Friday, September 24, 2010


Greetings friends. Can you believe it is Friday? Where does the week go? Well, time flies when you're having fun, right? And, I am having a such a wonderful time in the studio these days. But today, taking a walk to the mailbox brought happy excited as I won the earring giveaway at Kat's, Shiny Moonbeams. She designs gorgeous earrings, and I am thrilled to have won 2 gorgeous pairs. Here is a couple pics of my win!!

When you get a moment, visit Kat and also her etsy shopped linked from her blog. Thank you so much Kat, I love these and will enjoy wearing them.

So what's going on in the studio? and what is new?
Well, my Victorian Christmas candles are beginning to fill the shelves in my shoppe and here are a few on their way. Hand created on a flickering faux candle made of real wax and accented with a Victorian graphic, hand painted roses or pine branches and berries. Glittered and embellished with trims and silk roses.

Also, I have hand cut from wood and hand painted an assortment of glittered ornaments from snowmen to Santa's and lots more styles and designs being created.

Lastly, among the finished treasures this week is my favorite in pink. "Pretty Pink Pumpkin Cottage." I like to imagine the family just set out their pumpkins in the front yard. With blue skies and the leaves turning colors, just beyond the picket fence is the country side ready for Autumn. Trailing all around the scene is a frame of rose buds and leaves. The backside is a trio of pink roses and all is topped with Autumn Roses and sheer ribbon.

Don't forget my Visitor Thank You Giveaway. Leave a comment and you will be entered in the drawing. Visit HERE to read about the gift.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and wherever you are, I hope you enjoy cooler Autumn days and make lots of treasured memories with family and friends.
See you again soon. Blessings and Autumn Skies be yours.
Celestina Marie
p.s. THANK YOU for the kind words left in comments and emails received about my last vintage alphabet post. As kindred spirits, it is very special to know the many who cherish treasures from days gone by. Big Hugs!!


fannipauline said...

What a very delightful Blog you have. It is always so uplifting to look at it and all of your beautiful work. I do not paint much any more but did for many years. Thirty years ago I was paianting orange pumpkins with beautiful Fall leaves and selling them very well. I will soon be 80 and still dabble in creating. I am having a Gift Show in November and looking forward to seeing lots of my old customers. I had a Country Gift Sshop for years, but closed it several years ago to care for an ill hubby. He passed away 5 years ago, so I am back creating and loving it. I am a "jack of all trades". Have happy selling season and best of luck to you.

fannipauline said...

I forgot to tell you how very much I enjoy your inspirational sayings. I could not live a day without the dear Lord in my life and trusting in Him. He is such a blessing in my life.....Hugs

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I love pretty, but I adore your pumpking!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! and your Christmas gifts are just wonderful. I wish I could paint like that. thankyou for sharing.

Lore♥ said...

Hola Celestina querida!!
felicidades por ganar ese regalo hermoso!!!...
todos estos trabajos son bellos, me encanta como pintas...
el nuevo look de tu blog es muy lindo!! con hojas otoñales, aqui comenzó la primavera...
buen fin de semana
que tengas un hermoso dia

Robin said...

Your candles and pumpkins are just stunning Celestina!

Kit said...

Oh my, your creations are just lovely! Your ornaments make me smile and put me in the mood for Christmas! Kit

Unknown said...

Great blog and I love your studio! Just wanted to let you know that I grabbed your button in case you would like to grab mine! Have a great weekend! Marilou

Jill said...

Congratulations on winning Kat's earrings! She does such a wonderful job on them!
Your item are beautiful, you are so talented!:-)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Mari said...




Bearly Sane said...

Oh My! You have been a busy bee Celeste. Everything is wonderful, but the temptation of those ornies is just too great, I have gotta have some.
Lucky girl too...the earrings are lovely.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

BrushedByAnAngel said...

Celeste, everything is just as pretty as always. You make some of the cutest things, especially the snowman ornaments. I love snowmen but have never made a real one since it doesn't snow in Florida very often.

Congrats on your win - the earrings are lovely.

Jillayne said...

You have ben so busy Celestina! I adore your wooden painted ornaments - they are so sweet and charming! Perfect for the tree, packages, door knobs and so on. You do such lovely painting!

Krystal Kats said...

HI Celeste your designs are gorgeous I love all the things you make and your craft room is really pretty. I am so glad you like the earrings enjoy! have a great weekend. Big hugs

Lululiz said...

I adore all the little wooden ornaments you painted so beautifully, but my favourite has got to be that stunning Pretty Pink Pumpkin Cottage. It is beautiful.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... love your earrings you won! I especially love the pretty blue crystal ones... your new creations are stunning, as always, that pink pumpkin for fall is so pretty! I'm glad you are having so much fun in your studio... sorry I missed your call! (another darn doctor appointment and I can't have my phone on in there)... hope to chat with you soon!... xoxo Julie Marie

Betty said...

Congratulations on the pretty earrings. I will check out her site. You have been busy and everything looks beautiful. I cannot believe it but here in WV we are still having temps in the 90s. It has been a record year for high temps here.


Awishdream said...

Hi Celeste - Love all your creative art! Your blog is so pretty & festive!
I enjoyed visiting you, thanks for sharing!
~Melanie :x

Rebecca Nelson said...

Love your pretties my friend~

You amaze me with all you create and share. You have a heart of gold.

Love to you~


Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Celestina Marie,
What beautiful earrings, how nice that you were the winner of the giveaway.

I love the name Pretty Pink Pumpkin Cottage and think of the family setting their pumpkins out as well. Something we hope to do here soon too. Now if only the weather would cooperate and cool down a bit.

Hope you're having a nice relaxing autumn day there!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Congratulations for winning the pretty earrings.
I love the fabulous candles with the beautiful Victorian Ladies, you have made and your darling snowmen and Santas and the lovely handpainting on the pumpkins.
You have been busy and yes, the weeks do go by so quickly.

I hope that you are having a happy weekend

Terri Morse said...

Hi Celestina! I must say, I have never seen a pink pumpkin...and yours is wonderful. The new ornaments are really sweet. I especially like the star Santas. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Congrats on the pretty earring wins! You will be a terrific model wearing them!

Love all your new Christmas designs! It is good to be feeling up to visiting your sweet blog again. I'll try to email you tomorrow!

Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

The pumpkins are so very lovely with your hand painted touch upon them!!

What a wonderful gift you have been given painting so beautifully!

bee blessed

A Hint of Home said...

Hey there!
Your pumpkin is gorgeous! Love both sides. I adore those little ornaments. You have so much talent.
I know you've been busy when I see all your projects.
Is it cooler there yet? We had a couple of days that were. We are headed into the low 80's which will be beautiful.
Hope all is going well for you.
Talk to you soon!
Hugs friend.

Lore♥ said...

Hola Celestina!!
mi amiga linda
gracias por el saludo en el dia de mi cumpleaños!!
gracias por tu cariño
gracias por compartir conmigo ese momento especial para mi
un abrazo
amo tener tu amistad
buena semana dulce

Lovey said...

Hello my friend!!!It's been a long sorry for that! I'm so glad you are able to follow my blog now too! I can find you easy this way!! Yeah and boy have you been busy! Beautiful pieces of Christmas art you have created! Blessings to you Celestina! Yeah again! Lovey

Patti said...

Thank you for visiting the other day and for your sweet comments about my handmade cards. You always leave such lovely comments. Thank you for always being such a voice of encouragement. In a world where unkind, critical words run rampant, it's always nice to hear positive "well done" words.

Anyhow, all your creations are totally lovely. You are one amazingly talented lady.

Have a lovely day.


Anonymous said...

Celeste, the earrings are both lovely. I'm liking your sweet pink Christmas ornaments too. Are you having to vacuum the studio of glitter? ;-)
Hope you are having a fun painting week.

Mary said...

Hello Celeste,Just stopping to say Hi. Sorry I have not been by,I had a little stroke in July,I am doing good. Short term memory lose,what a way to go... Anyway I want to say Thank You for my last,cute little bird house,with tree and swing. All your new Christmas things are so pretty.You have been having fun:) Love and Hugs, Mary:)

Shirl said...

Hi Celeste, I love your post and all the pretty things you have made. I also love your previous post with the rosery beads, I have quite a few of them also but they did not belong to family members, I do pick them up from estate sales and flea markets. I also got a kick out of the shorthand book, I remember that from school, it's been so long since I've seen that. Thanks for the memory!
Blessings sweet friend, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

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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..