Monday, March 30, 2015

Aqua Pops in the Dining Room

In my mission to spring clean,
I moved next, after the library,
 to the dining room.

By the way, thank you for the sweet comments on my clean book shelves
in the library/family room.

Now moving on to more cleaning.

With spring here and the new season, I have brought in pops of aqua.
Last year, I decorated in a beachy look with aqua, but decided on a cottage garden style this season.

My inspirational point started with this fabric design for the windows.

It blends well with black and the old world rustic tile flooring.

At night I can close them and it will be nice when the temps are 105 degrees.
To the bottom part of the window,
I have blended a lacy insert curtain the same color as the antique taupe in the drape.
It gives a little privacy when open and sitting at the table.
This room faces the front of the house so it softens the look.

I have more going on here with this chair pad
 but I'm still completing this
 and will share that when done!
I did not make the drapes or the one chair pad and I'll share more about this later.

To start I emptied the hutch, cleaned the inside top to bottom
and then moved dishes around for a new look.

This season I am loving black, blue and aqua together.
Yes, I know you might be ??? that, but it really does work and
when shopping around town I am seeing it everywhere in home decor too.

Anyway, I took out all my white dishes
brought my collection of Vintage Blue and Whites to fill
 and change up the color and look of the room.

I'm going back to an old world cottage garden style.
This just fits this house, the brick and the stone.

This little egg collection is a set I painted nearly 25 years ago.
Each one has a little springy scene.

Love this blue pie bird.

The buffet top was next and I added this pretty toile platter
I found last weekend on a little treasure hunt.

Next I cleaned and redesigned the hutch top.
I still used my white roosters and added
some blue and white to tie in the color.

On the side buffet
I found a wonderful shade with french script for my lamp.

Then teamed this area up with a gorgeous framed C design
I received from the very talented
Sherry ~ Edie Marie

Stop by and say hello. Their blog is very French Chic!

Love the aqua bunny with it.
Love this Sherry, thank you so much!

This cloche is filled with faux Easter Eggs
topping a Antique plate from Washington DC.
I love the aqua and gold edge on the plate.

I found this treasure with the the toile platter.

For the table
I created a springy look using
the long wire tray I found on my recent trip.

The pedestal holds the nest and little bird with eggs.

You know how I love these faux candles on timers
 and this comes on each evening at the same time for 4 hours.
So cozy wrapped in vintage lace and sitting on a couple saucers from England.

A bit of the blue and white again with this bunny
sitting on a crocheted aqua and white doily spilling over the wire tray.

A little green completes this vignette in a vintage bowl created by my mother many years ago.

Lastly, I added my Tuscan prints on each side of the hutch.
The frame compliments the black and wood tones of the table.

The head chair is so comfy with this gorgeous pillow hand made
by one of my favorite etsy sellers in Spain.

I met Patty on Etsy when she lived in Florida and moved to Spain awhile ago.

The colors are perfect for the chairs and the aqua in the room.

I'll be back with the final reveal when I finish up painting one last piece.

See you soon.

Be Blessed

Celestina Marie



Donna said...

Wow, I am just drooling over all of the gorgeous touches you've added to your pretty dining room, Celestina! There are so many beautiful things I love about this room, it's hard to know where to begin!:) Love the blue and white dishes in your hutch, and the large platter with touches of pink. And your curtains and chair cushions are such a pretty print. I have a pair of pillows from Patty Pillows too that I bought several years ago!! I will have to look over all of your photos again just so I can soak it all up! You really are a gifted decorator my friend!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Your room is really stunning! Love the blue and white crockery, mine is all blue and white, too, in a pattern called 'Zwiebel Muster' - onion pattern.
oops, sorry, caps was on!

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Celeste! Oh, your dining room is divine! Your curtains are so pretty and I love the pattern. Did you make them? You can do all things so I wouldn't be surprised! :) The chair cushions are pretty too. I love all of your blue and white and especially the Blue Willow! The top of your hutch is so sweet too. The centerpiece and all of your little Eastery Springy touches are just perfect!
Be a sweetie and have a great week.
Shelia ;)

Irene Helms Designs said...

Another beautiful project Celstina! I love your blue & white pieces - I collect blue and white as well. Also love your painted eggs that you made 25 years ago! Thanks so much for sharing!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DARLING, PRECIOUS are those fancy blue and white bunnies, Celeste! I just put out three white rusty metal rabbits yesterday. One has a metal basket with aqua eggs! Oh the fun I'm having dear one, I am on BREAK!

Love your china cabinet; it is reminiscent of England and has such charm. ENJOY YOUR DAY! Anita

Creations By Cindy said...

Your room is beautiful! Of course my eye went straight to the blue and white! I've got to take time to share with you my blue and white pieces once day! Love, love, love the little blue and white bunny! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

chateau chic said...

So many pretties...the china in your hutch is gorgeous! I love the color combination you're using in this room.
Doesn't it feel good to get everything cleaned and organized?!
Mary Alice

Anonymous said...

The fabric is lovely! Everything looks so beautiful and festive for Spring and Easter. Wishing you a blessed Easter.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love the fabric of your drapes! Everything looks beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Celeste, your dining room is lovely! The fabric is gorgeous and perfect to create a cottage styled room. Your blue and white accessories are wonderful; you have so many unique pieces. You have thought of everything!
So sorry I haven't been able to visit regularly Dad has been in the hospital and is in respite care in assisted living again. He getting better every day- God is so good!
Have a wonderful week!

Feral Turtle said...

You have some beautiful treasures Celestina. Love your beautiful painted Easter eggs, such talent!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Everything looks so pretty and I love all of your easter decorations! I hope you have a nice week and a happy easter.
Julie xo

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Lovely fabric! Your dining rooms looks wonderful! Have a Happy Easter!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty blues and aqua!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I love the curtains and the different colors they offer. The aqua is beautiful with the other tones in the fabric. Those chair pads are going to be awesome! The hutch looks wonderful- you have a great collection! I really like the new platter you found :-) I love the chicken wire frame- what a fun look!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

WOW, you sure did a wonderful job on your dining room. It looks terrific, So many beautiful pieces of china, pictures and other lovelies.
I really like your fabric, it goes so well with your decor. Your blue and white dishes are so very pretty and of course I love all your roosters.

The center piece looks so good on the table. Great job!

Have a wonderful Easter.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Yup Blue, Aqua and Black is a gorgeous color combination. Beautiful collection of plates. Happy Easter.

Sola Scriptura said...

Gorgeous! I love to visit your blog as there is always something pretty, lovely and inspirational to see. The aqua and black is a beautiful combination!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Loving the dining room refresh/makeover to the blue and white....I am so happy to see more color being introduced in many homes now....the drapes are beautiful and your tablescape stunning...Happy

Linda M. said...

Celeste, GORGEOUS! I love everything. How brave of you to tackle tufting a chair cushion. The drapery fabric is beautiful. I love all of the little touches of bunnies and eggs for Spring. Wishing you a very joyous Easter week. Hugs, Linda

Unknown said...

Celestina, Our dinning room pictures are exquisitely beautiful. Great work honey!

Dorthe said...

You just have so many very beautiful pieces to display, dear Celeste. I love all your blue porzelain, it give a wonderful feeling of English Cottage, and your new toile find, is fantastic.
Love all your roosters, too, and the wonderful gift -C- from your friend.
Such a beautiful room, the curtains are great, love the big flowered fabric !
Hugs, Dorthe -and happy week !

Claudia said...

Dear Celeste,
your home just is so beautiful, with any of your decorations, if it is Christmas or Easter and Springtime .... so many georgeous treasures!
I love your Rooster Collection :O)
wishing you a blessed week, my dear friend,
sending Love and hugs,
Claudia xo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Celeste!! Doesn't it feel good when everything is so fresh and clean! I love your black hutch and all the pretty blue and white pieces you have it filled with!

Cynthia said...

So gorgeous my friend, love every detail. Those curtains just grabbed me, dreamy


NanaDiana said...

Celestina Marie!!!! You have done a wonderful job! You are so far ahead of me with the Spring cleaning! I am just in awe of how beautiful everything looks. You have the most wonderful collection of blue and white! It is gorgeous!!!

Somehow, I have missed a couple of your posts. Headed to read them now. Love ya, my sweet friend that does such nice work! xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful room, Celeste! I love your drapes and the whole way your dressed the windows.

Love that pillow and your "C" frame!

I need to get a couple of those candles and try them. I like that they come on, on their own.

NanaDiana said...

ps. I have that same aqua frame with the wire on it. It holds my grandson's 2 year old picture and matches his shirt.

AND I LOVE your header!!! xo Diana

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh your hutch and how you decorated it. I have a black hutch too. I have white pitchers and my grandmother's pear collection in it.

Createology said...

I so love seeing your home decor. Each vignette is lovely. These colors are divine together. Blues are my heartthrob and yours are gorgeous. Happy Spring Celestina Marie Dear...

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

oh Celeste, everything looks beautiful and so inviting. I can never get enough blue and white transferware, and you have some gorgeous pieces. I especially love the scene on that rectangular serving piece. Your painted eggs are so pretty, and so is your table décor. I'm going to scroll back through for another look at all of it.

Crissi said...

The porcelain is fantastic - beautiful dear Celestina Marie. I love that blue color! Also I have blue porcelain in my closet!
Beautiful and blessed Easter week
Hug Crissi

Alessandra said...

Your room is stunning! I love the curtains and the fabrics are so pretty. The easter eggs collection is fantastic like your porcelain.

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina, your blue china is gorgeous - the little bird, porcelain egg, bunny, tea pot, and tea cups.....I love them all! They look so nice in your hutch, and the white pieces go perfect with them. Now, I want to have some blue in my home, you made it look so charming.

I wanted to tell you that Sacramento isn't my hometown. It's just a place that me and my husband like to visit every now and then. There's lots to see and do there.

Have a wonderful Easter, my dear friend.

love, ~Sheri

Home Meadows said...

Your dining room looks very pretty with all your accents and decor. But, what really caught my eye is the crochet table cloth which is the exact same pattern as the one I have from my grandmother (a wedding gift to her in the 40's). I'm popping over from The Enchanting Rose and one of you newest followers. I look forward to your posts. Heather

eileeninmd said...

Your home looks very pretty, love the colors and decorations. The little bird and bunny are adorable pieces.. The eggs are pretty too,so colorful. Have a great week and Happy Easter!

Christine said...

Every inch is so beautifully and creatively decorated!
What a wonderful collection of blue and white china you have!
I really enjoyed seeing around a sparkling clean dining room! I just might have to start into cleaning mine now!
Best wishes!

Debbie Harris said...

Aww...Celestina, coming here is refreshing and yet a peaceful place to visit. This darling post just melted my heart from your gorgeous header right to the last photo.
Sigh... You always amaze me with your God given and graceful beauty, oh so lovely are you.

You have really inspired me!
I have already spring cleaned so that job is finished, but I am going back through my home and re arranging my hutch and certain tables with a different look. I have so many beautiful dishes and linens yet I never think to move them around and change things out.
Tomorrow I will " play house" and I can't wait! I needed this up lifting and encouraging tap on the shoulder post. :-)
Thank you for sharing your beauty with us.

Much love to you, my friend.
Blessings and joy!

decorayadora said...

Hi dear celestina !!!! Muy bonitas esas habitaciones ,Deseo que tengas una bendecida Semana Santa

Kelly-Anne said...

What a beautiful, peaceful room, Celestina! I love how you decorated it and all the attention you put into detail! Spring cleaning is so refreshing - I love standing back to admire my handiwork...I always feel happy afterwards to walk into a bright, clean room! *Happy sigh*!
Hugs and much love to you!

BeachGypsy said...

so so so pretty!! Love all your blue/white in your hutch!! you have quite a collection! I started collecting blue/white peices about a year ago. Its fun!

Rue said...

It all looks so beautiful, Celestina! I'm in love with your drapes. Those eggs you painted are delightful too :)


Bernideen said...

Lovely traditional style with great flair! Love your blue transferware!

Dee said...

I am in awe of your beautiful room and all of the pretty treasures you have. I absolutely loved the blue and white and there were so many gorgeous pieces to look at. When I reached the end of this post, I just started from the beginning to take everything in all over again... :)

Diana said...

Everything is so beautiful! I especially love the Easter eggs you hand-painted--just darling. Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter!

Julia said...

Que bonito post que maravilla. Te animo a echar un vistazo a mi post verás algunas ideas realmente interesantes, que creo te pueden inspirar. Deseo que pases un buen rato y espero que te guste y si es así y no eres seguidora espero que te hagas, gracias por visitarme.

Scrappy quilter said...

Absolutely stunning. I love what you've done with your home.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful dishes, love those eggs and such sweet decorating!

farmhouse-story said...

the room is just beautiful, celeste! i esp. love that wire tray and how you've decorated it! great lampshade, too:) wishing you a happy easter!

1Cardcreator said...

Love the beautiful drapes,the colors are so warm and inviting! The dishes are gorgeous as are the pretty eggs and bunnies. Happy Easter . ~Diane

Stephanie said...

My sweet friend, you have one of the loveliest homes and it's extra lovely because of you and your sweetness. You always add the perfect amount of color and charm.

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. May you have a blessed Resurrection Sunday! Love and hugs!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Celeste, you really have some beautiful pieces!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase at The Dedicated House! Yes, I'm finally back to blogging! Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you tomorrow at Make it Pretty Monday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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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..