Saturday, December 14, 2013

A Parlor White Christmas

Welcome back friends
to visit my parlor
for Christmas.
 
White, silver, gold and natural elements
is the theme this year.
 
Spending Christmas at home
and inspired by one of my favorite books
and the designs
of Mary Carol Garrity.
 
 
 
With two entries to this room,
I decided to place the tree in one of the arched
doorways this year.
 
It worked wonderful
and I love the tree by the fireplace.
Sugared Cottage House
with Santa and Sled
under the tree.

 
The mantel with glittered white trees, angels and greens.
There is a few deer here too, but I'll share those in
another Deer Post~~~~
 
Glittered Spoon Wreath
 
 
Noel pillow.
 
I created this pillow using a stencil
on a pillow form.
 
To paint on fabric, I mix, equal parts
textile medium and acrylic paint,
then stencil on the fabric.
The textile medium keeps the fabric soft
where painted.
 
 
Window with vintage pattern wreath.
 
 

Snowman pillow
with a
 lacy throw
I just finished crocheting in black.
 
 
Believe pillow with millinery and bells.
 
The Stockings were hung by the piano with care.
I created these two last year. 
 
                                                                       
 
 
Across the room is one of my favorite treasures.
This old vintage hutch is from the late 1800's.
It was my mothers
and now we have re-purposed
it for an entertainment center
holding the CD player, speakers and storage.
 
I also shared and added a few years ago
the faux stained glass mirror
on the buffet.
The doors are the original lead glass
with my added faux stained glass.
 
Baskets underneath
slide out to hold magazines and books.
 

 
 
Corner cabinet I found when we lived in Indiana.
I painted, distressed it and added the door applique.
 
 
An urn filled with hydrangeas,
glittered white poinsettias
and rolled sheet music
with ferns.


 
Thank you for stopping by to visit.
I'll be back soon
to share a few more decorations in this room and
some
nip and tucks I have been working on!!
Yes, doing a little nip and tuck.
~~~LOL LOL~~~
 
Till then,
Hugs,
 
Celestina Marie

joining
What's It Wednesday

25 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

I am always speechless when I see how beautifully you have decorated everything, and all the wonderful creations you have made. Thanks for sharing! Valerie

Jan Tanis said...

Once again...everything is just gorgeous, comfy and cozy. I love all of your "pretties"...especially the chickadees!! ♥

Julie Marie said...

So very beautiful Celeste!... I love your tree in one of the entryways!... and your corner hutch is so pretty... your new black throw you crocheted looks so nice with your snowman pillow... you have such a way of putting everything together and making it look gorgeous. I would just want to spend all day in there... sipping hot chocolate and daydreaming... xoxo Julie Marie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Celeste! I love the white decorations you've used in this room. Your tree looks great! Love both the pillows. I have to remember to pick up textile medium because I'd like to try using some of my stencils on pillows. Is the other one a burlap?

1Cardcreator said...

Your tree in the archway is stunning, it looks beautiful with all the pretty decorations. Everything looks so beautiful, warm and inviting. Your grandmother's hutch is a real keepsake, it looks gorgeous all decorated for the season. You have such beautiful taste, all your decorations are beautiful and perfectly placed. ~Diane

1Cardcreator said...

Your tree in the archway is stunning, it looks beautiful with all the pretty decorations. Everything looks so beautiful, warm and inviting. Your grandmother's hutch is a real keepsake, it looks gorgeous all decorated for the season. You have such beautiful taste, all your decorations are beautiful and perfectly placed. ~Diane

Betty W said...

Your room looks so lovely. I will have to check on that book. Love the all white santa and the pillow.

Dorthe said...

This is the most beautiful room, my dear. I see so many wnderful things everywhere, and will mention the reindeers on your tabel, the angel and trees, the old frame with the wreath inside, and the gorgeous hutch from your mother- but truly every nook looks so beautiful, my friend.
Hugs,Dorthe

Donna said...

I see so many beautiful things here in your parlor, I don't know where to begin! The urn with the ferns and glittery flowers, along with the rolled up vintage sheet music is one of my very favorites! The hutch that belonged to your mom is so pretty, what a treasure. And your tree looks just magical and frosty white! You've worked your magic yet again, what a gorgeous home you have created!!

Kathy said...

I adore the way the archway frames the tree. The room is just stunning.

Mari said...

I love all you have created to decorate your beautiful home for the holidays, it's warm and welcoming
Your urn is simply beautiful, and your throw simply stunning my friend....
Wishing you a warm and happy holiday season sweet friend...

Hugs~
Mari

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So beautiful Celeste!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, it is all so beautiful. Very elegant but so warm and inviting. Your afghan is a piece of art..I love it all..Happy Weekend..Judy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your home is worthy of being in a book! Just beautiful!
Merry Christmas!
Warmly,
deb

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Seeing your lovely home is like looking through a magazine. Your mother's hutch is stunning, a great pice that was worth repurposing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your home is so elegant and beautiful. I love the music on the piano...perfect! It's so nice to have everything done and then be able to enjoy it. Happy holidays my friend!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your gorgeous holiday home!
Everywhere I look I see another beautiful vignette! All the attention to detail really shows.
I love it!
Hugs,
Patti

Our photos said...

Nice is your decorations and photos!

cynthia lee designs said...

Your parlor is so beautiful!! Love the afghan! I've been doing more crocheting here lately and really enjoying it.
hugs,
Cindy

The Junque Seeker said...

Your home looks so lovely adorned for the holidays! Thank you for sharing.

Prima Widodo said...

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm prima. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger

too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

Regards,
Prima

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Your parlor is so warm and inviting Celeste. I love how you've transformed this room first to the black & cream palette and now to a sparkling Christmas box! Your mom's repurposed piece of furniture is fabulous in there. Thank you for giving us a 360 tour of your room.

Blessings, Edie

PS LOVE your crocheted throw! I enjoy crocheting and Chrissy wants me to teach her. Great winter project!

Roberta said...

Hi Celestina,your creations are very nice end your parlor is dreamful and very accurate !!!
Hugs,
Roberta

Pendra said...

Everything looks so beautiful! Adore your Mom's cabinet re-do and love the crocheting and stenciled pillow... you are so creative! Lovely cozy room to curl up in on a cold winters' night!
Holiday Hugs,
Pendra

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh Celestina, it is all just exquisite! That scene of the piano in front of the wall of gorgeous windows looks like it came straight out of a Christmas movie. Your hutch is gorgeous, and all of your soft colors are so calming. I loved seeing all of this. laurie

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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..