Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Welcome to the Potting Bench~

Several years ago my talented son
built me this potting bench and surprised me with it for Christmas.
I can still see how happy he was, when he had me come out to the garage
to find this wonderful gift on Christmas Eve.
It has been such a blessing in my garden and I enjoy it so much.
Thank you RJ, I love it and I love you!
Each year, I am so excited to pot my flowers here
and plan my herbs to grow.
To the right I have started a climbing rose in ivy
from a knockout rose.
I found that you can train them to be a climber
and they do very well.
To the left is my hydrangea garden and just beginning to grow.
In a few weeks they will be 3 to 4 foot high.
Above those is a flower box Mr. CMDesign
made for me several years ago to place under my
vintage window painting.
I filled it with silk hydrangeas.
To the front of the climber, I have a pretty pink tea rose.
Lots of sun in this spot so they do wonderful
right in a pot.
This year I painted these sweet little herb markers.
I found these chalk board like shapes in the dollar bin at Michel's
and hand painted the herb names, glued on popsicle sticks
and brushed on some outdoor varnish.
Strawberries are growing and I can't wait for the first pick.
Pretty rose buds just fill the climber.
And this sweet stone robin watches over her nest in the ivy pot.
I think this one is calling for lunch~~
While this sweet garden angel shows her little bird white Impatiens,
and another is taking a springtime nap.
Best of all, my potting bench has a little fairy that loves to just hang around.
Yes, I so enjoy my garden's potting bench and all the wonderful
memories it has given me over the years.
Thank you for stopping by to visit today.
See you again soon with more from the spring garden.
Blessings always.
Celestina Marie
and thank you Deborah for featuring my boxwood wreath
from last weeks party.
Etsy Cottage Style




Jan Hermann said...

I love the potting bench your son made for you...and the window box Larry built for you, too! The sweet area of your garden where they are is just beautiful...and holds many memories for you. Ahhhhhh, how special!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your potting bench is wonderful. I never knew you could train knock out roses to climb!

Old Time Cindy said...

Hmmm...I think I'm missing out...I have daughters and they are not handy with a hammer. Great little area with lots of personality!

Sharon said...

What a special gift from you son!! I love it...and have always wanted one. One of these days!! Enjoy all of your beautiful plants...you have a green thumb!!

Kathy said...

Oh your garden gorgeous and I adore that potting bench. Give that young man a high five from me!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

I remember the post where your son gifted you the sweet potting bench.
You have a talented and thoughtful Son, just like yourself.
Your garden is delightful and loved seeing around it - thanks for showing us.
Happy week

Valerie-Jael said...

This is such a beautiful piece, with so much to see, and all combined to make a rich and fantastic harmony! Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Sola Scriptura said...

You have such a beautiful garden, and such sweet memories with the bench and window box. I wish you many happy, sunny hours in your garden this year.

farmhouse-story said...

beautiful garden spot and i love that your son built you the bench--so sweet! and i love your bird in roses painting, celeste!

debi o'neille said...

Beautiful garden and beautiful crafts. I may be adding an artsy section, sort of a how-to, to my blog soon too, but right now it's focused more on writing and authors. I love to paint, and my husband makes garden benches, which I either paint or distress, depending on my mood. :-) I'm your newest follower and it's nice to "meet" you. I'd love it if you'd consider being a guest on my blog sometime. No pressure, but think about it.
Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

The potting bench is wonderful; such a thoughtful gift from your son.
Your flowers, statuary, etc. look so nice and those herb markers are delightful. I know your garden gives you great joy.

Donna said...

I am in love with your potting bench and pretty garden "room" you've created around it! Your son obviously inherited your creative talents:) Love all of your gorgeous blooms, I am envious that you can grown hydrangeas!! And your garden fairies are so sweet. Oh, and I love your pretty painted window too. I can see why you love spending so much time in your yard!!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

What a lovely corner in your garden! It is so special that your son and husband made these for you. Our earliest flowers are just beginning to poke their heads out of the earth here. I can hardly wait for my flower beds this year! Have a good day Celestina.

Blessings, Deborah

Debbie Harris said...

Celestina, your garden is quite inviting, from the garden bench to the many beautiful flowers and then all your precious figurines that watch over the garden, just lovely! I needed a stroll through a garden this morning as we are long in waiting for the day we can do some planting. June 1st for us. Although, we have much prep work to do until then. :)
I try to have a new project every year and this year it will be a bird sanctuary by the creek that is beside our home.
Thank you for sharing your beauty.
Joy! Debbie

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful bench and garden too. So nice to see all the beautiful lush colors here! Love the close up of your pretty bird from the paned window box you made too. ~Diane

Unknown said...

Love this bird and roses! thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words of encouragement and wisdom. God bless!

Mari said...

Awww how sweet of your dear son to make you a potting bench for Christmas ;-) I love all your pretty blooms....
Love your window painted with roses just gorgeous my friend and your sweet little critters too ;-)


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such a beautiful spot in your yard, Celeste! I love your potting bench. If we hadn't moved, I had ideas of getting one for our yard at the old house. The roses are gorgeous and everything looks nice and healthy as it is growing. My hydrangeas are just sprouts right now, but I am looking forward to them filling out.

Down Blueberry Lane said...

I just LOVE this whole post. The older I get the more I love to garden. This has been a beautiful and inspiring post. Thanks so much!

Julie Marie said...

Oh I love your potting bench Ryan made for you!... and how priceless it must to you... all of your flowers and pots are just beautiful!... I LOVE those little herb markers you made!... and your flower fairy is so sweet... wow, you have strawberries already... yum!... glad you are enjoying gorgeous weather out at your darling potting bench... xoxo Julie Marie

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Your potting bench is so wonderful Celeste! All your personal touches make it look sweet and chic. You put things together perfectly!

Love & hugs, Edie

Denise said...

Such a beautiful place.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a great potting bench from a dear son how special is that. He loves you very much to make such a wonderful gift for you.
All of your flowers are beautiful and i so enjoy seeing all your lovely pretties.
I find myself staying in the garden a lot.
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend.

Anonymous said...

that is such an amazing gift, your son put so much love an thought into hat I am sure, it all looks amazing, magazine beautiful, all of it, I had to take a second look at the vintage window and window box, now that is beautiful, your ggarden is obviously well loved andd tended by you

Heaven's Walk said...

Wow, Celeste! What a beautiful potting area! I'll bet you spend many hours there potting up your gorgeous flowers! I had no idea that you could train Knock-Outs as climbers. Do you have any tips?? Love all of your sweet garden decor!

xoxo laurie

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the potting bench!! Your flowers are so pretty and I'm so jealous that you have strawberries already.

Blondie's Journal said...

I truly enjoyed having a peek into your garden, Celeste! Your son is very talented, he did a wonderful job with making your potting bench. What an act of love! I'm sure you smile whenever you look at it!

It's so exciting to see our plants get off to a good start. It's still a little cold here so I really enjoy seeing what others have to share on their blogs. Thank you!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

LOVE IT! What a gift...I want a potting bench! so perfect, love the herb signs. I bet you painted that last picture with bird and roses!!! Beautiful


Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wow what a treat to have your son make you something like that! I would cherish it forever! I didn't know you could train a knock out rose to climb! I like all your garden accents. You are way ahead of us here with your growing season. Happy Spring!

Melanie said...

You have a talented son! I can imagine that he was excited to share this gift! What a treasure to have! Love the stone bird too, so cute! Did not know that you could train a knock out rose to climb, learned something today!

Ginny said...

I do remember that potting bench! I am so longing to see flowers grow again! We had exactly two beautiful days, Easter and the day after. That is it. It is cold again, 40-50 and so far no signs of spring except for the frogs in the ponds, and some spring floral popping up here and there. I have not visited as my computer crashed and hopefully, it will not shut down on its own as it has lately and then I cannot get a picture on my monitor.
Frustrating at best. However, I hope it will last a bit longer until I can afford to buy a new computer...sigh....Always nice to visit your lovely blog, sister-friend!

Red Rose Alley said...

How wonderful that your son made you a potting bench. It looks sturdy and can hold many things. Your angels are sweet, and I love the little fairy. Your roses are coming along nicely, and the tea rose is so pretty. I look forward to growing a garden when we move to our final home. I hope it will be as delightful as yours. From your post and mine, we certainly are blessed with special sons.


deb said...

What a special potting bench! Gorgeous garden too. Love your birdies and sweet markers. Enjoyed seeing your peaceful garden :)


Our son's are talented! Yours with the potting bench and mine made me the arbor! AWWW...we are blessed.
Your flowers are so pretty. No flowers here, still too cold! So, I will enjoy yours!

NanaDiana said...

Your Ryan is a talented kiddo! I love your potting bench. He did a great job...and you did a great job of "dressing it". Your garden bits and pieces are all so lovely, Celeste. You are so lucky to be able to be working outside this time of year. I am jealous! xo Diana

Anonymous said...

My new French typography pots would look great on this beautiful bench. I had the PERFECT kitchen butcher block cart in our last home and I was so overwhelmed when we moved (first time in 23 years) that I just left it behind. I saw Susan from Between Naps on the Porch turn one into a potting bench and I nearly fainted. ;) Oh well, Mother's Day is around the corner. ;)

Anonymous said...

By the way, coming from your son must make yours so very special. I love it.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE the Potting Bench that your son made for you!!!!

So pretty!!


Aims Pyrex Passion said...

Hi Celest :^)
What a great treasure filled garden you have. Wonderful potting bench and window planter.
I have two old barn windows that have been turned into Jewelry displays. Knobs hold bracelets, hooks hold necklaces and rings. They're a lot of fun.

Have the Best Day Ever!
Aim xo

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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..