Friday, April 1, 2011

Goodbye from Chinoiserie Chic


This Ruthie Sommers dining room was the subject of my first post back in May of 2009. Since then, I have had 747 posts and great fun. Unfortunately, as a result of time issues in my busy schedule and the fact that I have frankly run out of Chinoiserie things to post about, I have decided to call it quits. Thanks to everyone for your loyal support of Chinoiserie Chic. I hope I have been a source of inspiration in adding some wonderful Chinoiserie to your homes. Until we meet again.

29 comments:

Vickie (rouge de bourg) said...

Oh I have enjoyed reading your blog daily and sad to see this will be the last post. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration!

the gardeners cottage said...

sad to see you go but i totally understand. thanks for all the inspiration. i frequently go back through your archives looking for ideas. i hope you don't delete the blog so i can still do that. and maybe you can pop in from time to time when you come across something really fabulous.

again, thanks.

xo
janet

judith said...

I will miss you! I find it totally incredible you have posted 747 times! Your posts have inspired and educated me and I thank you for that.

Vickie H. said...

This has GOT to be the MEANEST April Fool's joke EVER played in the blogosphere! Beth, if I thought this were true I would have to go back into therapy!!! Who you kiddin'??? You are NEVER going to run out of Chinoiserie stuff to write posts about. You might drop down to 1 or 2 posts a week but NO WAY are you putting away your keyboard! Nice try, darlin'!!!!

Pigtown-Design said...

So sorry to hear this! You're on my "first reads" every morning! You've been so supportive of my pillows and I have greatly appreciated it!
xo

Grace said...

Haha, good one! I was sad at first but then I got a bit suspicious. After all, it's April 1st, isn't it?

bugsbstarnes said...

April fool.......?????

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

And you have done such an incredible job!
All the best and hope we hear from you again.
XO

Tara Dillard said...

April Fool?

I even send my clients to your site.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Harrison Howard said...

I hope this is an April Fool's prank Beth. Although I don't leave a lot of comments, I read your blog every morning, and given that it's the only one of its kind, it would be a big loss to the blogging world if it disappears.

Ann said...

No, I don't believe you for a moment. This is definitely an April Fools Day joke. Still, it makes me a little queasy to consider what my morning would be like without you. Yours is my first, and favorite, blog of the day. Thank you for all you do.

Dane said...

No freak'n way! If I hadn't already been pranked by Vitania over on Verdigris Vie I'd have fallen for this...and been so sad.

April Fools has been fun today! It feels like when I was a kid :) TY!

*Bisous*
Dane

Nona said...

I read this, then a few minutes later it hit me -- this has got to be an April Fools joke! Who could ever run out of things to say about Chinoiserie?

sun in seattle said...

Oh my gosh, my heart just sank. I discovered you a few months ago and you are now my first stop in the morning. Thankfully I read the comments and I choose to believe this is an April fools joke!

greenlobster said...

Please tell us you are kidding!

The enchanted home said...

WHAT!!!! NO DON'T GO! You were the very first blog I discovered..I so hope this is an April fools joke. You are like permanently etched in the blogging hall of fame in my book, like one of the "founding fathers" of blogworld, like a grand social doyene of bloggers, do I make my point? i can't imagine seeing my sidebar without your name there!! I look forward to my daily dose of chinoiseire and no one does it like you do...say it isn't so!

caitlin wilson said...

this must be april fools. i love your blog!

Chinoiserie Cheep said...

Only tomorrow will tell us if this is an April Fool's joke or an ironic ending to a prolific and stylish reflection on all things Chinoiserie. I know which one I am hoping for...See you?

Alicia said...

I literally felt a pain in my heart when I read this. I am banking on this being April Fool's debauchery. You are my first stop every morning and after stumbling on your site last summer I literally redesigned my whole dining room to become Chinoiserie. I was finally able to pinpoint my design style thanks to this wonderful blog. Please never leave us!!!!

Judge Ruthie said...

Oh no, you can't go! This must be one of the most diabolical April Fool's pranks ever! I can't imagine beginning my day without a good cup of coffee and Chinoiserie Chic!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Wait, we're just getting started! I almost fell for this and then I remembered your "Belgian" post last year. you are a clever girl...

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

What?!?! But I just found you!
Hoping this is just a joke...

Megs said...

Is this an April Fool? I hope so. I am so inspired by your blog.

Lilly said...

I so hope this is an April Fools Joke!

Butterball said...

We can send you more "CC" stuff! I am devastated :(

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is my first time posting with you, but I found your blog and adore it. The first thing I'd like to do is to thank you for creating such a lovely place to share chinoiserie ideas, and the second thing I'd like to do is to beg you to reconsider leaving. Your blog is gorgeous and very inspirational. Would you even consider posting once a week? Pretty please?

XO,

Sheila

Ross said...

Dear Beth,
No no no PLEASE don't go!
You have been a huge inspiration - at worst, just one or two postings a week? PLEASE, you haven't even shown us your finished dining room!

natona said...

Noooooooo!...

Emile de Bruijn said...

Thank you for all those chinoiserie moments. Chinoiserie Chic will remain a valuable archive about the endless possibilities of chinoiserie.