Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Even though I try to plan my studio days, wake up early to jump into creating and accomplish something hopefully worthwhile, I never really know where the day's journey will take me. I never feel like my days are dull and that makes it fun and exciting. I know those of you who enjoy creating and have the need to create, understand this very well. There never seems to be enough hours in the day.

The other day, I stood in my storeroom filled to the brim with treasures waiting to be painted, created, and redesigned, while suddenly I realized once again, reconfirming to myself, how much I love to do this work and the many blessings for what I have chosen to do, bring.

Here is only a small glimpse of my very full yet organized cluttered storeroom. You might choke if you saw it all. LOL!! I seem to know right where everything is. Those of you that really know me, know that I am very organized and my studio is, for the most part, very neat and tidy. But this room gets over loaded quickly. I clean it out all the time. Filled with woods and metals, dishes and furniture, vintage suitcases and rose petals for cakes, going into this room is like going shopping.
I don't think I have ever shown this room, which is located right outside the entrance to my main studio.

Dear hubby has lined the walls with shelves, racks, pegs and containers all filled with thrift store, garage sale, tag sale and antique market treasures. Little by little it all gets addressed and there is always something to work on. I guess I am trying to say, I am so thankful for all this junk which is a treasure to me. Sweet items loved over the years, making someone at sometime very happy and keepsakes longing for a new life. All simply items, just waiting for a new purpose.

Here are a few new creations on the drawing board. Jelly jars waiting for victorian graphics and hand painted roses.

Wooden eggs in ceramic egg crates waiting to be embellished.

New flameless candles ready to add to my shops.

My new hand painted cards.

An Easel full of canvas and copies of past designs.

New bake shoppe design, cupcake recipe box and holder with cards.

And, working on a big custom order of 120 gift bags for a special fund raiser in New Jersey. Ballet slippers with bling!

However I did find these sweet storage jars at Michael's last weekend. Not sure if they will stay in the studio for supplies or find a home in my shabby garden bathroom.

Well my brushes are calling and back to the studio I go. But before I do, I will share with you a pic of Miss Beazy who has the right idea. Find a sunny spot outside and take in some sun. She reminds me daily to take time, relax and enjoy.

Thank you for stopping by. Till next time, Blessings and Sunny Skies, Celestina Marie


Unknown said...

Your work is so lovely! I am loving that "bakeshop" sign!!! It's adorable!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for giving of sneak peeks of your projects, Celeste! And a whole rom for fun storage stuff! Wow, what a blessing! ♥

Kris said...

Celeste, Thanks so much for sharing your treasure room. It looks a lot like my basement. I have enough down there to keep me busy for a long long long time, but love adding new items. I will say yours is a bit more organized than mine. ;)

Like you it seems there are never enough hours in the day to finish everything we want to do.

Miss Beasey is one smart cookie. Doesn't she look just oh' so cute sunbathing.

Have a happy day


Lori said...

Miss Beazy is so cute:) you make the prettiest things...and how fun that you have so many goodies to choose from when you have that urge to create!!!

Ronda said...

Oh wow, what a treasure of a closet. It must be fum to get in there and browse around for *new* things to be creative with.
I just luv ur jelly jar idea. Please show picture's of the finished project.....PLEASE!
Love & Prayers,

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh what treasures you have to work with Celestina! It's so wonderful for you to be able to go chose something to work into one of your masterpieces!! Your roses are superb my dear!!

Hugs, Sherry

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

hi! this is my first time visiting you. i saw you on my sweet holly's blog. you are a wonderful artist!! i especially love your bake shop items:) oh, i wish i could paint ♥

nice to "meet" you!!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your work room. I think it is so exciting to have lots of things to work on whenever the mood strikes! I do a lot of different crafts, too and like to have everything I need! And I realized a long time ago...I NEED to create! You have so many pretty things! I love having a peek into your creative world!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I have a room just like that! Mine is the second floor of our barn/workshop. Everytime I bring something else home, my husband just shakes his head. :-).

Your projects are all so lovely!

Ruth Welter said...

Love all your new pieces Celestina...the flamless candles are really cool.

You hit it right on the nose about being creative. Those of us who are, cannot help ourselves, even if we try. Also, some days you hope will be wonderfully creative and turn out the opposite and sometimes days you feel will yield nothing, turn out to be the best...go figure. I guess the idea is to keep trying no matter what.

Keep up all the lovely work.


Unknown said...

Oh Celeste!! You have such fabulous goodies waiting to be redone! I have always wanted a vintage handpainted suitcase :) I just cant wait to see your Easter pretties! I Love the handpainted cards and everything! How fun it must be to choose what to paint :)

Miss Beazy is so CUTE!!! I could just kiss her face off, lo;! She is so beautiful. I want to lay in the sun with her!

Hope you are doing well :)

Love you,

Connie from Beverly Hills California said...

You have a lovely blog. I can't wait to see more! Had a great visit hope you stop by soon. Connie

Draffin Bears said...

Oh Celestina Marie, your work room is so beautiful with all your wonderful treasures in it.

I love the colours of your jelly jars and wooden eggs, so soft and sweet and your cards and well everything.

Miss Beazy is so cute and I loved what you said to take time to relax and enjoy. We need to do this more
I think in our busy lives.

enjoy your weekend.


vickie said...

Hi Celeste, I've been away for a few weeks. Just now visiting blogs. This blog is wonderful, so uplifting with the music and all your treasures waiting for your magic touch. Miss Beazey looks relaxed!

Lori said...

ahhhhh roses, roses and more roses so yummy!!!! Love the bake shop sign! Lori

A Hint of Home said...

You are one busy girl! I'm happy to know that you know when to take a break and enjoy some sun or have down time.
All your finished projects are lovely, as usual. Looks like you have some hidden treasures on the other side of your work shop. Can't wait to see future creations.
Don't work too hard. smile

LillyB said...

Wow! Your husband is a treasure for helping set your room up!!
Thank you for sharing your creative space!!

Suze said...

Beautiful work, love the bake shoppe recipe box.

Anonymous said...

Celeste, when one is a decorative painter, your surfaces are on things that take up a lot of room! It's easy to see why and how you have a room filled to the brim with potential canvases!
So many pretty possibilities await your brushes!

Anonymous said...

Hi Celestina! I stopped by today and loved walking the "88 steps" to your newly decorated Shabby Rose Dreams. What a lovely room! I have an extra bedroom in my home that I am planning to redecorate soon; my sons named it The Tea Room (thus the name of one of my blogs).

And I loved peeking into your storeroom. How wonderful to have so many options and opportunities to create!

Hope you're well this season!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Celeste! What a great storage closet! I spy lots of neat treasures just waiting for you to transform them! Love all the new items you are creating. The jars & flameless candles are very unique.

I so enjoyed our phone visit the other day! Hug Miss Beasey for me!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

Your work is museum quality & although I paint myself I aspire to be as good as you!! Celeste, your artwork is eye-candy for me!!
Thank you so much for sharing!!
Love, Marilyn

Free Art Printables said...

Everything is lovely! What great storage!

{oc cottage} said...

WOW!!! You are a wonder!!!

M ^..^

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Celeste,
OOOh I love you latest post. It brought tears to my eyes. You really know how to express your self and bring out the emotion in us. I love your store room. I want our garage, barn and basement in order like this so I can easily see what we have and choose what to work on next. I want you to read my blog today and add your thoughts becasue your thoughts are REMARKABLE. It is always so good to talk with you my friend. I have missed our conversations. Hurry back.
Love and hugs,

Sharon said...

Wow you do have treasures waiting, think I would like to come shopping in your

Love the heart candle, it's so pretty.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Marie ,I wish I could buy everything I see in yout storage room.Can't wait to see what the jars will look like finished.Please make sure you let me know when they are.I love those candles,very beautiful.Now get back to work so I can see more of your wonderful creations.OH yes and thank you for the lovely comments you left for me.I sure do have wonderful friends and memories.Hugs Marie Antionette

Gone said...

Oh, my...everything is just so beautiful!!!

I love the storage room...just waiting for your attention.


ps...another Blog Make-Over will be announced TOMORROW...and will end on FRIDAY

SweetAnnee said...

Most awesome creations..woohoo

Betzie said...

Wow, how nice to have a hubby who can make shelves for storage!!! Send him here right now!! My hubby is an accounting professor...not too handy. LOL Well, he does do our taxes, so he's worth something I suppose. LOL
LOVE your PINK room below Celeste!!! You are amazing and the detail is incredible. Taking a blogging break, but wanted to say "hi"! Glad I did! xo betzie

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Celestina!

We will be traveling to Dallas Texas! Where are you at in Texas Celestina?? Let me know!!

Hugs, Sherry

Angela said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I LOVE coming here and seeing what your doing, and reading about it. Your cards are just gorgeous. I will have to take some pics of my little, and I mean little 'craft wanna be room' ((hugs))

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello again Celestina Marie,Thank you for your kind words you left on my blog.And of course i am hohored to follow your blog.You are one of my favs from the very begining.and I always love visiting.I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day also to your hubby of 36yrs.We are both lucky.XXOO Marie Antionette

The Victorian Parlor said...

Your art is beautiful! Miss Beazy is adorable too:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Celestina,
My you are a busy busy girl...... loved seeing your studio...... I spend a lot of time in mine also.
It will be so fun to meet you when our friend Sherry comes... she is such a dear..... I just love her.....
Miss Beasey is a sweet heart.....

Anonymous said...

I just love your work and encouraging fellowship that you display in your work and character!
God bless you!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Celeste...I just wanted to let you know that I posted your lovely sewing drawer on my blog today! It is so pretty...I just love it!

Secondhandrose said...

Only you could make a storage room look so good! lol

Unknown said...

I love this post, and of course I love you beautiful creations. I know what you mean about the joy of just following where you are led. The joy that comes from creating is like getting as close as we can to how God sees the world. Thank you for the song, and letting us peek into Celeste's world.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I wait to see your painted creations with the anticipation of a child on Christmas morning. They're so beautiful! I can't wait to see what you'll be painting next.

Sweet Wishes,

Awishdream said...

Hi Celestina,

Thank you for joining my blog! it's great meeting you too.
I was checking out your blog and love everything about it, I also love roses and PINK! and you have that special touch!
I added your daily snippet that you have on your blog to mine... also, I'm also a Christian woman.

Thank you for your kind words on my art,I enjoy it so much,it's good therapy!..ha!

Melanie :)

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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..