Monday, June 8, 2015

The Last Chair

The little house could have been a charming chateau or
a small cottage with lace on the windows in the 1920's.


It held and sheltered five special people on a street called Ray.

Age and distress blessed the little rooms, the first of farmhouse charm, before it was in fashion.




A little house called HOME.


A place to gather at the end of a long day.

Filled with timeless treasures and homemade essentials.

Where childhood memories were made, shared and long put away with the passing of the five.


A garden in the little yard filled with roses ready to create a bouquet.

Gathered and loved, in the innocence of the time.
Only stories of this place remain, no photos to share.

Except for the last kitchen chair.

Filling a corner of my kitchen dressed in pale aqua paint.


Still sturdy and strong the way nana left her.
The last of it's set.
The only one to bless another day in a new time.

With many shades under the aqua, with many memories it's seen,
this last chair is my timeless treasure.
The last chair from my grandmother's kitchen on Ray street. 

Have a beautiful June!

Celestina Marie



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47 comments:

Anna said...

Lovely post around a beautiful chair...
Have a nice week !
Anna

Stacey said...

This is such a sweet post, CM. You wrote it beautifully and the chair is a wonderful way to remember your grandmother and her house on Ray Street.

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like the colour of the pale aqua chair!

Jan Tanis said...

That chair and everything else is just beautiful...as is the story your wrote.

Happy June to you, too!

Valerie-Jael said...

A beautiful chair with priceless memories and story! Hugs, Valerie

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Dearest Celeste -

I can't begin to tell you how this post of yours touched me. Your Nana's chair is so sweet. What a treasure! I have my Meme's last summer kitchen chair that is also painted pale blue, the last chair from Argyle St. I keep it in my studio. It sits across the table from me so I can always see it when I'm working on something. It has Ginko leaves on it which I always loved as a child since they looked like little fans. Her summer kitchen, in her basement, was the unofficial "play room" for my cousins and me in the winter when spending time at Meme's. We loved her so much. I know exactly how precious that kitchen chair is to you Celeste! I love what you've done to give it a new life with you!!

Love & hugs, Edie

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
thank you for this wonderful and so lovely post about this wonderful old chair!
Wonderful photos ....filled with much Love :O)
Wishing you a happy and wonderful new week, my dear friend,
sending Love and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Good Morning Celestina, I love this story and the beautiful chair that belonged to your grandmother in her kitchen on Ray Street! Thanks for stopping by and linking up the Cooking & Crafting with J&J party! Have a wonderful day and week!
Julie xo

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

A beautiful chair to help remember sweet memories of your grandmother. I have my grandfather's old shaving mug in my grandmother's pie safe and every time I walk by and look at it- memories come rushing in...love it!

Shelia said...

Hi Celeste! OH, what a lovely post and your little chair is so pretty! You've a fine little story teller too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Okio B Designs said...

Loving everything about your chair: the color, the graphic and how you staged it. Beautifully done!

Jeanine

Sola Scriptura said...

What a lovely story to go with a beautiul chair! I hope you're having a wonderful week.

LJ S said...

Oh Celestina, You have tugged at my heart again! Your Nana was such a special kind loving person. Nana taught you to carry on all of her wonderful traits and love filled traditions. The chair is a symbol of her loving tradition.
LJ

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

That is one beautiful chair, I love the patina, the color, the chippyness of it's memories, and the love that was bestowed on it.

Timeless treasures for sure.

Thanks for visiting!

Jen

TexWisGirl said...

that's awesome. :)

Birdman said...

Painted white chairs are bound for farmhouse bedrooms.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such a beautiful chair, full of sweet memories. Thanks for sharing your treasured piece. Happy Monday. xo

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Beautiful story Celeste, reading it I had tears in my eyes. Your Grandmother's chair in your kitchen and your heart felt love of it and it's stories.
When I studied Feng shui I learned all natural materials hold energy, it imprints in materials. So knowing this and feeling energies all around me I found this post very touching with all your lovely photos. Celeste I have so many pices my son created and gifted me with, it emits energy and I feel his presence. OK enough of me being esoteric.
Enjoy your week my friend.
xoxo,
Vera

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful and touching post. This is a wonderful treasure to have. Very pretty and brought a tear to my eye

Cindy

Art and Sand said...

a sweet post ... a gorgeous ... the perfect vignette to show off the last chair.

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely story and a beautiful chair. I like the color and your pretty images. Have a happy Monday and new week ahead!

Creations By Cindy said...

What a sweet and touching post. I love this and I love the chair! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kelly Deal said...

Beautiful post and vignette Celestina! I LOVE that bag with the birds on it. So pretty.....well, everything in your photos always looks pretty! Have a wonderful week my friend!

Alessandra said...

So lovely pictures around your beautiful chair.The bag, the cushion, the flower, everyhthing is just gorgeous
Hugs
Alessandra

Red Rose Alley said...

Your little chair is darling, Celestina. And I really love the color of aqua. How special that it was your grandmother's with special memories. You always have the prettiest and softest pictures, my friend. What a lovely post this is.

I hope you are enjoying this month of June.

love, ~Sheri

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh how very special that chair is....I am sure you have such fond memories every time you see the chair that you have so beautifully dressed!

Jessica Pelasky said...

This turned our great!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J &J!

Createology said...

Timeless Treasure is so true. To have this lovely chair from your nana is precious. June JOY...

Consider It All Joy said...

And a beautiful chair it is! Your loving artist hands have made it so! Blessings, Cindy

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And sometimes those last remnants of a person's life speak the most. Oh I can relate my friend...and this chair is super. For my newest post, I photographed a white chair; I had found it in the trash and it's solid oak and old. I painted it, covering someone's use of this piece, but it's the only chair left of maybe a set...but one piece tells so much.

Love how you painted it....have a super day!

Linda M. said...

Celeste, What a wonderful post. A very special chair. Wishing you a wonderful June. Linda

Kim said...

It's a lovely chair and what a wonderful way to hold on the memories of your grandmother and her house. I bet it makes you smile whenever you pass by!

Kim said...

It's a lovely chair and what a wonderful way to hold on the memories of your grandmother and her house. I bet it makes you smile whenever you pass by!

Christine said...

What a touching post! And a beautiful chair to sit and enjoy the memories and good times! It looks so serene and pretty!

Stephanie said...

Such a sweet and pretty post, my friend. You chair is a beautiful work of art and the pillow is so, so, so cute!

Thank you for joining Roses of Inspiration - you know I LOVE having you at the party. Hugs to you!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Such a sweet and pretty post, I am happy that this aqua chair is nestled and protected in your home.
Have a lovely evening,
Jemma

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a wonderful piece to remind you daily of sweet memories! And it's aqua!! Great post!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Celeste,
What a charming little story about a charming little chair! These keepsakes and belongings passed down from our family members are so precious! I have quite a few of my grandmother's things and they are all dear to me. I love your little aqua chair and it is where it should be. Enjoy all the memories!
xo
Linda

Jillayne said...

What a lovely post Celestina, a lovely story, and such beautiful things. I adore the chair - it's the perfect colour, and the sweet "Home" pillow is the perfect thing. This has inspired me greatly to treasure my special mementos... thank you!
Many hugs,

jillayne

Dianna said...

You have such a beautiful treasure, Celeste. I know how I treasure anything that was my grandmother's and I am certain, from reading here, that you feel the same way about your grandmother's chair. Hugs to you, sweet friend.

cynthia lee designs said...

What a special post today...love your grandmother's last chair. Really love the color you painted it. I have an old necklace of my grandmother's...she gave it to me to wear on my wedding day. My oldest daughter wore it on her wedding day and I'm hoping that my youngest daughter will wear it on her wedding day and that my granddaughter will wear it one day too.
hugs,
Cindy

janice15 said...

How wonderful and lovely post and the chair is sweet glad you have that one chair.. Happy Wednesday with love Janice

Nancy's Notes said...

Aww, what a beautiful, sweet and precious treasure! You so have a special heirloom sitting in your home, that is so special.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh what a special treasure that chair is. I love it and it looks so pretty with so many memories.
I am so happy that you have your grandmothers chair. I think it is always so special when we have items that were from so long ago. They truly are special treasures from our loved ones that have passed.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
Hugs,
Mary

Donna said...

What a beautiful chair, and such sweet memories, Celestina. I love the color, and the stenciling is perfect! There really is no place like home, and reminders of loved ones make treasures extra special!

Marie C said...

Such a lovely post! Sweet chair and other homey items.

Kathy said...

This post just told a whole story. I'm so glad I read it.

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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..