Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

Dear Friends, it seems 2012 passed all too soon and here we are about to greet a brand new year.
A time for new beginnings and adventure.
 It seems I never get everything created that I'd like to for Christmas and my shoppe. And, I always vow to create a little Christmas all year long to stay on track.
However, like every season, that doesn't happen even with a well organized plan no matter how hard I try.
True joy for me is looking forward to fresh starts within my journey. Do you do this too? Excited about going forward?
Getting back in the studio after a little time off to rest my wrists while enjoying my family for Christmas, has been simply wonderful. A little R&R always does one good.
January always brings me inspiration in our home to update the decor too.
Taking down all the Christmas decorations to reveal a clean empty palette, just gives me inspiration going forward.
 My dear Mr. Design guy always asks, are we ever done? You notice he says we. Oh I am so thankful for the talent he has to help me try and make our home what it can be.
Christmas 2012 was a special time for my family and I pray it was for you as well.
I am continually thankful for the many blessings God has shared with us.
Thankful for more then I could ever count or name.
Now as I look towards new direction on my creative journey, I am excited about getting busy once again.
Looking to God for the way in which HE would have me to go. Following that path wherever it leads.
Praying for my friends and family in blogland and beyond. You bless me in more ways then I ever thought possible. Thankful for the new friendships made this past year and for the many first friends over the nearly 6 years of blogging. You are all so special.
Time has flown by and here we are approaching 2013.
My prayers will continue, my feet are on the path, the road feels solid and the light is bright. Life will give it's  ups and downs along the way, nothing is perfect. But the journey will continue as we all begin a new year. God Bless.
Wishing You and Yours a Wonderful, Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year.
With Love,
Celestina Marie


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I always say I'm going to get more organized, Celeste! I start out that way, but then I don't know what happens as the year goes on. : ) I have vowed to try and make a few Christmas things during the year ~ new stockings are on my list to do. We'll see how that goes!

Happy New Year!

Old Time Cindy said...

I do love the idea of a fresh start with the beginning of each new year. Country blessings and Happy New Year!
Farmhouse hugs,

Denise said...

Celestina Marie,May our lord continue to bless you and your family in the coming New Year.I will enjoy following your beautiful blog in 2013-Denise :)

Matt Kroll said...

What a lovely farewell to 2012 from a lovely lady as well! My goal is to try to keep up with my blog. I love to put my thoughts on paper, so I will have to promise myself to do just that.
Happy New Year to you and yours, and my God send you multitude of blessings in the coming year.

Ginny said...

Oh My Gosh! Celeste, just delete the comment from Matt. Once again he forgot to sign out and I did not check.LOL! WE need to get him his own computer!
Happy New Year, and the sentiments I wrote about remain! ginny

Cindy Adkins said...

Yes, I love the feeling of a fresh start at the beginning of the new year, too. Happy New Year, Celeste!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
Great reflection on 2012 and it sure is like balm for our souls to be with family and feel warm and loved.
Hugs to you and thanks for your friendship over the years. Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy and Healthy 2013!

Tina said...

My dear friend

I wish you all the best in new 2013.
I wish you health,joy,happiness,lot of creative work and that your every wish come true!
Regards from Croatia,Tina

Julie Marie said...

Happy New Year to you and your family dear Celeste... sending you wishes for only good things and life's most special blessings in the year ahead... xoxo Julie Marie

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful post, Celestina. I am so glad to have found you this last year. You are a bright light and I look forward to each and every post from you. Blessings and a very Happy New Year to you and your family- xo Diana

1CardCreator said...

Happy New Year Celeste! I am so blessed to have come to know you this year my friend. Your posts are always uplifting and full of beauty, just like you. PS, I love the new picture of you in the sidebar! Looking forward to our friendship in 2013. ~Diane

Draffin Bears said...

Happy New Year to you and your family dear Celestina Marie and I loved reading your beautiful reflection of the past year.
Wishing you all the very best for good health, happiness and joy in 2013.
Thank you for your friendship and all the inspiration you share.
Sending hugs

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

A beautiful written post. I love the beginning of a new year and have lots of plans for sewing and creating. I also hope we can work on some projects around the house! I have so many ideas...never enough time! Happy new year my friend!

Jan Hermann said...

Hi Celeste,

Happy New Year, dear! What a lovely post tonite. I'm excited to get started on this NEW, Fresh Start!! I pray 2013 brings all things wonderful to you and Mr. Design!

Jan ♥

Donna said...

Hi Celestina,
I'm looking forward to a new year and a blank slate, too! This time of year I always feel the urge to organize and purge! Glad to hear that you had a nice Christmas and took a well deserved break from creating! I'm so happy to have found you here in blog land:) Wishing you and your family blessings in the new year!

Donna said...

PS: I meant to say that I love your new profile photo:)!

Unknown said...

Girl, love the new look of your blog! :D Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year my dear!


cynthia lee designs said...

I have always loved the fresh start to a new year. I'm ready to get back to creating and blogging in this new year too.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Happy New Years! I, like you am so excited to get going in 2013, It seems with the wedding, I was treading water last year It's full steam ahead!!


BG said...

Dear Celeste,
Thanks for stopping by, always enjoy your visits. It seems we are both in tune as we begin the new year ... we started renovating the hallway and loo yesterday. :)

Pleased to hear you had a wonderful Christmas and a chance to enjoy some R&R. We had a lovely time too and even managed a movie(we saw The Hobbit and throroughly enjoyed it).

Looking forward to sharing 2013 with you.
Warmest hugs,



Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Wishing you a new year full of blessings and the best!

Hayu Maselli said...

Happy New Year Celestina!
Wishing you all the best to you and family.
I believe there will be many things to design this new year ;)
Happy new days new journey
Love to you

Lululiz said...

Wishing you all the very best for the new year, Celeste. With grateful thanks for the beautiful blog posts and wonderful inspiration you have given us throughout 2012.

Dorthe said...

Dear Celestina Marie,
I wish you all the most and very best for 2013, I am happy we met here, and will be "on your side" in this new exiting year .Thankyou for your sweet visits, on my blog.
Hugs and love from Dorthe

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Wishing you a happy New Year! Thanks for always sharing beautiful things!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wishing you and yours a healthy and happy new year! Valerie

Anonymous said...

I love new beginnings too, Celeste. I have enjoyed visiting more often in 2012, and I only look forward to more inspiration and encouragement from your lovely page in 2013.
Wishing you and your loved ones many blessings this new year.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm just getting back to visiting you after the wonderful encouraging comment you left for me over the holidays! I'm still working on my blog issues. But thanks so much. It's a perfect time to reflect and start again. A Happy New year to you! said...

A Happy New Year to you, my friend.
It's always a pleasure to visit with you, although I must say I've been missing for months and months, as you know. I'm back with a new blog, but with so little time, that I hope I will be able to keep it going in an interesting way and to be able to visit with you more often.

Blessings to you too!
And hugs,

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Happy New Year dear friend!

Now that the hub-bub of the holidays is over I've really enjoyed catching up on your blog. Everything is so beautiful. Loved the fabulous rosary you shared with us.
I'm trying to get back on track now, Marie is in the midst of taking down her gorgeous Christmas village and packing it away for another year and we are getting ready to paint our liv rm! Never a dull moment here. We've been putting it off and now that everything was a bit ripped up from the holidays we decided to take the plunge. We are much slower at painting than we used to be so it will probably take us a couple of weeks.
I'm back on my schedule going to the gym 3 times a wk now and feeling much better for it. I was a bad girl and ate way too many cookies!!

Blessings & much love to you and Larry! Sherry

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

I don't think we will ever be done because there are always new ideas that we want to try.

Wishing you a very happy and Healthy New year!!


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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..