Saturday, September 6, 2008


Welcome to the Enchanting Windows Party hosted by Cielo of The House in the Roses. Today you can visit wonderful windows from all over the country featured by so many of our friends in blogland.

The idea is to feature a favorite window in our homes or other places. I had a hard time narrowing it down to just one, so I will share a few of my favorites. Remember to click on the link above to visit many more participants in the party. It will be fun and we may get some great ideas along the way. The above photo is a faux window I created with shutters at the top of a staircase.

Some of my favorite windows are positioned with comfy chairs to relax, read, work on a project or just have a cup of tea and gaze outside. The just sitting and gazing outside doesn't happen too often, but I can dream anyway.

This first window is the one I love to sit by in my studio while working, or on a break. The lamp is my newest design done on an old vintage lamp. The style and shape is very unique and I covered the shade with black and white toile fabric and trims. I left the bottom original in the basket weave pattern, but painted the bottom and top portion of the base, black. It makes a very cozy lamp and looks nice from the outside, looking into the window. This lamp was actually given to me to redesign by my friend Ann, from Ann's Finds. The idea was for me to give it back for her to put in her shoppe. Well, Ann, I love it here, so I guess I will be buying it now. We'll talk later okay! LOL!!

The next window I really enjoy, is in the master bedroom. This over looks the backyard and the perfect spot to read by the window and have a cup of tea.

For guests, I have a spot by the window with an old wicker chair and tea table set with a teapot ready to fill, sweet cup and saucer, and some books to enjoy.

This corner is really my favorite, and the spot I enjoy most every evening. It is the corner in the library where I am right now blogging. I can read here, work on a project, watch TV or take a nap. Ya right, a nap. That doesn't happen either, unless I am sick! LOL!
These roses look lovely against the backdrop of the sheer window treatments framed with vintage style rose drapes (Waverly) given to me by my friend Lorri. It makes this corner in a bedroom so inviting next to a red plaid comfy chair and vintage lamp.

Lamps are an addiction for me, and this window is perfect to center this shabby ivory floor lamp. It graces this big window draped with white eyelet floor length curtains. Next to this lamp is also a comfy chair and located in a bedroom.
Lastly, I will share these master bedroom windows that are topped with lattice, shaped to fit the curve of the windows. I hand painted rose bud garlands above the headboard window and all the smaller windows and door window in the sitting area. The lattice really gives a cottage feel to the room. Sorry for the glare in the window. It is really hard to picture this window.
Thank you for visiting my window party and please remember to click on the above link to The House in the Roses to view many more wonderful windows.

Until next time, I'll be painting and designing. Blessings and Blue Skies, Celestina


Unknown said...

Celeste, I love your window post! Every one is stunning! The first picture is gorgeous with the painting and window box!! I LOVE that idea! Your home is so stunning.

Love you!

Connie said...

You're first this morning, my lovely chick!! I think my favorite of yours is the bedroom window with the lattice and your hand painted roses, honey! I'd recognize them anywhere. Just beautiful!!

Carrie said...

You have such pleasant places to sit near your lovely windows.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Absolutely beautiful...everyone of them. That lattice and painting in your bedroom is stunning.

CIELO said...

Good morning, Beautiful!

Oh how I wish you'd have sent your photograph to me on time so I could have added it to our list.... Your windows are so very lovely! Some other amazing windows came after I posted the party, I am really sorry I wasn't able to add them to the list, everytime I tried to add more pics everthing moved around, and I was way too tire to continue....

Thank you for participating and for making our hearts sing by sharing your lovely lovely windows....

May the sun shine upon you today.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful windows everywhere, Celeste! I can't even pick a favorite. I don't believe I'd ever seen your master bedroom window before ~ love the lattice work & of course, your beautiful touch of roses swag! Those lamps are all wonderful, too. I so love a pretty accent lamp!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love all your pretty windows.Like the painting you did over your window in the bedroom too. Great job on the lamp,really cute. I love toille!

Betzie said...

What great lamps and windows!! So so pretty! This was such a nice post...thanks for sharing!
Your rose garland is gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Your windows are so gorgeous. Your decorating style is so unique, and feminine...I love it. Each window is lovely, I have to say that I have never seen that gorgeous window treatment before that you have in your bedroom. I love everything you do. Karen

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Celeste, your windows are just stunning! I love every single one of the windows your showed us today.

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Celestina,
You have a lot of pretty window treatments and cozy, special places to sit.
Love the lamp in your work space.
Have a good week.

Anonymous said...

I love it all but I especially love the faux window you created. How Clever!!

Rue said...

Hi Celestina :)

Your windows are beautiful! I love all the beautiful flowers in your home too.

Oh and I don't blame you for keeping that lamp ;)


Anonymous said...

Celeste, you've made every window a welcoming spot!

Unknown said...

You have a beautiful home! All of your pics show a very warm, welcoming home with beautiful windows.

Good to meet you!

Rosy Inspiration said...

Wow! What a feast for the eyes, your windows are gorgeous, each in their own way. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, your home is beautiful.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Celestina (what a beautiful name),
I love all your windows. I think the guest room & the bedroom are my favorites. I understand what you mean, I couldn't pick one favorite at my house as well. You've got a lot of beauties and the lamps are very nice as well.

I do have to tell you, your girly girl is stealing the show on your blog though - I'm a true animal lover, so I'm always looking for the best friends - love the way you said she's your assistant.

Really nice to find you. Thanks for sharing.
My Petite Maison

Pink Slippers said...

I love all your windows I could not pick a favorite. First it was your work spot, then your master bedroom, then I saw your guest room. That's when I decided they were all just lovely. Wendy

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste! You have to come and look at the hilarious post I just put up when you get time :)

Love ya,

Sweet Designs said...

Your home is just lovely! I must say I only have one window in my home I like (because of the view) and that is my slideing glass door in my DR, I sure wish I had as many pretty "window views" as you do!

abcd said...

Hi Celeste, thanks for stopping by my blog, I am so glad you did because your windows post is just wonderful. We are spoilt for choice with so many gorgeous windows but I think my favourite is the second one down with that beautiful lamp.

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste! I want to thank you so much for always being so encouraging and loyal to me. Your comment on my blog post today meant so much to me. This is the first time I have ever painted free hand on a canvas! I really had fun. It isnt that good but I enjoyed it so much!

I love you and you are such a special friend to me. Thank you again for everything,

Unknown said...

Those windows are beautiful! I'm not surprised at all as they are coming from you! Talented designer that you are.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Celeste, all so pretty! I love your house. It's your fantastic decorating. Hope all is well with you. Stay safe from the rains.

vickie said...

Just gorgeous Celeste. Love the lamp in your studio. All the pictures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing! said...

What a beautiful home you have! Rachaelxo

Ruth Welter said...

Celestina, your windows are beautiful..your house is decorated so beautifully, you have great taste.


{oc cottage} said...

Tooooooooooooo pretty!!! Fit for a magazine!

M ^..^

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing all your lovely enchanting windows! They are all so beautiful!

Mine are still posted too.


kari and kijsa said...

These are beautiful windows! Thank you for hosting!!
We are celebrating our one year anniversary and wanted to thank you for being a special part of the past year!

kari & kijsa

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

celeste, thinking of you and hoping the storm doesn't come your way.

Nélia Botelho said...

Olá Celestina, como vai?

Maravilhosas janelas! Janelas de sonho para espreitar a vida...
Adorei as suas fotos de Santa Fé.Deve ter sido um passeio para recordar!!!!
Tenha um óptimo fim de semana

Anonymous said...

Hi ,very nice blog.I am decorative artist and desinger.Iam TURKİYE from İstanbul . your blog is very beautiful.bayyy

Linda said...

I love the window above your bed, thank you for the tour of your wonderful windows.
Cheers Linda

Our Hands For Hope said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...I love the black and white and pink all over!

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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..