Sunday, December 14, 2008


Today is the Party Christmas Delights hosted by Deena, click on the link to the right to visit wonderful Christmas decor and treasures from other participants today. Have fun!

Welcome back to my home tour part 2. I have added simple touches throughout my home to reflect the holiday season. I hope you enjoy visiting me again as much as I enjoy having you here.

Large hand painted wood Santa stands on a window sill.
Sewing Santa stands near my sewing machine. He is so cute and was a gift from my Sister in law.

The above Santa's are a few from my collection. They are displayed all around the rooms. The pictures below are a few from our room we call The Library. It is filled with our books and I had to add a little tree here to keep us company in the evenings.

These next two precious dolls are made by my friend Randi from, In my Mother's name, They grace a bedroom and add a handmade touch to a vintage red room.

This sweet snowman plaque was designed and painted by my dear friend Lorri. She is a beautiful painter. This snowman sits a top a cabinet in a blue bathroom.

Silver bottle brush tree and a cluster of wood frosted trees sit on a vintage desk under my special and loved painting by Karen Harvey Cox. This is also avaiable in her etsy shop. Click on her blog in my right sidebar to see her wonderful hand painted treasures. Remember you can click on the picture to enlarge and see Karen's painting closer.

Pink wood Santa profile is made from a 2X4. I painted this many years ago. He holds a back pack filled with trims and ribbon.

The pictures below are from a night stand in a bedroom. The vintage bowl with old ornaments is the one used in my header. The angel is a vintage angel doll music box. It was my Mother's and is very precious. I believe it is from the early 1950's.
Carved angel with hand painting on her wings and dress.

I love having Christmas books around the house. This sweet story would be one you could read if you were a guest in my home. It graces the night stand in the red room.
Beaded red angel looks pretty standing next to a large vase of red and yellow silk poppies.

Dress form on a vintage dresser showcases vintage ornaments from the 40's.

This star Santa looks very old, but it is actually made from 5 bottle brush trees and centered with a santa face to make an ornament. I found this at Home Goods. I have it displayed on a vintage floor lamp from 1945.

Bathroom vanity with a display of sage green bottle brush trees and pink crystal bowl filled with vintage ornaments.
Texas snowman stands next to the old sewing machine drawer filled with Christmas cards. I painted this many years ago and it makes the perfect box to hold cards.

Mother of pearl kissing angels, made by my Mothers in the 70's.
It has been a full day. I have made a pot of homemade chili. Join me for dinner. It will hit the spot on a cold winter's day.

Beazy is pooped from all the decorating. She is sneeking a nap on the bed with one eye open, watching for momma to tell her to get off the bed. LOL!!

Thank you for stopping by to tour part 2 of my home tour. It has been so fun to visit so many blogers with wonderful Christmas home decor. I have gotten so many great decorating tips and ideas from the many lovely holiday blogs I have visited this week. The studio is winding down for the season, but I do have a couple pictures to share of new designs I created from extra tussie cones.

Inverted tussie cone hand painted with santa dreaming of Christmas, and roses painted on the sides and trailing around his back.

Tussie Santa with bird and nest top his head. Roses are painted on the back side for reversal after the holiday.

Till next time, Enjoy the season! Merry Christmas!~~Blessings Celestina Marie


Mary said...

Hello Celeste,

I just clicked on my Google Reader and saw your Home Tour-Part 2. I enjoyed seeing all your beautiful Santas and all the sweet touches of Christmas throughout your lovely home. Thank you for sharing. May your heart and home be warm with the blessing of Christmas.

Connie said...

Enjoyed the tour, chickee! Very pretty and Miss Beazy looks "content"!!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Celestina!

Oh I loved part II of the tour! Everything is so beautiful!! I love all your Santas, very pretty. The handpainted ones you've done are especially darling! Mrs Beazy took a well deserved nap, I'm sure she was a big big help to you making sure you didn't trip over any boxes and placed the ornaments in their proper places. Give her a pat on the head for me!!

Glad I saw part II, I've been watching for it!

Holiday hugs, Sherry

Unknown said...

Look at those fabulous touches of a dreamy Christmas all through the house! So many beautiful vignettes! I think the sleigh by the santa filled with glitter, sparkly poinsettias was my favorite. They are all lovely! said...

Your home is so welcoming looking, I love all the Santa's! Rachaelxo

Kris said...

Thanks for sharing all your pretties. Lovely home.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I have been waiting for part 2! Of course everything is beautiful. I would love the sewing machine box. I never really know what to do with all the Christmas cards. When I see all your beautiful painted items I just long to have some of those touches in my home.
I hope you have a wonderful week finishing up on all the Christmas activities....Ceekay

Anonymous said...

Hi, Celeste! Nice to meet you. ;> (Hee-hee!)

So much lovliness fills your home... ~ Heavenly sighs ~
I was trying to choose one thing that was my favorite but I just can't! There's so many!
Thanks you so much for decorating AND showing us.

~ Warm hugs ~

Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, I could not wait to see part 2, I love your decorating, your home is so cozy and sweet! Beazy looks so content and comfy! Chili looked so yummy. I love that santa on your lampshade, what a cute idea! Your red angel is so pretty and I adored your santa collection! I enjoy christmas books too, I did get that Country Living Merry & Bright shown in your last post, I can't wait to get the time to read it!
Have a great week!
Love you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste,

I loved the tour of your home at Christmas. Really beautiful and fun. Thanks for sharing and I hope you are having a great holiday season.

Anonymous said...

Hi Celestina! I have so enjoyed your Christmas Home Tour! Your Santa collection is wonderful - I especially love the one in white holding the bell wreath and crossing his legs. And I love equally as well the pink Santa you painted. Your bathroom vanity is lovely. That room looks so comforting and relaxing!

In addition to The Tea Room, I've begun another site called Seasons for All at Home. I'm participating in a couple of holiday home tours this week, too, and would love for you to stop by! (For convenience, I'll include that link here instead of The Tea Room.)

Merry Christmas to you and yours, and thanks again!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Celeste! Oh how I've enjoyed seeing your beautiful home decked out for the holidays! I love it all. The extra thought you put into everything you do is so very evident. Love all your Santa collection! Love the ornies on the dressform, especially love the ornies in your header. Your bedding even goes so well with the season! Beaz looks adorable ~ she looks like how I feel right now ~ pooped as can be at 1am! It sleeted on us coming home from Bree's ~ did you get any? 22 degrees here, brrr....will write more tomorrow. Thanks so much for joining Deena's party!

Much Love,
Angelic Accents

Jessi Nagy said...

hey there sweets,

wow your home is gorgeous!!!
i love all the beautiful handmade decorations!!
and your puppy. darling!!
happy holidays!!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I can't begin to tell you all the pretty things I like...but I would definitely like to put the pine greenery around a white candle on a tray. And take some decorating hints from your beautiful bathroom! (I just had my bath painted Golden Fleece!). And I have a little angel that looks like a sister to yours! I'll take a picture and post it soon! Thanks for the tour! AMAZING!

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness, your home is #1 on the house tour.....just beautiful and decorated in such good taste. I love the tree in the window and all of the treasures you have from family members.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Celeste, Thank you for the beautiful home tour. A few little touches? You have wonderful things all over your house. I love your creations, too, very sweet! Thanks for visiting my blog, too. Blessings, Diane

Rhondi said...

Hi Celestina
Everything is absolutely beautiful. You have so many precious Christmas ornaments! I love it all!!
Merry Christmas
Hugs, Rhondi

Kim's Treasures said...

Thank you for the tour! Your home is beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi your Tussie cones ..they are gorgeous!! Your house looks beautiful and festive. Happy, happy holidays to you.


LillyB said...

Everything is so so BEAUTIFUL! You are so talented!!! I love your blog!! Thank you so much for your kind words on mine!!
Your sweet ,doggie has the right idea right now I could go for a power nap!!
Have a great day!!

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste! Sorry it has taken me so long to get here. All seven of us have had the flu for the last week. I am so tired, lol!

You always have the most beautiful decor! I just love all of your santa's and all of your special pieces from your mom! The angels are beautiful!

That chili looks so good, I wish I could reach through the screen and have a bowl! Chili is on of my favorite foods.

I dont have my post up yet, but I am going to TRY to get one up today.

Love you and hope you have a beautiful Christmas!


Angela said...

I have the same ceramic tree as you,lol. That is too cool. Your girlfriend who painted that snowman is awesome. I LOVED it. the house looks so beautiful. I love what you did in the bathroom with the glass jars filled with ornaments. I plan on doing that for next year now..I'm on the hunt in spring at yard sales now,lol.

Unknown said...

Hi Sweetie!
WOW..your home is just so WARM and inviting...I could just come on over and have a cup o tea with you!

What agreat idea with those cones...I love anything vintage looking santas..and that is just darling!

Thanks for sharing your home with us!


SweetAnnee said...

I love all your Delights...Thank you so much for sharing!!!

fondly, Deena

Anonymous said...

Pretty, Pretty! I don't know which image I like the best...I do love the cottage painting and the blue and white pitcher and ALL of your lovely paintings on all of the different surfaces!
I'm betting that Miss Beazy didn't really get chased off the bed. ;-)

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Celestina,

You have so many beautiful things. You are a talented painter and decorator. I enjoyed your home tours very much.
Is the bottle brush Christmas tree fanned out or in the state it was bought? Cute idea.
Everything looks so inviting, I know you are enjoying it all.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

What a wonderful tour, everything is lovely. I especially love your sewing Santa. So wonderful you have the angel doll of your mother's, very, very sweet!

Oh, I think you should leave Beazy alone to sleep for a bit ;)

Have a Merry Christmas!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What a beautiful Christmas home you have - thanks for the tour.
Merry Christmas,
Shabby Art Boutique

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I posted a picture of my little angel that looks a lot like yours. Hope you get a chance to stop by and see her! Thanks!

Cathy said...


The strangest thing happened! The minute I clicked on your blog I got a whiff of a pine Christmas tree. It was so strange. Your holiday home looks as though it is filled with scrumptious baked goods cooking in the oven and sweet cinnamon floating throughout the house.

I have to admit I absolutely adore your Pink Santa tussie. Wow, wow, wow. I love the imagination of others and how the use it to create such amazing treasures that I've never seen before. Just gorgeous.

I hope you have a fun weekend. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

xo Cathy

Our Hands For Hope said...

Your kids must be grown and gone...your house is too perfect! Love the snowmen ornaments.

Ruey said...

Oh MY!
You have been a very busy girl! Your christmas spirit is contageous and very well are so sweet for sharing. Your inner warmth and beauty shines right through it all.
My favorite is the bathroom with th bottle brush trees and vintage ornaments.
May you have a blessed and safe Christmas, Celestina!
xxxooo Ruth

vickie said...

Oh, so beautiful, Celeste! Santa collection is wonderful, your home is so pretty and inviting. Merry Christmas to you and thanks for sharing.

Betzie said...

Oh so gorgeous!!!! My favorite was your tussie mussies!!! So so pretty and that dress form is adorable!!!
Have a wonderful Christmas Celeste!!! Love visiting you.

randi K design said...

Your house looks great as always, my friend..I miss you!!

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Celeste, I love all your wonderful Christmas decorations. I love the white bottle brush in the teacup. But my favorite is the profile pink santa on your vanity. It reminds me so much of the painted stuff she use to do. She doesn't paint anymore, but I am constantly trying to get her to go back to it. I could sew and she could paint!

Hope you are warm and cozy this cold winter night. hugs, Ellen

Dawn Marie said...

your home is amazing, absolutely amazing. I've never seen such beautiful christmas decorations.

I love some of those dolls and the little snowflakes. stunning.

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful! And your pup is Adorable! Looking to see if you are watching!
Merry Christmas!
Sandra Evertson

Gone said...

As always...just a delight touring your home!! It looks beautiful1!

~Christmas Blessings,

Angela said...

I love the red angel so much....everything is just beautiful, so warm and cozy.

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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..