Thursday, December 1, 2011

Decking and Decorating the Halls with Joy!

After Thanksgiving my Best Guy and I began our decorating for Christmas. What fun we always have with the process. We put away all the Fall decor and after many trips back and forth to the attic with the Christmas tree and holiday decorations, our home is all aglow in Christmas romance. Inside and out says we are ready to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child.

Taking center stage is our new 7 1/2' Colorado Spruce Tree. This year a new faux tree was in order since our past tree had seen it's days. Before Halloween we found our new tree and we were so excited to put her up and decorate the boughs. Dressed in sage, copper, red cottage roses, snowflakes and vintage ornaments it is a beautiful sight in the dining room window. You can see it in the distance with the first pic. I'll share a closer pic soon when the light is better.

I have many pics to share and will do so a little at a time building up to Christmas. This season finds our cottage spruced up in a vintage traditional style. I must say it is warm, cozy and very Christmas especially in the evening with the warm glow of the lights. Not overdone, but a less is more approach this year. Just too busy for more, so our Christmas village is not part of the decorations this season. First time in 25 years I have not brought it all out, but with huge painting and home decorating plans after Christmas, I just needed to scale down just a bit. Really, just a bit.~~ My hubby would say not really, but for me it truly is less!! With the last of my custom orders to fill, I really look forward to enjoying the season with my huge studio work load complete.

What are the new plans for the first of the year you might ask? Well, starting with the dining room, I have plans for a new fresh wall color, repurpose the furniture and redecorate. More about that later, but for now, here are a few first pics to celebrate the season.

I'll be back with more and some ideas for decorating with what you already have by adding a touch of Christmas and a Holiday Giveaway.
Till then, enjoy the beginning of December, stay warm and Merry Christmas!


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

Celestina Marie,
Everything looks gorgoeus and so warm and inviting!!
Looking forward to seeing more....

Tina said...

beautiful post and decorations

Unknown said...

Celeste, you have such a way with putting things together to create such a beautiful display to celebrate this wonderful season. I just love when you can see someones Christmas tree in the window all lit up at night! That is also what I did with mine. I cant wait to see a close up of your tree and all of your beautiful ornaments! I also cant wait to see the changes in your stunning home!! All of the items in your shoppe are just beautiful!! Everything you touch turns to magic!
Love and hugs to you sweet friend!

A Southern Rose said...

I just love coming to your blog and seeing what all you've been up to. :) I love your music too. Puts me in the Christmas mood. Your home looks so pretty all dressed up for the holidays. I'm doing a less is more approach to decorating this year also. Just don't have enough time to get it all out this year. Also, we are striving for as little stress as possible this holiday season. Jesus is the reason for the season. We plan on celebrating His birth with peace and joy. Many people have forgotten what it's all about.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Lee Laurie

Betty said...

Your decorations look so beautiful. I will be doing mine next week hopefully. Running alittle late. I will be putting ours in our window too for the first time.

Ginny said...

Lovely, Lovely! Can't wait to see more! We are going simple this year. I am too worn out to decorate as much as we did. I have been cleaning cleaning, and this old bod is just plain exhausted!
We have snow, Celeste...6 1/2 inched already!

Anonymous said...

Hello Celeste! I was excited when I saw a post from you this morning! I know I can always count on you for some beautiful shots and then there's always a little pop of cute, too! LOVE those kitty aprons!

Merry Christmas! ♥

Patti said...

Your tree sounds stunning!!! Can't wait to see some photos!!

I'm doing much less Christmas decorating this year. Actually, in fact, I won't even begin until mid-December. And I may not even put up a big tree at all. My little beagle gets freaked out by things out of the ordinary, and a tree in the house is certainly out of the ordinary. So, I'm leaning to using a 3-foot table-top tree instead.

Wishing you a beautiful, blessed day.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I know it is always beautiful in your home and especially Christmas. I scaled down a bit this Christmas also. Just did what I could and it is pretty I think...

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Celeste, your home looks beautiful!
Christmas always makes everything so magical!

Have a Merry Christmas dear sweet friend,


Jill said...

Your home looks just lovely! I can't wait to see more! Your mantle is beautiful :-) Have a wonderful day!


Angela said...

Loving those aprons and crosses...Blessings sweet sister.

Createology said...

Lovely holiday joy and spirit.

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

You go all the way I must say! When we moved from Georgia to Pennsylvania I did give a way all our Christmas decorations and tree... Never bought another one. Moving that often it would be too expensive to have some cubic yards filled with such things. We do have our year round hand carved wooden angels from Italy and I love it that way. We also have a nativity in handcarved wood from Italy; very simple but meaningful. Having lived and worked in so many poor countries we both have done away with this over commercialized way of celebrating a religious day. We try to keep it pure. Gift giving in the Netherlands is done on December 5th on Saint Nicholas and that is far better and doesn't interfere with the biggest Christian holiday of the year, pushing its true meaning to the back.
But you may enjoy your things as you grew up here and have accumulated decades of memories and pieces for being taken out on this Christmas season.
Hope you soon can relax and look back on a productive year!
Love to you and a tight hug,


Bearly Sane said...

Hi Celeste ... can't wait to see all your decorations this year, you always make everything look so pretty.

Seems in 2012 we'll be sharing a similar experience ... our new windows have been agreed on and will be installed in February ... then the ol' boy won't have to paint the frames ever again! LOL!

Hope you have an enjoyable weekend, will stop by again before Christmas.

Warmest hugs,

Rebecca Nelson said...

Everything looks fabulous as usual my friend. Love it all! Warm and cozy and simply beautiful!

Just had to come by and say hello! Hope this finds you happy and well and blessed with tons and tons of great biz. Then...when it's over for the year I hope you can rest and relax and breathe in the joy~


Julie Marie said...

Hello dear Celeste, your decorations are just so beautiful!... you know me and traditional Christmas colors... everything looks so warm and inviting... so glad you had fun decorating... xoxo Julie Marie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I agree with you, Celeste, less is more for me, too, this season. Perhaps for the first time ever ~ and Kenny doesn't think I'm scaling back either!! Your home looks lovely, can't wait to see more. BTW, my fav pic today is the one with the needlepoint and the Christmas aprons! Love you!

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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..