Monday, December 3, 2012

Post Cards From France

My red door is home to an antique style urn which I change out for the season filling it with greens, flowers and more.

Recently, I saw an idea to add letters, but I thought it through and loved the postcards from France look better.
Using postcard graphics from The Graphics Fairy, the design began.
I cut 1/4" wood the size of the over sized postcards that I printed on card stock.
Next I painted the wood a natural color to go with the postcards vintage patina.
Next I glued the cards to the cut wood using modpodge and also a coat of modpodge over the card to seal in place. Remember these are going to be used outside.
I also glued on wood stacks to the backs using wood glue, let dry and then ready to add to the urn.
Thank you for stopping by, please come in for some tea and sconces.
Happy Creating and Decorating, Celestina Marie


Jan Hermann said...

I love this idea, Celeste! And I'd love to come in for tea and scones...and a visit in person with you!

Jan ♥

Old Time Cindy said...

Very creative and pretty. I may have to take your idea and run with it!
Farmhouse hugs,

Patty @ That's So Pretty said...

This is very pretty and a great idea. :)

Susan said...

Celestina, your creative mind amazes me. This idea is amazing, what a wonderful touch for your outdoor decorations.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Celeste! The finished piece looks gorgeous on your front door. Love the postcards! I found {without looking for it} that they make an Outdoor Mod Podge. I have no real use for it myself, but I thought it was pretty neat.

Donna said...

Oooh, la, la, Celestina! Your French postcards are tres magnifique! They are the perfect addition to your Christmasy urn, and you'll be able to enjoy them year round, too! Have a great day:)

The Farmers Daughter said...

How beautiful is this! Those post cards are an inspiration!
Love your blog, too. I'm your newest follower. . .Looking forward to visiting often.
Christmas Blessings,

Dorthe said...

The postcards,looks beautiful, in your gorgeous door decoration, dear Celestina Marie-such a wonderful welcome, and I will love to knock your door, for a cup og tea, and scones :-)

Red Rose Alley said...

I love your red door, Celestina, and the post cards are a great idea. I have always loved post cards, and I still have a few that I've saved. Your door looks so festive and ready for Christmas. We got our tree over the weekend, and it's always fun to decorate it. I know I've told you this, but your new blog design is so pretty. Enjoy the season, my friend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

1CardCreator said...

This is stunning Celeste! What a welcoming front door, just like you. I would love to come in for some tea.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Wow, I love the urn on the door. Very creative. But I am really in love with your giant post cards. Those are incredible and on my must do list.

Hayu Maselli said...

Dearest Celestina,

Such a brilliant idea!, i love this vintage postcard, very nice as well as a wall hanging.Ilove these decoration.

I like as well your red door and the X'mast ornament.

wishing you a nice day enjoy your decorating moment.

hugs from Rome

Eggs In My Pocket said...

So cheery and welcoming! It would draw anyone from the street in to feel the happiness of he holiday season!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So vibrant and cheery. Once again a lovely and elegant way you have shown your creative talents!

Unknown said...

Celeste you make this look easy. But your sense of design is truly a gift. That looks positively beautiful. I have so much ephemera that I collect, I am going to try this. Thank you for the tutorial.

I have turned my blog into an Advent Calendar for the month of December. Every day I am giving away Christmas artwork that is downloadable. Tags, cards, prints, 2013 calendars and more. Stop by.

Have a beautiful day. You certainly made mine more beautiful.


Decor To Adore said...

Oh your Christmas decor is so pretty! I love the postcards! It makes me feel so cheery and festive.

May the peace and joy of the season be yours.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
That is a lovely idea to add this type of post cards to your precious urn. Thanks for sharing this tutorial with your readers; you are so multi-talented!
Hugs to you,

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Celeste!

LOVE your idea! It looks so fabulous! Your front door looks so inviting I just came on in and enjoyed the scones & tea. What a great way to spend a Tuesday!

Love you bunches, Sherry

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Celest,your door is so beautiful.I love the post card idea.You should sell some on ETSY.People can put them in everything.
The village tour starts this Friday.My hubby is going to try and video the nite.If not I will have still pics to show.
Take care Hon and
Merry Christmas,
XXOO Marie Antionette

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your door is absolutely gorgeous and the postcards give it just the right touch! Happy holidays my friend! I have my sweet Christmas balls that you painted in a little dish to enjoy!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...Celestina...Your door arrangement is stunningly beautiful and so very creative...It was so nice of you to share your tutorial. Your postcards look so elegant set amongst your greenery. You have created the warmest of welcomes for the guests that will grace your home throughout the holidays.

Blessings to you, my sweet friend,
Carolynn xxx

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Ooooooh Celeste!! How pretty! What a gorgeous door by the way....... the first image could just be the frontpage of one of the beautiful Victorian style magazines, I swear! So so beautiful! I love those postcards. Wish I would get those in the mail for a change LOL. Better than bills all the time, haha. I really like it all so much as well as the beautiful Christmas greenery decorations! Even the lamp is decorated so beautifully! You've done it again! ;-)) Little brushfairy that you are ;-D

Big hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

Celestina, how are you, my friend? I can see you are enjoying this magical season and I am so glad that you are sharing it with us.
I am not visiting so much this week and maybe part of next because our family is in the middle of moving to a new house after living in ours for over 23 years. say I am overwhelmed is an understatement. ;) I am just checking email daily, but I thought I'd stop by and explain in case you missed the previous post where I mentioned it.
Love the way your white pieces pop against your black hutch, but I had to comment here because my heart always skips a beat when I see a red door. This has long been a dream of mine. LOVE the postcards.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, my dear. I will try to stop by again before the holidays are over.

Teddee Grace said...

These are just lovely. What is the exact size and how/where did you get the graphics printed?

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Love the postcards! Visiting from Graphics Fairy!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Just a wonderful idea and so lovely!

balzac44 said...

What a great idea! We are many, looking for pieces of wood now! I just love this!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I miss you! Thought I'd go back into your archives, because I know I have missed some of your posts. This is one of the posts I missed, and I'm so glad to have found it. What a brilliant idea! Absolutely beautiful door decor. I hope you are doing well. Hugs, Laurie

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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..