Monday, August 9, 2010

August Vacation Memories

Hello Friends, I have missed you last week as I took a much needed vacation with My Best Guy. It was a beautiful and relaxing week, although the very high temps hung on each day. Being by the water was a bit cooler and thankfully, the cottage was air conditioned.

We stayed in a sweet little cottage cabin style getaway with the water near by and wildlife stopping by for a visit each day. Mornings and evenings we enjoyed time on the water, long walks, fishing and just relaxing. Sitting on the porch and watching the day was so restful.

During the week I also took some time for Summer fest and antiquing. You know I would have to go shopping, right? It was like we had the town all to ourselves as the hot temps kept most people inside. I have to applaud the Summer fest artists as they braved the heat with their gorgeous treasures. I brought back some treasures for redesign and can't wait to start on those soon.

We also celebrated our son's August birthday, when we returned home, over the weekend and our anniversary to follow later this week.
Now, it is back to reality and back in the studio, where, you know, I love to be. One week without creating sends me into artistic withdrawal. So today, I am happy to be back in my element.

Here are some pics from our vacation week.

Just look at this huge part of a grapevine. Found by an artist in 2000, it remains on display in the City Hall.

Stopping to chat with this nice Victorian man. He didn't have much to say, but he was a good listener. LOL~

My B~Guy always brings me flowers. He gave me this pretty rose and mum arrangement for the table in the cottage, and as a little early anniversary gift.

Thank you for visiting today and also for stopping by the past post revisited while I was away. I look forward to seeing you soon and visits to my friends in blogland. I know I have missed much and will enjoy catching up with you.
In the meantime, I will be finishing many new treasures on the way to my shoppes and enjoying my studio time to the fullest.
Have a beautiful Summer day and blessings to you.
Celestina Marie


Unknown said...

welcome Back Celestina! Looks like you had a great time. Can't wait to see the treasures you brought back.
Happy Anniversary a little early!

Lore♥ said...

hola Celestina!
me alegro que estes de vuelta de tus lindas vacaciones!
veo que la pasaste muy bien
que lindas fotos
y feliz cumpleaños para tu hijo!
los patos una belleza adoro los animales

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste! So glad you had such a nice time! I LOVE your little cottage with such a gorgeous view of the lake! Happy Birthday to your son, and Happy Anniversary this week to you and your Best Guy! Looks like he had fun fishing... how cute Mr. Duck came to visit you each day! I love all of the beautiful ducks and geese... you look adorable chatting with the little Victorian gentleman... and your flowers from your Best Guy are just beautiful! I missed you, but knew you were having such a nice time getting away and relaxing... love to you! xoxo Julie Marie

Anonymous said...

Oh Celeste that little cabin looks wonderfully peaceful. How much fun to put all of your living into one little building for a short while. Happy to know you had a wonder relaxing time. Welcome back. Tazzy

Kit said...

Oh what a lovely place you got to vacation in. I am glad you had a great get-away with your sweetheart. Getting away always makes one feel better. I love the flowers he chose for you. So pretty! Kit

Ginny said...

Oh Celeste, the cottage was so sweet and peaceful looking. I love lakes so much. We have many surrounding us. There is always such peace being by a lake. I am glad you and your guy had some down time to relax and enjoy the solitude.

Bearly Sane said...

Welcome home Celeste. The photos are fabulous and it sounds like you had a wonderful time. I can so relate to the withdrawl symptoms, I miss creating when I'm away too.
Happy Anniversary!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

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The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, it looks wonderful, what a great relaxing week, I love fishing!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a lovely vacation it looks like you two had! Love how you pictured it all! Those roses and mums are such a pretty color combination. You look so darn cute with the Vict shop owner! Tee hee

I spent all day long yesterday with Mr. K, so you KNOW I had sweet dreams last night. Now I'm sooo tired again! But it is a good tired, know what I mean?!?

Wish R a happy birthday from me and hope you and L have a wonderful anniversary!

Angelic Accents

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Looks like the perfect holiday, such a lovely cottage near the lake and glad that you and your best Guy had a wonderful break away.
You look so very beautiful with the good listener.
Happy Birthday to your son, and I hope that you have a wonderful Anniversary ~ love your pretty flowers.

Happy week and have a fun time in the studio.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Celeste, that little cottage is vacation romance perfect! Icing on the cake for a wonderful week!
So glad you both had a relaxing time.

Patti said...

Sounds and looks like a totally lovely time. The cottage is so quaint and sweet. And the water...well, I LOVE water, whether it be an ocean, a lake, a river, or a pond.

Your flowers are lovely. What a dear hubby you have to brighten up your vacation cottage that way.

Have a lovely day,

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh Celestina, what an adorable little cottage and such beautiful views. Your photographs are wonderful. So glad you had a wonderful time. I'm not sure when it is, but I'll take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Anniversary. laurie

Lore♥ said...

Querida Celestina,
dejé en mi blog un premio "MUJER BIG(BELLA,INTELIGENTE,GENEROSA)"
es para ti
solo tienes que pasar a buscarlo

~CC Catherine said...

Ciao Celeste, I have missed you! :) We both took our vacations it appears in August., mine actually started in July and ended this past Saturday. We were in the north though. Your pics are precious and totally gorgeous, each one. You'll have to visit me today, you'll get a charge out of the fact that I shared my August vacation snaps too! Hugs friend! ~CC Catherine (You'll love the outdoor porch built over a pond in the country where I grew up in one of my pics)

Ruth Welter said...

I'm happy to hear you had such a lovely time Celeste...loved all your photos and again, love seeing pretty you in the photographs. Keep smilin' and painting.


A Hint of Home said...

Hey friend,
Good to have you back. The lake looks like an amazing place to rest and relax.
Shopping is always a bonus. lol
I hope you all had a nice time celebrating # 1 son's B-day!
Your pictures are so good and I love the one of your flowers. Your best guy is so sweet.
I hope you two have a wonderful anniversary celebration this week.
Happy Anniversary dear friend!

Flor de Princesa said...

Hola! Como me identifiquei com vc...amei suas fotos. Te vistitarei sempre!

Jillayne said...

Welcome back! I have missed your posts too and am looking forward to seeing what you will be creating next. It looks and sounds like you have a wonderful vacation - I hope you have a Happy Anniversary!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Hello Sweet C...

I'm so glad you visited me today! I am soooo sorry you've been sick, too! and Julie Marie have really had a time...

I pray you will be good as new SOON!

So happy you had a wonderful vacation. Mr. AGPMan and I have put ours off until October when we will return to TN for a visit with my sis. We are very excited. Then...back to the grind and CHRISTMAS WORK! Argh!


Love to you sweet friend. GET WELL!


Olivia said...

Welcome Home! Vacations are nice but home is where our hearts are! I hope you are feeling better very soon! Pretty vacation pics too, by the way
~ Praying for a speedy recovery sweets!~

Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, welcome back and Happy Birthday to your son and Happy Anniversary to you and your sweet hubby! What beautiful vacation pictures, and that cottage is just as sweet as can be. Flowers for the table make it just perfect! Thank you for sharing, enjoy the rest of your summer! Pic of you is adorable!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Tina said...

wow - what a relaxing vacation. Looks like you had fun.

lisa said...


Thanks for sharing your wonderful vacation with us. The cottage was just beautiful.

Glad your feeling better, take care and have a wonderful week.

Julie Gillies said...

It looks like you had a wonderful vacation in that charming little cottage, Celestina! And after all, that is what summer is all about.
Oh, and I enjoyed the pictures, especially the ducks and the geese!

Blessings to you!

Lore♥ said...

...{`--..-.'_,} Hola Amiga:
.{;..\,__...-'/} quería saber de vos y vine
.{..'-`.._;..-'; para desearte lo mejor,
....`'--.._..-' dejarte una sonrisa.
........`-..\(..'-...\ Que tus días se llenen
...............\.;---,/ de paz y armonía
......../....-'.)..\ Que tu familia renazca
........\,---'`...\\ con cada bello amanecer
.....................\con cariño Lore

A Southern Rose said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I love that little cabin and the views are beautiful!

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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..