Monday, February 18, 2013

Creating and Painting Spring

With warmer temps, the flowers are beginning to bloom.
 
Such a welcome sight after the cold of winter.
 
This time of year finds me painting and creating spring from inspirations all around.
 
Maybe I am trying to help it along,

 
 
So I stitch~
and stencil~

paint and plan.
 
 
I'll fluff~
and arrange!
 
Wash the linens~

and fill my thoughts of springtime~
Preparing the cottage for a new season!
 
Are you creating for spring?
 
 Are you helping it along?
 
We can be sure,
 
the season will be here when it's ready!
 
 
 
~Have a wonderful day~
 
Celestina Marie
 
 
 

28 comments:

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Oh, I can't wait for spring and warmer temperatures!! I love your stitching and of course, your painting!!

Yesterday, I posted another short video - you'll see alot of improvement over the one just a bit over 2 weeks ago!! And my Monday Home Tour is up too!

Hugs,
Jan ♥

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Celestina, I am a new follower. I saw your article in Romantic Homes and I was interested. I peeked back at your country whites and love you collection of crosses and Great Grandpa's watch. So much joy in having family treasures. I'd love for you to visit the Cottage. You would be most welcome..Happy Sunday..Judy

Art and Sand said...

Spring is definitely in the air in my town and I spent 3 days weeding and planting and loving the feel of the sun on my face.

Old Time Cindy said...

You also stitch? You have many talents. I'm so looking forward to spring. I am doing some cleaning and rearranging now. When spring hits, I'm outdoors and just can't get enough of it.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Ruby and Arthur said...

Loved your sweet photos! I have spring fever pretty bad! Happy Monday, Jean

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I am eagerly awaiting some signs of Spring here in Ohio, Celeste. We get little teases, like today it will go up to 50 but drop overnight, with snow showers tomorrow and cold again. I want to see the hydrangeas I planted last year blooming, as well as planting a few other things around our condo. I haven't been "feeling it" to decorate with spring in mind inside yet.

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Everything is so pretty Celeste... love that cute little birdie in the nest!... yes, I am sooo ready for Spring!... your post made me smile... how lucky you are to have nice weather, ours has turned back to freezing fog again, but I know Spring IS out there!... xoxo Julie Marie

NanaDiana said...

Celestina- That is the sweetest "take" on Spring coming I have seen so far. I love all your sweet pieces and LOVE that clock.
We still have a foot of snow and more coming today. Hope your day/week is a wonderful one- xo Diana

My Shabby Bungalow said...

Hi Celeste! This post makes me feel so happy!!! Everything is so beautiful. I looove that clock! And the picnic basket is so pretty! Cant wait to have picnics this summer. I hope you have a wonderful time with all of your house guests. I know you will make their stay so special with all of your little touches. If I came to your house, I would never want to leave!
Love you lots,
Amy

Dorthe said...

Reading this it still snows here my dear...... so not much spring time mood in my surroundings, but maybe you are right ,that I should try helping it on its way,like you have done, with your beautiful creations, and lovely wayes of greeting spring in your home. Such a wonderful post Celestina Marie.
Huge-Dorthe

Ayu Maselli said...

Dearest Celestina,

Oh my.. your stitch such terrific beautiful!, I love your painting too.
the new spring, I have no plan at all. Just taking a rest not so feel good lately weeks:)
You are very talented Lady. I admire talented Lady ;)
wishing you a great week my dear.
love to you

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
Love your pictures and especially where you FLUFF...
We're in the middle of renovating so we live in DUST-LAND. Hope to start my spring look from next week on.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

cynthia lee designs said...

I'm so ready for Spring, but they are calling for a snow/rain/ice mixture tomorrow.
Beautiful creations!!
hugs,
Cindy

Kadee Willow said...

Hopefully, those of us that live in winter climates are going to experience this one last "hurrah" and then be done with it! Hurry up spring and sun! Looking at your many talents shown in the photos, I feel so blessed that I was one who was fortunate enough to be a winner in your drawing. I now have a piece of you that makes me smile each and every time I pass by it!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

All gorgeous, linen is the way to my heart. That basket is gorgeous! Spring, unfortunately it means the weather will be hot again, here is Florida winter is the favorite season, but it makes it easier seeing how excited you all are!

Carol

Katherine Wolak said...

Oh WoW!!!! I love absolutely everything but I am dying over that rose cross stitch!!!! THAT is just fantastic!!! Great to hear youre getting the weather as you like it! :D

Hugs,

Little Miss Maggie said...

I can't wait for spring either. It is my favorite time of year when everything is new and fresh. Great projects. Thanks for sharing.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Hi Celeste! Your paintings and linens are beautiful as usual. So glad that spring is arriving for you. It will be awhile before that happens here. We are expecting another snow storm on Thursday and today is minus 2.

.♥.Gaby.♥.Homestyle.♥.. said...

So Sweet♥ Lovely Blog♥..;))
Hugs♥ Gaby..♥

Donna said...

How did I almost miss this post?:) I am in love with all of your pretty linens, and of course I adore all of your gorgeous painted creation! Your painted basket with the decoupaged French rose print is just gorgeous!! Hapyy creating, Celestina!

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina,
It sounds like you are getting ready for spring! I have been thinking about it too. I always feel like spring cleaning during this time of year, and organizing and decorating. I know exactly what you are talking about - I think it's all about making the home a nice haven for our family, and us moms know how to do that well. Your picnic basket is darling, and I really like the roses painted on it. Have a happy week, Celestina.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Tammy TheStitchingCoop said...

Though I'm not one to wish away time, I am welcoming Spring this year in a way I've never done before. I generally love my cooler months as I'm not good in the heat but this year, I do hope it comes soon. I love your stitching and being that red is my favorite color, it caught my eye. Hugs. Tammy

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com said...

Celeste,your reminders of spring are all just wonderful...I will be posting, my great grandmother's, pink, wild rose, embroidery that she designed in 1902. You will like seeing her very special piece.
I have made many country samplers and the process of making them is very relaxing...someday, I imagine I will return to making them, again. Keep enjoying and sharing yours with us!

Ruth Welter said...

Love your newest works Celeste...just lovely, the bird in the nest is my very favorite.

Well, if I have anything to say about it, yes, I would say I'm helping spring along. Wheather anyone is listening or not, I cannot really say. LOL

Have a great rest of your week.

Ruth

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina,
I left a message yesterday, but I guess it didn't go through. It looks like you are getting ready for spring! I always like to do spring cleaning at this time of year, and am always organizing and decorating. I know what you mean and can relate to this post very much, as I think we want to make our homes a safe haven for our family, and us moms know how to do this so well. The picnic basket is so pretty with the painted rose on it, and the rose stitch is lovely. Have a happy Wednesday, Celestina.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Elisabet said...

What a lovely flower filled post! I am soooooo jealous that you have warmer temperatures already...here in New Hampshire we have a couple months at least to go, *sigh* None of that stops me from planning my garden already though!
Hugs and enjoy the oncoming spring,
Beth P

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful reminders of Spring are welcome as I look out my window at the snow falling furiously! Your work is lovely, you are talented in so many different crafts and they are all beautiful! ~Diane

tina said...

basket is adorable!

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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..