Thursday, June 25, 2009


Yes, a few days away really does one a lot of good. I was on a little time out in West Texas. Had a nice time, and glad to be back home and back in the studio. While there, I did some shopping and sightseeing. I used to live in West Texas and things have really grown leaps and bounds in this friendly area of Texas! Here are a few treasures I found. Didn't really bring a lot back to paint on since I traveled by plane and was limited with room to carry treasures home. But here are a few things I did find.

Some items to design a candlewick treasure and a crackle fabric rose.

Wood Grace sign with iron accents!

Vintage floral embroidery linen.

This vintage book of the Bobbsey Twins 1928. It reminded me of my childhood in the 60's. I had a sweet little girlfriend, and the two of us were inseparable. Our teacher in elementary school called us the Bobbsey Twins.

I also found a small angel fairy that I will use to design a little fairy/angel garden. More about that later.
Recently I received a few awards from dear friends. The first is from my dear friend Ronda of Ronda's Peachy Keen Life
Thank you Ronda for this award of honesty. The idea is to list 10 honest things about yourself. Put the logo on your blog and then select 7 more who deserve this award. Due to time and so many friends busy and on vacation. I will elect to share this with all or anyone who would like to play along.

Here are my 10 honest facts.
1. Honestly, I do not like polenta! LOL!
2. I am honestly not a card player. Ask my family!
3. Can not tolerate bratty kids!
4. Honestly love shoes!
5. I do not like it when someone is being made fun of in a hateful way.
6. Hate snakes!
7. Not a fan of lazy people!
8. I love sincere people.
9. Honestly love peanut butter!
10. I honestly love to shop, paint, and be with my family!
See I got a few more in there. Now anyone that wants to do this, have fun!

Next I was tagged by my dear friend Carolyn, from Draffin Bears. This tag is to list 6 uninteresting things about yourself that really make you happy. Then to tag 6 others to play along. Again, I will tag anyone who wants to join in.

1. Sip earl grey tea early in the morning and read devotionals, really makes me happy!
2.Painting in the studio on a rainy day, really makes me happy.
3.My family being all together, really makes me happy.
4. Taking a walk around my garden, really makes me happy.
5.Slow dancing with my guy! makes me happy.
6. Curling up with my sweet Golden or going on a walk, really makes me happy.
I have so many more, but that's it for now.

Lastly, I was awarded from sweet ilakate (nyakatn)from Greece, with a lovely blog award. The idea is to accept the award, thank the friend who gave it and pass on to 15 other blogging friends. Again, There are way too many I would love to award so I will pass it to all my friends who visit. I feel you all have lovely blogs. Have fun and thank you so much nyakatn.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the awards and tag. See you again soon with a garden journal.
Blessings, Celestina Marie


Unknown said...

Your trip sounds lovely! What a nice giveaway. You came back with some treasures! I love vintage linens.
Congratulations on your tags and awards! You are definately very deserving of your awards! You most definately have a lovely blog! :)

I love peanut butter and shoes, too! I don't like it when a joke is made at someone's expense, either.

Connie said...

Glad you had a peaceful and restful time over there, sugar. Nice to see you posting again.

Blind Fly Theater said...

Welcome back home, Celestina! Glad to see your trip was fruitful...

1) Absolutely beautiful vintage embroidered linen... in love with the design and colors.
2) YOU DON'T LIKE POLENTA!!? (what is it??)
3) Mmmmm, peanut butter...
4) Love spending time in the garden
5) I want a Golden Retriever... but we already have 3 pets. It is nice, though, to experience the joy vicariously through your blog!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Celeste! So glad you are safely back home now. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. I really do like the GRACE sign & can't wait to see what you create with the candlewicking ~ I was just thinking about candlewicking the other day! I love the tone on tone look of it! I'm sure Miss Beazy was so very happy to have you back home. Snuggle her for me & I'll email you soon.

Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

The best thing about "getting away" is getting back!! Glad you enjoyed your trip. Stop by my blog as I am having a 3 day quickie give-away!!
Take care!!

Angela said...

I was looking at a few Bobbsy Twin books a few weeks ago at yard sales and thought about purchasing them...

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Celestina,
Looks like you had a profitable trip there. You found some really cute things. I love the grace sign.
Congrats on your new awards. You deserve them.
I hope you are enjoying the summer weather and all your beautiful plants and pool outside.
Enjoyed my visit, as usual.

Rebecca Nelson said...

I love to pop in a read more about YOU YOU YOU! Makes me feel like I've known you all the longer.

Continue to love your blog, your work, your words, your talent and your heart.


Unknown said...

Hi Celeste! How fun to get away for some relaxation! I am so happy for you :) Love your new pretties. The sign is beautiful as is the embroidery! My grandma always talked about the Bobbsey Twins too! :)

Those tags are so much fun! I just did a couple too :)

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my latest post, they mean so much to me!!!!

Love you sweetie,

Linda said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time away, and found some wonderful treasures, I loved reading the facts about you, I don't like polenta either or snakes, unfortunately snakes are a way of life around here. Congrats on the award.
Cheers Linda

Betzie said...

Hi Celeste!
I wrote you a post last night, but it looks like it disappeared. Not sure what is up again, it happens with a few blogs I visit, others are fine, weird.
I love all of your treasures and glad you got a getaway!
I had a Bobbsy Twin book a long time ago and I still have my grandmother's embroidered linens. That Grace sign is gorgeous! can't wait to see your Faerie garden! xoxo

Ginny said...

Hi, Glad to hear you got away for a bit. There is something about a mini vaca. It refreshes the spirit. Loved the grace sign!! I have a couple of embroidered scarves myself. I use them on my dressing table.

A Southern Rose said...

Welcome home! Doesn't it always feel good to come back home? I'm glad that you had a nice mini vacation and I love all of the goodies that you brought back home with you. Especially the 'grace' sign.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Glad to hear that you had a nice vacation and it is always so lovely to get away for a break. You brought back some lovely things - love the old Bobbsey twins book and the Grace sign.

thank you for playing along as I know it all takes time.
I loved reading all the lovely things about you ~ you are very special.

Have a great weekend and week ahead.

Rebecca Nelson said...

Forgot to tell you...I lived in West Texas. My daddy once pastored a small church in KERMIT...not far from Odessa. That is some desolate country my friend. I was in culture shock when we moved there from California! OMGOSH! Thought I'd died and gone some place other than was SOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!

xooxReb PS: Where did you go????

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

Glad you enjoyed your trip. My mom was born in Hamilton Texas and was raised in Gatesville. She's what you would call a Proud Texan!!! : )

Post a Comment

Thank you for stopping by. Your visits and comments are always welcome and I look forward to visiting you in return. Have a blessed day!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Celestina Marie
Celestina Marie

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..