Friday, September 28, 2012

Autumn Bling and other Things~

It's true, I love a little bling, well maybe a lot of bling. And, how fun to add vintage bling to my Fall decor.

When my mother passed away, I inherited her gorgeous pieces of jewelry, old and new. I could not part with anything so I use it throughout my home year round as well as wear it on occasion. Mom would have loved to see her pretty pins gracing my favorite pillows, candles and decorations. Her clip on earrings used in fun unique ways and her pearls and necklaces accenting vignettes.

My dining room table below shares a centerpiece designed using natural elements and candles wrapped in burlap, vintage ribbon with vintage pin and earring set. I can change these up for the season and the candles are faux with a warm glow. No melted wax to ruin the bling.

To my ceramic white pair of pumpkins I have added another vintage earring set. I love how they look snapped on the leaves.
The next vintage pin just glows pinned on the vintage crocheted lace wrapped around my candle under the cloche.
I can't leave out the pillows and this next one is so cozy with a touch of bling added to my grandmothers vintage crocheted lace.
Pink Crystals worn by my mother on my wedding day display below on a mirror tray.
Dress form wearing lots of vintage pearls.


Below the last treasure my mother created and the pearls she wore all her days.

Added to a guestroom robe below, I display a gorgeous pink rose pin.

And below, a pretty french frame with another double strand of vintage pearls.

I love cameos and have many pretty ones to wear and display. This one is pinned to my dress form below.
Lastly below, this gorgeous B pin from the 50's was Miss Beazy's.
So much fun to decorate with bling and especially vintage treasures of those we love. Do you display your bling too? 

Hope you have a wonderful Autumn and Happy Decorating.

Hugs, Celestina Marie



Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Hi Celeste!
Oh wow, everything looks so so pretty and so special and foremost so chique! I love it all! Your way of handling those precious jewelry is again magnificent! And yes, I also display my bling lol! It needs to shine, not put away in a box LOL!

Julie Marie said...

Your vintage bling is sooo pretty Celeste, and so full of precious memories!... I know your mama and grandmother are happy to see you having it out to display and enjoy... I love those pumpkins with the leaves and pins on them... everything is so gorgeous for Fall, and year round too... Happy Autumn to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Tina said...

your home is so beautiful

Red Rose Alley said...

What a great idea to use your mother's jewelry for Fall decorations. I love the vintage pearls draping over the frame and the vintage pin on the candle. When my mom passed away, I was handed down a few pieces of her jewelry too. I think I will be creative like you and use some of them. Such a lovely idea, and it brings us close to our moms again.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Unknown said...

Your moms jelewry is something to be kept precious, youre so right! I know I keep mines, and I think what you do with is is creative and beautiful and most importantly, you interact with the things, not just keep them stuffed in a box!


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

You found excellent ways for decorating your Mother's vintage custom jewelry.
Guess this used to be a lot more American style for using custom jewelry. My Mom mainly used real jewelry, the few pieces she possessed. I myself don't have any custom jewelry either and I'm not that much a bling lover. But the way you did it here is great and above all, you use your mother's things.
Hugs to you,

Jenna said...

Hi Celestina! You look like your enjoying fall :o) The centerpiece is gorgeous...I like how you used the beautiful pins from your mother and incorporate them in your decor...that just makes your decor more special and a beautiful reminder of her. I hope your doing well and that you have a wonderful fall weekend! Hugs Jennifer

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great ways to use that vintage jewelry! I love the look of the earrings on the leaves of the pumpkins

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Love it all, yep, a little bling changes everything!!!


Lynda said...

What a great idea!! I have jewelry inherited from both grandmothers and some my mom has passed on to me. Nothing's really the style I might wear, and the clip on earrings while not comfortable for wearing would be great in this sort of use. Better than just sitting in jewelry boxes unseen. I had used a few in some of my Christmas ornaments this past year just to get them out and in use.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Celeste Sweetie...
What a beautiful share today. I love seeing the gorgeous uses for your sweet Momma's treasures. You can pick up each piece knowing the love that was given in selecting it, and then display it proudly in some small way that you love as well. It warms your heart and makes you smile as you pass by.

You have such a gift with displays and creations. I have not seen one thing of yours that has not been absolutely exquisite. You truly have a gift sweet friend.

Thank you for sharing today. I so enjoyed my pop by. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Createology said...

The bling in your decor is quite subtle yet truly adds just the right amount of eye candy. Falling into Autumn Bliss...

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

I know your Mother and Grandmother must have been beautiful Ladies.
You must be so happy to have all their pretty jewels and pearls to remind you of them.
Love how you have decorated all the house with the most beautiful treasures.
Autumn is such a wonderful time of the year and also love your pretty flowers in the cup.


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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..