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

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