Sunday, January 25, 2009


Do you remember in my last post I referred to the 88 steps? Well, as silly and corny as it may be, when you enter the front door to my home, it is 88 steps to this new redesigned guest room. The last bedroom of the house, on the second floor. A room with a view, a reflection of my on line shoppes, an extension of my studio and a rose retreat for dreaming and moments of the heart. I know, 88 steps, kind of silly huh?

This was a really fun room to design like no other in my home. But, it works because of the location, set apart and far off from the rest of the rooms. One pretty spot to relax, read, plan and even paint on occasion, all while being a useful room for visitors.

Decorated with vintage treasures from my childhood home, gifts and found pretties all coming together to complete the final style. The furniture was all painted in a raw cotton against a background of light pale ballerina pink for the walls. White lace treats the windows in a pattern that reflects old world.

Thank you for stopping by to view my pink dreams. WELCOME!!
Down the long hall we walk, rounding out the last steps to the door with the wreath.

Color palette for this room.

The final details and treasures from family and friends. The 3 tier cake plate is from my sweet painting friend, Lorri. The cupcakes on the tiers are made by Jenn of Jennifer's Petal Palace. The plate topper rose box is made by Connie of Living Beautifully. The white porcelain rose in the header was a gift from Lorri too. The cupcake canvas painted by Amy from Bunny Rose Cottage. The cross stitch pillow in the tea cup, made by Stephanie from Angelic Accents.

Little pink rocker from my childhood. The aqua hanging nest on shelf, handmade by Shirl of Shirl's Cottage.

Hand painted roses on the ceiling fan. Hankie box. Vintage cup with a hankie napkin. These hankerchief's were my Father's. Heart box made by Bertie of Aunt May's Cottage. Bed quilt details.

Art work around the room.

The above angel was a sweet gift from my friend Lorri. The tea cup is from Vickie from Visuals by Vickie. The pillow is from Shabby Cats and Roses on ebay.

Thank you for stopping by and staying for this long post. There are just too many treasures to share so I will save them for another post, or maybe I should join Pink Saturday. So glad to have recovered from my yearly big decorating bug. Now it is on to new fun in the studio and lots on the drawing board there. Till next time, Blessings Always~~ Celestina Marie


Amanda said...

It looks like it is straight out of a magazine! What a girl's dream come true- all that pink and roses. It turned out really beautiful and I love how the bed has changed walls- makes the room look entirely different. Hugs and kisses to you all! Miss ya!

Ginny said...

What a beautiful room! I love everything about it including all the little touches, the lace curtains, and all the "sweets" clever!

Unknown said...

OH, I LOVE IT!!! You must not be able to get rid of guests that stay in that room, LOL! They would never want to leave. It's beautiful.

Gone said... absolutely lovely! PINK!!! ahhhhhhhhhhh...sigh

When are we invited? LOL!!!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I love it all! Let's see, when can I come visit?? I love the table in the room. That is so cozy looking...great job!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is just perfectly pretty! Love your beautiful little angel! Your home looks so inviting...those guests will NOT want to leave!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh my celeste! that is one cozy guest room and beautiful! If I were the guest, welp.. I don't think I will ever get out from the room!.. ever! i'll find ways to stay in!.. hehehehe take care & hugs & kisses

lschau said...

Beautiful masterpiece from a lovely artist!

Connie said...

Lovely, Celeste! Turned out beautifully, chickee!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

I love your new guest room ~ it is so sweet and pretty in pink.
Everything about it is gorgeous and
quaint, from the little chair and cushions to the lace and roses and all your treasures.

Have a great week.

Kris said...

What a sweet guest room. I love that you've decorated with treasures from your past, your own touches and those of friends.
A room filled with love.

Are you accepting reservations? LOL

Have a Happy Monday.


Angela said...

WOW...double WOW....You sure have given me some amazing ideas for my closet, and I LOVE that desk. I would like to have Randy make a desk set up like that in Shaneah's bedroom. It is gorgeous. You did an amazing job.

Kathleen Grace said...

This is all just too beautiful! My favorite books and magazines, roses and everything beautiful...I'm afraid if I came and stayed I might never leave!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Does your work ever end Celestina?Your hard work is paying off,All is beautiful.Its so much eye candy.So amazing the job you did.Just wonderful Hus and kisses Marie Antionette

A Hint of Home said...

What a beautiful, welcoming room. You may get visitors that don't want to leave, or like me, that have them come back every year.(smile)
You have been one busy girl! You can tell you put a lot of love, time and energy into this room.
You may want to just go up and sit awhile and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You deserve it.

Unknown said...

Oh Sweet Celeste!
That is simply the most dreamy room ever!!!

You have inspired me to get going on my downstairs room that badly needs has stuff left in there from when I did my craft room last spring. So I think in the next few weeks I might have to borrow an idea or 2 from you!!! lol.
I espcially love that sweet table/chairs corner with all those yummy treats!

Thanks for sharing!
Love ya

Wolfe's den said...

That room is so beautiful!!
So cozy and inviting!!
Very very nice!!

Ruth Welter said...

To say this room is a dream come true is an have done it again Celestina...GORGEOUS!!!!


Unknown said...

Oh Celeste, this room is a dream. All the touches are wonderful, like the roses on the bottom of the ceiling fan, the paintings and the invites in the closet. It looks like a Susan Rios painting. Such a lovely place filled with special things. You created a piece of heaven.

Unknown said...

Oh Celeste! This is my absolute DREAM room!!! I am so inspired right now to redecorate my bedroom in to a retreat! I oohhed and ahhed over every single picture!! I LOVE that chandelier!! Even the closet is beautiful! I wish I could come and stay with you! I would feel like a princess in this room, just beautiful! I am speechless and stumbling for the right words to say! I LOVE it Celeste! Truly the most beautiful room I have ever seen!!

Love you lots,

niartist said...

What a great guest room - I bet you're gonna have a hard time getting them to leave! :) Great blog!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, Celeste, how incredible & dreamy is THIS?!?!

So chic & romantic & beautiful! You always put your heart & soul in all you do & this room is just a wonderful example of that.

I've got lots of favorites in this room & some questions, too, so I'll be back soon to drool again!!

So glad you told me this post was now up ~ now, take a well deserved rest!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi again, Celeste! Just did a blog post & left you an are one of my addictions, you know! LOL

Angelic Accents

Draffin Bears said...

Hi again Celestina Marie,

I just want to thank you very much for wishing me a Happy Annivesary
and your kind words.

I am so glad that I have found your beautiful blog and I look forward to visiting again.
I got to take another look at your
beautiful guest room.


Linda said...

Hi Celestina,
Wow I love this bedroom it is so me, all of your beautiful treasures are just stunning, I really love the roses on the ceiling fan, Oh how I wish I could paint like you, everything will be covered in roses.
Cheers and best wishes

Mary said...

Hello Celeste, Your room is Beautiful! I love the softness and wonderful remembrance of family and friends ever where you look. How fun for you to have everything finished.
Taking your tea and magazine in and sitting at the sweet table or maybe a little afternoon kitty nap:)(sorry a puppy nap) Thank You for sharing your Lovely room. Hugs Mary:)

Mary said...

Hello Celeste,

Your guest room is truly beautiful. You shared all around the room and all the special treasures. I visit the blogs of those makers of your treasures. I love how you decorate the inside of your closets. Thank you for sharing your beautiful guest room. Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

It took my breath away!!
Thank you for sharing!!
Love, Marilyn

Secondhandrose said...

What a sweet cozy nest! Too bad it isn't your bedroom so you could enjoy it every night. Your guests are spoiled.

Cathy said...


I was sitting here blogging when I thought to myself I've got to go by and see what Celeste is up to and bang your blog invite came in my In Box. I ran right over to see the Pink Redo and my mouth dropped open.

OMG!!!! What an enchanting room. I could just crawl under the covers of that beautiful quilt and lay in bed all day staring at all those gorgeous pretties. I just love when I look around my house and I know where all my beautiful decorations came from and all the heart and soul that went into them.

You did an amazing job Celeste. Just absolutely gorgeous. It is all so beautiful and it's obvious you put your heart and soul into all the lovely touches of roses everywhere. I just love it. Good job girlfriend! 88 steps to a beautiful space.

xo Cathy

The Muse said...

Book worthy!

randi K design said...

The transformation is beautiful! Pink and girly... Made me think of Marie, and then Stine... so I wanted to tell you Stine is having a baby boy in June..! And Ingrid has 7 week left to go.....

Anonymous said...

~ Dreamy Sighs ~

Um let's see, Celeste, you live in Texas? Is that right? I'll be right over! Betcha with my longs legs, I would make it in less than 88 steps! ☺

Good job, sweetie!

~ ♥ ♥ ~

Kathy said...

What a wonderful inviting room, Celestina. Your guests will never want to leave! Everything you create is simply charming.

Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, oh my how beautiful your room looks! I love the hall just outside your room too. Such a nice welcome to the sweet room that is inside. I love all the little things that remind you of friends and family. Your chandelier is so pretty, that is what I want to add to my home, lots of them, LOL. Thank you so much for sharing, I needed this inspiration to get my room done!
Love you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hi Celeste, I have just found your blog & love it. What a beautiful guest room, I especially love the guest plague & all the treasures you have placed in there. Looking forward to returning & catching up on your past posts.

Have a great day

Lyn xxx

Mary said...

Hello Celeste, Please stop over and pick up an award. Have a great weekend.Hugs Mary:)

Anonymous said...

Celeste, have you ever thought of sending these pictures to Romantic Homes magazine?!
Who wouldn't feel welcome in this room! Simply beautiful!

Cottage Rose said...

Gorgeous, so pretty.
That rose box looks familar, shakes head in disappointment.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh Celestina! This room is so fabulous and so sweet. There's so much love in it from all the treasures living there! But I would be poor company if I were staying in this room as a guest... I would be up ALL night looking at everything and admiring everything and in the morning I would be so tired and unable to do any fun things!! LOL
My favorite is your little childhood rocker. It's all a feast for the eyes!! Thanks for letting us come into your beautiful room!

Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Sherry

Anonymous said...

Hello! :) said...

So so beautiful and so special with all those precious treasures in it! Rachaelxo

joyh82 said...

Wow how beautiful! I love all the detail and pretty colors you added to the room. Anyone would love to stay there.

Wanda said...

How very charming, all roses and cozy. I like the color pallet you choose, and everything seem to have a story of where and who it came from. I like those kinds of conections. Just lovely. TTFN

Wanda said...

Hello again. I just wanted to welcome you to Roses in Winter. I just did a quick tour of the other rooms you decorated very nice. I have a question, when you have guests do they want to become a permanent resident? :) TTFN

Charmingdesigns said...

Just beautiful!! Laurie

Alison Gibbs said...

What a pretty room - so welcoming for your guests.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Due to our extreme heat my poor roses have been burnt to a crisp.

Ronda said...

This room is just lovely and so inviting. what good taste and lots of talent you have my friend. Anyone would be happy, cozy, and cumpfy in this room.
Love & Prayers,

Unknown said...

What a beautiful room Celeste! It looks like a beautiful bed and breakfast room. Love all the details! Hope you are doing well Celeste and thanks for your visit!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Okay, when can I check in! This is the room of my dreams. My rooms are so tiny, I can barely fit the beds in and one small nightstand. I've always wanted to fill them with vintage embellishments. I can take one creative element you had and possibly add something similar. The sign that welcomes your guest to a comfortable stay. Thank you for the tour!

Sweet wishes,

Cherrie said...

Your guest room is beautiful!

Nélia Botelho said...

Olá Celestina!

Além deste excelente e sonhador post, estou a apreciar muito os lindíssimos tabalhos de crochet.
Feitos pela sua mãe, talvez, mas de grande e intemporal beleza!

Lori said...

Oh my goodness! Why i should be packing my pink bags with pink clothes and heading over for a wonderful visit in your beautiful pink guest room! The dresser and mirror are gorgeous! I think I;ll dream of this beautiful spot tonite! Love,Lori

vickie said...

Absolutely beautiful Celeste!

Mimi said...

Very pretty!

Pearl said...

If I were a guest staying in this room...well I'm sorry but I would never leave! So pretty

Cherub Kisses Boutique said...

Wow!! Gorgeous guest room... I imagine once there one might have a hard time leaving... with all it's beauty and serenity.

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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..