Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day!

Happy first day of May. This was the day we were to leave for our trip to New York and New Jersey. Due to some work related events and the flu, our trip has been canceled for now. We are fine and not sick, but it was a decision made due to the many cases of flu in the area we were to attend. Thank you for all the well wishes for our trip. I truly appreciate it, however,
these things happen and I am not disappointed. I truly believe that everything happens in life for a reason. So I look forward to next weekend when Sherry from Edie Marie's Attic, with her DIL will visit with Linda from Linda's Bluegate Blog. Linda is featured in Romantic Homes this month for her gorgeous garden Conservatory creations. Be sure to take a peek at the article and her gorgeous design.

In the meantime, I have been very busy and decided to show the handmade and hand painted gifts that will be sent to the winner of my giveaway drawing. There is still time to comment and enter from now till May 9th on any post. Sherry will do the drawing and I will take pics of the winning entry name. So far over 150 entries have been collected. Thank you so much and good luck to all.
Here are the assortment of gifts. A tall hand painted bird nest keepsake box for treasures, a garden journal, some morning glory seeds, sweet decorative birdhouse, handmade paper cards with my cottages roses, a sweet happy days tag, and a cupcake spoon ornament. The winner will receive all and I am so excited to give these away. I hope you are not disappointed and will enjoy your new treasures.

Thank you so much for celebrating with me my over 100th post now. It has been a joy and blessing to blog. Good friends have been made over time and each and everyone is very special to me. You inspire me, make me laugh, lift me up on hard days, keep me creating and bless my life in more ways then you will ever know. Thank you my friends and blessings to you all.
Happy May, Celestina Marie


Anonymous said...

okay before I forget.. OH MY GOSH... I love spoon full of sugar.. honest to betsy. I sing that song all the time around the house. usually when the meds kick in mind you but hubs just gets a giggle.

HAPPY 100th!! How often would a woman admit to that eh? :)

Love your art work. I'm going to have to go over to your etsy shop and look about. You paint ever so beautifully. I wish I could still paint but my nerve damage has long taken that from me. That's okay though as God had different plans for me. I can still sew.

Blessings to you on May day and again, congrats to your 100th.

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...


When I clicked on the link for your blog, immediately I knew this was one to visit often. BREATHTAKING!

Congratulations on your 100th post ~ May there be MANY more!!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your items are so pretty as always! Love those spoons!! Sorry you had to delay the trip...but more creating days for you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy May day to you, sweet friend! Your giveaway is getting more and more exciting! You have such beautiful rose creations and we all love pink! Your blog always cheers me! Thank you!

Sonia said...

Who could be dissapointed with all that gorgeous stuff. I love everything, especially the bird house and the spoon. You are very talented!!!

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

so, so pretty!! can't wait to see who wins.... hope its me:)

noelle ♥

Ginny said...

Happy May Day...I think your designs are gorgeous! I especially like the birdhouse and the keepsake box! You are a very talented and gifted woman and I enjoy visiting your blog very much.

Ginny said...

Happy May Day!...Your designs are beautiful. You ae a talented and gifted woman. I enjoy visiting your blog. I especially like the birdhouse and the memory box.
I hope this goes through. The first posting I did went awry as lost your website somehow(??)
Blessings, ginny

bloggytreasures said...

How pretty! Congratulations on hitting 100!

Betzie said...

I feel the same way...things happen for a reason and might as well just go with the flow.
Glad you are still home safe and sound...that flu is a little scary.
All the gifts are just gorgeous as is anything and everything you make! If anyone is disappointed, they can send them to me...LOL
See you next time girlfriend!
xo betzie

Gone said...

Oh...these are just BEAUTIFUL!!! I'd LOVE to win!!!

I'm so glad you're not bummed about your trip cancellation. We'll have GREAT weather to drive home in Sunday...after BRUNCH with my son and future DIL.


Anonymous said...

Happy May Day!!
Hope your day is beautiful!!

Angela said...

That is AMAZING all the comments that you for being disappointed,,I think the the only reaction will be,,the struggle NOT to be envious of the one that is going to win,,lol...

((hugs)) Love your outlook on the 'disappointments' of life..

Anonymous said...

Mama Mia! ☺ What a give away! You're so sweet, Celeste! ♥ Want to dance around the Maypole with me? I'll let you be queen of the May. ☺

Lori said...

Oh girl what gems!! I love the detail of the bird house! and the cutsie pink cottgaes on the spoons are precious!! Now who hoestly wouldn't want that package of pink goodness in their mail??? I know I would and have a pink house to appreciate such lovlies!!!! have a wonderful Mother's Day sweetie! Lori

Abby Lanes said...

I enjoyed your entry. This swine flu is certainly keeping people at home. I agree that everything happens for a reason, even though sometimes I don't initially like it when things "appear" to not be going my way.

Congrats on your over 100 posts!

Draffin Bears said...

Happy May day, to you dear Celestina Marie.
So sorry that you had to cancel your trip but as you say, sometimes it is for the best and I am sure you will be able to go at a later date.

I love all the beautiful handmade treasures (talented Lady!) in your blog giveaway and I am sure the very lucky person to win them will be thrilled!

Have a lovely weekend

Anonymous said...

Hi Celestina.

Yes, things do happen for a reason. Sometimes, at that moment we won't feel the same way and don't exactly understand why but in the end we do realize that there is such purpose as to why things happened. All we can do is not be so pessimistic about it cause there really are positive things to look at. Hard, I know, but it's worth a try right? It just depends on the eyes looking through :-)

Now, for your creations ---- wow! and I mean wow! Makes me wanna wish I could paint too :-) . And look, you included the painted spoon too and its pink with a cupcake on it. Cute. Everything is just lovely. So nice of you too to include a packet of seeds to start of with that garden journal.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Celeste, what a beautiful & generous giveaway! Anyone would be absolutely thrilled to have even ONE of your creations!! My tall round ROSES box I purchased from you gets used EVERY day, as I keep my sewing supplies in it right next to my Mama Bear chair in the family room!

I'm sure the right decision was made to stay home at this time. I hope you will soon be able to travel tho, as I know you would enjoy the plays & meeting your special friend!

Hope you & L have a wonderful weekend!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Joyce said...

Oh dear friend~ what truly lovely gifts you are giving away! Anyone who wins them will truly be blessed..... sigh... what a delight to just come in here and dream over your paintings..... Happy Weekend to you!

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Kris said...

Celeste, You've outdone yourself, AGAIN. Now, I knew when you first posted about your giveaway that I WANT TO WIN, but now that I've seen what you are giving away. I HAVE TO WIN....:)
I love it all, can't pick a favorite thing you're giving away, because everything is my favorite.
Sorry to hear you didn't get to go on your trip, but like you, I believe everything happens for a reason.

Have a happy day

blushing rose said...

Congrats! on this special moment. You are truly an exquisite creator of beautiful things. I love the teaspoons. I make teaspoons filled with lavendar & wrap with tulle & tie w/ribbons & adorn w/flowers, etc. Not anywhere as gorgeous as yours.

Have a beautiful weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

Unknown said...

Hi Sweetie!
Thanks for your continued prayers and support! GOD is at work, this I KNOW! We continued to be optimistically cautious, knowing GOD is at work..but wish he'd hurry up too! lol

So sorry to hear about your trip..but I know your visit with Sherry and friends will bring many treasured memories! What a wonderful thing the internet/blogging has become to many! Especially me! hehehe

Your HP goodies are just DIVINE as always!!!! and will be a treasure to whomever receives them!


Unknown said...

OMGoodness! Your gifts are all so beautiful! Whoever wins these will be truly very lucky! Lucky, not just to have something so gorgeous, but to have a piece of your artwork! Beautiful!

BTW, thanks for the very sweet comment you left on my blog today! :)

vickie said...

Miss Celeste, how could anyone be disappointed in your awesome gifts! You are so talended, I love everything you make.
Have a great week.

Rebecca Nelson said...

Sweet C....I believe things happen for a reason, too! Maybe it is God's hand of protection upon you!

You offerings are simply beautiful! I love your giving spirit and generous heart. You never fail to bless me.

I'm sooo grateful to have finally met you. Isn't God good? He's so faithful with the desires of our heart...

Love to you "Oh Talented One"...


Unknown said...

Celeste, this is the most beautiful giveaway!! I sure hope I win!! You really went all out Celeste!! I love it all :)

Do yoi mean the swine flu? That has me so scared!!! I cant wait for school to be out as I worry about it there! I m glad you stayed home to be safe!!

Kathy LOVED her tin that i got her by you :) She just loved the roses so much!!

Love you,

A Southern Rose said...

Congrats on your 100 posts! I love your blog and you are so talented! What a great give away! Somebody is going to be so happy to win this! I'm crossing my fingers! LOL

Lee Laurie

I'm glad that you stayed home too. I would have done the same. Everything does happen for a reason. Have a great day!

Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm so glad that you like my Americana Bath. I love the way it came out. I used the background color for the walls that was in the border, it was a sponged look and I picked the darker shade and it does not show in the pic. I do like the way it came out, in person it looks better. Thank you so much for your comments on my decorating, it means alot to me coming from you. It is a large bath, about 18 x 12. It's just a guest bath but company surely loves it. I'd like to find a little dresser to go next to that sink.
I'm sorry that you had to cancel you trip, but it's probably a wise idea. I pray that you are all safe in Texas. Your giveaway is just over the top beautiful! I'm hoping I win. LOL I put up a cute post today of an ice cream cone quilt that I made for my new teatime/cupcake guest bedroom. I think you will like it!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh Celeste! I can hardly wait to pick the winner of those awesome gifts!! What fun that will be! What a lovely assortment of gifts you have created Celeste. Each one more beautiful than the last! You are sooooo talented girl!

I love the painted spoons you are doing. Such tiny detail on them. They are tiny works of art.

It was so wonderful to hear your beautiful voice Celeste! This week will be a whirlwind. I'm getting butterflies now that it is so close!!

Waiting to hug you in person, Sherry

bee'nme said...

Hi Celeste!

WOW! What an incredibly generous and stunningly gorgeous giveaway!! Who wouldn't be thrilled with even one of your sweet handmade/handpainted treasures!?! LOVE it all...the winner will be a blessed person indeed!!

You sure have a great attitude about your trip cancellation - that's wonderful...I'm glad it wasn't disappointing..and I'm sure God has something else in mind for whatever reason!

Blogging is a blessing, and I am so happy to have met you through this incredible venue!! Congratulations on your 100th lovely post...and may you grace us with hundreds more!!!

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky S.

Unknown said...

Happy May Celeste! I am sorry about your trip but and whomever wins your giveaway will be one lucky person. Hope you are having a great Spring.

Caroline said...

ooohhh....such pretty painted items!!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

What a time to pop by your blog for my first visit!
How clever are you!
Such great giveaway goodies...But my bird fetish would think that!!!
WIll be back to read more soon

Natasha Burns said...

Happy belated May Day Celeste!
sorry to hear your trip had to be postponed. You know, Central Park in October is truly amazing, maybe you were meant to go to see that?!

Cathy said...

Dear Celeste,

I am thrilled to share in your friendship and celebrate your 100th post. Your creations are beautiful, as always. The roses, the pink, and the birdies, Oh my! Have a great day sweet pea.

xo Cathy

Ruth Welter said...


Sorry your trip got postponed...all of your creations, as always, are gorgeous. Enjoy the month of May...


chicroses said...

Pretty Pretty roses. So soft and sweet! We just have made the big move across 3 towns. So still getting settled. My paints are still in storage.I thought I could share with DH his man cave. But not enough room, so I will set up in extra bedroom. Well dont need to ramble. One of these days I will add something to my time. Keep up that painting.I'm envious. Hugs Sally

A Hint of Home said...

Hi dear friend,
Sorry about your trip but it is true that all things happen for a reason. Having just sat in a Dallas airport Sat. for 5 hrs. in the storms they had with many people wearing masks because of sickness, I totally understand. We even sat on the runway after that for an hour before they reopened.
It's good to be home and visiting blogs I love again.
Your giveaway is just beautiful and someone will be very blessed to have your painted items. I'm with Ceekay, your spoons are adorable.
How are your knockout roses coming? I couldn't believe how mine blossomed in two wks. I will try to post them soon.
Enjoy your company!

A Hint of Home said...

Oh, how I wish we could have met or at least talked for a while. I was beginning to think we were spending the night
We left after 10:00p.m.

Just Sweet Creations said...

Your work is truly breathtaking.Just so love the roses you are so talented. Congrats on the 100th enjoy your site.Huggs Anne

randi K design said...

I am happy that you are not sick! Probably smart to stay home..! I will travel to Norway next week. Just for 2 weeks, but I really look forward to see my grandkids!

Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet commet. THank you also on my ice cream cone quilt. I have to get it quilted now because it looks so pretty in my new pink room.
I can't wait to see your new creations especially the ice cream cone ones! I hope one day to get me home in a magazine. I've been waiting until we get more work done but have been considering sending just one room it instead of the whole house. Still thinking on it. Have a great week!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Rue said...

Hi Celestina :)

I'm so sorry about the trip cancellation, but hopefully soon you'll be able to get there.

I wanted to come over here and wish you a very Happy Mother's Day weekend!


Rebecca Nelson said...

Happy Mother's Day, Sweet C! Blessings to you and your family as you celebrate your life!

Hugs to you...sorry you missed out on your trip. Hope you can go soon!

Love to you...Rebecca

Marilyn in NM said...

I hope it's not too late to enter your drawing. I usually visit your blog more often but it's that "busy" time of year. Great items. You are so very, very talented.
Marilyn in NM

Shabbyrose said...

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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..