What a surprise!!!

/What a surprise!!!

What a surprise!!!


I was so surprised, but oh so pleased when my friend Céline, of the French blog Céline Chollet Aquarelles, emailed me that she had a surprise for me and that I had to visit her blog to discover what the surprise was!

Céline had to make some aquarels for a new exhibition in the Musée d’Art Naïf de Noyers-sur-Serein (http://www.noyers-et-tourisme.com) and she decided to make an aquarel of my orangery because the warm color palette and the sober character of the Belgian interiors inspired her, she told on her blog.

Can you imagine how surprised I was landing at her blogpage and discovering this most beautiful aquarel of my orangery?!!


Can you believe Céline realised her aquarel using only a few pictures of my orangery of which I posted some pictures once?!

Here you see  some of the pictures Céline had filed on her computer.foto's 044 

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Céline behind her desk, working at the aquarel of my orangery.


And this is the finished aquarel of our orangery!!!Orangery aquarelle Isn’t it amazing??!! I just love it!!


To read Céline’s post about the aquarel, click on logo of Céline Chollet Aquarelles. Céline Chollet Aquarelles

If you don’t know Céline yet, you really should visit Céline’s beautiful blog and discover her most amazing aquarels at http://wwwboitedaquarelles.blogspot.com/

So I am a lucky person to have a friend as Céline! And I do hope to meet her in person one day!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH CELINE !!! You are a wonderful friend!


Wish you all a wonderful and happy weekend!



By |2018-07-11T10:56:40+00:00September 24th, 2011|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , |31 Comments


  1. Carla@DesignintheWoods Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 7:17 PM - Reply

    Really beautiful! She's very talented!

  2. Home and Lifestyle Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 7:29 PM - Reply

    Jullie kunnen allebei trots zijn…het ziet er prachtig uit!

    Een heel fijn weekend Greet! Lieve groet, Ingrid

  3. Jenny Schouten Short Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 7:33 PM - Reply

    It is a beautiful watercolor of your room.
    She captures the textures nicely. xo Jenny

  4. Acquired Objects Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 8:14 PM - Reply

    What a kind and generous gift I love your new watercolor. Celine is very talented but she had a good subject with your beautiful orangery. I'm off to visit Celine's blog. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  5. A Gift Wrapped Life Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 8:16 PM - Reply

    How wonderful! Such a gorgeous gift and talented friend. I will happily immerse myself in her website for hours I am sure. XO

  6. eclecticrevisited Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 9:18 PM - Reply

    Oh Greet,
    I love it!!!
    so wonderful to have such a pretty watercolor
    of your lovely orangery…
    and excited to see it framed and hung in your home..
    please post pics soon…

  7. Blue Muse Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 10:26 PM - Reply

    Oh, Greet – I remember when you posted the photos of your orangery. It took my breath away. Your home is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Truly.
    The watercolor is amazing. What a wonderful gift from such a talented and generous person. I am off to read more about her.
    Enjoy the weekend,
    xo isa

  8. Cindy Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 10:36 PM - Reply

    Hello dear Greet,
    The aquarel is really beautiful! Your orangery is so lovely, it could not help but be nice.
    I have not had a chance yet to see about getting my blog attached to an email. I will as soon as I have time. I just got back from my trip out west and I have been run off my feet, I am having company for the next month, so things will be out of sync around her for a while.

    Hugs, Cindy

  9. Chris Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 5:16 AM - Reply

    Salut Greet!
    Je lis le blog Celine Chollet Aquarelles! Mon Francais c'est ne pas tres bon mais j'essaye de gros effort port faire. Son aquarelles sont tres belle. Je pense que le tableau de l'orangerie c'est magnifique! Quelle surprise
    por toi, un surprise grand!
    Bon dimanche!

  10. Anna at the Doll House Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 10:03 AM - Reply

    I am not surprised that she felt inspired by the photos of your beautiful room. The result is quite charming.


  11. The enchanted home Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM - Reply

    Its gorgeous Greet but then again she had a beautiful room of inspiration to start with! I love it…..

  12. Castles Crowns and Cottages Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 12:53 PM - Reply

    THIS is total bliss, beauty and a dream dearest Greet. Your home is JUST PEACEFUL and then Céline's beautiful vision and skill just blend in so perfectly with your home and heart. Oh this is so wonderful! Anita

  13. Anci Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 1:19 PM - Reply

    It was a wonderful surprise ! The aquarel is really nice. I'm impressed by people that can paint like that !


  14. Teresa at Splendid Sass Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 2:40 PM - Reply

    Greet, such a kind surprise. I love the finished watercolor! So beautiful.
    Have a nice Sunday.

  15. penelopebianchi Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 10:09 PM - Reply

    What a lovely surprise! Love your blog and love your work!

  16. Acanthus and Acorn Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 11:26 PM - Reply

    Beautiful interiors make beautiful art! Wonderful introdution to Celine's talent.

  17. The French Tangerine Monday, September 26, 2011 at 5:18 AM - Reply

    Love it! What a beautiful rendition!

  18. Barbara@HausDesign Monday, September 26, 2011 at 6:52 AM - Reply

    What a lovely rendition of an already breathtakin room! What a compliment to your taste! It's beautiful…

  19. designchic Monday, September 26, 2011 at 1:30 PM - Reply

    You know your orangery is one of my favorite rooms ever, and the fabulous watercolor is such a great gift. Must head over to check her work!

  20. Splendid Willow Monday, September 26, 2011 at 2:05 PM - Reply

    I can't draw to save my life so to me this is extra amazing. (The image of Tina by the desk looks like it is taken out of a movie set!).

    Your orangery is a dream and of all the interiors she could have chosen – she chose the best!

    Happy new week – to you both.

    ox Mon

  21. Luciane at HomeBunch.com Monday, September 26, 2011 at 2:09 PM - Reply

    What a sweet surprise!!! You're admired and love in this blog word, Greet and you deserve it all.

    She's incredibly talented.

    Have a blessed week!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  22. CÉLINE CHOLLET Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3:41 PM - Reply

    Merci Greet !
    C'est une surprise aussi pour moi aujourd'hui !
    Que c'est agréable de voir les réactions sympathiques de tout le monde !
    Il y a tellement d'intérieurs qui m'inspirent…
    Bonne semaine, bons baisers,

  23. Love Where You LIve Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3:42 PM - Reply

    This is very pretty! What a lovely surprise! I plan to now go check out her blog. Have a great week, -s

  24. Renae Moore Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 12:36 AM - Reply

    What a special blessing of love outpoured to you! I remember when you posted your orangery as well. I get a bit green with envy when I see such fab talent in artistry!

  25. michele Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 3:49 AM - Reply

    oh greet, it's simply gorgeous. and the colors sooooo speak to me!


  26. Kifus Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 5:56 PM - Reply

    I love aquarels, and this one of your orangery is simply beautiful. Wouldn't it be lovely to be able to paint like that. Celine is truly gifted!

  27. Meta Musings Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 10:55 PM - Reply

    Gorgeous! So belgium chic! xx

  28. Ideezine Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 2:37 AM - Reply

    This is such a good thing! All the best to you.

  29. The Paper Mulberry Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 10:32 AM - Reply

    Oh Greet how lovely, Celine's painting is gorgeous! The subject is truly divine and has to be one of my favourite rooms in your scrumptious house! With biggest hugs from an old farmhouse in England – Glenda xxxxxxx

  30. Philadelphia Insurance Company Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 6:58 AM - Reply

    I have no words to describe the beauty of this blog. Thanks a lot.

  31. Shayari Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 2:18 PM - Reply

    What a beautiful post!!

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