Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sending Best Wishes.........

for a very Happy Thanksgiving to all my American blogging friends.

Yes, this time has rolled around again and how fast the seasons come and go. This year, like none before, seem to be busier then ever. I do not remember a time my studio has been so crazy busy!! Having said that, also come many thanks for the blessings God has given over this past year.

As 2009 comes close to an end, I can't help but reflect on the joys this year has brought to myself, family and friends. Too many to list, but felt in the heart and seen everyday.

Thanksgiving was always a special time when I was growing up. My Mother and Dad prepared for a big day and wonderful dinner for a large family and friends that would gather at our home.
Mom would prepare for days ahead after work, making special dishes, cookies, cleaning and setting the perfect table to hold many.

We lived in a small sweet 1949 cottage bungalow with 3 floors. But we always had plenty of room in the basement that dad finished, with room to hold many guests.

In the center, was a large table where our feast would take place. Once everyone arrived and the turkey was baked, we took our places at the large table, held hands and dad said grace. Thankful for our loved ones and the food set before us once again. It was a special time full of love and peace right there in the basement.

Through the years this tradition continued. There were times the snow was knee deep, times dear loved ones had passed away, times when tough events would fall on family members. But through it all, in sickness and health, we looked forward to gathering together to give thanks.

In our home today, my Best Guy and I, still carry those same traditions. We are so thankful for blessings that we see and feel within our hearts. The love that fills our home is very special. Although we don't have knee deep snow, we share the same message my mother and dad displayed so many years ago.

I hope for you, this holiday is special. Wherever you are and however you celebrate Thanksgiving, may it be one that is blessed with plenty and hope for the future.

We plan a special week with a long time family friend who is coming to visit. I have been preparing many days while working, just like mom used to do. Thankful for the season and thankful for time to share our blessings with others.

Over the past couple weeks I have missed having the time to visit all my blog friends. Missed my daily posts too, as it seems I paint, ship and start all over again. This season is wonderful proof that more peeps are shopping on line like never before. I look forward to getting back to a normal routine after the holidays and for Christmas sharing lots of holiday decor and hand painted treasures in posts still to come.

In the meantime, Best Wishes for a special and Happy Thanksgiving!
Love to you and blessings be yours, Celestina Marie


A Southern Rose said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Lee Laurie

Anonymous said...

I hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving.


Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... I have missed you! I am so happy you carry on family traditions, that is what Thanksgiving is all about... I too never break a tradition and will do many of the same things my mama always did in preparing for the day... love to you and your family... Happy Thanksgiving!... Bisous... Julie Marie

Unknown said...

What a beautiful post Celeste. I loved reading about your families celebrations. I could picture it all in my mind. You sure come from a wonderful family and it shows! I hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving with family and friends. I look forward to seeing your latest creations as always!
Much love,

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

....Happy Thanksgiving.....


Connie said...

Celeste, just stopping by to wish you, hubby and son a very Happy Thanksgiving, sugar! We're off to Seattle.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

I loved hearing about your Family Thanksgiving traditions ~ how lovely.
You came from a wonderful family and I can see why you are the beautiful Lady, you are!
Wishing you a wonderful, Thanksgiving.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What lovely memories you have of past Thanksgivings. I'd so have loved to know your parents! They sound wonderful and loving ~ just like YOU!

Hope you and your sweet family have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

THat pie is crazy good looking. May God's Blessings be with you and your this beautiful holiday season!! Love and hugs. Tammy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to you, too! I have wonderful memories of past holidays, too. It's a nice time to reflect. I sure do miss the big family get togethers but I make a special meal and my husband and I celebrate and count our blessings. Enjoy your holiday week!

A Hint of Home said...

What wonderful memories you have of your childhood.
I hope you enjoy your the special time with your friend and family.
We are in FL with my Mom and brother.
Happy Thanksgiving to your family!!

A Southern Rose said...

Thank you for the sweet comments about my shabby tree. Those were pictures from last year. I haven't put it up yet this year. Also, this year I have a beautiful ornament from you to put on it! Thanks again!

Lee Laurie

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I am new to your blog but enjoyed reading your heartwarming post. May you and your family have a most blessed Thanksgiving. Twyla

Ginny said...

Superior post, Celestina! I love to read about other people's holiday traditions.
Sorry I have not visited lately. It has been so crazy over here. We are trying to find health insurance for me and get my hubby situated with his medicare coverage. What a challenge!! I pray we make the right decisions. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

Dear Celeste,
I hope you and your family have a beautiful Thanksgiving. I love this time of year, because floods of beautiful memories come flooding back.

Happy Thanksgiving.


Ruth Welter said...

Celeste, I hope you and your family have a fabulous holiday. Sorry I have been absent from blog land lately. Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you. Talk to you soon.


betty said...

Che fame...complimenti per il tuo blog...meraviglioso. ciao ciao

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Sweet Celeste~I'm strolling in to catch up and especially to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!
It's such a wonderful time to stop and reflect on all those we cherish and are truly grateful for.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to visit and leave feeling inspired!

Even though our Thanksgiving is very small in number, with hubby and son (we don't count the cat cause she doesn't like turkey). We don't scrimp on the menu...from appetizers to desserts with several carb loaded dishes in between! We will be enjoying tryptophan playoffs too!

Sweet Holiday wishes,

Unknown said...

Hapy Thanksgiving Celeste! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Chany said...

Querida amiga gracias por tu visita, y por hermosas palabras, se que tienes mucho que cosinar con los invitados, espero que estes muy feliz, feliz dia de gracias para ti, y para tu familia.

Yo estoy pintando , cosiendo muchas telas, y terminando las clases de la escuela de mis hijos, así llega el verano y descansaré un poco en el mes de enero, saludos especiales para ti, Chany

Angela said...

Blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving Day

Betzie said...

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful Celeste!!! Your childhood holidays sounded so much like mine. My mom would work so hard...yesterday we all took Thanksgiving dinner to her. I made three casseroles, my dad did the turkey at their home, and my brother made his awesome pork and sour kraut...my son was home from college and it was just perfect. My mom looked better than I'd seen her in months...Nice we could all be with her and even better she is still here with us!
Your package is wrapped and ready to ship. will try for tomorrow, but will definitely go out on Monday...hugs!!! betzie

Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Loved your post, what wonderful memories. Sounds so much like mine. So many wonderful times were had with the family when I was young. Only one Aunt left now of my parents and their sisters and brothers.
I do miss them so!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Marydon said...

What lovely traditions, Celeste. When we were young Mother held Tsgiving at her home, we set up card tables everywhere to get everyone in ... days of yore, long ago.

TY for sharing ... I hope you had a wonderful festive day.

BTW ~ That precious ornament you gave me is adorning my tree dead center ... IT IS GORGEOUS, sweet friend.

TTFN ~ Marydon
PS Come join me at my new blog, & our giveaways. TYSM

vickie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, sweets!

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

i hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving! i've been away from blogging for a couple weeks due to our wedding, the honeymoon then a broken computer! ugh!

just wanted to say HI and that i was thinking of you ♥

Bertie said...

I'm a little late with a Happy Thanksgiving wish. We were out of town, but my wish for you is still there for a happy week.

Your traditions sound very like mine when I was young. We were lucky to have most of our family in the same town, now my family is so scattered it's not possible. Fond memories though.

Come see my new series on Victorian Christmas decorating. I think you'd like it.

Aunt May's Cottage

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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..