Wednesday, November 24, 2010



Greetings Friends and Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have a blessed day filled with good times shared with family and friends.

As the dinner is prepared, the parades enjoyed by many and the Christmas shopping begins, I want to send to you my thanks for a year filled with friendship and joys in blogland.
While I would love to send each one of you a special gift, I send you my thanksgiving with my Christmas giveaway and drawing to be held on December 10, 2010

Just leave a comment on this post to enter and another entry if you choose to follow. That's it!
I look forward to giving away a special gift with my best wishes for a beautiful Christmas and New Year filled with all God's blessings.

I would love to send someone this pretty vintage keepsake box. These vintage boxes were once given to high school girls as a gift at graduation. For this one I have hand painted it a light soft pink and accented the outside bottom with soft white stripes, and roses with side rose buds. The top graces a vintage graphic that reads, "There's Gladness in Remembrance" perfect for holding dear letters, postcards, or small keepsakes. Glittered for sparkle and finished inside with corner roses, lid rose and little pearly drop with ribbon at the original locking fixture.
Trimmed in pink millinery and ready for a giveaway winner.

Thank you for your blogging friendship, visits, comments and shopping in my boutique. You mean more then you know.
Good Luck!
Celestina Marie


Lululiz said...

What an exquisite piece! Feminine, elegant and romantic. And I would love to give it pride of place in the pink bedroom in our cottage in France.

Robin said...

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!


Susan said...

Celestina Marie, What a beautiful give away!! Please enter me, it would be a honor to win this beautiful box!!

Jill said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I love following your blog :-)

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hello Celeste :) First, I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful & Happy Thanksgiving :) ~ And yes, I would love to be entered for a chance to win this beautiful vintage keepsake box :) So pretty in pink, and your handpainted roses are just so gorgeous!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Anonymous said...

OH MY Celeste, she is beautiful. I would be honored to enter your giveaway!! Your work is gorgeous and this would be perfect for my little room. Hugs. Tammy


Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Oh, and yes, I am one of your sweet followers :) I've placed your giveaway picture on my sidebar, with it linked right back to this post, to help spread the word :)

Ruth Welter said...

What a gorgeous giveaway are very kind. Just wanted to wish you the happiest of turkey days...have a wonderful holiday my friend.


Mari said...




Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Please do include me in the giveaway Celestina! I am already a follower as you know and I love the beautiful things you create so thank you for having this giveaway and have a very special Thanksgiving tomorrow!
Tina xo

Trisha said...

That box brings a smile to my sweet! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Unknown said...

Oh this is so beautiful. I would love to have a chance to win but also I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful thanksgiving and Christmas time.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

Thanks for such a beautiful blog with perfect wording. To you and your loved ones, also a meaningful and Happy Thanksgiving!
We have so much to be grateful for... our own health and our blogger friends, our Freedoms.

Have a great remainder of the week and thanks for all you do for others!!!

Mariette's Back to Basics

LuLu Kellogg said...

What a lovely creation!

Just popping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!


Julie Marie said...

Happy Thanksgiving my dear friend... wishing you and your family a beautiful day tomorrow... much love to you... xoxo Julie Marie PS The little box is just gorgeous... please, enter me in your generous giveaway...

Denise said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Celestina,I would love to be included in your giveaway,I am already a follower.I want to think you for making it so simple to be included.Some are much more involved and I have a hard time figuring it all out.

Caroline said...

The keepsake box is very pretty. Happy Thanksgiving to you. We celebrated back in October here in Canada. Have a great week.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend. I hope you enjoy the day with your family and friends.
Your painted box is gorgeous of course. Love it!

Lore♥ said...

hola Celestina!!!
que hermoso regalo!!!
me encantaria participar del sorteo, es maravilloso delicado y romantico
me encantaria ganar!!
seria un placer tenerlo aqui en mis manos y poder lucir esta belleza
soy tu seguidor
un abrazo grande
besos amiga

momin3d said...

Dear Celestine,

I received your ornaments yesturday and adore them!! unfortanetly I had a glich with Make Mine Pink Ornament Swap, they did not receive my e-mail. I did not find this out until I posted something on my blogspot. So, to my surprise when I received your package I couldn't believe it because I was never sent any names to send mine to, I just thought they din't include me. Now there are people who are out of an ornament, I just feel awful. Please contact me if you can.
Thank you so very much again.

Ginny said...

How beautiful Celeste! I remember my sister ha a keepsake boke from somewhere. It was given to her at graduation and it was cedar lined. I think it may have been made by Lane Cedar Chest Co. Anyway, I found it years ago in my mother's garage all dirty and the key lock was missing. I took it home cleaned it up and now it holds hankies. I may paint it, however. But I would love to win your giveaway...your's is way prettier!
I have completely lost my voice now......sigh
have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

Ginny said...

OMG!!! my vision is so bad I cannot read the letters....that's BOX, not boke LOL!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi sweet friend! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Been M.I.A. lately. Too fires in the iron and I could do everything.
Just got back from FL celebrating my mom's 85th birthday. So nice to have about 14 of us with her.
Looks like you have been very busy as well.
Love all the things you've been painting.
Always enjoy my visits.
Love and hugs during this holiday season.

Shirley said...

Hi My Texas Friend, From reading your blog you have been very busy in your studio lately. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you have warm weather. You can send some my way, but would you keep the rain. I would love to enter your contest, I love your painting. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Pick me! What a wonderful giveaway!! That box is gorgeous, you are so talented!

Happy Thanksgiving


catss99 said...

Please enter me, this is so cute and would allow me to really clean up my desk area;-)

Rebecca P said...

Your work is so beautiful, I am a faithful follower of your wonderful blog & would love a chance to win such a treasured box. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway.
Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family.
Rebecca P.

Glenda said...

hiya Celestina, please add me in your beautiful giveaway, Your pretty box will look awsome in my newly decorated bedroom,lol,. I am already a follower and love your blog to bits.,Happy Thanksgiving and have a great and merry Christmas too,.love from Glenda

Unknown said...

Oh, Celeste, this is over the moon AWESOME! I love it.

Well, you know I follow & sure am entering this one.

Hope you had a warm & yummy holiday celebration!
Hugs of love ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Bab's Kitchen said...

I absolutely love your keepsake box. Your work is gorgeous.

Gone said...

Happy Holidays to you and yours, Celeste!!

Ohhh, I'd love to win your give-away!! All your items are just gorgeous!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

What a beautiful Keepsake box you have made, everything is so sweet and lovely. It is always so special to come and visit you and thanks for coming to visit me and your kind words. Your friendship means a lot to me.
Happy Thanksgiving dear friend, and I hope that you are enjoying a lovely weekend.

Hugs & many blessings

Anonymous said...

This box is just soooo sweet feminine and gorgeous.How lovely.I would love to be entered to win.

Anonymous said...

Ive been a follower of yours as well.

Shirl said...

Hi Celeste, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. I love this beautiful keepsake box that you made. So nice of you to have it as a giveaway. I also loved your previous post about your friend Ginny, it was a very touching story. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! Still decorating here and back to school on Monday after Thanksgiving Break. So nice to visit with you!

I wish you peace! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Olivia said...

Hello sweet friend! Don't you just love the holidays? You are so talented and this gorgeous giveaway is stunning! Happy Pink Saturday!

Katherine said...

a lovely giveaway by a lovely blog friend. Biggest hugs!

Katherine said...

I'm a happy follower :-)

Unknown said...

Celeste, I loved this post :) I hope you and your family had a beautiful Thanksgiving. Mine was very different, very quiet and I missed my kids :( But the food was delish :)
The box you have created is so beautiful!! I would love to add it to my Celeste collection :) I of course, am a follower! And thank you for sharing the story behind it, I did not know that!!

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Celeste,
Your keepsake box is just beautiful! You are such a talented lady! Thank you for such a generous giveaway! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Shabby Shan's Cottage

Shabby Shan said...

I wanted to let you know that I am already a follower of your beautiful blog!

Shabby Shan's Cottage

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Celeste, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.... I absolutely love your keepsake box, it's just gorgeous! I would love to be entered for a chance to win! I would also love to join as a follower, but I'm still not able to join anyone, hope to get the problem figured out soon!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Kathy B. said...

Absolutely drooled over the photos of the ornament swap--beautiful creations! Love the box you made, too, and the story behind it. What a perfect place to keep special things!

kathy.bruner at hotmail dot com

Kathy B. said...

I am also a follower of your awe-inspiring blog!

kathy.bruner at hotmail dot com

Georgia said...

What a gorgeous giveaway! I would love it and have so many little souvenirs, keepsakes, etc that really need a special place!

Thank you for making this available and I hope I win!!

Hoping your Thanksgiving was especially nice and sending wishes for a blessed Christmas!

Hugs from a faithful follower...
Grandma G's

Susie said...

What a sweet keepsake box! I would love putting all my special little trinkets in it for safekeeping. Happy Holidays Celeste!
The Polka Dot Rose

Unknown said...

What a lovely little box! I love it and hope I win! It wold be treasured!

I'm a new blogger and now a follower of your blog. Your site is very cozy and pink. (A few of my favorite things!)


Betty said...

What a beautiful giveaway. Please enter my name and of course you know I love following your blog. Hope you had a wonderful ThanksGiving.


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Such a beautiful and kind giveaway. Please enter me in the drawing. I also give thanks for meeting you through this blogging adventure. laurie said...

A belated Happy Thanksgiving Celeste:) Rachaelxo

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a gorgeous remembrance box!! Please enter me for a chance to win.

Can't wait to see your pretty home all decked out for the holidays!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Sweet Celeste!

I don't think I've entered yet but would LOVE to enter please!! I'll advertise your giveaway on my sidebar too. What a beautiful giveaway!! But of course!

Love to you & Larry, Sherry

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Everyone should know if you win this drawing,you will win a gorgeous piece of art.I know first hand. Celestina Marie is warm lovely lady and it shows in her work.
Blessings to you Hon,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Debbie Kay said...

So pretty and so sweet of you.

Mary said...

Oh what a beautiful keepsake box. You have such talent. Now, if I can get lucky...You have the most beautiful giveaways!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It is everything you create! I love having a special box for treasures! Happy holidays, my friend! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am a follower and a friend! Thanks! ♥

~Earth Angel~ said...

I'm a first time visitor to your website........I just love your painted roses! I am now a follower and would love to win that beautiful handpainted box! Thank you so much. I will be back to visit!

Diva Kreszl said...

oh please do count me in on your very lovely giveaway! I am indeed a follower and so enjoy visiting!

Debbie Kay said...

Im a follower of your blog so please enter my name nice!

Debbie Kay

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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..