Monday, March 24, 2014

Springtime In Texas

This is the time of year in Texas
that likens to a temperamental mother nature.
 
Beautifully warm and gorgeous one day
and cold and windy the next.
 
Days when storm clouds hang low in the sky
and winter's grey days want so badly to stick around.
 
But soon the temperament softens and
grey days turn to blue skies and mild days.
 
So my Guy and I head further south in the lone star state
to work, play and relax.
 
Crossing the Colorado River, we know we are getting closer to
a calm and slower pace in a small town.
 
This week finds me creating and treasure hunting off the beaten path.
Taking me once again south in my beloved Texas.
 
 
Where the Blue Bonnets are blooming~
 
and the  Indian Paintbrush Flowers
grow side by side with Blue Bonnets for the prettiest contrast in wildflowers.


 
And when I 'm not taking in the gorgeous beauty of God's lovely creations,
I can be found treasuring hunting at some of my favorite
boutiques.


When taking a break, from the shopping (is that possible?) you can find me
 hanging out in our comfy digs
for the week.
New style décor adorned in
light and dark aqua,
with brown and a touch of lime green.
The color combo sounds awful right?~~~~but very upscale and beautifully styled.


The dining room overlooks the pool.
Still too cold for a dip, but so pretty to view.
 
So while I work on creating a bit of this and that,
we caught the RoundTop  huge flea market
beginning to set up and fill with vendors from
all over the country.
!!!!!!WOW!!!!!!
 the tents filled with every treasure under the sun
goes on up and down the road for miles.
 
I was fortunate enough to stop and do a little
junkin in spaces where vendors were ready to let us visit,
 even though the day was cold and very windy.
Vendors were working hard to tie down their tents
and secure the goodies from blowing away.
 
Still the true junkinette that I am,
braved the cold and wind to find a few treasures.
 
I'll be back next time to share those treasures when
they can be unpacked back in the studio.
 
In the mean time,
have a wonderful first week of spring
and I will be around to visit you as I can.
Miss you and see you all soon.
 
~Blessings and Blue Skies Be Yours~
 
Wishing you Southern DayDreams,
Celestina Marie
 
 
 
 




 


 
 
 
 


36 comments:

Sola Scriptura said...

I'm surprised how lovely the brown and shades of green look together. I wish you many warm spring days ahead!

1CardCreator said...

I love aqua and brown, the lime really brightens it up too! Glad you are enjoying your time away together. ~Diane

Denise said...

So glad you shared the beautiful pictures, enjoyed them. I am very happy that you and your hubby are enjoying some time away. Have fun as you continue to shop precious lady. I love you.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

How fun to take another get away, and visit Round top! I can't wait to see your junking treasures...Those shops looked like honey holes!!

Carol

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always loved seeing the fields of bluebonnets and all of the wildflowers along the highways! Happy Spring my friend! Enjoy your week!

Julie Marie said...

Oh Celeste, I hope you are enjoying your peaceful little getaway... it all looks and sounds so wonderful!... the Bluebonnets are so gorgeous as are the Indian Paintbrush... and those antiques markets look like so much fun!... your accommodations look beautiful as well... and how fun to visit Roundtop!... can't wait to see what treasures you found!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Will mail your package tomorrow!... thank you again!... xoxo

Laurie Ritchey said...

I can't wait to see what you found. This looks like the kind of trip I love - beautiful scenery and places to go junking. Roundtop is on my bucket list. Maybe some day I'll make it. What a neat place to stay. Very unique and fun. laurie

Patty Sumner said...

I can remember the beautiful Spring flowers of Texas.. My hubby went to seminary in Ft Worth.. He pastored in Oklahoma.. so the drive each weekend was full of beauty. Excited to see what you find at some of those great looking shops.. Have a great week. Blessings!

Mari said...

Oh how I wish I was junking along right there with you...lol....what beautiful pic's of your sweet Texas....
I hope you had a great time browsing around for your treasures my sweet friend..

Hugs~
Mari

Shelia said...

Have a wonderful time, Celeste! Such pretty snaps!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Donna said...

I'm so glad to hear you are having a nice time, Celestina! Those flowers are just gorgeous! Love them!! And lucky you to catch some vendors at Round top. I have read for years of that show, it sounds amazing. Can't wait to hear all about your treasures!! Safe travels:)

NanaDiana said...

What pretty country you have there, Celestina Marie. Just gorgeous. I am glad you found a few treasures as you relax and enjoy a bit of time away. Can't wait to see what you have found! xo Diana

cynthia lee designs said...


Looks like you had a wonderful time on the off beaten path while hunting for treasures in your beloved Texas!!
hugs,
Cindy

Kathy said...

Ahh, Bluebonnets, how beautiful!! Looking forward to seeing your treasures.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

So lovely that you and your best guy were able to take a trip away.
I loved seeing the pretty flowers and where you stayed.
Look forward to seeing your treasure you came home with.
Happy new week dear friend
hugs
Carolyn

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful landscape in Texas. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time and finding some treasures also.
Enjoy your trip.
Mary

Melanie said...

Southern Daydreams, what a lovely wish! The flowers are lovely! Sounds like you had a fun trip and can't wait to see what you have to show us! We are having similar weather here too. Yesterday was lovley and today the wind will start up and the cold will attempt to return. hopefully it will be short lived!

Jan Tanis said...

I love taking trips with you! You do a wonderful job describing things, it makes me feel as if I'm there! Love the photos of the flowers and everything else.

Nancy said...

I Love for the chance to get away and go somewhere cozy. I'll share our spot when the weather breaks ans we can get up the Icy Mountain path. In the mean time Celeste, I like the colors but what's with the Pink Neon lights? I have heard so much about Round Top would love to go there some day, Enjoy your time in Southern Bliss!

Huggs, Nancy

Robyn said...

Thanks for the lovely tour! I needed that so much this morning!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the Blue Bonnets and the Indian Paint Brush! Sounds like you are having a great time.

Beverly Dillow said...

You take such beautiful pictures! As a Texan, I have never been to Round Top. After reading your post, I'm anxious to go soon. Enjoy your trip and I can't wait to see what treasures you find!
Blessings on your day!
Beverly

Stephanie said...

Everything is so pretty! My aunt-in-law lives in Texas so she always sends me photos of the Bluebonnets - they are so lovely :)

Hugs and blessings!

lynn said...

love the blue bonnets! have a great trip, celeste! it's snowing here today:(

Linda P said...

Lovely pictures Celestina Marie. Everything looks pretty and yes, it is too cold for a dip here too. Love the flowers and your room just pops
So glad you can get away.....xo

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I have always wanted to see the beautiful spring flowers in Texas. Your pictures bring them to life and are just gorgeous! What a fun getaway you must have had! I would love to visit those antique places. Have a great week Celestina!

Heaven's Walk said...

Someday I want to travel to TX and see those beautiful blue bonnets in person. What an amazing color! And then, after that....I want to hit the Roundtop Antique Market! I've heart that that is THE place to find some great treasures! Hope you had a fabulous time, Celeste!

xoxo laurie

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina,
What a charming town this is. The flowers are showing its spring faces. The weather has been sunny here lately, and just tonight it started to rain hard again. Our weather is unpredictable too. I always wanted to visit Texas, and someday I hope to. I've heard about the Texas blue bonnets. I'm glad you had such a nice trip with your husband. And you got in a little shopping at the same time. :~)

love,
~Sheri

Maria Elena said...

Celestina, what a lovely trip! Everything looks so pretty! Have lots of fun!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a sweet town. Lovely photos of all the flowers in bloom. Nothing is as great as Springtime... New beginnings, all the "freshness".
I was lucky enough o find the soaps at Walmart, even in all the fragrances! I usually have trouble finding the right Purex laundry detergents. But hit the jackpot and cleared out 2 Walmarts when I won a years worth of Purex Mountain Fresh laundry scent. Finding the Purex Packets was a nightmare! Didn't realize most stores here don't carry Purex products, who knew?! Frustrating to say the least. Good luck finding the soap. I'm on the hunt for the Purex Limited Edition Crystals now.
*hugs*deb

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Celeste, The flowers are so colorful! Glad you found a few treasures to bring home. Sounds/looks like a wonderful trip. Blessings, Mildred

Melody Brown said...

Hi Celestina!
Wow, you have been busy. Love the 'new' look of the blog. All your creations are beautiful as always.

Dorthe said...

HAPPY dayes in a town filled with wonderful shops for treasure hunting,and even a big market ,too...what a lucky girl you are dear Celestina,- so good you had some quiet and lovely dayes off from home, to relax with your husbond. Oh yes ,treasure hunting is relaxing ,too :-)
Hugs from Dorthe, to you.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh what a lovely visual treat you have blessed me with.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Marcia said...

It's all so beautiful, Celeste. I'm off to Jan's but didn't want to click away without saying hello. I've been meaning to stop by for a visit, but it's been non-stop planning my daughter's birthday.
You are such a dear heart for pointing your readers over to Jan's, and she is indeed a wonderful blogging friend.
Enjoy your weekend!!
xoxo's

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina,
I was just over at Jan's blog and read her wonderful post about your shop. I browsed through your boutique, and I absolutely love the velvet red rose Paris box. Could you e-mail me, and I will send you my address info? I would love to have this to remind me always of my dear blog friend.

love,
~Sheri

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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..