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April-May
2017 Issue

The Country Register of California & No. Nevada is published every two months.

For those who prefer to read on-line we are now publishing the complete paper here for you on our web site and will leave back issues on as well. How often we have been called and someone has given their paper away or misplaced it and needed the name or location of a shop, a tea room or wanted to know where there was a paper close to them.

The print edition will still be available as usual in each advertising shop and other select rack locations. Some people will always and forever prefer to sit down in a cozy chair with a cup of tea and read through the paper edition page by page. The younger generations are more apt to go on-line and so we hope to just broaden our readership and bring more customers to the shops because of this extra exposure.

Cover Artist featured in this issue: 

Teacups and Flowers - Artwork by Christie Repasy

We are excited to feature artist Christie Repasy and her Teatime Collection on the cover of our April-May issue. The combination of roses and teacups in this collection reminds us to take the time to enjoy this spring season, perhaps over tea with a special person in your life.

Southern California artist Christie Repasy’s distinctly original and beautiful floral paintings hang on walls and create moods in countless homes throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe and people who purchase her art often feel a bond with her.

Christie says, “I hope my art brings a connection to myself and why I’m inspired to paint. People have said that when they hang a work of mine in their homes, it brings a peace and a mood all its own.” 

This is especially pleasing to Christie and is a main reason why she has been painting since 1986. Knowing that people get that kind of feeling from her work validates her own inspirations and neatly ties in with her own ideas and her self-described love of flowers (especially roses) and vintage things. She says, “I have a strong desire to take something I see and create an image in my mind.” And her chosen medium of painting allows her to bring that image to life. Christie describes her style as “traditional” and “timeless” and she prefers older art to modern art. Her style can also be described as unique.

Christie’s fine art canvas prints (Giclee’s) are produced on the finest canvas with archival- pigmented inks. Each canvas has the look and feel of an original. The canvas is stretched over the ¾ inch wood frame then securely stapled to the back and does not require framing. Each canvas is coated with a UV satin spray protectant and each canvas is hand signed and dated by Christie for authenticity.

You can see Christie’s art at The Vintage Marketplace at the Rainbow Oaks, 4815 5th Street, Rainbow/Fallbrook on Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. More than 80 vendors will be selling their vintage home and garden finds, re-purposed jewelry, clothing, art—and much more! 

Learn more about Christie and her art at www.christierepasy.com or at Christie Repasy Designs on Facebook or Pinterest. The Vintage Marketplace information can be found at www.thevintagemarketplaceca.com.