Friday, January 13, 2012

Hold That Note!!

My how time marches on so quickly. Has it been a week since I stopped in here? Well, it has been time well spent creating and moving in all directions. I have much on my to do list and working towards marking it off each day.

While these winter days are all over the map with the weather, my studio is comfy and cozy and perfect for creating.

So on that note, I will share a few items that are fun to create and a sweet little add on for a gift that is a little helper too. All coming soon to my little boutique.
Little note holders made from medium size paper clip holders such as the clip style and clothes pin types. Using graphic papers, vintage trims, ribbons, lace and glitter with silk flowers, gems and more, these little helpers stand to hold a note or display a card. Easy to make using decoupage glue to adhere to the metal.

Recently I found some vintage molds of different styles and was so excited thinking they would be perfect for next Christmas for ornaments, but why wait? Why not create a little hanging pretty to display year round and especially with Valentines Day around the corner. Perfect for a kitchen hook, hutch door and more.
The first are these darling and deep vintage heart molds. So sweet topped with a sweet chickadee, roses with vintage laces, added hanging crystals and pearls and hand painted with cottage roses. And if they turn around, the inside holds a few more silk roses. So fun to create and will be in my shoppe soon.

Another fun mold I found was this one with a cherry design. When my grandmother was with us, she loved cherries and cardinals. She often would say, "have a cherry up day" or "may the cardinals bring you cherries!" It was an endearing thought from her and to this day, when I see cardinals and cherries, I think of her and those little expressions. Copper in it's original life, I hand painted and embellished this wall hanging with vintage tea stained lace, cardinal and ribbon lace. Shaped like a heart, this one would also make a dear Valentine gift. Of course glittered in red, for the bling we all love!

Lastly, do you remember the surprise gift sent to me with a story from my dear friend Cindy from Whimsical Musings? If not, visit her blog to read about this darling altered art little girl dress. I created a hanger to display it near the big girl dress form in my studio. And to complete, she holds a sweet paper roses bouquet sent to me a few years ago from another dear friend, Amy from My Shabby Bungalow.
The little wood hanger set will also be in my shoppe soon.

It's back to my creative world, but before I go, let me wish you a "Cherry Up Day with the Cardinals Bringing You Cherries"

See you soon~ Blessings always!
Celestina Marie


1CardCreator said...

O my you have been so creative! Love all the new goodies you have here, what a treat for my eyes! Hope you are staying warm and comfy this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Celeste! Those paper clip photo holders are so pretty!! What a wonderful idea, I would have never thought of that! I love how you embellished them too!
The mold ornaments are to die for! You always paint the prettiest things. I love the cherries too, they would be perfect in my moms kitchen! Everything here is just beautiful. I look so forward to your spring creations too :)
The dress from your friend is beautiful! She is so talented. Thank you so much for showing my handmade roses too! I have not made them in a long time and seeing them here makes me want to make more! They are so fun to make :)
Love you sweet friend and I was so happy to see your comments this morning. I love when you visit me :):)
Have a beautiful, warm day :)

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... what a beautiful post!... I am in love with your little note holders... what a clever lady you are!... my favorite is the one with the pink rose and holding the cablegram... your little heart ornaments are too cute with the sweet birdies in them... and of course I love hearing your grandmother's favorite sayings and her love of cherries and Cardinals... she is watching over you right now, and loves hearing you say that too... much "cherry" love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Hi Celeste...Everything is beautiful. I love the note holders and the heart ornaments are so cute with the birds. I love your grandmother's favorite saying.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful post.

Susan said...

Celestina your creations are gorgeous! I love the ornament.

Anonymous said...

From the note holders to the ornaments... everything is beautiful as always!!
Have a Great Weekend!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

You are forever creative indeed! This year will be a 'fast' one for you...
Love to you,


Ginny said...

I love my little note holder so much I cannot wait to order a couple to give away! The molds are beautiful!

Cindy Adkins said...

It's ALL so beautiful, Celeste!!! I adore those hangers--they are true works of art!!! You are one creative genius, my friend!! Love, Cindy

EllenaElizabeth said...

Pretty pics, thanks for posting.

High Heeled Life said...

Mon Ami... this is most creative and so beautiful! I love the paper clips!! truly a unique gift to send a friend with a little note!! Wishing you a fabulous week-end, xo HHL

Atolye Shabby Chic said...

İ love the idea of those clips, they are soooo romantic. İ'm planning to do one for my table. :))

Robin said...

What beautiful creations! Have a wonderful weekend.


Red Rose Alley said...

The heart molds with the bird nests are so sweet. I am really into birds lately - maybe it's the spring that is coming soon. The cherry design is wonderful. Do you know that I love cherries? They would look so cute in my kitchen, as I have splashes of red here and there. You have been a busy one with all your clever designs. I look forward to seeing some of your projects for Valentine's Day, as I love that special day of love.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello Sweetness,
How preyy and clever the paper clip holders are.And I love the hearts.How beautiful anytime of the year.The cherries and cardinals are just gorgeous.I just know everyone will want one.You have been keeping busy.
My new Etsy shope will be open in a couple of days,Maybe tomorrow if my daughter can get to it.
Well Dear The Saints are playing and I believe they are going to loose to the 49ers.
May God Bless you Hon,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Shirl said...

Hello Celestina, I hope the new year finds you and your family well! Your new creations are so pretty. How clever with the paper clip. Also I love your hanger, I like to display clothes too. I just purchased the cutest little vintage knitted baby girl dress made in peach wool. Now I have to find a baby hanger to display it on. I'm sorry to tell you that we lost our Molly the Newf last week. We are just heartbroken without her. From one animal lover to another you know how we feel.
You have a wonderful week! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

romance-of-roses said...

Oh my, Celeste what pretties you made. The molds are lovely, yea, why wait, let us all enjoy your pretties now. Hangers are so sweet also. I have not made anything yet, too busy with other things in the home, just not enough hours. Hugs...Lu

Mari said...

Oh Celeste, I just love everything you create, I love the ornies with the sweet little birdies, just too sweet my friend :)
I could hardly believe that we are almost over this but time marches on soooo fast.....


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such yummy pics and sweet new designs today, Celeste! Love the little impromptu note/pic holders! The cheery cherry bird is also sweet. My precious grandmother also like redbirds and I always think of her when I see redbirds (or pansies!). Your sweet hangers are too pretty!! Love and Hugs!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Celeste!

You've been a busy girl! Thanks for the darling clip idea... I'll be making some this week for a lunch I'm going to... great timing!! It's just with my sweet Chris and her new Assistant that I'm going to meet for the first time, but what a cute "office" type gift. You are a genius Celeste!
It's snowy here on Golden Pond and we're all huddled in our nest. I'm not working anymore (outside the home LOL) and I'm doing a total reorg on my studio so I can get organized and start making things for my Etsy in waiting. I'm excited for a new venture! You are such an inspiration to me Celeste.

Big hugs to you a Larry! Sherry

Anonymous said...

You already know I'm a huge fan of your art and own several pieces which are proudly displayed and used throughout my home. However, I must say, though i'm on spending diet for a short bit, I'm loving the birds atop of the hearts. How creative! I also adore the hangers!! I hope you'll offer more of these as time goes on when I'm ready to purchase. I would love to hang my daughters first dress from one. Gorgeous. I have been a bit MIA for a while but will visit more often now that I've met my three goals for the new year. Huggers. Tammy

Unknown said...

My precious friend. Would you please pray for my friend & blogger Kerrie whose husband is on his final earthly journey.

Love you, Celeste.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Unknown said...

Hi Celestina! I've been popping by, just haven't been able to leave a note. Doc
Mom and Dad errands throughout the day, not much time to type. Everything looks beautiful..popping by brightens my day 8o)

Anonymous said...

Celeste, of course you had to paint those molds! ;-) And how clever to add pretty embellishments to simple, plain old paper clips! They are wonderful! From the ordinary to the sublime.

Hope all is well in your corner of the world. Snow's coming here! And we like that forecast!

Hugs and warmth and blessings,

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Celeste! What adorable note holders...they are just too precious. How do you possibly come up with all these creative ideas? So sweet ~

I adore the dress that your friend created and sent you. How fun, and it looks perfect in your office. The hanger you painted for it just brings her to life!

Hugs my TX friend,
~CC Catherine said...

Celeste! Happy New Year lovely lady! As always your blog is looking so pretty! Love all your new creations! I'm off to read 9 others posts of yours! As always I am 'behind' in my blogging! Take Care Rachael xo

Wanda said...

Charming as usual, I love your painting but the little note/picture holders are so darling, they would make the cutest place card holder for a scrumptious afternoon tea. thanks for the eye candy. TTFN Wanda

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Celeste,
My aunt received the package you sent out--She LOVES it so much!!! and said to me, "You mean you actually know this woman?" She was so excited!!! She said the package was so beautiful that she was trembling when she opened it!!! I just had to tell you! Thank you SO much for having the BEST shop!!!!

deb said...

Where do I begin? They are all so darling but the clips are sooo cute! Very creative!

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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..