Thursday, April 11, 2013

Vintage Pretty

Some time the smallest of treasures make the perfect decor  accents.
Such is the sweet vintage umbrella accent created with flowers,
a little chalk board tag and ribbon of burlap.
Oh I can't take credit for this design.
came up with the idea.
I thought it was perfect for springtime, so when I found a vintage umbrella,
 I had to try one as well.
The umbrella was already the perfect neutral color
with ruffles all around and strap still in place, perfect for hanging.
I was so excited to find it.

Hanging in the entry on my coat rack with
a welcome message.
It looks like an April showers accent
to greet my friends and family.
Thank you Lynn for the inspiration.
Another use for the chalk board labels
is on canning jars.
Here on my kitchen bar, I have a message to greet.
Take a seat and welcome to my kitchen!
Wouldn't this idea be special for a visit to a sick friend?
Right the words Get Well on the label.
A pretty vase filled with flowers
Happy Birthday!
The sky is the limit.
I love canning jars.
From vintage umbrellas to old canning jars,
 simply old treasures
show us
they still have joy to share with us.
Wishing you 
Thank you for stopping by,
Celestina Marie


NanaDiana said...

My gosh- that is just the cutest door hanging. I love it-The colors are just beautiful. Love your Ball jar, too! Blessings- xo Diana

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Celestina. Such a pretty way to greet your guests. Especially since none of us will be lucky to go through April without a little rain, I don't think. You always have such interesting and pretty projects to share..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Unknown said...

Celestina, how pretty your umbrella is, such a cute idea. I love all of your ideas for the chalk board labels. I will be looking for those in my craft store. Have a wonderful day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a sweet idea! That would be perfect for inside my front door. I have a parasol I can use.
And I love canning jars, especially the blue ones! Another cute idea. Thanks for the inspiration, Celestina. Hope you have a magical day.

Hugs and blessings,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love these umbrella arrangements, Celeste! Yours turned out lovely. Something like that would be a perfect decoration here today with the rain. : ) It makes me think of "April showers bring May flowers".

Anonymous said...

I am always amazed at the many ideas the crafting community at large comes up with to reuse & repurpose items. I love the ease by which many of them can be made & on the cheap as well. This is a cute idea as any color any room can have one. Hugs. Tammy

Laura Turner said...

Your umbrella hanging is so pretty! What a clever idea, and your execution is so nice. Aren't chalkboard labels the best?

Have a great day!

Laura from

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your umbrella is sooo sweet....I love it! I may have to steal that idea from you! I pinned both of your ideas to my "Chalk it up" board, hope that is ok....hugs, Penny

Unknown said...

That is the cutest door hanger!!!
And I really love the bell mason jar with the little bitty chalk board - what a perfect hostess gift that would make - with the word " thanks "
on the chalkboard!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love, love that umbrella! What a great way to use an old one. The chalk board label adds a wonderful touch to the canning jar vase.

Old Time Cindy said...

Great find with the umbrella...ruffles!!! Perfect spring touch for your decor.
Farmhouse hugs,

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such a lovely umbrella! I love mason jars! I have a collecion on my kitchen shelf that used to belong to my grandmother. Flowers are always a great idea for them. Just beautiful!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Well, I could reach in and put that gorgeous umbrella on my front door....!! I love that. I went looking yesterday for some of those rubber boots to put by my little fence....I came out of the store in shock. They are kinda pricey to sit in the sun!! I thought they would be good for April also!!

Dorthe said...

Yes ,dear, such a wonderful idea for someone you want to gift and spread joy for... all kind og messages could be there!
Also love the umbrella idea, and the one you found with the lovely edge, is perfect.
Happy thursday dear Celestina Marie.

Donna said...

What a fun idea, Celestina! I adore your umbrella and roses, it's just too sweet! And I see you are having fun with the chalboard tags:) Love it on your pretty Mason jar! Your lovely post makes me long for spring, as it seems to be taking its time arriving here in the Midwest! Have a great day!

Kathy said...

Beautiful alternative to a spring wreath!!


VERY pretty and so SWEET! Love the colors. Makes me want to make one. Must find a sweet little umbrella first!

E. Charlotte said...

What a great idea with that umbrella! You certainly found the perfect one to use! I may need to try this out!

Mari said...

Celeste my friend I just love this idea.....
It's so simply and pretty also a great way to recycle those long forgotten umbrellas ;)
Once again thanks for sharing sweet friend ;)


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

I love your sweet welcoming touch to your home - how gorgeous with the old brolly and the little black board.
Thanks for sharing the fabulous idea.
Hope you have a lovely weekend


farmhouse-story said...

oh, it's so charming, celestina!! love the ruffles and roses:) and the vase would cheer anyone up! thanks so much for the sweet shout out:)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie.
You certainly did enjoy yourself by creating such lovely welcome signs.
Hugs to you,

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love Lynn, I don't know why she does not have 5000 followers! I saw this idea and I was thinking about doing it too. Yours in fabulous, now I need the umbrella!


cynthia lee designs said...

What a cute idea!! Love the umbrella and mason jar!! Blue mason jars are my favorite.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So cheery! You are so right about small treasures. Lynn is full of wonderful ideas. I enjoy her blog too! Such fun tags. Love them on the Mason jar.

Linda M. said...

Celestina, These are all such pretty and clever ideas. Where did you find a vintage umbrella? I had a vintage black silk parasol once, the fabric was so brittle it began to crumble as we tried to open it. It was found in an old trunk. I'm not sure how it should have been stored or why it crumbled. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Lady Pamela said...

I wanted to make a similar umberella, too. I got the idea from Kris at Junk Chic Cottage. I was thrilled when I FOUND the perfect umbrella, lying on the street! Now I need to go and get some flowers. You can't get a better price than FOUND. lol

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful, love the flowers tucked inside the folds! The mason jar is is gorgeous and a great idea too! ~Diane

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... I just love your pretty door umbrella and especially the PINK roses... I know so many of you ladies are doing whites and very neutrals, but I just can't leave my PINK!... hope you have a beautiful Spring weekend, xoxo Julie Marie

Ruth Welter said...

Celeste, catching up with your blog this weekend. I have to say, that umbrella idea is awesome. Even though you didn't dream it up yourself, it really is a fabulous piece you have hanging on your door. Love the welcome sign too. Have a great week my friend.


Tina said...

so pretty,i love flowers

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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..