Tuesday, October 16, 2012

First Post from 2007, Celebrating 5 Years of Blogging

It's been 5 years since my first post below and since I am having a blog anniversary giveaway, I thought it would be fun to revisit my first post from 2007. Carol from The Polka Dot Closet actually mentioned this in her comment which gave me the idea. Much has changed since that first post. My blog name, new blogger ways and many new friends later bringing my little journey full circle. One thing hasn't changed, the joy of meeting and sharing with friends like you. So to share that post, although short and sweet, I thank you for the many kind comments and blog birthday greetings in the giveaway post below. If you have not entered, there is still time. The drawing is November 2nd.

September 2007
Welcome to La Rea Rose, a studio blog about home and garden decorating, tole painting. decorative design, romantic treasures, vintage finds, friendships and all things cherished! As a new season is upon us I felt inspired to finally start my blog. This will be a work in progress as I share with you a bit of my world that revolves around the creating I love so much. I will be sharing a few pictures of my designs in all things roses, my specialty and favorites. Later, I will share other projects around decorative painting and a few stories here and there too. But first, I took a picture today of my first mum of the season in it's yellow and rust splendor. It's so pretty. I love this time of year with the cooler days, decorating the house for a cozy and warm feel that only comes with the colors of Fall and the falling leaves.
Happy Autumn and Happy Creating, Celestina Marie


Betty said...

Congratulations on your five years. Wonderful first post you made.


Happy 5th Blog Birthday!
Your first post is way better than mine!!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This was a nice post for your first one, and you've come a long way since, with your blog evolving.
Five years is a long time and I'm glad you continue to share your life and craft with us.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your first post was lovely, Celestina! I changed the name of my blog too. I wonder how many of us have done that. Here's to many more years of blogging, meeting new friends, and blessing us all with your talents and friendship.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I had forgotten about the name change! Congrats on 5 years!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Dear Celestina,
I enjoyed seeing your very first post and picture. What a great idea that your bloggy friend suggested. I only hope that my blog is as cherished as yours is in five years. I bet you have come a long way, but the one thing that I'm sure has remained the same for you as it has for me is this: Our bloggy friends mean the world to us, don't they? Thank you for sharing this. I'm so blessed that I fell upon your blog, and I want you to know how special your friendship is to me. Oh, and that was a very good first post.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Anonymous said...

Congratulation on 5 years! Boy it sure seems like it has gone fast hasn't it!?

You have been a fabulous inspiration to all since that first post 5 years ago and I am so glad you took the plunge to start your own blog!

bee blessed

Createology said...

How fun to review your original post from 5 years ago. You were very brave to put yourself out into blogland. So much change and growth and I am very happy to share your friendship here. Blessings my dear...

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That was good, even a good first picture. I never even introduced my self on my first post, just started with Diy posts like I had been blogging for years....Geez LOL!


lilybets said...

Yellow is my beloved color...cogratulations for the time tou have been spent reaching your blog,it talks about you and your talents and it's a very nice presentation.

Unknown said...

Congratulations my dear! 5 years is a feat! :D And your first post is such a sweet addition! :)


Anonymous said...

¡¡¡Felicidades por sus 5 AƱos!!!
Me encanta tu blog, lleno de color y Sentimientos.
Un abrazo.

1CardCreator said...

I did not know you then but I am so glad that I know you now Celestina Marie. Who would have thought 10 years ago that women like us would be reaching out, connecting and making new friends on of all things a blog! Happy Blogaversary.

Jenna said...

I hadn't ever seen your first post, so it was nice to see that you blogged it again :o) Congrats on 5 years and may you have many many more to come...I love your stuff! :o) hugs Jennifer

Ginny said...

Oh Yeh, I forgot that your name is changed! Things have changed, even the photography! Five years has gone by so fast! You were one of the first people I followed, and I am so grateful that I did, because I have such a beautiful talented friend in you Celeste!
Happy Five Years,and many more!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

Congrats with you five yours of blogging! That is quite a time. What is a 'Rea' Rose?
Wishing you many more happy years of creating and blogging.
Hugs to you,

Ruth Welter said...

Congratulations Celeste on 5 years blogging. Where has the time gone? Here is to 5 more happy and healthy blog years. Happy blogging anniversary.


Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Fun to read your first post. So much better than mine. My cousin and I were going to blog together but when she decided not to I changed the name.

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Hi dear Celeste........
It seems that time doesn't exist and your pretty mums are still alive! Your first post could fit in this time. I always enjoy visiting you. It always gives me the feeling of being in a safe haven. Happy creating and enjoy the beautiful colours of fall dear!
Blessings and hugs,

Lululiz said...

FIVE years, thats a long time, congratulations on such a wonderful milestone.

Shirley said...

Hi Celestina, Congratulations on your five years. Did it really seem that long or like most of us the time just seems to fly? The fall of the year is my favorite time. Normally we are headed to Branson right now, but it will have to wait until the next year. Have a great weekend. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... hard to believe it has been that long... I think I found you in my first year of blogging, which is going on five years ago now as well... and I am soo happy to say I am the proud owner of so many of your beautiful creations, and also that we are friends... your first post was just as beautiful as the ones you do now, as it came right from your heart... happy blog anniversary!... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Donna Heber said...

Congrats on your 5 years of blogging!

Kerri said...

Congrats on your 5 yrs of blogging! I too have met so many sweet friends and thanful that I met you!! I bet you are as swamped as I am right now with all of the holiday painting. I have been listing items in my shoppe on Etsy. I posted a picture of Simoni in her new dress just now. First time I got a chance to take a break today.

Hope you are enjoying lovely autumn weather!


20 North Ora said...

Celest - Congratulations on 5 years of blogging. That's great!!


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Congratulations, on five years of blogging and I feel so grateful to have found you and your beautiful and inspirational blog.
The time does really fly and I enjoyed reading your very first post.
What did we do before blogging? is what I often ask myself.
Here's to many, many more wonderful years of visiting your blog.
Thanks for visiting me, I do appreciate your friendship and all the lovely things you share. You are truly talented.
Have a happy new week


Tina said...

happy 5th blog b day!

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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..