Monday, August 18, 2014

Returning Home~

Hi Friends
Hope you all had a great week.
We are back from a wonderful 10 day vacation
celebrating our anniversary
and I am looking forward to visiting and catching up with you soon.

Today I am back in the studio and so happy to be creating again.
I have lots of snaps to sort through and share from my travels.
Here are just a few to start.
Can you guess where we are?

We relaxed by wonderful water scapes. Taking time to enjoy nature.
The gardens in every direction were amazing!

We took in the sound of waterfalls at every turn. Walking along flowing streams that seemed to sing
their own songs.

We dreamed by the pretty Koi ponds. Mesmerized by their beautiful motions in the water.

We enjoyed the many displays of gorgeous flowers on long walks. Each and every space 
of land so beautifully designed.

It was a blessed time and a joy to relax and be thankful.
Another year, another anniversary and another memory maker!


I'm so glad you stopped by today and thank you for visiting while I was gone and your kind comments.
I have missed you all and will be around to visit soon and catch up with everyone.

Have a wonderful day!

Celestina Marie

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Garden of Fairies~

Hi Friends,
I am still enjoying some down time~
and it looks like the fairies in my garden are enjoying some relaxing time too.

This is a little area in my side garden~

Trying to become a place where the fairies live.

They seem to dream and watch the flowers grow.

The little birds are so happy they moved in.

I hope the fairies decide to stay in my garden.

Do you believe in Fairies?

See you soon~

Till then,
wishing you
Southern Day Dreams

Celestina Marie

Monday, August 11, 2014

Small Glove Box~ Lacey Redesign

If you have followed me for awhile~
you know I love to redesign vintage glove boxes.

This one was a great little find.
A bit smaller then the others I have found in size and shape,
but perfect  to work with.

In good condition and ready for paint right over the vintage vinyl surface.

So I proceeded to paint this one inside and out in my favorite lace color chalk paint by folk art.

Then with bits of vintage  lace,
I covered the surface inside and out.

To the lid, I painted faux leaves in a creamy white
and add another layer of vintage doilies.

Placing the fabric roses, leaves and trims in decorator cake like fashion,
is pure joyful play.
Romance in shades of white~~~

Pearls, silk flowers, and a few rose gems grace the top.

Inside is lined with more lace and trims, silk flowers and edging.

Fabric flowers in shades of whites and creams for a tone on tone style.
Like icing a cake, perfect for a wedding or anniversary gift.

Beautiful to store treasured peals or a few hankies, vintage gloves or love letters.
For the dreamer in us all.

Lastly, lace edging all around and this pretty is complete
and ready to fill the shelf in my Etsy shoppe.

It is amazing what a little paint and lace can do.
Do you have a glove box to cover?
It's so much fun.
Give it a try.
if you have a fabric  glove box, well, you can paint right over that surface too
or let the color show through the lace for a little style change.

Thanks for stopping by
and welcome to new followers.
So nice to meet you.
See you soon.

Speaking of Anniversaries,
I'll be off for a bit, celebrating my 41st wedding anniversary.
See you when I return.

Wishing you Southern DayDreams 

Celestina Marie