Monday, December 7, 2015

Meeting a Texas Blog Friend

Last week I had another wonderful opportunity
to meet  a blog friend.

This time it was my teacup partner set up from 

Thank you Stephanie.
You sure did good joining us up.

met me and my hubby at a tea room near her town
in Texas.

It was in an area not familiar to me 
so my hubby offered to drive
thank goodness
cause I would have never found the tea room
let alone navigate the busy highway.
Texas has traffic like a herd of cattle ya'll~

we talked and visited so much we never even took a pic of our delicious lunch.

My hubby and Kitty found out they had worked for the same company
and knew many of the same people.
It truly is a small world.

We shared gifts and great conversation.
It was a Christmas blessing to remember for a long time.

Kitty is a petite and pretty lady with a sweet personality and big kind heart!
She is beautiful inside and out!

Pat from Gypsy Heart 
was going to come with us, 
but couldn't make it this time.
We missed you Pat and look forward 
to planning another get together soon
with you.

Thank you Kitty for the special gifts.
I love the bread, jam, tea and teacup coaster.
I gifted to Kitty a  Fitz and Floyd holiday plate, candy and a special ornament.

so good toasted!
yummy homemade jam!!
darling handmade teacup coaster with glitter in the fabric.
delicious tea!

It's always so much fun to meet another blogger.
I hope many of you get the same opportunity.

Stop over to Kitty's and Pat's to say hello.

if you want to meet a few more Texas Bloggers.
Today begins the Christmas in Texas Blog Hop Tour.

Stop by
for the link list on the tour today through Friday.

My day to share is the 9th and I hope you 
can stop back and visit.

Have a great week everyone!
Merry Christmas,
Celestina Marie


Jan Hermann said...

It looks like you two had a wonderful time! I'm quite familiar with Kitty, I used to follow her AND now do again. When I lost my Blog List, I never did find everyone!!

Have a great week...
Jan ♥

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Yes, it certainly was a blessing meeting both you and your sweetheart of a hubby, Celeste! I know we all felt grateful that our friend Stephanie connected us through her teacup exchange. With all that's going on in our world, it made me truly appreciate the goodness and kindness of both of you. Our special meeting will always hold a place in my heart, and I know our friendship will continue to grow. God bless you and your hubby. xo

Sue Kosec said...

I'm quite sure you and I live nearby ... after the holidays, I'd love to meet you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

How fun! She is a little petite thing isn't she! Love the pictures of you two together and your husband. Looks like you both got some wonderful gifts!

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie and Kitty, It was my honor and pleasure to be a small part of your lunch at the Tea Room. The fellowship was a blessing!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, festive photos and such a wonderful opportunity to meet in person. Enjoy your Monday.

Cynthia said...

How wonderful and it looks and sounds like you had a great time. My husband would've done the same for your. Isn't it great having a wonderful husband?.. Beautiful gifts


Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful photos of you all, and it certainly looks like it was a delightful day, Celestina.
You two are just as beautiful as I imagined.
You are going to LOVE that Christmas jam from dear Kitty! She was so gracious in sharing that delicious jam with me, and I have to didn't last long, and I was just a teeny tiny bit selfish with it. Oh it was good!

Stephanie sure has a way of connecting the ladies who participate beautifully when she has her tea cup exchange. She allows the Spirit to guide her, and look at the beautiful outcome.

Thank you for sharing your glorious day with us, Celestina.

Enjoy your Monday, the beginning of a new week, May it be to God's glory.

Blessings~~ Debbie

Rita C at Panoply said...

How sweet, Celestina Marie! I follow Pat, but not Kitty. I'll make a point to visit her. Btw, I will sharing my purchase from you later this week in a tablescape post, and will be giving you a shout out (and your Etsy store). :)

craftyles said...

How fun. You are so cute and I love the pictures of you and you Hubby. Kitty seems like a great person and such cute gifties. Glad you had a great time. Have a fun week, Celeste.

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had such a fun afternoon with your lovely blogging freind, hugs, Valerie

Stacey said...

This sure looks like fun! I sent a couple of emails to Kitty asking her to join the blog hop but never heard back from her. Maybe next year. :)

See you soon.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Isn't it so wonderful to meet wonderful blogging friends?....Glad you had a great time with Kitty...and how funny that your hubby and she worked for the same company...small world!

Stephanie said...

My dear Celeste, I just came from Kitty's blog and am so full of joy right now after reading her post and now yours. What joy for the two of you to meet. Both of you are such dear, kind, and precious ladies that it is no wonder that the two of you connected so well. You and Kitty are so very beautiful, inside and out {{smiles}}

I am truly thankful the two of you were able to meet face-to-face and I am so glad you shared your time together with us. What a gift for the two of you this Christmas season :)

Have a blessed Monday, sweet friend. Much love to you!

Kim said...

How fun!! Tis the season for creative fun with good friends. I love idea of meeting up with blogging friends when distance permits. Lucky you!!

Ginny said...

Oh Celeste, You are still such a beautiful person! What a great picture of you and Larry. I remember so well the time we met for lunch in Texas. It looks like you had a good time at the tea room! That is such a wonderful experience to meet other bloggers! By the way, our friend Fr. Mike is once again at St. Maria Goretti Church in Arlington. If you get a chance one day go visit him. I am sure he would remember you two. Your gift exchange was awesome! I love the Fitz and Floyd plate and all the goodies you received! You have been blessed!

Anonymous said...

You're on a roll getting to meet up with bloggers! Kitty is so sweet and I've followed her for a long time! You two look beautiful and I'm sure you had a wonderful time.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh Celeste what a wonderful blessing! It sounds like such a delightful outing for you all~ And such beautiful gifts exchanges too : ) I once had the opportunity to meet a crafter much in the same way; and we are good friends today! Have a nice week~ I hope to travel a bit to the TX blogs if I can~ Karen O

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Hi Celestina! How wonderful that you were able to meet with a blogger friend! It looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina,
Wow how lucky you were to have a blog meet up with Kitty!! It looks like you all had such a fun time together. Blog friends are the best!! Julie xo

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Celestina, Looks like you and Kitty had a lovely time visiting and exchanging gifts. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!

Rose L said...

Such a great experience to meet another creative person from the blogs. I have met one once. You look so lovely in the photos!

Donna said...

What a fun day, Celestina! I'm so glad you and Kitty were able to meet and have a wonderful lunch. How nice of your hubby to drive! The tea room looks amazing, I am drooling over the decor!! And the gifts you exchanged sound wonderful, and so heartfelt:) Oh, and I love the great pics of "y'all" too!! Looking forward to seeing your home all decked out for Christmas, I just know it's spectacular!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

How wonderful to be able to met each. You both are lovely sweet ladies and I know you had a great time chatting and getting to know each other. Very thoughtful gifts you exchanged. I think it is the sweetest idea ever. xo

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

How fun that you've been able to meet up with fellow bloggers in your area, Celeste! I'm looking forward to all the Texas home tours coming up. Are you ready? :o)

Linda Walker said...

How wonderful that you and Kitty were able to meet! I just love you both! I often think how wonderful it would be to meet all of my sweet blogging friends! Stephanie has done us all such a service!!!!! So glad you had such a nice time! Happy for you both!
Sending love,

Createology said...

I have heard it said, "the world is a mirror and you get what you give". Looks like two lovely ladies met and will be great friends. I completely understand the joy of meeting blog friends in person. Blog Blessings...

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Darling photos and a fun afternoon. Sweet smiles, sweet gifts and the sweetest bloggers.

Joy Junktion said...

I do love to meet blog friends! They really do become 'friends', don't they?! So happy you were able to visit. You and your hubby make a cute couple!! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

Kelly-Anne said...

How very lovely to have met dear Kitty, Celestina! She is so sweet, and yes! Very pretty too - I just finished reading her lovely post on your meeting and oh! How I enjoyed the pictures of your special time together...such a beautiful tea room too!
You gifted her with such darling things, and my! How delicious your bread and jam look...oh, blogging friends are so very sweet and precious! I do hope that one day I too may be able to meet some lovely ladies whom I have met online, in person! What fun that would be!
Have a delightful day, dear Celestina...hugs and love to you!

doodles n daydreams said...

How wonderful to be able to meet fellow bloggers. It seems you had a lovely lunch and gift exchange and great that your good husband could drive you.
have a great week.


handmade by amalia said...

What fun, CM! Bloggers are the best.

Nancy Chan said...

A lovely meeting! Wonderful exchange of festive gifts. Have a beautiful day!

Ping's Nom Fiction Life said...

What fun meeting a blog friend! I find it an amazing way to making friends on blogs and then meeting in real person. Thanks for the showing us the lovely pictures. Have a great day Celestina.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It is always a special treat to meet these women we connect with on such a deeper level: WRITING and ARTISTIC EXPRESSION. In daily life, we can't always find so much about each other. What a blessing for you, Celeste!

quakerhillfarm said...

What a sweet way to meet new friends! Looks like it was a wonderful time and it truly is a small world!

Conniecrafter said...

You both look great, how fun to meet up and exchange such sweet gifts!! That is neat that your hubby and Kitty had so much in common, that is amazing when stuff like that happens.

Gypsy Heart said...

I just hate that I missed this! :/ Thanks so much for sharing the photos! Both of you are gorgeous! Celeste, your hubby is very handsome and you two make a beautiful couple. It is truly a small world isn't it? I'm just so happy you had a fun time and I look forward to meeting in the future!


Debby Ray said...

How wonderful! It is a huge desire of mine to meet up with some of my sister-bloggers! What a precious time...and yes, it truly is a small world! Blessings and hugs!

cynthia lee designs said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time!! I have met 6 blogging friends. They all live north of me and we all met up at a craft show a couple of years ago.

Deborah Montgomery said...

I'm so glad that you were able to get together with Kitty! You both are such sweet and generous spirits, I knew you would love each other! Thanks for sharing the pictures, and letting us share in the fun. I've met two bloggers, and hope to meet many more.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Having just returned from a visit to Texas, oh my, I can sure agree about the traffic issue! lol! Your meeting at the tea room was a perfect place as tea was the thing that brought you together in the first place! Stephanie certainly begun something beautiful with the tea exchange... how delightful to receive some homemade jam and bread from Kitty, it looks delicious! Hoping you are having a lovely day in Texas - the weather was not so nice over Thanksgiving for us, lol!

Alessandra said...

What a fun and beautiful experience to meet a blog friend. Wonderful gifts!

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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..