10/25/2009

Autumn...French Country Style!

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Hello my friends! I'm so happy that you stopped by today for a visit! I hope that your Monday has gotten off to a wonderful start!

Today, I'm joining in with Mary over at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday! Thank you, Mary for hosting this fun-filled event! Please go pay Mary a visit and check out her fabulous mosaics...and while you are there you can check out all of the other Mosaic Monday participants!


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Autumn...French Country Style!

Both of the mosaics that I am sharing with you today are taken from photos of my French Country dining room. I have really enjoyed the autumn decor in this room the last few weeks! The olive green and dark red colors in this room really make decorating for Autumn a cinch!

Mosaic #1...

For the first photo mosaic, I used Photo Bucket's "color sketch" effect and then used Picasa to make the mosaic! I really like how my dining room looks done up in the "color sketch" effect and it was soooo much fun to make!!!
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Mosaic #2...

"Real life" photo mosaic in my newly decorated for Autumn...French Country dining room! Again, I used Picasa to make the mosaic. I found the pretty Autumn "celtic" design that you see in the center of the mosaic on the internet! Ohhh...there are so many things you can play with while creating mosaics!!!
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Well my friends...thank you so much for coming by today and taking a peek at my photo mosaics...I hope you enjoyed them! I sure did have fun making them!!!

Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!

Love ya'll,

Chari



44 comments:

Deanna said...

Hi Chari!
I've been gone for a while but I wanted to drop by and say hello! I loved your post. The photo is just beautiful!

Hugs,
Deanna :D

Shelia said...

Hi Chari! OH, both of your mosaics are so beautiful! I love your dining room anyway you show it! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Theresa said...

Oh Chari! Please post how to do that:) I keep looking at all of you doing the mosaics and I would love to know how! Love it! Have a blessed day!

Jeanne said...

Those rich red tones are absolutely gorgeous!

Charlene said...

Chari, thank you for stopping by to see me for Show & Tell Friday & I am sorry I am late getting back to you. I participated in a Fall Trade Day & set up was Friday & the sale was Staurday. I am pooped!!!!!! So, now I am visiting all who stopped by. I am so glad you liked my crystal items. You said you were a crystal lover too. Did you go to the Juliska website to drool a bit on their things? I don't have many pieces but, I LOVE the stuff!

Now, let's talk this post... LOVELY! I have never done a mosiac & would LOVE to do one. Yours was divine. I think the one done with "color sketch" was so unusal but, WONDERFUL! Your home is also lovely. I was born in Colorado & visit at least once a year. Thanks for stopping by & come back soon.

MonikaRose said...

G'day Chari! Love both your mosaic's. The first gives your home lovely colors,texture and subtleness and the original I find is quite opposite, sharp and gorgeous tones and beautiful setting. Thanks for sharing them. Enjoy your day and week ahead :) cya

ellen b said...

I really think both of these mosaics are very lovely.

Lori said...

You did a wonderful job with your mosaics. Your pretty good at it. I hope you are doing well! Thanks for stopping by the other day! Those were some really lovely comments, but you have always been such a wonderful blogging friend. Take care my dear friend.

Dishesdone said...

Always such gorgeous mosaics! Just beautiful!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Chari! Such gorgeous mosaics! You are quite the mosaic artiste!! Your home shows off so beautifully in your photos! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Joyce said...

It does look like fun to try this out. They are both so lovely.
Joyce

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Such nice rich colors! Just lovley
*hugs*deb

Ebie said...

Hi Chari, you always are full of creative and artistic ideas! Both mosaics are lovely! Love the richness and boldness of the reds!

Ebie's Mosaic.

Melissa Miller said...

So pretty Chari! You are so talented at making them. :)

Tootsie said...

so pretty...is there anything you do that does not turn out great!? you and Marty knock my socks off!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, your mosaics are beautiful, but you have a beautiful room to work with. Your header is breath takingly beautiful! laurie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Chari,
Your are such an artsy lady~ I just love your beautiful mosaics,that first one looks like a pic you should have framed and hung in that gorgeous dining room of yours! Great job and have a great week, I'll be leaving Wed. but just had to stop in and say hi~ Love Ya, Cindy

xinex said...

You are getting to be a mosaic expert, Chari. Lovely photos and lovely decor!...Christine

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful colors and images in your mosaics!!!

artis1111 said...

I love doing things with photos!! You did a great job. THE ROOM LOOKS WONDERFUL. KATHY

Icy BC said...

Beautiful mosaics! I like how you arrange those wonderful photos..

Lou Cinda said...

Gorgeous!!! Just Gorgeous!!

Lou Cinda :)

Mary said...

Oh Chari, these are so beautiful! Those color sketch images would make wonderful note cards! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely images at MM. :)

Lenore said...

Wow, Chari, I love both of your mosaics....you really do love to play with them!.....but that makes for real interest.
Thanks for sharing you lovely fall decorations!

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Very pretty! Love the celtic design in the center.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sharon said...

Good morning Monday to you, Chari. I love your mosaics and thanks for telling how you did them. Your dining room is beautiful. I see we love the same colors. I live in a log home that I designed. There are Italian plaster walls here and there throughout. I painted the dining room and kitchen a deep red and love it. Not much fun painting around each log as it meets the plaster but worth it. Thanks for sharing. Sharon

Kathy said...

Hi Chari!!! Your mosaic is beautiful!!!!! I love your Christmas goblets too...12 for $8.00 is a great deal, they will go with any color dishes...have fun with them, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Sue said...

Hi Chari, Your mosaics are gorgeous. Love the sketch effect a lot! Did you save them in photo bucket then import them into Picasa, or what?
:- ) Sue

silk purse said...

Dear Chari,

Have you ever had the experience of dropping by to another fellow bloggers lovely blog and been "washed with an almost inexplicable bathing of wonderment peace and delight"; all at once!.., I adore your blog banner as wellas your blog.~ So today, when I arrived at your lovely blog, a sigh of contentment swept over me..,

I have experienced much loss as of late, so these therapuetic times are special and oh so lovely to eperience for me!..,

A heartfelt thank- you!

Keep up the lovely work!..,


I think I'd like to partake in Mosaic Monday, perhaps next week..,


Do feel most welcome to pop by to my little corner of the blogging world to see Autumn Jewels recent blog post on the Plumed Pen blog If you'd care to have a wee peek..,
Also tomorrow is, *"Tuesday Tea For Two", at the Plumed Pen blog as well.., (I'll be posting later today all of the details).

*Anyone may partake; it's a similar concept to Mosaic Monday, yet I still have to create a Mr. McLinky account and a button..,

Blessings and Cheers from Silken Purse

Mrs. P. said...

Chari....I love the mosaics ;)

Blessings!
Gail

storyteller said...

What MARVELOUS Autumn mosaics! You have such a beautiful home and have featured it in a delightful manner in these lovely views.

Thanks for visiting my mosaics on each of my blogs. I do tend to get carried away on Mondays. I appreciate your lovely comments and your good thoughts. I wish Ms Kitty would let me bring her indoors at this time of year, but she will have none of it!

In answer to your question, I use Photoshop Elements 6 to create and play with my mosaics. I've taken some classes at the local Adult School to learn how to use the different features and that helps me play. What program do YOU use to make yours and to experiment with effects?

It's been a busy day away from the computer and I've got class in a couple of hours, so I'm doing what I can to visit in what little time I have right now. Hope you're having a delightful day.
Hugs and blessings,

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh neat. I loved both mosaics. Your so smart and creative.
Both photo's are so pretty.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a Blessed Week,
Sherry

KarenHarveyCox said...

What gorgeous mosaics. I love what you did on the first one. So lovely.
Karen

salmagundi said...

Chari! I'm so glad you are available on the 5th. Let's just hope the weather, etc. cooperates. I didn't get an email from you. Why don't you try again to make sure the address is correct? Then I can email you my phone #, so we can communicate after I get in Wiggins. Mike isn't always happy when I use his computer - you know how kids can be!!! Take care, Sally

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh goodness! I am in awe of your computer program skills, as is evident in your first mosaic! (If and when I do anything involving a computer, it takes me for.ever! haha

And I love the vibrant, rich colors of your second mosaic!

Blessings & Aloha!

(Thank you for your wonderful comments at my place! You are truly so generous with your kind words! I just became one of your "fans/followers". Come back any time :o) My hubby is a retired Army aviator, so we moved alot...we have an old fireplace mantel that I have "toted" around! haha I also had an old wooden (very heavy) door with glass panes, but my hubby "encouraged" me to leave it behind before our last move! Also sold an old, very heavy upright piano... oh well :o) I love antique and vintage things! (and apparently "very heavy" things haha)

I love your rooms and how you decorate!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wow -- I can't believe that first mosaic is done from "regular" photos! Amazing. LOVE the effect.

Great mosaics... so pretty. You have such a pretty house, and the dining room is especially charming.

Isn't Picasa great for collages? SOOOOO easy!

Cass

Leann said...

I keep seeing so many beautiful mosaics in blog land. I'm really loving yours!

Have a great night!
Leann

Regina said...

Beautiful rich colors and design!
Lovely mosaic.

Zuzu said...

Hello Chari!

The "color sketch" effect in your first mosaic is amazing. I've been drawing and painting (watercolors) recently, and when I see something so easy & beautiful as this, I wonder why I'm working so hard - guess I'm just an old-fashioned kind of girl! You asked about the bunnies in one of my posts. Yes, it's one of my paintings. My goal (and this may take me years) is to be able to paint nature as beautifully as Marjolein Bastin. I'm working on it!!! :)

We share a love of French Country. One of these days I'll get around to sharing some photographs of the things in my home too. I've just been so busy blogging about everything else!

Thank you for all your sweet comments at my blog. :) Have a wonderful day!
Zuzu

Melissa Miller said...

Hey Girl,
Thanks for your sweet visit as always. You always make me smile!

Everything is going well here. It was a quiet weekend for us. We both had scratchy throats and it rained so we didn't do much. I'm pretty sure mine is allergy related though. I'm sneezing like crazy. Right now I'm actually vacumming under our bed with a hand vac and I'm pulling out wads of cat hair and dust. Ugh! No wonder I sneeze a lot huh? LOL!

~Happy Halloween! ~Melissa :)

Cindy said...

Hi, What a beautiful mosaic, your colors are so vivid. Hugs, Cindy S.

KBeau said...

That's beautiful, Chari. I love what you did in the first mosaic with Photo Bucket. Thanks for sharing.

The Stylish House said...

Chari,
Your mosaic looks terrific,and this looks like such a fun event!
FYI, I sent you an email about some faux fireplace ideas.
hugs, Cathy

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