Thursday, January 5, 2012

Romantic Homes Feature

Congratulations to my grandmother, Celestina Marie on her gorgeous BLUE WILLOW DISHES that I love and keep in my care, which are featured in the February 2012 issue of Romantic Homes Magazine. I am so happy that her lifelong collection is pictured on the pages of one of my favorite magazines.

If you are a follower of my blog you know the many stories I have shared about these keepsakes plates and accessories that I hold dear to my heart handed down to me through my grandma and mother who have since passed on. From childhood memories of holidays, birthdays and family gatherings, Blue Willow has been apart of my life forever. Imagine how happy I was to have the opportunity to share a few pics of my display in the Feb. issue and a few more here of the vintage hutch they live within.
Nana would be happy that I have taken good care of her keepsakes and these very old and loved plates made a little place in history.

Where the photos were taken in my vintage hutch, full view and one of the very old cups and saucer with an inside cup design.

The article points out history information and ways to display these treasures.

I hope you have the opportunity to pick up this Romantic Homes issue and enjoy the beauty of the vintage treasures this issue has to offer. The editor,
Jacqueline de Montravel, writes a beautiful opening letter titled Past Performance~

Till next Time~
Creative Dreams, Celestina Marie

p.s. please note to all readers, it seems that malicious adware has attached itself to blogland and many blogger posts. I have seen it everywhere. Do not click on the pink words throughout posts you see when you scan over and see an ad. These are spam and I did see it as an issue in blogger problems and being reported. Hopefully this is being fixed. Just wanted to pass on the info. Stay safe.


lilybets said...

Hi dear sweet friend,I have some blue cups and plates,like you,I love them,their romantic taste of the past fascinate me,beautiful!

Nélia Botelho said...

Feliz Ano 2012!

Votos para que continue a ser um ano de muita inspiração e criatividade.


Julie Marie said...

Oh Celeste, how very exciting for you... and your grandmother, I know she is so proud of you!... I can hardly wait to get a copy of that... your Blue Willow is so beautiful, and even more so because of the precious memories it holds... you are so deserving of this wonderful feature in the magazine, congratulations!!!... much love to you, xoxo Julie Marie PS I LOVE your new header photo too!

Susan said...

Celestina, your grandmothers Blue Willow deserves to be honored! Congratulations to your grandmother and You my friend.

Unknown said...

Congratulations! How thrilling!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Hi Celeste~
I just got my package of all your lovely things from the Pink Present Giveaway and...oh my, everything is absolutely gorgeous!! It is so much better in person than in pictures!! From the special wrapping paper & roses to the hand~painted ornaments and spoon, plus the lavender sachet & bookmark...each piece is exquisite! I will cherish each & everything you sent! I will post about your goodies soon on my blog & will let you know when I do. Thank you so much sweet friend!

Blessings from Cindy said...

I forgot to say congrats to you & your beautiful blue willow from your grandmother on being featured in such a lovely magazine. Each picture is gorgeous as are the dishes. I will have to find that issue & check it out! Thanks again, Celeste!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Celestina! I look forward to picking up a copy this weekend without a doubt.
Much love,
Oh, and thank you for the ad warning.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Congrats! that is soooo exciting!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Grandma is jumping up and down and clicking her heels in heaven! I have my RH right here and have not yet opened it, I will be so excited to read the article. Thank you for the heads up on malware!


My Little Home and Garden said...

Your dishes are lovely, even more so as they hold family memories.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

How lovely that you have an article in Romantic Homes magazine, congratulations!.
This is wonderful to see your beautiful photographs of the gorgeous blue and white china, belonging to your dear Grandmother. I shall look out for the magazine and pick up a copy. Also thanks for the information about the problem in blogland and shall look out for this.

Happy weekend

Red Rose Alley said...

I'm so happy for you Celestina! Your Grandmother would be pleased. As I mentioned to you earlier, my favorite tea cup is the blue tea cup, and yours are beautiful. I'll have to get a copy of that and read it with a cup of tea.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Betty said...

Congrats on the wonderful magazine article. I know your Nana would be proud. They are beautiful dishes.

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

Wow, what an honor for being featured in the Romantic Homes, February 2012 issue. Your Mama and Grandmother will be smiling down from heaven for sure! So proud of you dear friend!

Love to you,


Anonymous said...

Oh Celestina Marie, what a beautiful feature of the chinaware! Congratulations on this. How special that is to have your beloved grandmother in memory like this. That is so touching! I can't get the magazine here unfortunately but would have bought it for sure! It's so so pretty! You must feel so proud! Enjoy!!
Blessings and hugs,
Ingeborg ;-))

Gloria said...

What a blessing to share this family heirloom with everyone in the blog and now the magazine. Congrats!

BrushedByAnAngel said...

You must be so happy to share your Gram's Blue Willow with the world. It is beautiful. My very first set of dishes was given to me by my mother and it was Blue Willow. Unfortunately, I no longer have them (military moves = lost dishes). I just know your Grandmother is beaming with pride that you took such special care of her dishes and love them as much as she did. I will purchase my copy of RH this week.

1CardCreator said...

Congratulations! What an honor for you, I know your Grandmother would be proud! The photos are lovely, I'll look for the magazine.

Anonymous said...

Oh how special! Congrats, Celeste! ♥

Cindy Adkins said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome. I'll look for the magazine. I love Blue Willow dishes, too, and collected them when I was a teenager!
Hugs, Cindy

Unknown said...

how wonderful! congrats to her! my blog is supposed to be in it but i can't find the issue yet! susan

Lululiz said...

How wonderful! It must put a smile on your face every time you pick up the magazine and look at the photos of your beautiful family treasures. I am thrilled to bits for you.

~CC Catherine said...

Oh Celeste, I'm so glad you posted about this article - I get this magazine and am running to read it now. I have the Italian SPODE colleciton and some other blue/white's myself. They're not heirlooms, but I enjoy the bright cheeriness that a blue and white display gives. Your hutch with them displayed is fabulous. My beloved and I are going to put a vintage white linen distressed finish to our current oak hutch/base. We cannot wait - this has inspired me even more to get this done in 2012.

Love you friend~ xoxo
~CC Catherine

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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..