Thursday, January 29, 2015

Good Fences

Here in Texas a short drive in any direction will surely turn up many fences.

Like this fence on a trip south towards Hill Country.

Looks like a little repair is needed and I'm not sure what is actually being fenced in here.
Maybe it traveled all around the house at one time and was not replaced when it fell down.
Maybe it was a good fence once upon a time!

Love the peaceful charm of this place.
Could this become a painting?

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Wishing  you Southern DayDreams

Be Blessed

Celestina Marie



Monday, January 26, 2015

Rediscovered Treasures and Home Junkin

Hi Friends~
Hope you enjoyed a nice weekend.

It warmed up here to the upper 60's and was a beautiful couple of days.

I've been going through my stash of goodies
and discovering old treasures still waiting for a redesign.

Like this metal accent table.
It was a yellow sort of color in it's old life before I gave it a coat of 
creamy lace chalk paint.
With a little distress and added aqua stencil,
it has taken on a little beachy sort of look with the shell styled accent on all sides.

It could be perfect along side a chair to place a cup of tea.

Well it was in my etsy shop and found a good home in New Jersey Saturday
so it's on it's way to the east coast!

Then I came across an old crate I've been wanting to paint and got it completed too.

I gave this piece a coat of lace chalk paint except the two sides which got a coat of  light Parisian Grey before the stencil done in charcoal grey.
I lightly sanded over the words to give a time worn look.
To both handled ends,
I did the reverse look with the French stencil design in the grey and the background lace
chalk paint.


It's hard to see in the pics but it has lots of distress all around. 
I wish the grey showed up in the pics, the contrast is really pretty.


Perfect to hold storage in a decorative way.


See the book in the crate?
It's called Rediscovered Treasures
and one of my favorite source of inspiration.

Here's a few pages from the inside.
Written by:
Ellen Dyrop and  Hanna Kristinsdottri
who share their unique style for creating with found treasures
and inspiring displays.

Lovely examples of vintage decor~



Cabinets of treasures and old photos~


Ways to use vintage trays and plates~

Interesting storage and shelving~

Rustic meets gorgeous when displaying this tea pot vignette on an old stool~

A pretty heart hangs on a chair~
Love this!


It's amazing what I'm pulling out of my store room of stash.
The room next to my studio is a store room with lots of shelves to hold goodies after I find them.
You know you got to put the stuff somewhere before you create with it~right?
I'm not fond of clutter sitting around in a mess so this room works perfectly.
Only thing, I put it away so good, I forget what I have.
Do you every do that?

My plan to go junkin the last two weekends didn't work out
but I feel like I still had a good pickin day right in my own storage room
and it got a good cleaning and straightening out too.

Have you rediscovered any treasures at home lately?

Wishing you Southern DayDreams.

Thank you for stopping by.
~Be Blessed~

Celestina Marie


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