Sunday, December 5, 2010

Welcome To My Christmas Cottage

With Christmas Eve only 17 days away, I love to take the next couple of weeks to enjoy the holiday with family and friends and the blessings within my holiday cottage.
A time to close the door on my studio, give myself a break and relax for the season. My family and I celebrate traditions with the viewing of Christmas lights in our community, listening to beautiful Christmas music, spending time with those we care about and looking towards the new year.

Along with most people, we make a celebration of decorating our home too. This year, I took a simply yet less is more approach. We still have a lot to view, but decorations deliberately placed using natural elements of pine cones, holly, berries mixed with vintage and collectible ornaments.

Reds, greens, golds and silver give way to long time traditions we share throughout the season.
So I welcome you to visit my humble abode and to share in the treasures we hold most dear.

Miss Beazy Lee is here to greet you!

The entry filled with fresh poinsettias and Santa in his sleigh lighting the way.

As we turn to the right into the dining room, we are greeted by my 8 ft. slim tree filled with 48 Thomas Kinkaid cottages, handmade snowflakes, ornament gifts and lush red roses.

Up close and in front, I hang my 2 ornaments from days at the White House 1998 and 2004. These are very special and made so beautifully in winter scenes from our nations capital.

The dining table is set for a cozy December dinner. Using again elements from nature in the centerpiece found for a mere 10 dollars at Walmart. I added a little more to the natural ring, my own faux candle on a timer and this simple and inexpensive style looks like so much more.

For our silverware, I have taken stocking ornaments and used as a utensil holder. I found this a few years ago at Home Goods. They are beautiful and accented with natural color gemstones on sage, dark red, and rust backgrounds. Each guest has a different stocking.

Behind the table, I have graced the hutch with a candle and natural element showcase centerpiece. Also, adding a keepsake gold gilded angel and trees along the sides.

Thank you for sharing and your visit today. I will be back with lots more from my holiday home sharing my Santa Collection, Nativity Scene, Village Collection, more trees, vignettes and a few recipes too.
Till then, Have a special and blessed Sunday.
But before I go, Miss B wants to say thank you for coming by and till she meets you again, she'll be waiting and watching for Santa.

Merry Christmas from Texas,
Celestina Marie and Miss Beazy Lee!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Celeste Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share, and to be greeted by Miss B herself. Oh thank you Miss B for the lovely tour. I am sure Santa will be bringing you something extra special this year. What a good girl you have been.

Oh Celeste I love your entry way, so welcoming and inviting. I love Santa in his sleigh and poinsettias, well you know I love those.

Your dining room looks fit for a King. I love the tree and your Thomas Kinkade ornaments how wonderful. I have Thomas Kinkade Santas, I still have to get that tree out for the holidays. We are still searching for many things that seem to have been put somewhere different than the rest.

I love this idea of using little stockings for the silverware. How elegant and special is that for each guest. So cute sweetie. That center piece is beautiful. Sometimes we can find the prettiest things at Wal-Mart for the holiday.

Oh I can't wait to see the rest of the tour. Take me along soon. I have so enjoyed my visit today. I am thrilled also to hear that you are finished for the season. You have worked much to hard sweetie. Enjoy the family and the season.

Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

Julie Marie said...

Hello my friend... oooh, your home for the holidays is pure enchantment! Your front door says "welcome" so beautifully and how fun to be greeted by sweet Miss Beazy!... everything is just stunning and I love seeing all of the traditional colors along with your treasured heirlooms... what an honor you were invited to the White House to decorate for their tree with your own gorgeous ornaments... and I love your picture of you with Laura Bush you have shown on your sidebar... she is to me what a First Lady is all about... I so love your little stocking ornaments used to hold silverware at your dinner table... how creative you are!... thank you so much for the tour of your most lovely home... the photos of Miss Beazy waiting for Santa Dog are just too precious... I love you little Miss Beazy... enjoy your much~deserved time off now Celeste... I know you will, with your family and friends... much love to you... xoxo Julie Marie PS I also love your little birdie header!

Denise said...

Charming home for you and your much blessed family.My favorite idea of yours for anyone to do is the tiny stockings for your silverware.Thank you for the Christmas home tour.May God continue to bless you.

A Hint of Home said...

Gorgeous pictures of a gorgeous home. Loved every bit of the tour. Your tree is beautiful and your table is a welcoming sight for any visitor.
Your hutch is so glowing with warmth I want to come join you at your table.
Can't wait to see more!
Miss B was a graceous guide.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

You have a very lovely place and what a sweet four-legged family member you got! She's happy; one can tell.
Enjoy your special family time together now you've managed the stress part of work.

Lots of love,

Mariette's Back to Basics

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

hi hun! the home looks so warm, cozy and festive! love the fireplace sooo much:) hope you have a wonderful Christmas ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's been a joy to see your beautiful home! I would love to follow your example and post photos of my house now...and to enjoy the holiday season! Hugs! ♥

Jill said...

Your home is just beautiful! So warm and welcoming. Love how the dining room table is set up and the stockings with the silver ware are so dear!
Have a great week!

Mari said...




Unknown said...

G'morn sweet Celeste ~ Miss Beazy is the most gracious hostess for our visit.

Your sophisticated elegant decor makes one feel right at home in the rich beauty surrounding us.

The WHouse ornaments are such beautiful treasures ... what a lovely experience you had there with President & Mrs. Bush.

Your table setting is magnificent & so inviting ... the stockings are a wonderful idea for the silver.

Now the only thing missing is ME!!

As always, Celeste, your home is over the moon filled with love & beauty ...

Have a beautiful Christmas week ~
Hugs of love, Marydon

Ginny said...

hello Celeste, Absolutely beautiful! Everything looks so pretty and relaxing...atmosphere plus!
Thanks for sharing.....Maybe this week I can start to decorate.....

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

What a wonderful visit I had at your place today.
Loved all your Christmas decorations, from the stockings holding the cutlery to the amazing tree and candlelight. Thanks for showing us around. Also adore your new look to your blog, so pretty.
Thank you to you and Miss Beazley for showing us around.
Happy days with the run up until Christmas.

Hugs & many blessings

Anonymous said...

Celeste, you've obviously taken great care in all of your preparations. Your dinner table...oh my! Exquisite! My other favorite photos are: your front door, that fabulous stocking (did you make it?) and, of course, Miss B!

Blessings, my friend!

Sheryl Parsons said...

So lovely! Thank you for sharing. I see that you are a member of the Society of Decorative Painters, I need to pay more attention to my magazines! I'm a member as well, though not as long as you. I will keep my eyes open for your designs there. :-)

Betty said...

You have decorated everything so beautiful and warm.


LillyB said...

Everything is beautiful! You have such wonderful taste!!
Merry Christmas!

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

I just ADORE Miss B. It's times like this that I so miss having a dog in the house but after we lost our Savanna in the summer, I said that she was our last one.
I LOVE Thomas Kinkade and your houses are gorgeous!
I so enjoyed the tour of your beautiful home!!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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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..