Hooked on Fifi Flowers’ Artwork

by hookedonhouses on April 9, 2009

Welcome to Hooked on Fridays, a blog party I host at the end of each week to celebrate the things we love. Today I’m hooked on the bright and vibrant artwork of Fifi Flowers. Her paintings are so happy that it’s hard not to smile when you look at them. I bought a couple of handpainted bookmarks from her last year that were supposed to be gifts, but they’re still hanging next to my desk, cheering up my home office. One is a bike painting like this that I love too much to give up! I was just checking out her Etsy shop to see what’s new and found this set of chaise-themed notecards. How fun are these?

I might have to frame a few of my favorites instead of sending them off in the mail, though. (You can get more information about the notecards here.)

Garden Chair

She also accepts commissions. Give her a photograph of just about anything and she can make it look beautiful. I asked Fifi to create a button for my Hooked on House Tours blog party last summer. I gave her a photo of a “Father of the Bride” kind of house and she painted it for me (click here to see the original photos). I love the red chaise she added to the front yard:

You can find most of the paintings shown here at her Etsy shop–they’re marked 60% off regular prices, so they’ll probably go fast! Fifi Flowers also has a popular blog filled with eye candy, so check it out, too.

Now it’s your turn to tell us what you’re hooked on. If you have something to share with us on your blog, then add your link below. Just please be sure to:

  1. Add the permalink to the specific blog post, not your general blog address.
  2. You can put what you’re hooked on in parentheses after your blog name. You’ll probably get more visitors that way! Ex: Hookedonhouses (Not So Big Houses)
  3. Link back to the party from your post so that your readers can come and see what everyone else is talking about today!
  4. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and leave comments! That’s what a blog party is all about!
  5. Double-check to make sure your link works and goes to the right page so it doesn’t get deleted! If you come back and see your link is gone, re-read these rules and try again.

{Be sure to visit Fifi’s Fashionable Friday and Melissa’s A Beautiful Life blog parties happening today, too!}

Hooked on Fridays Participants

1. songbirdtiff (bargains…again)
2. Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home
3. DesignTies (Hooked on Chocolate!)
4. maya | springtree road (hooked on handspun yarn w/ free shipping)
5. Things That Inspire (one photo: my personal style)
6. Your home, only better (hooked on terracotta)
7. Authentic Local Foods | Gennaro
8. Jane @ Beach House
9. Kimba (Mod Podge)
10. Kimba @ A Soft Place to Land #2
11. Cooking During Stolen Moments (dried cherries)
12. Maya (A NYC Apartment)
13. TK – (Shutze Award Pics
14. Kendra@My Insanity (growing Easter wheatgrass)
15. Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam(hooked on Easter traditions)
16. Renae Moore
17. velvet and linen (hooked on bloggers)
18. Daly Essentials-Housewives of NYC
19. the BLAH BLAH BLAHger (make your house feel bigger)
20. Styling by Coty Farquhar – Old Vases and old roses
21. housewears (white kitchens!)
22. Elodie (focus on voluntary simplicity)
23. Rochelle @ RoRofusion
24. Mrs. Petrie (classics&vampires)
25. Pretty Organizer- Hooked on Harlequin Tutorial
26. kim at charmed I\’m sure (parties)
27. Fabulously French
28. ImagineCozy (Modern Makeover)
29. Wayfaring Wanderer (Unexpected Adventures)
30. Christine {Claw foot Tubs}
31. TheCincyLife (A Solar City)
32. Julie Neill
33. Linda @ Lime in the Coconut {GORGEOUS tropical book}
34. RetroRuth (Vintage Easter Decorations)
35. Newlyweds (Summer Garden)
36. Angela @ PeonyPatch (Weeping Cherry)
37. Jill (not your ordinary Easter decor)
38. Laura @ Decor to Adore
39. Kelli @ SustainingCreativity (Love)
40. Our Nifty Notebook (Dying Easter Eggs)
41. Making This Home (Dining Tbl Makeover)
42. Cass at That Old House (Matzo Crack!)
43. Supernatural Botanicals – Home Gyms
44. The World According to Isa (Garden Benches)
45. Karla @ It\’s The Little Things…(Thrifty Girls! The Big Reveal…)
46. Tasha @ Hectic Calm (front door redo)
47. Tamara
48. Kristen @ From My Tiny Kitchen (Coffee, espresso & mocha)
49. Patricia Gray DIY Canopy Beds
50. Monkey\’s Momma
51. Deb/Dumbwittellher
52. Onlinehandyman is HOOKED on simple fixes
53. Ramona ~ Easter
54. From the Right Bank to the Left Coast (yellow and gray!)
55. CarolinaMama (Mailbox Madness)
56. Diana@TheDevineHome (Hooked on Habersham!)
57. Kara–luv\’n white
58. POLL Your Favourite Four Poster Canopy Bed
59. TheOldPostRoad (painting, again)

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Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home April 9, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Hi Julia. I love Fifi’s art, too! Cheerful and colorful, and, when you visit her blog, there is always some humor added to everything she writes. She is a delight. I want one of her paintings, too. I just can’t decide which image I want! Thank you for featuring Fifi here, and thank you again for hosting Hooked on Fridays. ~Arleen

Susan Smith April 9, 2009 at 9:06 pm

I’ve always loved Fifi’s work! Happy is the best word to describe it!

Susan

Susan Smith’s last blog post..Earthy Bling for a non-traditional Easter

DesignTies April 9, 2009 at 9:08 pm

My favourite chaise painting is the one with the turquoise chaise and zebra print rug — I LOVE that combination!! :-)

I totally agree, Fifi’s colourful paintings just have to make you smile :-)

Thanks for sharing!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

DesignTies’s last blog post..Hooked on… silky smooth sublime CHOCOLATE!

Kathleen Ellis April 9, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Oh, Julia! This is too funny! My Fashionable Friday post today is all about Fifi’s artwork, too! I guess great minds think alike!
Happy Friday…Happy Easter!
;-D

Kathleen Ellis’s last blog post..Fashionable Friday with Fifi Flowers FABulous Creations….

christy April 9, 2009 at 9:20 pm

I just love her artwork too. Gorgeous and so uplifting!

christy’s last blog post..Sunhats and sunglasses

Jane @ Beach House April 9, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Uniquely colorful art, it’s joyous

Jane @ Beach House’s last blog post..From Donuts to Solar Power

Renae Moore April 9, 2009 at 9:44 pm

I do love her work and I have purchased several paintings from her!
Thanks for posting!
Blessings…

Renae Moore’s last blog post..Happy Passover!

Terry Kearns April 9, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Who isn’t charmed by Fifi’s art?

velvet and linen April 9, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Who wouldn’t love Fifi’s artwork. It is so whimsical and filled with charm.
Have a wonderful weekend, Julie!

xo
Brooke

velvet and linen’s last blog post..hooked on bloggers

Daly Essentials April 9, 2009 at 10:31 pm

I love the collection of the chaise images! So fun!

Daly Essentials’s last blog post..Brad, will you be my gay husband? but please don’t be my decorator!

Maya April 9, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Oh, I was lucky to win a Fifi competition. The pink chair that is featured here: Nautical Wallpaper got the votes to be painted by Fifi…, then I received a card set of her chair collection that I probably will keep for myself too!

Maya’s last blog post..A Seashell Lovers New York City Apartment

Coty Farquhar April 9, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Hi Julia,

Wishing you a wonderful Easter with your family, and thanks again for hosting this fun party.
Fifi is so creative, I have always loved her work and her blog.

xxx Coty

Coty Farquhar’s last blog post..Beautiful Ivy

Fifi Flowers April 9, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Merci Beaucoup for featuring moi!
ENJOY your Easter break!
Fifi

Fifi Flowers’s last blog post..Checking out the Job Market in Paris…

RoRofusion April 9, 2009 at 11:50 pm

Those would make me smile too, I think I need some of those for my office.
I am glad to participate in the Hooked on Party, thank you for hosting.

RoRofusion’s last blog post..Hooked on Friday: Candy Wrapper Bags

Jill@Housewears April 9, 2009 at 11:50 pm

Fifi has a special way of interpreting design with bold colour and a dash of whimsy. It says ‘decor is fun!’ to me…I appreciate anyone who is passionate about something, and her work reflects her passion for art and interior design!

Happy Easter Julia, I’ve deprived myself of chocolate for far too long as of late, so I’ll be popping bonbons in my mouth all weekend, so I should have revised my comment to say ‘Hooked on chocolate!’
Jillian

Jill@Housewears’s last blog post..Housewears Interviews William MacDonald: What’s Cooking in Kitchen Renovations?

PrettyOrganizer April 10, 2009 at 12:12 am

What whimsy! I love the bike in the sand… I grew up at the beach.

Well, I posted a tutorial guest post on painting Harlequin patterns on your walls. It’s long and full of information and plenty of inspiring pics of Jen at The Magic Brush’s many creations! Come take a gander ya’ll

Julia, as usual, fabulous pahty dahhhhling. Love you’re new outfit! heehee.

PrettyOrganizer’s last blog post..Hooked on Harlequin: A Tutorial

Linda@Lime in the Coconut April 10, 2009 at 4:41 am

I LOVE Fifi and her beautiful, original take on life! She did a painting of my daughter (and notecards!) That we treasure…yep…hard to send those cards out!

Linda@Lime in the Coconut’s last blog post..Color inspired…..

Angela @ Imaginecozy April 10, 2009 at 4:48 am

Her artwork is so unique and lively, I love all the toss pillows!

Angela @ Imaginecozy’s last blog post..Modern Make-over

Jeanette April 10, 2009 at 5:09 am

I love Etsy and the artwork you are featuring is absolutely divine. Off to check it out.

Jeanette’s last blog post..Sources of inspiration…

Kathi April 10, 2009 at 5:36 am

Fifi’s art is so bright and cheerful. I love it too! Did you see the painting she did of Maggie at DearDaisyCottage?! It’s absolutely adorable!

Puna April 10, 2009 at 6:11 am

Julia, these notecards are so cute!

jill April 10, 2009 at 7:51 am

Great find! I’ll have to add this artist to my etsy favs!

jill’s last blog post..It’s back…

Christine April 10, 2009 at 8:01 am

I love all the bold colors in her paintings!

Christine’s last blog post..{Love Thursday}

Julie Neill April 10, 2009 at 8:21 am

Fifi’s work is pure delight! Her happy colors and whimsical outlook make me smile. Her pieces are cute and adorable. What a talented artist. Thanks for sharing her with us.

Julie Neill’s last blog post..A Fabulous Visit with Gina & Millie, Brooke and Steve, 2 Julies and a Vamp!

Angela April 10, 2009 at 9:39 am

LOVE FiFi!! I have two of her pieces now and want every single one, but I’m trying to restrain myself somewhat. Thanks for hosting! Happy Easter!
~angela

Angela’s last blog post..Weeping Cherry Tree

Laura Ingalls Gunn April 10, 2009 at 9:53 am

She is indeed truly talented!

Laura Ingalls Gunn’s last blog post..A heart decorated for Easter

Jenny April 10, 2009 at 10:30 am

I love how bright and colorful her work is!

Jenny’s last blog post..More Easter Fun

Cass @ That Old House April 10, 2009 at 10:45 am

I adore Fifi Flowers’ artwork; it has such energy and joy. It makes me smile. Hmm… now I’m thinking she needs to paint That Old House! I sense an anniversary gift in the future.
Have a happy and blessed Easter.
Cass

Cass @ That Old House’s last blog post..A Passover Treat for Foodie Friday — Hooked on "Matzoh Crack"

Isa April 10, 2009 at 11:02 am

I love Fifi and her beautiful artwork! It’s happiness on canvas.
xo Isa

Elodie April 10, 2009 at 11:14 am

She is in deed talented, I love the note cards collection too! happy Easter to you all! :)

Elodie’s last blog post..Voluntary simplicity

Kathy :) April 10, 2009 at 11:14 am

Oh I love Fifi…she is amazing….

I wanted to hop on by and wish you and your lovely family a Happy Easter :) I hope the Easter bunny is good to Lily…

xo Kathy :)

Karla April 10, 2009 at 11:21 am

Too cute! I can’t even pick a favorite…I like all of them! :) Thanks for sharing!

~Karla @ It’s The Little Things…

Karla’s last blog post..Thrifty Girls – The Big Reveal…

Helen April 10, 2009 at 11:45 am

Thank you, thank you for all of this info … I love her work!!!

patricia gray April 10, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Fifi is the best. She did a great picture for me on
one of my blog postings.
Your Mr Linky feature is cool.
Kindest Regards
Patricia

patricia gray’s last blog post..Gardening Anyone?

Monkey's Momma April 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I like her art too. Whimsical and charming!

Monkey’s Momma’s last blog post..A Collection Of Crafty, Artistic and Creative Blogs

Deb Milne April 10, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Her artwork is so playful & fun. I admire the lavender one with the X-legged stool. Ohh…to be so talented.
Fabulous work to Fifi!

Happy a Wonderful Easter with your loved ones Julia

Deb Milne’s last blog post..Those Fabulous Finnish

Onlinehandyman April 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Hi Julia, I don’t know much about art, but those pictures are beautiful. I love the colors!

Have a Happy Easter!

Scott

Onlinehandyman’s last blog post..Does the Brand of Paint Deteremine the Quality of the Job?

Elizabeth April 10, 2009 at 3:53 pm

I love Fifi’s artwork, I agree it’s so happy!

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Ramona April 10, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Great post Julia ~ Fifi is so wonderful and yes…Happy! I love all of the color. Thank yo for another great Hooked on Friday.
Have a wonderful and restful Easter!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Ramona’s last blog post..Drop Cloth Pillows, Coffee Filters and Wheat Grass ~ Oh My!

Debbie April 11, 2009 at 9:08 am

Wow Julia! We are both “HOOKED” on the same thing! You turned me on to Fifi way back when on that “Hooked On House Tours Party” and I’ve been hooked on her ever since. So thank you again for the introduction to her and sharing her again. She’s worthy of this day!

Blessings – Debbie

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from the right bank April 11, 2009 at 1:48 pm

How is it that I’m only just discovering your blog??? I am completely obsessed with houses so where in the world have I been? I can’t wait to browse your archives. And I love the blog party idea – I’ll definitely be taking part!

from the right bank’s last blog post..Yellow And Gray

Susan April 11, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Hi Julia…I, too, have fallen in love with Fifi beautiful art. I just purchased a painting she did of a little tea party on the porch…can’t wait until it arrives. :-) Love the piece she did for you, too! :-) Susan

Susan’s last blog post..Pink Saturday and a Little Spring Tablescaping…

laura @ the shorehouse. April 12, 2009 at 12:52 am

I’m hooked on Mlle Fifi, too! I just love the painting she did of my bicycle (similar to the one in your post) and have a couple “Fifis” in my collection now. :-)

laura @ the shorehouse.’s last blog post..Go ahead…make my day.

divinephoenixegg8 April 13, 2009 at 3:57 am

Hooked on Houses,

Happy Easter,

Marjorie

Ivy Lane June 13, 2009 at 10:04 am

I am hooked on the garden chair painting!! Thanks for sharing some of Fifi’s finest!! Happy PINK Saturday!

Ivy Lane’s last blog post..Here’s to a great PINK Saturday!

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