thursday's Meet the Artisan here at Sweet Magnolias Farm

Welcome To our  "Meet the Artisan" Thursday....
Abbey and I have long discussed that we would love to feature artisans we know and artisans we have come to know here on our blog... and We have decided to start off with none other than a dear Friend from The Vintage Marketplace for this First Meet the Artisan Thursday.
Many of you may know Christie Repasy of "Chateau De Fleurs" ..Her stunning artwork and design of Vintage Style Rose Paintings have Romanced Homes through the ages. Her soft touch and color Palette have become her trademark through the years and have drawn followers and admirers of her art World Wide.
Abbey and I were blessed to come to know Christie through The Vintage Marketplace which she and her Sister -in - Law Rita Reade of Mammabellarte host every 3 months in Rainbow, CA. We had the sheer pleasure of being invited to their first market that took place 3 years ago at Christies Home and Gardens. From that day on we have grown to know her better and to not only admire her amazing talent but to see her stretch and grow and break even more boundaries in her painting which have thrilled our hearts.
Christie is known for Beautiful Painting such as this one below "Spring Bliss"<p>
A Stunning Cabbage Rose filled Urn .. With lovely little wrens .. the roses have such an appearance of being real that they dance off the canvas and tantalize your nose into believing there truly is a soft fragrance flowing from them .. and the tune of the wrens wrings in the distance ...
Some of her more Whimsical and delightful paintings such as " Dreaming of Summer" Make you want to jump in to the picture and ride away down a dirt path on an english countryside where the blooms are in full fragrance.. the wind tainted and your senses take you to another place .. a place of pure delight ...

Over the Years Christie has applied her skills of Painting to many different canvases if you will .. from Furniture... to Metal Containers ... Glass decanters ..and much more .. I believe she gave that up for a time but in the last few years has revived her Unique One of a Kind Offerings with her Stunning Roses....
This Antique Farm Style Footstool ... with it's authentic Burlap Upholstery.. has now been transformed by her stunning spray of Roses into a truly Rustic and Romantic Piece that fits the Farmhouse to the Shabby Home ...It's none other than a one of a kind piece .. a true antique made more rare by her touch of the brush ....

And If your looking for a little Romantic Farmhouse Style add a special touch to an old jar .. tin Can.. wood Box .... Clipboard... or Carry All ... Her Farmhouse Labels are sure to bring a bit of that old farm Charm into your home.

Of course One of the things Abbey and I are most excited about is her new Line of...
"Country Farmhouse" Collections which she just Debuted at the September Vintage Marketplace and Online for the first time.
This is a slight departure from her Lovely Vintage Roses .. but a wonderful refreshing approach to the Farmhouse Style

There are so many wonderful options out there today for the Farmhouse Style when it comes to Home Decor and Furniture ..but to match those items with equally beautiful art to display on your walls is not such an easy find. And Now Christie has made that search a bit easier for those of us looking for a piece of farm style art with her new "Country Farmhouse" Collection.
Christie has mastered "My Little Chic-a-dee" above to pure farmhouse perfection. Her chick looks like you could hold your hand to the canvas and it would surely bounce right in ... Her beets fresh from the garden and her basket and watering can like they've been captured in their perfect time worn state.
Below you can meander into "Daisy Farm" ... you know the old farm that most of us dream about moving to ..with the authentic old red barn ..the windmill turning round in the distance .. the wind whispering through the large Oaks and the cow murmuring it's light moo as it grazes in pure peacefullness. Yes I could hang this on my wall ..gaze at it all the day long and dream of the quiet stillness of the countryside.

And last but obviously not least "Le Rooster Blanc" ... Yes the White Rooster ..stands mighty and proud with his stunning red comb ... his fancy white tail feathers ...standing by the old farm gate ... A sprightly chap he is .. decked out in his dapper white ..possibly checking on his flock of hens ...

These are just a few of Christies Works .. Her designs number greatly in quantity ... you may even have some of her beautiful works of the heart in your own home...Or you may want to add a piece of her Majestic or Whimsical Floral Beauties  Or if like us you're a  lover of Farmhouse Style then one of her new "Country Farmhouse" Collections Line would look stunning in your dining room on that big beautiful wall opposite the Farm Table ... Or In the bedroom "Daisy Farm" would make for a Beautiful way to fall asleep on a lazy day .... Or how about "My Little Chic-a-dee" in the Kitchen or the garden house ...bringing a smile to your heart and face ...
Christies work is a true reflection of the person she is inside and out and that is " Beautiful ". Christie is down to earth .. quiet tempered, easy going, has a big heart, is Lovely to chat with, and Loves the Lord... Her work just as many of us is her livelihood. She puts in many hours a day dedicated to Making a living for herself and her family. She's a hardworker and what we call a go getter ( meaning she's not afraid to work long and hard if need be) and we are so honored to have met her 3 years ago and to have a sweet friendship with her.
Christie has always had a website where she offers her works of the H-art ... however she has just recently begun offering her collections in her new Online "Chateau De Fleurs" Etsy shop ... Yes the website is still open .. you can find even more of her collections there ..So the choice is yours .. Visit her website or her Etsy shop ... Or Jump in take the plunge and visit both ... and pick out a lovely piece that calls to your heart and your home ... You won't regret it .
Please take a few minutes and Visit Christie ..I know she would be delighted to know you stopped by to visit her shop and blog and to meander through her Beautiful work.
Christie Repasy "Chateau de Fleurs" Etsy Shop..... Click HERE

Christie Repasy "Chateau de Fleurs" Website ... Click HERE

Christie Repasy "Chateau de Fleurs Blog ... Click HERE

Christie Repasy and Rita Reades FB Page for The Vintage Marketplace
Click HERE
P.S. for those of you that own you own store ... Christie does offer her collections Wholesale sure to contact her regarding wholesale if you would love to introduce your clients to "Christie Repasy's" Designs.

Also Please Consider that all of Christies artwork is copyrighted. It may not be copied, cropped, Changed, or used without her Sole Consent.


  1. Fabulous post, Sara, and nobody more deserving as "the first" than Christie! I am loving her newest line too.
    Hugs to you and Abbey!

  2. It's been a joy and pleasure getting to know both of you! You are truly an asset to my life and at our shows!I'm looking forward to spending more time with you.Thank you for such a wonderful heart felt post about me and my art! XO Christie


  3. You could certainly see your skills within the paintings you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe. At all times go after your heart.


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