Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas in the Piano Room~

Merry Christmas Friends,
The time is drawing near
I love these days ahead
to relax and enjoy the decorations.

Everything for the preparations 
are complete.
Time to enjoy being 
Home for Christmas.

This is my piano room.
A special place where there is no tv.
Just a room to gather and visit.
Listen to music, play the piano, read and share time with family and friends.

I kept the cork GATHER banner I created last fall 
 and added some holly and berries to each end.

Every year my mantel changes.
This season I love the light and simply display
with the wreath and  just a few items on each side.

I carried over the black and white from the kitchen
into this room along with the pop of red.

To visit my
 Christmas in Texas Kitchen Tour
you can click

 I love this Santa.
He was wearing a rust colored coat until
I painted it red.
He likes it better too!

A framed card  hand created from a dear friend,
Diane from 1 Card Creator many years ago.

To the wreath, I added 
hand created snowflakes my mother designed
about 25 years ago.
The little birds help to hide the mechanics 
of the light string.
Gotta love the timer lights.

More black and white with the checked ribbon.

Just a sweet sitting deer along side 2 string gift packages, brings in the red.
Burlap ribbon on the packages,
tie the look in with the standing trees.
You may remember I covered the ugly metal bases HERE. 

Many of you  ask about the firescreen.
It is a heavy iron piece I found  on ebay several years  ago. 
It was black
 but to help it show up 
against the black interior of the firebox,
I painted it ivory.

After I looked at this photo,
I noticed the two trees needed a topper
of some sort.

While stopping at Dollar General last weekend,
I found two stuffed fabric stars perfect for the tops.
Just one dollar friends.
Does it get better??
They also had hearts and I brought two of those home too.

Hard to get an evening shot in this room.
But you can see here
 what a difference the little stars make.

Love this darling pillow
on an animal print throw!

Moving around the room to the tree.

The throw is one I crocheted over the summer
knowing I would use it this Christmas.

Love anything with checks
 and especially this buffalo check pillow
layered with the snowmen.

A favorite painting over the sofa.

Last year I painted this tall snowman,
and yes,
he wears a black coat.

To bring in the black and white with red on the coffee table,
I used ornaments under a cloche, ribbons and little bird 
with a sprig of greens and berries..

The stockings were hung on the back of the piano.
French script with red cuffs.

A vintage pine cone tree I created many years ago.
It has nuts scattered about
along with a pop of red added this year.

On the piano  two wooden deer stand in the greens.
My piano is 50 years old and I cherish it.

I remember when my parents bought it when I was just a little girl.
I have basically played it all my life~

The Heart of Christmas,
a special book to pick up and enjoy while listening to music.

Our tree is decorated in
white, gold, silver
and again that pop of red
with hand crocheted snowflakes.

The gold star is from Norway 
and a gift from a dear friend who was my neighbor
here in Texas.

Long picks of glittered silver vine,
 top off and finish the tree near the star. 

Collected ornaments from travels near and far.

The joy in my life~
My best friend and hubby!

A view from the dining room.

Another view from the entry.

So nice to be Home For Christmas.

Wishing you the spirit of the season,
filled with blessings and holiday memories!


Have a beautiful week.
Celestina Marie


As a side note~
for bloggers using google friends connect on your sidebar.
I found out over the weekend, after a tech support and forum search,
followers have been dropped on hundreds of blogs.
It is a glitch in the system and hopefully will be restored.
I personally lost 35 of my followers in 15 minutes.
It is an inconvenience for our followers who will no longer be able to find us.
The support tech said, because it was a weekend, it would not be addressed till a new week.
With it being Christmas, it will most likely take a lot longer.
Many bloggers were in the forum asking for answers with concerns.
Just wanted to give you this fyi in case you have seen this huge drop in your followers
and wondering what is going on.
A day in the life of blogspot and google glitches!!
Let's hope for a resolution to this newest problem.

Merry Christmas


Anna said...

Your home is superb !!! And so welcoming !!!
Enjoy the luck you have...

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Thank you for a glimpse at your black, white and red Christmas! I just got so many ideas from your quick tour I can't wait to put them in place. I have disliked my black screen in front of our black firebox and just never thought of painting it white like you did. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous room! It looks like such a cozy spot to curl up with a good book. You have such a talent for decorating :-) I wish you a merry week friend!

Rita C at Panoply said...

Beautiful room, Celeste. You had me at checks and red. Merry Christmas.

Jan Hermann said...

Celeste everything is so gorgeous - I especially love your tree and the wreath with the snowflakes your mother made.

Jan ♥

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Now is when all the work shows it's worth. That is where I am at. Just completely enjoying the season. Your home looks beautiful!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

First of all, I am extremely GIDDY right now at 7:15am in the darkness....I have on all my Christmas lights in the front part of the house while my husband is sleeping. I LOVE THE LIGHT in the darkness....and now I am seeing your incredibly pristine home, beautifully bathed in light and I am so happy. Celeste, your décos are perfectly placed, ready to inspire.

I am also happy to learn that this strange loss in followers in ONE day was a glitch. Though I am not actively blogging under Castles Crowns and Cottages, I did keep my blog open and I update it from time to time with my own photos, linking to my Instagram. When I saw yesterday that I had lost 57 followers, my heart just sank. My first thought was that now that I'm using my own photos, people wanted to drop me. But I am relieved that this was a technical glitch. I did notice one loyal follower came back this morning.

Well my sister in LIGHT, in the LIGHT of the world, may He bring your household peace for many years to come. Enjoy the light dearest one! Anita

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a beautiful piano room, my friend! I enjoyed seeing all your special touches and yes, the stars for $1.00 add the right addition to your trees. It must be so relaxing to sit and play the piano and take in the beauty of the room! The JOY ornament show your love of you and your sweetheart. Happy last week of Advent to you and Larry. Love and blessings, Kitty

Valerie-Jael said...

Your piano room is beautiful as are all rooms in your wonderful home. Enjoy, hugs, Valerie

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, What at beautiful room to visit and enjoy the miracle of Christmas! God Bless the week with family and friends!

Sue Kosec said...

You have a beautiful home. Count your blessings and enjoy all the beautiful decorations.


craftyles said...

I love your piano room! I could see spending hours playing at your lovely piano. You have decorated the room with such nice touches like the Santas, trees and cute pillow. Such a great room to spend time waiting for Christmas to come. Enjoy!

Cynthia said...

Celeste every thing is perfect. Adore you pillows in the room and I agree Santa looks better with the red coat. The deer sitting there looks as if his nose is turned up as if he is sniffing, cute. My mom used play the piano. We used to gather around with my cousins and family and sing carols, fun, fun, fun.


Stephanie said...

Just gorgeous, my friend! I absolutely love the red and black together and on my, your pillows are darling...especially the one with the old car on it :)

Your home is truly amazing just like you, sweet Celeste. It's always a pleasure to see your decorations. Love and hugs to you!

Vel Criste said...

Your piano room is simply Divine! In love with how you decorated your mantel especially that GATHER banner! Thank you for visiting my blog Celestina! new follower here!

Unknown said...

Everything looks so pretty! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J! Merry Christmas!

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, my dear friend! I am back again, and i am so glad to see yourt wonderful home! Your Christmas decorations are wonderful!
So amazing ....
Thank you for sharing all those lovely pictures from your lovely home!
Wishing you a wonderful and blessed Christmas time!
Sending much love and hugs,
Claudia ....I am so glad to be back again here :O)

P.S. lost followers too .....

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such a beautiful room, full of Christmas joy. How I wish I had kept my piano lesson up when I was a child. Your tree is gorgeous, as is the fireplace. You have a gift! Merry Christmas. xo

Createology said...

I do so love visiting your home and am so grateful that you share so generously. This piano room is delightful and I can almost hear the beautiful music you play. Every detail of your decor and vignettes is perfection. I love how you aren't afraid to paint something to improve its look and fit with your style. Merry Christmas Home Sweet Home Dear...

Kim said...

What a lovely place to relax and celebrate CelestinaMarie. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous week! :)

Unknown said...

Your home is adorable.
I am your new follower from austria
Hugs Kuni

Nancy Chan said...

I love all your Christmas decorations. How I wish I could visit every room of your house.

Jill said...

Thank you for the information about the followers, I was wondering what was going on! Your home is so beautiful! I love everything and the Santa with the animals is one of my favorites. Would be lovely to hear you play a piece on the piano and perhaps share it on your blog? Always loved to hear the sound of the piano and the harp is one of my favorites as well. Have a very Merry Christmas!! Thank you for sharing your lovely home.


Burlap Luxe said...

What a wonderful place to gather... Love the view from every room.
It's a beautiful home to love this time of year my dear.

I thank you dearly from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful words left behind on my Holiday Christmas production.
Keep inspiring all the beauty seasons to follow.

A ver Merry Blessed Christmas to you and yours.


Linda M. said...

Celeste, Merry Christmas! Your home looks so inviting and festive. It is decorated beautifully. My home is pending in sale and I'm looking for home. I'm not blogging or creating much at all. Hopefully sometime in the new year I'll be back to blogging.
Joyous Wishes, Linda

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina,
I love your gorgeous Christmas decor! You made a beautiful crocheted blanket!
I'm so glad you found out about the glitches with GFC as I too lost followers! I thought it was just me and wondering what happened! I do hope it will get resolved.
Thanks for sharing this with with us at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!
Have a Merry Christmas.

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

A room with a piano and no TV...there need to be more rooms like that in homes today where it's just all about family. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
Peace and Blessings,

Deborah Montgomery said...

Just beautiful Celeste!! Very tasteful and elegant, while still being cozy and home-y. I love the Santa picture, and the pillow with the truck. Also those sparkly spike thing-ys coming out of the top of your tree.
How wonderful to be playing the same piano since childhood. And to have a tech-free room to enjoy music in.
Have a very Merry Christmas. Blessings to you, Deborah

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste I'd love to walk through your beautiful home arm in arm to see in person all the beautiful creative touches that fill your home with Christmas cheer, so loving the Black and White with Red accents.
Have a wonderful Christmas celebration my friend.

Patty Sumner said...

Just gorgeous as always but especially during Christmas! I love the special ornaments...that is one thing that makes Christmas even more exciting is unpacking all the ornaments from year to year.. such sweet memories! I have always enjoyed visiting with you and your cheerful happy spirit. May the heart of Christmas continue to fill your home.. By the way, good to hear the tech glitch.. I lost several followers.. I hope they can work this out.. Have a Merry "Christ"mas and a happy New Year. Be blessed!

Anonymous said...

Your piano room is lovely! We had a piano room in our old house that we called the blue room because the walls were originally a light blue. :-)

Love all your Christmas touches. Simply beautiful!

Donna said...

What a beautiful room, Celestina! I love all of your black and white accents, and the beautiful snowflakes created by your sweet mom. Love your pillows too! I know you will be playing many great carols around your piano this Christmas, how fun that must be! Can you believe Christmas is just a few days away? Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I am in love with the santa on your mantle!!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Christmas in our piano room is gorgeous...and is such a beautiful room. Love those pillows and your Mom making the gorgeous snowflakes! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Everything is beautiful. Love your piano room. It's nice to have a quiet area where nothing interrupts concentration or conversation! Joy is one of my favorite words at Christmas!
Wishing you a peaceful, joyful and loving Christmas!

Debbie Harris said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Celestina, every little detail has your graceful touch.
Your parents would be quite honored knowing you have loved and cared for that beautiful piano since the day they bought it for you, what a treasure.
I have enjoyed the tour of your home, Celestina. Each and every room is warm and inviting in their own special way, and I'm sure your guests have been richly blessed as they've gathered around your home in sweet fellowship with you and your dear husband.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and blessed New Year.

Much love to you~~ Debbie

cynthia lee designs said...

Everything is so pretty!! Love the pillows. I have those same white reindeer. Hmmmm....I need to look to see if I lost followers.
Merry Christmas.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your home looks like the pages out of a magazine, Celeste! We had a room for our piano in our previous house and it was wonderful! I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

I lost about 10 followers in an hour this past weekend and wondered what was going on. Thanks for the info!

Rose L said...

Everyone who enters your home will feel warm and comfortable and joyous. Your home is lovely and welcoming.

doodles n daydreams said...

Your decorating is beautiful, so much to see. I hope you make some lovely new memories in your piano room this Christmas with family and friends. Merry Christmas.


handmade by amalia said...

Your home looks so pretty and festive. Happy music filled holidays to you and yours, dear CM.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just love your beautiful home and the lovely Christmas decorations. Enjoy your week ahead! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Your home looks lovely! I moved a couple of years from Mckinney, Tx. Have a wonderful holiday!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So many beautiful details and trees fav?...the JOY ornament of you and your "best friend"....May you and your family have the most joyous Christmas!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the piano room and your memories of it! Have a merry Christmas.

Alessandra said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour of your home. The piano room, the dining room look fairy!!! The mantel is just gorgeous with the beautiful wreath and the white birds are adorable. The Christmas tree is fabulous!! I lost some followers last week. Thank you very much for the information. Merry Christmas -Buon Natale dear Celeste.

chateau chic said...

Your piano room is gorgeous, Celestina Marie!! You have made it so festive with your beautiful decorations.
I appreciate your friendship and very sweet visits!
Merry Christmas to you and your family,
Mary Alice

Junkchiccottage said...

Your piano room is so beautiful. Your whole home is gorgeous, inviting and so festive for the holidays. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I think everyone should have a room with no television; your home is beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and yours with love from TCF.

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Merry Christmas to you and yours.


La Petite Gallery said...

Sending you wishes for good health, happiness and love. You must
be exhausted, your home is gorgeous.
Great choice on that firescreen, love it.
I am cooking today and this is the only comment I am sending.
Catch up this weekend.

Denise said...

I also love black and white check with a splash of red,red for Christmas but all Year long a splash of any color will do.Your home looks totally gorgeous for the Season.I'm here to wish You the Lord's blessing on these next few Special holy days-Denise

Daniela said...

Hi Celestina, my new friend,
I'm so very happy to be here and to have enjoyed this post of yours !
your Christmas decorations are so wonderful and make your home, already so stunning, even more welcoming, thank you for sharing this Beauty !

About the problem with 'Google Friend Connect' I also lost some friends which I don't know if are going on receiving the updates of my Blog ....

May your Christmas be the most Wonderful and Blessed Christmas ever, treasure your family time

With deep admiration

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Everything looks ready for a wonderful Holiday ahead. Wishing you much joy, Celestina Marie!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, Celeste - everything looks so warm and cozy with all your lovely and treasured decorations, hand crafted, gathered and gifts from loved ones. So much love put into it all. So beautiful. Wishing you and your loved ones many blessings at Christmas. xo
I lost my Google Friend Connect, too and some followers. I restored it by going into Dashboard > Layout > Add a Gadget on left, click on drop down box to "More Gadgets", scroll down until you find 'Followers', click on it and it will magically come back! Hugs xo Karen

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

I forgot to add that you might have to delete the original Google Friend Connect gadget. Scary to do, but that is what I did and it is all restored. xo Karen

Roosterhead Designs said...

A simply beautiful post Celeste! I enjoyed the 'tour' of your piano room! Thanks for sharing. I know you will enjoy these next days ahead!
Merry Christmas to you,
Karen O

Celestina Marie said...

Thank you Karen for the details you used for your followers. This is effecting Google Friends connect and I think you are referring to Google+ which is in the gadgets. Google Friends connect is not in gadgets and to delete that would make it all go away completely Thank you however for sharing what you did for google+

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
Wishing you and yours a Blessed and Merry Christmas!

La Petite Gallery said...

wishing you all the best for 2016.

Anonymous said...

Every detail perfectly beautiful and so inviting.
Love that bottle brush tree in the teacup, and your toile chair is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Oops, guess I need my glasses more than I thought. teehee Looked like toile from a distance, but I see that it's a floral. Still beautiful.

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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..