Friday, September 25, 2015

Gather in the Living Room for Fall

Welcome to my Gathering Room

and

Happy Fall Friends.

I just finished a little cork banner
that reads
GATHER.

I simply stenciled the letters
right on the thin cork flags
and
painted the checks at the bottom to complete.

I strung jute through the flags 
and
it was ready to hang from the mantel.


I added a tall bundle of wheat to fill an urn.
I love the soft color and the dried element.
 I really enjoyed working with the thin cork.

Little  timer lights strung through a garland of leaves 
come on each evening at the same time.

Ceramic pumpkins are tucked in among the leaves.

To the mantel top I placed 
a Georgia O'Keeffe print
of Orange Poppies.

I got this a few years ago in Santa Fe when I visited the
Georgia O'Keeffe museum.
She is one of my favorite artists
and her work always inspires me.
I had this print matted and framed
and love it in the fall season.

To the sides of the print I have a pretty piece of pottery
with a toile style accent.
I love the distress style of this bisque treasure.

And another tall pottery vase, a gift from my son several years ago.
The color and blend of this piece is one of my favorites.

On the hearth, I simply filled a wire basket with harvest accents
and a large stone acorn.

But my favorite little treasure
is my little grey mouse "Doose"
My mother made him many years ago and a special piece I hold dear.
You never know where he will be napping.

Home and cozy.
This pillow was a recent find at JoAnn's. 
The fabrics for the letters are wool blends.
The animal print throw is ready to curl up with along with a good book.


Across the room a vintage hutch from the late 1890's.


A collection of vintage books with fall candle and white pitchers.

Design Books always handy to inspire through the fall season.


My garden angel Della Dear, wears a wreath for the season.


A few views from around the room.
Cozy in the evenings
and even though it's still too hot
for a fire~~
My  flameless timer candles give a special glow from the fireplace.

Love the stitch work on this French pillow.
It works well to accent the color of the season.

A Gathering Room for Fall.

Thank you for visiting.

Have a great first weekend in Autumn.

~Be Blessed~
Celestina Marie









45 comments:

Michele said...

Your room is wonderfully warm and inviting. I'm sure your family and friends will enjoy your colorful touches and sweet accents through the next few months. You have the knack for making spaces special!

Valerie-Jael said...

Your room looks wonderful, what a wonderful atmosphere you have created. If I had a fire here I would light it, it's really cold and the heating isn't on yet, brrrrrrr! Hugs, Valerie

Jan Tanis said...

Oh, Celeste - I want to come and Gather in your beautiful room!! Everything is so pretty and peaceful looking. Love your mouse...the only kind to have, one that doesn't run or squeak!!

Hugs,
Jan ♥

ps...off to paint the 2nd coat in my Den! Love the new color!!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Fall has arrived in such a beautiful way at your home Celeste! I've never used cork for a project. your banner turned out great! And Doose adds the perfect finishing touch to your warm fall display. (Gotta love those timer lights and candles) Your home always looks so inviting and festive. Hope you and your sweetie are enjoying the start of fall! Sending love and hugs to you both!!

Blessings, Edie Marie and Marie Antoinette

Joyce Mayer said...

Bee-u-tee-ful, Miss CelestinaMarie, just lovely.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence ♥

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your gathering room is so warm and inviting for whoever drops by. Your cork banner is just darling, and your mantle looks so pretty. All the special touches around the room are so cozy and I enjoyed taking a peek. Don't you just love flamelss candles and lights on timers? They add such a warmth and glow to a home. Thanks for the wonderful tour of your room, dressed in Autumn glory.
Hugs, Kitty

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

Good Morning
What a dreamy Fall Living Room!!! I adore your Gather banner.
banners are so much fun to hang around a home. Love the way they look. Your cozy chair with your Home pillow is so pretty and inviting to sit and snuggle in front of a fire/ or candles :) love the way the candles look in the fireplace. That metal piece in front of your fireplace is just gorgeous* enjoy this beautiful Fall day today
deezie

Linda M. said...

Celeste, Your room is
a warm and inviting place to gather. Thanks so much for the ideas and inspiration. Hugs, Linda

Conniecrafter said...

A very Beautiful and cozy room, just want to curl up and soak it all in. Love your banner that is too cute. Love the idea of the timer lights, could you share where you found them :) Love your whole mantel decorating! The grate in front of the fireplace is so lovely with all of it's swirls! Aww that little mouse is just precious and even more so since your mom made him :) That hutch is just so cool, what a great piece!

Debbie Harris said...

Sigh... You always create such a cozy comforting home no matter what season it is, Celestina.
I too use those tiny lights for decorating all year as they give the room a soft warm glow, and at night it makes for a relaxing atmosphere.

Your candles in the fire place really add to the comfort, such a warm welcome.
Again, you have inspired me, Thank you!

Have a beautiful weekend~ Debbie

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Your room looks so cozy and perfectly decorated for Autumn. Thanks for the tour. I have never used cork in crafting....

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for coming over to me blog!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Beautiful job Celeste! Love the details on the mantel. I like Georgia O'Keefe's pictures too. That must have been exciting to go to the museum to see her work. Love the cute mouse your Mom made- what a treasure! The banner you made is cute- I like the idea of using the word GATHER. The vintage hutch looks wonderful- I must have seen it before but don't remember it. Love the pillows and throws. Your room is "fallified"!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Celeste,
Your mantel is gorgeous. Everything looks so cozy and inviting. Beautiful. Happy Friday.
Kris

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love your gathering room, filled with special gather pieces, love that old distressed vase and the mouse with special memories. Goodness, i think I will be skipping fall decorating and go right into the holidays! It is all beautiful and perfect!

Carol

Feral Turtle said...

Gorgeous. Love your Gather banner Celestina. Very creative and love that you used cork. What a beautiful home you have! Perhaps we could move that fireplace to my house! Have a great weekend.

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
this looks georgeous! Your house is decorested with so much Love!
Happy Autumn, my dear friend!
Sending Love and hugs for a joyful and blessed weekend!
Claudia xo

Linda Walker said...

Celestina,
Your living room is very beautifully decorated for the new season! The cork banner is so sweet and looks wonderful draped across your mantle! Your use of throws, candles, miniature white lights, and natural elements make your room such a cozy autumn retreat! Love it!
xo
Linda

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am blessed my friend. I look forward to the end of my work day to go and find some more pumpkins do I can feather my nest. Such a cozy spot here!!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste your gathering room is one relaxing expression of comfort and love. Your mantel adorned for Autumn is a feast for the eyes and little mouse Doose is sweet. Me too with adding battery operated light garlands and pillars everywhere. Perhaps one of the best inventions to add beauty with no fear in years. Gosh I love your cork banner, adds rustic textural charm. Guess what? Philly is a virtual locked down high security city ... the Pope arrives tonight. In 36 years living here I've never seen anything like it, lips to God's ears, bless our city and the Pope, keep him safe.
Sending weekend hugs and love,
Vera

Angélica D said...

hola amiga querida !!! se nota la llegada de la primavera a tu hogar..espero que tengas un lindo fin de semana junto a los tuyos
cariños

TexWisGirl said...

comfy and inviting. :)

Kelly Deal said...

You have such a beautiful home Celestina! Your mantle is gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend!

Denise said...

so very lovely

Alessandra said...

Your living room is very cozy. I love the fall and warm atmosphere you created. The cork banner is vert pretty and your mantel looks gorgeous.
Hugs
Alessandra

Rose L said...

People are constantly telling me that some of my flower photos remind them of Georgia O'Keefe paintings.

20 North Ora said...

What a gorgeous welcome to Fall! Your home looks beautiful all decorated with fall décor.

Judy

Debby Ray said...

I love your fall decor! Your family room is so warm and inviting....thanks for allowing us into your beautiful home :)

Tete said...

Fun everywhere you look! I have not started on the inside yet...maybe I should. Love yours and hope you have a fun weekend! Do you have pumpkin patches there?

LJ L said...

Celestina, Warm beautifully decorated room for cozy fall days.
LJ

Kim said...

Your room is lovely, Celestina. I am a banner junkie and that one is super sweet! It is rustic and warm, perfect for fall. I am also a huge Georgia O'Keefe fan. Over the years, I have a had several of her pieces decorating my home. I love the lines and color of her work...especially the reds! Big surprise, right? ;)

Donna said...

What a beautiful room, Celestina! I love your banner that you made, I've not seen those cork ones. And the poppy print is so pretty, and the colors so fitting for fall. I just love all of the details you've added, and the mouse your mom made is so cute. What a wonderful keepsake. Wish you could come and decorate our house!!! Love your style:)

Createology said...

Celestina-Maria I am so thankful you have allowed us to tour your living room. It is gorgeous and warm and inviting and comfortable. Each element of Fall decor is just right. "Doose" is my favorite and truly a treasure from your mother. Creative Fall Bliss...

doodles n daydreams said...

Your autumn decorations are just right - your gathering room is very inviting :)
Enjoy your weekend,

Diana

Consider It All Joy said...

It is a beautiful room Celeste! Warm, cozy and welcoming to your family, friends, and guests! Just lovely! Blessings, Cindy

Crissi said...

So georgeous post!!!
I'm sending hugs for a joyful and blessed weekend!
Crissi

Debbie said...

Your room looks so warm and inviting, Celestina. I especially like your sofa with the French accents,and your chandelier dripping with crystals. Everything is so cozy in the evening glow of candle light. Very pretty with all of your Fall accents.
Debbie
xo

Lynn Maust said...

How pretty and inviting! Your little light on the mantle have given me the idea to do the same! Sometimes it's the obvious that escape us! Thank you !

Cozy Little House said...

I've never worked with cork. Sounds kind of interesting. Of course I never seem to get anything done because there's always something else I have to do online.
Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

Your fall decorations are subtle and interesting...love the cork banner, that's very original. And the mouse! How precious. Your touches here and there are so perfect, my way, too, of bringing in the seasons! Thanks for sharing and inspiring, Celeste!

Jane x

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your gathering room all decorated for Fall...everything is so pretty!!
hugs,
Cindy

Stephanie said...

Sweet Celeste, I never tire of seeing your beautiful home. You always inspire me to freshen things up :)

Your home is ready for autumn and it looks charming and lovely. Hugs to you, dear friend!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Afternoon Celestina,
I am still in California and right now thoroughly enjoying reading your post and seeing your pretty home, perfectly decorated for Fall.
Love your banner and also your Poppy Painting. Don't you just love to visit Santa Fe! I like how you have added touches of orange to your Fall decorating!
Wishing you a lovely week,
xo
Jemma

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great job on your fireplace, Celeste! It says Fall without being over powering. I love the cozy look you gave it with the candles. It is still too warm here, also, to even think about a fire, but it's still nice to have it not looking like a big black hole!

Gypsy Heart said...

Well, I could walk in and feel completely at home! Your decor is beautiful and so warm and welcoming. Love those candles...do they have timers on them? There are so many special touches in this room ~ just love it!

xo
Pat

Laurie Ritchey said...

What a great idea to use the cork for a banner, and it makes a perfect Fall accent. I've always admired your hutch, and I love seeing pictures of it no matter how you've decorated it. You've inspired me to get some flameless candles for the fireplace while it's still to warm to use it. Both of those pillows are beautiful. The room looks like such a cozy place to curl up in the cooler weather.

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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..