Friday, January 9, 2015

Winter at Home

Hi Friends!
Do you feel like January is the "in between" month?

The time between Christmas and the countdown to spring?

Perhaps you are already counting the days till spring.

For most, we are already tired of the cold~
 even though it has barely shown it's fury.

As I look out the kitchen window,
 it looks sunny,
but the air is a bitter cold  here in north Texas.

I know many of you are having  below 0 temps
which makes our 16 degrees seem
like a heat wave.

I like to enjoy the cozy time "in between" at home.

The last of the glitter is vacuumed away
and Christmas decor hibernating for another year.
The new year rang in 
and already the first week has come and gone.

I am back to my creative routine filling the shelves in my shop.


Trying to re-spark my creative muse can be a challenge.
The ideas take time to arrive and flow.

In between, it's winter at home!


White views brighten the dark corners.


Vintage treasures inspire many ideas.


Lacey white bring sweet dreams.


and I'll try and catch them as they shadow into my day.


The masters of music


bring a new rhythm


and the little bird sings a new song.


Shimmering snow~ 

 is the title for my new winter throw.

Crocheting  white lace with sparkle is keeping my hands busy,
when the paint brushes finish for the day.

 Yes,  it's snow and ice and everything nice.

It's the "in between"

Winter at Home


Have a special weekend.
Celestina Marie

49 comments:

Dianna said...

Your winter throw you are working on is beautiful, Celeste. I love the sparkle running through it.

Everything looks beautiful in your home. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Hugs

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful throw, Celeste! I have some creating I'd like to do - I have the idea/plan I just need to sit down and craft a bit. : ) I also signed up for a swap. I like to try and do that after the new year starts hoping that will get the creativity flowing. I think my problem is there are so many things I'd like to do that my mind gets overwhelmed with where to begin!

Patty Wiles said...

Celestina, I can't wait for Spring to get here. It has been very "COLD" in NC. This time last year we had a cold snap just like this year. My pipes froze in the master bath for about 8 hrs but thawed Thank the Good Lord! Your creativity is inspirational and I love all things White. Have a great weekend.
Patty@thatssopretty

lynn said...

your winter whites are charming! and the throw is looking so beautiful with the bit a sparkle, celeste:) stay warm!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

It's freezing here today! A good day to get some things done inside. Celeste, that blanket is so pretty! And your photographs are beautiful. Very winter like. Have a creative day friend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dear one. Yes, we have been having minus 40 weather, and yesterday, there were 586 car accidents. It also took me two hours to drive home from work. I am looking forward to spri g, but any time an artist li, es you celebrates the beauty of winter and of waiting, it brings a whole new light to this month of cold. ! Jch love, anita

TexWisGirl said...

all your lovely winter white. :) like the dreamcatcher. very nice!

i just noticed your sweet pup on your sidebar. awww...

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I don't know what to call January except exasperating! LOL... It has arrived with a bang up here, but I knew it would and since the holiday's were so calm I just figured we were up for something soon! I live for spring and the rebirth of all the plant life nature has to share with us! As I age I have less and less tolerance for the cold winter m onths but I just have to keep busy inside like you are. That throw in the sparkly white yarn is so pretty!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Such pretty winter whites. So perfect for this time of year. Your crocheted throw looks beautiful.

Jan Tanis said...

I love all your winter whites...especially the throw you're making. That is so pretty. And it keeps everything light, airy and bright!

January has arrived with bitterly cold, windy and snowy days! I'm ready for spring! The pups runs out of the house to do their job and right back in...no playing or running around out there for them either! Expected high today 16° and tomorrow's high 10°. Ugh. I've been hunkered down in the house...playing more on my NEW blog and posting on it and the Devotions blog I started too! Stop on by...

Hugs,
Jan ♥

Julie C said...

Hi Celestina, I love how January is the quiet month after having everything so busy from November and December. I LOVE your crocheted blanket you are making! It will be beautiful when finished. Have a wonderful weekend.
Julie

Dorthe said...

Hello and thank you for a most beautiful post, dear , -all the white in your home, is so lovely, and your throw will be a fantastic handmade piece.
The pillow in the one photo is just amazingly beautiful, too.
Here it is also not real winter yet!!! Mostly raining and storming a lot!!
But lets enjoy the -in between- to not forget to live here and now .
Hugs from Dorthe

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

Coming to your blog and enjoying all the beautiful things you share is a great way to spend some of that in between time!
You have such a eye for beauty!
Lisa :O)

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, I LOVE your "in between" Winter at Home!..You have so many wonderful onrmanets and treasures, so lovely to see! And your chrocheting white lace looks wonderful sparkely!
Here it is very mild, just like springtime and very stormy.... but, next week, winter will coma back they said ....
Have a wonderful weekend, my friend, and stay warm and cosy :O)
Love and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Sola Scriptura said...

Your winter throw is gorgeous! The pattern is beautiful and I love the sparkle :)

Stephanie said...

Hi sweet Celeste! Your Winter throw is gorgeous and I love the little bit of sparkle :)

Also, your pillow with the lace is stunning - did you make it?

Happy weekend, my friend! Hugs!

Pyrex Passion said...

Your shimmering snow throw is beautiful. Your creativity is never ending.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a beautiful and peaceful post. Enjoy your in between time! Hugs, Valerie

Julie Marie said...

Oh Celeste, your "in~between" time looks so beautiful!... I am already in full Spring mode after the severe winter weather we had over Christmas, and I was sick with the flu besides... I have to admit, winter looks pretty, but I am a Spring~Summer girl!... just this morning I was looking at my little Texas Bluebonnets painting you did for me and thinking about your time at The Prairie... and Cornflower Cottage that you stayed in... I already have some cornflower seeds to plant for this year!... enjoy your in~between time, xoxo... Julie Marie

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Hello sweet Celeste,

I too during the winter months (especially January) embrace snow and ice, whites and creams in our home. But this January I am clinging to white Puffs Plus while I am still battling Bronchitis from the flu.

Your shimmering snow crocheted throw is beautiful.
Stay warm, be well...
Sending love,
Vera

Rose L said...

I am in love with the angel and bird! You are so talented to use so much white yet make it feel warm.

Angélica D said...

Hi dear celestina !! Que bonito cojín .. Y hermosas imágenes del invierno ..Que tengas un entretenido fin de semana
Cariños

Linda Walker said...

Celeste, your photos are like a candy shop for the eyes on this cold winter day! The throw is going to be beautiful and the yarn is so pretty with that little sparkle. All your white treasures are so special--I love the cherub, the little bird and the pitchers to name a few! So funny how our tastes change because I find myself drawn to everything in shades of white. So you can imagine the little feast my eyes just had with your post. It's a bit warmer today but we were at 20 below yesterday and we had some snow this morning. Looking forward to spring! Have a great weekend!
xo
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Debbie said...

The throw you are working on is just beautiful, Celestina! LOVE the sparkles running through it!
Perfect for keeping you cozy during these long winter months.
Debbie
xo

Cynthia said...

That throw is beautiful. It's very cold here too. Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm

Cindy

Createology said...

Beautifully written post. This is a time for hibernating and staying warm and cozy. Crocheting your sparkly white throw is a wonderful way to pass the time "in-between". Creative Bliss and Warm Cocoa Hugs...

The Rose Room said...

Happy New Year lovely Celeste xo

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, Love your rendition of Winter at Home and that throw is absolutely gorgeous..Happy Weekend..Judy

Donna said...

Your wintery whites are so pretty, Celestina! I love your lacy curtains, they are just gorgeous! And I do believe your temps are downright balmy compared to ours:) While I'm not crazy about the cold, I do love cozying up at home. No holiday preparations, no weeds to pull, just enjoying nesting. Keep warm!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your lacy throw is just beautiful! I've never learned how to crochet, but it's on my list of things I'd like to learn. I'm surprised that it gets that cold in Texas! I guess we're all in a deep freeze right now. Enjoy your indoor creative time!
Vickie

Alessandra said...

Ohh...the throw you are making is so adorable! I love all your winter whites, the beautiful pictures and the sweet winter atmosphere in your gorgeous home.Stay warm.
Kisses
Alessandra

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Celeste, you've captured this time of year beautifully and the throw is lovely. It's cold here and I'm doing a bit of knitting but nothing as huge as your project...very well done.

cynthia lee designs said...

Celeste...I love your winter whites and the throw you are crocheting is so beautiful!! I haven't crocheted a blanket in many years, but seeing yours sure makes me want to make one. It would be a perfect project with us having wind chills at -17 to -25!!
~Cindy

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your photo's are beautiful! I love the throw that you are making, it's so very pretty.
Everything looks so good around your home.
Christmas is packed away for another year. I have been busy de cluttering. My large hall closet I made into a Dish room and it looks terrific and I can see everything now. Found treasures that I didn't know I had LOL and gave lots away. So that's my project for 2015.
So good to see your blog, missed you and wishing you and yours the most wonderful 2015, dear friend.
Hugs
Mary

Art and Sand said...

It is hard for this Southern California girl to understand winter. We usually only get winter when we go skiing and then I am happy to sit in on a snowy evening to rest my sore legs.

I look forward to seeing what you are creating.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Most beautiful friend, I am about to get off the computer for I am terribly late in getting my morning started, but I saw your comment and had to come.

I am NOT deleting my blog, and I will CONTINUE to visit you and many others who I truly adore. I just have to make this decision because my private writing life is getting nowhere, and I have to transfer the TIME I spend in creating blog posts over to my poetry. BUT YOU ALL mean so much to me, and I am staying IN. I WILL BE BACK for your next post! LOVE TO YOU, Anita

Creations By Cindy said...

Loving all of you winter whites. Couldn't help but laugh at your "last of the glitter is up". LOL! My middle daughter loves to do glitter projects with her two girls and she said last week to me that she never knew glitter could wind up in her frig! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

rouge baie said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog Celestina.
I know your blog and visited it frequently in the past (under another name). Bonne année à vous aussi.
Helene

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So enjoyed your post today...warmer temps for "the thrill of the hunt" tomorrow...I must say that I so love the crocheted dream catcher!....beautiful!

Debbie Harris said...

"Give her the fruit of her own hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates." This verse from Proverbs 31 comes to my mind when I visit you here, Dear Celestina.
Your place is always so lovely and inspiring with its grace and beauty.
Thank you for allowing us a peek into your world.

Enjoy your day in whatever comes your way.

Love to you, Debbie

1CardCreator said...

16 does sound a bit warm, lol. Your throw is gorgeous, so are all your beautiful decorations. Take care my sweet friend. ~Diane

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Celestina!

Your posts are forever lovely and inviting. I was thinking about spring the other day too. It will be here before we know it, but I can't complain living in Florida. We have had such beautiful weather. I hope you have a wonderful week. I will be back to visit your lovely blog.
xoxo
Janet

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Beautiful pictures Celeste! It is hard to get rolling again in the new year. I find if I hang out on pinterest or go to a vintage store sometimes I can jog my creative juices! I saw your comment at Nana Diana...I am really worried about her..I hope she blogs a note soon. Crazy how we can feel so close to people we have never met!

Carol

chateau chic said...

I'm probably in the minority, but I love the month of January after the busyness of the holidays. It's kind of a cozy month to me. Your winter whites look so fresh and pretty...delightful post.
Mary Alice

Marcia Pilar said...

Beautiful wintry whites, Celeste. It's the theme of our daughter's wedding this year. I love this time of year, and I never rush winter. It's a gorgeous season for Florida, art shows, farmer's markets, clear blue skies.
Wishing you a wonderful winter.
PS-Your card sits beautifully in our vintage mail holder. Thank you, friend.
xoxo

miss b said...

Happy New Year to you! A litle belated but I have only just returned from my festive break where we enjoyed warm days. Back to England and its really quite cold and I'm certainly looking forward to spring! Your Home Sweet Home cushion is so cute and I like the touch of sparkle on your winter throw.

Brandi said...

Your throw is so beautiful! You are a woman of very many talents!!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Beautiful images, Celeste, and that throw is going to be gorgeous! Although Christmas is put away at my house, and I have vacuumed, I'm afraid I'll still find glitter on the floors in June! (I know your muse is never far away.) laurie

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a beautiful throw! It must be a delight to work with the sparkly yarn.
I love winter more every year, which seems strange because I always wanted to live somewhere warm. But it's become the coziest, homiest time of year for me, and I love it. Unlike so many, I'm in no hurry for spring.
Love the beautiful winter whites throughout your home.

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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..