Thursday, November 26, 2015


Wishing you all a very
Happy Thanksgiving!

See you next week.
Celestina Marie

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Blog Meet to Blog Hops

Happy Wednesday Friends!
I know if you are reading this from the states
you are most likely preparing 
for Thanksgiving tomorrow
or gearing up to visit family and friends for a big dinner.

It is a busy time for all
but recently I took some time out
to meet a blog friend right here
in my own "little" town in Texas.

Just a few minutes from my home and her's,
met for lunch at a sweet 
Country French Cafe near by.

Leslie is the cutest and sweetest girl, very talented
and just as kind and nice as can be.
I so enjoyed my visit as we talked away our lunch.
You can see above,
they cleared the table 
and we kept right on visiting away
 for about another hour.

Leslie gifted me with 
a darling vintage quilt bag,
handmade by her using a vintage quilt.
And the sweetest quilted heart made from fabric 
that was layered and found between the original quilt.
To this piece she stitched the word
LOVE it all~
and the candy of course!!

I gifted Leslie with one of my newest
fabric pumpkin designs
and a tag.

Thank you Leslie for the fun meet up and visit.
We plan to get together again and
do some junkin after the holidays.

And speaking of Texas,
About 20 plus of us Texas Bloggers
are sharing our Christmas decor, homes, 
recipes, tutorials and more,
in a 
Christmas inTexas Home Tour Blog Hop
December 7-11
Hosted by:
Stacey from

Be sure to stop by to visit my tour on the 9th along with the many others
starting on the 7th of December.
There will be a list and links of those participating for you to find easily.
It will be so much fun to see what us Texas gals are up to for Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks again Leslie for the beautiful gift and friendship
and Thank You Stacey for all you are doing to prepare for the Blog Hop.

Wishing you all a very Blessed 
Happy Thanksgiving.

See you next time!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Woodland Tree Base

Most of us have, or had, one or two of these trees.
You know,
the woodland style trees with the real looking trunk.
Evergreen boughs placed from top to bottom
that bend and shape into place.
The bottom of these trees
are a metal base 6 inches square 
for balance.
Trouble is, they are not very pretty.

I decided to give these a new look
so I went through my stash of supplies.

I happen to have burlap on hand~

and cotton batting.

Cut a square of the burlap  around the base,

then added the batting around the trunk and top of the metal square.

Gathered some wire and cut a length about 12 inches.

Next, I gathered the burlap up around the trunk
and tied the wire to secure in place.

Trimmed any long burlap and adjusted the gathers.

Tied a red ribbon around the wire and complete.

Here's  a peek of how the trees turned out.
I placed one on each side of the fireplace.
So much better then a metal base
don't you think?

I'll share the rest of this story
in posts to come.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

Be Blessed~

See you again soon.


Friday, November 20, 2015

A Shoppe Update and Weekend Shopping!

Welcome to 
Weekend Shopping
what's new on the shelves

Before I share what's new,
I want to share my boutique update.

When you are in sales of any kind,
change and redirection is always a good thing.
I've made changes a few times in 30 plus years
it's time for another.

My shop on etsy will now be a sister shop

Still lots of hand painted treasures,
plus more vintage, 
shabby and farmhouse
along with my new fabric art
coming soon.

Also in other news. I'm now on
for my shop
and a
new member of 
Shabby Lane Shops,
an on line shopping mall.
Also, you can find me on

I'm newly starting up all places
so please be patient with me as I learn to navigate
the sites.

Now for some new shopping ideas,
A few weeks ago,
I added picket fence wall art signs.
These two below are the newest.

Other treasures include~

 ~just sold~

and lots more~

Have a great weekend everyone
thank you for stopping by for a visit.
You all are the best!!

~See you soon~
Celestina Marie