Monday, November 15, 2010

Pink Coat Santa


Painting days are the order of the season and I am enjoying every minute.
Recently I was treasure hunting, and came across a gorgeous wood carved Santa that needed a redesign.

He started out with a red coat, but quickly was dressed in a pink with winter roses, berries and fur trim, all redesigned after he came back with me to the studio.
He stands 17" tall and holds an icy aqua gift bag in one hand and wears furry trim at the base of his coat.

Glittered for holiday sparkle, he just walked over to my etsy shoppe in hopes of a new home for Christmas.





While I was on my treasure hunt I also found some gorgeous wood carved Christmas trees. They were originally green and quickly were hand painted with a fresh snow white and glittered for sparkle and winter dreams with shabby cottage charm.
This set of 2 trees also went over to my etsy shoppe and hoping to go home with someone for Christmas. They would love to be displayed with winter cottages or shine on a pretty mantel.





Many more treasures are in line to be redesigned and I hope to get it all finished for Christmas, but I always feel behind at this point of the season and never can finish everything, however each year, I give it a good try.
So back to the studio I go for more fun and happy creating.

I'll be back again soon to share some of my large hand painted Santa's from years past, and till then, have a great Autumn day.

Blessings always,
Celestina Marie

14 comments:

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste, your pink Santa and glittered little trees are so pretty! You certainly put a magical touch on everything... I love the little dainty roses on Santa and the pretty little pink and white crystal snowflakes!... and your little white trees are just adorable!... have fun creating these beautiful treasures... I have been hesitant about decorating yet, but looking at these pretties makes me want to start... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Graceful Rose said...

Celeste, you are truly talented! I love your pink Santa and the pretty white trees. I am inspired to paint now. I am working on a pink Santa too but he is not as pretty as yours. Maybe i will post a pic when I am done. Enjoy your painting!

Mariette said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

Whatever comes your way turns out being better! A natural born artist with great ideas. This also looks so much more calming and soothing than a loud red...

Enjoy your 'productive' week!

MariettesBacktoBasics

Ruth Welter said...

Love your trees and especially your newly redesigned and painted santa...great work Celeste. Happy painting.

Ruth

Nezzy said...

It's like icin' on the Christmas cake baby! How very beautiful!

I just wanted to thank ya for your visit and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya enjoy the ride!!!

God bless ya and in the words of that crazy old Granny Clampett, "Ya'll come back now, ya hear!!!

A Hopeful Heart said...

What a totally gorgeous Santa. You definitely are "magical" with your paintbrush. You always do such stunningly beautiful work.

Hope you're having a lovely day.

Love,
Patti

Mari said...

HELLO SWEETIE,

THIS SANTA IS GORGEOUS!!! AND SO ARE THE X~MAS TREES :) AND EVERYTHING ELSE YOU MAKE OVER TOO :) JUST FABULOUS MY FRIEND :)

XO~MARI

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie.

Oh how lovely, your sweet Santa and the trees are.
You make everything so perfect in all you do.

Enjoy your painting and I hope that you have a lovely week
Hugs
Carolyn

Tea Duchess said...

He is very cute. You did a great job painting him. Hello Miss Beazy Lee.

Jillayne said...

What a lovely idea - to give new life to old objects. I love the trees in their new white paint; they are so pretty and charming! And the detail on the Santa is exquisite; you are one talented painter Celestina!
I know what you mean about feeling behind. Right about now, every year, I wonder why, oh why, didn't I start sooner?!?
I'm sure you will get there, and I hope I will, but the part you wrote about heading to the studio has helped me to remember that I need to stop thinking about how much work I have to do and instead about how much fun it is to be able to do this. Thanks and hugs!

~CC Catherine said...

Bonjour Celestina! :) Miss visiting you my friend. This Santa is absolutely stunning. Must check out your other new items in your Etsy shoppe! I can't wait to give Catie her shoes in a couple weeks for her 2nd birthday. They'll be on display in her lovely little pink/green/lavendar bedroom. Hugs friend~ Blessings......always! ~CC Catherine

Phyllis said...

Oh my goodness - what a transformation!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

**sigh** Celeste, you always make the dreamiest things!! I want those trees :) They would be soooo perfect in my little Christmas village :)
I have all my pieces that I have purchased from you here in my new home! I tell ya, it really comforts me to have them and see their beauty everyday!1 You are a wonderful friend and I have missed you so much! THANK YOU so much for visiting me!!
Love you xoxo
Amy

cottonfieldfarm said...

Oh my, the Santa remake is so beautiful! I love the glitter star too. You are so talented! It's been a while since I painted. Not sure if I could do it any more! Love your blog and am now following you. Would love a vist back so you can see my Christmas giveaway and enter to win! Thanks! God bless.
Regina

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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..