Monday, September 10, 2012

French Inspired Keepsake Boxes

The inspiration continues as I created some special keepsake boxes using more wonderful graphics from The Graphics Fairy.

This first one is a vintage wood box. Hand painted cottage cream with added vintage post card to the lid and sealed with Triple Thick to make it look like it is right in the wood.
You hear me talk about Triple Thick in many of my projects. You can find this glaze at most art and craft shops. Takes some practise to use, but the results are wonderful. One coat is usually all that is needed.

This next one is larger and hand painted light pale pink with two french graphics on the lid and trailing roses throughout.

Thanks to The Graphics Fairy for these amazing designs. These two boxes will be available in my etsy shoppe Wednesday night the 12th. Just in time for Thursday Marketplace from Shabby Cottage Shops and my etsy boutique.

See you soon.
Happy Creating, Celestina Marie


Ann said...

They are so beautiful.

Eileen said...

So pretty and so nice to look at something feminine and handmade.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Celestina,
Your boxes are so pretty! Love the postcards and especially your sweet roses. Hope you have a lovely week, my friend.



Que precioso trabajo!!!!

Vintage Street Designs said...

So very pretty! What would we ever do with the Graphic Fairy? Hopped over from Brag Monday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy @

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hello Celeste! Love your keepsake boxes, so beautiful! I too love the Graphics Fairy, as they have such great things for us to create with!! I've used a few of their images too :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Tina said...

so beautiful work

deb said...

Simply gorgeous!

Julie Marie said...

Those are sooo pretty Celeste!... I still LOVE my gorgeous old mini cedar chest you did for me last year with the nest and vines... hope you are having a beautiful week so far... xoxo Julie Marie

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

That are beautiful vintage wooden boxes! You did this very well and the tip with the Triple Thick is great.
You also are a great Lady for always giving credit to those that needed credit, like The Graphics Fairy, mentioned here.
Hugs to you and wishing you a lovely part of September.

Dorthe said...

So very lovely and pretty,
I adore your painted roses,you know, and used with the G.F. designs, your boxes are very special dear.
Hugs, from Dorthe

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Celeste, that is gorgeous, It looks so real,like a real post card!! Great job! Oh, if you get a chance the next time you use that triple thick could you get a shot of the bottle or can or what ever it is?


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Such sweet boxes with the juxtaposition of the pretty delicate roses with the French postcards.
Thanks for sharing about Triple Thick, have not seen this before.

Happy week

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

I have never heard of Triple thick. I'll have to check this out. Your project is adorable!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your boxes are so pretty Celeste! If you've mentioned Triple thick, I don't remember. I'll have to check it out.

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Hi Celestina Marie!
This again is so pretty! I love the way you paint those gorgeous roses. What a nice little box that has become! Happy crafting!
Blessings and hugs,

BrushedByAnAngel said...

Celeste, just beautiful but then I expect nothing less from you. You have a great imagination and your paintings are so pretty. I love Triple Thick. I use to buy it in the jar but have found it in a squeeze bottle which is so much more useful. This way it doesn't become contaminated with brushes, just squirt some on my palette. Difficult to work with but worth it.

High Heeled Life said...

Celestina, these would be a wonderful place to store treasures. They are beautiful! xo C. (HHL)

French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

How beautiful! And I know just what I'd keep in one of those... :)

Lynda said...

Very Pretty!! Had never heard of Triple Thick, will have to check that out it seems to work beautifully from the work you've shown here.


Oh my goodness, pretty Celestina..this hand made box is gorgeous, so sweet and you! I've seen things like this in movies where the heroin keeps her love letters. I have hubby's love letters from when I lived in the USA and he courted me from sooo far away! Now, young people are not romantic that way, why with Internet and ll. Anyway, he did good though, as HERE I AM, lol!!
Have a great rest of the week.

Anonymous said...

As gorgeous as ever, Celestina. I think pretty is the word that describes your work feminine and light. I love it.
Always a pleasure stopping by to visit with you, my friend.
Much love,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love boxes of all shapes and sizes! And your art is the perfect touch to these. You make everything prettier! Hugs!

Red Rose Alley said...

Those are so pretty, Celestina. I love the Postcard one. I have been wanting something just like this to put my tags in. I have always loved decorative boxes to store my treasures in. These are very nice.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Theresa said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment:) HUGS!

Kerri said...

Always beautiful creations from your talented hands!!! I need to find this triple thick, looks like a very nice glaze. I have a doggie birthday party tomorrow then Sunday I plan to spend all day painting :)

Have a blessed weekend!


Ginny said...

lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely..What more can I say? Always so creative!

Ruth Welter said...

What beautiful work Celeste, as always.


Jan Hermann said...

As always, I'm in LOVE with your beautiful painted boxes!! I'm at my desk right now, surrounded by the many pretty boxes, a file box and a vintage sewing machine drawer you've painted!!

Jan ♥

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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..