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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Christie's Enchanted Cottage...Warrenton, Part 3

I'm continuing my posts on Antique Week in Warrenton
with a return visit to one of my absolute favorite ladies
of the entire show...

the beautiful, talented, generous, wonderful
Christie of Sommerfeld Place.

She's located just within earshot of both
Renck and Zapp Hall, and without fail...
year in, year out...she has some of the best displays
and merchandise to be found anywhere.

I absolutely love her as a person, and as a fellow dealer,
I have the utmost respect for Christie and her amazing skills.

So whattaya think?
Shall we enter Christie's little white cottage of wonder?

And the beautiful lady responsible for all this ethereal loveliness?

There she is!

Last year at the Spring shows...I was there selling as a dealer...
I tried to make a daily run to Christie's amazing cottage.
I shopped and gabbed and just admired her stunning handiwork.
And even though I tried my best, I didn't convince her to start a blog.
Double shoot!

Anyway, once I returned home, I did a feature post on Christie,
and you can find it right here.

When I entered Christie's space a couple of weeks ago,
I was immediately drawn to this gorgeous Madonna on the left...

But I was mindful that we were there to see old friends and snap pics, for the most part.
Money is a wee bit tighter these days, what with the new house and all.

So I resigned myself to only admire The Blessed Mother from afar.


But now I have to brag just a bit...(hope you don't mind, Christie!)

Before I left her cottage, Christie told me to close my eyes
and hold out my hands, and what do you think she did???

She GAVE  her to me!
I was speechless and practically in tears.

There's Mr Twig holding her right there...

And here she sits at our new home...

Thank you Christie, you surely blessed this Catholic girl's socks off!

If you find yourself anywhere near Warrenton or Round Top
for the Spring 2011 shows,
please make it a point to visit my friend, Christie.
And tell her I said hello, by all means!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Linking with Kathleen at  
Faded Charm for White Wednesday.


Unknown said...

Fantastic post. Of course, I love all your posts. The white displays are gorgeous. You desrve that wonderful Madonna, ou go girl!


Rebecca said...

My eyes are going ga-ga-all the pretties !!!!!

Sue said...

Beautiful pictures, and obviously a beautiful person "practicing random acts of kindness"! Thanks for the great eye candy as well!!

Take care, Sue

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Oh what a wonderful friend! I love all the treasures in that little tent ... makes me go aaahhhhhhhh.

traci said...

she has some amazing treasures in her space. i love all the books in the first photos and the Mary's are beautiful.

Vicki said...

Anne - I love the ending to this post when you had your socks blessed off! lol The Madonna is beautiful and so are these pictures. I can see why she is a favorite of yours.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I'm so glad you did this post on Christie. She doesn't get near the recognition she deserves and she's truly one of a kind. I'll be doing a post on her as well.

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Anne....Christie had a GORGEOUS space FOR SURE....It's NO wonder I left my heart in Texas with all those TALENTED junkers....!!

For someone who was there for such a SHORT period of time Anne, you managed to fit in a LOT of YUMMY pics....!!

Hope you're havin' a SMOKIN' week....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

Drawn to The Sea said...

What a dear thing to do. Makes me feel all warm & fuzzy. Her space is so romantic... easy to see why you'd want to linger.


Polly said...

What a kind gesture!

I love the tall display piece with the pitchers hanging from it! Would love to find something like that one of these days!



Amy Kinser said...

What a sweet lady to bless you with that gift. I bet it blessed her to give it to you.

Her booth is full of wonderful things. The Faith sign kept popping out at me because that's my youngest daugher's name.

Patina said...

What an amazing place! Your pictures are just wonderful. I can see why you enjoy her space!

Bring Pretty Back said...

I bet that did bless your Catholic socks off! ( :
I love it too!
Have a pretty day!

gretchen said...

what an amazing colection of lovely items...
hard to believe, really! i get excited to find the occasional ironstone platter in a thrift store, but this is nearly overwhelming...

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a lovely space! Your Madonna is wonderful! What a sweet gesture!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Thanks for sharing theis lovely space, Anne! So many wonderful goodies...and so sweet that you were able to take a special gift home with you...

Debra@CommonGround said...

Your lady is so lovely, she fits right in to your new home. And what a precious gal Christie must be, loved seeing her space at Warrenton.

Lara said...

Hi Anne,
What a lovely Madonna! That was very nice of her to gift it to you. Her booth is amazing! Her style looks very Victorian English + French turn of the century. Have a soothing night!
Hug -- Lara

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, that really was a little white cottage of wonder! Simply beautiful! And your Madonna is beautiful too! What a wonderful gift and a sweet friend!

Charlene said...

HOW did I miss this booth? Because I didn't have a chance to move around very much because my precious Hubby was with me & not yet up to speed. Guess I should just be thrilled he was up to going & put Christie on my list for next year. Just outside Zap Hall you said???? I loved her displays. Thanks for sharing & I am so glad she was so sweet to give you that beautiful statue to bless you & your new home. So SORRY I didn't get to see you. I talked to Jan (Polk a Dot Barn) today on the phone & we're talking about me heading down for a visit. Would love to see you if we could work it all out. HUGS!

Tricia said...

Wow, she sure has a lot of lovely things and they are all displayed so well too. How nice of her to give you that statue...what a sweetie :)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Anne:
I was immediately drawn to this piece, too! I can see why you're thrilled to have it.

All of the photos contain something I would have NEEDED! It's probably a good thing for my pocketbook that Christie was there and I stayed here. ;-)

Thanks for giving us a little feeling of what it was like to be there.

Sarah said...

Anne, so enjoyed seeing these photos. You and Christie are both beautiful gals, both outwardly and inside ( where it counts the most).

Diane Mars said...

Such a beautiful grouping of eye-candy all in one place! Such a fine gift for your new home! Thanks for all the lovely pictures! ox, Diane

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

~*~*The Blessed Mother is Beautiful~*~* Hugs,Rachel :)~*~*

It's me said...

O have got great friends !!! am i also your friend ??? hahahah!! than she is also mine......hihihi!!

I love what i see....great !!! happy day darling !! great gift !!! love you.....Ria....

Dorthe said...

Dear Anne,
I ,too ,love your lady,and have a pair of old madonnaes too-but this one is very beautifull, congratulations with this wonderfull gift, sweet.
And thanks for all the gorgeus photoes.

Anonymous said...

Well I have gone back over those photos a hundred times (or more) I will have one of everything thanks! that girl sure does have a great "eye" for sure.

savvycityfarmer said...

it is more blessed to give than to receive ...

you are one blessed woman!

I love the "table top" effect

AnthonyRose'sShabHome said...

Wow is all I can say! Just beautiful to my eyes

Theresa said...

Wow, Dear Anne... you are taking up all of my blog time this morning:) I am zooming in on each picture and going back and zooming in some more! What a gorgeous collection of beauty all in one place and what a sweetie to give you something special to take home with you:) SIGH!

Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Anne, I think it's so wonderful you did a whole post on Christie. I was so lucky to have the one-and-only Theresa Cano introduce me to her and her gorgeous booth when I was in Warrenton a year ago. She is the sweetest person and so talented too. I LOVED her booth and really enjoyed hanging out there, looking at all of her pretties, choosing a few things to take back home with me. Thanks so much for all of your photos, I almost feel like I'm there :) p.s. I also met Adrienne of The Flying Bee in Christie's booth, how cool is that?!!

Glenda said...

Anne, thank you for these pics. This Indiana girl can only dream to one day meet these talented people of Texas. Love every pic, but really ga-ga for the chalkboard with the chalked on dress form. Swoon!

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

What a sweet gesture! I can imagine how excited you were when she handed it to you! She certainly has lots to look at! Thanks for sharing! Hope all is going well with your new darling cottage!~Hugs, Patti

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said... heavenly Anne!! My favorite is the Paris mannequin la la!!

Your photography blows me away!!

the old white house said...

You are right (ofcourse) what beautiful displays, I love the footboard hanging with the lace tablecloth, and LOVE the little stool with the mans shirt as the new cover! What a sweet gift to you, She looks perfect in your home. Theresa xoxo

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

HI Anne....o.k first of all this post is well....amazing!! I would have to be dragged out of there kicking and screaming!! Now onto your lovely is that must have been beeming!!! Have a great day! xo

LuLu Kellogg said...

EYE CANDY!!!!!!!! Oh my word...this is just like Christmas seeing all these beautiful things!

I should be working right now but had to stop by and say hi! I am getting ready for a huge show next weekend so I will be back around to visit after then :)


Alice said...

Um, please excuse me while I drool over all these lovley photos! Love all the chippy white stuff!

Jill said...

What a wonderful gift! My husband and our youngest daughter were both born on October 13 the date of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and the date of the Miracle when the "sun danced"! She is special indeed.

whimages said... surely blessed this Catholic girl's socks off!
TICKLED ME PINK! That Blessed Mother is a TREASURE and how LOVELY of her to give her to you! The entire booth is just breathtaking. Thank you so very much for sharing it with us! I'm having a SCENTSY GIVEAWAY, if you have a moment, stop on by!


So many pretties and how sweet of her (;

Julie Marie said...

Hello Anne... what a beautiful shop and gorgeous photos... your Madonna is stunning and looks wonderful in your new home... what a kind and generous lady to bestow such a treasure upon you... xoxo Julie Marie

Mosaic Magpie said...

Loved seeing your photos, so much neat stuff. Your gift is wonderful. I love her face and the patina of years of love.

Unknown said...

my all just dreamy! I would have spent HOURS in that both! She's one talented gal..and generous as well! I can't believe she bestowed the Blessed Mary statue on you! A heart of gold she has!

Annie Louise said...

What a wonderful booth, so inspiring, so serene. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! her booth is amazing, i would spend alot of time in there too! and to give your that precious piece, wowzers! now that is some friend you have my dear and she looks perfect in your new home! xoxoxo

Olive said...

You are reaping acts of kindness♥♥♥

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Love Christie's booth and what a wonderful surprise with the lady of fatima! She is wonderful! ~JUDY~

My Arts Desire said...

That was the sweetest story...sniff, sniff. Warmed my heart to the core. And my guess would be that the giver feels just as blessed as you did to receive it. That's the beauty of giving from the heart, isn't it?! Absolutely gorgeous photos too...! Xo said...

That is a wonderful story:) What a totally sweet thing to do to a totally sweet lady! I know she will look just fabulous in your new home. That has got to be one of the best gifts I could think of getting.
Capers of the vintage vixens

Shell said...

Love it and what a dear friend! I love all her wonderful "whiteness! And she puts it together so well!

Shut Up! Guess what I finally did TODAY??? I sent a box off to a certain dear blog friend Finally! I hope you enjoy!

Hugs and Love,
(aka The Procrastinator)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

How lovely that you got the wonderful Madonna as a gift ~ she is going to look beautiful in your home.
Christie's booth is gorgeous and I saw so many lovely things that I loooved so much.
Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Happy Thursday

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such enchanting pics! I especially love the one featuring the bridal items ~ Hello, my name is Stephanie....and I'm a bride-aholic collector!! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful items she has. I love the silhouette of the mannequin, I'm wondering if she drew that herself? The Madonna is gorgeous, I collect them myself, and have for years. She has a very pretty face, and looks as though she has "graced" many. The doll in the bed freaks me out every time I see her in her photos! She's got Betty Davis eyes! Marcia

All That Jazz said...

She is so talented! Love her collection! Those framed horse pictures...those are Saddlebreds! I took saddleseat lessons on Saddlebreds last winter. It was SO much fun and something I've wanted to do since I was a little girl (I have a horse and ride western/cowgirl style! :)

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

A Beautiful Madonna for Your New Home~ What a Sweet Friend, I sure enjoyed all the fabulous photos of some fantastic Treasures....

Diana said...

What great photos and an amazing show. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope that some day I, too, can attend Round Top. Until then, I will enjoy your experiences.


Thanks for sharing Christie's pretty displays.
Wish I was there.
~ Julie

ImagiMeri said...

OMGosh Anne.......I was gonna' ask you if you knew the price on that are truly blessed! I've been in love with religious icons forever, and just looking at her brought me peace.......may she do the same for you. What an amazing show.....I don't think you could get me out of that booth. First of all, I'd have to look at every detail, and touch everything to feel the history of it, and by that time I'd be so worn out and out of my mind with my pain that I'd have to fall into that bed and sleep for a week. In that bed, I'd have nothing but sweet dreams....don't you think? I'm so happy you got to experience all those goodies, and thank you for sharing them with us all.


Anonymous said...

Oh, Anne, that was such a sweet and generous gift from Christie! I'm sure your new home will be much blessed because her kindness will follow her there.
Her booth is gorgeous and I think anyone would have a hard time deciding to leave without buying something! The trouble is...I think it would be like potato'd buy more than one item!
Hugs, Diane

Unknown said...

We all want to come to Texas for the Spring show sooooooooo bad! Your photos are fantastic Anne...everything looks AMAZING!!! The Madonna statues are beautiful!

Big hugs ~

:) T

Life on the Edge said...

This looks like the best show ever! Sadly, I live nowhere near Texas, so I'll have to admire by proxy through your blog. This was an especially lovely booth, and you're right, what a lovely person to do such a wonderful thing as to gift you with that beautiful Madonna! Lucky you!

Can't wait to see your home progress.

Life on the Edge

Riki Schumacher said...

HI Anne, fabulous pictures! I never thought I would say this, wish I lived in Texas!!! Ha ha. I love that you have so many antiques shops to choose from and the shows.... wow. Lucky dogs. Riki

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, Anne --- that special "hug" from Christie makes your gift mean even more, doesn't it? How sweet is she?? She certainly knows how to display her beautiful whites and create incredible vignettes. Looks like you're having a great time, girl! :)

xoxo laurie

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I am so happy to hear the Madonna is in your home, Anne. People are just so very kind, it's a spectacular thing, it's a wonderful world for sure!!

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