Thursday, March 6, 2008


WOW! time fly's when you're having fun. I can't believe this is my 50Th post already since I started blogging last September. It sure has been fun and a wonderful time getting to know so many special people and visiting other beautiful and creative blogs.
Today is a snow day here in the lone star state. I have not seen snow like this for 7 years. It is beautiful and as the large half dollar size flakes fell, it was a pretty site to see. This is a picture looking out my studio window at the homes across the street covered in snow. The purple pansies are in my front garden. They looked so pretty against the background of pure white snow!

I also wanted to send out a big thanks to all my great friends for the dear birthday wishes, cards, gifts, e-cards and calls. You have no idea how special you made my day and I feel so blessed with your friendship.

Here are a few pictures of cards, gifts and birthday dinner!

Sweet treasures from Vickie of Vickie's Visuals! That is a real sugared egg too! Vintage cup, tea towel, bunny, hankie dress with tea.

Wonderful treasures from Ann of Ann's Finds! Love the stone quote, iron garden sign, tea towel and rose sachet,

Gorgeous handmade card from Shirl of Shirl's Rose Cottage. Oh she makes the pretties cards!Sweet spring bunny and Birthday cake cross stitch pillow ornie, handmade by Stephanie from Angelic Accents. Wow this is so wonderful!Treasured altered art card handmade by Karen of Second Hand Rose. Wow she is the master of altered art!!
Black toile with pink accents basket, Victorian fancard and toile night light from Bertie of Aunt May's Cottage. WOW is this gorgeous and goes wonderfully in my toile art studio!
Special handmade and hand painted treasures from Amy of Bunny Rose Cottage. Look at her new featured boxes with the pink chicks and comes with the sweet stuffed bunny and pink bunny ornie. Large pink bunny, candy, hang tag, Toile framed altered art, just gorgeous and handmade card. All over the top special!

This is the restaurant we had my birthday dinner at. Wow it was like being in Tuscany!Inside the restaurant, in the dining room. It is a very Tuscan decor with gorgeous paintings, black crystal chandeliers and gorgeous furniture!

Gorgeous fireplace in the dining room!Black crystal chandeliers throughout the dining room over the tables.Crab Cakes YUMMY!Cesar salads all around and the best ever!Veggie lasagna! oh it was so delicious!!

Chicken and mushroom lasagna!

Bowtie pasta with chicken in Alfredo sauce! Yummy!!Spumoni, Italian ice cream! Little bit of heaven!Tuscan countryside painting as you leave the dining room. Just beautiful!! Loved this! I would love to paint this on a wall in my home, if I had a place to paint it!Beautiful and delicious pink rose birthday cake from my son!!

Thank you once again for making my year so special. I was so blessed and spoiled for sure. Plus, I ate way too much. Glad that birthday's only happen once a year.

New from the Studio this Week!

Spring Rose and ribbon round tray. Soft aqua, white and soft shading!Cottage Garden Rose Angel cradling a sweet yellow bird in her hands!Rose cottage and tulip oval hat box with lace bottom!

Well, it's back to the studio, breaks over. Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed day!

HUGS, Celestina

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