Saturday, June 14, 2008


This day finds me going in all directions with many Saturday projects to address. On my list, is to play catch up with my friends in blogland. This is a longer post, so if you have time to visit, I will try and catch up over the past week.

Amy of Bunny Rose Cottage and Stephanie from Angelic Accents tagged me with a few questions, so here goes!

1. Five things to do list?

1) Send out some cards to dear friends.
2) Work in my garden.
3) Paint a table, rocker and shelf.
4) Redo 2 window treatments in a guestroom.

2. Favorite snack?

I love to make a plate combo of mild chedder cheese slices, apple slices, and dry roasted peanuts. Very yummy combination!

3. Things I would do if I were a millionaire?
Give to my church, charites and help family and friends.

4. Five places I have lived?

1. Michigan
2. Texas
3. Indiana
4. Ohio
5. Texas twice~ and all in this order and here to stay!

5. Whst I was doing 10 years ago?

Exactly 10 years ago this very month of June 1998, I was designing 10 custom ornaments for the White House Blue Room Christmas Tree to be sent by August.


Rhondi from Rose Colored Glasses tagged me to share favorite things/collectibles around my house. I have so many dear treasures, but here are a few. Be sure and stop over and see Rhondi for links to the others tagged.

Blue and white collection of plates and accessories. This is just one vignette in my cottage cupboard.

Needlework of a cozy cottage. This was found at a tag sale and the outer edge was not finished. I cut it down, had it framed and it hangs in our master bedroom.

This needlework is one I did many years ago for my mother. It is a large fabric and crewel work embellished scene of a sweet girl with her flower cart. All the flowers have lots of details and even the fringe on her shawl is embellished.

Lastly, my angel collections and wall crosses are also long time favorites.

I have lots more favorites, but I am sure that some time or another I will share them with you. I also have not tagged anyone else for these since they are long past and I am sure that many of you have participated already and I hope to see yours when I visit. Thanks for all the tags. As always they are fun and get us to thinking and sharing special treasures.

Cielo from The House in the Roses is also having a garden party to showcase our gardens or favorite features in our garden spaces in honor of the first day of summer June 21st. I also shared a large portion of my garden a couple posts ago, so I will not repeat that here, but scroll down to view if you have time. It will be fun and I look forward to visiting others. Be sure to visit over at Cielo's and join the fun. Her blog is such a delight.

Before I end for today I will share a few of the new designs I have been working on. These include new tray signs that have been requested from the past. The cupcake icing is highlighted with the softest sugar glitter. I will have these treasures and others available near the end of June and first of July in my ebay store and etsy boutique.

Included here are also some soft lavender items, wall plaques, and a few more signs, cake keeper in the prettest soft aqua, pink french bucket and my old silverplate tray with roses and hydrangea. The last picture is an old teapot and 4 layer rose petal cake with glass and bead style cake stand.

Now I will mark off another thing to do from my list for today. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon. But before I end, I want to say HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the dads out there. I hope whatever you have planned for the father, husband, friend, neighbor, uncle or special guy in your life, it is a perfect day and one to remember. I truly miss my father each and everyday, but remember him by honoring my hubby and the great dad that he is. Have a great weekend and till next time~~ Blessings and Blue Skies. Celestina


Connie said...

They are ALL gorgeous, my sweet friend.

Unknown said...

Wonderful post today Celeste! Thank you so much for sharing and playing the tag game!

I LOVE the new goodies you are working on! I HAVE to have the cupcake sign!!!! IT would be PERFECT for my kitchen!!!! Please let me know when it is up. I want to be sure and get it :) I am on a cupcake kick lately! Cant get enough of them!

Love you!

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

The soft and sweet summer air of June has you painting so very beautifully!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

All of your things are so pretty.I used to paint all the time.I just can't seem to get motivated again.Sigh!

Ruth Welter said...

Wonderful work all of your new painted items, they are so pretty.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Celeste! What wonderful treasures you've shared with us. I especially love the needlework you did for your sweet mother & all your angels! I can't wait to see the cupcake art go up for auction! Everything is so very pretty!

Tell Larry Happy Father's Day!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Unknown said...

I love looking at your work, you are such an inspiration for all things shabby chic.

gentle hugs,

kari and kijsa said...

Love all your fabulous goodies- beautiful!!
Happy Father's Day!

kari & kijsa

Charmingdesigns said...

So wonderful. I would love to see a photo of your saw that you painted! If you could, email me a photo...

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Celeste, thanks for posting such a sweet message on my post about my father. I just love your post with all the gorgeous pictures. I especially like all the hand painted things you are currently making, very nice! I scrolled down and peeked at your garden, lovely pictures!
Love, Ann

randi K design said...

Those are very cute, Celeste!
I have been thinking of you lately, need to call you and chat!

Betzie said...

Lovely painting and the colors are all so serene and feminine. That cake cover is gorgeous and my favorite!
Hope you get to relax and enjoy your week! Always a "to do" list it seems...

Just Between Us Girls said...

I love all your work especially the cake saver. I also love your collections and that crewel you did for your mother is REMARKABLE. You know I have a mid century cabinet from a pharmacy which I think you should recreate with your roses. It is an incredible item and I keep thinking of your roses painted on this object. Hope your days are happy. Thank you for all your lovely comments about my work. I feel the same about yours.

Cathy said...


I just noticed you said your painted trays will be available at the end of June. Please let me know when you put them up for sale. I adore the cupcake one!


a Pocket Angel said...

Celestina, Your blog is beautiful and your art just gorgeous!
It's been such fun visiting here.
Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving me the birthday comment.
Blessings & hugs ~Mary~ :-}

Diana Lyn said...

Good Morning, What a nice psot, I feel like I know you better! :o)Our Sun FINALLY came out Sat. and we have all been living outside , it has been so long since we have had nice weather, and another today , so I am playing catch up on posts this a.m., we have been working in the gardens, yard, painting! I need to go and take pics. today so I can post later! Have a great day, Your arworks are beautiful! XO Diana Lyn

Diana Lyn said...

Good Morning, What a nice psot, I feel like I know you better! :o)Our Sun FINALLY came out Sat. and we have all been living outside , it has been so long since we have had nice weather, and another today , so I am playing catch up on posts this a.m., we have been working in the gardens, yard, painting! I need to go and take pics. today so I can post later! Have a great day, Your arworks are beautiful! XO Diana Lyn

Unknown said...

I don't know where to begin, because that painted treasure with the cupcakes took my breath away. I love your favorite things, especially your angel collection. I am so impressed that you created ornaments for the white house. What a memory. I am going to Cielo's party too, and Vanessa from A Fanciful Twist is having a fun party too on June 28th. What a fun post, and I always love seeing your work. P.S. I am having a giveaway on my blog.
Blessings, Karen

Shirl said...

Hi Celeste, what a beautiful post, I love the new things that you have painted, especially the cupcakes. The oval one is so sweet!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose COttage

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Thanks so much for adding the button to your sidebar, sweetie! I've already had vistors from your linkup & I'm sure Connie has, too!!

Did I mention that I'm also loving that painted cake saver & the petal cake, too?!?

Where do you keep your angel collections? I think they are adorable all grouped together.

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Celestina Marie said...

Stephanie, so glad you are getting traffic from the button. The all white angels with no faces are in the upstairs hall, on a drawer mirror that my maid of honor gave us when we got married. The others are in my cottage guest room above a desk area.
hugs, Celestina

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste,

Hi Celeste,

You have such pretty things. Love your work. I wish I had the talent to paint.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Your new creations are gorgeous! I especially LOVE the cake plate!

Have a great week! Hugs, Rhonda ;)

Free Art Printables said...

Cute stuff and I love your porch in the earlier post! Jen R

Unknown said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Yes, Try the twizzler straws you'll love 'em. Loved your tag posts. You have such lovely collections. I especially enjoyed your angels. I have several of willow tree angels that have been given as gifts...just love 'em. You're artistic style is so pretty.

Unknown said...

Celeste...Its no wonder we are such kindred spirits....we love to collect and have lots of them! Yours are just beautiful. I love those angels and have a few of downstairs powder room is in an angel theme.

Your new goodies are darling too! You have been a busy gal I can see.

My room is making slow progress now cause I am bringing the little things up and going thru it all and organizing. Hopefully in the next week this room will be done so I can move on. Its been a bit cooler here so that's been a good way to stay in and work!

Thanks for visiting ya!


kari and kijsa said...

We would LOVE to see your ornaments...great post!

Stop by and visit our mantel party!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Unknown said...

Hi Sweet Celeste! Just checking in on you! Hope you are well. I miss you lots :)

Please give Miss Beazy a kiss on the muzzle for me too :)


Unknown said...

Celeste, I am going on vacation from June 28th - July 6th. Do you think the cupcake signs will be up during that time?? I dont want to miss them :)

Love ya,

Rhondi said...

What a beautiful post! I love all your favorite things. You knew I"d love the blue china and the needlework you did is wonderful. All your ne wprojects are just beautiful as always. Oh and I loved tha mantel/mantle tips too! Guess I just love everything you do.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rhondi

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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..