Sunday, December 21, 2008


Christmas day is upon us and I wanted to take the time to send best wishes to all my studio blog friends. I hope you share special times with family and friends, blessings for treasured memories and all good tidings in the new year.

As we look forward to a new year, I will share a few more pictures of recent gifts that Santa brought a little early this week.

From my dear friend Sue, this wonderful wreath with center white skating bear. This is so pretty and the story behind this creation is a sweet one. Here in my area, there is a mother and son who make these together using the funds raised to feed families during the holidays and bring Christmas to those who need the help. I am so thrilled to add this to my collection.

The sweet bear wears a blue skating outfit, ear muffs and holds a pair of white skates. The wreath has blue, silver and ribbons to coordinate. I love this decoration and the story behind it. Thank you so much Sue!

From Stephanie of Angelic Accents, I was treated to an assortment of pretties.

Stephanie made the adorable girlie girl mirror ornament with Miss Beazy's picture on the backside surrounded with pearls. It hangs on Miss Beazy's silver tree. The blue heart also made by Steph is darling. The gorgeous cross with easel is perfect for my cross collection and she also included a vintage style Christmas card and her design for a round robin page made from an old graphic and her added touches and glitter for sparkle. I love it all and each and every treasure has a special place in my heart and home. Thank you so much Stephanie. Miss Beaz also sends her special shake paw thanks. Stop by Angelic Accents to visit her and her gorgeous Christmas home.

From my sweet dear friend Amy from Bunny Rose Cottage, an assortment of special treasures. I am still reeling from all the treats. Amy included with her special gift, a canvas cupcake painting that is precious. She added lots of details, trims and shading. I am so proud of her painting and how far she has come with her ideas. Great job on the canvas Amy, I love it and it will take a special place in my home.
She also sent a darling rose box, angel ornament, forever friends ornament, little red Christmas tote, a special toile and rose tote, and to Beazy, a dear sweet bunny which she truly loves. Thank you so much Amy, I will treasure everything always. Beazy also sends her heartfelt and sit pretty thanks. Stop by Bunny Rose Cottage to visit Amy's pretty Christmas home.

And to make Christmas complete, the door bell rang for me to answer and find a beautiful Christmas Cottage centerpiece being delivered from my brother and sister in law and kids in Michigan. The gorgeous table accent is a ring of evergreens, white and red roses, carnations and topped with a beautiful lighted Christmas Cottage complete with roof top snow and a family standing inside by the fireplace. It is incredible and I will cherish this with my Christmas village for all times. Thank you dear family!

Beautiful Christmas pink card from Karen from Secondhand Rose, visit her to view gorgeous creations. She designs gorgerous treasures.

Lastly I will share with you a few decorating ideas using a few evergreens from the garden, an old vintage frame, vintage style card, ribbon and trims to add a quick Christmas decoration for no cost.

Thank you for visiting this Christmas and the whole year through. It is always wonderful to have you stop by and many thanks for your kind comments. Each and everyone is so enjoyed. Let us remember this season why we celebrate Christmas and the birth of the Christ Child. Till next year, Merry Christmas and have a safe, healthy and Happy New Year. See you again soon. Blessings always. Celestina Marie


Kathleen Grace said...

So many beautiful things! I love the toile and rose tote from Amy and the cottage centerpiece, I wonder where they got it? Merry Chirstmas to you!

Unknown said...

Your decorations are so lovely! The Christmas gifts are adorable! Amy is such a sweetie. I love visiting her blog. Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

Connie said...

Everything is just lovely, sweet friend. Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas. You never disappoint!

Anonymous said...

Everything's so beautiful, Celeste. Miss Beazy...those eyes!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I think you are very beautiful also.Thank you very much for your friendship also.I've always counted your blog among the best.
I love your bear with the iceskates ,Its just adorable.I may get one after the holidays.Your post is wonderful.I just love it all.You always had such good taste.I also want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and May God bless you and your family.Please have a safe and Happy New Year.Hugs and Christmas kisses Marie Antionette

Sharon said...

You have received so many wonderful treasures and it is not Christmas yet. Every thing is beautiful, you have so many wonderful blogging friends. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Barbara Jacksier said...

You must have been very, very good this year! Merry Christmas to you and Miss Beazy Le.e

Kris said...

Oh' Celeste, what beautiful items you and ms. beazy have received. Thanks for sharing with us. I love the house sent to you by your family.

Merry Christmas to you and your family. May 2009 bring you much joy and happiness.


Shirl said...

Hi Celeste, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments on my blog. I love that you like my decorating, it makes me feel so good. Your pics here are just beautiful, I love that little bear and the story behind it. Your gifts from Steph are just so pretty and Amy's are as sweet as can be! I love your evergreens from the garden, that is my favorite way to decorate. I got that same little cottage, I love Thomas Kincade.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Love you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Celeste, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Just look at Miss Beazy! What a great gift. The little blue heart is really sweet. The wreath with bear is great too!

Unknown said...

Celeste, you are the sweetest person on earth and my closest dearest friend! I love you so much! I hope you, Larry, Ryan and Miss Beazy Lee have the best Christmas yet! You deserve ALL of these beautiful gifts and more! I just love the mirror Steph made! And the bear and wreath is so beautiful! I LOVE that house too! That is gorgeous!

I am FINALLY feeling a bit better. We dont even have a tree up yet and dont think we will! My grandma was put in the hospital a couple days ago with complications from Pancreatic cancer. Everything is up in the air this year. It just doesnt feel like Christmas!

I hope you are all feeling well and enjoying the holiday season!!

Love you lots,

Amanda said...

Glad that you received the holiday floral arrangement! Love you guys!

Unknown said...

They are all so beautiful and you are so blessed with such good friends. Merry Christmas!

The Muse said...

What a treasure trove you have for the holiday...Christmas has found you to a very good girl! Lovely little creations~all...
And thank you too for the decor tips! :)
Merry Christmas!

Mary said...

Hello Celeste, What Lovely gifts,
made so very special with all the Love that came with them:) Your home is Beautiful...The dog next door reminds me of Miss Beazy, looking into your heart and making a sweet little puddle:) I Want to wish you a Blessed Christmas with your family and friends. Hugs and Love Mary:)

Jessi Nagy said...

ooohhh ahhhh,
all your pics are lovely!!!
i love all the pink!!
Merry Christmas


Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celestina...visiting your blog is always a treat for my eyes.

I wanted to wish you the best this holiday season.


CIELO said...

Dear Celestina: Merry Christmas and warm wishes from our house to yours.


Angela said...

First off, I LOVE your banner. How cute the stocking to put your silverware in. It is beautiful. Such lovely gifts from beloved ones. I LOVE the cross..oh my that is my favorite!!!!! Merry Christmas precious one and blessings for a loved, cherished and peacefilled Holy Season.((hugs))

Charlene said...

Beautiful Tour! Thank you so much! I love the painting or picture of the shoppers outside of the shop.Have a Merry Christmas

Nélia Botelho said...

Como vai Celestina?

Estou encantada com a sua decoração de Natal...simplesmente maravilhosa e muito criativa!!!
O espírito de Natal reina por cá. Apreciei muito os trabalhos de crochet que espreito em algumas das suas fotos.
Votos de um Feliz e Santo Natal com muito Amor, Paz e Alegria

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Celeste,
Just wanted to take a few moments to wish you A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
Love and hugs,

Anonymous said...

Aw, what sweet, giving friends you have!

My heart is just welling up with love for you and all mankind!

Merry christmas eve, Celeste!

Free Art Printables said...

Merry Christmas to you!!! Jen

Kris said...

Merry Christmas Celeste


Gone said...

What beautiful items!!

Just dropping in to wish you a Merry Christmas!!

Jan & Tom said...

Wonderful gifts Celeste! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Rachaelxo

Unknown said...

Hi Celestina Marie! I know I've already commented on this beautiful blog post of yours, but I did just want to stop by for a second to let you know I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas and I'm wishing you all a very Happy New Year! :)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...


I hope your Christmas was wonderful! And I wish you everything your heart desires in 2009.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Celeste, what a lovely post! First, I must say that it is always easy to gift those we love so much. You & Miss Beazy have a special place in my heart.

I adore that little teddy in the wreath ~ how sweet it is & the story that accompanies it.

Amy's gifts to you are so wonderful & thoughtful. She knows just what you like! Isn't that cupcake canvas just yummy?!?!

Love the house from your family far away. That will be great to treasure & enjoy each year.

Hope you are having wonderful holiday times with Larry, Ryan, & friends. Bree is hanging in there, had some contractions 20 mins. apart today, then they stopped AGAIN!! ARRRRGGGHHH......waiting.....waiting.....

Mother sends her love!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Linda said...

Hi Celeste,
Wow so many lovely things, i was just looking at your wonderfully decorated home it looks so beautiful. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas with all of your family.
Cheers Linda

The Muse said...

I hope your Christmas day was marvelous...and I continue to wish you a season of Merriment and Joy :)

Secondhandrose said...

Happy New Year Celeste, I can't wait to see your new projects.

Sharon said...

I love every thing and I like you love the look of vintage. I am having a giveaway so come over and sign up when you can.

aslan said...

What a lovely blog it is!
I am looking for half hours all your posts.

I am from Turkey,writting romantic
poems..sometimes social..I am 54 years old.

If you visit me I will be very happy.Also can I add you my friends

Best regards,

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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..