Saturday, June 1, 2013

Knowing When~

Knowing when it's time for change

has always been apart of my

creative journey.

Many times the course has taken a turn

and I have always believed that change is good

and necessary.

With much prayer, thought and evaluation,

the time for new direction and changes have come again for me.

No endings, just a new course for the best.

Today will be my last post for awhile

as I close this chapter and go on to new beginnings.

I will continue to visit you and leave this blog open for anyone who might still be interested
in the last seven years of shared stories, creations, decorating and tutorials.

My plans are to continue full speed ahead with creating, designing,decorating and filling my etsy shoppe HERE.

I will still be a apart of Shabby Cottage Shops

in the Rose Cottage Court and Beautiful Cottage Boutiques,

along with Etsy Cottage Style

and share my creations, designs and photos on Pinterest.

So you see, I still have much to do and pursue. Even a few new ventures are on the horizon.

My focus will be to perfect my designs

on Spoonflower and bring my creations to fabric,

gift wrap and decals.

I will miss you all, but I will not be far away and let me say again, I will be
by to visit as often as I can.

You have been such a joy and to share in your journey through blogland.
Thank you for your encouragement
in my creative interests and designs.
Even when my interests have not been yours, you continued to visit and encourage with your kind comments.

Truly your friendship has been and will continue to be a blessing.
For this I am thankful!

Please feel free to send me a message anytime~


Wishing you all a great summer filled with fun, family and friendships.

And, you never know, I may be back in a new way.

May God Bless You Greatly!


Celestina Marie


Patti said...

I am sad...because I just found you again, and now I am "losing" you a bit.

That said, I know from my own blog experience, as well as my own life experience, that seasons change, new avenues open up, and other avenues close.

I wish you much joy and success on the path you will be traveling. I have no doubt it will be a blessed path.

Love and hugs,

Little Miss Maggie said...

Celestina, you will be sadly missed. Good luck on your journey at God bless you.

Art and Sand said...

I can't believe you have been blogging for seven year. I have only been at it a little over a year. I am sorry to hear that you will no longer post. I must get over to check out your Etsy shop and see what I have been missing.

GOOD LUCK on writing your next chapter.

Unknown said...

Hi Sweetie, you will be missed but I see your decision coming for many of the long time bloggers... Wonderful friendships through online have developed but it seems blogging is running a little thin these days. Bloggers blog less often, comments left on occasion but not like the old days. Perhaps it is a sign of the times or all the changes taken place within the blogging network like Google jumping in and so forth.
I see more interest and activity on Facebook and Pinterest. Perhaps that is the way to go???
I have your email and know I can chat with you or check in anytime.
I'll be popping in your shop for sure!

Love, best wishes and hugs for you,
Marilou xoxo

Valerie-Jael said...

I will miss seeing your lovely creations! Good luck with your new ventures! Valerie

Old Time Cindy said...

I will miss your lovely posts. Wishing you the best as you move forward.
Farmhouse hugs,

Shane Pollard said...

Dear Celestina Marie

Oh we will miss your lovely posts but I can understand after 7 years of blogging you deserve a bit of space!!
It can be a huge committment and we all need to keep our minds open to 'new directions'.

So well done Celestina and thank you for the beauty you give us every time we visit "Celestina Marie Designs"!

Bonne chance
hugs and love
Shane ♥

farmhouse-story said...

wishing great success in your path, celestina! enjoy!!

Julie Marie said...

I am happy for you Celeste... but sad for me... I will miss you so much... we have been such good friends since we met on our blogs four years ago... and I hate goodbyes... seems like I am the only one left in blogland who does not do Pinterest (or facebook and twitter and such)... blogging has opened up such a wonderful world to me... and I will miss you... good luck in all you do, much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Jan Hermann said...

Blessings to you, my you travel another direction in your life. I will miss seeing your posts here, but I have fond memories that will never go away!


Anonymous said...

Oh, Celestina! I'm sorry to hear this but I do know you must follow your heart. God has blessed you with such a talent and it's marvelous to know you're taking it to another level. I'll miss you and your posts but know I wish you the very best!
You're a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us for as long as you did. I feel like you have been a long distance mentor of sorts for me because of all the inspiration I have enjoyed by looking at your beautiful creations.
May God bless you in your new endeavors!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm sorry to hear this, Celeste, but it sounds like you have some wonderful opportunities in the works. I wish you much success on these new endeavors. I will miss seeing your lovely creations on your blog posts, but will have to make sure I check into your Etsy shop often. Good luck, my friend!

Donna said...

Wishing you only the best in your new ventures, Celestina! I will miss you so much, but I am glad to know that you will still be around, and visiting when you can, too! I am so excited about your gorgeous work being added to fabric, decals, and more! That is awesome! While I am sad to see you go, I can totally understand your decision and need for change, especially after all of those years of blogging. You are such a dear friend and kindred spirit, wishing you only the best! Hugs to you, my friend:)

Betty said...

I am sorry to see that you are leaving, but happy that your blog will remain open. I enjoy coming here and seeing what you have posted and will be eager to see your old posts. You will be greatly missed.

BrushedByAnAngel said...

Celeste, you were my first blogging friend and I will miss you. But I do understand, I have only posted once since Christmas. There are so many things to do and so little time. Take care, sweet friend.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
You just follow your heart and it is understandable that time is the only limit for all of us!
Hope you do well and stay healthy; that's the most important.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Dear Celeste. You have been such an inspiration for me with you lovely creations. I am glad you are leaving your blog open because I missed the first 5 years.
Good luck with your new adventures. I know you will be a great success.
You will be missed though!
Hugs, Barb

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, I will miss your beautiful posts! I am wishing you all the luck in the world with your new adventure!! XOXO

Unknown said...

Oh Celeste. I have just found your blog and enjoyed so much reading you and watching your lovely creative world. I haven't probably realized that it's been already 7 years of your blogging. I'm just on the begining of my own way....
But I enjoy the fact that I can step back to your old posts and have some inspiration from them and maybe I will learn something really amazing.
I wish you a lot of new ideas and good luck on your new, interesting journey.

1CardCreator said...

I am over the moon happy with joy for you Celeste! I know you realize how much your presence will be missed by all of us. I understand blogging can almost be a full time job too, it is difficult to find the time to create and blog at the same time. I am so very excited that your designs will be taking a new direction into fabric, decals and gift wrap. I will be sure to stop by your Etsy shop often and Pin my favorites. Best wishes and prayers to you, I will keep up with you my friend. Big hugs, ~Diane

Dorthe said...

I do hope you will be back again, dear Celestina !!! - and also hope your new engagements will be wonderful and happy ones. I will see you on Pinterest, :-)
All the best, and thank you for a beautiful time here with you, and for your sweet kindness,alwayes!
Hugs, Dorthe


I'll sure MISS YOU in blogland! Thank You for sharing all your pretty creations, decorating ideas and YOU with us!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I am sad....I will miss you....we have been blogging quite a while! Good luck with your new adventures!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Dear Celestina, I really am so sorry to see you leave us, but whatever is right for you is what needs to be done. I wish you the best of luck in all your endeavors and hope to hear from you sometime..Happy Weekend, Happy Life..Judy

Createology said...

All the very best for you in your new ventures. I will be cheering you on and looking forward to seeing your new fabrics and creations. I suppose I shall need to learn Pinterest and following so I can see your beautiful works of art. Creative Hugs Dear...
I will miss your blogging posts.

Laura Turner said...

And may God bless you greatly on your new adventure! You have been such a positive presence and a wonderful encourager. So happy for your new opportunities and wish you all the best!
With a smile and a big hug for you,
Laura from

Lynda said...

Wishing you the very best in your "new direction" and much success in all you do. God bless you as you pursue your goals.

NanaDiana said...

I sent you a private email-You know my heart is breaking a bit- but I certainly understand. God bless you- you have been a wonderful blogging friend and I will miss you greatly- xo Diana

Denise said...

Praying for you as you start a new journey, bless you.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

So sorry for me, but soooo excited for you!!! Yep, people need to change things up in their life from time to time to keep it exciting. You will have to blog from time to time when you make your fabric and wrapping paper....How else can we buy it and we have to see it!!! so excited for you and a new adventure!!!


Unknown said...

Hi my sweet friend :) It seems we are both moving in new directions in out life. I completely understand what you are saying, I wish you all the luck in the world with all you do. We have been friends for so long and we always will be. I love all of the creations I have from you and will continue to enjoy them in my home. I know that you are just an email away and we must keep in touch! I look forward to your new items! It sounds like you are working on some wonderful things! You're the best and I love you to pieces!

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

Wow, I will certainly stop by now and then to your Etsy Shop to visit, take care. Di@Cottage-Wishes

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello my Dear Friend,
Sherry is on vacation. But knowing Sherry I can say. That you will be truly missed and never ever forgot. We are friends forever, that is for sure. You have always been an inspriration to all of us. And We wish you all the luck and Gods blessings. I know we will keep in touch. We love you very much. We will always be here for you.
May God Bless,
marie Antoinette

Mari said...

Well my sweet friend I'm sooo happy for you but sad for me as I will miss you dearly :( but I wish you much happiness and success ;)
I have been slowing down on my blog as well, it's just not the same....
You have been a great bloggy friend sweetie ;)


Grandma Linda's Daydreams said...

Oh my goodness! I will miss your posts so much,you've been one of my very favorite bloggers! But I'm thinking of it as "you're moving to a new address" I will still look for your designs on Etsy, and read your old posts, cause I only recently found you! Good luck in your new ventures, I know you'll do super great!

cynthia lee designs said...

Wishing you the best with your new journey, but I will miss you.

Cynthia said...

You will be missed, but I feel where you are....things must change and paths must be diverted. Blessings to you and your new adventures. May the Lord shine His face upon your life paths. Cynthia~

Irene Helms Designs said...

You will truly be missed ... I thoroughly enjoy all of your posts. Will try to keep up with you on your other venues. Best of Luck!!!


Pero que preciosidad!!!!!!!

Ruth Welter said...

Celeste, I will really miss your posts. Let me say though, I understand, it is hard to fit blogging in sometimes and it does tend to take over at times as well. I will still miss you though. I'm on pinterest too so we need to connect there. Looking forward to seeing your new work. Hugs,


Bente said...

Oh no!!!! I will miss you and your beautiful posts, but of course I wish you all the best in future. Hope you will be back one day.

Big hug from me

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Wishing you the very best in your future endeavors. Will miss your beautiful posts.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like what I read for your new direction, it sounds exciting Celestina Marie. Blogging takes a lot of time and other people have given it up after a number of years.
I wish you well and much success!

romance-of-roses said...

My Dear Celestina,
I am back and you are leaving, Well as they say, Life is a journey. I will greatly miss you but understand, their are times when we must move on. I wish you all the best and send you my love and many blessings in your new endeavors. A good friend is never forgotten. God bless you always, Lu

Maria at inredningsvis said...

This post Is beyond lovely:) and thanks for so sweet words.

If you want some lilac inspiration..check out my new post:)

have an amazing week dear

LOVE Maria

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Celeste Sweetie...Oh how you will be missed, but I also understand the need sometimes to move on to something else and find a new adventure down another road on our journey of life. You are so talented sweet friend and I think of you daily, every single time I pass my collection of beauties that you designed with your very own beautiful, talented hands.

Thank you for sharing with me over the years. I will still visit the shop and search for new additions. Write when you can. You are SO loved dear one. Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

Ann said...

I wish luck in everything and anything that you wish to pursue,
May God give you the desires of your heart.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Hi Celeste,
I will miss your beautiful posts. I wish you great fulfillment in the creative process as you continue to work on your business. Change is always a good thing and can really help us re-charge!

Ginny said...

I totally understand! I will miss reading your blog, however. But I still can visit Etsy and your pinterest. I cannot wait to see your fabric and wrapping paper! I know whatever road you travel, success will be yours. Love ya, ginny

Diane said...

I will miss your lovely posts and encouraging words. Enjoy exploring the next phase of your life!

izary said...

bardzo mi będzie brakowało Twoich wpisów...Mimo ze znamy się od niedawna bardzo lubiłam to co pokazywałas, co pisałaś. Mam nadzieje, ze jednak będziesz się pokazywaz, ze ta decyzja o zakończeniu pisania bloga nie jest jednak ostateczna, Pozdrawiam gorąco :)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

I am so excited for you dear friend to hear that you are going on to the next chapter in your life. Sounds wonderful and I can't wait to see what you do. Your designs and creations on fabric and gift wrap will be gorgeous and I wish you all the best with everything.
You have always shared so much with your kindness, love, your wonderful family stories and your helpful decorating tutorials.
You will be missed but understand you wanting to make the change and hopefully we will see you back in a new and wonderful way.
Enjoy the summer dear and best wishes.
Love and hugs

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

oh Celestina, I am so sad. I want you to do what is best for you, but that doesn't keep me from being saddened by the thought of not seeing all of your beautiful posts. I know whatever you venture into, you will be a success, and I wish you all the best. Just scrolling through this post, seeing these beautiful images and reading your words made me feel that you were taking with you a lot of joy we all find in reading your blog. God bless you. laurie

Carole said...

Celestina Marie, there is a special place in my heart for you and there you shall remain. I will miss your wonderful posts but I know that life's journey takes us down many paths as there is always something new on the horizon.

God speed my wonderful friend, many blessings and much love! Carole xox

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Celestina,
A tear has come to my eye, as you were one of my first blog friends. You have been so dear to me through this adventure of blogging. I will miss you so. I do understand, however, that we must follow our hearts and dreams. I'm sure I will be doing the same with my blog as time goes on. Please come and visit with me from time to time, as I will miss your posts and just your charming personality.

Good luck with your new projects, and I hope you always have peace and joy throughout your journey in life. You were truly one of my sweetest blog friends.

Love you,

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

This saddens me because I so loved visiting here and enjoyed seeing your elegant creativeness expressed in each post. But I do understand and will find you in the other places. God bless you in this new journey!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

It's always sad to read a final post from a fellow blogger, but I truly understand. I'm getting to that point myself. I've got so many things I want to do and I'm being torn in so many directions that there just don't seem to be enough hours in the day. You are so talented and I hope you realize all your dreams. Best wishes in all the new avenues you pursue!

xo, Vickie

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Good luck to everything you do Celestina!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Although I have not known you long, I have so enjoyed your talents. You will be missed. Good Luck in your future endeavors!

Unknown said...

Oh, sweet Celeste, this is so sad for all we bloggers ... but your heart you must be true to. You are such a gem in this world for all to know. All your beautiful creations will continue to keep you alive in my life daily. I wish you well, will stay in touch with you otherwise ... prayers lifting for all you pursue, sweet friend.

Love you always ~

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Friends, thank you for your kind comments. You are all special. Hey do you see the green lizard in my hydrangeas. I forgot to point him out. We have them everywhere this year.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Dearest Celeste,

I just returned from vacation last night and saw your sweet email. You are surely a forever friend! I can't tell you what meeting you and being friends with you has meant to me and will mean in the future.

I can understand your decision and know you will be surging ahead to new horizons. Whatever you touch turns into beauty my friend!

Much love to you & Larry! Sherry

PS Linda's surgery is tomorrow, 6-10-13. We are hopeful in God that all will go well and as expected by the surgeon. Thank you for your continued prayers!!

Jillayne said...

Best of luck Celestina, with all your endeavours. I know you will have great success because you are just so darn talented!
I truly understand the need to step away and focus on what you need to do; it's one of the beautiful things about life I think, that we don't "stand still"; I applaud you for moving in the direction you need to go.
Best of luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Celeste, my heart is breaking. You and Cindy (Adkins) were so solid to me throughout my journey in blogland. Waving goodbye to her was like watching a bright light reduce to a flicker. I still communicate with her via facebook and emails, but blogland has never been the same...and it will never be the same without you. You were one of the few original bloggers in my blogging journey that I still looked up to because the latest fads and business lures did not change your uniqueness.
That said, I am all too acquainted with change, especially this year, so I know there is no use resisting it. You must follow the wind, my friend. It is unfruitful not to. I just hope you'll shock us all with a new page not too far in the horizon. :)
Love and blessings!

Hayu Maselli said...

My Dearest Celestina,

I just able to visit you and so sad to find that you are leaving hick ;(.
you'll be missed alot.
I will miss your post, creation and your tutorial.
But I am happy that you find something new that you have to pursue.
The best for you and I will miss you so much. Thanks so much for the friendship for this time being.
big love to you

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope that you will come back and post again when you are ready. It's always a good idea to go with your heart and spend time creating when you feel inspired. You can always come back...we'll all be here ready to hear your news. You've been such a good friend to me and I appreciate your visits. Enjoy your summer my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm glad to hear you will not go too far away! It's a good time to thank you for the many kindnesses sent my way. You are still a part of a special community of the nicest people one would ever want to meet in the world. Best wishes with your many creative pursuits.

Red Rose Alley said...

Just thinking of you, Celestina, and hoping you are enjoying the summer days.


Anonymous said...

It won't be the same! You will be missed in blogging world and I hope one day you come back to it. You've offered so much over the years. Thank you and hugs. Tammy

Uniquely Ella said...

Hi Celestina Marie, thank you so much for your sweet comment. You are one talented lady and I'm off to peek into your Etsy store. Sending blessing.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi again Celestina Marie! So nice that you popped by! Yes, I noticed how hot it was in Texas for you. My little girls are coming this way from Dallas. Even though we have high temps, there's a world of difference here! You stay cool too!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello my dear friend,
I have noticed your last post heading on my sidebar many times and neglected to stop by.
Forgive me, I have been so busy and quite ill since the first of the year. I too have pondered closing my blogs down for a season as the stress of keeping them operating and hosting two weekly memes was getting too much for me to handle. So, I understand completely your decision to go in another direction.

I must tell you that your friendship has been such a blessing to me and I am thankful to know you. I'm sure all of your bloggy friends feel the same way and have sensed your sweet spirit even through our computer screens.

Take care, Celestina, and the Lord bless you! Perhaps in time we will once again enjoy your fellowship and wonderful talents here in Blogland.

Blessings & love,

Hayu Maselli said...

Dearest Celestina,

Just to drop by to tell you how you are missed.

How are you and your summer time?
wishing that you are ok and full of joy.
Happy 4th July for whole of your family

missing your presence

Tina said...

so romantic!

Patty @ That's So Pretty said...

Blessings to you Celestina, thank you for your blogship ..... I know that is not a word but your friendship through blogging means a lot to so many of us. Your beautiful work inspires all of us. Thank you for sharing it. :)

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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..