Saturday, May 4, 2019

Ten Year Anniversary

My first post - de Gournay and Chinese Chippendale

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of my blog Chinoiserie Chic with over 4,500 posts. A fraction of 1% of blogs are ten years old, so it is an accomplishment of sorts. Did you know that I created the term "Chinoiserie Chic" and it is now used everywhere to describe interior design that incorporates Chinoiserie?

My life has changed a lot in the past ten years - I am now a widow, an interior designer, an empty nester, and about to put the house I have loved for 20 years on the market this next week. But through it all, Chinoiserie Chic has been a lovely escape that has brought nothing but positive energy into my life - creativity, a career I always wanted, new friends, travel, writing, and much more than I can put into words. Thank you to those who have followed me for years and to those who have found me along the way. This next year will bring lots of changes to my life, but this blog will be here, I promise. I hope you will be too.

37 comments:

  1. Congrats on reaching the ten year milestone! Here's to many more years to come!

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  2. As I've said before I start my day with my Chinoiserie Fix! I enjoy your posts so much. Thanks and Congratulations!

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  3. A great way to start the day - thanks very much.

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  4. Congratulations on your decade of chic posts. I only recently noted that we were neighbors. I lived in Alexandria for 23 years.

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    1. Thank you. Where in Alexandria? I was in Seminary Ridge and then we moved to Belle Haven.

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  5. Beth, I have followed you most of the 10 years and I was sadden to hear about your loss. I am so grateful that you have positive goals in your new life and I believe, that God has a special place in his heart for widows. MY Very Best to You Beth!

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    1. Thank you for following CC for so long and for your kind thoughts. I am looking forward to my next chapter.

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  6. Well done! A toast to you and ten more years of lovely chinoiserie.

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    1. Thanks so much. I am looking forward to a new house and many more posts with Chinoiserie!

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  7. I remember you coined CC...and yes, I have seen it become its own life force energy. In headlines, cutlines, stories, blogs, your insight-inspiration the phase-concept has had a life of its own. Your laundry room still makes me smile. When you leave take all of your CC with you, the house will sigh in great sadness. Hope the next journey is as remarkable as these last 10 years.

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    1. Such a lovely comment - thank you. I actually have enough of my laundry room wallpaper left that I can use it in my next laundry room that is much smaller than the current huge one. I suspect the next owner here might end up being a Chinoiserie lover given all the wallpaper, etc. here.

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  8. Thank you for ten years. It has been a treat, your posts have been an inspiration. Your blog is the only one I open everyday. Looking forward to many more.

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    1. Thank you so much, that is so nice. I am looking forward to lots more Chinoiserie.

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  9. I thank you for all these years of beauty and inspiration. The last ten years I've had a similar path, and it's been great to be able to decorate each new place. Before I started reading your blog I didn't have a name for what I loved for years! May you have many blessings in your journey.

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    1. Thanks so much. I am looking forward to a happier and less stressful period hopefully.

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  10. Congratulations, Beth! Thank you for everything...my day is not complete without Chinoiserie Chic!

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  11. Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

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  12. Happy 10th, Beth. I love CC, (and I LOVE your laundry room!) I remember when I first saw it, asking you where you found your brass colored metal racks. You told me you had the original metal brassed. I'm looking forward to seeing what magic you will work on your new digs.

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    1. Thanks so much. I will miss my laundry room!

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  13. My dear Beth....so you really ARE going to list your home....I know how much you love it, but maybe it is a part of your process of moving forward with your life and stepping out into a wonderful new beginning. Your beautiful blog has fueled my own passion for chinoiserie and opening a post from you is the highlight of any day for me. I eagerly await the signposts of your new journey and pray for continued success and great happiness in the future for you. Love and hugs, my friend. And CONGRATULATIONS on a monumental 10 YEARS of setting the standard!

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    1. Vickie - thanks for all of your support over the years. I am looking forward to a new chapter.

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  14. Good luck on the next chapter of your life!

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  15. Yours is such an inspiring blog. I see it daily and always look forward to the next post! Best wishes on your move and to many more years of Chinoiserie Chic!

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    1. Thanks - it will be fun having a new home to fill with all my Chinoiserie.

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  16. First, thank you for your blog and all of the inspiring, beautiful posts that have educated me over the past 10 years. I'm thankful for you and for all of us who follow devotedly that it has been a constant and a comfort in your life.I started blogging 8 years ago and I'm a tiny little blog with only a couple hundred followers but I enjoy it so I continue. That's what it's really about - that you have joy from it! I'm glad you do and I hope you realize that we are all fans of you, the blog and your knowledge. I have to say that everytime I post an IG pic and tag it #chinoiseriechic I think about your blog, do you look to see all of the wonderful images using your name/tag? I think it honors you and what you have created!

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    1. Thank you so much - such a lovely comment and very much appreciated. All the best to you.

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  17. Congratulations! Wishing you many happy years of posting beautiful inspiring images!

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  18. Congrats on the 10 year anniversary! I only found you a couple of years ago, but have enjoyed checking out your posts every Sunday, with a latte' of course. I was so sorry to hear of your loss, yet I am happy to know you are moving forward and have a project to focus upon. Best wishes!

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    1. Glad you are enjoying Chinoiserie Chic and thank you.

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  19. Congratulations! I have enjoyed you so much and for all of those 10 years. Best of luck in moving forward in your life.

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  20. Thank you Beth! This is by far my most favorite place to turn for tasteful and magnificent inspiration when furnishing my home or that of my clients. I am relatively new to Chinoiserie Chic's eye candy party, one and a half years, but yours is always the first email that I open regardless of any urgency another may be posing! 😉 I wish you only good things for the next step in your journey and I am excited at the prospect of being on the Chinoiserie Express with you and seeing your new abode unfold with more layers of beauty! Love and blessings Beth!

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  21. Og Beth - Im so sorry to here about your husbands' passing. I love love love your blog AND your beautiful house- I refer back to pictures of it often. Cannot wait to see what you decorate in next phase. Congrats on 10 year anniversary.
    best,
    Linda, NY

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  22. Congratulations! As an interior Designer myself and an avid fan of Chinoiserie I always look forward to your posts. Life evolves - may your future endeavors be full of light and love!

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  23. I will be reading your blog always a pleasure to see and learn more. Best wishes on sale of your home and new beginnings and adventures.

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