Monday, September 1, 2014

Good Bye August, Welcome September

Happy September Everyone!

I want to take a moment to thank you for stopping by my spotlight feature this past weekend
Your visits and kind comments were very special to me and I appreciate you taking the time
on a holiday weekend.
I am in the process and will continue, to visit each and everyone of you.
Thanks again Kris, 
for inviting me to be apart of the fun!


Summer seemed to fly by this year!!

Even though the temps are still soaring here in Texas~

We are ready to ring in a new and hopefully cooler season.

Looking back at summer we made wonderful new memories.

Enjoyed special times here at the pool and probably will enjoy a few more before we pack the rafts away.

My flowers are still giving a beautiful and last show.

Brought inside before the fall decor takes their places.

Colorful are the roses still gracing my days with their sweet fragrance.

As Autumn approaches, I have many new projects in the works,
 like this night stand getting a redesign.

Remember I found this last weekend?

Well, Mr. LJ is adding these great wood turned feet I found
to raise it a bit.
 Once complete, I will paint it and try and work some magic 
to make it special for a guest room.

The fall tubs of decor are brought down from the attic
and ready to open and decorate.

I'm always surprised when I open to find things I totally forgot about.
It's like receiving new gifts just waiting to be showcased around the house.

Fall is such a special time of year.
I love the cozy days once they arrive.

My shop on etsy is ready to fill with new goodies 
and newsletters to write sharing what's arriving soon.

New memories to make and many to look back on..

Are you looking forward to the new season?
Do you decorate for fall?

Wishing everyone a great fresh start to the new month
filled with many blessings along the way.

See you soon 
till then,
Southern DayDreams

Celestina Marie

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Spotlight Feature at Junk Chic Cottage

Hi Friends,
Hope you're having a nice weekend.

Today I have the honor of being in the Spotlight Feature at,
Life Behind the Blogger
at Kris's blog
Junk Chic Cottage.
I would love for you to visit there and share in my little feature.

Thank you Kris for inviting me to participate in the spotlight.
It has been fun 
and I have enjoyed visiting and meeting the many others that have been featured too.

Thank you friends for stopping by and visiting over at Kris's blog.
I know you will enjoy her blog
thanks in advance for leaving a comment.

Comments will be turned off  for this post so you can visit 

Have a great weekend.
Celestina Marie

Monday, August 25, 2014

Just a Few "Gone Junkin" Finds!

Hi Friends
Hope your week is off to a great start.

Last week I found some great new treasures for my etsy shoppe and
perfect for a redesign.
I can hardly wait to get started

You know I love to find these old vintage lunch boxes.
Paint, trims and more will give these  "a new life"

What a treasure this leather and wood box is.
Lots of plans for this beauty.

This vintage bowl has lots of charming distress and I love the raised flower design.

Perfect for a fall shabby rag basket is this wire treasure with handle.
I was also thrilled to find this bag lot of wine corks.

This little shelf  with a plate tilt is going to be wonderful repainted with chalk paint.
Great details on the bottom.

Love this darling little butlers helper, or vintage server.
Whatever it was used for in the past, it has a "new life" coming soon.

This little wood box is a fun find and perfect to accent and change the paint color leaving the 
graphics in place. 
I think this one will be perfect to hold crochet hooks or sewing machine bobbins.

LOVE this rug and I am thinking of a chic painted graphic around the flowers for this beauty, which is perfect for fall. Great Autumn colors.

The best find of the week is this wonderful wood night stand.
Inside was marked "Made in Brazil"
I have plans for a complete redesign with chalk paint, distress
and accents
Maybe I'll take out the drawer and replace it with a basket drawer or leave it and change the knob.
Not sure, but I will share the "after" when I complete this wonderful find for a guestroom
night stand.

I better get to creating. 
These goodies (except the night stand) will find places on the shelves in my etsy shoppe soon.
Nothing like a few new treasures to motivate my creativity.

Have you found any junkin treasures lately?

If so, Happy Creating and Decorating!

Celestina Marie

p.s. as always thank you for your comments and a warm welcome to all new followers.
Enjoy the day!