Monday, May 3, 2010

~~HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY and SPRING GIVEAWAY~~

in honor of Springtime and Mother's Day Sunday May 9th 2010.

Several years ago when my Mother was living with me, and I was caring for her while sick, I planted a climbing Pink Rose outside her bedroom window for her to enjoy. Pink roses were her very favorite and these gorgeous blooms made her so happy. Since Mom's passing the roses have continually bloomed each Spring and become prettier as time goes on. Not long after I planted this climber, I painted a design I named Mother's Rose from the inspirations of the vine itself, old graphics and the many roses mom had grown over the years. So in honor of Mother's Day coming I am giving away a print copy of that original work arriving to the winner oval matted in light off white and ready to frame with any 11" X 14" frame.


In addition to my print I am including a copy of the book, Delight in the Details by Lisa M. Pace. It is a gorgeous book with paper tag and card designs you will just love, using mixed media and accents.



To enter my giveaway, just leave a comment on any post between now and Memorial Day. Your blog name will enter each time you comment and if you become a follower, your name will be added once more. Just my way of saying thank you to all my blog friends for nearly 3 years of fun blogging and friendship. I hope you will enter and the drawing will be posted June 1st, 2010.

Here are a few pics of the pink rose vine this season.





Last week was very busy, and along the way I have reorganized my store room and redesigned another area of our backyard landscape with my best guy. Tired, but having fun!! It's back to the studio for me and lots of creating going on. Hope to see you again soon to share more creations.
Thank you for entering my Springtime giveaway in honor of the season, Mother's Day and YOU!


Blessings and Blue Skies, Celestina Marie

53 comments:

Mari said...

HELLO CELESTINA,

OMG WHAT A WONDERFUL AND SPECIAL GIVEAWAY, AND A SWEET WAY TO HONOR YOUR MOTHER,YOUR ROSE PRINT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! PLEASE COUNT ME IN, AND IM ALREADY A FOLLOWER :)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Celeste..

Happy May Day.. and am so excited about your giveaway.. am a big fan of your pretties.. and would love to enter your giveaway..

have a good week dear friend
xo
fitty

Marilyn said...

Oh how Sweet of you to remember your Mother that way........
Please enter me as I have the perfect place to put this beautiful print!!
Happy Monday!
Marilyn

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

What a sweet way to remember your mom! You paint so beautifully and you really captured that rose.

Willow said...

What a wonderful thing you did for your Mother and now to see it bloom and think of Her more.

Beautiful artwork, please enter my name and I am a follower. I would be honored to win something so beautiful and precious.

Willow

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... what a beautiful way to honor your mama... I know you love and miss your mama as much as I do mine... that is so sweet you planted the pretty pink rose outside of her window for her to enjoy... I am sure she is always close by you, and her never~ending love for you is what is helping it flourish even more now... I would so love to own that beautiful print of the Mothers Rose... please enter me in your generous giveaway... your posts are always so inspiring, and what a precious tribute to your mama... xoxo Julie Marie

vickie said...

Beautiful rose painting, Celeste.
A wonderful tribute to your Mom.
I miss mine too. Please enter me, and I'm a follower. Hope you are enjoying our springtime weather!
hugs,
Vickie

Connie said...

That's beautiful and I'd be thrilled to win it, sweetpea. Just gorgeous - all of it.
xoxo,
Connie

Lee Laurie said...

How beautiful your painting is and it's even more beautiful and special with the story that you told about your mama's rose.

Happy Mother's Day to you.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Diane said...

Celeste, just stopping by to say hello and see what you've been up to. So many bittersweet memories in your beautiful painting.....
Blessings to you....
Diane

Anne Fannie said...

Your giveaway is very special and what a very special Rose in honor of your sweet mother.
I think any of us would be honored to hang that rose picture in our home.
My Mom is 86 years old, I thank God every Mother's Day to be spending another Mothers Day with her.
Ann

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

What a lovely giveaway! I would love to be entered! Oh, and I'm already a follower ~ just love your beautiful blog!

Warmly,
Lori

becky said...

Its a gorgeous giveaway!Please count me in!~~Becky

becky said...

What a gorgeous giveaway! Please count me in!~~Becky

becky said...

Im already a follower of your blog as well.

Diva Kreszl said...

what a lovely and generous way to honor your mother. these beautiful roses are such sweet reminders of the gentle love between you and your mother. Please enter me in you giveaway and I am indeed a follower!

froggy (D'Ann Gayler) said...

My mother's birthday is May 5. She passed away 7 years ago. Her favorite flower was the rose. She would have loved all of these. My sister and I are going to lunch on Mom's birthday to celibrate her life. Thanks for bringing a bit of Mom to me today.
Hugz, D'Ann

ginny said...

With Mother's Day just around the corner, you brought tears to my eyes. I know you miss your mother as much as I miss mine. What a beautiful tribute to your mom, Celestina!
Please enter me in your giveaway. I am, of course, a follower! I would be honored to win the rose picture.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Such a lovely post today and a beautiful tribute to your dear Mother.
What a pretty pink rose and must make you feel happy every time you see it and remember the love you shared with her.
Your rose painting is gorgeous and such a generous giveaway.
Have a lovely week, and enjoy creating.

Hugs
Carolyn

Mary Ellen said...

What a beautiful picture you have painted and what a precious story behind it! I would feel blessed to have this beautiful memory in my home!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hello my Lovely Friend!

What a wonderful tribute to your Mother....you are such a lovely soul.

LuLu♥

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I'm glad I'm not too busy packing to enter your give away, Celeste! How lovely! Thank you! ♥

Shirley said...

Celestina Marie, Your roses are beautiful. Your Mother Rose is absolutely gorgeous. I love roses so very much. I would love to use your rose on my blog. I think it would look pretty. You have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

❦TattingChic said...

Those roses are absolutely gorgeous! I consider myself very fortunate to already have some of your handpainted roses on my little teeny tiny tatting shuttle! It is so precious to me! I haven't tatted since October! Can you believe it! Oh me oh my!
Happy Spring and (((Hugs))) to you dear friend!
~TattingChic ♥

Mary said...

Hello Celeste, Your Mother's roses are Beautiful,just the most wonderful shade of pink:) I love the rose painting you made for her.
Got my goodies today. Let Bee open her own paper,went over as soon as I received them. She loved it...Mom where do I have a spot:)Have not decided where I will put my thermometer?(just not outside) Thank you for my sweet extras:) Have a great week. Thank You again. Sweet Hugs, Mary:)
Have a Wonderful Mother' Day...

Ronda said...

Good morning my sweet friend,

I think that this is a perfectly wonderful thing that you are doing.
I love the rose you planted for your mother, it's beautiful.

I would be honored to be considered for your giveaway, yet I know whom ever is the blessed recipient will be ever so happy and a lucky gal.

Please enter me in the giveaway.
I have been and shall continue to be a follower of yours...happily!

Have fun my friend.

Love &Prayers,
Ronda

WhineNRoses said...

What a beautiful giveaway!!
I would love to be entered and I am already a follower!!!
Thank ou,
Jenn~

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a wonderful and precious giveaway! I am already a follower and I would love to be entered! It would be an honor to won!
Debbie

Marydon Ford said...

Mother is smiling down upon you, Celeste. What a sweet tribute to her in your art & in your giveaway.

Blessings to you sweet friend.

Have a great week.
TFN, Hugs ~ Marydon

bee'nme said...

Hello sweet Celeste!

What a gorgeous tribute to your Mom and her lovely roses...the painting is incredible and the rose plant itself is fabulous! I'd love to be included in your generous giveaway - thank you for the opportunity!

Have a wonderful week friend!

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky

Bellesanbeaus said...

What a lovely blog you have! I immediately joined and have been happily wandering around for over an hour!!! I would love a chane to win your give-away...your painting is gorgeous and what a beautiful tribute to your mom. This is my first Mothers Day without my own mother, so you have inspired me to plant a rose in the garden for her...I'm sure she would love that...and a pink one of course! Big hugs Beth

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celeste, Ow, I absolutely love that print, please do enter me in your giveaway.

Sounds like you have been so busy in the house and yard. I just got my backyard all planted...now the front comes next week. Lots of work but so much fun too.

Have a creative week.

Hugs,

Ruth

Betzie said...

Such a beautiful giveaway Celeste and I would be honored to win and LOVE to win! Your mom's rose bush is such a sweet remembrance of her and your painting is just gorgeous! Pink roses are my favorite too...I planted three pink knockouts in front of our home last year and they just blood their hearts out for me! I just got a double pink knockout last weekend to put in the back.
That book looks like it's just my style too! Whoever wins will be very very lucky...
Hugs to you and happy creating!

Cathy said...

Hi Sweetness,

Love this post, as always.

I would love to be entered into your lovely "give-away".

xo Happy Mother's Day

xo Cathy

Lisa M. Pace said...

I am so glad you like my book.

Hugs!

mitz said...

how touching.. what a lovely give-a-way.. thanks... Happy Mom's Day to you..
( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)
( became a follower )

Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, what a lovely story and a pretty rose bush. Your painting of the rose is stunning! The book looks great too! I'd love to be entered in your drawing. What a nice giveaway. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!
Love ya, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Rose Haven said...

Hello...and thanks for your visit today. Rosie says HI..as do the boys. They're all getting along very well.

I tried to leave a comment yesterday, several times, but couldn't get into your blog...probably my laptop. We'll be back late tomorrow...and get all settled...and then busy, busy, busy! I've almost finished my son's wedding afghan...in just 2 weeks!!!

Love your new blog Header....great idea.

Jan

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh! Please do enter my name in the drawing. That's beautiful! laurie

Angela said...

((((((((hugs)))))))) Dear sister, please pray for my son Asher....

Angela said...

Yep,,I'm here,LOL

KarenHarveyCox said...

Celeste,
What a gorgeous giveaway, and you know how much I adore pink roses. Please enter me in your giveaway.
Karen

Lori said...

Celestina
What a beautiful way to care for Mom, by planting the bush outside her window! I wish I would have done the same. I had begun a special rose area specifically for my Mom after she passed, I was going to order more roses today from Jackson And Perkins! What a wonderful give away and if I was chosen I would not only commemorate the beauty of your Sweet Mother but mine as well with a prominent place for the rose in my home! Wishing you a day of bliss and thoughts of your dear mom, what a wonderful daughter you were to care for your mother, as I did too. I would do it 100 times over again. Love to you, Lori

debbie said...

DEAR CELESTINA,
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO YOUR MOTHER.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS BEAUTIFUL PICTURE IS THE STORY OF YOUR MOTHER. THIS WAS MY FIRST MOTHER'S DAY WITHOUT MY ONLY DAUGHTER AMY. SHE GRADUATED TO HEAVEN 6 MONTHS AGO...SHE WAS 33...YOU HAVE A FULL BEAUTIFUL ROSE AND A ROSEBUD WHICH REPRESENTS DAUGHTER TO MOTHER AND MINE IS MOTHER TO DAUGHTER. I SURE MISS MY DAUGHTER AS YOU, YOUR MOTHER.
THE BOOK WOULD BE REALLY SPECIAL AND WOULD TEACH ME SO MUCH. I MUST GET BACK TO MY ARTISTIC SIDE TO KEEP MY SANITY. I DON'T KNOW WHAT PEOPLE DO WITHOUT GOD.
PLEASE ENTER ME IN YOUR GIVE AWAY.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Kath' said...

I so enjoyed your blog and the things you make. I see your a new member Of MMP and wanted to come and say hello and invite you to come and join my blog giveaway as well. It ends tonight so hurry on over. Kath' at www.lilbitoldlilbitnew.blogspot.com

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! What a wonderful giveaway! I would be thrilled to win both items. Love the sweet story of the pink rose and your mother...and the book would be fabulous I can tell....

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Cynthia K. said...

Me again!

Forgot to say I am now a happy follower....

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Delcie said...

Celestina Marie, what a beautiful tribute to your Mother and the rose will keep blooming from year to year. I love the the painting also- roses being my favourite flower. Please enter me in your kind giveaway. I will become a follower if not already. Hugs, Delcie

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hello Celeste!

What a gorgeous painting of your special Mothers Rose! I can almost smell the fragrance!
I would love to be entered in your giveway.
Your photos are so pretty and I love the way your Mothers Rose has grown so tall and reaching up to heaven :-)
God bless you and your heart full of kindness sweet lady!

Lynn

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Me again!
I forgot to send big hugs to Miss Beazy Lee! What a sweet face :-)) I love dogs eyes!
Lynn

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Ok, I promise I will not bother you again today HA!!
Just to let you know I added your blog to my sidebar and hope that some more sweet ladies will pop over and visit to see all your pretty things!!
Lynn

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a sweet tribute to your precious mother, Celeste. Such pretty flowers you and L planted for her to enjoy. I adore the roses print, and would be so honored to win it, so PLEASE enter me in your lovely giveaway.

Love how you added more pictures to the bottom of your blog and your pretty new button, too!

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Janelle said...

Celestina Marie, what a wonderful way to honor your Mom... God didn't have to make flowers but He did. They're such a blessing, too!

Best wishes.

Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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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..