Friday, June 18, 2010


Greetings Friends, to the 2nd annual "Where Bloggers Create Party", Hosted by Karen Valentine, of My Desert Cottage. It will be a fun and inspiring day to visit the many Creative Spaces around blogland, so be sure to visit by clicking on the pic to the right sidebar or at the end of this party to view the list of participants. A Big Hug and Thank you goes out to Karen for her dedicated hours of work pulling this special party together.

Welcome to my party, I am so glad you are here to share some time in my Creative Space. I hope you will enjoy my fun ways to hold storage, and as we visit, please share a cup of tea and treats.

For as long as I can remember, I have made a creative space to enjoy the crafting process anywhere we have lived. From kitchen tables, basements, guest bedrooms and laundries, I have set up a spot to call my own. A place to create has always been a huge part of my life.

Growing up, I was inspired and influenced by two wonderful women, my grandma and mother. There was never a time they did not have a project in the works. I watched, listened and was always amazed at their talented ways. I hope, just a bit rubbed off on me, if so, I am very grateful. Being a decorative design and display artist has taken me in many directions, but it is always special to spend my days, Where this Blogger Creates.

Now my studio takes up the space of a third car garage. In fact, it is a third car garage converted to my studio. As my business grew, so did the need for a larger area. Measuring 12 feet by 22 feet, I have it stocked full of everything I need to create and supplies are right at my fingertips. It takes a lot of materials at times to keep my on line shoppes running smoothly and filled with goodies and although my studio is full, it is organized, workable and cozy. A dear place at all times and seasons. And I might add, the inspiration for my toile studio was inspired by Fifi O,Neil's Romantic Country office feature in one of her Spring issues several years ago. Thank you Fifi!! I still love the black toile and I don't think I will ever tire of this style!

So lets get on to the party and a walk around the room. First, I’ll share the full views and then a few details of the storage I use to hold essential products. And, as we party, you will see a few favorite quotes I keep near by to inspire and dream.
Most recently I painted the storage cabinets a pretty soft fresh shade of white called "Honeysuckle Bloom" which brightened the room and adds to the natural light that pours in the space from the wall of windows across from my work table.

The following are a few favorite quotes from around the room, which always inspire me when I read them.

Thank you for coming to my "Where Bloggers Create Party." Be sure and visit the many talented bloggers to view more Creative Spaces sure to inspire and encourage us all.

Till next time, I leave you with Rose Blessings and Pink Dreams

Hugs, Celestina Marie


Chany said...

Cele Marie, my dear friend, truth beauty your studio there are many things in which we seem, for my study also has a long pink and black and white, I love everything you do, and you are always a source of inspiration for me I love all your work, I leave you a big hug and many blessings, Chany

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Celeste... how beautiful! And how fun to see where my treasures from your shop have been many things I love in your studio... the shadowbox from your daddy for your paint, and the Victorian boot from your mama that holds brushes... those are priceless! I love hearing that your mama and grandmother inspired you and I am sure that inspiration still carries with you always... your toile curtains are so pretty as is your toile teaset! I also love your vintage apron collection in there... your new chandelier is stunning! I think it is sooo cute that "Princess Miss B" has her own little space in there at your side, doggie kisses Miss B! Celeste, you are so beautiful, I am not surprised you were a model... and you are just as beautiful on the inside! Now, I must go back and take a second, and third look, I don't want to miss a thing! Thanks for sharing your beautiful space... xoxo Julie Marie

Connie said...

Your creative space is as beautiful as YOU are, sweetpea. I've always loved it, even before you did it toile, but I think the toile makes it even more gorgeous. Done excellently with a touch of humor also for Miss Beazy. Hug and kiss her for me, chick; she is truly your "right hand" dog!

Angela said...

I never get tired of coming here to see your studio sweet sister...I just love how everything is so pleasing to the eye, and every nook and cranny puts a smile to my face and brings inspiration to my mind on what I can do with my 'craft room' (one that I dreaming about...diningroom turned computer room going to be turned into my craft room,lol)...Having a space that you have definitely would make the 'craft juices' flow so much more....

Ginny said...

I love your creative space, Celeste! Everything is so neat and organized, just a dream of a room to do your creating.
I especially like the "younger" picture of you. You are just as beautiful now as you were then, for sure!

Susan said...

What a beautiful craft space...I want to come right over. I will bring Jack and Osker,my two golden retriever brothers. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my blog. You, however are a real talent! Susan

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Celest...I love your room. I love all the touches of black. My kind of room. And I know how many beautiful creations come out of there! Thanks for sharing your space!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Dear Celeste...

You know what?

Every single time I visit you, no matter the reason, I'm inspired. Your studio is a brilliant example of the creativity that lives within you. A gift to you from the Most High. My how He has blessed you. Your vision and your grace continues to draw people to you. They love you. People just do! No doubt another gift from the Father.

I'm so glad we are friends. So glad that even though we produce similar stuff there is never any tension or jealousy. Peace dwells between us and I'm so thankful for that!

Isn't God good!?

Yes! Yes He is. He sent me you.

Love to you~


Kit said...

Oh so very beautiful! What an incredible room. I can appreciate your style and it is so different than mine. Such a pleasure to see how you have set it up. And it is very nice to meet you. I look forward to coming back soon! Kit

Pat said...

Oh my goodness!! What a beautiful work space and I'm sure it's because of your beautiful soul!! You have such a great talent--isn't God good to bless us in this way? I'm still struggling to get my creativity back, but you and your lovely blog have truly inspired me. God's blessings to you,
Pat, A Remade Life
ps I'm putting your link on my blog!!

Unknown said...

Dear Celeste,
I think that your art studio is the most gorgeous studio that I have ever seen. Of course I love the black and white toile. But Celeste there is so much warmth and you truly have created a bit of paradise to inspire you. You are such a special lady, and I am so glad that I know you because when I visit here I can feel the love.

Betty said...

Your studio is so pretty! I love that jewelry cabinet that you refinished with the toile. Thanks for letting us visit and giving me inspiration!

zandra said...

Oh my gosh! I have the same toile curtains! I love your style, who couldn't love black and pink! ;o) I have really enjoyed my visit here I don't want to leave, can you adopt me, please! What an awesome creative space! Enjoy the rest of the parties!

Anonymous said...

Hi Celestina Marie,
Your work area is absolutely beautiful!! I could really be creative in a space like that.
I also love your blog, it is just fantastic!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog for a visit, it is such a pleasure to meet you!
And I have to say, I love your name, it is so angelic.
Have a wonderful weekend.

zandra said...

Thanks for your sweet comments. I belive you can still get the fridge at Walmart and the pink sewing machine I got off ebay. It was sold in Sears, but they don't sell it anymore.
have a great weekend!

apinkdreamer said...

so beautiful and organized!!!

Claudia said...

hi celestina marie

Such a lovely spot to call your own. I can imagine what fun you have here.

Stop by if you get a moment.


Queen Bee said...

What a wonderful studio!
Queen Bee Studio

Jillayne said...

Celestina, it's gorgeous, simply gorgeous. It's a room where one could spend hours looking, touching, taking it all in. Just divine!

Monica said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

This must be the most beautiful studio I have ever seen. It's something out of this world. Simply stunning! Thank you for sharing. You have a lovely blog and I will visit again.
Take care
Have a wonderful day!
Ansota :)

Anonymous said...

Celeste, it's BEAUTIFUL, and there is so much to see! A visit in real life would mean much looking around and touching and asking questions! It's You! And you're still as beautiful as the picture of you when you were younger. If I visited, I'd bring treats for Miss Beazy! It's wonderful you have so much room!
Blessings and enjoy the tour!

Theresa Plas said...

What a gorgeous studio! So well organized and thought out! Drooling over all the loving touches! Thanks so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

G'morn sweet Celeste ~ Finally! Tea is awaiting ... what a beautiful greeting for the day. I'd love a cup ...

You shine thru in your awesome studio, Celeste ... there are people who can paint & then there are people who can create beauty, of which you do so exquisitely. The gentle touches of your creations come to life so elegantly in this studio.

I just want to sit in this room & absorb the beauty surrounding ... you are truly a blessed artist.

I have so enjoyed my tea & time with you. Thank you.

Happy Father's Day to your hubs. Hope your son is getting better.

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh how fun! Love the black and white... It's SOOO happy!

Warm blessings,

Simply Debbie said...


Anonymous said...

So happy to meet you, Celestina Marie!
Your studio is incredible, and I love the Fifi touches - very pretty!
Enjoy creating!

The Tin Rabbit said...

I agree with Zuzu, your studio is incredible! Everything is so perfectly organized! I love it! Happy Pink Saturday~

Jane said...

This is one of my favorite spaces I have seen. I love the colors that you have used, how you have utilized your space and how organized everything is! It is beautiful!!

chicroses said...

Enjoyed looking at your studio.How lovely!I did get some ideas from you for my painting room. The lazy susan,the little roasting pan,love the shelf house for paint. Your dad did a good job.It is nice to get the paint off the work space. I have 3 of those roll around thingys from Micheals and all on my work tables. I noticed your water pans...I bought from a gal on a forum that puts together these plastic pans that have a very soft medical nail brush down inside that you swish your dirty acrylic brushs across the pads in the container...I love it. Sherry Harrington I think who sells them. Love sweet Mrs Beasly...sally

Anonymous said...

Your studio is lovely, you've made the most of all your space in beautiful ways. An inspiring tour. Your work is lovely.

Barb said...

Celestina Marie....what a lovely and charming space. It reminds me so much of you....the part I know. :-)

Your studio is peaceful, elegant and filled with a sense of energy. I must say I find it completely inspiring. Love your sweet puppy also. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You have such a beautiful and elegant studio! The black and white toille is perfect in there. I don't have black in my studio, but I do love the look. I enjoyed my visit. Thank you for sharing. Connie

Bellesanbeaus said...

Miss Celestina...your art studio is just like you...warm, friendly, and a thing of beauty! It is no wonder your art work is so gorgeous with a creative spot like this to inspire you. Have a wonderful weekend..big hugs Beth

Karen Valentine said...

Celeste, you left me wanting More!!! What a gorgeous studio! And you sweet Miss B is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful studio. It is definitely one of my favorites!!
My Desert Cottage

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

This was such joy, even down to your music choice. I feel peaceful and refreshed now after visiting with you. Your studio is beautiful, full of inspiration. You know, I love that Miss Beazy is such a special part of what you're sharing here with us and your day to day musings. Animal people so "get it"! This is a studio for the eye and the soul, I mean this from the bottom of my heart. I will need to visit more often for certain.
Happy day to you and Miss B and yes, I think it's time for a treat, Miss B!

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... and thanks for stopping by again... I too needed another look at your pretty little place... I won a black toile porcelain canister some time back in a giveaway... I have it in my kitchen and have fallen in love with black toile! All of yours is just beautiful... Hope you are enjoying the party... I am! Love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I want to thank you for the kind words you left on my blog. Your space is so beautiful, I was just going to follow you and not comment. You are way out of my league, you stuff is so stunning. I want to thank you for taking the time. Blessings, Martha

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was blown away when I stepped into your lovely studio. Function and beauty have collided with a great layout and super organization. I'm so totally in love with your studio. Thanks for sharing your delightful toile studio space.

kluless said...

Your space is simply gorgeous. I especially admire the lovely color scheme - something I never seem to accomplish in my own. Things that don't "go" just seem to creep in - LOL! Thank you for sharing.

Cat Stegall said...

OO LA LA! Lovely and so elegant in black white and touches of pink! Thanks for sharing your wonderful space!

Anonymous said...

Ah...beautiful. Love your space. Tres chic!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Thank you so much for giving us a peek into your wonderful work space.
Also for the tea and treats, I spent a lovely afternoon with you.
I love it how your Mother and Grandmother were the inspiration behind your creative talent.
Every time I come and visit you, I marvel how beautiful everything is.

Hope that you are having a lovely weekend, dear friend.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a great spot for creating! Very neat!

Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

stefanie said...

oh, its soooooo gorgeous, I love everything!!!!! thanks so much for sharing!!!

debi said...

Your studio is soooo pretty, and so beautifully organized!!!

Chris said...

What a fantastic-ly decorated space!! I love all the black and white especially the toile print window treatments and chair. Very creative!!
Best wishes,

Megan Chamberlain said...

I love your studio, everything is so beautifully arranged. It must be such fun creating in your space. I also love the inspiration verses arranged around the room and your helper is adorable.

Marina Capano said...

Hi! Woooooww! Your studio is so big and confortable! I´m lovin´it!
Everithing is so beautiful!

Thanks for sharing

visit me anytime...

Cathy said...

Hey Girlfriend,

I was visiting everyone's blogs last night on my laptop when I came upon your amazing space.

Girl, girl, girl, all I can say is you know how to turn an empty room into a work of art, literally. I adore your workspace and you can see that so much love and heart go into your paintings here.

I hope you win this contest! I so enjoyed getting the bird's eye view of your stunning studio. GREAT JOB CELESTE.

Have a wonderful sunny, Sunday and thank you, as always, for sharing your "home redo". Awesome.

xo Cathy

Pellie / Penny said...

Your Studio is just so beautiful. The colors are stunning. Your creative muse must love it in here.

craftyles said...

Your studio is fantastic. I love your storage ideas-especially the house with your paints. Love all the pink. Thanks for the tour!

Claudia said...

You have a truly wonderful space! Wow - I'm in awe. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. You have wonderful storage ideas.

Decor To Adore said...

What an amazing space you have created! You have inspired me to add to my own crafting area.

I adore all of your storage solutions.

donna joy said...

beautiful space! love the color combo! bet you never want to leave~

Anonymous said...

wow! gorgeous!
again and again...


i love your little house of paints...everything is so efficient!

thanks for sharing!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hello, my sweet friend! You know that I adore your lovely studio space. It has so many special touches, all done up with a big ol' piece of your heart! I can see why you are so easily inspired to create the beauty that is YOU, as your space is so inviting, nourishing, loving. The black and white toile is timeless ~ I love it so. You've added quite a bit of new things since I last peeked and I enlarged each pic to drink it all in! Thank you for sharing!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Deborah said...

This is beautiful Celestina. i love your color palette. Delightful. The shelves and cubbies are such a great idea for storage. Thanks for the inspiration.

Glenda said...

wow what a magic place to hang out in and do some great works of art,you have the best looking craft area I have ever seen. Can you come and make mine like yours, it may take a while so you better bring an overnight bag,.lol Thank you for sharing with us.,love from Glenda

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Blueskies!! Your studio is a dream come true! I am impressed by your drive and desire to always have a place for yourself-I so understand that!!!
Maybe if I give my doggies a beautiful spot of their own they would be as sweet as your Miss B!!!!!

Terri said...

Enjoyed visiting your creative space...a feast for the eyes no matter where I looked. TFS.

Kath' said...

Thank you for opening up your home and showing us your studio. Its a wonder your things are so gorgeous that you make. Your in heaven as your creating. I loved everything. I enjoyed myself getting to know you through the things that you love. Where did you get the little white and black dress on the small hangers on your cabinet ? I gotta have them. Have a wonderful day. Kath'

Lovey said...

Wow! This is such a great studio! I feel so honored to have had this opportunity to behold such a beautiful room! Thank you for sharing your beautiful, gloriously spacious STUDIO! Simply Beautiful!

Lovey said...

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Debby said...

WOW!!! I have enjoyed my visit, your studio is so beautiful and filled with so many treasures. I love your sweet golden girl, she reminds me of my sweet baby. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Kateyed said...

This is just wonderful. I love the combination of toile and pink and you have taken it to new heights. I am going a swap right now using just this combination but you have taken it to new heights! Your Golden in the studio is wonderful. I have two white fuzzy dogs and love the feel of them in my studio. I peeked ahead to see whta you do and you are truly an artist!

I have a question for yoe. We are on the Etsy Street Team (our store is on vacation right now) but I have lost track of what they are doing. Is there a Central Headquarters?

If you wish, come and visit out blog.My thirty-year-p;d daughter and I have been making jewelry together for fifteen years. She just gave the blog to me three months ago. I was thrilled! We are loving it!

Thanks for letting me take a's heavenly!


Halle said...

I love your workspace! The B&W with pink accents is right up my alley! I don't know that I'd ever leave a room that pretty!!

Sandy said...

What an utterly charming and elegant space! I love the house shadow box your father made for your paints, such a unique idea and so handy. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

Little Pink Studio said...

Your creative space is beautiful and elegant! I bet you never want to leave there. :)
Thanks for the peek into your world.

Romeo said...

Absolutely positively wonderful! I loved all the different storage solutions cleverly disguised as eye candy!! Beautiful and functional - would love to spend time in your creative studio!!! The combination of black toile and pink is so easy on the eyes and classy! Thank you for sharing your studio with us! It is one of my favorites!


Romeo and "her"

Angela Weimer said...

What a beautiful space filled with lots of wonderful memories and inspirations. Your painting is beautiful. Thanks for the great tour and have a wonderful day. Angela

Betzie said...

What a great post Celeste!!! You outdid yourself and if I could ever imagine a studio of my dreams it would be yours!!! I would love to clone yours here down to every little detail!!!! Now if I could only keep it as neat and tidy as you do!!!!!!!! That would be my greatest challenge!
Thanks for sharing so much of yourself...p.s. I'd also like to have your hair...mine is baby fine!

Betzie said...

Forgot to ask you, what is the paint color on your walls? I want to paint this's a small room, high ceilings, one paladian window....we have antique white trim so I can't do all colors. I was thinking a light pink for a while, but I don't think it blends well with the trim. Any suggesttions would be great! I love your taste!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful space for creating, Celestina Marie! You shared so many great photos that I could feel like I was visiting in person. I love black and white myself AND toile, so I am in love with your studio. Great storage, but I also like those items you leave out ~ the toile tea set, your favorite quotes. Thank you so much for sharing your creative space ~ I loved it!

Mari said...




Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous studio you have Celestina Marie! I enjoyed the tour very much and love the details and everything is so well organized. I must feel so serene and happy to create in your room. Really great!

Ingeborg van Zuiden

Creative Grammie said...

I am just loving your studio! I love the black and white toile, heck I like toile period. I have green on my front lanai(porch)loveseat and dining chairs. Your art is just beautiful! I just want to hug Miss Beazy too!

Rebecca said...

Hi Celeste....I just had to come and visit you [thank you for visiting me at my blog party :) ...and let you know that your space is beautiful and so very organized with lots of functional space that is so inviting to create in!! Hope you'll visit me again soon, too. Take care, Rebecca

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous studio, I love you use of space and can't believe it is all in one area, I will for sure return, so much to absorb. I love your lazy susan idea, the roasting pan and the paint storage that resembles a doll house, you have so much talent and I'm in awe. Thanks for sharing your beautiful space. XOXO

June said...

Oh wow! Your space is gorgeous. I am betin' that some gorgeous stuff is created in this room. I loved what you wrote about all the places you created over the years. I think as women and our need to create, we will always carve out a space to feed our souls.

Gail said...

Good Morning, yes I am still making my rounds of wonderful studios. I am inspired by so many and your is an inspiration. I loved seeing all the great ways you have organized you things and your room. I can see why you love to be in there and how the room fuels your creative spirit. It tells alot about who you are. Thank you for sharing your space with us, come see me at Big Horn Mountain Creations.

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning,
Your studio is absolutely lovely. I could look around for hours!

Thank you for sharing your creative space with us. Have a terrific Tuesday. ~Natalie

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I don't know what aspect of your studio I like the best (because there's so many things I like!) however I'm going to have to say it's your studio helper I love. I like the quotes too. Thanks so much for the lovely tour.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow! Your studio is ssssooooo Wonderful!
Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I am also a fan of the black toile. Well, I just love black and white period. Who could ever tire of such a timeless and classy look, right? Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful space. You did a great job! I am new to the blog world (2 wks) and am really looking forward to meeting crafters and those that share my passion to create. Thanks again~ Sherry F.

Krystal Kats said...

Hello Celeste, thank you for visiting my blog. I love your craft room and creative room, it's adorable!
I can't believe you got to go to the White House! that is fantastic. I have to go check out your Etsy Shop! Take Care!

Catherine Holman said...

Your studio is lovely! Mine is black and white toile as well, but not nearly as organized.

✿*゚¨゚✎Claudia Lis✄*゚¨゚✿ said...

Hi my friend! always I come to see your space, I show it every person: my husband, my mother, my friends! it`s really beauty, I love it
Un saludo cariñoso desde Chile Clau
Te admiro mucho

Kerri said...

Oh WOW is your work space organized! I love your father's idea with the paint holder. Very cool idea! Now maybe I will get mine as organized this weekend.

Hugs from Florida,

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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..