Wednesday, April 8, 2009


High time I get here, right? Well I have been very MIA trying to finish orders and work home projects at the same time, I just don't know how all you wonderful blogging friends find time to post so much. What is your secret?
Being Easter week, this beautiful time finds me balancing holiday and home along with planning a trip to New Jersey and New York. It is a working vacation of sorts with DH speaking at a seminar and myself meeting a client, turned good friend, whom I have been working a year long custom order for. I am so excited to meet her, if all works out. This all takes place May 1st. We will also go into New York to see Phantom on Broadway and dinner. So excited about this as we really need a get away.

When I return, I am excited to have Sherry from Edie Marie's Attic visit along with her daughter in law Chris and Linda from Linda's Bluegate. What fun. Sherry has been planning this trip with her DIL for some time and they will Amtrak here from Ohio. What a great trip they have planned and I am so excited to be on their list of stops. If anyone of you are near my area and would like to join us, let me know. Just send me an email.
AND, since this is my 100th post I will have the girls do the drawing for my Spring Surprise giveaway on May 9th. Yes, I said surprise. I will reveal the winner on Mother's Day. All you have to do is comment on this post and any others between now and then, be an active blogger and able to supply me your address for shipping your winning gift. Easy right? If you comment on all posts I will enter your name in as many times as you comment. Fun!!! I know that most of you have posted twice as much as I have in this length of time, but for me, this is a milestone.

In the mean time, I am finishing my large year long special custom and finishing up my garden redesign, which has about 3 more days till finished. There is something so wonderful for me to work in the earth and baby my flowers. All my interior design background goes into play in the garden as I seem to work it like the inside with decorative touches and layout. Can't help it, in the blood I guess! LOL! More pictures to follow when finished.

Recently I purchased a few new goodies that add personality to my shabby Tuscan villa cottage. Here is a gorgeous collage from Amy of Bunny Rose Cottage with sweet umbrella chicks she sent for my birthday. The details and colors are perfect.
Betzie from Time Enough makes these wonderful designer soaps and I just had to have more after the first set she sent. This group is pink with sparkles and looks amazing in our master bath displayed on a gorgeous rose platter purchased from Stephanie of Angelic Accents. Betzie, I added my 4 leaf clover pin to the shoe. Isn't it pretty?

Sharing some decorative touches~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~My cross collection.

Spring Tea Set.

Italian bunny couple! Sweet birdie and Egg tree meets Tuscan country!

Vintage hand painted egg set I painted many years ago. A bit of whimsy to make a home complete!

With Easter upon us, I want to take this time to wish each and everyone a special holiday season and wonderful Springtime with blessings and many joys with your family and friends. Don't forget to enter the giveaway for this 100th post. Time has flown by so fast since I have begun to blog my studio and art shoppe designs. My greatest joy has been to meet and make friends with so many special people around the country and abroad. Thank you for making my first 100 posts fun. Your comments are always welcome and I answer each and everyone the best I can.
Good Luck!!!

Happy Easter Everyone~~~~~~~~~~
Blessings Always, Celestina Marie

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