Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vignettes of Christmas!

Sharing Christmas through our home decor is such a big part of the holiday and I have really enjoyed visiting around blogland and viewing the many wonderful treasures displayed in celebration for the birth of the Christ Child.
I hope you find peace and joy this holiday as your spend time with family and friends in your decorated world for Christmas.

Welcome back to visit my home and a few more vignettes I have displayed with vintage treasures and natural elements. Let's peek in the window to view the tree with my sweet deer near by.

In the living room I have decorated the fireplace mantel with pine garland, cones, white berries, candlelight and gold deer overlooking a painting of the birth of Jesus. Across the room, on the hutch, I display each year the hand painted and designed nativity scene created by my mother. This is a cherished set.

In the library/family room I have another tree that holds treasured ornaments from all our travels over the years along with vintage ornaments and white birds.

This year I created glass block presents by frosting the glass, filling with white lights and adding ribbon and a bow.These are displayed under the tree in 3 different sizes.

The fireplace is decorated and the stockings are hung in hopes that Santa will visit here!

Help yourself to a Christmas book from my "Bowl of Books." Each year I take down Christmas books from the library shelves to share over the holiday with short stories, encouragement and wonderful Christmas pictures.

Favorite vintage ornaments displayed under a cloche on a vintage cake stand.

The staircase ledge with distressed whites and a favorite angel.

Table centerpiece in my kitchen using vintage ornaments with a candle and surrounded with cones from my magnolia tree, berries, sugared fruit and a few snowflakes.

A bedroom quilt with a hint of holiday.

And my cherished favorite, a sweet little sleeping mouse leaning against the apple he just filled his tummy with. This is a candle holder and given to me from my grandmother, many many years ago. I can still see her as she gave it to me. It is a true treasure that means so much.

Thank you for stopping by to share in a few more vignettes around my home. I'll be back again soon with some pics from my studio, shabby rose room and of course my Santa collection.

Don't forget my giveaway will be drawn Friday night the 10th. Still time to enter with the link on my right sidebar.

Have a wonderful December day.
Blessings always.
Celestina Marie


Julie Marie said...

Oh Celeste!... your home looks so festive and beautiful! Your tree is just gorgeous looking through the window by your pretty deer!... and I love your nativity scene your mama created for you, so precious. Those glass block presents are incredible, I love those as well!... And your Thomas Kinkade bowl full of Christmas books looks so inviting to sit and read... your quilt also looks festive and so pretty for this time of year. I think my favorite is the sweet little mouse with his tummy full of apple from your grandma... that is just the sweetest little thing ever! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home at Christmas time... it looks so warm and inviting... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Unknown said...

Beautiful post Celeste! Your home looks just beautiful and so festive. I love your tree and the deer outside, I am hoping to get some of those this year. The nativity is soooo beautiful and so special! I saw some glass window presents like that at Michaels and they were so beautiful, Yours look amazing all grouped together like that :)
I am going to do my decorating today and I cant wait :)
Have a beautiful rest of the week!

Diva Kreszl said...

thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us, it is all quite beautiful! I too enjoy visiting everyone here in blogland during his special holy season.

A Hint of Home said...

Your trees look amazing! Love the glowing shots at night.
Did you buy those glass gifts at the botton of your tree? I had one, given to me as a gift and the lights burned out. Were they hard to get lights into? I love the effect they have under your tree.
Everything looks beautiful, Celeste!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Your home is so warm and inviting and everything is so beautiful and magical!

Merry Merry!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

That tour by you is like opening a book to your heart... Love the nativity scene that was created by your mother; hand painted so that's in your genes!
Those frosted glass blocks with lights and ribbon and bow are incredible. They really do bring the LIGHT into the world. Symbolic gesture and PRETTY too.
That bowl of books is a great seasonal idea as well!
And your cloche tops it off nicely.
You're very well organized and ready for the big day of Christmas!

Lots of love,

Mariette's Back to Basics

PS Oops that mouse is PRECIOUS and even more the memory... Smart grandmother for knowing how to touch you in such way that you ALWAYS remember her!

Susan said...

Celeste, you have your home decorated so beautiful!! I love th little Christmas mouse!! I love the idea of the bowl of Christmas books!! What a inviting holiday home you have!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I feel like I am a Christmas wonderland when I visit your home! I found the stocking that I thought you had made....
I have one exactly like the one Stitch in Thyme made for you! I think I received it in a giveaway. I think of you when I see it...because we both have one! So that solves that mystery! heeehee! HUGS! ♥♥♥

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh sweetie, your home is most charming and inviting. What a beautiful place to celebrate the season.

I just wanted to let you know that your 'love' package for Angel Dawn arrived safe and sound today. She is gonna love everything. Before this she rarely got anything 'new' and she is so proud of all then things that have been set to her.

I also received a special surprise box just for me. Thank you so much for the lovely gift sweetie! Although it was unnecessary your thoughtfulness is very appreciated.

God bless you and have a stupendous weekend!!! :o)

Betty said...

Hello Celeste,

Everything is so beautiful. It is a wonderful time of the year. Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments you have made on my blog. Have a very Blessed Holiday Season.


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

What a magical look around your home for Christmas. Love everything dear friend, especially the twinkling lights and the sweet deer.
Love the cute mouse your Grandmother gave you and what a treasure, to remember her by.

Wishing you a joyous time as we get near to Christmas.
Warm hugs

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O MY!! Everything is just so beautiful!!
I love the books in a bowl and a Thomas Kinkade bowl it looks to be!
Can't wait to see more!!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Jennifer said...

Hello Celeste,Thank you so much for the sweet comments you left on my blog.I have missed you too.I now have a new laptop so I am hopeing to get back into blogging again.Your home is so pretty decorated for christmas.I just love everything.Thank you so much for the prayers for Joey,it is so HARD having him away from home like this.I don't think I will ever get used to it.They grow so fast.Marcus is in 11th grade and Mike in 9th now.They talk about going in the Navy also,we'll see......Thank you again for visiting me.Hugs to you,Jen

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Celeste, I always look forward to seeing your mother's nativity set! Such precious memories there, along with the sweet lil apple/mouse from your dear grandmother! I have a bday/Christmas gift from my grandmother that I cherish, too!

Your home is so festive! I enlarged most of the pics to drink it all in! :0) Love the lighted packages you created under the tree. Your stockings are all very pretty, too. Can't wait to see more!

Love and Hugs,
Angelic Accents

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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..