Say "Helloooo" to my little Vineyard...

Pink luggage packed...
and here we are... Grapes look perfect on the vines...
Even better in a glass... Shall we sample a few... Beautiful surroundings... including a golf course...Ooooh and look a tent with massage tables... I'm in... how about you!
Relaxed and ready for another glass of wine...

and delicious food...





Yummm... well fed and ready to pop over and visit Beverly of How Sweet the Sound to see what all the PINK girls are up to on this PINK Saturday... come along... let's have some FUN!

Later... exhausted from blog hopping... you can head back to one of the guest rooms to relax and read books for the rest of the weekend...

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!


Paintings in this post are for sale... and they are also available as prints and frameable notecards.

Don't Forget to come shop at "Fifiby's Art Auction" on Tuesday... Fifi Flowers paintings on CANVAS and ART BOARD will be up for auction... grab your number paddles... I've got my gavel!

Photo Inspiration via Napa Style... William Sonoma (I think)... Golf for Women (another missing magazine from the newstands)... NO, I DON'T REALLY OWN A VINEYARD... ONLY VIRTUALLY!

Fifi Flowers' "Delighting Others via Design"...

Soooo... here is my project... I am HOOKED ON transform this room for some deserving people with a 500.00 budget... thus giving them a BEAUTIFUL LIFE... This room will be transformed into something like this quick sketch by moi...
And to achieve this... today the shopping began...
Moulding to accent the wall the bed will be on... medallion for the chandelier...
Chandelier ordered...More ornate moulding...
Two fun lamps... a candleabra... a few things you will see later that are in the bags on top of the one of the two great nightstands that will be transformed... with inspiration from these two pieces of furniture...

Colour palette ideas...

Choosing paint...Paint in a bucket and birdcage... getting READY to transform!!!Next up... an ornate headboard is built from a wood dining room tabletop and a couple table legs... a large picture frame is enhanced and becomes a beautiful mirror... and more shopping... check back! I will be sharing the FINISHED PROJECT!

BUT the best part of this whole project is surprising two deserving people!!! These are TOTAL STRANGERS to me! I learned about them through a friend.

Pop over to HOOKED ON HOUSES and THE INSPIRED ROOM... See what others are Hooked on to Acheive a Beautiful Life!

Magazine Photo Inspiration via Country Living... House & Garden... Traditional Home

Rather Be...

Sitting in a field... eating fruit... daydreaming...
Aah... or to lie on this FAB bed all day reading a book... Or maybe here by the pool reading my book...
But noooooooooooo... I will be shopping for one of these...


Which chandelier do you like? Would you prefer sitting in a field, laying around in bed or laying by a pool? Are you doing things today... like work... and you'd rather be somewhere else?
Or are you having the perfect day doing EXACTLY what you want to be doing?

BTW... More FUN details... these chandeliers are part of a FABULOUS project... see what Fifi is HOOKED on for a BEAUTIFUL LIFE TOMORROW!!!

1st three photos via Daisy Pink Cupcake... chandeliers via Great Chandeliers

Winter Bloggy Giveaway Carnival...


This week is the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival, and I'm joining in on the FUN! I will be giving away a GIFT CERTIFICATE for an ORIGINAL FIFI FLOWERS PAINTING (value 150.00)... an approximately 7" x 7" acrylic painting on archival paper. You can see more of my works of art in MY ETSY STORE or in my PAINTING DU JOUR GALLERY.

The painting will be of one of YOUR FAVORITE photographs! You MUST leave me a comment WITH a link to your photograph or email me the photo. Once the giveaway is closed and the winner is revealed... I will send an email to the WINNER. Once the painting is completed... this should take two weeks or less... I will ship YOUR ORIGINAL FIFI FLOWERS painting to you at my cost!

For your chance to win, leave a comment with your photograph link or email me a photo (be sure you provide a valid e-mail address in case I have a problem with your photo)... I welcome comments from all over the world BUT... YOU MUST HAVE A BLOG... Giveaway ends January 30th - 11:59 PM PST... Winner will be announced February 2nd!

This is a FUN week of giveaways... there are many participants... so pop over to the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival ... who knows you just might win a FABULOUS prize from moi or someone else! Hurry up... leave a comment... and Good Luck!!!
Here is what the winner of the last "Bloggy Giveaway Carnival" requested I paint...



Tuesday @ Fifi-by's Art Auction

Welcome Art Lov-ers... ORIGINAL PAINTINGS are up for AUCTION... and you can bid on them... bidding will start at 15.00 (shipping will be added to the final bid... 5.00 USA... 10.00 EVERYWHERE else) Bidding will be ONE DAY only... beginning at 12:00 am and ending at 11:59 pm PACIFIC TIME. Purchases will be via Pay Pal.

If you are bidding on any of these paintings... keep checking back so you don't lose out on YOUR PAINTING!

If these paintings do not appeal to you... PLEASE suggest paintings YOU WOULD LIKE to see on the auction block! I'm sure there is a PAINTING FOR EVERYONE!!!

Let's start today off with a Collection of Flower Paintings...


White Anemones and Peaches
3.75" x 8.25" acrylic on archival paper

If you would like to bid... leave YOUR BID AMOUNT in this comment section... opening bid 15.00... please increase the bid by at least 1.00... Good Luck!

CLOSED... WINNER MIMILEE

Pink Gerberas
3.75" x 8.25" acrylic on archival paper

If you would like to bid... leave YOUR BID AMOUNT in this comment section... opening bid 15.00... please increase the bid by at least 1.00... Good Luck!
CLOSED... WINNER LITTLE HOUSE ON GREEN
Potted Pansies
4.5" x 6.75" acrylic on archival paper

If you would like to bid... leave YOUR BID AMOUNT in this comment section... opening bid 15.00... please increase the bid by at least 1.00... Good Luck!
CLOSED... WINNER LAURA @ THE SHOREHOUSE
Lavendar Lattice and Tulips
4" x 6.75" acrylic on archival paper

If you would like to bid... leave YOUR BID AMOUNT in this comment section... opening bid 15.00... please increase the bid by at least 1.00... Good Luck!
CLOSED... WINNER CHAR

Pet Portrait Metamorphosis

It all started with a photo of Valerie from The Pink Pony blog...

A colourful chair for her to sit on...
A sketch...
A small painting for approval... then the sketch is enlarged...
Paint is applied...
"Valerie" is complete!
If you have a photo of your family pet... or should I say "your furry loved one"... and you don't like the background... NO problem... Send me the photo of "furry" and the background you desire... and Voila... YOUR IDEAL PORTRAIT! Simply contact me... let's get started!!!

Don't Forget to come shop at "Fifiby's Art Auction" on TOMORROW... starting at 12:00AM PST until 11:59PM PST... Flower themed artwork will be up for auction... grab your number paddles... I've got my gavel!

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