Saturday, January 31, 2015

Welcome Winter Whites

When you enter my cottage home, you are greeted by my hand painted white curio cabinet in the entry.

The color is a shade of antique cream and the same
shade I used on the kitchen cabinets when I painted those
last spring.
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I have loved this piece for 20 years and have filled it in many different ways and with many unique treasures.
Presently, I am so enjoying my pretty whites on display.
 With springtime on the way, it is light, fresh and reflective.
Above the curio, on the wall,
 I display my cross collection and the word faith,
which always stays aglow from the light coming through the window.
Inside are special treasures from family and friends.
Great Grandpa's pocket watch in a white base cloche, still set on the time he passed away.
It will forever be kept at this time.
Behind is a vintage platter along side a pretty white creamer.
I love the tones and different shades of white.
Hand Painted white birds sit atop a vintage white cook book of Miss Gimble's desserts and sweet winter plate just behind.
Small sewing drawer filled with white roses
 on a book box with vintage platter.
Beloved white pitcher and bowl,
hand created by my dear mother in 1980.

Italian made pitcher with a black and white cow.
Love this treasure!
Favorite treasure from a friend.

A reminder of the blessing
of special friends.






Near the bottom is a big eyed owl, Eiffel  tower
and many other sweet treasures.

Thank you for stopping by~
Wishing you a great weekend.

~Be Blessed~

Celestina Marie
XO


36 comments:

Stacey said...

What a beautiful spot! The curio is fresh with the white paint and I really like the collection of whites you have in it. The crosses are wonderful!

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

Celestina,
Truly a lovely piece filled with lovely things! Beautiful!!

Hugs,
Deb

Susan Newbigging said...

Celestina, I love how you displayed your crosses and that you have the word faith displayed with them.
Your curio cabinet is so pretty. I love all the beautiful white! Well done again, my friend!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Good Morning Celeste!

Your whites are so refreshing and easy on the eye. I love to see cabinets in white or black. Your antique cabinet is gorgeous! It has such beautiful lines.

Love love love your Grandfather's pocket watch in the cloche!! It reminded me that I purchased a small cloche for my Dad's pocket watch during the holidays to display it. My son, Russ, took the watch to a watchmaker and it was not repairable but is so beautiful.

Thanks for all the inspiration Celeste!

Love & blessings, Edie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Celeste, it is so fun to receive your post via email so early in the morning. Your faith wall is such a great idea. I think many of us need to have a space where we display concrete events that remind us of prayers answered, goals attained. Our lives and how we live them are the proof that faith has results. What a gorgeous white cabinet, and I love your grandfather's watch...and your mother's pitcher? SHE MADE THIS? You inherited gifted hands my friend. HAPPY WEEKEND! Anita

Donna said...

I just love all of your white treasures in your pretty curio hutch, Celestina! My very favorite is your great grandfather's pocket watch. My dad used to use one of those too. I'm trying to convince hubby that our hutch, which is very similar to yours, would look so much better painted creamy white!

Feral Turtle said...

What a pretty collection of treasures. So nice that they have such special memories! You have a great weekend my friend!

Valerie-Jael said...

A veritable treasure filled with wonderful mementos. Hugs, Valerie

Sola Scriptura said...

What a beautiful display of these treasures. Your collection of crosses are lovely!

Shelia said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, I love your pretty little curio and it's color. What a beautiful area to be greeted by when you walk through the front door. Love your collection of crosses on the wall and all of your treasures in the cabinet.
Have a beautiful weekend.
You're always a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Junkchiccottage said...

Celeste,
Your cross collection is gorgeous. Love the curio with all your special white treasures inside. Love that you have your grandfather's pocket watch how sweet it that. Have a great week end.
Kris

Jan @ Jan's Place said...

Oh my...this is so pretty Celeste! Your curio and all the "pretties" in it...reminders of the past and yet, what is to be! I'd love to be walking into your home and be greeted by you in this lovely, welcoming place.

Did you say SPRING is arriving soon? Well, tonight we get our first BIG snow storm - somewhere from 7-10"~!~

Hugs,
Jan ♥

TexWisGirl said...

a great little treasure chest. :)

Linda M. said...

Celeste, What a beautiful focal point. A space filled with memories and love. Thanks for sharing. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Deborah Montgomery said...

A lovely spot for your beautiful collection. How dear to have the pocket watch set to the time your grandfather died. That is a precious keepsake. And so is your mom's creation. Artistry runs in the family! Love the collection of crosses, too.
I love a collection of white, so serene.
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. xo Deborah

Art and Sand said...

Another blogger spoke of Winter Whites today. I guess much of the country is bathed in white today.

Beautiful white loveliness - my favorite is the piece with the cow!

Kathy Moreland said...

Very pretty! Love the watch!!

Sandi said...

Love the cow pitcher!

:)

Rue said...

So beautiful..... I think your great grandpa's watch is my favorite :)

xo

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh I do love it! Love the color especially. How cute the way you have displayed the sewing machine drawer. Again, I love the white.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste,
Oh the word faith, lovely ... A word that one without it has nothing, The curio is a beautiful shade of cream and I love your cabinets in your kitchen and love how you tie in your paint choices throughout your home, The collection of white crosses... stunning. I too collect white crosses mine are handmade papier mâché although my aren't in a group I am inspired by yours to now group them together.
The adorable cherub keeping guard, your Grandfathers pocket watch, priceless treasures. Thank you for sharing such beauty.
Xoxo,
Vera

1CardCreator said...

So much beauty always to behold in your home. You always find a new way to make it even more fresh and inviting! The crosses on the wall are beautiful. Hope you are staying warm! ~Diane

Alessandra said...

Your cabinet is gorgeous. I love all the romantic items inside. The cross collection is wonderful and the cherub is so adorable. Have a lovely week end
Kisses
Alessandra

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Celeste, what a lovely area! Your home is so pretty and very romantic! This area is no exception! Your collection of crosses is wonderful! What precious reminder of the sacrifice our Lord made for us! Your pitcher and bowl is a treasure! I know how you must miss your Mother. It's wonderful that you have so many special gifts in this cabinet! It's truly a beautiful area!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I really like all your pretty winter whites - but have a specially fond love for your pretty white stone birdies!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, white is such a pretty color anyway but something about it in winter just makes everything seem warmer as is evident in your pretty room..Happy Sunday..Judy

eileeninmd said...

Hello Celeste, your cabinet of treasures is beautiful. I love the collection of crosses and the cute white birds are adorable.. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Angélica D said...

Hi dear Celistina !! Que bello mueblo lleno de objetos preciosos .. Adore ese rincón lleno de cruces ...Espero que tengas un bendecido domingo
Cariños

lynn said...

love the cross collection, and your g-father's watch with the special time! beautiful entry spot, celeste!

Claudia said...

Hi celeste,
what a lovely and wonderful White Collection! This place looks so beautiful, you arranged all things with so much Love!
Wishing you a happy and blessed new week,
sending Love and hugs, my dear friend!
Claudia XO

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Dear Celeste,
What a lovely view one receives when entering into your home to that curio with all of your special treasures displayed so beautifully like your little birds and that sewing machine drawer filled with roses and not to mention your amazing collection of crosses which sit above on the wall.
All so serene and beautiful!
xox Suzy

Cynthia said...

Hi Celeste, where to begin, love the curio cabinet and collection of gorgeous crosses. What a great pocket watch to have from your grandfather. Sorry I am so behind.

Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I've thought about painting my corner curio white many times, Celeste. Right now it is still the oak as we got it. I'm not sure how the hubby would feel about my painting it, although I think that one day I am just going to do it. I saw my same curio on another blog and someone had painted white. It looked pretty good so I at least have some idea of how it would turn out. Yours is so pretty!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your cross collection...it's so beautiful on the wall above your cabinet. Love how you displayed the pocket watcher...it sure is a special family piece.
hugs,
Cindy

Laurie Ritchey said...

Such lovely collections. I love the way you have the crosses displayed. There are so many treasures inside the cabinet, and I enjoyed seeing all of them. What a wonderful way to protect and display family treasures.

Little Miss Maggie said...

I think my favorite of your treasures is your grandfather's pocket watch set to the time he passed. That is so sweet and sentimental.

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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..