Saturday, December 6, 2014

Simple Touches of Christmas

Hi Friends~
Hope you're having a good first weekend in December.
When I  shared with you my first post of Christmas decor a few days ago,
we were at the front entryway.

Well, I skipped to the second floor and a few simple touches of Christmas
in my guestrooms.

This room is done in shades of white, cream and neutrals.

The bells are from my vintage collection and I love them with all their aged patina.

This Santa is not old, but he sure looks like some from the 40's.

Sitting atop a white pitcher, is this sweet glittery Christmas bird.

Over the summer Mr. LJ  and I took a drive out to a country yard sale near our home.
I found this great old mantel and placed it in this room.
It's been so fun to decorate.

My guests love to stay in this room.

This Santa is a carved wood figure that I painted many years ago.
He has lots of glitter and looks right at home on the old dresser of white.

This rose colored Santa was another I created from a decorative design nearly 30 years ago.
He is made from a 2x4 with attached arms, face and sack on his back.
I sold so many of these over the years but before I ended creating these, I decided to keep two.
I have another in red, but would love to do these again in white.

I love this cross stitch hand created and framed by my dear friend Stephanie.
Love it!

A bowl filled with door knobs and locks instead of ornaments.

All sits in a tray on the breakfast table in this guest room.

Rag Heart Wreath with a small stocking hangs from an old wardrobe.

Sitting on the bed is a creamy suited Santa.

On the built in writing desk I have a tall angel and vintage framed graphic.

My dearest treasure is this darling musical angel.
She was my  mother's and plays Silent Night.
I can still remember when I was a little girl in the late 60's my mother purchasing this little darling
for 3 dollars to display in our home.
She just loved it ~ and so do I for the beautiful meaning and memories.
She has been well cared for and is in excellent condition. 
The  music box still plays beautifully.

I didn't put up a tree in this room this year. 
Just kept it light and simple.

Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy the weekend and see you again soon with more from down the hall.


Celestina Marie


The Cranky said...

Oh how beautiful Celeste, no wonder your guests enjoy the room so much!

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
your home is wonderful decorated with so lovely Ornaments!
Wishing you a wonderful and blessed Weekend too, my friend!
Love and hugs
Claudia xo

Sola Scriptura said...

Wow, what a delightful room! I love the story behind the musical angel. How dear the memory it reflects!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my goodness, Celeste dear....I just had a huge flashback because as a kid in the 60s as well, MY MOM HAD THE SAME ANGEL! I am about to cry....the memories are flooding back as I see this angel, and I can hear the song, and I can feel the texture of the material of the parents bought this at one of the five and dimes that unfortunately, don't exist anymore.

WOW. How God is good to give us a picture of the past through such simple things.

Your home is so warm dear friend, how I'd love to meet you. AND thank you so much for coming to our theatre event. We love to tell stories with our hands, don't we?

Such marvelous love here. Enjoy your weekend and thank you again for this flashback in time and of love. Anita

Debbie Harris said...

How very beautiful your decorations go with that lovely, lovely guest room. I can see why your guests love to stay in that warm and welcoming room. You pour your heart and love into the things you do, dear Celestina.

What a gift you have in your precious angel that once graced the home of your dear mother. Through memories we are blessed indeed.

Visiting here this morning was a delight in beginning my day!

Have a beautiful blessed week-end, my friend.

Much love, Debbie

Julie Marie said...

Your guest room is so dreamy Celeste... who wouldn't love to stay there!... love all your little bells, and your Santas are all so cute... love the pink one especially!... and your angel that belonged to your mama is priceless... those are the treasures we cherish the most and the happy memories that go with them... happy weekend to you, xoxo... Julie Marie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your Santa's, Celeste. Your guest room looks very inviting and festive.

Anonymous said...

A simple yet elegant room and the musical angel is such a treasure. Wishing you a blessed weekend.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So beautiful Celeste...I absolutely love your vintage silver bells!

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful, beautiful room, Celeste! It is gorgeous. I love all the little touches, too. That little rag wreath with stocking is just darling!!!! xo Diana

Jan Hermann said...

I certainly can see why your guests love to stay in this room! I want to stay in this room!! Loving all the peacefulness...


TexWisGirl said...

i like the sweet little burlap bird. :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Really beautiful Celeste. Love that you have the sweet musical angel that your mom had. What wonderful memories and a sweet treasure to have.

Dianna said...

Lovely, Celeste! I love the touches of pink here and there...and the cream colored pitcher!

What a blessing to still have the musical angel. Memories make it so special.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

That angel is so precious, and reminds me so very much of one my mother had when I was growing up! It's easy to see why your guests would love to stay in that room! It's so welcoming and full of beautiful, personal touches.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I also put Christmas/winter throughout our house. Sweet touches mean so much. I would love to stay an evening in your lovely guest room that has loving touches sprinkled throughout. The Santa on the bed is adorable as is all your Santa's. I wish I could leisurely walk through your home and visually soak up the beauty you surround your family with.
PS thanks for your visit to Violets play yesterday!

1CardCreator said...

Such beautiful things for the holiday! Sorry I have not been around. My daughter had her baby 3 weeks early, a beautiful little girl. I will catch up when I can catch my breath! Big hugs, ~Diane

Createology said...

Your guest room is the finest most welcoming space. With simple cherished vignettes the welcome is complete. I adore that you cherish the memories held within each beautiful item. Blessings and Bliss Dear...

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, your guest room looks so calming and restful. I can just imagine a guest feeling welcome there. Love your handmade Santas and the story behind the little music angel..Happy Weekend..Judy

Valerie-Jael said...

It all looks so fantastic! Enjoy! Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Celeste, what a lovely room! Your guest room is so inviting and serene! I'll be your guests never want to leave. Your Mother's angle is so beautiful; I know it is a treasure! I, too, treasure special things from my Mother; she passed away 24 years ago. I had china door knobs on my bedroom doors. When I saw your china knob it brought back so many memories. Your decorations are lovely! Have a wonderful weekend!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Such a lovely, restful room for your guests to stay in. I love the pink santa, and the santa on the bed, as well as that wreath. And lovely to have that angel still.
You have inspired me to put some Christmas touches in our guest room.

Blessings to you, Deborah

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, what a beautiful guestroom! I love all of your pretty Christmas touches and get ready...whoever comes to visit and stays in this room, they will not want to leave! :) Hope you're having a nice weekend.
Be a sweetie,

Grandma Linda's Daydreams said...

I love to visit your blog and see your warm,love-filled home full of meaningful decorations, that you've created or kept through the years. Mom's angel is so sweet, and the room looks so pretty and comfy, with the mantel display, and cute little breakfast table. It's delightful to visit your charming guest room all ready for Christmas! I love Christmas too! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful guest room! I love all of your special touches. I found an old silver bell at the thrift store the other day and put it on my coffee table with Christmas books. Oh...and I have one of your gorgeous Christmas stockings hanging on the knob of my nightstand...right next to my bed. (I need to take photos) Holiday hugs, Diane

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Celestina, no wonder your guests don't want to leave - it's beautiful. Love all the lovely treasures you have placed in the guest bedroom.
Have a great week my friend.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Very pretty! Of course I love the bird the most!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous room, Celestina! I can see why your guests love it so! The musical angel that belonged to your mom is a real treasure. And she is in excellent condition! I also love your pink robed santas, they are perfect for your guest room. So many beautiful touches, you truly are gifted:)

Beverly Dillow said...

Beautiful! I love the musical angel. How special to have something like that from when you were little that has such special memories. You are very blessed! Thanks for sharing!
Merry Christmas!

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh my...what a pretty room!! Love the bird in the nest on the white pitcher. Two of my favorite things...white pitchers and birds. I have white birds all over my Christmas tree and greenery tucked in beside my white pitchers on my book shelves.

Unknown said...

So pretty Celestina. Love every single photo. You have a magic touch and decorate so beautifully as always. Thanks for sharing.

Have a fantastic weekend.
Janet's Creative Cottage

Mari said...

Celeste your guest room look gorgeous all decked out for Christmas, but how special is your dear mom angel that is just priceless..


Red Rose Alley said...

Good Morning, Celestina,
I just loved this post showing all your Christmas décor. Your guest bedroom is charming. Those vintage bells look so old and pretty. The carved wooden pink Santa you painted is so special, and I like the creamy suited Santa too. You know, I was going to have white in my bedroom, and I didn't realize that whites and creams go together, but after seeing your bedroom, I can see that it does. I love those old door knobs. Your mother's musical angel holds so many memories for you. She is precious, and she plays Silent Night - my favorite Christmas song!

You are surely into the Christmas spirit, and I loved taking a peek inside your guest bedroom. Have a nice weekend, Celestina. We are getting our tree today!


Thistle Cove Farm said...

Celeste, my hat is off to you, what with all the decorating. my sister packed up my decorations and that's where they'll stay; there are too many other things to do and not enough of me -lol-.
I haven't lost the spirit though...Merry Christmas!

decorayadora said...

hi Celeste !! is beautifull decoration,que tenga una bendecida semana

sandys7118 said...

Gorgeous décor! I loved the rose colored Santa. This looks like a Faith Rawlins pattern I also painted years ago. I still have many of the old painting books. I paint and have for over 30 years too. Sad but our painting industry has seemed to almost stop. I remember buying a new painting pattern book almost once or twice a month. Now you hardly see any new instruction/pattern books out on the market anymore. Sad. But I will never stop painting.

Alessandra said...

This room is a paradise!I' d like to be a guess! It's such gorgeous! I love all the cream atmosphere and every single Christmas decor. The wooden pink Santa Claus is wonderful!!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I love your collection of Santas. And that bowl of door knobs! All the details....Everything is so pretty Celestina! I'd love to stay in this room. Simply beautiful.

Jillayne said...

I'm so entranced with your bells Celestina - I've never seen anything like them - are they Christmas bells? They look so wonderful there, together like that - more fabulous, yet simple decorating ideas. I am always so very inspired by your talent!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh No! Another beautiful guest room. If I came to visit, you'd have to have sheets on both beds, because I'd stay one night in one room and another night in the other. This is so pretty, and I love your mother's beautiful musical angel. What a treasure that is. What a great idea to hang a mantel on the wall, and you have decorated it beautifully. And oh! A little breakfast table in the guest room. How cozy and wonderful.

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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..