Saturday, December 19, 2015

Simple and Cozy for Christmas

Merry Christmas Friends,

In less then a week,
we'll be celebrating Christmas.

For some, 
we'll  be home for the holiday's
for other's,  traveling will be on the agenda.

Wherever you are
wherever you go~
May the light that drew many to the Christ child,
 born in a manger,
be your light this Christmas and beyond.

I'll be home right here in this cozy space with family and friends.
Enjoying the nature  placed on my mantel this year.
Can you see the sweet little silver birds below?
Oh they are so cute sitting in a nest with greens and berries.

Cardinals are one of my favorite birds
so I love to have them around during Christmas.
This one is a musical figurine sitting in a little bird cage.
He sings because he's happy,
He sings because he's free.

Curled up to relax and reflect upon the end of another year.
Thankful for so many blessings too many to count.

Cozy pillows and throws to cuddle
while watching movies or sharing great conversation.
A stack of Christmas books to enjoy in the evenings.
Of course topped by another sweet Cardinal.

Vintage ornaments to remind us of days gone by~
Ornaments from WWII. 
Many were my parents ornaments from some of their first Christmas trees.
They married on December 22nd 1945
They are celebrating 70 years together in heaven.
And no, 
I'm nowhere near 70 years old,
 in fact a long way from it. LOL LOL!!!

We will be enjoying the glow from this beautiful vintage
ceramic tree hand painted in the 70's by my mother.
The photo doesn't do it justice.
She added snow with lots of glitter.
Yes glitter, before we all were adding glitter to everything.
Mom was ahead of her time!!

See the darling teacup coaster on the end table?
It's  hand sewn by my sweet blog friend Kitty who I met a couple weeks ago.
You can visit her
I love this coaster Kitty.

Lastly, but certainly not least,
we remember the reason for the season
and the birth of the Christ child.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

with many

See you Monday to share my piano room!
Celestina Marie


HWIT BLOGG said...

What a lovely post and beautiful pictures!
Have a great and happy weekend now...

Nancy Chan said...

It is a beautiful Christmasy post. Love all your Christmas decorations and sweet sharing. Have a fantastic weekend!

Christine said...

A heartwarming post! So lovely & a blessing to visit & share the coziness & love in your home!
Blessings to you this season!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Your home looks so warm and welcoming. Merry Christmas!

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

It looks so cosy and festive in your home! Thank you for your lovely posts. It's always a joy to visit your blog.
Wishing you and your loved ones a most blessed Christmas and a happy new year!

Debbie Harris said...

What a beautiful post, Celestina, as you shared the comforts of your home in all its beauty for this season of time when we will celebrate the birth of our Precious Savior, who loves His people beyond what we can even fathom. God in the form of His Son...amazing love...
May you and your loved ones enjoy your Christmas together around your home, and may this New Year ahead bring with it great joy and goodness to you all.

You are a rare jewel, Celestina, and I'm blessed to have come to know and enjoy you.
The Lord bless you~~

The Bear's Blog said...

What a beautiful post. I love your boldness about Jesus, knowing our future, with Him for eternity. The best is yet to come!

December Blessings

Conniecrafter said...

Your mantel is so pretty and love all your cardinals.. such a pretty idea to display those vintage ornaments!! Our neighbor when I was a kid made one of those ceramic trees but we never had one.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Jan Hermann said...

Merry Christmas my sweet friend. Your home always looks so welcoming and warm...and I love all of your precious Christmas decorations.

Jan ♥

Did you read what happened to our Shelia from NoteSongs? I posted a prayer request on my blog for her and her family.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Love this post. Everything is so cozy and full of Christmas nostalgia. I made one of those Christmas trees as a gift for my mother in law in all white with glittery snow and blue light bulbs since blue was her favorite thing. She still puts it out and it was from around 1976. I had one too with multi-colored lights but sold it a long time ago. My mom had gotten me into ceramics for a little while- it was her "get out of the house" time and for some fun with the ladies. That little teacup is adorable. Have a great weekend.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your home is always looks so warm and inviting - enjoy! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Valerie

Dorthe said...

Merry Christmas, dear Celestina Marie, -I wish you and your family, many cozy hours in your beautiful home, and I wish you a wonderful New Year with blessings of all kind !
Hugs from Dorthe

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a happy time of year with so many wonderful memories. And it's so nice to have our homes decorated to enjoy it to the fullest. Merry Christmas sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Afternoon Celistina Marie, What a beautiful post. I felt as if I was sitting in your living room, cuddled up with a cushion, enjoying all the wonderful sights in your room and listening to you tell me about your Christmas memories.
I love glitter at Christmas time.... it is very nostalgic for me as it reminds me of my childhood.
I loved your cardinals.... a sight we do not see here in England.
Have a wonderful Christmas and with warmest wishes for 2016.

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Great post love the Cardinals! Cardinals were my High School mascot.

craftyles said...

I hope you get to spend lots of time in that cozy space in the next week or so. You are an inspiring writer as well as an artist and wonderful person. Can't wait to see the piano room, Celeste!

Susie said...

Celestina, You have some wonderful decorations. I love birds too. I actually found two nests that had blow from the pine here and have them on the porch. Your cloche of vintage ornaments are so nice. I hope you are looking forward to Christmas family fun. I sure am. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Art and Sand said...

All so pretty!

When I was a freshman in college, my mother had a friend make me a ceramic tree to take to my dorm room. I loved that tree, but I tripped over the cord on the second day I had it and broke it. I never told my mother.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Isn't it FUN!!!! Looking verybcozy my friend!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

A really beautiful post, Celestina. Looks like Christmas is alive and well at your lovely home. Enjoy the holidays with your family and Merry Christmas..Judy

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a sweet Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.

Happy Christmas to you and yours ~ FlowerLady

Decor To Adore said...

So many wonderful memories! My own mother painted a very similar tree. Simple happiness.
May this week be Merry and Bright for you!

Alessandra said...

Your home looks so inviting and very warm. I love your Christmas decors. The cloche is very beautiful. I ' ll be home with my family for Christmas too.

Cindy Lou said...

Beautiful Post! May the blessings of Christmas extend throughout the years! God bless us everyone!

Junkchiccottage said...

What a great place to be with your family and friends right at home. Enjoy your cozy and beautiful home for the holidays. Merry Christmas my friend.

living from glory to glory said...

Dear, I love the older Christmas ornaments from your parents and how you displayed them! I also love bird figurines, and I also love Cardinals they are a Christmas bird to me. Wish we had them around these parts. Also that little Christmas coaster is precious. I love a pretty coaster.
I can just see you all cozy and happy for the weekend and the Holidays!
I appreciate you and the love and cheer you share with so many...
Blessings, Hugs Roxy

Donna said...

The vintage ornaments beneath your glass cloche are gorgeous, Celestina! And I just love Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus too. I've never seen any just like that. Hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner. Oh, I love your pillows too, and pretty cardinals! They are favorite birds of mine as well:)

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

The ornaments from the war era are beautiful and also beautifully displayed. Your holiday touches throughout your home feel warm and inviting with a Christmas spirit from the past and a sense of now. I love the emotion your home evokes. Your pillows are so pretty.
and the Cardinals perfect.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your mantle is oh so pretty, Celeste, and I love all the pretty Christmas-y touches around your home. I'm glad you like the coaster, sweet friend! I am looking at your beautiful handmade ornament right now as I type! Your figurine of the Holy Family is just precious and perfectly displayed on your mantle. Happy 4th Sunday of Advent and Merry Christmas blessings to you and Larry.

Rose L said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Peace to you all!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Lovely to picture you in your gorgeous home, with all the wonderful Christmas decorations. Also how special the tree and ornaments from your parents.
Wishing you a wonderful and happy Christmas with your family and friends

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your home is so cozy and welcoming, dear Celeste, with all of your beautiful and sentimental treasures! It is the time of year when we reflect upon our blessings and remember those we hold dear in our hearts, and your home and heart is filled with both. Sending you hugs xo Karen

Anna said...

Lovely post !!! With beautiful pictures and words...
Have a wonderful Sunday !
Big hug !

designchic said...

What a beautiful home - so warm and inviting. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Stephanie said...

Such a charming post, my friend, filled with the beauty and joy of Christmas. May you and your loved ones have a joyous week celebrating the birth of our Savior. Sending you much love and sweet hugs!

Sandra Cox said...

What a heartwarming post. Sounds like you were very close to your family.
Happy Holidays.

Kim said...

Merry Christmas Celestina Marie. Enjoy your beautiful home this season and in the coming year. It is lovely!

Sandi Magle said...

Love the story about your parents, mine also were married in December 1945 in Amarillo, lol.---and the next day my Dad was transferred to Long Island to recoup from Malaria from the Pacific theatre and finish his tour with a desk job. Mom worked in a 5-10 store...and they got a Christmas tree all decorated in their apartment from another transferee---. I still have a few of the ornaments...and I recognize a few in your cloche...Smiles, interesting how we interplay our lives, Merry Christmas, again, but I'm not going to stop saying it until Dec.25th. Grins, Sandi

Tete said...

Merry Christmas! Love all your décor. We will be here for Christmas, too. Glad we don't have to travel anywhere. With our parents gone now, we get to stay home. Bitter sweet. Blessings to you and your family.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

It sounds like you are going to have a nice Christmas at home with family and friends. Have a Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Celeste, what a beautiful post; it is such a sweet reminder of His love for us! You are the most thoughtful blogger and friend! Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking time from your busy day at the holidays to comment! I just adore your mantel; your fireplace area is definitely a place I would want to curl up and spend some time. Your birds are charming and I adore your pillows! The WWII ornaments are priceless! I love that your Mom glittered the snow on the tree! She was ahead of her time! Now, I see why her daughter loves glitter so much! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas filled with wonderful blessings!

Createology said...

This is a week to truly enjoy every magical aspect of Christmas and your home is a perfect place to begin and end. Merry Chriistmas Dear...

designchic said...

All so pretty and festive. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

Gaby Bee said...

Love all your Christmas decorations!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks for all your creativity and inspiration through the year.

Gaby xo

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Enjoy your Christmas at home Celestina. Thank you for sharing your lovely home and all your holiday decorations.
Merry Christmas and God Bless.

cynthia lee designs said...

Everything looks so pretty!! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!

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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..