Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Paris Chic ~ Thank you!

Bloggy friends are very special.
Recently my giveaway winner was dear Sherry from Creatology. I was so happy to send her win and she shared it in a post.

However, to my surprise she sent me not only a thank you card, but a hand sewn and designed Paris and pink toile tote designed by her from her line called Sassy Chicks.



Chic card!

I was just over the moon thrilled to open a box to find this stunning purse/tote wrapped in a dress pattern.
The tote is reversible with one side being pink toile with darling heart button pins that can move around and be worn in different ways. And then, it reverses to a Paris fabric side with a pocket for sun glasses, cell phone, etc. Perfect and I love it. Thank you so very much Sherry. I am really enjoying it.




Visit Sherry and say hello. She is extremely talented and her work gorgeous.

In my studio I have a new addition and her name is Miss Mannie. A Paris chic dress form standing 5'5" tall and dressed in a damask fabric, black stand, pink and black feather boa and wearing vintage pearls and pin with a black and pink scarf. Oh she is gorgeous and is right at home with my black toile room.
Finding her was unexpected while shopping at Hobby Lobby for a few supplies. I was walking out with my purchase when I spotted Miss Mannie on the way out. She had a split side seam, and I thought, I could fix her and she would be good as new. So back inside I went, asked the manager about her, and he was nice enough to give me a huge discount. So home with me she came, given a few stitches on her side, replaced the trim and healed she was. I may not leave her with this fabric for long, but she really does fit in nicely in her original attire for now.

Please welcome and meet Miss Mannie~ last name Quin. LOL~~ I couldn't resist.



Thank you for stopping by. It is a very busy time in my studio these days. Working, I mean playing, long hours in the studio and loving every minute of it. It seems the holiday season is well underway and when you think about it, nearly just 3 months to Christmas. My brushes are calling.

Happy Fall~almost!


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Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

What a lovely tote and likewise lovely Mannie Quin!
Love from across the Ocean,

Mariette

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Welcome Miss Mannie! We know you will love living in Celeste's studio! It's a perfect "fit" for you in your lovely black and white attire. Celeste will keep you company a great deal of the time and you make pick up some great painting techniques from her... oh wait... we have that "no arms" thing going on.

Anyway... have a wonderful time with Celeste, your new best friend, and we're sure we'll be seeing you again in her future posts, well our friend Sherry will.

Your Ohio friend, Louise & Marie Quin (wait are we related?)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Celeste!

Love the darling bag!! What a nice surprise!!

Just wanted to give my warmest Happy Anniversary wishes to you and Larry! Love the pic of the two of you together. You are two beautiful people and I am so blessed to know you!!

Big hugs & lots of love, sherry

Graceful Rose said...

Celestina, how pretty is that tote and what a wonderful surprise. I love the paris fabric. Ms. Mannie is cute too and so appropriate for your black toile studio. Have a great day!

A Southern Rose said...

Hi Celeste,

What a pretty bag! That was so sweet of her and your Mannie is so perfect for your studio. Love her.
I know it must be getting really busy for you now with the holidays just around the corner. Have fun! :)

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... what a beautiful gift from Sherry, and it is just perfect for you, I love it!... and Miss Mannie is adorable!... Love her name too, you are so cute!... enjoy your time in your studio and the cooler fall weather... much love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...

Miss Mannie is gorgeous and no doubt is wonderful company to Ms. Beazy. When I first brought mine home, Tillywigs didn't know what to make of it. Every now and then she'll still walk by it and look up at it with a crooked face. It's too funny.

lovely tote!! she did a fine job on her gift to you. Well done.
Hugs
Tammy

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Celeste,
Oh what beautiful treasures from dear Sherry!!! She is a doll and SO talented!! And I love Manni, of course!!! (She's so perfect for your studio--You must have fainted when you saw her!) Of course, Hobby Lobby is my "home away from home." LOL

THANK YOU so much for putting my button on your sidebar!!

And you know I will be featuring you in the next few weeks!!!
Love,
Cindy

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

What a lucky girl you were! Blessings in reverse!!

AlessandraLace said...

lovely.hugs

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

IT IS A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU MISS MANNIE,YOU ARE BEUTIFUL...HI CELESTINE HOW ARE YOU DEAR YOU MUST BE WITH SOMENY DARLING PROYECTS FALL IS CAMING, I LOVE FALL,WHERE I LIVE WE DONT GET MUCH FALL I MAKE MY HOME TO BE LIKE WE ARE AT A MAGICAL FALL WORLD.I AM SURE YOU GET REAL FALL.IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE TO SAID HELLO AND VISIT YOU.I LOVE YOUR NAME CELESTINA...BLESSINGS TO YOU..HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY..XO XO...SANDRA

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Miss C!!!
So glad to see your well deserved tote! You are so gracious and generous and I'm glad you were spoiled!
Love Miss Mannie! Fits so well with all your toile goodies!

Wish I could work like you do...I am not sure what my problem is...I just go in spurts and then lag...those creative juices just do not flow all the time! lol

Be blessed my sweet friend!
Lorena

ginny said...

Ohh La La! That is a nice gift! I think manni quin is sweet!

Red Rose Alley said...

Miss Mannie is so lovely, and the pearls on her adds a special touch. You could decorate her up for all the seasons too. I love the pattern on her.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

1CardCreator said...

That was so sweet of Creatology! Love Miss Quin!

Createology said...

Hello Dear: Thank you just seemed the proper thing to do for you...and pink toile it had to be. Miss Manni Quinn is gorgeous and definitely was meant to be in your beautiful studio. Happy creating your beautiful pieces in your studio these days. Blessings...

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Celeste!!! I hope you're having a great weekend!!

XO
Cindy

Kerri said...

Hi Celeste, I bet you are enjoying the time spent in your studio. I love the fabric your sweet friend used for the bag. Miss Mannie fits so well with that tea set you have in your collection!

Have a blessed week!

xoxo
Kerri

Ruth Welter said...

Just beautiful Celeste...especially love the purse. The way you photographed these pieces is just wonderful too.

I hope you have a fun and creative week.

Ruth

Marapuama said...

Fantastically receive such gifts :)))

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

How lovely you received the fabulous tote and it is so you, with the toile.
Pleased to meet your Miss Mannie and how lucky you were to get it at a good price and to be able to do some repairs, well done.

Hugs
Carolyn

tina said...

adorable

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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..