Sunday, December 1, 2013

Welcome December

Greetings Friends
Welcome to December.
~~~As I enjoy a steaming cup of coffee this morning~~~
in the very early hours of this
blessed Sunday,
I am thankful for many blessings.
Join me for a cup of Christmas Joy.
Let me share with you
these sheet music napkin holders.
Easy and quick to create
by cutting stripes of
sheet music paper
or in my case,
I used sheet music wrapping paper.
With mod podge
brush the glue inside and out on the holder.
My napkin holders were old
silver pieces that had really seen better days.
Besides the fact that I did not want to silver clean them any longer.
I know some will raise eyebrows at this, but hey
we creative souls don't mind a bit!!
Anyway, start wrapping the paper all around the holder.
It is very messy but worth the effort.
I suggest also,
using a hair drying to dry one side of the holder
before setting it down to dry.
This way it will not stick to your surface.
Sitting the napkins holders on wax paper helps too.
When dry~
tie a simply ribbon
or accent with a twig of greens.
I did not glue on the ribbon
just simply tied around
so it can be changed with the seasons.

While sipping my coffee
I am enjoying these sweet window wreaths in my kitchen.
To create these
I purchased dollar wreaths
from Dollar Tree.
Dry brushed each with
white paint.
Tied a silk white ribbon to the bottom
and added a sprig of evergreen
pine cone and berries over the top.
To hang in the window I
used candlewick thread
and looped around the curtain rod.
Easy, quick and a nice winter touch
around the table.

Another sip of coffee has
me thinking how glad I am to have
decorated early this year as I gaze
on my centerpiece.
Another easy, use what you have idea.
I used a large 18" round platter
filled with pine cones,
berries, apples ,holly
 and pine cones from my magnolia tree in the yard.
Added a large sheet music faux timer candle
to the center
and that's it.

I look above and
enjoy the snowflakes I added to my chandy.
Snuggled around white roosters of iron
shimmering with the light.

How about another cup of coffee?
Shall we sit in the parlor?
In the early morning hours,
I love to sit by the
Christmas tree in
this room and I'll share more here soon.

Till then,
Thank you for sharing your early Sunday with me.
I hope everyone has a blessed month
filled with all your heartfelt wishes.
I also want to thank everyone who stopped
by and prayed for Diana's grandson
For the latest update on
his mystery illness you can visit
See you next time with more of my Christmas home and a tour.
Celestina Marie


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Everything looks so pretty!! Love the napkin rings and love those pretty wreaths hanging in your windows!

Jan Hermann said...

...Beautiful post - love your decorations. I've still not done anything. Tomorrow, I think I'll dig out the tree and at least get that up. I don't have much in the way of Christmas stuff, since purging all that I did have!! I had planned on perhaps getting a few new things. hahhaaa!

Thanks for the link for CJK and his update! PTL!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Your home must be so beautiful with all those wonderful decorations, you have created so many lovely things! Enjoy! Hugs, Valerie

Patty Sumner said...

How beautiful!!!! I love your handmade napkins....they are just wonderful... All of your special made projects are great. I especially love you counting your blessings in the early morning....Have a great Sunday...Blessings!

Donna said...

Your tree is just stunning, Celestina! You are so smart to have decorated early. I wish that I would have done the same! I also love your very creative idea with the napkin rings! Smart thinking to use the blow dryer! I think they would make great hostess gifts, especially for music lovers. I think we would drink many cups of coffee if we got together:) I also love your pretty wreaths, and your sheet music candle is beautiful!

Roberta said...

Hi Celestina, your post is beautiful and so in Christmas spirit!!!
Un baiser

farmhouse-story said...

the napkin rings are darling, celeste! and the wreaths are a perfect touch of christmas for the windows:) your tree is a show stopper--beautiful!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Celestina Marie, I just need you to come to my house and stay a couple of weeks - I can only imagine what you could create while we visited. Those music sheet napkin rings are so pretty, and I love the little wreaths at each window. And OOOO, your tree looks gorgeous! Hope you have a great week. laurie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Loved seeing all your wonderful creations and decorations for Christmas. It was lovely to sit and have a cup of tea with you.
Thanks for all the inspiration and love you share here with us.
Happy December, dear friend
Sending love and hugs

1CardCreator said...

You have created a home, not just a house but a home and it is as warm and beautiful as your spirit. Enjoy your coffee and your beautiful surroundings. ~Diane

Dorthe said...

You are the spirit of christmas dear Celestina Marie, with your so lovely decorated home, you are far ahead of me...
Thank you for your wonderful ideas, and for the magical view of all your
beauty !!

Ginny said...

As usual, lovely, creative, and sort of easy! I wish I had your energy and could decorate with such gusto..oh well...It will get done I am sure even if it takes me to Dec.24!

Anonymous said...

every one is looking forward 4 christmas...your christmas tree is so beautiful

Createology said...

The power of prayers is truly amazing. Your home is beautiful. Love the napkin rings and this would also work with those chunky wooden ones so available at thrift stores. Thank you for sharing. Creative Joy Dear...

Kerri said...

I love the candle and all your creative ideas that you share with us! I finally got around to updating my blog. I have been so busy trying to fill my shop. I've taken a new direction as you see, and its turning out to be a good fit for me! I hope you are enjoying the holiday festivities and I see you are busy creating too!! Hope all is well in Texas :)

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Celestina Marie
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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..