Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My new Christie Respasy painting.....

Purchased this gorgeous frame from eBay...

Just gorgeous for my new and long awaited Christie Raspasy painting....

Love the pretty details on the frame ;)

Just look at the the pretty roses and ribbons........

hung this show stopping beauty above my mantle...

For along time now I have been wanting a painting from the very talented artist Christie Raspasy, so for my b~day I finally got one, I fell in love with this painting it just spoke romance to me.....
I just love the life like roses the pretty pink ribbon, just perfect for this romantic gal....heehee
I was thinking I would paint the gorgeous frame in a soft white, but I'm loving the gold, so for now I will keep it this way,I just love how antique it looks....
Please don't hate me, but I'm getting tired of white, white, white......
I love color.....
Don't get me wrong I love white just like the rest of you :) but I just need color in my world......
I hope you have a great weekend, and please take time to smell the roses as all to soon summer is gone and the fall will set in, which is by far my very favorite time of year :)
Big smiles~


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

It is just gorgeous Mari!! And love the frame!!! I love all my Repasy's that I have, they are beautiful! 1 is in it's own frame, but the other 3 are not ~ need to find just the right one for them ~ yours is PERFECT!!

You have a great weekend too my friend!!
Warmest hugs, Brenda

sissie said...

Ooh this is so pretty. I would love to have one of her paintings too.


Denise@alloverroses said...

Mari, Your new Christie painting is gorgeous! It looks beautiful above your mantel. Happy Birthday to you!



Julie Marie said...

Ooooh Mari!... your new painting is just stunning!... I love how soft and romantic it is, and I also LOVE it in the gold frame... alot of the all~whites I see on some of the blogs and in magazines look very pretty, but I am not one for an all white house... I need color too... Fall is also my very favorite time of year, and I love the gorgeous colors of it... thanks for sharing your new treasure, and I hope you had a wonderful birthday my sweet friend!... xoxo Julie Marie

Rebecca said...

I love all white but I, too, have to have SOME COLOR. Christi is the BEST at what she does and I'm in AWE of her work. Simply amazing! God gifted, no doubt.

Happy Birthday to you sweet friend. I hope you are well and having a wonderful time celebrating YOUR LIFE! It was so good to see your name! Jumped for JOY!


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...


I love this painting because i love the background colors of it!! Loos rather antique looking! '
I love to look at all the white in other's homes but I am a color girl and always have been. I would be way too bored with white!!


Grace said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday! What a beautiful painting enjoy it. Grace

Suzann said...

Hello Mari,
I love her paintings!!! You are so lucky to have gotten a gorgeous painting of hers.
I hope you are doing well and it is good to see you again!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Oh Mari you have exquisite taste in paintings!!
It is GORGEOUS and the frame makes it look so elegant!
I have one of Christi's paintings on a long shelf with coat hooks!
Our living room is all whites but I'm with you and the rest of the house gotsta have color!
Big huggers to you and the furbabies,

Marydon said...

Ohhh, Mari! I am sooo jealous! This is exquisite & so worth waiting for. You are a very fortunate lady to have this beauty grace you home. Christi is one awesome artist, the best ever.

Love your chairs, too, sweet friend.

Have a great week

Roselle said...

Hi Mari:

SOOOO nice of you to stop by and visit my blog!!! Loved hearing from you :)
Your painting is gorgeous and that frame is stunning! I can't wait for Fall either...it's my favorite time of year too :)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hello dear Mari,
Thank you so much for coming over and leaving such sweet words about my kitchen.. I am so glad the cabinets are finished.. I will now have a little more time to visit.

I LOVE this painting.. What an amazing artist... I would leave the frame as is.. It looks stunning.
Blessings dear friend,
I hope you are well.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet Mari!

I would love to own one of her gorgeous paintings! this one is beautiful!!! Love the delicate roses, and the frame you have chosen is perfect! Hummm, my birthday is coming too, maybe I might splurge! lol Happy birthday to you!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Absolutely stunning, I love all of her work, I can't imagine being that talented!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Mari,
Well I love Spring myself! I guess those of you who don't get snow always welcome the cooler temps.
I love your painting and I have wanted a Christie Repasy painting for years. I am so happy that you finally got one! It is gorgeous and how lovely it is in your new frame too.
Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful weekend. Happy Pinks!


Cheryl said...

What an amazing painting you've got! It is utterly beautiful, I can see why you just had to have it!
big hugs,

pinkkandy said...

God Bless you ..

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

You are such a sweetheart, thank you Mari. It was so nice of you to visit and leave such a kind note for me.

Char said...

Hello Mari,
I am so happy that you stopped by to say hi. I have not being blogging in months, just don't seem to find the time anymore.
I am trying to make the time just to be able to check on friends like you. I have thought a lot about you in the past months and oftened wondered how you were doing.
I know that the past has been hard, but I also know that you brought new furry babies into your life. God is great, isn't he?
I think you found the perfect place for your beautiful painting. Christie has so much talent and is also a wonderful and friendly person. I am happy you found the perfect gift for your birthday.
Be well Mari and please do come visit more often. I will try and post more of what I have been up too.

Olivia said...

Hello sweetie! This is gorgeous!!!! Thank you for the visit! I still look at your gorgeous shoe I won in your giveaway and think how sweet you are!

Angela said...

I love your painting, your roses are perfect.
I do like colour with my white couch...
Thank you so much for visiting me.

Vicki said...

Hi, Mari, my friend,
Your Christie Repasy painting is gorgeous!! You found the perfect frame for it, too. It looks so pretty above your mantle. I love her art work and have some of her pieces. She is a very talented lady. I, too, love color in my life. I like some white but like you, must have some color. Have a happy week! Sending love and hugs to you~Vicki

Sandy said...

I love Christie Repasy too Mari and you found the perfect frame!

I can relate to the whole white issue...
I never really got into the total white rooms that we seed in the magazines...it works beautifully for some but I still needed my color mixed with the white.
I could never live without my pinks, blues and greens.
your house keeps getting more and more beautiful!!!


Holly Loves Art said...

Thanks for visiting me today! Wow just love this painting. I have a small painting of hers too and just adore it. Hope you're having a lovely day.

Rebecca said...


Came by to say HELLO and to thank you for visiting!


French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

How absolutely gorgeous! It looks fabulous above your mantel, like it was supposed to live there!

Marlene said...

Hi Mari, so worth the wait! The fram is beautiful and your beautiful painting looks gorgeous. Enjoy!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sweet Mari,
What a gorgeous painting from such a talented artist and it looks gorgeous in the gold frame. It adds an anchor to the area I think.
So romantic and soft too.

While I have added lots of white to my home, I balance it with color for accent and it all seems to work. Only white would get boring for me.
So great to hear from you my friend and hope you had a wonderful birthday.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Have a great week.
XO Celestina Marie

lvroftiques said...

OMG breathtaking!! What a fabulous gift to yourself! I prefer the gold frame myself *winks* And a belated Happy Birthday to you! Vanna

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Mari,

Had to admire your new purchase here! I agree 100% with you about having some color in the home.
Roses are the most romantic flower to live with... You should follow our Rose Suite as I will show soon the rooms after completion.
Hugs to you,