Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Today is Ann's birthday! She is my dear sweet friend and owner of Ann's Finds, a vintage and new resale shoppe, local in my area. She finds great treasures from all over our area to offer everything from chic and shabby to antiques and new.
We have a tradition, to spend our birthdays together for lunch, a great visit talking with lots of laughter, and sometimes even do a little shopping. Well today is her day, so we are heading off to lunch and spend a wonderful afternoon. I have hand painted her a special platter in her favorite home decor colors, to use for a candle display that I have included with her gift or she can serve holiday treats on it. This wonderful platter is a Terra cotta plate that she actually found for me to redesign and sell. I added a soft background to highlight holly, pine needles, berries and pinecones. She will be surprised when she sees I painted it for her. See the pictures below. Ann is such a special friend and through the years she has found me so many special pieces that I have redesigned and offered in my eBay store La Rea Rose. I want to honor her today and let her know how much she means to me and how much I value our friendship. SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANN~and may you be continually blessed with good health, happiness and much love.


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Happy Birthday to Ann! Gorgeous plate Celeste. You really know how to put special little details into your painting.

vickie said...

Wow Celeste, that plate is beautiful, a wonderful birthday present for your friend!


Unknown said...

Celeste, what a beautiful tribute to your sweet friend Ann! It sounds like the perfect day of friendship. The tray is beautiful!! So festive, I know she will just love it!!

Love ya,

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Celestina Marie
Celestina Marie

Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..