Friday, July 31, 2015

Hibiscus Summer Giveaway

Hi Friends
I realized it has been a while since I had a giveaway
and it's about time.

You are all such dear blogging friends
and to thank you for the many visits, following and friendship,
I want to give away a few little creations from my studio and shop.

Just for you is a vintage enamelware bowl pan with my pretty Hibiscus flower
painted in the bowl area surrounded by white checks along the edge.

Perfect for a little  display or filled with a few little bathroom accents.

Love all the distress on the back and here you can see the shape a bit better for the bowl.

The edge is a dark navy blue so it can compliment with blue and white collections.

Next along with the enamelware I have a sweet little wooden French box.
I've added a neutral stripe with a French ad graphic and tied with black lace and button trim.

Here's a better look at the lid.

Wait, what's inside? oh another little treasure just for you.
Let's take a look!

Ah yes, this sweet cordon blue tart pan from France with my painting 
of the French country side.
Just a tiny little accent to add on a shelf or along with a kitchen collection.

I hope to send these little thank you gifts and probably a few more surprises off to someone soon.

The drawing will be Friday August 7th, 2015
and posted Saturday August 8th.

All you have to do to participate is,
leave a comment on this post,
be a follower or a new one
tell me if you planted Hibiscus this season.
That's it!!
Good Luck.
The drawing will be pulled the old fashion way,
out of a cowboy hat by my guy.

Thank you for joining in.


As a special note.
I think I finally found the answer to my comments not arriving to your inbox
when I visit you.
First off, google doesn't like a yahoo email address 
and due to my business, 
I'm not changing it.

for my comments to reach your inbox,
I had to change settings to a no-reply comment.

I know, you can't reply to me, but at least now you know I was there to visit.
Many still have dozens of comments on their dashboard to moderate and publish
they just don't realize they are there.

Also most of you have my email address anyway 
so if you really need to send a reply
that still works fine.

Hope this helps clear up some of the glitch issues for anyone else
having the same trouble.
Better days ahead I hope after nearly 2 years struggling with this blogspot glitch.

I'll be away from my desk a few days
so thank you for stopping by and I will catch up with you 
Monday to visit.

Happy August.

p.s. stopping in while gone to say,
this giveaway is open to all my international friends too.


Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
those treasures are awesome! I love the Hibicus-Paiting ! Beautiful! you are such a wonderful painter!
And how sweet, to do those lovely treasures as a Giveaway!
I did not plant Hibiscus yet, but I want to try soon. In my old garden I did not have luck with hibiscus , and here, I did not try yet ...
Wishing you a wonderful weekend,my desr friend,
sending Love and hugs and blessings for a wonderful August.
Claudia xo

Stacey said...

Celestina Marie, you are so sweet to offer your gorgeous artwork in a give away! My fingers are crossed. :)

Those email glitches are so confusing. There's a glitch with mine too and I have AOL. I've noticed that some people may not even be getting the messages I leave...I almost always leave a message if I visit. It's frustrating but after Googling, like you, I found that AOL is a problem all the sudden and nobody seems to know how to fix it.

Rita C at Panoply said...

Celestina Marie, what an absolutely generous and beautiful giveaway! Oh yes, I planted Lord Baltimore hibiscus in my perennial garden many years ago, and have six HUGE plants that are diagonal anchors in my garden, so full of blooms! I love their showy display, yet they are some of my most labor-intensive with staking each spring. Your detailed artwork on that tray captures their essence, and the minute detail on the tiny tart pan is simply gorgeous.
As you know, I am a loyal reader and follower, and am very appreciative of the opportunity to be part of your giveaway. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You are so talented. That hibiscus....painting flowers is NOT easy! But of course, you have been doing this with your talent guiding you, for years now!

Put me in the giveaway! Anita

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, I would love a chance to win something painted with your own hands! These pieces are just beautiful! I'd be proud to have these and thank you for these lovelies!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dorthe said...

Hello dear Celestina Marie, such beautiful gifts for some lucky ones, you are so kind and generous.
The enamal ware beauty with your hibiscus flower is so adorable, and the wonderful elegant and charming box with the dearest painted cookie form oh how beautiful.
Here in cold Denmark, we can`t have Hibiscus plants outside, only as flowers in pots inside our homes, so there are no beautiful Hibiscus planted this year in my garden .
Thank you for the opertunity dear friend, so very kind of you, Celestina Maria.
Hugs, Dorthe

Anonymous said...

Celeste, you are so thoughtful to offer this wonderful giveaway! Your work is always gorgeous! The Hibiscus is so pretty- I love the bright color! The French box is wonderful and is such a great accent piece for any decor. The tart pan is darling and such a clever idea on re-purposing it. The detail you put in your items is amazing! You're on talented girl! Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my what an amazing give away, you do such beautiful work, yes I have been following you ever since I saw you over at Stephanie's Link up :) and no I have not planted Hibiscus this season.
Have a great weekend away!

Unknown said...

Celestina, Well I guess I can't participate in the drawing.......xxoo (:()

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful treasures as always, one lovelier than the other, and very generous of you to give them away. I did not plant any hibiscus, it's unfortunately too big for my balcony! Hugs, Valerie

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cm, what lovely creations. I love the painted hibiscus and the pretty box! You are so creative! Happy Friday, have a great weekend! said...

This is a wonderful give away. I have so enjoyed viewing your site and appreciate your talent. I tried planting Hibiscus several years with no success. My green thumb is not so green. I would love anything that you have painted. said...

What a wonderful opportunity to win one of your lovely creations. I love boxes and have a small collection. I tried planting hibiscus several years with no success. My green thumb is not so green. I enjoy your site very much. Linda

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Celestina, wow what an awesome giveaway you are offering and thanks! I love everything you make and you are such a talented artist and interior decorator. I have not planted any this year hibiscus but the one you painted is beautiful. Thanks again and enjoy today and the weekend!
Hugs, Julie xo

Ginny said...

I never plant hibiscus because our soil is so bad...rocky. This is the first year i have managed to keep a rose bush alive and I am elated! As usual, i love your designs and would be very happy to win your giveaway! ginny

Kim said...

I have never planted hibiscus....I am a terrible gardener! I do much better with perennials...and wildflowers. They all seem to pop up on their own and take care of themselves. They're probably better off that way! Such pretty treasures for a giveaway.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i know someone is going to be thrilled to display your treasures in their home! very nice gifts you've made!

Rose L said...

I wish I could paint like that! I did do birdhouses years ago (like 25) for the boy scouts troop to sell as a fundraiser. They made the birdhouses and I painted them to look like cottages! Sold like hotcakes. I have not tried doing scenes like in the tart cup. May try though.

Linda Walker said...

Dear Celestina,
What lovely little treasures in your giveaway! You are going to make someone's day for sure!!! I do not plant hibiscus. There is not a green thumb between us in this house!!! We finally gave up and now use a combination of perennials mixed with a few annuals. Have a lovely weekend Celeste!

Linda M. said...

Hello Celeste, Thanks for explaining about Google not liking a yahoo email. I understand why I've been having some issues as well and I do not plan to change my email address either.
Your give away is filled with beautiful items that would so wonderful to receive. Thank you. Joyous Wishes, Linda

decorayadora said...

Hi dear Celestina !, que bonita esa bandeja y esa caja ! Que tenga un lindo fin de semana

Art and Sand said...

I didn't plant hibiscus this year, but we have a gorgeous red hibiscus that we are actually having trimmed into a tree because it is taking over the garden. I love it when it is in full bloom.

I love the dish you painted - that is never a skill I perfected.

Createology said...

Enjoying Summer with a few days away is wonderful. Saying good-bye to July and Hello August is part of our Summer rituals. Thank you for always sharing your beautiful talents with us. These items are priceless with your amazing painting skills adorning them. Summer Smiles Dear...

Betty said...

What a wonderful giveaway. They all look so pretty, so toss my name in the hat please and as you know I am a follower too.

I had to change my email account last year from yahoo to another because of google. I like blogger, but it can be a pain in the you know what. Just wish they had some people who would really help us with the problems that come up with our blogs.

Denise said...

such a beautiful giveaway.

living from glory to glory said...

Enjoy a long weekend! Thanks for the chance to win your sweet giveaway...
Put my name in the cowboy hat please! Last time I won something I was a Bingo winner I was like 12 years old! LOL
All things beautiful In His timing...
Hugs, Roxy

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a generous and lovely giveaway Celeste! Your artistry is beautiful. I'm not much of a gardener, although I adore flowers. So, no, I haven't planted a hibiscus.
I always find your comments in my "waiting moderation" section; because you told me, I've learned to look. Oftentimes, I find others in there, too.
Blogger often reverts me to a no-reply blogger without my knowledge, and usually some nice friend lets me know so I can fix it! All these little glitches!
Have a wonderful weekend. xo

GrammaGrits said...

What a great giveaway! You are kind.

No, I don't have hibiscus planted - not sure they could live in my hot, dry climate! Have peonies, irises, and geraniums.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How sweet of you to have a giveaway and your painted enamelware is so lovely! As well as the little box. you are so talented! And although I have not planted Hibiscus, I have embroidered it! Have a wonderful weekend!

Joy Junktion said...

Can you believe I wasn't a follower? I am now:) I love All of your work, you are so very talented! Enjoy a beautiful weekend! Blessings, Cindy

Debbie Harris said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous Celestina!
The beauty of your hands graced all over those treasures will bring much joy to the blessed winner. You are very thoughtful with your give away Celestina, bless your heart.

Hibiscus does not do well here in Colorado, but oh they are such a beautiful flower. They were one of my favorite flowers in Hawaii when my husband and I spent our 25th wedding anniversary there quite some years ago.
Petunias are what do well here in the mountains, and the humming birds love them, so that is one of the many flowers I plant in my window boxes.

Enjoy your time away and sweet blessings to you for your thoughtfulness.

Much love~ Debbie

Kathy said...

What a delightful giveaway!! Everything you make is just beautiful. SO nice that I'm not missing your comments anymore. The changes are working great.

DELETED said...

Its just lovely! sad i cant participed, i live in Holland, but good luck for all the bloggers...Have a blessed weekend ☀️

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

I have planted Hibiscus. I never have any luck with them. When admire them when we visit Hawaii. The giveaway is delightful! Your work is beautiful.
There is something you need to add in your settings for Blogger, regarding your domain. Where it says Publishing,click edit. Make sure there is a check mark in the box that says- Redirect to

You can have another email address for commenting on blogs, other than your Blog log on. xoxo

Stephanie said...

Sweet friend, you are so kind and thoughtful and I know someone will be richly blessed with your beautiful giveaway. You are so full of talent, Celeste, and your artistic skills always bring a smile to my face.

I am so sorry about the comment issues that you've been dealing with. I know your comments haven't been coming through to my email, but there are a few others that do the same so I always go to my blogger now to read them. I hope it works itself out, my friend.

Have a glorious week. Love to you!

Linda said...

I am up late - after caring for two of my quad grandchildren for a few days - and YES, they are STILL here! I just discovered how to click on Followers and FIND those who are following me! I am now your newest follower! Thank you for any visit you made me to! Now I can get to know YOU!!

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Morning Celistina, It is lovely to meet you. I discovered your blog whilst visiting Linda from Sew What.
The enamel bowl is beautiful and I use enamel bowls to make Shepherds Pie and Steak Pies. These were so popular when I was a young girl as my Grandmother Ivy used them aswell. I think that is why I enjoy using them as it brings back fond memories.
It is perfect that you have painted an Hibiscus flower, because when I lived on the Island of Cyprus, Hibiscus grew in abundance. I had so many different coloured bushes in my garden, but the most popular was the red Hibiscus and with the blue Mediterranean sky and sunshine as a backdrop, they always looked beautiful.
I realise that I cannot enter your giveaway because I live in England, but I wanted to leave a comment as both the enamel bowl and the Hibiscus plant brought back some lovely memories.
I have enjoyed my visit and I have become a new follower.
Best Wishes to you.

Jan Hermann said...

Oh your hand-painted items are so pretty! I never have tried Hibiscus...but they certainly are pretty!


La Petite Gallery said...

lovely. you are very talented.
I like your style. very pretty.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Celeste, you are truly KIND to take time away from your "vacation" time to come and visit my post. I hope you are enjoying a spectacular view, weather and opportunity for more ideas! MUCH LOVE! Anita

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Celestina Marie,
Your hibiscus bowl caught my eye on my sidebar and I decided to come for a visit. I had no idea you were having a giveaway but it is a lovely one. And no I haven't planted hibiscus. I didn't plant any flowers this year as we're going to be downsizing in the near future. You really do possess a lovely talent, my friend. Have a beautiful day and thank you for sharing your pretty things.


Dee said...

What beautiful treasures you're giving away. Unfortunately, I've never planted hibiscus. Not this season or any other, although my brown thumb is slowly but surely turning a brighter shade of green. Oh well, have a wonderful weekend... :)

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful treasures as always Celeste. ~Diane

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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..