Friday, February 1, 2008


My mail carrier brings the best treasures and today was one of those special days when something pretty arrived from Connie of Rose Porch Designs and blog~Living Beautifully. Recently she has been designing gorgeous aprons and she had one I could not live without. It was a shabby rose with black check accents and beautiful details. Wow, does Connie ever make the prettiest aprons. I tell you, her workmanship is awesome. So today it arrived and I was more then delighted to add this gorgeous creation to my cottage.

I also recently entered her give away on her blog for a pretty hanging tea cup that she created. I never win anything, but, to my surprise I won and that was also in the box. Talk about another beautiful piece. It is just darling with a pretty rose pattern and filled with moss, dark pink rose and leaves all tied with a sheer white ribbon for hanging. I can't wait to put this pretty in a place of honor too.

And lastly, she sent me a pretty french inspired soft burgundy box with bees scattered all around, just because she thought I would enjoy it. And, truly I do. I love boxes and I have already placed this one on the tub ledge filled with a few goodies for a luxury bath. That may not happen, but it sure looks good. LOL!

Thank you for letting me share my mailbox treasures. Take a moment and visit Rose Porch Designs from my list of favorite blogs below to the right, and then link to her ebay store to view more goodies made by Connie. Connie is also the group leader to Pretty Romantic Homes on ebay. This week she is featuring a series about Cottages, indoors and out, on her blog. She has some beautful inspiring pictures to share. Don't miss this special series!
Thank you my friend!

The above picture is our master bathroom tub area. The walls are soft light yellow with dark pink, soft pinks, red and sage accents. The combination is soft and pretty and follows into the bedroom attached. I will show more pictures of that at another time.


Bunny portrait~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Pink and Aqua lace rose jar set~~~~~~~~~Porcelain necklace pendant~~~~~in goldtone or silvertone!Tea pot keepsake box~~~~~~~~~~~

Toile Storybook Cottage box with nursery rhymes for the toile and Little Bo Peep on the lid. These and other treasures can be viewed with descriptions in my eBay store, La Rea Rose. Click on the link at the top of the blog, to the right, to visit. Thank you for stopping by and please come again soon. Celestina Marie


Rhondi said...

Hi This is my first visit to your blog. Seeing the Decorative Painter's logo on the sidebar brought back so many memories so I just had to comment. Back in the 1960's or whenever it was that the society started my mother took a decorative painting course by correspondence which began a long career as a dec art teacher. My sister and I both painted and eventually taught classes also. We took lessons from some of the original great painters who began the society: Mary Jo Leisure Peggie Hobbs and Doxie Keller are the only 2 names I remember at the moment. Thanks for the memories! Rhondi

Unknown said...

Everything is stunning as always Celeste! Are you going to list the necklaces? I just adore the bunnies you have been painting!

The items from Connie are lovely! She does beautiful work! And I am so glad you won her drawing!!!

Love you,

kari and kijsa said...

What a beautiful delivery!! So many wonderful treasures!! The apron is fabulous!!

kari & kijsa

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Connie's goodies are all so special! And I just can't wait to see more of your bathroom & master bedroom! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home with us all!

The hp treasures are adorable, too. I especially love the teapot oval box!!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Natasha Burns said...

How lovely are the goodies from Connie!! Oh and your bathtub area... wow!
The bunny you painted is just so sweet beyond words!

Mockingbird Hill said...

Love this apron...something about pink and just makes a statement! And..congrats on your win. Having just been a winner myself, I can appreciate how special you feel ;)

Your painted pieces are so special..I wish I had just a teeny bit of your talent **sigh**


Unknown said...

Oh your goodies from Connie are just wonderful! She is a talented and wonderful seamstress, that is for sure!

And..I just love your new Spring lovely, sweet and just right for the season. dear friends!

Kingswood Food and Craft Market said...

HI Celeste !
Thankyou for popping by my blog again :)

Oh i am just in love with your bathroom! How utterly gorgeous, you'd never get me outta that tub!

Isnt it so exciting when parcels arrive in the post! Even better when they are so sweet like your goodies from Connie.

I love all your new creations so much, you are so talented!

Shann :)

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous post full of so many beautiful creations. I have an invitation for you...

You are invited to a World-Wide Giveaway. How nice...just in time for Valentine’s Day. Stop by my post today and leave a comment to enter mine, and follow the yellow brick road to the links to skatey-eight bloggers from around the world who are participating. Have a lovely day. Blessings, Karen

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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..