Saturday, July 19, 2008


Well, summer is a darling and the kind and generous Pat from Summersdarling had a giveaway last week! Hooray!! to my surprise, I won!! The gift was these two gorgeous vintage black and floral trays. I love them! Oh they are stunning and I have many areas to display and enjoy them. I found the perfect spot, for now, in my kitchen in two plate racks making them easy to reach, use and display.
Also Pat so lovingly wrapped the trays in black, green and pink vintage barkcloth. I will for sure do something special with this delicate fabric. The fun is always in the packaging and Pat used pretty paper to wrap the shipping box, plus added a sweet best friends graphic on the front!

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH PAT! I will truly treasure these beauties! Make sure and stop by to visit Pat at Summersdarling, Just Between Us Girls! She is highlighting a featured artist and her shop pictures are so inviting.

While I have you in my kitchen, I will share a new decorating addition this week above the stove top area. Shelf's above the stove have become very popular in an old world style look. I had no room for a shelf, but decided if I took off the doors from the hood style cabinet, I could achieve the look I was going for. I painted the stove vent pipe, added the vintage lace made by my grandma, accented with old accessories, and added a small accent light. I do plan to paint the inside of the cabinet in a soft sage.

As you can see, I love to remove cabinet doors to display what is inside or like the small shelf below, I took off the doors and added the two baskets making it more of a drawer area to hold hand towels etc. I have also removed doors on the shelf's where I keep dinner plates and other serving pieces. Doing this really opens up the room and expands the space, giving a larger appearance.

This has been a very busy week and I have been on a roll with the paint brush! I redesigned a garden bathroom, bedroom and master bath by painting vanities and desk area. I will share those pictures soon. But for now, I will leave you with a faux sweet treat of french vanilla ice cream. Thank you for stopping by and till next time, Blessings and Blue Skies be yours. Celestina


Unknown said...

CELESTE!! Congeatulations! Those are perfect in your GORGEOUS kitchen!!! I am so happy you won, you are the sweetest of all people and deserve them so! That giveaway was made for you! Pat is such a sweetie :)

I thought that ice cream was real!! It looks so yummy!

Love ya lots!

Connie said...

I think that above anyone else in this world you would treaure those the most, rose chick!! I'm so happy for you.

CIELO said...

They're beautiful... and look perfect in your kitchen wall! What a cool idea! :)


Jessi Nagy said...

hey there doll,
those trays look fantastic in your home.
just lovely!!
hope your having a fab summer.

Unknown said...

Celeste, such beautiful trays, Congratulations. They do look wonderful in your kitchen. I love the cupboards and peeking inside to see your displays. Your decorating is lovely, and I can't wait to see what you have been up to. Karen

Anonymous said...

Celestina, I'm loving your blog. It's my first visit. Your artwork - so soft and romantic! You hung the trays in the perfect spot! But you knew that! ;-)

I'll be visiting again. It's all so pretty!


Sometimes It's Good said...

The trays are so pretty in your kitchen. I also love the idea of taking off the doors to make the shelf area above the stove. I may have to steal that idea!

Just Between Us Girls said...

My Dear Celeste.....
Thank you thank you thank you
for the lovely post about the trays and the trays look amazing just where you placed them. Love the hood idea and just everything you do. Everything you touch becomes so artistic and beautiful.
Also...did you every think about placing glass in those open cupborads...maybe just a few not all of them as I love the open cupboards very much and then painting some of your increidble roses on the glass. We are going to do that in our kitchen soon and my husband will etch the glass with NUTMEGHILL and and an image of the house...cannot wait.
Thank your for all the sweet comments you send to me. YOUR THE BEST.
Love and hugs,

Anonymous said...

Aren't you a clever girl. I love what you did. And congratulations on your win. I have seen lots of faux goodies around but never ice cream. It would never melt. Hope you are having a great day.

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Celestina,
Thanks for your comments on my blog.
Sounds like you have been very busy. Your kitchen looks wonderful! I love your decorating style and can't wait to see the results of your latest projects.
Have a fruitful week.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Celestina!
What a great idea for a kitchen cabinet... take off the doors... DUH! I have never thought of that and I love that look! You are so clever. I really like what you did in both spots in your kitchen. That adds so much character. (although your kitchen is beautiful on it's own)
Congrats on winning those pretty trays!
Hugs, Sherry

vickie said...

Oh Celeste, those trays look perfect there! Yes, I love the way Pat wraps goodies! That ice cream looks pretty darn good with all this heat we've been having. Can't wait to see what you have done with your cabinets.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celestina...what gorgeous tins you those trays you lucky girl you!! I love your kitchen by the way, it looks very homey and inviting.

Kim's Treasures said...

Celeste~Congratulation! The trays look perfect in your kitchen! Your kitchen is so beautiful! Have a wonderful day!

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Celeste - Wow! I love that idea about removing the cabinet doors to make shelves. And the trays you won look fantastic displayed on that wall. Perfect! said...

Fabulous trays, the look wonderful. Lucky you! Rachaelxo

Unknown said...

Celeste! Congrates on your win! They are darling how you displayed them. You have so much visually fun niches in your kitchen...I love your displays..and I'm comming on over to snatch a few of those cute roosters for my kitchen! lol
Come on over and sign up for my giveaway if you haven't already!
Love ya...Lorena

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste! Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog :) I love putting your items on my blog :):):):)

Love ya lots!

Unknown said...


Those trays are beautiful. Lucky you for winning them and they look lovely in your beautiful kitchen. That ice cream looks so real and good, just the perfect treat for a hot summer day. Hope you are doing well!

Shirl said...

Hi Celeste, thank you so much for your kind words. You don't know how much they mean to me. I'm just so blessed to be able to help these people. The little baby that I have to take a quilt to this week is going to be so hard, but I will just pray real hard before I go and I'm sure the Lord will get me through it. Thank you so much for adding my logo to your blog. You are such a blessing to me!
Congrats on winning the drawing and they look so pretty in your beautiful kitchen! That ice cream looks so real!
Love You! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on winning the beautiful trays! Your kitchen is gorgeous! Wow - I love the idea of taking off the cupboards over the stove - and filling it in with pretties. How clever of you to paint the stovepipe! Hugs, Patti

Anonymous said...

You are so talented. I love to open your blog and see life's interesting body of work you share with us. Thank you for being such a sweet blessing,

Ruey said...

stop by...i have something for you!!
xxxoo Ruth

Free Art Printables said...

I love what you did over your cabinet over the stove! Jen R

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

The ice cream looks so real!!!
You always know how to display. The trays look great! What a wonderful idea making that hood into a shelf!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Congrats, Celeste! Those fabulous trays look just perfect in your kitchen! :) Hugs, Rhonda

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Celeste! Beautiful trays you won ~ and you did find just the perfect place for them!! I didn't know you had so many roosters, too! I just bought a couple more for my kitchen last week! Love the new hood re-do! I'd never have thought of that. Your brick arch just melts my heart every time I see it. I wondered why I hadn't heard from you in a while, but wow, you've been a busy little bee! Can't wait to see more of your projects. It's almost vacation time!!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste! Just stopping by to say hi!


Betzie said...

Hi Celeste!
Thanks for stopping by tonight to visit me! I love seeing you!
Those trays look lovely in your kitchen which is also very pretty and warm! You have a talent for decorating!

Cathy said...

Hi Celeste, I just love the look in your kitchen. I've always wanted to take the wood out and replace the doors with glass. Just haven't done it yet. I think I'm inspired now!!

xo Cath

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Hi Celeste,
your kitchen looks wonderful!
Those trays look like they were meant to be right there!
Congrats on winning them and giving them a good home!


Debbie Kay said...

Celestina Marie:

So nice that you were (are) a winner....I won a giveaway recently too and was thrilled. I absolutely love the vision you have in your kitchen. So very warm and inviting and creative! Thank you for sharing a great idea and may I have another scoop of that delicious (looking) ice cream? Tee hee.....

Debbie Kay

Diana Lyn said...

Oh Look at those and you displayed them so beautifully! Congrats, it is so fun winning! You rKitchen is lovely and look at those sweet Roosters! Have a wonderful evening! Diana lyn

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Congrats on winning those two sweet trays. They look perfect where they are.

I love the idea of removing the door fronts above your stove! That looks amazing.

Katie said...

Celeste what a beautiful addition to your home! Come visit me for a long overdue post on my blog. I have been redecorating and also have a new pic of grandbaby!

Rhondi said...

Hi Celeste
Congratulations on the win. Those tole trays look so good in your kitchen. I like what you did above the stove. I immediately went to my cupboards above the stove to see if I could do the same thing. It might work! In a previous home I took off a lot of the doors. I've thought about it here but haven't yet. Hmm....maybe!

joyh82 said...

Great blog! I love the trays you have displayed and how you took some of your cabinet doors off for more display room too.

Unknown said...

Mmmmm...thanks for the delicious virtual ice cream! I think that is virtually the best way to eat it since it won't ruin one's figure! LOL!
Congratulations on winning the trays! I think you've found the perfect spot for them in your beautiful kitchen! I love what you did with the kitchen cupboard above the stove and how you balanced the look with the shelf look below. Beautifully done, as always you are a fabulous decorator.

Post a Comment

Thank you for stopping by. Your visits and comments are always welcome and I look forward to visiting you in return. Have a blessed day!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Celestina Marie
Celestina Marie

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..