Monday, January 10, 2011

IT'S A SNOW DAY!

Yes, it's a snow day in Texas. With cold temps, sleeting rain and flurries, this was the look from my studio window.

Later accumulating to this~~

Okay, I know you are saying, that's not much snow. I agree having lived and growing up in the north, but for us, this is something in the lone star state and such a cozy sight it is.

So what does one do on a snow day? You probably already know what I might plan.
Paint, design, decorate, cook, read, dream or all of the above?

Okay, let's put on some background music to warm the air.

Make a pot of chili.

Count my many blessings.

For the warmth of Home Sweet Home.

Let my little mouse sleep.

Enjoy a pot of tea.

Gather my design books with inspiration for my newest home projects and dream, dream, dream!

And reading now for my kitchen restyle!

and more books~~


ahh and more to dream with~

Then study paint chips for another bathroom restyle.

And dream of this rose floral look with this fabric on a chair for my living room and the sofa with the other.


Every year after the holidays, my designer blood boils to decorate and restyle some area of my cottage. So this winter, painting a bathroom, upgrading my kitchen and sprucing up the living room are in order. I have gathered all I need to do the work myself and with my sweethearts help, we are anxious to get started. I will share pics along the way with before and after when complete. I love decorating with treasures I already have, including a little paint and flea market finds.

So with Spring around the corner, this is the way I spent this snow day and loved every minute planning my home decorating projects. The cozy and relaxing day gave me the time to rest my painting arm a bit more and with this rest, little by little, it is feeling much better. I will be back to swinging that paint brush full steam soon!

Oh I hear Miss Beazy at the door~
She is dusted with fresh snow. Shake, shake Beazy, before you come in!

Well, she did not shake, so with beach towel in hand, I dried her off and she is happy to be back inside.

Now before I get back to my snow day and decorating dreams, I will share a few Spring inspirations I placed around this snow cottage.




Thank you for stopping by and blessings be yours this beautiful winter day.
Hugs from Texas,
Celestina Marie

28 comments:

bee'nme said...

Sounds like a heavenly day Celeste! I'm sure you're laying the creative foundation for some glorious projects - can't wait to see the progress over these next weeks and months!

And as a native Texan I can say "amen" about being excited about the snow! Even living in Colorado for 8 years didn't dampen that enthusiasm, though I never got the hang of driving in the stuff! :o)

Enjoy your planning and dreaming...and rest that arm!

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky

Susan said...

Celeste Governor Mark Sanford closed all state agencies today here in South Carolina due to weather conditions. I can't tell anything happened by looking out my front door...LOL.
I plan to spend the day sewing.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Sounds like you are really enjoying your snow day Celeste!... your chili looks so good, yum!... I love all of your little touches for Spring, all the little birdies and nests and your little sleeping mouse is the cutest ever!... the rose fabric you will be using is so beautiful, I just love it... and I too could spend hours upon hours pouring over decorating books, and you have so many nice ones. Miss Beazy looks so cute with the snow on her and I also love her new "Profile Pic"!... enjoy your snow day cozy and warm... xoxo Julie Marie

Graceful Rose said...

Hello Celestina, my sweet friend, we have snow here in Kentucky too, but we have it a little more often than you do in Texas. I work from home and am so lucky to just look out the window while I am working and don't have to worry about driving in it. Like you, I am thinking about making my home very comfortable and cozy so I am working on some plans of my own. I have purchased paint for my bathroom which I will hopefully get done this month some time. i will look forward to your pictures as you make progress on your progress. I have enjoyed your post and now I think I will go and make some chili.

Connie said...

I can't wait to see your new kitchen style, sweetpea! I'd love to be able to do it but there isn't much I can do to this small kitchen. Sigh...
xoxo,
Connie
Brush the snow off Miss Beazy!!

Rose Haven said...

What a lovely plan you have for today!! I'll be right there for Chili with you - and tea!! I'll bring some freshly baked scones!! :) I wish....

Mari said...

HELLO DEAR CELESTINA :)

OHH YOU DID GET SOME SNOW!!! IT LOOKS SOOO PRETTY :) IT SURE SOUNDS LIKE YOUR TAKING ADVANTAGE OF YOUR SNOW DAY IN DOORS :)
I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING ALL YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS :) THE PAINTS AND FABRICS YOU HAVE PICKED LOOKS YUMMY :)KEEP RESTING THAT ARM SWEET FRIEND :) FEEL BETTER :)

HUGLETS~XOXO~MARI

ginny said...

I laughed when I saw the snow! I always thought Texas was such a hot climate. I was there in December one year and it was in the high 70's and I was loving it! Not much you can do about it though, so your ideas sound wonderful. I put out my Valentine decorations and have been cleaning like a maniac. I want to get my Spring cleaning done by Lent. I would love to paint the kitchen and the living room and re-do, but that has to take a back burner.
My birthday is Friday the 14th so I am planning on doing NOTHING that day!LOL!
I need some inspirational decorating books....any ideas?
By the way, I have the exact same tea set you are showing in your Winter Romance blog. Only, mine is red instead of black. I knew we were soul sisters!!
Have a cozy relaxing day in your part of the world, Celeste.
(um, as an after thought, we are in single digets here, brrr.)

Shirley said...

Hi My Friend, I am watching it snow out my window. We have over 8" and it is still snowing. I went to work this morning and got sent home at 1 P.M.. I had to call them and let them know I made it home o.k. Your chilli sounds good as a matter a fact I just might make a pot. I enjoyed your post today and will be looking forward to your remodeling of your kitchen and bath. Have a great snow day. Your Missouri Friend.

Jill said...

Everything looks lovely! Stay warm and enjoy the "snow"! :-) Have a great week!
Blessings,
Jill

The Rose Room said...

Your snow day sounds perfect Celeste and I am looking forward to your redo's! Love that you have to dry off your fur girl! Happy 2011 to you lovely kind lady:) Rachaelxo

Lovey said...

What a great snow day! I need to take lessons from you. Hopefully...we'll have one soon too! HeeHee...Happy Snow Day!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Our sweet state does look beautiful with just a smattering of glisten, doesn't it?!?

Can't wait to see your room re-dos!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh how lovely and cozy!! I love a fire in the fireplace and leafing though all my Romantic Homes Magazines. Such great ideas in them.

Big hugs & blessings to you, Sherry

Betzie said...

Hi Celeste!
Sooo happy you enjoyed your day and I can't wait to see all your new designs and redos!! Love the bathroom colors...so soft and feminine.
Loved all the pics...making lasagne here tonite...actually better get busy!
Tell sweet Ms. Beasy to stay warm!!
xoxo Betzie

Diane said...

I don't blame Miss Beazy for wanting to come back inside. I'd rather look at the snow from inside too. Although I love having it on the ground all winter. As long as I don't have to shovel it or drive in it and can stay warm!
The chili looks delicious!
Hugs, Diane

Kat said...

Celeste I love your blog background it's so pretty! My husband and I did some updating last year, this year we don't have anything to do! yay. We've lived in our house 7 years so we've finished painting every room and did some things to make our brand new home to suit our style. It looks great! happy decorating and Happy New Year! Hugs

Bellesanbeaus said...

Thats what I love about your blog...you make painting and recovering furniture sound like a beautiful adventure I would gladly part take in, when normally I would run in the other direction! lol. I'm having one of your snow days today...I only hope I can get thru the laundry and veggie soup with your grace! Big hugs Beth

Jillayne said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful snow day! I love the book about the old world kitchens - I really like that look - always have but have never lived in a house conducive to it. Perhaps a sort adaptation/melding is in order?
I will certainly look forward to seeing what you and your sweetheart do . I am always inspired by your ideas and sense of design!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Celeste,
Just got back from CA. Stopped in Houston each way. Last time it was Dallas.
Came back to snow galore. Very rare in SC. Shut everything down, including school and mail. They may have school tomorrow but sure. It has been out four days.
I can't wait to see or hear about your kitchen update. Anything major?
I'm trying to catch up on everything and haven't thought about projects yet. Just got Christmas packed up this week. That felt good. lol
Looking forward to keeping in touch more.
Hugs friend!

vickie said...

Beautiful post Miss Celeste! We didn't get snow in Austin, just very cold and windy. I'm slowing getting back to blogging and have updated my website. Happy New Year to you!
xoxo
Vickie

Marydon said...

I got a real kick out of seeing all that snow down your way ... what a treat for all those little wee ones that have never seen it before. Enjoy while you can.

That rose fabric is nearly a match to my couch ... I so love the roses/florals. So anxious to see all the projects you've been working on ...

This background is awesome, Celeste ... so romantic & lush & enticing spring ...

TY for your sweet note ... I am coming along well now.

Hugs & love, Marydon

Ginger said...

What a wonderful day you have planned. Think I will steal some of your ideas, especially the magazine and tea!! LOL

Ginger
glitter and roses

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Way to spend the cold days, indeed :-)Since the move, my body has been conditioned to a warm weather, that's why during Christmas and we went up north to spend the Holidays with the family, bbbrrrrrrrrr so cold!

I bet Miss Beazy was too!

Happy New Year Celeste!, You're right, I do need a good sleep . . . lots of it too LOL

Mizpah,
Li

Simply Debbie said...

HELLO BEAUTIFUL CELESTINA,
I AM BACK FROM MY BLOGGING BREAK AND FULL OF NEW IDEAS.
I LOVED THIS POST...I THINK IT TRULY SHOWED JUST A WEE BIT OF HOW BUSY YOU ARE DURING THE DAY. I THINK A LOT OF STATES ARE RECEIVING SNOW AND ICE, THAT HAVE NEVER HAD IT BEFORE. IT IS VERY PRETTY BUT THE ER'S ARE FULL OF PEOPLE WITH INJURIES FROM FALLS...I LOVE YOUR IDEAS A LOT MORE THAN GETTING OUT IN IT.
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HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Jill said...

Just wanted to let you know i left an award for you on my blog!

Blessings,
Jill

Phyllis said...

Oh my goodness, your background is gorgeous!! Just beautiful!

I love being home and cozy, even if I'm just looking through a magazine or book. I tend to bake on days like that....and then eat what I baked!

Miss Beazy is so cute :)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

I enjoyed seeing what you did on your snow day, I hope that you are staying warm and having fun.
How sweet miss Beasley is and she would be happy coming into the warmth.
Hope that you are enjoying your new year and wishing you all the best for 2011.

Hugs
Carolyn

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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..