Wednesday, December 12, 2007

THE FACES OF SANTA!

Seven years ago I started to collect and paint Santa's. I do not have a real large collection, but enough to be called one anyway. Some I have painted and others were gifts over the years. I have them displayed throughout our cottage home in a variety of places. Each holds a special place in my decor and so enjoyed once a year when they come out of sleeping to bring in Christmas and the New Year!




These Santa's above were so fun to paint and study from a couple of my favorite designs in the Decorative Artist. I love the details in the faces and the goodie bag that santa carries!




12 comments:

Bertie said...

What a magnificent collection of Santas! I love the one holding the bird. You have such a wonderful eye for color and shading. I've always been impressed with that in your work. Thanks so much for sharing!

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

Sharon said...

Celeste you have a magnificent collection of Santa's, I especially love your hand painted old fellows.

Natasha Burns said...

my goodness your santa faces have so much detail and they are so beautiful!!! you're one talented lady!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Celeste, your santas are beautiful, especially the ones you painted. Thank you for letting us see your gorgeous collection.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Celeste,
I love your santa collection! I love the pink one :) ANd the one in the kitchen! The season's wreath is so CUTE!!!
Thank you so much for entering my giveaway and sharing your wonderful family traditions with me! I just loved reading them. They are so special.

Love ya,
Amy

rosechicfriends said...

Celeste...Your Santas are just wonderful! I would love to have a couple of larger ones like you have displayed. And of course, as usual, your eye for detail and creativitiy abounds!
I finally got my small collection out and your sweet painted Santa, is on my mantel with a few others! I just love him and put him by my chair where I can look up at him and remember you!

What a cheerished friend you have become! God Bless and MERRY Christmas!!!
Lorena

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh your Santas are lovely, especially the ones that you painted. I too love Santas and have a growing collection. This year I painted chalkware Santas for gifts...I loved the process. I have the same one holding the gingerbread house. We must be kindred spirits. Your talent for painting is incredible. Karen

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Wow Celeste, what a talent you are. Your Santas are just beautiful, the detail is amazing.
Thankyou so much for popping by my blog. Im so glad to have found your blog now :)

Shannon :)

Kathy ~ Shabby Roses said...

Hi Celestina,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. It was lovely to meet you!
I love all of your Santas...the painted ones are just gorgeous!
Kathy :)

Kari & Kijsa said...

Wow....you are so talented! We truly adore all of your Christmas stuff...especially those painted spoons!

Merry Christmas blessings,

kari and kijsa

vickie said...

Celeste, I love your beautiful santa collection,especially the ones you painted. I love your mom's crochet angel, so cute.
hugs, Vickie

Stephanie said...

Oh, Celeste, you are a girl after my own heart!! I ADORE Santas! The large one you painted is absolutely SPECTACULAR!!You have such a glorious collection of both Santas & angels. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I'm so enjoying my beautiful Santas you have painted for me. They surround me with love!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

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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..