Wednesday, November 4, 2009

~From the Mouth of Babes~

Greetings from the Toile Studio dear friends. I hope you are having a good week. I am very busy in the studio, but did get some time off yesterday to meet my sweet friend Ann from "Ann's Finds" for her birthday lunch. It was a delight to spend time visiting with her and celebrating her special day. Happy Birthday Ann.

So, since I am head over heels in paint and glitter. Oh my the glitter is everywhere!! LOL!! I promise to share and show new hand painted items soon! Till then, I thought I would share with you a recent letter I received, What Does Love Mean? from the mouth of babes.
It is very sweet and worth taking a moment to read. I know we are all so busy and most are not a fan of long posts full of reading, but this may give you a Wednesday smile, so I wanted to pass it along.

What does Love mean?
A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?"
The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.
So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love."
Rebecca- age 8

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."
Billy - age 4

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."
Karl - age 5

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs."
Chrissy - age 6

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."
Terri - age 4

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK."
Danny - age 7

"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more.
My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss"
Emily - age 8

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."
Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,"
Nikka - age 6
(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday."
Noelle - age 7

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well."
Tommy - age 6

"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.
He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore."
Cindy - age 8

"My mommy loves me more than anybody
You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night."
Clare - age 6

"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken."
Elaine-age 5

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford."
Chris - age 7

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day"
Mary Ann - age 4

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."
Lauren - age 4

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." (what an image)
Karen - age 7

"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget."
Jessica - age 8

And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge...

The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.

Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,

"Nothing, I just helped him cry"

When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need.

Aren't these thoughts and words so sweet? I hope you have enjoyed these as much as I did. My brushes are calling so back to the studio I go. Lots of new treasures are on the way to my shoppe. And, many of you have asked for more pink, so more pink is on the way. Shabby roses and chic pink rules, right?

Blessings and Blue Skies be yours always, Celestina Marie


Ronda said...


Out of the mouths of babe's huh!

Precious....just precious, and oh so true!

Thanks for sharing this Celestina.

Have A fabulous day my talented friend.

Love & Prayers,

Gone said...

Oh, how sweet!!

So good to see the REAL YOU!!! All paint-ey and glitter-ey!! LOL!!!

We're off, the pups and I, to see the Vet...yesterday Benny (the youngest) was neutered...and Jasper was treated (and had part of his face shaved) for a TICK BITE!! Today is re-check day!!


Unknown said...

Oh Sweet C!!!
What a precious post! Many of those sweet words brought tears to my eyes! Just endearing! those sweet vintage images you have..just made this a sweet post!

Be sure to stop by again and again to enter my 200th Celebration giveaway!


PS..G has an Interview at Chrysler today!

Connie said...

Those are precious, honey. I may print them out to use on a pumpkin or something like that. A girl can't be toooo froufrou-y, right?!?!

Unknown said...

This is one of the sweetest things I have ever read Celeste! Children are so amazing! The perceive things so much better than people realize. And the little boy and the neighbor made me cry. I could just picture that in my mind.

I cannot wait to see what you are working on now :) YES, pink and shabby rules!!
Love ya sweetie!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awww Celeste.. such a lovely way of saying love.. kids they are so pure, so transparent, so sweet and I cried reading each one of them.. all are so true.. the lil2 things you did for someone you love is LOVE!..

thanks for sharing..
have a great day

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste.. this is just precious! I love them all, but especially the one about the older sister giving the younger one all her clothes then having to go buy more... my sweet older sister gave me hers, always out of love... love to you... Julie Marie

Anonymous said...

"nothing, I just helped him cry." Boy, that says how intuitive children can be.....

I also like...

When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need.

Thank you my sweet friend... It was a wonderful post... some tears & some chuckles.

Anonymous said...

I love these lists!! I think they are the best. My son was really good for coming up with one liner's that would stop you dead in your tracks. He still comes up with such lines & has added to his collections. He now has many useless but interesting facts stuck in his head. Love them Celeste!! Hugs. Tammy

Ginny said...

Oh Celeste, I have read that another time, but I still go awwwwww everytime I see it! Thanks so much for your email filled with such kind and uplifting words. I am just having a rough time being a caregiver to my husband after his surgery. It seems that there are never enough hours in a day to do anything. And I know "this too, shall pass" will be here and I will look back and laugh at how stressed I was!
Looking forward to seeing all your new etsy things.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beautiful images! Thanks for such a sweet post! Have a wonderful afternoon!

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet post :) Children are little beauties aren't they? My favorite answer is: "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."
Billy - age 4

Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see your new creations :)


Chany said...

Adorable todos los comentario. bellesímos, realmente los niños son puros y dicen la verdad. Me encantó tu blog, y las imágenes que pusites son preciosas, Chany.-

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Many thanks for sharing this beautiful post.
Aren't children beautiful and precious. Love all the pretty images, especially the wheelbarrow and typewriter sweeties.

Hope that you are having a great week

Betzie said...

Such a sweet post Celeste!!! Loved reading it and as always enjoyed my visit!
I'm repainting and doing so many home projects at the moment in addition to helping my parents and taking care of the pups...BUT I will try to stop by at least once a week!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

These are such sweet sayings and children really call it as they see it, don't they?! Love all the sweet graphics you used in this post, too!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Celeste I love this post! May I link it on my sidebar for people to hop over? Everyone should read this!!

Hugs, sherry

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Celeste, I wanted to stop by and say hello!!! I really enjoyed this post, kids are so hinest and speak from the heart. I wanted to ask you about the photos you put on your post, is there a place where those kinds of photos can be found or purchased I really enjoyed looking at them while reading your post. I am new to vintage so not sure where to get pics.

Thanks 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..