Friday, January 7, 2011

Winter Romance

Today begins shopping for the month of January with the shoppes of Make Mine Pink, themed, Winter Romance. A time when we spend cold evenings curled up with a warm throw, a good book and a cup of tea in a favorite teacup.

What does winter romance mean to you? For me, I also love to romance the idea of redecorating my home after the Christmas decor is put away, bringing out decorative decor with a hint of Springtime to follow.

Cleaning out cupboards and rearranging places for everyday items. Catching up on little projects waiting to be finished sitting beside a warm fire. Cooking wintertime meals for a romantic dinner by candlelight. And my favorite, cleaning out my studio after the hustle of the Christmas season and putting in a special touch of decor to inspire new creations.

Weekend mornings find my best guy and I enjoying our morning coffee or tea with calm music in the background while we visit about the week past. Walking with Miss B on a brisk winter morning only to hurry home for that second cup of tea.
The soft glow of my favorite lamp early in the morning before the sun comes up or late evening, is pure winter romance.

However you romance the wintertime, I hope you enjoy the little details that make this time of year special in some way. Whether we are trying to stay warm in the cold temps or shoveling snow, viewing life and our surroundings in a romantic way can bring memorable joys to share with our loved ones.

Blessings to you for Winter Romance and a month of cherished times.
To visit and view Make Mine Pink Friday shopping with a twist, click HERE and till next time~

Winter Hugs from Texas,
Celestina Marie


Anonymous said...

There you are! You've been sitting by the fire and cozying up your studio! I agree...wonderful winter occupations!
Nice to see you back, girlfriend.
Hugs and blessings,

Denise said...

Celestine,Winter romance is so easy for me to find and I do thank my lord.It's in the eyes of my husband of 33 years.Jan. and feb. are special to me because they are very quiet months for our family.Out of 17 of us there are no birthdays.Holidays of course are over,so the two of us hibernate in our little hobbit hole.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... I love all of your winter romance in your home!... sitting by a cozy fire with a cup of tea and a good book sounds just perfect!... it always feels good to get everything put away after Christmas and start fresh... Happy thoughts of Spring to you!... xoxo Julie Marie PS I LOVE your darling new header!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful way to embrace putting away Christmas...and cleaning as you go...which is what I've done! It's always a challenge to know what to put out for decor! Hugs! ♥

Ginny said...

As I put away Christmas, I get excited to re-do, refresh, and clean clean clean!
I also like the soft glow of little lights throughout my home, and comfort food for dinners. It is during the winter months, that I love to soak in a hot bubbly tub, and then slather on the lotions for my dry skin, get in bed and read or journal. We share a pot of coffee in the morning while watching the outdoor activity around us, and then in the afternoon, we have tea and cookies or sandwiches, or cake, or something.
Thank you for sharing, Celeste. Hope all is well. Am looking forward to checking out your etsy.

Unknown said...

Celeste, I loved this post!! Sitting here all alone on a freezing cold winter morning feeling kinda yucky and then to come and reaotd this, just what I needed!! I love winter in your house. I think I need some winter romance in mine :) Your blog looks so pretty, I love your header. You paint the sweetest birds. I have always loved the dragonfly tray in the last photo too. All those pretty flowers, it just makes me feel happy :)
Love you sweet friend!!!! You will always be the most special to me of any friend I have net here :)

Unknown said...

Celestine, how lovely your post is, so comforting the thoughts of winter romance. You definitely have inspired me to put away, re-arrange and to create. My hubby is putting finishing touches on my very own studio which I hope to be decorating by spring. I have visited your studio and it is very inspiring. So I will be posting come spring as I go along. Thanks for your lovely post.

Rebecca P said...

Celestina, I loved your post. You are a girl after my own heart. I dearly love Winter. There is something so comforting sitting by a fire that my love built for me, sharing a cup of warm brew, talking & sharing. This to me is romance, this is contentment.
Hugs to you.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

As always it is a treat to stop by at your corner of the country. Always cheerful, always a meaningful story and always something pretty. Have you found anything for the yellow rose painting yet? Just wondering as this friend's birthday is on March 17. Now that the Christmas pressure is gone I dare to ask you.

Lots of love and if you like to see our home in the snow (2002) visit my blog of today.

Mariette's Back to Basics

Kerri said...

I loooove that pink teapot lamp! I enjoy visiting your blog. Looking forward to future post :)

Unknown said...

Hi Celestina!
What a wonderful post. Just love your artwork. Make it feel so warm just to look at :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love your Winter Romance post! All the things that I, too, love. And hey, from the sound of it, we MAY just get a chance to hole up and practice our own Winter Romance later this weekend!! Keep your toes warm!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

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

O My! How Gorgeous everything is!
Breath Taking!!


LuzO said...

Madam... didn't want to leave this space without asking God that he may bless his art and his hands... Thank you for the time being so pleasant that gift it to my eyes with his creations.
Espero que esta sea la traducción correcta, pues yo no se mucho Inglés... Luzo

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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..