Monday, July 11, 2011

Restful Cottage and Cup for Tea Time Tuesday

Welcome to my little cottage in the west.

When I view upon this gorgeous needlepoint, it makes me think of my own home. Not sure why, my cottage really doesn't look like this, but it does feel the way the needlework looks. Does this make sense? A cozy and inviting nest where my family can relax and enjoy the blessings God has given us. Like a comforting cup of tea in a cup from a dear friend.

This beautiful cup and saucer is not only the vessel for my occasional restful tea, but a master bedroom display with my black and white chintz teapot. I place them here when not in use, on a gorgeous vintage black tray atop my vintage Lane Cedar Chest that once belonged to my dear Mother.

Adding to the room in this way~

Getting back to the dear cup and saucer.

The sweetest of details around the cup rim and saucer.

Teamed up with this Cloisonne and brass spoon I found a few years ago.

Cup and saucer markings~

To love a black and white rose chintz tea pot. Perfect in a toile room.

Tea pot markings~

My napkin of lace is held by a little china bird from a set of napkins rings given to me by a dear friend many years ago for a wedding shower gift. They have traveled with me many times and held many napkins in many a cottage we called home.

So as I cozy up with a cup of tea in a restful teacup, I will enjoy the pages of Romantic Homes Magazine and dream~~

Of cozy cottages, restful teas and many blessings.

This beautiful needle point cottage hangs in the room I share today. I found it at a yard sale nearly 10 years ago. It was unfinished around the edging and they said was made by an elderly lady who passed away before it's completion.

It was just thrown aside with a tag of 10 cents. It broke my heart to know this. So home it came with me. I took it to my framer and she lovingly turned over the ends, framed the piece to my choosing and it now hangs on my wall in my master bedroom. In my prayers, I asked our Lord to tell the little lady, her work is gorgeous, it's finished and will forever be loved and cherished.

May you enjoy a restful summer's tea Tuesday.
Joining our hostess today~ Sandi, from Rose Chintz Cottage, don't you love that blog name?

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Hugs from a very HOT HOT Texas,
Celestina Marie


Rebecca Nelson said...

Love the needlepoint. Love the chintz teapot. Love the black. Love the cedar chest. Love your bedroom.

Gosh...just LOVE YOU!


Red Rose Alley said...

Your teacup and saucer is so pretty, and the spoon is very unique. We recently did a post called "Tea Time", and we all have a cup of tea everyday. It is really soothing after a hectic day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

So glad that you were able to rescue the beautiful needlepoint and it is now framed and in your beautiful home.
Your master room is gorgeous and i love the pretty teapot and cup and saucer.
thanks for inviting us into your home and hope that you have a happy week


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest Celestina,

First of all, thank you for coming by the cottage; I felt your presence there and it has been so fun to open my doors to the blogging community. I have hesitated for YEARS (well, the 2.5 years that I have been blogging!) to show my home. The transformation is incredible. I LOVE TO SEE that you as well have a love for the cozy, French-inspired style that just seems to speak FRENCH to us!!! I LOVE YOUR KITCHEN and I could tell you stories about ours....but all in all, look at your studio!!! I just barely discovered last year that one of the three rooms in our basement is the perfect ATELIER, workshop for my crafting projects. In the gym room, I have my drawing table. Before I go back to school in late August, I really want to take one more day to organize everything done there; I did that once and the feeling I had to know that I actually have another functional living space is wonderful!

Your home is LOVELY and I am following you too!!!! MANY BLESSINGS OF JOY TO YOU DEAR ONE! Anita

Susan said...

Celestina, your home is so beautiful, just like you my friend! I absolutely love the needle point piece and the story behind it! What a beautiful cedar chest your mother had, and that chintz tea pot is gorgeous!

Betty said...

Your bedroom is so lovely and the teacup and cottage picture is just so pretty too. I have to say I just adore that cute toile teapot. It fits perfectly in your room.

Snap said...

Love that tea pot! Amazing how tea *things* can complete a room ... especially a bedroom as beautiful as yours. Wonderful place to curl up and relax. Happy Tea Day!

Jillayne said...

What a beautiful post Celestina.
You weave a tale of beautiful objects and memories, all intertwined, all telling the story of a life.
And how wonderful that little piece of needlework fell in to your hands and is now finished and hanging, to be enjoyed every day as it was meant to. I am sure that lady is delighted!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Celestina Marie,
I love the little cottage, looks so charming. Lot of work, by the way! And your bedroom looks fantastic. Would be nice to have breakfast with this pretty tea cup. I a really off over this Cloisonne spoon. It is sooo perfect!
Thank you for sharing and best greetings,

Beth said...

Gorgeous black chintz teapot! It matches your bedspread too. I also love the cup and teaspoon. A very lovely setting for a cup of tea.
blessings, Beth said...

Oh my goodness! The story of the little lady's needlepoint brought me to tears! What a lovely story. It reminds me that angels leave little presents for you to find and make your life happier. I am sure that she is smiling down on you for loving her art as much as she enjoyed creating it. The cup and saucer are beautiful and the spoon looks like it has always been paired with them. Beautiful blog you have created! Thank you so much for visiting! I am so glad to have found you. Now I am off to search for your pizzelle posts! I borrowed a maker this winter. I made pizzelles for the kids in my youngest's preschool class. I doused them in powdered sugar so they looked like snowflakes and brought hot chocolate for them. The kids just loved them! I have been wishing for one of my own ever since!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Celestina, that needlepoint is beautiful, and what a beautiful story to go along with it. Your master bedroom is so pretty (of course, I do love black and white toile and your "by the sea" toile is fabulous). Looks like a wonderful place to relax with tea in that charming tea cup. laurie

Julie Marie said...

Oh Celeste, this post brought tears to my eyes... how wonderful that you rescued that beautiful needlepoint cottage piece and I know the little lady is smiling down at you! How sad these things are just cast aside for 10 cents... so happy you got it!... all of your tea time today is just stunning... love your black and white teapot, and your cup and saucer are so pretty... that little spoon is extra beautiful!... always love having tea with you my dear friend... xoxo Julie Marie PS Also love your mama's gorgeous cedar chest!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good evening my sweet friend,
What a gorgeous bedroom you have! I love black and white toile; so classy! I adore your pretty teapot and the teacup and spoon are very pretty. I'm glad you rescued that needlepoint and brought it home to be loved and appreciated. It is simply charming. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos and words with Tea Time. It's a pleasure to have you join me, my friend and I wish you a delightful week.

Blessings and hugs,

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

You are such a special lady with a big heart and an ability to see through things... Guess that's your artist's eye! First of all I love your Mother's cedar chest and the black tray. Emitting such a great taste and calm for your room.
The story of the needlepoint is the most touching though and it does reveal the most about you! What a shame for putting it up for 10 cents... That lady must have smiled in heaven when you rescued and finished it with such a fitting frame.

Lots of love,


Lavender Cottage said...

Your bedroom is so nice and the black and white tea things enhance the romantic ambience.
Lovely tea post.

Kerri said...

Hello my friend, VERY classy looking bedroom you got there! Just stopping by to visit your blog. Sweet sentiment on the needlepoint. You are such a caring person.

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Hope you have a wonderful week!


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

Celestina Marie,
I LOVE the needle point but your bedroom is a show stopper!!
So very pretty. The black and white tea pot is just so elegant. And the tea cup and the saucer with that stunning spoon is the epitome of elegance!!
I chuckled when I saw the Lane Hope Chest. I have the same one at the bottom of my bed which was my mother's also. My Dad had painted it though to match a bedroom set that they had at the time.
Loved your tea post!!


Charlotte said...

Your bedroom looks lovely with the black and white...the teapot and cup are perfect to display there.

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Celeste,
I loved hearing the story of the needlepoint. I used to do some of it many years ago. Framing it was a great idea and it looks so pretty on the wall.
Your bedroom is pretty and the your mom's hope chest is perfect at the foot of the bed.
Toile is a favorite of mine and I love the tea pot, cup and saucer.

I hope your AC is working in that Lone Star state. lol It's 108 here with the heat index. Humid as can be!
Had a great week with our daughter and family. They headed back to CA and got stuck in Dallas over night with no luggage.
They made it an adventure for the girls and all is well now.
Glad to hear you are feeling better. So happy for you, sweet friend!

Anonymous said...

I so agree, Celeste. It would have broken my heart too to see such a lovely piece just tossed aside. I am sure that little lady needlepointer is looking down from heaven and so happy where it has found a home - a beautiful home with a beautiful lady who loves it!

Hugs, dear friend!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Such a lovely post and it made my heart happy that you restored that beautiful piece of needlepoint and had it framed. Isn't sad that people have no vision and can put such a low value on something made with love.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh thank goodness I didn't miss this post--I LOVE your room and the teapot--double swoon!!! It all looks so gorgeous, my friend!! Your taste is totally impeccable.


~CC Catherine said...

Celestina, I would have snatched that lovely needlepoint as well. Makes my heart sad that they'd part with that precious piece. Their loss; your gain indeed. I have one that I'll have to post about in the near future. When I do; I'll email you to let you know so you can read it. I recently took it out of it's frame I bought it in and hand washed it, as it was soiled (no glass over it). I kind of liked it out of the frame; and put it in a basket with some yarns to make it look like it was a work in progress... You be blessed~ :)

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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..