Saturday, February 9, 2008


WOW! My dear friend Lorri surprised me the other day with a special gift for my birthday. She is a beautiful decorative artist and hand painted this gorgeous keepsake box with a beautiful lilly. We share only a few days between our birthdays the end of Feb. and the first of March. I was going to wait to open the pretty package on the 28th, which is my day, but, I could not stand it, I had to open it early.

This gorgeous box is basecoated in a rich soft black finish and accented with an elegant lilly hand painted on the lid. The colors are rich and beautiful. Her shading and placement is just perfect and I just love it.

Boxes are something I love anyway, so this one is very special. I decided to fill this treasure with vintage gloves that belonged to my mother and grandmother.

Lorri ,if you visit here, I love this my friend and will cherish it always. Thank you so much.

Now, I opened the gift early, but, I am not moving the age up any earlier then I have too. LOL


Natasha Burns said...

Oh it is just gorgeous! She is so talented, as are YOU! Happy early birthday!

Free Art Printables said...

This is beautiful...I love your work!
Jen R

Connie said...

Beautiful, Celeste, as are you!!

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Ouuuu that box is beautiful!
What a sweet friend you have with such talent!

Happy Birthday to you!
My birthday is the 27th!
Pisces babies!

Miss ya bunches,
Hugz, Dolly

Unknown said...

Beautiful Celeste :) I love it. It looks beautiful in your home. I am working on some surprises for you :)

Love you,

Anonymous said...

Oh that box is so pretty and what a great friend to give you that. My birthday is this week on the 15 so we are just a week and a half apart.

Happy Birthday early to you.

Katie said...

Celeste you are so deserving of a lovingly handpainted pretty like that! So pretty!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Celeste, that box is really pretty. I love the black finish with the lily and how perfect, gloves from your mother and grandmother. The perfect thing to put inside. Thank you for visiting me and entering my giveaway!

Cottage said...


It is such a treat to stop by your blog. In such a short time you have created a beautiful inviting place for us to visit and have our senses soothed. Thank you.

I love your beautiful box!! What a gorgeous gift for your birthday, I know you love it.

Happy Birthday, hope it is as sweet as you are.

Mockingbird Hill said...

This box is beautiful and I know just what a special part of your birthday it was!

Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day!!


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Celestina Marie
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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..