Saturday, September 1, 2012

Happy Labor Day 2012

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is recognized as a federal holiday going back to 1882 as described in Wikipedia. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September each year.
To my U.S. friends, I hope you enjoy this long holiday weekend celebrating the fruits of your labor, time with family and friends and the end of summer giving way to a new season and thanksgiving for being an American.

Let us also remember and pray for our Gulf Coast neighbors who are still struggling from the floods and damage of Hurricane Isaac. My dear friends, Marie Antoinette, Cindy Adkins and others have faced a very scary week, and while they are okay, it will be awhile before they are back to normal in their areas of New Orleans and Mississippi. Many prayers all around.
With the heat still very hot, it only makes matters worse with no power to use the AC. So thoughts and prayers go their way and we hope the flooding recedes quickly.

As for the heat, it is still very much with us here in Texas too and the summer really gave us a challenge to keep the flowers healthy and hydrated. Come take a walk with me around my garden and share the last blooms and greens of the season.

Potted Roses with Rose Moss at the base.

Lavender Lantana and Yellow Mums ready to bloom.

Porch Coleus and Periwinkle

A Tea Cup of Ivy and Pretty Pink Blooms.

Rose Border and Little Pink Tea Roses, my favorite.

Mr.Lincoln Long Stem Roses.

Dark Pink Heirloom Long Stem Roses.

New Day Yellow Long Stem Roses. All these cut roses together make a pretty bouquet.

Pretty Palm Tree. In spite of the heat, this tree doubled in size this year.

Hydrangeas still hanging on and dried blooms from earlier in the season. I discovered that the pink hydrangea blooms turn light lavender when dried. The blue turned a pretty vintage green.

Miss Beazy's Pink Roses are not currently blooming, but they gave a gorgeous show this summer. She would have loved them. I think they bloomed pretty just for her.

Sweet Coral Rose tiny and pretty growing towards the sun. Another favorite.

Thank you for taking a walk with me today. Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend. Stay safe, Have Fun and Be Blessed.
XO Celestina Marie


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

Happy Labor Day weekend to you dear friend. We started off with a lovely family reunion with our extended family. That was lovely. After all the sad things, it felt really great and we're blessed for being adopted into this New World Family!
You show several lovely roses here. Enjoy the weather that will soon be coming our way. The humidity is tough the last weeks... But we can't complain, as you wrote, look at the victims of Hurricane Isaac.
Hugs to you,
Mariette said...

and happy Labour Day to you lovely Celeste! Your pots are divine! Rachael xo

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... Happy Labor Day to you too... so hard to believe the Summer has almost ended... although Fall is my very favorite time of year... your flowers are all still so pretty!... that teeny coral rose is so sweet!... I have said many prayers for those in the Gulf Coast area, and was so happy to get an email from Marie this morning, and how sweet of Edie to keep us updated... enjoy your long weekend... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Unknown said...

I'm dreaming about garden full of flowers. Unfortunately the weather is horrendous this year here in Uk.

Tina said...

Hello Celeste! Happy labor day! garden is so beautiful xoxo tina

Dorthe said...

Happy Labor Day to you deAR Celestina Marie-
And thanks for showing all your beautiful flowers in your garden....So nice for me also to read the names in american....
and yes ,prayers for the ones suffering from Isaac.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celeste, Happy Labor Day weekend to you. Your garden is looking beautiful, despite the heat, you must be doing a great job with it.

Nice and warm here in NY too but this is the time I start to get down in the dumps, I hate to ever let go of summer, wish it lasted all year. Must be why we are moving to a warm climate . LOL

Enjoy the weekend my friend.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

I was thinking about my gulf coast neighbors this weekend as it is still hitting the 90's here in Florida. Happy Labor Day weekend!


Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Happy Labor Day Celeste & Larry!

Your garden is beautiful in spite of the horrible heat you have endured this summer. I'm sure you saw Miss Beazy sniffing each pink bloom when it was in full bloom. She's always at your side.

Thank you for your prayers for our Marie and all the others. I'm so happy she's safe and that part of the stress is over.

Your creations become more and more beautiful Celeste. I love them all.

Blessings and love to you and yours! Sherry

High Heeled Life said...

Happy Labour Day!! Your garden photos are wonderful! Here's hoping that autumn will be a bit more kinder. Xo HHL

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello Dearest Celeste,
You know that Ms Beazy's pink roses bloomed so pretty because she was trying to tell you that she is Ok and for you to be happy for her,She has all the pink roses at her paws.Besides my Scotty is taking care of her.He told me.

Thank you for your prayers and being the friend that you are. God is good and he knows you are too.

Your flowers are so gorgeous.
Maybe you will get a break in this heat.
I love you Sweetie,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Celeste,
I hope you had a good holiday weekend! It sure didn't feel like a holiday here--just praying for everyone still as they go through all the hard work ahead and some people still don't have power. Thank you SO much for your prayers, my friend!!!

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Hi dear Celeste,

Everything still blooms so high in energy in your garden, wow! And this while it's already September! Really pretty; just everything you showed. How sad your dear dog couldn't sniff the pretty pink roses this summer. She was so 'with' you all the time. I'm sure too that they bloomed overwhelming especially to remember her. Hope all is well with your dear. I've been having a rough period again but i'm a bit back, pfff. Hope this little note finds you well! Big hugs and stay well!

Heirloom treasures said...

I so enjoyed walking with you in your pretty garden. I am visiting from Blushing Rose. :)

Theresa said...

I sure enjoyed visiting you and seeing all of your beautiful flowers! Marydon sent me over to say HI! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Hope you had a lovely Labour weekend.
Loved seeing all the gorgeous flowers blooming in your garden.
So lovely that Miss Beazy's pink rose had given you a gorgeous show over summer.
I love the way the hydrangeas dry, the old vintage colours are so beautiful

Have a lovely week

Red Rose Alley said...

Your flowers are blooming so nicely. I especially love the red roses and the yellow roses. The coral one is such a unique color. I am so ready for Fall to come, as it has been hot here lately. I only have one rose bush and there are only a few on there that are still blooming. Thank you for the tour of your garden. Looking at flowers is special to me.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Cynthia said...

Thank you, for welcoming me! Your kind words touched my heart. I hope your holiday was great! We gave thanks for each other and the privilege to celebrate the fruits of our labor. I love your flowers! Many blessings!

1CardCreator said...

Your garden of flowers are beautiful! Thanks for reminding me to add our friends to my prayer list too. Take care.

Jill said...

Hope you had a wonderful Labor day. Loved the "walk" in your garden! That coral rose caught my eye, so pretty! Hope you are doing well. Have a wonderful week.


Unknown said...

G'day sweet lady ~ Your florals are still gorgeous. Love the roses, of course. Miss Beezey is enjoying her roses every single day, my precious friend ... she is taking care of all the other friends she joined.

Have a great weekend!

GIVEAWAY ends 9/9

Hugs of love,

romance-of-roses said...

Your garden is so pretty and sweet. I like everything you have. The Coral Rose is a beauty and long stem roses as well. I really don't like to see the end of summer but know we must make room for fall. Oh well, it was a very good summer. Hugs, Lu

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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..