Monday, June 15, 2009


Summer is a busy time here in the studio. I am working steadily on stocking the shelves in my cottage closet for my new web shoppe coming soon. Just thought I would give you a sneak preview of the new treasures on the way. New items coming will be a mix of shabby romantic to folk art and holiday. I am having so much fun!!

This sweet little item is a custom design for a dear customer. She brought me this last week. Debbie, it's finished. Busy bees on your old matchbox holder!

Sweet Victorian Nest Tray and Oval keepsake treasure box.

Blue Rose Wood flower cart and Pink Rose and Hydrangea covered server/candy dish!

Large Cottage Spoon, Tuscan Tray,Pink Toile Roof Bird House and Wood Candle Sticks.

And lots more to paint! So back in the studio I go!!

Also, wanted to mention that many blog friends have had trouble visiting around blog land. It seems that a window pops up that reads "site aborted" I have experienced this trying to visit many friends and others have told me the same thing happens to them. Hope it is fixed soon. I'll keep trying to visit and till next time~
Blessings always, Celestina Marie


Sharon said...

The match stick box holder is a sweet as it can be! Your work is so beautiful! Sharon

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

That match holder is adorable!
I had some problems and I switched to viewing with Firefox. It seems to work fine. I think the problems are with blogger and Internet Explorer...
Have fun this week!

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

love all the pretty items!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Your paint work is wonderful and you are so talented.
Love the busy bees on that lovely old match holder.

I sometimes have trouble with leaving a comment and have to do it via
Safari as I can't do it via Firefox that I normally use.

Have a happy week painting.


Anonymous said...

Exquisite my dear lady. Just beautiful! I look to see your own site one day. Take care.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Everything is just so beautiful! You do amazing work!

Unknown said...

Your work is just lovely! Oh, I would love to have a tatting shuttle with little painted roses on it by you! I wonder if I could find a plain wood tatting shuttle!?

Sonia said...

You are amazing and VERY talented!! I love everything you showed here escpially all the stuff with pink roses. You are a great artist Celestina Marie. I have no doubt you are and will be doing well in your new shop...

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so beautiful. I collect candlesticks and those are just too cute.


Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello my sweet,All is well here I see...What beautiful things you create.I cannot paint a stick doll....LOL. Do you ever do spoons with Xmas designs on them? I'm back to blogging. So I will be able to visit more.Let me know about the spoons.
XXOO Marie Antionette

Anonymous said...

All simply beautiful, Celeste! If I had to pick a favorite, it would be that cart.

Isn't it just the best feeling to be happily busy and enjoying life while creating?! Cheers to you, my dear! ♥

A Southern Rose said...

It all lookes so pretty! I love how you have done a lot of different colors and designs for everyone's tastes. I myself love the pink roses of course! LOL

Blind Fly Theater said...

More delight from a beautiful soul!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Beautiful my faithful friend. Your work is as lovely as your heart.

I'm always inspired when I visit. I wish I had your push me to do my best work. I just LOVE that about you...

Blessings on your talented, graceful swing that brush!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is so pretty. I especially LOVE the bird house...perfect summertime colors!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi friend,
I have to say I love the Tuscan tray. It's so me and my decor. The match box tin is just adorable. I need to get back to painting more. I love your spoons. Are they regular silverware? So cute.
Have a great week!

Unknown said...

I love the music today. What a lovely custom order. I love the bee design.

You won the giveaway! Please e-mail me your mailing address and I will design something special for you.

Have a beautiful day...whistling while you work.


Anonymous said...

I just think you artwork is sensational! I Love the match holder!! Would look perfect in my red & yellow kitchen.... LOL!!
Have a wonderful Day!!

marie said...

You have a beautiful blog. I am looking forward to when your shop opens! You have so many lovely items to offer in it!!
The special order matches holder is so cute.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway ~ good luck!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I came over from Marie's 'Spun by Me' because I thought I saw paint brushes in your hand. Your work is inspiring! And this little Beehive piece is so precious!

The Muse said...

Isn't it remarkable to see the personalities of the owners of the items...come forth as you paint?
What a lovely collection of work you have shown us..mmm I am going to explore some more!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Sweet Celeste!

I have had so much fun catching up on your posts! And I feel so honored that I got to see your Cottage Cupboard in person!! Your items are all so fabulous- the grape tray is so gorgeous Celeste. I feel so blessed to have met such a true artist.

I'll be trying your summer recipes. The bean/pea salad sounds wonderful and different from anything I've made. And the dip, mmmmmm!

That was a lovely post of your shabby chic guestroom but it's even prettier in person! Again I feel so blessed to have seen your decorating skills. Your other guest room is equally gorgeous. Hope you will be sharing that with everyone also.

And your "patio" party was lovely, however I got to sit at you beautiful dining table and eat & chat with you have an incredible visit at your home. What wonderful memories!

Please tell Miss Beazy we said Happy Birthday and give her a burfday hug from me!! I just love her!

I am reliving my vacation over & over in my mind. I have such beautiful photos in my brain that no camera could capture. You, Larry and Miss Beazy and your lovely home are part of them. Thanks again!

love & hugs, Sherry

Unknown said...

Oh Celeste, everything is just beautiful!! I love that candy dish! I am so into hydrangeas right now. The bee skep and bees are just too cute for words! So Summer-Y!! Love them :) I have learned that I can visit all the blogs I couldnt visit if I try them on firefox. You should give it a try :) I think it is an Internet Explorer issue :)

Love you lots! Kiss miss Beazy for me :)

blushing rose said...

Exquisite work, beautiful creations. Your touch is so special. TTFN ~Marydon

Anonymous said...

Hello Celeste!

You've been busy and made lots! I didn't know there is such as a matchbox holder. it looks so whimsy with the bee :-)

I know you've been painting these beautiful pink roses in your works but seeing the lady on your previous post (the one you painted on her back and looking through a mirror) and seeing her sweet face, and then another one you made with the tray . . . Their faces are so sweet to look at. Such sweet faces (both the ladies and the children). It's soothing. :-)

Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, Oh how pretty all your new items are. Those bee's are just too cute. I loved your previous post of Miss Beazy swimming, she is just soooooooo sweet! Happy Birthday to her! Those recipes look yummy. I'll have to give them a try. I know all about those twisters, I used to live in Kansas and they were so scary!
Love ya, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Bette said...

what great work of art! love, love the busy bees on that matchbox holder. and the birdhouse, it's so cute and so is the birdhouse that li won. i wish i'm half as artistic as you are.

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste!
So nice to come in and see what you have beens up to...BUSY as a *BEE* as usual. Your goodies look so beautiful!

Your song Whistle While you Work, reminds of when I was in 5th grade and sang with with 2 other girls. I don't remember if I could whistle that good or not. Memories! lol

Sorry we didn't get visit here with your hubby! I know he's such a busy guy. Gary continues to so appreciate all he has done!

Hugs and Love,

Nola said...

What lovely items you have, especially the match holder. I remember them from childhood, when everyone seemed to have one in their kitchen.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I'm so excited that your new shoppe is nearing opening day!! You are so gifted at designing such sweet pieces & of so many different styles as you have showcased today!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

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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..