Tuesday, October 7, 2008


For Jan from Jan and Tom's Place HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN!! Today we are gathering to celebrate Jan's birthday with a tea party in her honor. I have been absent for 2 weeks, but just had to be here for Jan's special day. I have set a buffet with tea and cookies to share and remember to click here to visit more tea parties for Jan's special day.


This tea set is part of my blue willow dishes that has been in my family for over 65 years. It was passed to me and I love, cherish and enjoy having tea from these vintage cups and saucers. The setting is in my dining room and arranged among fall leaves.

The sugar cookies sprinkled with little candy pumpkins, are actually gluten free, wheat free cookies that I baked for today. They are delicious and iced with my favorite cookie icing recipe.
To share a few more tea sets, I have included the following pictures from around my home. This set is also very old and been in my family for more years then I can remember. Long before I was born, my mother and grandmother both enjoyed it and now I have this set displayed in my dining room.

This golden tea set is from Italy and was my grandmothers and passed to me when I moved to Texas. It graces my china cabinet.

The next few tea pots are from my toile collection and displayed in my art studio.

For our little girl guests ~~ I have set out my newest mini tea set that I found on a recent treasure hunt. It had the tray included and was a joy to design and paint.

And of course the little ones need a cup and saucer too, so I painted this sweet 4 piece set just for them.

This beautiful tea pot is one that I cherish very much as it was a gift from my secret pal at church nearly 30 years ago. I display this with the sweet blue and white cup and saucer in a guest room.

Our tea party has nearly come to an end and I am so happy you could join me today in having tea and wishing Jan a beautiful birthday. She is such a dear and special person and her blog is truly lovely. Be sure to click on the link above to visit Jan and also the others joining the tea party today.
As I say so long for now, I will share with you, in keeping with our theme, some new teacup ornaments I designed a few months ago and cut from wood.
Till next time, thank you for stopping by, Happy Birthday to Jan and Blessings to you and yours always. Celestina


Connie said...

Beautiful as always, sweet pea!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Jan! :-))

Celeste, you disappear for 2 weeks (I've popped in and no Celeste!) and look what you return with! So many beautiful things you shared with us in these photos. BEAUTIFUL! Your table setting and cookies just pull everything together and look so inviting. Your warmth of personality shows very clearly.

Diane (hugs)

Gone said...

Oh my...........what a delightful birthday Tea!!! I love the song, too...what a wonderful touch!!!

Your Tea Sets are so gorgeous!!

Thanks for helping me celebrate!!


Kris said...

Beautiful collections. The mini tea set is so sweet.


Unknown said...

HEY...I just knew your goodies would be lovely as you are! So pretty and fresh. Your handpainted goodies are wonderful too!

Hope you are doing well..I am back on my feet..even got my fall stuff out..FINALLY!


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Celestina!
Your tea sets are so beautiful! The golden set is exquisite! And the black & white toile are adorable!!
Thanks for having me over for tea to celebrate Jan's birthday, it was lovely!!
Hugs, Sherry

Missy Wertz said...

Oh Celest! How beautiful! And Lady Grey to boot! I love Lady Grey! Your tea sets are just wonderful. I am sitting here just drooling...

Unknown said...

Your posts are always something special, Celestina! You've been missed. Hope all is well with you!

Bramblemoon Farm said...

Absolutely stunning! What beautiful teasets. Your photos are so lovely. I need to practice on taking pics of mine:)

Anonymous said...

Those beautiful black and white tea pots are just too much. Your whole setting is wonderful. What a beautiful day you have created.

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Celeste, Thank you for your lovely tea party. I love to see other ladies family treasures. I love the willow collection and the history around it. I also love your collection of black and white toile teapots, etc. But I must say, it is so sweet that you included the lil' girls tea set, so that Audrey and Jane could enjoy your party too. Very girlie sweet! hugs, Ellen

Unknown said...

HI Celeste,

Wonderful tea party and happy birthday to Jan. I love all of your tea pots. I'm a coffe drinker but I love the look of tea sets. The ornamnets are so cute.

Unknown said...

Hi Sweetie!

I LOVE your tea party Celeste! All of your tea sets are so beautiful. The toile just stands out so beautifully! Those cookies look so good!!

Thank you so much for your sweet email! I felt so bad I let that little box get away :( I fell asleep as I wasnt feeling well and didnt wake up in time to check on it! That is what I get for thinking I can wait until the end. I hope it went to someone who would love it as much as I would have. I dont think that is possible, LOL!

Thank you so much for checking in on me. Your the best friend a girl could have! I am so sorry you were sick too! I hope you are much better now.

Love you lots,

Shirl said...

Hi Celeste, what a pretty tea party! You have a beautiful collection of teasets! Cookies look so yummy! The black and white toile is gorgeous!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose COttage
Shirls Velvet Attic

Gone said...

Thanks for helping me celebrate 59 today!!! I really appreciate all of the lovely comments you made about my home and table setting!!


Gone said...

I think this is like my 6th trip back here today...love the Birthday Song!!! LOL!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love the black toile Celeste.

Jennifer said...

Celeste Everything is so pretty!I love your black toile set.Those cookies look so yummy!I hope you are doing well.How is Miss Beazy give her big hugs.I have my fall decor up on my blog and some new goodies I have made.Have a happy day.Hugs,Jen

Unknown said...

Such a lovely Birthday tea post. I love your new creations. Happy Birthday to Jan and happy unbirthday to you!! Karen

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Celeste,

Look at those gorgeous glittery ornaments. Oh so beautiful.

Love the teapot on the tray!

xo Cathy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Celeste! What a beautiful post today! Love the music ~ haven't heard NKOB since Bree was in jr. high!! They have sweet voices. Just perfect for Jan's bday party!

I love all your teasets, but especially the gold set of your dear grandmother's, & the luster set, too!

Everything is arranged beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celestina, Ow, I love Blue Willow...very elegant tea service. Can I have some of those cookies and tea by the way?? : )

Love your mini tea set, it is just beautiful and elegant.


vickie said...

Celeste, just beautiful, as always. I especially love the gold tea set.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful tea sets, Celeste! Thanks for asking about my mall space. I'm coming up on a month since I opened. It's holding its own with a little extra to spare, but in this economy, only time will tell. I'm trying to keep my perspective and have fun with it. If it were my bread and butter I would be worried. Have you had experience in this area? This is new for me, so I would love your insight!

Dawn Marie said...

Your tea sets are beautiful, I especially like the one from your Grandma. Great idea for cookies! I'm planning on baking tonight!

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Celestina Marie
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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..