Monday, January 26, 2015

Rediscovered Treasures and Home Junkin

Hi Friends~
Hope you enjoyed a nice weekend.

It warmed up here to the upper 60's and was a beautiful couple of days.

I've been going through my stash of goodies
and discovering old treasures still waiting for a redesign.

Like this metal accent table.
It was a yellow sort of color in it's old life before I gave it a coat of 
creamy lace chalk paint.
With a little distress and added aqua stencil,
it has taken on a little beachy sort of look with the shell styled accent on all sides.

It could be perfect along side a chair to place a cup of tea.

Well it was in my etsy shop and found a good home in New Jersey Saturday
so it's on it's way to the east coast!

Then I came across an old crate I've been wanting to paint and got it completed too.

I gave this piece a coat of lace chalk paint except the two sides which got a coat of  light Parisian Grey before the stencil done in charcoal grey.
I lightly sanded over the words to give a time worn look.
To both handled ends,
I did the reverse look with the French stencil design in the grey and the background lace
chalk paint.

It's hard to see in the pics but it has lots of distress all around. 
I wish the grey showed up in the pics, the contrast is really pretty.

Perfect to hold storage in a decorative way.

See the book in the crate?
It's called Rediscovered Treasures
and one of my favorite source of inspiration.

Here's a few pages from the inside.
Written by:
Ellen Dyrop and  Hanna Kristinsdottri
who share their unique style for creating with found treasures
and inspiring displays.

Lovely examples of vintage decor~

Cabinets of treasures and old photos~

Ways to use vintage trays and plates~

Interesting storage and shelving~

Rustic meets gorgeous when displaying this tea pot vignette on an old stool~

A pretty heart hangs on a chair~
Love this!

It's amazing what I'm pulling out of my store room of stash.
The room next to my studio is a store room with lots of shelves to hold goodies after I find them.
You know you got to put the stuff somewhere before you create with it~right?
I'm not fond of clutter sitting around in a mess so this room works perfectly.
Only thing, I put it away so good, I forget what I have.
Do you every do that?

My plan to go junkin the last two weekends didn't work out
but I feel like I still had a good pickin day right in my own storage room
and it got a good cleaning and straightening out too.

Have you rediscovered any treasures at home lately?

Wishing you Southern DayDreams.

Thank you for stopping by.
~Be Blessed~

Celestina Marie


Also I want to welcome all new followers.
Several  of you I have tried to visit back 
but your following has no link 
and there is no way to find you without leaving a comment.
Thank you so much for joining and visiting.


Tete said...

Oh, do I have your make overs and I have 4 crates like that that I used to use at shows for display. One is above the washer and dryer and the other 3 are in the shed.
Wish we were in the 60s! I would have been outside playing.

Old Time Cindy said...

You do lovely work so I'm not surprised that your little table has already found a new home. Thanks for sharing your book. I'm going to look it up. And don't get me started on what goodies I have stored and forgotten about. That's the life of a picker/hoarder, isn't it? And it is kind of fun to rediscover treasures within your own home.
Farmhouse hugs,

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, these treasures are just that treasures! Wonderful alterations, they now look so desirable. Hugs, Valerie

LJS said...

Celestina, Nice work, WOW! The look of each item pops french country.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh I do that, put stuff away and forget where it is!!!! I love the term rediscovered treasures, thats lovely

TexWisGirl said...

very cool to find 'stuff' stuffed and waiting in your own home. :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning, celeste!!! I too have rediscovered some oldies but goodies in my basement and have either repurposed them or sold them it is fun to see these items in a totally diferrent way after thet have been stores! And that darling accent table is so great for the warm mknths ahead. Have a beautiful bright day out where you are! Anita

Linda M. said...

Hello Celeste, Your table and wood crate are beautiful. I love to rescue and revive too. I've started to play with chalk paint, I have a small child's school chair to R&R. I'm stuck on, what to do with it though. I also love your photos with the blue corner tapes. You are always an inspiration. I'm trying to post again. Joyous Wishes, Linda

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous, no I mean GORGEOUS! you have such a talent for turning the mundane into something spectacular! Take care my sweet friend. ~Diane

Okio B Designs said...

I have that book too! My mom gave it to me a couple of years ago and I love it. And I'm smitten with that table and crate. Loooooove!


Donna said...

Your painted and stenciled table turned out beautifully, Celestina. I'm not surprised that it sold so quickly! Love your crate, too, what a perfect makeover. That book sounds like it would be right up my alley! I will have to check it out! I always have a stash of treasures in the making stashed in the house, too:) Happy creating!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Good morning from snowy Ohio! Trying to find the white swans that live on Golden Pond is like playing "Where's Waldo" today. It's cold but gorgeous!

Your table makeover is beautiful Celeste! I can sure see why it flew out of your shop. The colors on the storage crate are perfect. Great designs on it to make it speak French.

The book in it sounds so wonderful. I've got to find a copy of it for inspiration. Love the little candle clip on the edge of the plate! Who knew?? Thinking outside the box is part of the battle of creating new things isn't it? You're so good at that Celeste!!

Have a great week - blessings & love,

Anonymous said...

It's a cloudy day i Georgia and a wee bit cool. I'm not surprised your table found a home; it's gorgeous! I also adore your crate! Your vignette shows the possibilities of how it can be styled! I'm not familiar with this book; it looks lovely! Thank you for sharing it! You are so talented! I just love everything you paint and make! Thank you for sharing your gift with us! Blessings!

Sola Scriptura said...

You sure do keep yourself busy. Your creations are always beautiful.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, love your painting on table and box. That looks like a very good book and I am looking for something I put away so well, I don't know where it is. Should have made a road map..Happy Monday..Judy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, your painting on table and box is really pretty. Looks like a book I would like and I'm looking for something I put away so well, I don't remember where it is. Should have drawn a road map!..Happy Monday..Judy

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your projects turned out wonderful. That looks like a great book.

Rue said...

Oh Celestina.... your blog is just as beautiful as it always has been and I'm so glad you found me!

Beautiful creations as always :)


Dianna said...

Celeste, you are amazing! I love the way you give new life to things...I particularly like the crate! And that heart shaped pillow in the picture of your book is adorable!...especially with it hanging on the chair back.

Thank you so much for sharing your finds...and you didn't even have to leave the comfort of your own home!

xo Dianna

20 North Ora said...

Two beautiful pieces. Your work is beautiful. I have that book and love it. So many inspirational ideas.


Createology said...

Lovely pieces you found in your own treasures. Sometimes it is much more fun to hunt for treasure right in our own spaces. And we amaze ourselves with what we find...priceless!

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
so lovely things you redesigned! I love the little table and the wooden box, just wonderful! Thank you for sharing! The book also looks so wonderful and interesting!
Wishing you a wonderful and blessed new week,
Love and hugs,
Claudia XOXO

Alessandra said...

Wow! Your painting on the table and the box is wonderful! I love their new life. You are so talented, my dear friend and you always inspire me a lot.That book sounds very beautiful.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Celestina, the little table is so pretty. I'm glad it found a good home. The paris crate is perfect for pretty storage. The book has some great ideas on the few pages you shared. I know the whole book has to be so inspiring! I tend to clean up quickly... so yes, I lose some of my stash only to discover it later. That's where shopping the house becomes fun.
Hugs friend!

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, I'd love to go through your stash as you have some lovely thing. I adore that little table and what you've done to it. I know it will be loved in it's new home. The crate looks wonderful too. I would have never thought to have done that to it. The book does look like it's full of inspiration! You really don't need any ideas - you're the most talented one! Thank you always, dear one, for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Feral Turtle said...

You really have such beautiful stuff in your stash!! Love what you did with the table and that crate is gorgeous!!

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Oh Celestina, you are so talented and skillful. Lovely work!
Thank you for sharing and inspiring! :)

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Dear Celeste,
Running behind on reading posts, sorry... but I am here and love this share. I too save pieces for future projects and always enjoy seeing the beauty you create with yours.
60 sounds like heaven, we are dealing with snow.

Ana Love Craft said...

Beautiful creations, Celeste! This book seems to be fabulous! Thank you for sharing!
Hope you have a wonderful week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

My thrift store addiction said...

Hello, I hopped over from Roses of Inspiration! I love your upcycles--gorgeous! Blessings, Cecilia

ANNE said...

how pretty! I love the crate and all the goodies you shared. That heart is so darling...

Conniecrafter said...

great projects to give these new life!!

Stephanie said...

Oooh, your crate and everything in it is beautiful! I admire you and those that enjoy painting. I always tell myself I am going to get into it, but just haven't yet... Your creations always amaze me, sweet Celeste. You have a special gift.

Love and hugs to you, my friend!

Debbie Harris said...

Hello Celestina! I seen to be following my dear Stephanie with my visits. :-)
I've been out of circulation this past week with some health issues, but I wanted to do a little visiting before the night was over, and boy am I happy I made it here.
Oh everything is just lovely! Your box is gorgeous with a soft romantic appeal to it. I must check out that magazine, thank you for sharing it with us.
Sometimes I just need a little push with inspiration. I certainly have treasures to play around with. :-)
You always bless my heart when I come for a visit.

Sweet blessings to you.

deb said...

I hear ya about finding things you forgot you have. Not sure if I will ever make it to the bottom of my Treasure Pile...but that's a good thing when sales are slim pickens ;) You did an amazing job on that sweet table and love the crate too! I've currently let my pile sit and am moving on some of my own goodies. Sometimes I just feel smothered, I'm sure I'll regret it when they sell ;) New Treasure will more than likely take it's place. LOL

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

CELESTE MY DEAR! I just saw your, your temperatures are WILDLY WARM! OK, our earth is going berserk! We did not get the storm that the east coast got; our dear and former home: BOSTON got hit the worse! Oh, enjoy the thrill of warm weather, and start planning that garden! Much love and thank you ever so much for gracing my comments page and keeping it alive. It means so much to me! XOXOXO Anita

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I simply adore your treasures! You are such a great designer. Is there anything that you can't do? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So happy that the beautiful table found a great home!...and I need to get that wonderful book of inspiration!!!

miss b said...

The crate is beautiful and a pretty way to have some open storage. I've said it before, but you are so creative. A simple crate transformed like that. The book is certainly full of inspiration. I love vintage china and I have a couple of tiered cake stands which belonged to my husband's Granny.

Connie said...

Nothing is more fun that trash to treasure posts. I love seeing old objects that others would dis-guard bought back to not just a new life, but an enchanting and charming new life. You sister, know how to do it and do it right:) You certainly have that magic touch. Great post!
Thank you for sharing.
Connie :)

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful creations! I especially love the crate, and how you styled it. The book looks like a wonderful source of inspiration.
Ihave lots of stuff to work with, too, so it's better for me to stay away from the craft stores right now. But a junkin' trip? That's hard to resist! Hope you get to go soon.

Marilou said...

Hi Sweetie,
Just thought I would stop by and add you back to my blog list, Google lost my complete reading list in my dashboard so Im adding my favs one at a time! Don't know if my pic will show up, but Karen said it would eventually:)
Hugs and love Marilou

Scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful, wonderful table. Amazing work!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

you have such a good eye. That table turned out so pretty, and I love the crate too. I look at what you do, and I feel so inspired to turn some of my junk into treasures. Then reality hits, and I remember I don't have enough imagination or vision to make my junk into treasures. Sigh. laurie

farmhouse-story said...

your table is darling, celeste! and i love the crate-i just pinned a tutorial on how to make a crate like this:) the book looks full of fabulous ideas-i'll look for it! have a great day!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love your table and crate makeover! I used to stencil a lot in the 80's and I still love the look. I go picking in my own home a lot and always find treasures!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the table and the crate...both turned out so pretty!! I've been going thru things in my sewing/craft room...trying to figure out what to keep and what I might not need anymore.

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... this post JUST now came through my dashboard, yet I see comments from way back on the 26th, not sure what happened?... anyway, I love your rediscovered treasures!... and that book looks fabulous!... going to try to find one... I love shopping at home too... your shabby crate is my favorite!... xoxo... Julie Marie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the way you did that crate, Celeste! That could be quite a versatile piece holding pillows, magazines, even toys for the grand. : )

The table is a great size. I need to find something about that size (top-wise) to hold my hubby's humidifier in the bedroom. I'm hoping to hit Goodwill this coming week and getting something I can paint. We checked out Home Goods and their least expensive tables were $60.00! I think I can thrift something for less than that (including paint).

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

The table looked great and I am so happy that it found a good home. Love the crate - looks wonderful.
I have been in the cleaning mode and I am finding things I didn't know I had.
I took a large entry hall closet and made it into a dish room and organized everything by season. I still have tons of dishes in the garage and I need to get in there and get that organized or give away. So glad that you got your storage room re-organized so you can find things. It's just like going shopping and finding the items all over again. I am trying to down size so things are easier.
Have a wonderful week dear friend.

Cynthia said...

Celeste I'm loving that table. The curved legs are fantastic. Super great treasures.


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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..