Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Easter and Welcome Spring!

Sharing an Easter Prayer with wishes sent to me and sharing it with you.

Join me for a cup of tea, and lets read The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.

Spring is here and a few of my bunny friends strike a pose for you.

Oh look, the bunnies brought some pastel eggs!

These sweet bunny friends share gorgeous Easter Lillies with us too.

Sharing the card inside with a verse of joy!

I will be busy in the studio painting and creating many new treasures coming soon.

Like this painting bunny, I'll be swinging my paint brushes and thankful to have a job I love. God is always so good!
Blessings and see you soon.
Happy Easter my friends.
Celestina Marie

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Dust has Settled~~~

and, after one month of consistent work to upgrade, redesign and remodel our humble master bath, the end is here. I have pics to share with you on this journey. Not always fun, but well worth the time and effort it took to make this new look complete. As you know, the master bedroom was also included in this redesign. So without any more reading, let's get on to the pics. They will include a few bedroom with accents, as well as the final bath design.

Thank you for stopping by to share in the pics. I have been back in the studio many days and creating is in full swing with many new items already in my shoppe HERE and lots more new hand painted and romantic treasures on the way soon. I hope your Spring is starting off better then ours here in the Lone Star State. We had snow last night with bitter cold temps today. I kid you not, this is highly strange, but hopefully, Spring is on the way soon.
See you again soon and till then Blessings and Blue Skies~ Celestina Marie

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wrong Email Address

Hello Dear Friends, Hope you are enjoying the week and looking forward to a great Spring Weekend. My remodel is finished and I have some pretty views to share, but before that posting, I thought I'd pass on a little something to make your day light hearted and maybe give you a laugh.

Wrong Email Address
A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules.

So the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day. The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston , a widow had just returned home from her husband's funeral, a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack. The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I've Arrived
Date: October 16, 2008

Hi Honey, I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and have been checked in. I've seen that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then!!!! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.
P.S. Sure is hot down here!!!!

LOL!!~~~ Have a great day and see you again soon.
Blessings and Blue Skies, Celestina Marie

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Being Irish is a blessing to me and I look forward to this day each year. St. Patrick's Day brings back many memories growing up and our home celebrations with special meals and Irish music. My Father was Irish and my grandfather was from Dublin. I have not been to visit, but look forward to a trip one day.
I decided to bring back my post from last year sharing some history, pictures and books I love. I hope you enjoy this post once again and as always, I wish you many blessings for all times. Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Ireland is about the size of West Virginia, and this tiny island has some of the richest history of the Western world. Some important dates are 600 B.C. when the Celtic arrived on Irish soil. In A.D. 432 St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland. During the time from 500- 800 known as the Golden Age of Ireland, great music, literary creativity made Ireland the most accomplished in Europe. When the Vikings invaded Ireland in 800, they founded the first towns including Dublin in 988. In 1002 Ireland is united for the first time under one leader and by 1801 Ireland is part of the United Kingdom. 1845 saw a million and a half Irish starve to death due to the Great Potato Famine and a million more people emigrate to avoid the same fate. By 1922 Ireland becomes a free state within the British Commonwealth except for six counties of Northern Ireland which still remain part of the United Kingdom. Leaving the year of 1949 to see the twenty six counties of Ireland become an independent republic.

St. Patrick is the man who converted the Irish to Christianity and is the most famous Irishman of all time. No one is sure where exactly the patron saint was born or buried, but they do know when he died, which is March 17Th. So on this day, the Irish worldwide celebrate the holiday in honor of his name. The shamrock is the symbol of Ireland and comes from Gaelic Seamrog, which refers to the plant's three leaves. As the story goes, It was in a heated debate with a Druid priest that St. Patrick bent down, picked a shamrock and used it to demonstrate the Christian trinity using the three leaves held together by one single stem. The Shamrock is regarded today as the national plant of Ireland and worn in many forms on St. Patrick's Day.

Churchill once said," We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English"

My grandfather was from Dublin and came to this country residing in Pennsylvania in 1921.

Here is a picture of Dublin today overlooking the River Liffey. Shown is a portion of the Ha'penny Bridge. The Dome building in the background is the Custom House.

Some of my favorite books!

Some pictures from the books to share! Pottery and shamrock bowl, ending with spring roses!

I hope you enjoy a bit of the Irish on St. Patrick's Day and may your day be filled with blessings and good cheer! The following pictures are a bit of Irish in my home.

Thank you for stopping by, Hope to see you again soon when I return with the finished Master Bath pics to share my remodel. ERIN GO BRAGH "Ireland Forever" Smiles, Celestina Marie~

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