Monday, July 27, 2015

Beaching it in the Backyard!!

Here in Texas~

we're in a heat wave like most of the country.

If you're outside at all,
being in the water, is the only way to stay cool.

Come join me for a day in  my backyard beach.


We can sit here and enjoy the sunshine and part shade under the tree.

Mr Sunshine will greet us with a pleasant smile.



We can look for shells here on Stoney Beach.


Mixed with the stones and glittery blue rocks, pretty shells we can collect.


Shells of different types and shapes are waiting for us to find.

We can place our cold drink on this birdbath table I created using
a round glass top over the top filled with shells.
My hubby added a small light inside the birdbath and it has a warm glow in the evening.

We can go for a swim in the blue water.
Charlie Tuna is there to float by and give us a smile.


The bubble fountain will soon be spilling over and the sound will be refreshing.



Near by Mr. Frog sits on the red bike and watches over the fun.

As the palm tree sways, we can enjoy the day.


Thank you for stopping by my backyard beach.
I hope you are enjoying the last days of July and staying cool.


See you next week!
Celestina Marie

53 comments:

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Hello. Am I noticing a new header for your blog? I like it! I enjoyed seeing all the wonderful summer pictures of your backyard beach. Your yard is so pretty. So many nice places to sit or swim and enjoy. Beautiful.

Buttons Thoughts said...

LOVE your backyard beach. I feel so relaxed after visiting. Hug B

Mildred said...

I love the beach! Such an inviting area. The garden nursery we visit often has a bubble fountain and their resident kitty loves to drink from it!

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks great, I think I will spend my next holiday there! Hugs, Valerie

http://deezie-sunshinedeezines.blogspot.com/ said...

Oh my goodness, your backyard is just amazing!!! so so pretty and all set for summer fun. Your pool is gorgeous and love your fountain. Enjoy your back yard beach **
deezie

Debbie Harris said...

Awww... I so enjoyed my visit here at your beautiful and quaint back yard beach, dear Celestina.
Your pool is quite inviting surrounded by lovely growth and of course taking a dip with Charlie Tuna would be a delight.
What a beautiful way to start my week, so nice to see you.

Enjoy your day!
With love to you, Debbie

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Loved your backyard beach, so much to see and enjoy.

Happy Summer ~ FlowerLady

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

What a sweet retreat you have right in your backyard! Love how you've mixed seashells in with the river rock. And the birdbath table is such a genius idea. Thanks for sharing such a great part of home life with us Celeste!

Blessings for a great week! Edie Marie

Kim said...

Your beach is just lovely! It has everything you'd ever need to enjoy a summer day! Perfect!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh that pool looks wonderful!....love your backyard beach!!...We so miss our pool!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Thank you for inviting me in dearest celeste...your backyard besch is sensational!!!!!

Jan Tanis said...

Oh, I'd love to be there on your beach right now!! Everything looks so lovely. Seashells and everything! Oh...a dip in the pool would be amazing, especially since I just came in from outside...finishing off the top layer on the Pup's Pen {concrete block "caps - 22 of them}! I'll bring along a pitcher of my home-made, freshly squeezed Lemonade! It's so good! I've been thinking about that all morning - I'll have to stop at the store and get some lemons and ice!! Have a wonderful week!

Jan ♥

Anna said...

Great place to be in Summer !!!!! Love your backyard beach !!!!
Have fun !!!!
Hug
Anna

Linda M. said...

Celeste, Your backyard "room" is gorgeous too. I noticed a great new header. Wishing you some not-too-hot days to enjoy that beautiful pool. Linda

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, your backyard is like a resort. I love the pool and the bubbling fountains. The glass table with the shells is a great idea. Thanks for sharing, happy Monday! Enjoy your new week!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh your beach looks divine! WOW...that water is some kind of pretty blue too. Well, great minds must think alike my friend. My post today was BEACH! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Dorthe said...

Looks so lovely, there in your backyard , and your weather is amazing I can see, dear Celestina Marie.
Lucky you in so many ways, amongs them the weather :-)
Here it is cold, grey and rainy !!! :-(
Enjoy your wonderful, place!!
xoxo,Dorthe

Conniecrafter said...

Wow, such a gorgeous and refreshing area you have out back, love that sun with all the swirls, the pool looks wonderful, I would really love one in our backyard. Like your little bubbling fountain too, I love to hear the sounds of fountains!

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, such a lovely place, thank you for inviting us to this wonderful place .... Did you hear the Splash? I was jumping into the pool ...LOL .....I could do now ....really ....
Wishing you a wonderful week, sending Love and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Kathy said...

What a beautiful oasis!!

Feral Turtle said...

What a gorgeous yard and a wonderful summer retreat you have. Cheers.

Okio B Designs said...

What a beautiful spot to sit and relax. It's going to be sweltering here again this week so I will be spending quite a bit of time relaxing in the pool. =)

Jeanine

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my goodness....I just want to jump right into your beautiful pool, Celeste! What an amazingly refreshing space you created back there! On a 90 degree day like today in MI, I would love to look out my window and see that waiting for me! lol

xoxo laurie

Art and Sand said...

I would get no work done if I lived there. I would want to be outdoors all day long.

Red Rose Alley said...

I just love looking at pictures of your pool and back yard, Celestina. All the shrubs and flowers and statues and lawn chairs just make it a magical place to be. Everything looks so nice. I think I could stay out here for a long time. That's the one thing I miss about our big house, my lovely pool. Enjoy your wonderful pool during these hot summer months. Before you know it, Autumn will be here.

love, ~Sheri

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Your backyard beach is just beautiful and wishing you a nice week!@
Hugs, Julie

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, what delightful idea, dearest Celestina Marie! Your backyard beach sounds so inviting and I am sure relaxing on the beach chairs in the blissfully warm summer sun must be such fun! Some sunshine sounds delicious to me who is wrapped up in blankets as it is just so cold here at the moment...smiles...

And the heartiest congratulations on reaching 1000 followers...your blog is such a sweet place to visit and I always leave inspired...thank you for all the time and love you put into blessing your readers!

All my love and hugs...have a beautiful week further!
Kelly-Anne

BarberryLane Designs said...

This is when i wish I spoke with a drawl, in ground pools here *chicagoland* are just grief waiting to happen with our goofy weather. I so want to dive in…this post is so inviting, mesmerizing, and …NOT FAIR!..lol

LJ L said...

Celestina Marie, Our backyard beach is a beautiful retreat for us!
Thanks for creating it! LJ

Consider It All Joy said...

What a beautiful beach, Celeste! I don't see how you have such lovely greenery and flowers in the heat! I can't keep anything growing in my backyard paradise! I need a few lessons! Have a wonderful week ahead! Blessings, Cindy

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, creating there lovely havens of rest and beauty are so important. I have such a love for blue waters and seashells. Just the sound of water is so relaxing. We are painting our homes this next week and the will be wild in color.
Okay hope I win... LOL
I still have only 200 followers, I put that gadget as far to the bottom so I can't see it!
Hugs and all the blessings He has for you
XO Roxy

Stacey said...

It's so pretty in your backyard! I'm not surprised about that though.

The fountain is so neat. I'd like to incorporate one of those. Are your flowers getting toasty hot at this point? Ours are. We've been out of town a few days and just got back. It looks dry out there.

Jonell Harrison said...

Celeste, what a delightful surprise...seeing you identify yourself as being from North Texas. If you read my blog any time at all you will see where I refer to "Our Texas Years"(southeast)..Incredible time and experiences God both blessed, enriched and brought us thru "The Miracle years..." in Texas.
I look forward to settling in to discover "your stories"..Thank you for following and leaving on a not re my guest post by Connie.

Denise said...

so refreshing and beautiful.

Vicky Hunt said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I usually reply by e-mail but you showed as a no reply blogger so I could not. Your backyard is stunning! Oh, I could spend many hours floating in that glorious pool! Hope you have a lovely evening.

Blessings, Vicky

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous setting Celestina! Love the crystal clear water!
Everything looks so inviting.
I tried to send you an email about the comment you left at Seashells and Lavender but couldn't. Thank you so much for all of your kind words on the post.
Smooches.
Debbie
xo

Createology said...

Thank you dear now I feel quite refreshed. Just thinking of your glorious blue water pool and seashell beach makes me giddy. These certainly are the last days of July and how quickly they are passing along. High on Life July...

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Such a magnificent summer oasis. Love your pool too. I was thinking about you today. I have been painting my guest room here in Massachusetts and turning it into a Hydrangea retreat. I wish I lived nearby so that you could give me some inspiration. I adore the way you decorate.

karen

Rose L said...

Ohh, I'd love to swim in that water.

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

Beautiful!! What a wonderful retreat you have in your own back yard!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
I am looking forward to having some more free time....

Hugs,
Deb

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Celeste how dreamy is your back yard. That pool ahhhhhhhh! Everything is so inviting and fun.
Wish I lived closer you would find me floating in your pool lol!
Have a great day.
Kris

must love junk said...

This looks so peaceful and pretty! (And the pool SO inviting!) :)
Susan

Thistle Cove Farm said...

A day in the shade, beside the pool...YES! I'm there with a glass of the house wine of the South - sweet iced tea!

Donna said...

Your shell filled table is so pretty, Celestina! And I absolutely love the last shot of your pool thru the leafy arch. What a wonderful and inviting oasis you have created! Your pool and yard looks like a high end resort:)

Shelia said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, your backyard and pool area is vacation worthy for sure. It's gorgeous. Love every area you have and all of your little special touches! I wanted to thank you so much for visiting my travel blog!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deborah Montgomery said...

It was 93 here today, so that pool looks just wonderful! I love your table made from the bird bath, what a great idea! I'm glad to see you taking a break from your painting and creative pursuits to enjoy your lovely "beach." Blessings, Deborah

Mari said...

Your backyard beach is beautiful! I love what you did with the shells and the table.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love, love, love your backyard!! Your pool area is so pretty!! It is so hot here in Ohio that you don't want to be outside for very long unless you have a pool...which we do not. Our air conditioner is running non-stop 24/7!! It's 80 degrees outside and it's 10pm. I can't wait for this hot summer to be over.
hugs,
Cindy

marcia pilar said...

How I love this, Celeste. I would sit there all day with you.
The sound of water is so peaceful, and I love how your pool wraps around and has a shaded area too.
Heavenly!
xoxo

Tete said...

That looks like so much fun and I love the idea of mixing shells in with the gravel! That water looks so good- got some hot days here. Cute froggie. Hope you are having a good week!

Rue said...

Your "beach" is beautiful, Celestina! So is your back porch. If I had that pool, I'd never blog in the summer. I'd just hang out with Charlie Tuna all day ;)

xoxo,
rue

Birdman said...

That pool looks inviting.

Stephanie said...

Sweet Celeste, your "beach" is oh-so-charming and lovely. How I would love to join you for a day at the pool for I know the fellowship would be sweet and precious.

Thank you, my friend, for sharing this delightful post with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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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..