Thursday, July 10, 2008


What a beautiful blessing books hold in our lives. To pick up a book and escape to a place or idea, is a real thrill. Books can take us anywhere we want to go. Giving us valuable information and inspiring us on any topic we choose. For me, books have always been a joy ever since I was a small child listening to stories my Mother would read and visiting the Book Mobile in the parking lot of my elementary school. I was hooked from that moment. I love so many types of books, from a good story, learning books, spirit building volumes and of course, decorating books. I thought it might be fun to try and have a book review at least once a month, sharing a title or more with inside pages of books I enjoy and turn to for inspiration and reference.

The first I'd like to share is titled, "Putting the Heart in Your Home" by Jean LemMon~
This book is warm with gorgeous indoor and outdoor pictures and inspirations for the comforts and ideas to enhance our homes. With categories for moods to relax and create.
Just look at these gorgeous inside pages. It was hard to choose just a few for now. This book graces my coffee table and wonderful to pick up at anytime and learn something new.

Another favorite is Nell Hill's " Feather Your Nest" It's All in the Details, by Mary Carol Garrity

Filled with comfort yet elegant, soothing and tasteful. Each page is chock full of ideas and reads like a story. Brings you in and relates through style and details. Like the cover says, It's All in the Details!
Here are a few inside pages.

I have barely scratched the surface to the wonderful pages in these 2 books. If you have them, you already know what I mean. If not, I know you would enjoy these two titles.

Award Time "Brillante Weblog Award"

Today I had the kind surprise of receiving this award from Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage, and Cathy at Treasured Heirlooms. Congrats to both lovely ladies for receiving this honor and Thank you so much for passing it on to me.

Now it's time to pass this award on to 7 more Brillante Weblogs. This is always so hard because I love so many and would rather pass this on to everyone in blogland. I did go over the limit just like Cathy did. Here are the rules for the award.

1.Display logo and link to who gave it.
2.Nominate at least 7 blogs.
3.Add links to those 7 blogs
4.Leave the nominees a message that they received the award.

Passing this award on to:
Time Enough
Thinkin of Home
Edie Marie's Attic
Hummingbird Chats
Joan's Journey's
Just Between Us Girls
A Hint of Home
The House in the Roses
Thank you for stopping by and till next time, Blessing and Blue Skies!


Unknown said...

Hi Celeste! These books look beautiful! Definitely some I need to check out! Such gorgeous pictures!

I love the song playing on your blog :)

You are the sweetest blogger and definitely deserve every award! You have picked some beauties to hand it down to too :)

Love you,

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Congratulations on your newest award, Celeste!

Oh, those books look wonderful, especially the Feather Your Nest one. I need to try to find that!!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Just Between Us Girls said...

TADAAAAAAAAAA CELESTINA MARIE....IT IS OFFICIAL....YOU ARE THE LUCKY WINNER OF THE TRAYS IN MY RANDOM DRAWING. Also thank you very much for the award...I am not sure I know how to do all of the things I am suppose to on my blog that you requested but I will try to find help. Have a wonderful day and do send me y our shipping info.

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

Good morning, sweet Celeste! What wonderful and inspirational books, and those photos!!

Congratulation on your latest award! It is well deserved for all the time and devotion and effort you put into your beautiful blog!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Celestina!
I'm so honored you would think me worthy of an award! I can't thank you enough!! It really touches my heart.
I'm glad you liked my little fairy post. My son is so talented! I am what I call a "copy artist". Show it to me and I may be able to do it. Russ is a "true artist", it flows from his mind and heart to whatever media he choses. I love his ability!
Your book post is wonderful! I just bought a wonderful decorating book for my coffee table and I think I will follow in your steps and do a post on it soon if you don't mind. I also went to the book mobile! It stopped in my neighborhood every 2 wks and I would ride my bike to the boulevard where it parked. I would chose a book and put it in my basket and peddle home to read. My favorite book was Sandy and the Balloons. What great memories... Thank you!!! Hugs, Sherry

Betzie said...

Thank-you so very much for the award and you surely deserved yours!!
I love visiting you and am so happy to have found your blog this year.
The book idea is really neat. I also love decorating books among so many others and this is a great way to share!

Connie said...

Aren't books wonderful???? And especially the decorating ones! You deserve any award that is out there, my sweet rose chick!
Smoochies to Miss Beazy.......;-)

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your award. These books look lovely. Blessings, Karen

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste,

Congrats on your award and thank you so much for thinking of me. I will make sure I pass it on. Those books looks so pretty, thanks for sharing them. Thanks again for the award and I hope you have a great weekend!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Celestina
I used to visit the bookmobile when I was young too. Thanks for sharing these beautiful books with us. Congratulations on the award too.
HUgs, Rhondi

Unknown said...

What lovely books. Congrats on your award. You certainly do deserve it. I always enjoy reading your posts and I enjoy your visits/comments on my blog, as well.

Ruth Welter said...

Beautiful books Celestina...I love home decor books and magazines...mostly magazines I would say, they are an addiction. I've gotten to clipping pages out of the older ones, so I"m not saving magazines that are years old. Like I said, definately an addiction.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Hi Celeste!
Thank you for the book reviews! I have Feather Your Nest, but the other one looks really enjoyable. I think I just might have to get that one!

Congrats on the deserve it..

Devonia said...

Celeste, Just wanted to personally thank you for thoughts while I was down and out. Thank you so much! Books are my weakness and my pleasure so I will be looking forward to your reviews. (Drat, *I* was planning to pass the same award on to you and you've already received it.) Congratulations!

Natasha Burns said...

Those books look so beautiful Celeste, thanks for sharing them!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Thank you so much Celeste for the award and the kind words. I will be posting and passing this award soon.

Hummingbird Chats said...

Hello Celeste,
Thank so very much for the award, you are so wonderful and the sweetest blogger. I love to come visit you blog, it always makes my day. The books are just great. I don't think I could make it thru the day with out having books around. Now all I need to do is figure out how to do the links on my blog, it maybe a little to much for me. hehehe I wiil have to get my DS to do the tech work. Again,thank you so much. ~~smiles~~ Katie

Sandra Evertson said...

They look Fabulous! I will have to pick up a copy!
Congrats on the award!
Sandra Evertson

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Celeste! I am going to try and find these books you featured! They appear to offer invaluable inspiration! Very interesting!

Congrats on your awards! :)

Hugs, Rhonda

vickie said...

What a beautiful post, Celeste. The books look wonderful, great pictures. Stay cool!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

My oldest daughter, I am so excited will be visiting me pretty soon, when she was a little girl loved ballerina shoes. And so the picture reminds me of her as a little girl. And the quilts and roses remind me of mom. she loved having both. and I love pink roses too. You have a very lovely blog. thanks .

CIELO said...

Thank YOU, Celeste for passing onto me this precious award....I guess is never too late to give THANKS.... please accept my gratitude from the bottom of my heart.

Whishing you the sweetest evening...



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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..