Thursday, January 24, 2008


Aren't swaps fun? I was so blessed and spoiled to receive a treasure from my PRH sister swap partner Bertie from Aunt May's Cottage! I was so excited to open my package to find it had the most gorgeous fabric heart box inside. WOW~~ is it stunning. The fabric is gorgeous and the embellishments on it simply beautiful. She even added a Victorian picture to the center lace heart that can be removed if I wanted to add another photo sometime.

But wait, open the box, and what is inside, but about 2 dozen of the most gorgeous ribbon roses also handmade by my dear friend. Each one gathered to perfection in a range of colors from pinks, to blues to gold and dark pink. Oh they are yummy and I have spots around my home already in mind as I enjoy them coming out of the heart.

But now there is more. Inside the package was yards and yards of tulle netting from an antique wedding dress with the puffed edge sleeves from a dress too. Well, you can imagine I thought I truly hit the jackpot or Bertie sent me the wrong box. LOL!! Little did I know that she uses the tulle as her packing material. Well packing or not, I love it and will put it all to good use. She finished the entire presentation with a handmade valentine that I truly love and treasure. I should be so blessed!!
But you can be too, by viewing all of Bertie's pretties at her blog and her website. She has lots of gorgeous treasures just waiting to grace your cottage home. Take a moment and go to my favorite blogger list and click on Aunt May's Cottage. I promise it will be worth the time to visit.

Thank you my sweet Bertie!


Unknown said...

Celeste, it is so pretty! Everything is so romantic and feminine! Just perfect for you. Bertie is so talented!!

Love you,

Unknown said...

Oh WOW, I get to be first on this post!!!!

Celeste...Bertie did you good!!! Her things are so beautiful and are at the RIGHT home. Just love it all! You are right you were spoiled...but it couldn't have happened to a nicer, sweter lady!


Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Bertie is such a sweetheart!!!!

Love all the goodies she sent you....the heart box is sooooo beautiful!

Hugz, Dolly

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It is all in true Bertie style. So many gorgeous things in one box! Enjoy Celeste, you deserve it!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Berties goodies for you are just lovely, Celeste!

I had to take another peek at the post below to see all your new items again! I love them all.

Please post a pic soon of your dressform with her roses on it ~ I have a mania for those!!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

vickie said...

Oh, Celeste,I love the beauties Bertie sent! I know you will enjoy them.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Good morning, Celestina! I awakened early and found your comment on my blog. Thank you so much for your kind words!

I'm sipping my coffee, listening to the beautiful music you have on your blog, and enjoying a peek at your posts. Your work is beautiful!

Now, I am off to paint something pink. A girl can't sit idle too long! Thanks, again, for saying hello! Cindy

Esther Sunday said...

Hello Celestina! Thanks for coming over to visit me at Esther Sunday's Journal! So nice to meet you. Goodness, you are a talented critter! I love the teapot, creamer and sugar container below! I'll add ya to my list so I can pop back in! Love, Esther

Secondhandrose said...

Blessed is right! What a lovely collection of goodies. You deserve it Celeste.

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Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love your new blog header, Celeste! Yea, maybe Spring IS on its way!!!

Angelic Accents

randi K design said...

Good morning Celeste!
Just wanted to say I finally opened the box today, and the shelf is even prettier than the picture!! Thank you so much! And the little eggs, thank you! Marita will love it!!

Natasha Burns said...

Beautiful!!!! Lucky you that heart box is full of lovelies!!!

Lori said...

Great Valentine box! So enjoy your site and have added you to my list!! Will visit again soon to Ooh and AHH!! Lori

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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..