Friday, November 8, 2013

Keeper of Prayers

If there was a keepsake box
for the keeping of prayers~
It might be hand painted in a soft light tan
with white stripes on the sides.
This box would have the word
Prayers painted on the lid.
Cottage roses would be painted in soft pink
 with light aqua filler flowers
 trailing to one side.
A keepsake box that would tie
with vintage ribbon and lace trim.
One that would open to find
a sweet bird watching over the contents
while she tends to her nest.

A place to hold letters and keepsakes,
prayer lists and dreams.
A holder for wishes and hopes,
Yes, if there was a keepsake box,
I'd paint it this way and place
it on the shelf
Have a wonderful November weekend.
Celestina Marie


Альбина Рассеина said...

Pretty box! Like painting. Beautifully decorated inside.

Valerie-Jael said...

This is breathtakingly beautiful, what a treasure you have created! Have a good weekend, hugs, Valerie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's beautiful and so thoughtful my friend. I love pretty boxes for cards and notes or treasures. How lovely!

Mari said...

Oh it's simply beautiful Celeste ;) I love your soft fluffy pretty roses ;-)


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
This serves both: a poetic story and a lovely keepsake box with your signature roses!

Red Rose Alley said...

Your Prayer Box is so pretty. I like the pink roses on it, and especially the sweet bird inside. What a nice idea this is. I have a metal box that I keep all my special notes, cards, and keepsakes in. It is a simple one, but filled with many treasures inside.

Have a nice Autumn weekend.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it and the colors are perfect!! How did you think of that??? Sooooo cute!


Anonymous said...

It's beautiful, Celeste. If you can believe it, I've been wanting to make one for YEARS. So lovely.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Patty Sumner said...

Its beautiful! The painting is perfect...Blessings!

Donna said...

What a beautiful box, Celestina! It is a true work of art! I love your attention to detail, and how you have added all of the pretty surprises to the inside. It won't last long in your shop:)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I have a memory box that I keep letters and cards in, not as pretty as the one you've painted though. I've not thought about keeping prayers in it too, what a nice idea!

NanaDiana said...

You said IF- HA! You can't fool me-you do beautiful work and have amazing talent. That is just the sweetest prayer box I have ever seen. Anyone would love to have that in their home. Hope you have a great Friday night- xo Diana

Julie Marie said...

That's so pretty Celeste!... I love your trademark pink roses, and the sweet birdie and nest... xoxo Julie Marie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Celeste, the Prayer box is simply stunning. The inside all the detail that you did is amazing. I sure that will sell immediately. Your trademark roses and bird are beautiful.
Have a wonderful fall weekend.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the prayer is so pretty!

Ann said...

It is lovely
so perfect for keeping such
sacred things like prayers.

Dorthe said...

It is the most beautiful prayer keepsake box, dear Celestina Marie.
You are a fabolous painter, and the bird and nest inside are so amazing lovely done. I love this box.


It is a lovely box to keep prayers!I love the inside with the bird and nest!

Ginny said...

Perfect! one Sunday our pastor told us about his grandfathers wooden box with the date 1909 on the top. After he died, our priest asked for that box and took it home, sanded it and sealed it. From that day on, he has placed lovingly all those funeral prayer cards we get all the time and never know what to do with. In that way, he prays ove the box and everyone who has passed will be remembered. He has since started to fill a second one!
When I taught religious ed. I had a prayer jar....I like your box so much more!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Looks perfect! Such a beautiful design. So nice to get your feedback on my paper wreath! It has to be quick and simple for me.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your painted prayer box is gorgeous, Celestina! I do love your sweet roses and the darling nest and birdie inside. Leave it to you to have a lovely surpise inside! Thank you for sharing and for your visit. It is delightful hearing from you. Have a lovely new week.

Blessings & hugs,

Shane Pollard said...

Hello dear Celestina Marie
How lovely to see you are back - I thought you had taken a break from blogging.

We all need a prayer box and yours is an especially beautifully painted one of course!

I would keep my precious pieces in it like my Prayers for Special Intentions.

Take care and hugs
lovely to know you're back dear friend.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

So pretty, Clestina, and such a lovely idea - a prayer box. laurie

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous and such a beautiful idea too. ~Diane

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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..