Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Inspiration, In a Shell

By the sea, by the sea! Oh I so enjoyed to design and paint these beautiful large oyster shells last summer. I love beach cottage decor and when mixed with pink roses, it's all dreamy.

Oh how I wish to drift away in this sail boat and return to this rose cottage by the sea. Where roses are planted and the water so blue. Where days are lazy and the nights full of stars that twinkle off the water.

Are these days close by? I hope they are as I prepare to create new shells soon.
Perhaps roses in pink like they are floating on the water. Another cottage to spend summer days or a sail boat to drift off with dreams of days gone by.

With my garden trying to wake from it's winter slumber, I create and plan to work the dirt soon and feel the warm earth in my hands letting the inspiration guide my designs.

Are you looking forward to spring and warm summer days once again? Are you planning your garden? Could you be dreaming of beach or pool cottage days?
I will do both as I swing my paint brush and continue to create.

Have a wonderful February day.

Smiles, Celestina Marie


Mariettes Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

Oh my, I almost jumped up thinking you'd produced those lovelies again... Longing for that time indeed! But time is already moving on rather fast; so let's not push ourselves.

Love to you dear friend.


Oh my you got the spy messages still on. PLEASE try to get them off, on Saturday I wrote about how to. They are so hard to decipher and strain the eyes so much...

Jan Hermann said...

Oh, the sea shells are just gorgeous!!

I'm dreaming of vacation days! We have something in the "works"!


lilybets said...

Roses everywhere !This is my desire, I love them,especially with your style!

Tina said...

woow! shells are amazing! i love your work,but this one with home by the sea and the roses took my breath away. i am collecting shells too. i have jacob's shells. can you painting on them?

Createology said...

Your painted shells are beautiful and I especially adore your little cottage by the sea shell. I love summer and its wonderful warmth however I am not wishing it here yet as the days are flying all too fast for me. It is hard to fathom that February is almost over. Blissful painting my dear...

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Celeste, I just love my rose cottage shell I got from you.. and yes, I would love to sail away there on a warm Spring day!... much love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Patti said...

Such lovely creations, my dear!! And, yes, I am dreaming of warmth and summer and sea. However, knowing that it's still a long way off in my neck of the woods, I have planned an early April trip to see my beloved in-laws, some dear friends, and the glorious ocean.

Wishing you a lovely day.


Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Celeste, these shells are beautiful, and you know I am really loving the pretty rose painted ones!! Your package is now on it's way to you! Thanks so much sweet friend!!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

BG said...

Beautiful Celeste ... your art always warms my soul.

I would like to hang on to Summer a bit longer as I always feel happier when the sun shines.


Ruth Welter said...


Ow, I love the shells, they are so pretty. The one with the sail boat is my very favorite. Just lovely.


Susan said...

Celestina, your shells are gorgeous! Anything you paint is gorgeous!! You have so much talent my friend.

Your Craft Book said...

Your shells are so beautiful and you are so talented. I live in Florida so shells are used a lot here is home decorating. A great way to change things up a bit, blessings, Maureen.

Shane Pollard said...

Dear Celestina
what beautiful paintings you do on these oyster shells.
Wonderful to be transported to a place and time you love and feel content in!!!

You've taken me there too - thank you!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love your painted shells Celeste. I wish I lived near the ocean so I could collect shells.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

I love the sweet Rose cottage near the seaside and how lovely that you are painting them on the shells.
My Grandmother used to make shell Ladies and would paint them all so pretty and cover boxes and frames with shells.
Autumn is on its way here, which I am looking forward to cooler days.
Enjoy creating and painting and sure it won't be long before you can enjoy the garden again.

Enjoy the rest of the week

Lululiz said...

It just amazes me that you can take such a simple thing as a shell and turn it into such a beautiful work of art. They are all just gorgeous.

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Wow Celestina Marie, what a talent you have! Your painting on those shells is fantastic!!! What an idea to paint shells. Really really pretty :-)) I can't wait for the flowers to bloom this summer. I'm planning on planting an apple tree this year, and some botanical rose bushes to harvest fruit from them. I also want to sow a lot of wild flower plots! So many dreams! LOL I can see you swinging with your brush LOL LOL!
Swing it out baby LOL!
Ingeborg ;-)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh how beautiful Celeste! Leave it to you to make a shell so pretty with roses... I love it!

We've been busy here and loving it!

Big hugs and love, Sherry

lilybets said...

..I forgot to tell you...very good and scented your tea!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, Celeste, how gorgeous, my friend! I hope you had a good weekend and enjoyed the celebrations!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love the pretty sailboat and I dream of the ocean! In fact, I'm hoping to take a little day trip to the beach soon! Enjoy your day, my friend! ♥

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Celeste,
The shells are darling! It can't be easy painting the insides of those little cuties.
I hope you're having a great time on your few days off.
Enjoy your family and friends. Happy Birthday to ever is celebrating!
Thanks again for praying for Olivia. She had had a set back and we're hoping for better days soon.
The weather is getting nice here and some trees are blooming.
Have a great week, friend!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Yes, my dear friend, I am most certainly dreaming of those days of being on the beach and digging my tooties into the sand! It's a long ways away yet though here where I live. We just had another snow storm. But Spring is coming. I love your painted shells; so pretty! I love the pink roses especially. I have just signed up on your Linky followers so I won't lose you. Hope you're having a delightful week.

Blessings and hugs,

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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..