Wednesday, April 8, 2009


High time I get here, right? Well I have been very MIA trying to finish orders and work home projects at the same time, I just don't know how all you wonderful blogging friends find time to post so much. What is your secret?
Being Easter week, this beautiful time finds me balancing holiday and home along with planning a trip to New Jersey and New York. It is a working vacation of sorts with DH speaking at a seminar and myself meeting a client, turned good friend, whom I have been working a year long custom order for. I am so excited to meet her, if all works out. This all takes place May 1st. We will also go into New York to see Phantom on Broadway and dinner. So excited about this as we really need a get away.

When I return, I am excited to have Sherry from Edie Marie's Attic visit along with her daughter in law Chris and Linda from Linda's Bluegate. What fun. Sherry has been planning this trip with her DIL for some time and they will Amtrak here from Ohio. What a great trip they have planned and I am so excited to be on their list of stops. If anyone of you are near my area and would like to join us, let me know. Just send me an email.
AND, since this is my 100th post I will have the girls do the drawing for my Spring Surprise giveaway on May 9th. Yes, I said surprise. I will reveal the winner on Mother's Day. All you have to do is comment on this post and any others between now and then, be an active blogger and able to supply me your address for shipping your winning gift. Easy right? If you comment on all posts I will enter your name in as many times as you comment. Fun!!! I know that most of you have posted twice as much as I have in this length of time, but for me, this is a milestone.

In the mean time, I am finishing my large year long special custom and finishing up my garden redesign, which has about 3 more days till finished. There is something so wonderful for me to work in the earth and baby my flowers. All my interior design background goes into play in the garden as I seem to work it like the inside with decorative touches and layout. Can't help it, in the blood I guess! LOL! More pictures to follow when finished.

Recently I purchased a few new goodies that add personality to my shabby Tuscan villa cottage. Here is a gorgeous collage from Amy of Bunny Rose Cottage with sweet umbrella chicks she sent for my birthday. The details and colors are perfect.
Betzie from Time Enough makes these wonderful designer soaps and I just had to have more after the first set she sent. This group is pink with sparkles and looks amazing in our master bath displayed on a gorgeous rose platter purchased from Stephanie of Angelic Accents. Betzie, I added my 4 leaf clover pin to the shoe. Isn't it pretty?

Sharing some decorative touches~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~My cross collection.

Spring Tea Set.

Italian bunny couple! Sweet birdie and Egg tree meets Tuscan country!

Vintage hand painted egg set I painted many years ago. A bit of whimsy to make a home complete!

With Easter upon us, I want to take this time to wish each and everyone a special holiday season and wonderful Springtime with blessings and many joys with your family and friends. Don't forget to enter the giveaway for this 100th post. Time has flown by so fast since I have begun to blog my studio and art shoppe designs. My greatest joy has been to meet and make friends with so many special people around the country and abroad. Thank you for making my first 100 posts fun. Your comments are always welcome and I answer each and everyone the best I can.
Good Luck!!!

Happy Easter Everyone~~~~~~~~~~
Blessings Always, Celestina Marie


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I hope you have a wonderful trip to New York with your hubby. Your Easter decorations are fun and am looking forward to seeing your garden. Have a blessed Easter

Anonymous said...

Hi, Celeste! Whatever your give away will be, I know it will be wonderful!

Thanks for showing us some of your Spring decor. I think I'm enjoying Easter more this year than ever before and I know it's because of all the lovely decor the bloggin' girls have!

I love your bunny tea set the best. SWEET! ♥

Joyce said...

Very pretty Easter treasures you have! Happy Easter!

Ginny said...

Congratulations for the 100th post. I know you will love New York, it is such a fun place to visit. I have very few Easter decorations, however, the ones I have I totally love! Happy and a Blessed Easter to you!

Anonymous said...

When you get to NY give a shout out to Boston & all of Maine for me will you? BUNNY OVERLOAD.. oh my gosh.. and a pink fleur de lie... okay i can't spell it... the new orleans saints emblem!! :) gorgeous.

meeting up with other bloggers. How fun to be able to put faces to the personality.

Will you take pics of your year long project? I'd love to see as i'm sure many others would.

Ooooh maybe I can win this giveaway.. .hehe.. i never win anything but dang if it isn't fun trying. I'd post anyway as I love love your blog!

Happy Easter and safe travels to you and yours.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Celeste! Congratulations on your 100th post! A true milestone for a busy girl!

Love Amy's sweet collage & those little chicks with the umbrella ~ How Springy is that?!? The platter looks so happy in its new surroundings & I also bought some soaps from Betzie after you blogged about them ~ gosh, they even smell yummy! Your pretty little bunny teaset is adorable & I'm soooo loving that last bunny you pictured!

Hugs & Love,
Angelic Accents

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Oh My Goodness! You are busy! Sounds like you have alot of fun things in the works.

Congrats on your 100th post! And have a Happy Easter.

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

congrats on 100 posts! blogging is so fun! i love your easter decor:)

noelle ♥

Unknown said...

CELESTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE everything!!!! The collage looks so CUTE with the chicks under the umbrella!!!!! I am so glad it went to you!! I fell so in love with that umbrella and chicks. And I thought of you, Larry and Ryan all being together!

Your Easter vignettes are fabulous Celeste, you have such a talent for so many things!!!

I hope you and Larry have the best time! I hope your Easter is just perfect! Your my best friend and I love you to bits!

Bunny Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Hope your trip is safe. Love all your Easter eggs & bunnies....
Have a Blessed Easter!
Easter Hugs,

Elizabeth said...

I am Elizabeth and hopped over from Joyce's blog and so glad I did.
I love your blog ,especially the Easter decorations,the bunny tea set is my favorite. My 7 year old grandaughter and I collect tea sets together so I love them all!
You can visit me at simplepleasures.

Angela said...

What an absolutely beautiful post...I LOVE those cross's..I'm on the hunt for cross's this summer to make a vignette on a wall somewhere in my house, (where there is wall space,LOL)

Blessed Season to you also beloved one.

Congrats on the 100...and you must have been talking about me with my over 350 posts..and all in less than five months,,LOL..blush Can you tell I talk a lot>!!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Happy Easter to you also and congrats on 100 posts! 100 of my favorite posts, I might add. You have some darling Easter decor. And those soaps are adorable.

A Southern Rose said...

Congratulations on your 100 posts! Your pictures are beautiful! I will have to go back and look at it all again. Happy Easter to you too!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Easter and congrats on your 100th post! You got lovely spring decor.. cant wait to see your garden photos! have a good day!

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Celestina! What a lovely post for Easter! You are one talented and gifted lady! I can tell you are not burying them either, good for YOU! ;) Be blessed this Easter and enjoy your family! Praying traveling is safe and that you return home refreshed and at peace! ;) ~CC Catherine

Linda said...

Hi Celestina,
Congrats on your 100th post, I love your Easter decorations, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.
Best wishes.

Unknown said...

Congratulations!!! 100 posts is something to celebrate for sure! I've really enjoyed coming to visit your blog. You have so many lovely things to share!

Love allyour pretty Easter Vignettes! :)

Happy Easter!

Brenda said...

Celeste, congratulations on your 100th post from a fellow decorative painter and member of NSTDP for 24 years. I love your painted items and your home is lovely. Look forward to seeing more.

Rebecca Nelson said...

Whooo Hooo! Congrats my southern friend! God has blessed your hand with the "swinging brush"!

You inspire me!


Gone said...

I'd LOVE to win your 100th post Give-Away!! Congratulations!!

Your trip sounds delightful. (Isn't Michigan on the way to where you're going? LOL!!!)


Betzie said...

Such a gorgeous post!!! Loved reading about everything. I'm hooked on garden decor and my flowers too...just a bit too chilly yet to plant here. I'm in a red mood this year, so lots of red everywhere! Usually it's pink or coral...but RED it is.
Love the way you display EVERYTHING! :)) You are amazing...and I hope you enjoy New York and all your friends!!! xoxoxo
Happy Easter!!!

Rue said...

Hi Celestina :)

Congratulations on 100 posts! It sounds like you will be having a lot of fun with the girls and a wonderful trip to NY :)

Thank you for your kind words and prayers about Alex. I just received a letter from him yesterday and he's doing well, which thrills me to no end, because I was so worried.

Thank you for being so sweet...

Happy Easter!!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Celeste!

Congrats on your 100th post! It's a real milestone! Thanks to blogs it's terrific people like you we all get to meet and become friends with. We really get to draw the winner?? How fun is that??!! DON'T enter me in your giveaway, I wouldn't want to pull my own name... snicker snicker...
But I'll be glad to put an ad for it on my sidebar if you'd like, let me know.
Your holiday decorations are so adorable Celeste! Those chicks under that little umbrella is just too sweet.
Sounds like you have been busy busy busy. I have been wearing myself out posting twice a week. I will have to do only one per week til my trip. I'm so super excited! Wes is ready for me to go so he doesn't have to hear it every day LOL! He's just too funny.

Have a blessed Easter Celeste!

Big hugs, Sherry

Unknown said...

Well Sweetie..I was a wondering what had happened to you! Sounds like you are very busy, like always!

I think I got the biggest part of my cleaning done..but still haven't gotten to the room downstairs that I need to. My craft room looks like a bomb went off in I must get to work in there too!

You do have most creative post..I just love seeing your vinettes and home. I esp love the darling bunny tea set! Too cute!!! Wish I could hop on a train and come visit too, sounds like so much fun!

I also wish you could squeaze in a trip to Michigan..would love to see you! Have a great time as I am sure you will on your little getaway!

No job yet...hubby's getting discourage..but we KNOW that its all in GOD's timing..that's the hard part, waiting! I have had a week where its been very hard, cause it all just hit me. But I am doing better now.

Congrats..on your 100th!!!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Congratulations on your milestone of the 100th post.

I love all your Easter decorations especailly your little Spring tea set and the hand painted egg set.

It sounds like life is going to be busy and exciting for you ~ have fun.

Have a blessed Easter

ps. I have a giveaway for my 100th post too, please visit if you have the time, thank you.

A Hint of Home said...

Congratulations on 100 posts. It does go by fast! I have so enjoyed blogging with you and reading your posts. Your decorations are so cute and I love your displays of them.
I hope you have a wonderful trip with DH and fun with your blogging friends.
Can't wait to see your garden designs.
Happy Easter to your family!

vickie said...

Hi Celeste, have a wonderful trip.
Phantom is awesome! You will love it. Can't wait to see your spring garden. Love your easter goodies. Congrats on 100th post.

Lori said...

Congrats to you,100 beautiful posts! Wishing you a momentful and safe trip! Once again you've adorn your home beautifully for the holiday! Happy Easter Celeste! Lori

Tina said...

Hey there,

found your blog through another fellow blogger - was looking over her comments and noticed your name. I have to say that I have never seen this name before other then on me. I too am a Celestina Isabel (latina) - wierd - there are a bunch of celeste's but never heard of another with my name..Lovely to meet you and wonderful blog congrats on #100. Please enter my name in your drawing...


Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celestina...a very happy Easter to you. I loved seeing all your spring and Easter goodies.

Please do enter me into your give away.


Bertie said...

Congrats on your 100th post, Celeste. Wow, time does fly. I love your Easter treasures and have a tea set very much like the one you've shown.

Happy Easter to you and your wonderful family, my dear friend.

Aunt May's Cottage

Anonymous said...

Celeste, everything is SO beautiful!
Thank you for having a give-away. Winning anything you create would be a treat. You are so talented and your huge heart shows in everything you create.
Blessings for Easter and always,

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing all your Easter pretties! Congratulations on your 100th post!


Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, Congrats on your 100th post! Your Easter decorations are all so pretty! Amy's little banner is so pretty! I hope you have a wonderful trip to NJ and NY. I know what you mean about being busy, I've been the same. I'm hoping things will slow down soon for me. Have a Blessed Easter!
Shirls Rose Cottage

Natasha Burns said...

Congratulations on 100 posts Celeste!!
You really are going to be busy aren't you! have a BALL in NY, I wish I was there too!
If you are into cheesecakes and haven't had the pleasure of trying Junior's Cheesecake, try to get over there while you're in the area, they're delicious! Have one for me!!!

Loretta said...

Congrats, Celistina, on your 100th post! I just posted my 200th post today. Isn't that something? I'm enjoying the lovely Easter plate I bought from you recently. I even did a little blog about it, with a picture of how I displayed it. If you come to my blog, it's on the April 6th post, way past all my Easter pictures.

Happy Easter! You will LOVE Phantom of the Opera in NY! We saw it last year on our first visit to NY. It was just sublime!

Happy Easter!

Nélia Botelho said...

Olá Celestina!

Grandes tesouros tem aqui.
Nem se pode procurar qual o mais bonito, pois todos o são!
Parabéns pelo 100ª post, uma ótima viagem e sobretudo uma Santa e Muito Feliz Páscoa!

Kris said...

Hello Celeste,

Congrats on your 100 post. I've enjoyed each post and learning more about you, viewing your beautiful home and your creative talents in decorating and painting.

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

Enjoy your upcoming vacation and your visitors. Wish I was closer it sounds like a fun time.

Have a happy day


French Cupboard said...

Congratulations on 100! It's beautiful over here. Blessings.. Polly

blushing rose said...

What darling Easter decor! You have such a special touch. I thoroughly enjoy your blog postings. May you & your family be blessed & have a beautiful Easter. Thank you for being a blog partner ... TTFN (Thank Thy Father Now) ~ Marydon

Jennifer said...

Happy 100th Post! I love the Bird in the nest with the gorgeous curly Tail! I love all your Spring and Easter things!
Happy Easter!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Happy Easter Celesina!!!Congrats on your 100th post.It will proably take yrs before I reach that.I only post about every 2 wks at the most.Its hard for me.I want to say how much I enjoy all your post and visits.Love all your new goodies.I just bought some soaps fro Betzie myself.I'm waitng for them now.They are so beautiful.
I'm sooooooo excited!!! Sherry is stopping by my house also.We are going to have so much fun.I hope we don't get into to much trouble...LOL...You take care pretty lady, XXOO Marie Antionette

Jennifer said...

Hi Celeste,Congrats on your 100th post!Have a safe trip to ny and have lots of fun.All your easter decor is so pretty.I just love the little bunnies all over.The crossses too.I am so happy Amy's pic went to a good home! I loved it she did such a wonderful job with it.I have your easter eggs and the bunny you sent me last year on my tree.I use the bunny angel as the tree topper.My wind chimes have been reminding me of u everyday this week they were chiming away.Have a wonderful and safe trip.Love ya,Jen

CIELO said...

Lovely Celestina, may you and yours be blessed this Easter and may you experience the love and peace of God...



Mr Lee said...

Congratulations for the 100th post.Hope your all doing well!
Welcome to our blog

Mr Lee said...

Hi Celestina Marie,
Thanks for leaving comments on our blog.We will add something about the works to the blog.Welcome to our blog usually.Nice to meet you too.
Good luck,
Mr Lee

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congratulations! I am always delighted to spend time on your blog. What a difference you make in our blog world! Keep on blogging! And have a wonderful Spring!

Kelly said...

Celeste your post and your pictures have brightened a very not so happy day for me, I am so glad I stopped by. You are such a blessing, and your items and your beautiful things I have received from you make me smile. Thank you!

Mary said...

Hello Celeste, Thank You for the visit. Hope you had a Lovely Easter. Congratulations on you 100 post:)
Happy belated Birthday too... I am still here,been painting and cleaning. Sweet Hugs,Mary:)

Secondhandrose said...

I hope your Easter was a special day! Have a grand time on your trip especially seeing a show in NY. I go there quite a bit as my daughter is in school there. I love it.


Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Hi Celeste, I hope you had a wonderful Easter! That lil tea set is so sweet!

Congrats on reaching 100 beautiful posts!
Blogging is so much fun and very addicting!
We are so fortunate to be able to meet so many wonderful gals in one spot aren't we?

Have a great week,
Hugz & Blessings dear friend,

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Celeste,
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment about our darling Taber. He is a joyful puppy and fills the house with love.
I am sorry I have not been by husband has been in intensive care but is recovering at home how. I hope your Easter was wonderful and that your journeys are grand. Have lots of fun. I wish you good health and much happiness always!!!
Love and hugs,

Unknown said...

Congrats on your 100th post Celeste! Sorry I haven't been around in awhile but things have been a little crazy busy. Hope you are doing well and had a wonderful Easter!

elma said...

Love your art. Congratulations on your 100th post:)

Cherub Kisses Boutique said...

I love that!! What a neat display of crosses!! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter!!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Hope you had a wonderful Easter Celeste! I love all of your beautiful collections.

xo Heather

bee'nme said...

Congratulations on the 100th post milestone sweet Celeste!! Your posts have been among some of the

most beautiful and inspiring in all of Blogland!! I am always delighted when I visit!!

Love your new Tuscan room treasures (gorgeous soaps...and I love the crosses!)...and your upcoming

travel and visiting plans sound wonderful!

Hope your Easter celebration was divine, and your Springtime is simply perfect!

Oh yeah...please sign me up for your giveaway...I know it will be awesome!! :o)

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky S. at Just Bee 'n Me

Anya said...

Lovely! thank you for the chance.

Caroline said...

Congrats on 100!! I love all your photos and your work area is so pretty. You're a busy lady.


Congrats on your 100th post milestone! I found you via Edie Marie's Attic. Love your style.

blushing rose said...

I continue to marvel at your talent, God given, & creations with it. You are so blessed to be able to do these wonderful things My talent is writing checks ...

I love just tapping into your blog & going thru your posted creations to relax ...

TTFN ~Marydon

Nikki said...

Wow are you all set for easter that tea set is adorable. Congrats on reaching 100 posts and thanks for sharing your candy too
Nikki C

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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..