Friday, February 28, 2014

Country French Corner

Do you find yourself making little decorating changes
when you clean?
I do ~ and I have so much fun in the process.
Cleaning takes longer, but
in the end, I am pleased with a new little vignette here and there.
Like this counter corner in my French Country Kitchen.
In it's past look, the coffee pot was here with a paper towel holder.
I tend to get tired of the same look all the time.
So from coffee pot, to this~
just using pieces I already have and collected.
This plate is one of my favorites from
Royal Stanford in black and white.
There is actually two here in this stand.
Handy to reach for
when setting  the table for two.

These two canisters where a great find
at Hobby Lobby for half off.
One holds tea bags
the other sweetener packets.
Love the French design behind the roosters.

I painted this old rooster many years ago.
He is right at home here too.

Love this little Paris dish to hold my watch and rings
while doing dishes.

And you know I have to have a little faux timer candle light
standing in a tall glass pedestal.

Stays on 6 hours and off for 18
then back on again at the same time each evening.
So cozy!

The coffee pot has found a new spot.
And before I go today, here's one more thing.
Below is a  framed plaque that is an old piece of artwork
in need of a redesign.
Most of the piece was great except the floral design in the center.
So I covered that part with a great black striped designer paper
then topped over that with a French graphic.
I cut the pattern for the area using tracing paper
pressed in place to form the pattern then used this piece
to cut the papers.
You know I've shared this very technical pattern technique before. LOL

After all is in place, then I brush over the papers with modpodge.

Once dry, I go over the solid white paper
with acrylic antique glaze by sponging it over the surface.
This gives an aged  look.
You can apply as much or little as you want to get the look.
Just make sure you have used the modpodge first
because if you sponge right over the paper
 it will be heavy and cover the graphic
or picture by soaking right into  the paper.

This hangs in a bathroom that I have been giving a little change to as well.
I'll share more of this room later along with the guestroom that goes with it.
So that's all for now friends.
I'll be gone today having some birthday fun for my day lunching and shopping with a dear friend.
See you soon.
Have a great weekend.
Celestina Marie



Nancy's Notes said...

Celestina, I love your vignette, it's just so pretty! I'm crazy about your Royal Stanford in black and white, I would love to have a set of those! I have one of those great canisters from Hobby Lobby, they are just too cute!
Have fun today!

Julie Marie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY today Celeste!... I hope you have a wonderful time with your friends and lots of yummy things to eat!!!... your little kitchen corner is so pretty!... love battery candles are so nice, I love them because with my allergies I cannot have real candles with scent, so those work great. Love all your pretty French~themed decor in there... black and white is so pretty together... xoxo Julie Marie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Happy Happy Birthday Celestina!! Love your new pretty! Have a great day!

1CardCreator said...

Happy Birthday Celeste! I hope you have a beautiful day. Lovely post today, love those roosters and the black and white theme too! ~Diane

Patti said...

What a beautiful vignette! Those plates are to die for...LOVE them so much.

I've been wanting to make some changes in my kitchen. Not sure what I'll do, but I am tired of the same old look. Maybe a trip to Hobby Lobby or the thrift store will yield some lovely finds for me.

Have a blessed day.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!
I love your vignette and the rooster is just lovely! We are due to get a Hobby Lobby within 2 miles of our home. I look forward to that.
All the best for a perfect birthday weekend. Mildred

Donna said...

Happy birthday, Celestina! Hope you have a day as beautiful as you are:) Love the vignette you created in the kitchen. The black and white plates are gorgeous! I need to get some of those flameless candles for sure! And your redo of the plaque is wonderful. Thanks for the great tip to age after decoupaging!!

Jan Hermann said...

I love the new Vignette, Celeste...especially the black and white transferware! Hoping you have a lovely birthday! ♥

NanaDiana said...

Oh- That looks just great with your changes. I sure hope I can find the coffee pot in its new home when I come to visit!;>)
I KNOW you have good taste because you have the same granite that I
What a good idea for that framed piece. I have one that has a bad edge that I need to do something with. That turned out great.

Have a wonderful Friday- xo Diana

Valerie-Jael said...

Happy Birthday! Beautiful work! Hugs, Valerie

Sola Scriptura said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a yummy piece of cake and perhaps a cup of tea?

Mari said...

Happy birthday sweetie ;-) love your counter corner vignette the rooster containers are perfect and how gorgeous is your toile plate...
Have a great Birthday and weekend ;-)


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Happy Birthday!! I love your country French vignette...

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Celeste!

Hope you've had a fabulous birthday!! Your redesigned vignette is wonderful. It's so fun to rework what we have. Your black & white plates are so perfect for your home. I always love roosters in the kitchen. They have such a great French look to them!

Have a grand weekend!!

Love & hugs, Edie Marie

Ginny said...


Createology said...

Happy Birthday Dear! Celebrating is a wonderful way to enjoy your day. How very fun to change up your vignettes. I adore your style. Love the framed piece. Happy Birthday Bliss...

farmhouse-story said...

happy birthday!! hope your day is wonderful, celeste! love your french decor:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Celeste! I love how you made over that picture. I have plans to go through some of my decorating books this weekend {while it snows} looking for inspiration.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Happy Birthday! Your French Country Kitchen vignette looks wonderful. Love all the roosters and French items you have there.
The picture is great - you did a terrific job.
Have a great weekend. We are getting our much needed rain. I am so happy.

Denise said...

Praying you have a very blessed birthday, love you.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your French country very pretty!! Happy Birthday...hope you had a great time out with your friend.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Yes, I do the exact same thing. I LOVE the black and white dishes!

deb said...

Happy Birthday!
I love the new Vignette! A very clean and neat look.
So that's what I'm doing wrong...put the modge podge on first...never could get the color light enough!!! Thanks for the tip :)

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday to you!
I love the black and white in your decor and wish I could spend more time re-arranging things that way. I used to do that on cleaning day when I was a stay-home mom. Now days I figure I am doing good when I just get the cleaning part done - lol!

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste and a belated happy birthday to you! I love your sweet vignette and every piece is so nice.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Old Time Cindy said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful and blessed day!

TexWisGirl said...

i like your rooster and the b&w plate. :)

thanks for finding my place and leaving a comment! really appreciate it! blessings to you.

Melanie said...

I like that corner in your French Country Kitchen too!I too enjoy making those little changes or tweaks when I am cleaning. Just a freshening up to go along with the cleaning and it makes the room feel brighter!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What a wonderful little corner in your kitchen. Those black and white plates are so pretty. I love what you did with that picture! laurie

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

P.S. So sorry I missed your birthday, Celestina. It sounds like you had a good day. Best belated birthday wishes. 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..