Thursday, March 6, 2008


WOW! time fly's when you're having fun. I can't believe this is my 50Th post already since I started blogging last September. It sure has been fun and a wonderful time getting to know so many special people and visiting other beautiful and creative blogs.
Today is a snow day here in the lone star state. I have not seen snow like this for 7 years. It is beautiful and as the large half dollar size flakes fell, it was a pretty site to see. This is a picture looking out my studio window at the homes across the street covered in snow. The purple pansies are in my front garden. They looked so pretty against the background of pure white snow!

I also wanted to send out a big thanks to all my great friends for the dear birthday wishes, cards, gifts, e-cards and calls. You have no idea how special you made my day and I feel so blessed with your friendship.

Here are a few pictures of cards, gifts and birthday dinner!

Sweet treasures from Vickie of Vickie's Visuals! That is a real sugared egg too! Vintage cup, tea towel, bunny, hankie dress with tea.

Wonderful treasures from Ann of Ann's Finds! Love the stone quote, iron garden sign, tea towel and rose sachet,

Gorgeous handmade card from Shirl of Shirl's Rose Cottage. Oh she makes the pretties cards!Sweet spring bunny and Birthday cake cross stitch pillow ornie, handmade by Stephanie from Angelic Accents. Wow this is so wonderful!Treasured altered art card handmade by Karen of Second Hand Rose. Wow she is the master of altered art!!
Black toile with pink accents basket, Victorian fancard and toile night light from Bertie of Aunt May's Cottage. WOW is this gorgeous and goes wonderfully in my toile art studio!
Special handmade and hand painted treasures from Amy of Bunny Rose Cottage. Look at her new featured boxes with the pink chicks and comes with the sweet stuffed bunny and pink bunny ornie. Large pink bunny, candy, hang tag, Toile framed altered art, just gorgeous and handmade card. All over the top special!

This is the restaurant we had my birthday dinner at. Wow it was like being in Tuscany!Inside the restaurant, in the dining room. It is a very Tuscan decor with gorgeous paintings, black crystal chandeliers and gorgeous furniture!

Gorgeous fireplace in the dining room!Black crystal chandeliers throughout the dining room over the tables.Crab Cakes YUMMY!Cesar salads all around and the best ever!Veggie lasagna! oh it was so delicious!!

Chicken and mushroom lasagna!

Bowtie pasta with chicken in Alfredo sauce! Yummy!!Spumoni, Italian ice cream! Little bit of heaven!Tuscan countryside painting as you leave the dining room. Just beautiful!! Loved this! I would love to paint this on a wall in my home, if I had a place to paint it!Beautiful and delicious pink rose birthday cake from my son!!

Thank you once again for making my year so special. I was so blessed and spoiled for sure. Plus, I ate way too much. Glad that birthday's only happen once a year.

New from the Studio this Week!

Spring Rose and ribbon round tray. Soft aqua, white and soft shading!Cottage Garden Rose Angel cradling a sweet yellow bird in her hands!Rose cottage and tulip oval hat box with lace bottom!

Well, it's back to the studio, breaks over. Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed day!

HUGS, Celestina


Natasha Burns said...

Everything is just gorgeous! I love your hand painted new goodies, your food looked delicious and I adore that cake!!!

Unknown said...

Celeste, this was such a beautiful post! I am so glad you had such a wonderful birthday! You deserve it so much. Your the sweetest person I know! I love all of your gifts! Everything is just beautiful and so you!!

Congratulations on your 50th post! Isnt blogging wonderful? I am so happy I started doing it! I have met the nicest ladies.

Your new items are gorgeous as always! I love the angel!!

Love ya lots,

Cathy said...


Your birthday treasures are so beautiful. Everything you received from your friends were 2DIE4.

The pictures of your birthday dinner were delightful. I hope you had the best day ever.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments.


kari and kijsa said...

Happy 50th post! And happy, happy birthday! What a lovely time! Your painting looks fabulous!

kari & kijsa

Hummingbird Chats said...

Beautiful goodies for your birthday. I'm sorry that I didn't know it was your birthday..So here is a late Happy Birthday!!
p.s. love the snow...I'll have to go and visit your shop..hehehe

Ruey said...

Hi Celeste~
Looks like you had a wonderful Happy Birthday to You!
Sorry I missed it..blogging problems, but now they are resolved. I hope you have a wonderful day and an awesome weekend!xxxooo Holly

Connie said...

Oh, it's all lovely! I love italian food - especially alfredo sauce. That plate is gorgeous, chickadee.
Smoochies and love ya,

Sharon said...

Beautiful restaurant, I'll take the veggie lasagna and spumoni please. Love all your B-day gifts, especially the toile basket it was a perfect choice for your studio.

vickie said...

I love this post, Celeste. Each and every item is so special, as you are. So glad you had a wonderful birthday. Love your angel and your new creations!

Mockingbird Hill said...

What wonderful birthday treasures! And, since they are from special friends it makes them even more meaningful..

Happy 50th Post...and Happy Snow Day!


Shirl said...

Happy 50th post Celeste! Your birthday pics are beautiful. Love your new items from your studio. Your work is fabulous! I love looking at your blog!
Shirls Rose Garden

Moorea said...

You have a beautiful site. You are very talented, everything is arranged so perfectly.I really enjoyed visiting!

Just Between Us Girls said...

Happy belated birthday. My gosh what a treasure trove of wonderful gifts. You lucky girl and that birthday cake and the restaurant...simply grand. I am so happy your day was so fulfilling.

Bertie said...

What a lovely post!! I felt like I was at the restaurant with you eating one of those wonderful dishes. Did you have all of those yourself?

Your new items are so gorgeous! As were all of your gifts.

Aunt May's Cottage

kari and kijsa said...

Just came back over to say hi! Come on over and leave this post (or another filled with spring fun!) link to share a bit of spring and wash away those winter blues!

kari & kijsa

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Pretty snow pics, Celeste. It may be another 7 yrs. before we see the likes of this again!

Beautiful birthday gifts for a beautiful friend!

Wow, is that lasagna making me hungry!! :P

Big hugs,
Angelic Accents

Esther Sunday said...

What a special birthday you had! Beautiful restraurant! Did you save me a piece of cake? A corner piece with tons of frosting? Lovely gifts you received!

Miss Rhea said...

Everything is beautiful Celeste, Glad you had such a special day. :) That lasagna looks yummy !!!! :)

Charmingdesigns said...

Thank you for coming over to visit! I have been with the Decorative Painters off and on for the last 25 years. My mom and I use to own a Tole shop up here in Oregon. You do such nice work! Your eggs are beautiful. Laurie

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celestina, Happy Birthday To You!!! It is so nice to meet another artist, thanks for stopping by my blog to introduce yourself. Your work is beautiful, I love your spoons, on your ETSY site, they are so pretty, wow, what a great holiday decoration they would make.

I'm glad I've discoverd your blog and your work. Again nice to meet you.

Anonymous said...

So happy to have you visit my blog. First let me start by saying a Very Happy Belated Birthday. Your birthday restaurant dinner ....yum yum. Now I am hungry. I enjoyed reading your blog very much and will be back. :) Lynn

joyh82 said...

Lovely blog. You have such pretty things!

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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..