Saturday, March 28, 2015

No Place Like Home

Happy Weekend Friends

I love to paint and design special boxes
and this one was so fun to transform for spring.

I love being at home and I'm sort of a homebody most of the time.
Yes, it's  fun to  shop, visit, travel, treasure hunt and more~
but I can say I am truly happy right here at home.

Starting with a brown paper mache box (which I always fail to take a before pic) sorry!
I base coated it in chalk paint using the color Lace, by DecorArt.
It is truly one of  my favorite shades of ivory white.

To the lid I have painted my signature nest with eggs and roses trailing about
adding Aqua  checks with shading.

Inside I painted it soft Aqua,  also chalk paint by DecorArt
called Vintage.

Lace and trims are added around the lid
The sides grace checks, polka dots and a spring rose vine.
To the background I add a flyspeck technique  to soften the painting.

Shading and dry brushing complete the details.

Ready to hold a special gift, keepsakes or craft  or sewing supplies.

This one is available in my Etsy shoppe, HERE

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend if  you are at home~
because we all know,

Celestina Marie


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my friend! Enjoy your weekend. I am now on Spring break and will be enjoying all the things I love, including some home d├ęcor!

TexWisGirl said...

you paint so beautifully!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Me too with loving being home. I feel my home gives me a hug when I walk through the door! So I completely understand how you feel. My favorite part of your box is the nest with eggs, pretty.
Happy weekend wishes,

Anonymous said...

I love your creations! So pretty. I love being at home, also. John picks up cigar boxes (wooden) at antique shops and enjoys keeping small treasures in them. Wishing you a blessed weekend. Mildred

Okio B Designs said...

You are just too talented! Your work blows me away. =)


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

So pretty!

Crissi said...

I laugh, I also love to be at home and I'm kind of a homebody most of the time. The box is beautiful - I like it!
Blessed and sunny weekend

Cynthia said...

PRETTY, you're so talented. Have a great weekend


Valerie-Jael said...

Your box is stunning, hat a treasure! I love being out and about, too, but it's always good to return to my nest! Hugs, Valerie

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty box! I love your pretty creations, you are talented.. I am happy to stay at home too! Have a happy weekend!

Linda M. said...

Celeste, The box is beautiful. The nest and eggs are perfect for Spring. I love the added check pattern and the dry brush effects.
Joyous Wishes, Linda

Beverly Dillow said...

Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, this is just so beautiful! Again, my friend, you are so very talented. I just love your pretty style.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How pretty, Celeste! Not only to I continue to marvel at your unending talent : ), but the patience you must have to be so detailed when you paint.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

The box is so very beautiful and love everything about this - the nest, eggs and roses.
So true, there is no place like home.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend dear friend and many thanks for the kind visit to my blog.

Joy Junktion said...

Such a talented painter/creator you are, Celeste! I love the box and just (fyi) am enjoying my beachy shell!! Blessings, Cindy

Donna said...

What a beautiful box, Celestina! I love your sweet nest, and your roses are just so pretty! The colors are so cheery and make me think of spring. I agree, there truly is no place like home! I know this won't last long in your shop:)


What a pretty box. Bird nests are so sweet.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You are so talented and everything you do is breathtaking. It is a beautiful box.
I love staying at home also. I think because I worked until I was 74 and traveled so much with my job, I love my home and being home. With just my dogs and gardens. We have worked in the garden almost all week, only coming in when it got so HOT. But now the weather is spectacular and I will be in the garden again.
Have a wonderful week my friend.

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful it!! I love being at home too.

Dorthe said...

So very ,very beautiful, dear Celestina Marie.
Both the lid, and the box, is painted so wonderful, I love your roses and the nest, -you always create such beauty !!

Mari said...

Celeste my friend your creations are always beautiful....
I agree there is no place like home, I love my sweet little home ;-) always a pleasure to drop by for a visit....


suziqu's thread works said...

What a stunning lid, in fact, the whole box is gorgeous. I so love the painted nest of eggs with roses surrounding it.
You make it look like a piece of cake. You have such a gift Celeste.
Thank you for your sweet comment about my new lace book for a special woman.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Entirely beautiful and you're place like HOME! xo to you.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

You're immensely talented Celestina, not to mention patient! I'm sure that box will make someone happy, and will house treasures that they hold dear.

Sola Scriptura said...

There really is no place like home. Beautiful design! I hope you're having a wonderful week.

Claudia said...

Dear Celeste,
how lovely this is!
Yes, There is no place like home ...
a wonderful treasure!
Wishing you a wonderful and blessed week, my friend, and sending Love and hugs to yoy.
Claudia xo

Alessandra said...

I agree with you, i love being at home too! Your painted box is just gorgeous, adorable in every detail.

Creations By Cindy said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So very are indeed so very talented!

NanaDiana said...

Celeste, That is beautiful! Who would ever believe that was a plain pasteboard box? No one!! It is gorgeous! xo Diana

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

How lovely.

Feral Turtle said...

You are so talented!! That is just beautiful Celeste!

Red Rose Alley said...

The white pitcher with the dried roses is beautiful. You sure have good taste, Celestina. I really enjoy seeing all your treasures, and you're right.....there's no place like home.

love, ~Sheri

Linda Walker said...

Hi Celestina,
Home is definitely where my heart is too! I love when I have an entire day to dabble in my sewing or crafts!!! Makes me so happy! Your box is so pretty!!. Wish I could paint like that!!!

farmhouse-story said...

love your painted nest, celeste! beautiful work:)

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Celestina, sorry I missed this post. Wow this box you painted is amazing and so pretty! Thanks too for taking the time to visit Pings blog! Hope you have a nice weekend.
Hugs, Julie xo

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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..