Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Last weekend I had a wonderful Saturday visiting one of my favorite antique malls. I found some great items all on sale. I hit the jackpot with discounts from 10-75% off. All these great treasures will surly be so much fun to redesign and hand paint for my shop, La Rea Rose. I will share how they turned out as I get these great items finished. However, the sweet bird vase is for me and I am leaving it just like it is. Isn't it wonderful? The colors are very vivid. Perfect for a spring bouquet.

Now on to the doors. Gorgeous doors! I found these cottage doors in a old calendar and I thought they were so inspiring. Makes me wonder what is behind these welcome blocks of wood. Surrounded by beautiful flowers and well worn. How many people passed through the opening to be welcomed into a sweet cottage with the aroma of something good on the stove, soft music in the background and charming friends to visit. These doors look like they are from places far away, or out in the countryside somewhere. The photos were not marked with their locations, so I can only imagine. When I go for a walk I love to view the doors on the homes I pass. That's were it all begins. The sample of our decor inside, showing a bit of ourselves before you enter. A welcome that invites you in! I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites pictured here. Which doors are your favorites? Next time you take a walk or go for a drive, (as a passenger of course) look for the gorgeous door! They all have their own personality, like the people that live there. See you next time!!
Blessings always, Celestina


Connie said...

Isn't that the most gorgeous song?! You should hear it when 250 people in the ward sing it. Oh my, it is like heaven has opened up and you can just feel the love. I cry and cry when I hear it. Good job, sweetpea! I love those doors too!

Lori said...

you found some real goodies there, i'm sure they will be even better once you add your special touch to them...i enjoyed looking at all of your work in the sidebar, everything looks so beautiful!!!

Unknown said...

Aren't those type of finds the best?!!! Can't wait to see what wonderful and inspiring things you will do with these treasures!

Hope your mother's day was special, just like you!

Those cottage doors are sure neat and like a wonderful stroll down and dirt road path, brids chirping and sweet grass smells wafting through the air...that is what I was reminiscing about as I looked!
Thanks..have a blessed day!
Love and miss ya...Lorena

Lori said...

Oh I love the yummy doors!! I could just pop them quietly open and peek inside! lori

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Celeste! Beautiful color & new header on your blog! Love the music, too.

You found some great items to transform with your magic!

Hmmm, love all these cottage doors, but my personal favorite is the third from the bottom . . . anything framed in lace with that much pink sweetness nearby is a winner with me!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Ruth Welter said...

Celestina...those doors are just gorgeous. I love beautiful doors and windows, they are so inviting, making your wonder what you will see if you pass through the threshold.

Unknown said...

Each one of those doors looks so inviting. They would each make a gorgeous painting. So many treasures holding so much inspiration. I love to go to shops like that and just inhale the eye candy. Blessings, Karen

bee'nme said...

Hi Celeste - just look at all your yummy finds - can't wait to see what you'll do with them, but whatever it is, I know it will be fabulous!! The bird vase is a sweet find - very beautiful... As to my favorites - first off, let me say that they ae all wonderful and it would be a treat and adventure to walk through all of them...but I'm partial to the black one neat the bottom with the panes on top and lace curtains behind - lovely! Thanks for sharing...

BTW, I finally acknowledged and thanked you for the award you gave me on my blog - thank you again my friend!

Hugs and blessings,
Becky S.

Diana Lyn said...

Wow, Good Morning, You did hit the jackpot! I am so jeaoluous(sp) that doesnt look right.anyway... can't wait to see your transformations,,,,,,,please share! Big Hugs Diana lyn

Unknown said...

Beautiful finds Celeste! WOW! I love the vase too, so summery!!

The doors are FABULOUS!!!!!!! I love the white one with the wreath, that is my favorite!

I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day with Ryan, Larry and Miss Beazy!!

Love you,

Unknown said...

What fun. I love the shutters. The pictures of the doors are all exquisite.

vickie said...

Wow Celeste! Great finds, and they will be so pretty when you paint your lovelies on them. Yes, I would love to have one of those awesome doors! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Unknown said...

I love those doors. We have some very old french doors from our old house tha we don't know what to do with. Thety've been in storage for 25 years and have to be from when the house was built. I do love looking at doors. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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Bertie said...

Oh Celeste!! Those doors are wonderful!!! Photos of doors and windows are my favorites. I used to paint them quite often.

I love all your treasures, too, and can't wait to see what you do with them. That little vase is so special!

Miss you, sweetie!

Aunt May's Cottage

marine's words said...

Celestina, I love the doors and wish I lived there is so relaxing just looking at them and your music help! I just love the old world and knew wrold look but I am having a hard time puting it together in my home I painted my formal eating area burgandy and left the rest white I am having a hard tiem puting a color next to it that would look good and I just found some curtians gold at these wonderful story call armores & accents wish I had your talent.marina

Miss Rhea said...

Wow, great haul !!! I'll bet you will have fun sprucing them up. :)

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Celeste,
Your artistic eye certainly found some grand doors. What a clever post this is. I will not be very aware of beautiful doors and what a welcome sight they are.
Thank you Celeste for opening up this view to us and for the kind comments you always leave for me.
Your the best.

Secondhandrose said...

Celeste, what a fun shopping day you had. And the doors....well I wish we all could live in stone cottages with those pretty doors. Thanks for sharing.

Shirl said...

Celeste you found some beautiful treasures, I can't wait to see what you do with them. I love to shop antique malls and flea markets. I love doors and windows, I'm always trying to look as we ride by a pretty one!
My favorite one was the 8th one down. It say Welcome to me.
Blessings to you!

Our Hands For Hope said...

I love these...how interesting the third one down is with the faux molding.. beautiful...
Your studio looks beautiful. Is it staying that neat and clean?

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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..