Monday, February 16, 2009


After the holidays, along with other redos, I decided to add cobalt blue in different forms to my Tuscan style kithen. Blue willow dishes have been in my family forever and I brought them out for use and display. Opened cupboards by taking a few doors off to showcase. Taking doors away really open the space and actually make a room look larger. Here are the results of adding blue to shades of rust and sage with an anchor of black.

Here are a few items I have been working on.
"Tusan Poppy Field Neighbors" I painted this design on the oval wall tray a few years ago and now brought it to the large canvas.

Finished Jelly Jars coming to my Etsy Shoppe along with a request for black with pink roses.

Lastly I have brought back an old favorite hand painted on "International Cafe Coffe cans. I have designed with these for years. They are so fun and can be designed in so many ways. For this one, I painted the can and embellished the snap on lid with fabric and flowers adding trim. So many uses for these little sweeties, from using for gift giving to storage of creating supplies. Perfect for tea bags or sugar packets even displayed on the dressing table or vanity

Hope you have a great week and till next time Blessings be yours!
Celestina Marie


Unknown said...

What a lovely kichen! I like the blue dishes! They add a nice touch. ((hugs)) :)

Gone said...

Oh....I love your's just gorgeous!!!

And all of your "pretties" are so lovely!! I love the BLACK with roses!! GREAT colors!!


Edie Marie's Attic said...

HI Celeste!

The blue dishes are beautiful displayed like you have them! I love the fact that you've taken some cabinet doors off. Great look!

The pink roses on black are so lovely Celeste. Looks like you've been busy!!

Big hugs,Sherry

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Something must be in the air! I posted on Friday about starting to add the color blue to my yellows and reds in my country french style decorating! Your blue touches look wonderful in your kitchen.

I love the Tuscan Poppy painting. It reminds me of my trip to Italy last year.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your new painting is lovely! I plan to use an Italian theme in my bedroom in the condo we are furnishing right now. And the blue is lovely! You have such an elegant home!

Anonymous said...

Celeste....How darling your kitchen looks!!!!! LOVE the touches of blue...but ALL of your kitchen is gorgeous!!
And of course LOVE the roses:)
Have a great week sweets!

Connie said...

Very pretty blues, Celeste! I've always loved blue. Actually I can't think of a color I don't like except orange, chickee....LOL

{oc cottage} said...

WOW! It all looks like it came from a magazine shoot! Soooo nice!

M ^..^

Ruth Welter said...

Your new painted items are as always your Tuscan Poppy Fields...that is my very favorite.

Ah cobalt blue is a "wow" color to me, one that I love and is a favorite of mine. When I used to make pottery, I used cobalt blue all the time...I think it is a beauty of a color. Your kitchen is is your whole house..magazine material for sure.

Thanks for you kind comments on my garden...until next time, keep on creating.


Anonymous said...

Though i'm not a huge fan of blue, I must confess, i'm a sucker for the bunny!! Adore the blue & white bunny. Your kitchen is lovely.

Tutti Chic said...

SOOOOO Pretty~gorgeous with the blue!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I always have a monent to shar with you Hon...Three words.Drop dead gorgeous!!!You have an eye for color for sure.Its just beautiful.I love that tall pitcher at near the bottom,The tall slim one.The blue is devine.And of course i love how the jelly jars and coffee can turned out.I had no idea they would look like that.Do you even let your family go into the kitchen? LOL..Thank you Hon for inviting over ,so i can get my eye candy for the day.Hugs Marie Antionette

Angela said...

I did the same at our other home, taking off cupboard doors. I LOVED the look. Your displays look just beautiful...

Love what you have been doing in the 'shop'..

Anonymous said...

Celeste, everything is truly beautiful. And blue is definitely a Tuscan touch. The Italians LOVE color!

Kris said...

Hi Celeste,

Great post. I love that you mix and match colors and styles in your kitchen. The blue's look wonderful.

I have to comment on the international coffee cans. What a sweet transformation. I would of never thought a coffee can could be so beautiful. Once again you've outdone yourself.

Have a happy day.


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Celeste.. gosh.. I got to show your blue kitchen to my mom.. she loves blue so much! and I think once she visits your kitchen.. you got hard time to get her out!... hehehehehehe..lovely kitchen you have!

vickie said...

Celeste, everything is so beautiful! My sister collects Blue Willow, thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Oh Tuscan Poppy Field Neighbors...sigh, this design has stolen my heart. Your blue and white is fantastic. I so envy that everything looks like it stays in one place. My house...a husband who loves rearranging things, two teen daughters, a teen living with us, two dogs, a cat, several hamsters and a rabbit. OMG lions tigers, and bears, it can cause havoc in one's house, you know. But then again, I can come here for a visit and dream.

Phyllis said...

Hi Celestina,

I just found your blog through comments on Diane Knott's Musings.

I love your work and will be back regularly!

Secondhandrose said...

Celeste, I am adding some blue, an icy blue , to some of my rooms too. Change is good!

Draffin Bears said...

Just beautiful Celestina Marie,
I love your blue dishes and that antique jug is gorgeous.

When I was young one of the first things I bought with my pay packet was a blue and white willow pattern dinner set. I am sorry to say there are not many of the pieces left.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love your new blog make-over, Celeste! Very pretty & with your sweet face right at the top! I really do like it all.

The kitchen looks lovely. I have such a special place in my heart for Blue Willow ~ that is what we started housekeeping with! I love so many things you've shown here that I shall just have to write you another email!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Betzie said...

Love this blue....that pitcher is so pretty too. I love old pitchers.
Cute can too. You are so so clever!

Cathy said...


What a great idea for those lovely little cans. Just adorable and so pretty with all the frills and roses. I love them!

xo Cathy

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Celestina Marie ..
First of all I want to say that you have a beautiful blog Congrats on the makeover, Jan did a great job. That is how I found your blog *smiles*. I love what you did with the coffee cans, what kind of paint is safe to use and how many layers do you have to do to cover the can. I'm not sure what kind of coffee cans they are. I wanted to do some for our Women's Ministry Baskets that we do for women who going through difficult times. We make up basket of goodies and it makes them so happy to recieve them.

Blessings Lorie

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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..