Sunday, April 27, 2008


Like most weeks, my studio is a busy place. I would not have it any other way. The need to create is great and I know those of you that design, in all your talented categories, agree. Don't you feel like there is never enough hours in the day to design all the creative treasures you envision when you dream? Each new day brings something new to discover. Sometimes a treasure starts out one way and ends in another. Sometimes, I have to study a piece for awhile as I work on something else. Gazing over at the lonely item waiting for a redesign as I try and imagine, what should you be? How do you see yourself? What sort of new life do you desire in the cottage, shabby, romantic world that I will try to place you in? Who's cottage home will you grace? I just know you want to make someone very special smile. Give a small joy or fill a need for a decorative finish! Team together with other decorative treasures from other artists to achieve that certain cottage look. One never knows how the story will end until the final brush stroke is complete.

I guess these thoughts keep me returning every morning to my cozy cottage studio. So thankful to be blessed in this life to practice an art form that I love. Like my Father once said to me, "Find what you love to do in life, and you will never work another day." So tomorrow, God willing, I will rise again. Get ready for the studio, in which Miss Beazy and I will open the door to another day, another painting adventure and hopefully another dream!
See you again soon ~~ Have a great and blessed day~ Celestina

Here are a few of the new treasures past and present.


vickie said...

Hi Celeste, everything in this blog is so very beautiful. I love your boxes, I love it all. Thanks for sharing.

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

So many beautiful things! Like a refreshing spring walk, it is a real pleasure to see your creations!

Warmly, Ronda

Unknown said...

Hi Sweet Celeste!
Love your new banner and all of your painted treasures! You described how I feel also, about creating and painting my treasures. So now, I need to get my new room started and ready for me to create in!

How are you?
Have a great day! Love ya...Lorena

A Hint of Home said...

I love the way you paint. I always look forward to your blog. I'd love to see your clocks someday. Thanks for stopping by mine. Hugs back to you.

Ruth Welter said...

Just lovely Celestina...I really like all your new items, you have indeed been busy.

I would have to agree with you also, there do not seem to be enough hours in the day sometimes.

Charmingdesigns said...

Your writing is so wonderful. That is exactly how I feel! Your banner and all your goodies are so I go...the need to create is calling me! Laurie

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Celeste, again, I just love your site. I have added it to my favs. I love all your rose painted items, but that colander is just too cute!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Celeste! What a beautiful job you did of describing your outlook each day! I'm sure that is very much the key to your talent & success! Your beauties never cease to amaze me. Today's post is an especially wonderful treat of eye candy.

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Unknown said...

oh Celeste, this is beautiful! I love what your sweet daddy said! It is so TRUE! And I LOVE all of your beautiful goodies, as I always do! That lunchbox is so pretty!

Love you,

Anonymous said...

Your Art is Beautiful! I just Love pink Roses. I have them everywhere in our home. My Hubby is such a good sport. He Loves our home even though it is a bit "pink"!! LOL!!
You are an amazing talent!

Unknown said...

Celeste, I love how you can paint on all kinds of surfaces. You can turn the most simple vessel into a lovely treasure. I know what you mean about creating, even when I am embracing things around me I feel as though an idea is being born. Many times I begin to create something and it takes on a life of it's own. These are the best creations, because I feel led, full of joy and although my hands are doing the creating, I know that this lovely Creative Muse is just visiting. Your father was a very wise man, and I love what he said. Your creations are gorgeous. I wish we lived nearby to each other and we could share ideas over tea. Blessings, karen

Blessings, Karen

Our Hands For Hope said...

Your painting is beautiful. My favs are the birdhouses and the jar with the nest on top....can you tell I'm a more is better kind of gal?

Natasha Burns said...

Wow what absolute beauties you've been working on Celeste!!! I love love love that necklace and everything else for that matter, lol!

Betzie said...

Hi Celeste!
Oh my, yes, I so agree...there aren't enough hours in the day to create all of our heart's desires...but we are blessed and YOU are blessed with a wonderful talent. I love all of your beautiful creations and the colors you use too.

Anonymous said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful. Great job!!!!!

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Celeste your roses are breath taking!
I love the necklace......


Cathy said...

Celeste, I am in awe of your artwork. I don't know how to describe in words the beauty of everything you create. Stunning doesn't even cover it! I am going to show my girlfriend your blog right now.

She will flip out at your amazing treasures.


Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Celeste, All of your creations are just beautiful! Wish I had your painting abilities...what a gift!

Thanks for the get well wishes! :)

Hugs, Rhonda

kari and kijsa said...

SO many lovely goodies!! Beautiful painting, wonderful colors!!

kari & kijsa

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

So beautiful!!! How do I dare pick a favorite, but I think it's the lunchbox. I love it when you paint on the unexpected item!

Shirl said...

Hi Celeste, My goodness have you been busy! Everything is just beautiful! Your painting is so pretty. I love your new banner, what treasures, thank you for showing them to us!
Love You!
Shirl's Rose Cottage

Muriel said...

I Love your site! So inspiring!

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Sweet Greetings Celestina! I agree with Amy, your lunch box is adorable! Of course, so are all of your "pretties". You describe me so well as you speak to your pieces. I look forward to my days in my studio, last night I spent hours playing, then slept for two hours, then back up again. My latest treasure keeps speaking to me! lol.. I love what your father said, it is so true, this isn't work.. it's sheer heaven!

Sharon said...

Hi Celeste, love those shutters and the divine lunch box what a treasure for somebody. I haven't been very creative at all lately but after reading your post think this might be just the nudge I needed.

giulyana said...

Hi,your works are simply fantastic,your creations are very beautiful.

Have a nice day!

by giulyana

Nélia Botelho said...

Olá Celestina!
Fiquei muito feliz com a sua visita e venho espreitar as maravilhas que estão por aqui!
Estou encantada com as sus cores, as flores...tudo tão bonito!
Gostei de ver que, muitas vezes debaixo das suas lindas pinturas há lindos e delicados trabalhos em crochet.
Tenha uma boa semana!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Just popping by to say hi! sweetie!!

I see / hear where you have some new music, very pretty. I haven't added mine yet.

Did you make a new pic of Ms Beazy? So cute. I thought about her today when it was thundering! :0(

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Sandra Evertson said...

Gorgeous! Simply Gorgeous, my favorite is the piece you used for your banner, it truly looks like it came from before 1900!
Sandra Evertson

Hummingbird Chats said...

Hello Celeste, your work is always so beautiful, I just love the lunch box. It is wonderful to come and visit your blog. Katie

kari and kijsa said...

Absolutely beautiful! Just stopping by to wish you a very Happy Mother's Day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Unknown said...

I always feel such a sense of peace when I come to your blog, Celestina. All of your work is gorgeous...especially that lunchbox! WOW! Thanks for sharing such a loving piece of yourself.

gentle hugs,

Anonymous said...

Ciaoo ti scrivo dall'italia... volevo farti i miei complimeti per il tuo blog così raffinato e per i tuo bellissimi lavori!!!! Un saluto dall'Italia ciaoo Morena

Charmingdesigns said...

You have been busy!! Everything looks soooo lovely!!! Congrats, on your Tea for Two. Laurie

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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..