Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

 I hope you enjoy the weekend with your family and friends,
sharing goodies
"Trick or Treaters"

Maybe plan some baking with charmed morsels.
Wave to a friendly ghost or two
as they go by~
or even see a witch fly by,
in search of ingredients for her
witches brew on Halloween~

I hope you enjoy the softer side
of the season too.

Whatever you wish for this season,
I hope you take the time
to enjoy each day
the perfect fun weekend.
Spending time
at home with family and friends
as the "Trick or Treaters" arrive at your door.

Wishing you a Happy last weekend of October~
Halloween Greetings!




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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Good Fences


The weeks are flying by aren't they? 
In a few days, we will see November.

The rains stopped for a few days
giving us just a bit of time to catch up around the house with yard work.

The rain has been wonderful
but sad for those with the challenge of high waters and flooding.

Even our many Texas fences can't help keep the waters from overflowing.

On a recent treasure hunt,
I came across a beautiful roadway fence
on our way to a favorite junkin spot.

Beautiful iron with details and Texas stars.

The lamps make it look so vintage.
I suppose the town hangs seasonal flags from the lamp post arms.
I'm sure I'll be back to see during the holidays!

It's amazing the fences I notice now for Good Fences!

As many times as I've traveled here.
The road fence just blended into the scenery.

This gazebo is a special spot at our destination across from the shops.
It too had a beautiful fence rail all around the platform.

Southern DayDreams was playing on the Plaza billboard. 
I guess they knew I was coming to shop!!

Happy Good Fences!!

See you next time.

Happy Halloween!


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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Rainy Day Creating

We've got rain
lots of it.
Perfect for creating inside!
I shared this rainy day craft last year,
but thought it would be fun to share once again.

What did we do before the Dollar Stores?
On a shopping visit, I found some great little pumpkins
ready to finish with accents and trims.

I had an idea
 to decorate a few to display in my vintage Blue Willow cups under cloches
in a corner hutch.

To begin,
I purchased 3 little light weight pumpkins
topped with a fall flower and a few berries.
Cost 3 dollars.
To these I added glitter on the pumpkins in a dot pattern, added old buttons, vintage  lace, paper roses
and glitter outlining the leaves.

Cost, 0 dollars as these were in my crafting stash.

Next I added a little Halloween tag to each
courtesy of
Cost 0 dollars.

Here they are in the cups, under the cloches,
displayed on the hutch,
Cost 0 dollars.

Love the simple uncluttered look.


And for one last Dollar Store Craft.
I purchased a 10 inch grapevine wreath.
Cost 1 dollar.
A garland vine of leaves.
Cost 1 dollar.

Wrapped the vine around the wreath.

Added a little sign repainted from my stash and a few leaves I had on hand.
Cost 0 dollars.
Total cost 2 dollars to complete.
You could add anything you have on hand if you don't paint.
A graphic glued to a piece of wood,
a bow, or maybe a few pumpkin picks.

Here's where I placed my rainy day craft.

These ideas from items purchased from the Dollar stores
are great craft projects for the kids too.
Fun to do on a rainy afternoon.
Great for us big kids too!!

Have you created any rainy day crafts lately?
Have fun.

Thank you for stopping by and your comments.
See you soon.

Happy Creating!
Celestina Marie

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Simplifying Autumn

 Autumn's simple decor has caught my attention this season.

It seems each year, I have been adapting to a "less is more" style.

It's so refreshing to simplify.

A cozy corner filled with fall flowers in a tall pitcher.

A French style pumpkin sitting on a bench by the window.
A glowing candle wrapped with fall leaves.

An old barrel stave I hand painted with a scarecrow many years ago.
He fills a quiet corner in my dining room.
The pumpkin with the glowing smile is at the bottom of the stave. The vintage towel and flowers
grace a vintage crock my grandmother used to make green tomatoes many years ago.
You see a bit of lavender near by.
One of my favorite simply autumn treasures.
Lovely autumn plate with sweet critters gathering in the yard.
If you look close you can see them enjoying the sunshine.
I love the sweet cottage.

Special and simple touches using one of my favorite greenware pitchers
for a simplified  centerpiece on the kitchen table.

How about you~ are you decorating with less?
Do you simplify your spaces?
Are you simplifying autumn?

Be Blessed,
Celestina Marie

I'll be back to share a  rainy day craft next time.


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Friday, October 23, 2015

Wordless White Weekend

The holidays will be here sooner then we think.
In the meantime,
I'll share a little white with that color please~~~

Love ticking with flowers in the same color family.

Thank you for visiting.
See you next week.

Celestina  Marie

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