Friday, February 15, 2013

Faithful Curio of Whites

Welcome to Country Whites Weekend.
When you enter my cottage home, you are greeted by my hand painted white curio cabinet in the entry
I have loved this piece for 20 years and have filled it in many different ways and with many unique treasures.
Presently, I am so enjoying my pretty whites on display.
 With springtime on the way, it is light, fresh and reflective.
Above the curio, on the wall,
 I display my cross collection and the word faith,
which always stays aglow from the light coming through the window.
Inside are special treasures from family and friends.
Great Grandpa's pocket watch in a white base cloche, still set on the time he passed away.
It will forever be kept at this time.
Behind is a vintage platter along side a pretty white creamer.
Hand Painted white birds sit atop a vintage white cook book of Miss Gimble's desserts and sweet winter plate just behind.
Small sewing drawer filled with white roses
 on a book box with vintage platter.
Beloved white pitcher and bowl,
hand created by my dear mother in 1980.
My newest addition found before the holiday.
Italian made pitcher with a black and white cow.
Love this treasure!
Favorite treasure from a friend.
A reminder of the blessing
to have special friends.
Thank you for stopping by to visit another
Enjoy the fun!
Celestina Marie


My Vintage Life said...

So very beautiful. I have always loved how certain families stop the hands of a clock when a loved one touching! How wonderful to have something so beautiful that your mother created. I think I know where you got your creative genes lovely!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I love the display of crosses! So heart touching about your grandfather's passing and the hands of the clock. Your mother was also as talented as you!

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful curio cabinet filled with such wonderful treasures. I LOVE the pieces made by your Mom. And how special to have your Granddad's watch- xo Diana

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Hi Celestina and I LOVE your cabinet and all the treasures inside! I too have many, many things collected over the years from family and friends and one day I hope to find the ideal cabinet in which to display them!
Thanks for sharing these wonderful mementos and have a super weekend!
Tina xo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a pretty curio cabinet, Celeste! Such a great place to display your whites.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celeste, your garden of whites is just beautiful. Lovely greeting for visitors that come into your front entrance.


Old Time Cindy said...

Happy Country Whites Weekend! Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing your pretty curio cabinet at the party.
Farmhouse hugs,

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I always love the way you show how beautiful "white" can be when one would think that they need other colors to make a room! So romantic and elegant!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

What a gorgeous collection of whites Celeste! And so special to have your great granddad's watch and the pitcher & bowl made by your Mom. I love them all. The collection of crosses is perfect over your curio cabinet. You have a perfect decorating eye!

I finally got a chance to catch up on your posts and I LOVE the Paris trays!! too cool Celeste! I've never seen those cool looking letters at our sad Ohio dollar stores. LOL I love each one of the trays that you made.

I pray you are feeling a bit better. I'm sure it's a slow process. So get your rest girlfriend! And listen to Dr Larry.

Love & hugs to you both! Sherry

PS Happy Valentines a bit late.

Jan Hermann said...

The pieces your mom made are beautiful and my favorite items in your curio! Your mom was very creative, and you have followed in her footsteps!

Jan ♥

cynthia lee designs said...

What a pretty piece your mom made! Love your curio cabinet and your cross beautiful!!

Ruby and Arthur said...

I love your collection of pretty crosses! I'm your newest follower. IT's nice to meet you, too! Jean

1CardCreator said...

What a beautiful collection of keepsakes Celeste! Your crosses are gorgeous, and I love your Grandfathers watch set at the time he passed, so touching. Your cabinet is awesome, I have seen similar cabinets in dark wood but they don't hold a candle to yours! ~Diane

chateau chic said...

Yours is a beautiful cabinet to display all of your lovely white treasures and remembrances. Your special collection of crosses are so appropriately placed with "faith."
Mary Alice

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Hi dear Celeste,
I hope you are doing better in the meantime!!? I love your cabinet. So so pretty! And those crosses are so special. Wow, i've never seen such beauties! I love the way you've hanged them along with the word 'faith'. Very very nice! So to see you're on a roll again :)) Have a great weekend!
Hugs and blessings,

Dorthe said...

Dear Celestina,
a beautiful cabinet, filled with memories and beauty. I love your collection of crosses, they are special too.
Thankyou so much for your visits, they makes me feel happy.
I hope you are all weel now, dear.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your cabinet looks beautiful all filled with white. I love white massed together. Happy weekend!

Hayu Maselli said...

Dearest Celestina,

So beautiful white cabinet. I love your cross collection so interesting with so many kind of shapes. The white pitcher so amazing too.You have so many beautiful treasures Celeste.
Your visit as always making me happy Thanks to you.
I am wishing you a beautiful weekend for you and family
hugs and love to you

izary said...

przepiękna witryna, i imponujący zbiór krzyży i pamiątek,
a ptaszki strasznie słodkie :)

Julie Marie said...

Everything is so pretty Celeste... did you paint your crosses?... I seemed to remember they were different?... hope you are feeling much better now and enjoying some nice weather... love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Bearly Sane said...

So many pretty whites Celeste, I especially admire the pitcher and bowl by your mother, it's exquisite. As you may remember, I have quite a passion for jugs, particularly white ones. Hope you are having a lovely week!

Unknown said...

Very pretty whites! I love your cross collection and the Italian pitcher with the cow is adorable.

Terri said...

Hello Celestina Marie,
Your post is so very lovely in white! This cabinet is full of special treasures, I think it is wonderful that you have your grandfather's watch in there!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Your white curio cabinet with all the pretty white treasures is beautiful. Also love the jug with the sweet black and white cow.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Beautiful whites Celestina Marie. Did you paint your curio cabinet white? I have an oak secretary that reminds me of it. Right now it is at my sons home. Love the pitcher made by your mother.

The Farmers Daughter said...

How beautiful! I'd love to visit your home one day. Thanks for joining Country Whites Weekend and inspiring others! You have lots of "Country Charm". . . .
Blessings from the Farmhouse,


Eileen said...

Hello Celestine,
Your beautiful whites in your home are like the beauty of a snowy white wintery day here.
Thank you for sharing another wonderful post of your heritage and home.
hugs, Eileen

Lynda said...

Having beautiful items to display is always nice, but when they have a story to go with them and evoke memories - now those are treasures!
Thanks for sharing yours.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello my dear friend,
Your curio cabinet is just beautiful, filled with treasures and lovely memories. I do love a collection of white and your crosses above it are so pretty too.

I must apologize as I haven't been by in a while. I was away and then was ill for a while. Now it's a back issue. But there are better days ahead!

I hope you're having a delightful weekend and Congratulations on the upcoming feature in Romantic Homes magazine!

Blessings and hugs,

DeeDee said...

Morning Celestina

I have to say I love your whites... I have the same curio cabinet in my living room.. mine isn't white thou... I love white alot... you lucky lady that can live with it...

Surgery went will I have had a tough time scratched to cornea... well be well again soon.. hope the same for you.. :D

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

My favorite is your great grandfather's pocket watch under the cloche. What a wonderful family keepsake to have.

Carole said...

Celestina Marie, I LOVE your wonderful cross collection, truly a beautiful vision. So glad I found your site from Vicki's GYB party. Hope you will drop by and say hello.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful way to display all your favorite treasures. My favorite has to be your great grandpa's pocket watch. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous whites:-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely, white treasures to admire and hole onto!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Love your cabinet and especially the white cross collection. It's beautiful.

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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..