Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Santa Paintings

Hi Friends
Hope you're having a good week.
Just one more weekend before Christmas.
Are you ready?

Santa will be here soon
so I took a look back
at several Santa's I hand painted over the years
from studies in the decorative arts.

I painted so many of the jolly guys
and they live in good homes now
but I kept just a few to live with me.

Made from wood and hand cut by me
and my hubby.
I have used a scroll saw for years
and loved the process.

Now I'm too busy so hubby
helps me when he's not traveling on business.

This guy stands about 2 foot tall
and was designed by an artist from the Decorative Painter
then painted by me.

His bag is filled with toys for good boys and girls.

In his hand he holds a sweet little blue bird and bird house.

Another tall guy hand cut from wood.

He's an old world style Santa wearing a long coat with fur trim.

He holds a wreath in one hand and a walking stick in the other.

This last one is painted on a vintage plate
my grandmother had given me years ago.

This sweet Santa wears a pink coat 
and holds dolls and bears
 ready for
some special children.

Many more Santa's were so much fun to paint
and I hope are still bringing some joy to those who own them.

Lastly today
I'll share a little quick gift idea.
Recently I found these large paper mache pots
similar to a flower pot.

They are light weight 
and perfect for a little
Christmas display.

I used lots of goodies from my stash,
basket grass,
 lots of glitter,
 doubled pipe cleaners,
bottle brush trees,
 and more.

I left the pots in the natural paper look.

These were so much fun to create using
just what I had on hand 
in my supply stash.

I also made some using
vintage muffin cups
but those can't be shared 
as they are on their way to good homes.

Have a great weekend!

Merry Christmas
Celestina Marie


Valerie-Jael said...

What wonderful paintings, you have so much talent! Hugs, Valerie

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I love Santa's- especially old world ones. Love that paper mach pot!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

*paper mache that is!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I loved seeing your creativity, my friend! All the Santas are so special, and my heart melted at the one that you painted on the vintage plate that belonged to your grandma. I love how you incorporate special treasures into your works of art. The sweet little paper pots make for an adorable gift, with some pretty embellishments. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas with us. Merry last week before Christmas to you and Larry! xo

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

So pretty Celestina! Goodness, you are so talented! I like the old world Santa's too. So much fun looking at your creations.

Cynthia said...

Wow these Santa's are fantastic, the Old World one is my favorite. So talented my friend. The paper mache pot is lovely.


TexWisGirl said...

so beautiful. that first one is just wonderful.

Kim said...

You are so talented! I always love peeking at your creations, you have the best job!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Your painting has a beauty to it that engages ones imagination. I prefer Old World Santa's and yours are absolutely amazing.

Jan Hermann said...

Oh how pretty...these nostalgic looking Santas are a real treat. I always love your ideas.

I'm baking again today - more goodies for neighbors and friends.

Jan ♥

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my goodness sweet lady! You are so blessed to have the gifts you have. I love them all and I am a huge Santa addict. My daughters told me recently I needed to get rid of some of my old Santa's but I just can't part with them. Love your STUFF GIRL~ Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debbie Harris said...

Gorgeous work, Celestina! The faces on your Santa's are done so beautifully and full of life, even their cheeks are full and radiant. I've heard that painting or drawing faces is the hardest part of doing people. You have done a fabulous job.
Lovely post.

Merry Christmas~~ Debbie

Rose L said...

You are a very good painter! The Santa's are lovely!

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Your work is amazing........BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

I like very much the first photo of the old santa claus with the blue bird and bird house. Very cute.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Great ideas, Celeste! It is truly in the little things that are around us that we can use to create spectacular HEart. Enjoy your countdown...I AM!

craftyles said...

My mouth is hanging open. The Santas are so beautiful and full of detail. You are such an amazing artist, Celeste. Love the cute paper mache idea, too. Hope you are enjoying these last days before Christmas. It is the final countdown!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

My goodness, what talent you have! You are certainly a woman where creative goodness flows out of you, such a blessing! Enjoyed your sharing of your beautiful handiwork today :)

Roosterhead Designs said...

What a lovely post! Your work is beautiful! You've mastered a scroll saw!? Such determination has yielded you gorgeous results! : ) LOL
Thanks for sharing - and the paper pot idea too; so clever. ~Karen O

doodles n daydreams said...

Really gorgeous Santas, I love the olde worlde look of them.


20 North Ora said...

Beautiful Santas! Isn't it nice to use up a lot of extras laying around the house? Darling gift ideas.


Joy Junktion said...

You can see that everything you create radiates the love you pored into it. Each piece unique and beautiful. I'm sure they will all be loved by whomever receives them. Blessings, Cindy

Createology said...

Every Santa you have created and painted is amazing and I love their Jolly faces.. Simple paper pots when adorned with your decorative expertise is a treasure. Merry Christmas Delights Dear...

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Celestina you are so talented! Those santa's are just beautiful and would look gorgeous in any home! Have a merry Christmas! I still haven't finished all my Christmas shopping but I'm getting there...slowly but surely! Bye friend, Silvana

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina, I love all of your beautiful Santa paintings! You are so talented and gifted!!!
I hope you have a nice day and weekend. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful work on your painting, I use to do this kind of painting years ago before I got into cardmaking, of course not as talented as you are though, I know the work that goes into it, and you have mastered it. Cute little display in the paper mache pots such pretty vintage image and bird, very sweet arrangement!

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

I just love all the work you do...the attention to detail is stunning.
The paper mache gift baskets are so nice too as a last minute gift :)

Alessandra said...

You are a great artist and a great painter. Your Santa' s are such beautiful! I love all of them. The little vase is so lovely, this is another clever and pretty idea

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your Santas are gorgeous! I just love that style of painting and it looks so perfect on the old world Santas. Love your decorated pots too. What a nice gift to make and give.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love everything!! Your Santa's are wonderful.!!

Sandi Magle said...

Your talent always takes my breath away. Everything always has your special the Santa...I have a very primitive one in the garage that really needs a makeover----I will have to give it a Whiz-Bang...Merry Christmas! Sandi

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Celestina Marie
Celestina Marie

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..