Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Winter White Dreams

There is nothing better then enjoying and being home for Christmas. I love this book for it's inspiration and gorgeous photos. Each year I read it again and always see something new and beautiful.
Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving. Can you believe Christmas is just a few short weeks away? Time this year has flown by. I bet you are decorating your homes. Over the next few weeks, I will share my home and decor for Christmas.
For nearly a year now, I have been working on my living room redo adding cottage creams, white and neutral color for a calm relaxing sitting room. The fireplace and mantel are the main feature and the rock is white so getting back to a lighter look was my focus.

Earlier, my dear hubby and I painted the walls a darker neutral with chocolate curl under the chair rail, but after living with it for some time, it just was not working, so repainting was in order.

This time I used Heirloom Lace and the softness and color is just plain yummy!! It was fun to decorate this room for Christmas.

 I have a tiny white tree here in this room, but my main tree is in the dining room window which is in the front of the house. I will share those pics on another post. Till then, here is a bit of the redesign over the past year and the decorations for Christmas.
I found this dear Santa at a thrift shop. He was in real need of some TLC so home he came and after a redesign and freshen up, he stands with new life on the hearth.
Another gorgeous Santa on my very vintage side hutch was created by my dear friend Marie from Creations from Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie's Attic. This pretty white Santa is dressed in white and pulling a gorgeous swan holding lots of holiday treasures. Behind are white glittery trees. He is so handsome and right at home. Marie is a very talented doll designer. Stop by and say hello.
My beloved piano got a makeover too and painted white. This treasure has been in my life since I was a little girl. Recently, I found a book of Christmas music from 1945 and just loved the arrangements. This great find looks wonderful and ready to play all through the season. I am sure it will be a source for some great sheet music creations too.
Joining today Blissful Whites Wednesday.
Thank you for stopping by. Your visits and comments are always welcome.

Wishing you winter dreams and love for the season.

Merry Christmas with Blessings,
Celestina Marie


Shane Pollard said...

It all looks amazing Celestina, you must be feeling very happy after all the hard work..
I adore the beautiful Santa you found abandoned, you've breathed new life into him - he's gorgeous!
Isn't it such fun planning and preparing for the wonderful season of Christmas!
Shane ♥

Ann said...

Oh wow... I'm really late on my Christmas decorations, I promise to do it this weekend. Your living room looks so gorgeous, relaxing and very lovely.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

A truly beautiful room! I must say that those windos are breath taking!!


Tina said...

Your home is so beautiful Celeste! Have a nice day! Kiss,Tina

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Celeste!

Your new sitting room is wonderful! It looks so peaceful and dreamy. The piano looks wonderful in there with the vintage music ready to play. I love how it faces so the player can see everyone in the room. Marie's Santa & Swan Sleigh creation looks like it was made just for your room! It doesn't get much better than that. Her talent amazes me everyday.
I can imagine sitting there sipping some tea or a glass of wine listening to you play Christmas songs on your family piano... what a lovely dream.

Much love and big hugs to you & Larry! Sherry

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Celeste! It looks like a winter wonderland. I love the wall color you chose. I am going to have to decide on a color in the coming months for our walls. Our condo is open floor plan so it will be in several areas. There is a fairly light neutral on the walls now that I like, but I thought I might go just a tad darker with it.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

It all looks magical,Celestine.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I will have to agree with everyone else, A winter wonderland for sure.I love the Santa you redone,Ite gorgeous and my Santa just fits right in there.
Can't get over that you painted your piano.You are brave Dear One.It came out gorgeous.The sheet music adds the right touch.Outstanding job Celeste.
I'll call you soon,Heading out to the train station to add the guest book Sherry made for me.Yes I'm though putting up my village.
Merry HOHO
Marie Antionette

1CardCreator said...

What a beautiful and inviting room you have designed Celeste! I love your beautiful Santa's too! Thanks for the visit, sorry I missed some posts. My daughter came home from Kentucky for a much appreciated Thanksgiving visit and and I am slowly playing catch up with everything. We still do not have the house completely put back together but I am getting closer to finding my desk in the craft room, lol. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving, we did, especially with our daughter home and our son and his girlfriend there.

Unknown said...

Hi Sweet Friend!
I could really use your help right now. If you would be able to take some time out of your busy full day to read my last two post and help me possibly get the word out, I would be so grateful!

Also, so wish you lived closers...I could use the help of a decorator in my Christmas decor..that isn't happening yet! lol Love, love love all your hard dreamy work you have created and wonderful oasis, I am sure!

Big hugs,

Donna said...

Your room is just gorgeous, Celestina! Love your fireplace screen, I've never seen one like it before! And I also really love your touches of vintage sheet music, too! Your vintage hutch is lovely, too! Well done:)

Jenna said...

Hi Celestina! Your home is so beautiful :o) I love snooping at all your pretties. Each time I come for a visit I see something I hadn't seen before. Those windows are to die for! and your lace curtains are fabulous, I love lace. Your Holiday decorations are beautiful too and I can't wait to see more! Have a wonderful day friend...Hugs Jennifer

Unknown said...

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God bless you my friend!

DeeDee said...

Your home is beautiful and so inviting.. The holiday season is upon you.. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas...

romance-of-roses said...

My Dear Celestina, I feel that all of your pictures are right out of a lovely magazine. Your home is so romantic and you are a very talented gal. Blessings...Lu

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Everything is so lovely and those Santas are beautiful.

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Every thing looks lovely and so restful and peaceful. Love how you did your mantle and love that fireplace screen, gorgeous.
Very relaxing and inviting rooms.
All your decor is great!
Blessings, Nellie

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... your home looks just beautiful for the holidays... the Santa and swan dear Marie made are so lovely!... I am starting to think I am the only one in blogland who does not have an all white house!... oh well... I love my color, and will always treasure my pink roses from you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

How beautiful your home looks, decorated for Christmas.
Love all your gorgeous white, and looks so calm and peaceful.
The Santas are wonderful and you must be so thrilled with your new look to your piano, looks fabulous painted white.
I am really looking forward to decorating with the pretty pink roses you kindly gave me.

Wishing you a happy weekend

Eggs In My Pocket said...

You truly have a decorators touch. There is romance and elegance in what you do! The colors are perfect!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

The colors are just beautiful and soft. You do such lovely decorating!

Hayu Maselli said...

Hello Celestina Marie,

I just found your blog from Kerri's
beautiful cottage you have. VERY white shabby charm. love to have all those white around our home.
so pretty the x'mast ornaments

have a nice days

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh WOW, I have not done one bit of decorating yet YIKKES, is it to late. I your newly painted sitting room, You said what I always tell people "my white house is calm and relaxing" you nailed it. What a great idea to meerly frame some Christmas graphics...Well done! And me rest, not yet!


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
LATE visit but after two days away from blogging I wanted to visit. Am I glad I did so as your home sure is lovely for the time of year. We don't ever do that much for Christmas so I indulge here at your lovely place!
Hugs to you,

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

I have a dream........ I wish to come over for a cup of tea with you and then please please will you play me a song on that gorgeous piano and shall we then sing together and give each other a big hug? LOL! It looks soooooo serene and beautiful as always my dear brush fairy ;-D I truly imagine you flying with airy wings through that room touching each corner with your magic wand. You said it took you a year but that sounds impossible to me as last week your house was still filled with pumpkins and pretties around Thanksgiving and now you're already done for Christmas?! You are amazing LOL. Anyway, anyhow...... it is just perfect, as always and I love it all!
Blessings and big hug,

Jan Hermann said...

Oh, Celeste, everything you've done here is simply gorgeous. Everything looks like the landscape after a snowfall. I love all the texture in your decorating.

I have never gotten into "white". I can't wait to be able to get to the remaining rooms that need painting, so that I can begin sharing my whole-house make-over that seems to have taken forever. LOL!

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..