Thursday, December 4, 2014

Entering to Christmas

Hi Friends,
Well I know you are all decorating and decking your homes for Christmas.
It has been so much fun to visit and see your decor and the wonderful creative ideas you share.
I too have been up to the same and finished with a little Christmas in every room.
Many things I did not bring out this year, and many areas of my home I changed in new ways
when it comes to posting, where to begin??

So I will start right at the entry way and the front door.
This is actually after you come in.
I placed a berry wreath here with bells on the inside.
I'll share my porch in a later post.

This is the first thing you see when entering.
I change this area with the seasons.

This woodland Santa is one of my favorites and I have had him for years.
He stands in a wicker sled filled with little gifts and forest greens.

Next to the sled, I have a pine cone tree I created many years ago.

To the bottom shelf is a vintage tub filled with poinsettias.

Hanging on the window mirror are 3 vintage snowflakes hand created
by the mother of a good friend. 
I cherish these treasures.

Across the entry by the door is a cluster of woodland trees.
Topped with a rustic bird, deer antlers and cardinal birdhouses.
I found this special wooden bird in Roundtop, Texas this year.
It is wrapped in grapevine with a leather wing.

Sitting on a wooden sled with metal antler runners is my golden deer.
He is so special and greets all who enter.

Each rustic bird house has a little cardinal peeking out.

There's more to the entry, but I'll share it in upcoming posts.

In the meantime, 
my inspiration this year comes from a beautiful work of art I found for my sitting room
It is a painting by Dona Gelsinger from 2001.
The colors and theme just stole my heart.
Santa taking the time to stop and bring some treats for the woodland critters.
Isn't it gorgeous?
I love the deer, bunny and squirrel waiting for a treat.
Santa opens his bag of gifts to share apples along his way.

This hangs over my sofa and I will share the rest with you next time.

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon.

Celestina Marie
p.s. stopping back to invite you to visit my 
She is having a blog giveaway and offering an item from me.
Pay her a visit and tell her hello
if you enter, good luck!!


The Cranky said...

Popping over from Cattails, lovely to meet you!

Jan Hermann said...

Oh I love the artwork - the colors are so soft and the animals with Santa waiting for their treats is adorable. Your decorations must be truly beautiful in person - because they are in the photos. ♥

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Celeste. I have been anxiously awaiting photos of your woodland theme Christmas! You have been busy! It is all so beautiful. I love the crocheted ornaments, especially. The artwork is very sweet. Wishing you a nice day.

Dianna said...

You have such a beautiful home, Celested. Your entry way is decorated in such good taste. I will be looking forward to seeing what Christmas cheer you've spread to the other rooms!

Julie Marie said...

Dear Celeste... your woodland Christmas is just beautiful... you know me and my critters!... love your painting of Santa feeding those little sweeties... one year, I sent out Christmas cards very similar to that... all God's creatures need a special Christmas too!... and your woodland Santa in the sleigh is adorable... love your tree with the little Cardinals peeking out of their birdhouses... and I know how special Cardinals are to you!... and those handmade snowflakes are gorgeous... thank you for showing your warm and cozy home for Christmas... as always, it is just lovely... xoxo... Julie Marie

Theresa said...

Hi there, I am stopping by to say HI from Mildred's place, Cattails:) Love all of your gorgeous creations! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Valerie-Jael said...

This all looks so beautiful Celeste, like a fairy tale! Hugs, Valerie

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

So pretty Celestina! I love the woodland theme. And the artwork is a perfect starting point. Love the snowflakes and especially the rustic bird. Pretty Pretty!
Looking forward to seeing the rest!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my friend, it is so fun to visit you on this cold morning as I get in gear to plan my teaching day. I cannot wiat to attempt to take pictures of , y very sparse but lovely decor. Upir home is perfectly arranged!!!!!! Much love to you, anita

Cranberry Morning said...

What a fun visit to your blog! The items are all so pretty. Everything looks warm and inviting!

Anonymous said...

All is calm, all is bright. So pretty, Celeste. Love the bells on your door, and the crochet snowflakes are beautiful.
I have not brought out one single Christmas decoration, just taking my time while I breathe in the magic across my bloggy friend's pages. Have you ever wanted to create so much that you don't know where to start? ;) You're all so inspiring to me.
Can't wait to see your porch.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Just beautiful Celeste! I love the woodland theme, starting with the Santa in your entry, the cardinal birdhouses, the deer, and that lovely print of Santa giving out treats to the forest creatures.
You have done a lovely job, and I'm looking forward to seeing more.
Wishing you a beautiful day, Deborah

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, my, everything looks gorgeous. Am I not surprised? I love your inspiration art piece - it's so pretty. Love how you've decorated your entry and the trees! Can't wait to see more.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

What a beautiful settings to greet everyone and put them in the spirit. Your vignettes are so lovely. Bells on the door and your deet. looking forward to seeing more. Bring it on.....xoxo

TexWisGirl said...

i like the rustic bird house. :) i have a few of those starched snowflakes - made by my sis many years ago.

Debbie Harris said...

I have been waiting to see what I knew was going to be just beautiful, Celestina!
Every room in your home would be a delight to be around.
I too love to decorate every room. We have to move things out just to make room for the holidays, but so worth it.
I look forward to seeing some of your other lovely decorations.
Have a blessed day.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Your entry is so cozy and inviting Celeste! My guy loves that sweet woodland Santa in the sleigh. He has a collection and has now passed some of them on to our sons. He always looks at the eyes to see if it's a "real" Santa! Yours is!!

I love seeing how you decorate your home and I know you wont disappoint us this year! Sending you lots of Christmas love...

Blessings, Edie & Marie

Stephanie said...

I love how you add a special touch to each little nook and space in your home. I can imagine anyone that walks into your home is immediately filled with a sweet calm.

Simply beautiful, my friend. Hugs to you!

Crissi said...

Oh very nice Christmas decoration - beautiful home!
Hug Crissi

Patty @ That's So Pretty said...

It all looks so beautiful Celestina

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
your decorations are wonderful ! I love this Santaclaus!
Enjoy decorating every place in your wonderful home!
Seinding Love and hugs,
Claudia xo

Gosia said...

wow a very talented and creative woman . Love from Europe. Gosia

Karen said...

Your decorations are lovely. Thanks for sharing them. I came over from Mildred's blog! Merry Christmas.

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

I am popping in from Cattails. Your decorations are beautiful.

Sola Scriptura said...

Your Christmas decorations are as beautiful as I imagined!


I do love the santa & friends picture. You have a lovely home.

Cynthia said...

Celeste your accessories for Christmas are pretty. Love the Santa and sled. Putting finishing touches on our Christmas decor


Mari said...

Oh Celeste your home looks so warm and inviting for the up coming holidays....and oh so cozy.....


Stacey said...

Everything at your house is beautiful and festive. I know your friends and family will love it right as they walk in the door. What a treat!

Thank you for your sweet comment about my mantel. :)

Createology said...

Precious inspiration art piece of Santa. Every vignette you create is magical and beautiful. I feel calmer from visiting and I thank you. Sharing Joy and Jingles...

farmhouse-story said...

your entry is so warm and festive, celeste:) the vintage snowflakes are really sweet!

Donna said...

What a beautiful and festive entryway, Celestina! Your rock wall is the perfect backdrop for all of your pretty Christmas treasures. The santa in the wicker sleigh is just perfect, I've never seen one just like him! And I love the reindeer too, he is so neat! I also love your woodland theme, you've tied it all together beautifully. Can't wait to see more!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Girlfriend you are putting me to shame with all of the great posts you are churning out! Your house is of course gorgeous and ohhh the santa feeding the animal pic is adorable and the crochet snow flakes!!! I took a peek at your last post in Etsy...What great wares you have to sell, that sled and window are gorgeous!


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Looks like you are off to a beautiful start..and love that painting too!...such a great piece of inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Celeste, you have a beautiful home and your Christmas decoration add the icing on the cake! I adore your painting- it's precious! You have so many beautiful ornaments and accents! Thanks for sharing your holiday entrance with us!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your woodland Christmas d├ęcor...everything is so pretty!!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

The painting that served as your inspiration is heart warming. But the magic you have created in your home is breathtaking beauty of comfort and joy. You can tell lots of love dwells in your home.

Art and Sand said...

I wish I could visit in person because everything looks perfect.

Enjoy each day of this special season.

Art and Sand said...

I wish I could visit in person because everything looks perfect.

Enjoy each day of this special season.

Crissi said...

Hi Celestina Marie, I thank you for your visit and your kind words.
Wonderful weekend and dear greetings
Hug Crissi

Maria Elena said...

Your home looks gorgeous. Beautiful Christmas decorations! Have a great weekend! Maria

Alessandra said...

Very pretty everything! I love the woodland theme. The tree with the bird houses is my favourite! So nice and sweet!!!Your home looks gorgeous

Okio B Designs said...

Your house looks beautiful! Love all of your festive touches.


must love junk said...

So pretty! Love your woodland Santa!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, it looks so pretty. All your little touches really connect with that beautiful work of art. .Happy Weekend..Judy

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

I loved having a little peek into your beautiful home all looking so magical for Christmas.
The painting with Santa giving gifts to the woodland critter is precious.

thanks for showing us around dear friend and wishing you a happy weekend

Brandi said...

Your house is so beautifully decorated for Christmas. Everything looks so cheerful. Thank you for the holiday tour.

Old Time Cindy said...

Love, love that painting! It is so sweet and perfect for setting the holiday mood.
Farmhouse hugs,

Red Rose Alley said...

I am lovin' all the red on here today, Celestina. Although I love silver, red is the traditional color for me at Christmas time. That reindeer with the red bow, how beautiful. And the sweet red bird warmed my heart. There's just something about red birds. You have creative ideas when decorating with a great sense of style. Love it all.


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Another gorgeous vignette. I want to come visit your home at Christmastime.

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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..