Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Shopping with a Twist, Dressing your Table for Guests and Candle Light Fall Evenings!

Greetings blog friends and welcome to Make Mine Pink Friday Shopping. Today's theme is "Dressing Your Table For Guests"

By visiting the MMP site you will find dozens of wonderful shoppes with treasures for this themed shopping day.
I also have a few treasures in my etsy shoppe HERE. As usual my hand painted items are mostly designed for decorative display.

We also have a fun Ornament Swap at Make Mine Pink and you are all invited until we reach a participant count of 99. You will see why when you read the details HERE. I have the link on my sidebar for you to visit and read the info at a later time when you visit.

Fun weekend ahead for me. My B Guy and I are going to do some fun treasure shopping. I hope to find some wonderful treasures to bring your way. I did finally get a few skates to arrive in the studio. One is already spoken for and the two others will be painted soon. I also will be adding some small furniture pieces to my shoppe soon. I will share that news when ready.

To relax I have made a few Autumn pillows. When the paint day is done, I like to relax with something to do in my lap. These pillows are made from Dollar Store kitchen towels and adding vintage lace, vintage buttons and fringe on the bottom.

The next pillow also started out as just a plain Dollar Store pillow and I added my grandma's vintage handmade lace and vintage buttons added to the felt leaves.

This last pillow is a long style in a gorgeous light ivory/beige with edge fringe. To the ends, I added more vintage lace from Grandma's hands. This was all it needed, to go from very plain, to a touch of cottage elegant.

Before I go today~~ I will share a little faux candle light from around my cottage. You know I love candle light, but not always able to have real flame candles burning. So for safety reasons I use the faux candle impressions or flame less candles. All can be found on line.
Oh friends, they are awesome. For a few years now I have enjoyed them. The best styles are those with built in timers. These candles come on the same time each day and last, with the batteries, for nearly 4 months or more. I tell ya, it is so nice to walk through the home and these candles are glowing for a cozy look. Made from real wax, they look and feel like real candles, but without the mess and last forever. So let me take you around to view the cozy Fall look these candles bring.

Staring with the fireplace, I have faux block candles, tea lights and fall leaves also with candle light.

For a table centerpiece, this candle has carved leaves on a sage green background. It comes on the same time each evening and even has a fresh Fall scent. Here I added it to a large bowl full of Autumn elements.

Along side my front door in the sidelights. These also have built in timers which come on each evening at the same time, last for 5 hours and from the outside, look so cozy and inviting.

On the kitchen table, I have a vintage cake stand with a flame less candle in vanilla surrounded by a ring a Fall berries. Dining by candle light is so romantic!

In the guest room, I like to treat my guests to a little candle light too. Not only is it welcoming, but serves as a night light for them too.

I enjoy a little night light too, so in the master bedroom, I have iron and glass sconces with gorgeous carved ivory candles, also with the timers, hung on each side of the TV cabinet.

My favorite candle light is in the master bathroom, we recently remodeled. Iron sconces hung on each side of the garden pic, again, with, you got it, timed candles. The chandy is on a light dimmer too. Nothing better then a relaxing bubble bath with candles non burning!

Thank you for stopping by today.
I hope you have a wonderful Autumn day, candlelit evening and great weekend too.

See you again soon.
Blessings always.
Celestina Marie


Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... all of your pinks are so very pretty, and your ornament swap sounds fun. I hope you have such a wonderful time treasure hunting this weekend with your best guy, and find lots of great things! Your pillows you made are so pretty, especially with your grandmother's lace on them... my favorite one is the one with the felt leaves... and your flameless candles look just gorgeous! That's what I need to get, since I can't have anything with a scent in it... my favorite one of those is the one with the Autumn elements in a pretty bowl... and your bathroom looks like it is fit for a Queen! (You!)... I would just soak in that tub for hours!... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Mari said...




Anonymous said...

I will bet at night your home has a very warm cast to it no? It just feels like you could snuggle in with a big warm quilt, hot tea, a dog or hubs or BOTh on the couch with ya and relax. So warm and inviting. Love your pillows. Hugs. Tammy

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celeste Marie,

You are right about the safety of real candles and also at times, if not real beeswax, they emit black smoke that soils the ceiling... For the coming season candles are PART of life and it creates a very romantic setting; living- dining- bed- or bathroom as you showed us!

Sunny greetings from Georgia,


Ginny said...

Have a wonderful time treasure hunting! I was telling my husband that the consignment store by me has such beautiful jewelry that I wanted to go and see if there was something I could get. My jewelry is so dated and boring. Well, I did not buy anything today, but I am definitely going back. I have my eye on a couple of peices. You gotta love consignment, antique and junk stores!
I have not started my skates. I guess part of the reason is that I am a bit anxious that i will ruin them, and part because I have other "issues" to deal with, like an upcoming root canal on Wed. (3rd time on that tooth, thanks to incompetent dentists)
I love the flameless candles. I must be totally out of the loop these days, as I never have seen timed ones or such pretty ones as you have!
I burn one candle all day and that is because it is in a vintage blue glass votive from a church.
Celeste, have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the October air, although I am sure in Texas it is still warm. Blessings.

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Celestina, What gorgeous pillows you made! These are just so pretty! I'm a pillow fanatic! :) Love the pretty! Yes, I am just totally loving this fall weather. We're seeing high 60's here and low 70's with really nice cool breezes., I'm loving afternoon walks. Hugs friend! ~CC

Bearly Sane said...

Well you are never to old to learn something...faux candles, I had never even heard of them till now. Thanks for sharing Celeste, I must go look for some...they certainly make your house a home!
The cushions are delightful, you are so lucky to have your Grandma's lace on hand.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Celeste,
I love those candles!! I have a few and need to get some more. I love the fact I can time them and like clock work they come on. it's amazing how real they look, too.
Your pillows are adorable. What a good deal to find some of the items at the Dollar Store. They turned out sooooo cute.
Glad you're going to do something fun with your Best Guy!
Enjoy your weekend!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Ok... I think I need to make a reservation for a soak in your tub with candles burning low, some soft music & a soothing cup of tea! What an incredible place to unwind!!
Oh, and I love your fall decor too, just got waylayed by the thought of that tub LOL

Have a grand fall weekend!!
Big hugs to you both, Sherry

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your home looks so lovely! I love the timer candles. I am gradually replacing all my candles with them!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi, Celeste! What beautiful Fall decor'! I so love that gorgeous master bathroom. I'm sure you are so busy lately, but we've just got to have us a phone visit soon! Maybe one day next week!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Betty said...

Good luck on your shopping trip. You home looks so cozy and inviting with all the candles. I love candles of any kind to decorate with.


Kerrie said...

So beautiful!! A wonderful post as always! Love the pumpkins in your header. Wish I could hug Miss Beazt Lee!

Jillayne said...

Your home is beautiful! I love the ways you use the candles and flameless candles to makie it look even cosier - very pretty! I am thinking about the make mine pink exchange - I do like pink ornamnets...

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Fall is looking beautiful and cozy at your house!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

I enjoyed my visit to your place today, thank you.
Love all the pretty pillows you have made and make them extra special with your Grandmothers lace.
The candlelight at your home is beautiful. Aren't they such a great idea.

Have a happy week

A Southern Rose said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comments that you left for me about my grandmother. They meant so much to me.

Lee Laurie

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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..