Friday, November 30, 2012

Creating Vintage Charm

Art and Design for Pretty Living~

Several months ago, I was asked by contributing editor, Cindy Adkins of Creating Vintage Charm Magazine to tell my creative journey in an interview written feature with photos.

This lovely publication arrived at my door this week and within pages 10 and 11 of the Winter 2012 issue is my little story of my artful journey over the years.

Editor-In-Chief, Sonia Crouse, creates a beautiful publication offered quarterly and available on line for purchase.
Inside you will find Cover Stories, The Marketplace, Meet The Artist, Gift Giving, Gallery, Inspirations, At Home, Events, Free Cut Out Images and more including beautiful photos.

Here is the link if you would like to order a copy.
direct from Mag Cloud or visit
It was a joy to work with Cindy Adkins once again on this project. She is a very talented artist and author publishing many books on Amazon, and not surprising, best sellers all.

  Recently I popped in our favorite red bullseye store (Target) and found these darling ornaments made from woven wood in whites and natural colors.

 Not many left and one lady wanted the natural, so in the spirit of the season, I wanted her to have those and so I only got the white in a star and heart. Back to the studio they came for a little redesign. I added vintage hem ribbon, glitter, silk flowers, embellishment gems and of course glitter. These little treasures will be a gift soon if I can part with them. I don't keep much, but once in awhile I have to have a treat!!
Thank you for stopping by. As always, I enjoy your visits, comments and welcome new followers. Have a Merry Day!!!! Hugs, Celestina Marie


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Celestina
These are sooo delightful, no wonder you want to keep them!

Dorthe said...

Congratulations on being featured in that beautiful publication, it looks wonderful.
And so does your little ornaments, in their new beautiful "dress".

Old Time Cindy said...

Congratulations on your feature! I'll check out the magazine. Your ornaments are adorable.
Farmhouse hugs,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congrats on your feature, Celeste! I am behind on my Creating Vintage Charm issues. I only just got the Fall one a week or so ago! : )

Happy-Sonne said...

Dear Celestina Marie
Congratulations on your feature!It looks wonderful!
Thank you also for the nice comment on my blog.
I wish you a happy weekend and send you a lot of greetings from Switzerland. Yvonne

Donna said...

Congrats, Celestina! How exciting for you! I've never seen the magazine, I'll have to check it out! So happy for you:) And I adore what you did with the Target ornaments! (or "Tar-jay", as I like to call it!) I especially love the star, did you make the fabric flower on it? It's gorgeous!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Congratulations on your feature. I'm going to go check it out. I am familiar with Cindy Adkins books but not the magazine.
I love what you've done with the Target ornaments.
Have a wonderful weekend

Jenna said...

Hi Celestina , Congratulations on being featured! :o) Your things are fantastic and everyone should know about them... and how you go to where you are! awesome!!! The ornaments are so pretty...Have a nice weekend! Hugs Jennifer

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

HI Celeste!

I'm so excited for you!! What a fabulous 2 page article and I can't think of a more deserving artisan to have such an honor. Your work is so beautiful, your heart is so lovely and your friendship is so honest and true. You are one amazing lady!

Blessings and love, Sherry

1CardCreator said...

Congratulations Celeste, what a wonderful feature! Cindy is such a sweet, talented and kind person, always lifting others up, proud to say I know you both! Your ornaments are precious, I can see why you would want to keep them!

DeeDee said...

Big Congrats!!.... you always know just the perfect touch to add... I am not surprised they chose you..... very excited for you...

Jan Hermann said...

Hi Celeste,

How nice to be featured in this winter magazine. I did order mine already. It should be here soon, I hope.

I love your ornaments - they're so pretty. You're so talented.

Jan ♥

Ruth Welter said...

HI Celeste, ow congratulations, what a beautiful feature and an honor to have been asked. Congrats.


Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Oooooooooh Celeste!!! Congratulations!!!! Congratulations on your wonderful publication! It looks beautiful, of course! You must be so proud and happy about that. I love what you did with the willow heart again; so pretty pretty pretty ;-))
Enjoy the happiness dear!
Blessings and big hug,

Julie Marie said...

Congratulations on being featured Celeste!... your feature pages look very pretty!... love your little new ornaments and how so like you to let the other lady buy the ones she really wanted... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Anonymous said...

MsC, congratulations on your magazine inclusion! How excited you must have been. You so deserve it. I love the wickery star... gorgeous. We don't have a target anywhere close to us. We would have to drive an hour or so. But Jeffrey Allens often has stuff like this. I love this idea, thanks for sharing. Tammy

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Celeste,
What a wonderful post. I'm so happy for you and I appreciate you sharing your exciting news. Congratulations!
I love your darling little woven ornaments. You have garnished each one with such a sweet and feminine touch. They are lovely!
Thank you for your comment and visit to my blog. I love it when you stop by, my thoughtful friend.
Have a wonderful week!
Carolynn xxx

Anonymous said...

congratulations, how exciting, I have joined to follow your beautiful blog!

Tina said...

Congratulation! hope that send magazin in europe. i would like to have it

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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..