Tuesday, October 30, 2012

White Rock and Pumpkin Harvest

Welcome to week 2 of Blissful Whites Wednesday hosted by Becky from Timewashed.

 It is  exciting to be apart of an event starting from the beginning. Thank you Becky!!

One of the features that sold us on our cottage, is our white rock fireplace. It is situated in the center of our home, in a sitting room and the perfect place to cozy up, read and sit by a cozy fire. The chimney on the roof is also designed in this same rock and the first thing I saw when we drove up to view our home some 17 years ago.
The white wood mantel is changed often for the seasons and sometimes in between. Right now, I have used a vintage lace runner, fall leaf garland with tiny little lights, white and neutral pumpkins, and candle sticks in front of a white framed mirror.
The hearth is also created in the white rock and provides an extra seat when needed. For this season I draped it with a vintage crocheted throw, urn, pumpkins, and pillows in front of a shabby french firescreen.
This velvet pumpkin is my favorite sitting on the coffee table next to a white metal basket of natural elements. To the right is a keepsake book I coverd in burlap with white handmade crocheted roses. The tutorial for this cover is in my last two posts, if you'd like to try it.
On a side table I have a sweet white owl with big blingy eyes sitting next to a little wood trunk filled with Spanish moss, white pumpkin,roses and a vintage doily designed with a graphic from The Graphics Fairy. This process, to add the Paris graphic, is done using a clear chartpak artist marker along with graphic in the reverse and then burnished over the transfer to the fabric.
For these porcelain pumpkins, I added vintage flower earrings just simply clipped to the metal leaves.
Well, it will be time to greet the kids for Halloween tonight, I'll be comfy sitting here as I jump up to the door around the fireplace in the entry.
Thank you for visiting today. Wishing everyone a Happy safe Halloween and special fall harvest season while we remember and pray for the many friends and family along the eastern seaboard trying to meet the challenge of the historical Hurricane Sandy, as they rebuild lives and grieve for those lost. God Bless. Hugs, Celestina Marie

17 comments:

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

You are all decorated for Halloween and I must admit, I've never done more except the spun glass ornaments in our kitchen bay window. We got some gourds on our large tin fruit bowl in the dining room and that's it.
Love your fleur de lys fireplace screen!
So your chimney is than a continuation of your fireplace in the living room. That is special for having all white rocks.
Stay cozy and we all are blessed compared to others in the north east of our nation. May God bless those that suffer because of the hurricane.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Celestina,
Your fireplace and mantel are gorgeous! LOVE the white rock and your whole setting is so warm and cozy, much like the lady who lives there! I love the pumpkin with the fleur de lis on it and the velvet pumpkin on the coffee table. What a comfy room to sit and sip tea in!
I am joining the many who pray for those affected by the superstorm. We will get wind and rain the next two days but nothing compared to those on the east coast of the US and my friends in Ontario.
Enjoy the rest of your week, my friend.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Willow said...

I love your mantel and fireplace. You have decorated so lovely.

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous! Love your fireplace and the screen, and the beautiful lace pumpkin. Such elegant taste you have. Don't eat too much candy!

chateau chic said...

Your stone fireplace is beautiful and looks so pretty all dressed up for Fall. Love your fireplace screen!
Mary Alice

Darla said...

Not too spooky here. Don't care for halloween myself...

Donna Wilkes said...

I have never seen a fireplace of white rock. It is very striking. The items you chose for decorating are perfect. My favorite is the velvet pumpkin. I read through the next two posts. Love those burlap book covers.

Distressed Donna Down Home

Art and Sand said...

I made white slipcovers in the summer, but I have colored pillows on the sofa. Looking at your sofa makes me think I need to go all white.

Marydon said...

Wow! What a lovely setting you have created once again, Celeste. Those autumn Halloween touches are perfect. You are so inspirational in your shares ... encouraging me to take another look at what I could do, but probably will never do. I'll enjoy your decor ...

TY for your precious note, Celeste. You mean so much to me.

Hugs & Love,
TTFN ~
Marydon

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Awesome rock wall and mantle! Aren't we so blessed!
Warmly,
deb

Createology said...

Divinely lovely. Your elegance is in the simplicity of your colors and vignettes. Happy Halloween Dear...

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Hi dear Celestina Marie!
Well....... again you made something beautiful there! I love that mantlepiece too. Good for you that it was white or creme! That makes it easier to decorate with and you made it so cozy and originally looking! Mine is old-fashioned looking with dull stone bricks LOL. I love that iron French lily fence!! Everything is gorgeous, as usual ;-)))
Big hugs and happy times!!
Ingeborg

BECKY said...

Hi Celestina Marie! Love that fireplace, and how you've decorated the mantle and hearth! So very pretty. I love rock on and in homes! Just such a great rustic look! Thanks for sharing at BWW!!
Hugs,
Becky

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Celeste, everything is so beautiful!! What a wonderful fireplace. I would love to have one in my home, especially in my sitting room! I cant tell you how in love I am with that white room!! You did an amazing job making it over. The pumpkins you made are so pretty! I am in love with that owl too :) :)
Hope you had a wonderful Halloween!
Love you lots,
Amy

Lorrie said...

Beautiful Firplace and Fall Displays, love how "soft" your photos look, great job!

Chenille Cottage said...

Dear Celeste,
If I could give your post a name I would call it "White with Splendor"! You have given so much thought and artistic flair to each lovely accent. The white lace, pumpkins, velvet and your magnificent stone fireplace are stunning. What a romantic retreat you have created, my friend!
Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I am humbled by your kind words.
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

Matilda said...

Precioso blog unos trabajos de lo mas bonitos, te sigo,bs.

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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..