Monday, January 25, 2016

Living Room Winter Refresh!

As I've been sharing~
it's been a season of
clean out, reorganize and refreshing my Texas cottage.

Like so many of you in your homes,
 January has brought about change.

I shared a few changes in my living room last week
now this is the rest of that story.

It all started with the moving of two chairs.
Making a swap from my living room
to a guest room and so forth.

Anyway, not to go over that post again,
I'll just say,
The pictures will share the new look.

Adding red by bringing in a vintage red plaid chair
I brought down from the second floor
gave me the opportunity to add red.

This chair was one I had custom designed 
when we lived in Ohio over 20 years ago.
It's  a sturdy well built very comfortable chair.
It's been in my red guestroom which has now changed too.
All about that another day.

Starting with the mantel,
the winter freshen up begins with my winter banner.
I simply turned around the Gather banner and stenciled the new letters.

Adding geraniums in winter? Why not~
It brings in the color.

Birds and their house, perching here for the season.

Vintage books from the 20's help to bring in a bit of red.

Old architectural elements fill a metal basket on the hearth.
The old ceiling tin  has a little saying my grandmother used to sing to me.
"I love you
a bushel and a peck
and a hug around the neck"
Love this treasures.

Tall Lavender fills a basket and brings in a touch of nature.

Moving around the room, 
touches of red blend here and there with black 
and winter whites.
It's working with red and I am loving it once again in our living space.

Burlap with red roses says winter with the hope of springtime to follow.

High on a old pillar is another sweet bird.

This water fountain urn was made by my mother many years ago.
I love to change this out with the season.
Hydrangeas have arrived early
 and give me hope for mine to bloom
 better this year
then last.

Another bird takes his home behind the glass in this frame.
A painting I did in a study last year. 

Winter whites soften the new look.

This dear garden girl watches and waits for spring.

A little red with Le Poulet
Paris Pillow. 

Music always close by.

Yes, the red plaid chair is working.

And, in the pattern of the plaid 
is a small square of dark aqua.
Could that be more perfect for when I add a touch of aqua this summer?
I ask you, why didn't I bring this chair here before?

Well, it's here now and enjoy it I will.

Have you been making changes this season?

Thanks for coming by.

Have a great week
and see you soon 
as I am getting back from
The Silo's at Fixer Upper on HGTV.

Happy Birthday to my Best Guy!!
Celestina Marie

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Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina,
You have decorated the room so pretty and I love that chair and the fabric. I love your touches of red throughout. I hope you have a lovely week.
Julie xo

Sue Kosec said...

You are SUCH an inspiration, Celestina! Everything you touch turns to perfection. What a great place to sit and relax. Looking forward to seeing the turquoise ...


Stacey said...

Very pretty! The mantel looks amazing with the red and black touches. I absolutely love that chair. We have red furniture tucked around our house too and it still makes me smile. :)

Jan Hermann said...

I love seeing what new arrangements and vignettes you come up with. They're always lovely and so comfortable looking. Have a blessed week, my friend.


Valerie-Jael said...

It all looks simply wonderful - enjoy! Love the painting of the bird on the music sheet. Hugs, Valerie

Unknown said...

Wonderful impressions, lovely decor!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

That chair is fabulous! And I love all your wee birds. Happy Monday to you!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Dear Texas Friend!

Beautiful Winter touches in your home.

I too have a little red here and there-some sweet birds too and rosy red tulips!
Isn't our weather absolutely gorgeous:)
Have a very lovely week,

quakerhillfarm said...

Your mantel and your touches are so pretty! Of course I LOVE the red! Have a wonderful week! Lynn

Brandi said...

I agree with you so much about craving change. The beginning of the year is usually when I get the urge to paint a room. You made beautiful changes to your home just my adding in more color and a furniture swap. I love the new look!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love all your touches of red around the room, Celeste, as it's my favorite color. I'm happy that your 20 year old chair found a home downstairs and was your inspiration for your changes. Your pretty birdie painting is wonderful, and I love the one above your mantle, too. I look forward to your review of the silos in Waco.
Happy Birthday to your sweetheart!! Hugs and blessings are sent to you both!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a lovely inspiration this post is, for me to keep on working in my little cottage. Changes are happening, and hopefully major ones will be done before it gets hot and humid again.

I love that crusty old blue and white vase that you have next to your sweet little bird painting.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

living from glory to glory said...

Very cheery and the red just pops and you have given us some inspiration to move a few things around in each of our own homes! I love how your photos have a dreamy quality about them! Have a great week and thanks for the peek into the new look for the season!
Always, Much Love, Roxy

Sandi Magle said...

Oh so pretty---your touch is always so elegant and fresh.

I'm so sad I have lost my faded edge options for my pics---it's just so dreamy. When my comp upgraded, my pics down graded, and I'm lucky I can straighten and bring the light up I guess, but all the cool options are gone.

Beautiful pictures, I have done nothing in the house except purge and post for the shop---will have to get going on SOMETHING creative, soon.

Thanks for the Inspiration, Sandi

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Celestina, your custom made chair looks so pretty and comfortable. I would love to rest on it. I love the way you change and brighten up your rooms.

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Another Great Monday designer post. Happy "B" day to you sweetheart too!

Cindy Lou said...

Looks terrific! Beautiful decor! Like the chair!

Conniecrafter said...

I just love your touches of the red and black with your white, so lovely!! Great style in that chair, it is good you waited this long to change things around, it probably came at just the right time. So neat you found a ceiling tile that reminded you of your grandmother, and how you have used things from your family to decorate with!! That bird in the nest is so sweet too. Your bird painting is amazing too! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

Denise said...

change is nice

Kim said...

Every time you introduced a new photo, I thought, well, that's my favorite accent, but as the post went along, I found myself saying that after every single one!! So I will just that it all looks lovely and enjoy that chair!! :)

Rose L said...

Lovely and warm and inviting. That chair in first photo looks so comfy!

Mari said...

Celeste, your room looks beautiful with the touches of red....loving your winter banner ;-)


Roosterhead Designs said...

Thank you for sharing Celeste! I love your new 'looks' (that garden girl waiting for April is so cute)and birds are a fave~
I have been making subtle changes only : ) But even just re-arranging (what you already have) as you did can make nice difference.
Have a blessed week! Oh, my grandma used to rock me and sing that same song. (I love you...) And I sang it to my girls and grand kids~
Karen O

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, isn't it amazing what a little red plaid chair can start. Really beautiful and the touches of red are perfect in your charming and pretty room..Happy Week to you..Judy

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Hi Celestina! Your living room looks so cozy and inviting! So pretty!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Little changes in a room can really refresh, love all your red touches and of course the perfect Winter Whites added in. You have a knack for creating warm and welcoming rooms and I always enjoy your reveals. Looking forward to the Silo's post. Hope you had a blast in Waco.

craftyles said...

Moving furniture around and doing little tweaks really gives you a new look. I love the bits of red that you added. The bluebird painting is so pretty. You are one creative girl, Celeste.

Jillayne said...

Red - love it. It adds such vitality and warmth, perfect for this time of year. The red touches you've added here are all delightful, but I do love the little red bird best - it's adorable!

Donna said...

It's always so fun to see your room redos, Celestina! You have such a talent for pulling everything together, just love your style! Love how you were able to use the chair from another room to give your living room a whole new look! Love your bluebird painting, it's just gorgeous:)

Blondie's Journal said...

You have a wonderful talent for changing things around, Celeste, I love this! So many little and big changes. I thing the red with black accents is just perfect and all of your smaller crafts and finds are so pretty. Please come here, I need your help!!

Thank you for sharing! :)


Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, my dear friend,
sorry I am late behind with my comments, I have to work more at the moment and not a lot time to sit at the computer :O(
I love your wonderful arrangements for winter, and I love this chair :O)
Wishing you a wonderful new week, filled with joy, Love and blessings!
Big Hugs to you, Claudia xo

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your changes!! We heard that JoAnna and Chip are going to be at The Home Show in Cleveland, Ohio. My daughter and son-in-law are thinking about going. Can't wait to hear about your trip to the Silos.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Celeste! Home sweet make it delightful! Now, off to work. GRRRRR......

Alessandra said...

I love seeing the corners of your cozy home. It' s so rich of treasures. The chair, the fabric, the pillows are absolutely beautiful

Debbie said...

you have a warm, cozy and very beautiful home!! the pops of red seem to be a welcome addition!!!

Esther Asbury said...

So many lovely things.....birds, vintage books, lavender, music, and pillows! Love how you re-used the gather banner -- what a smart idea!
Visiting from Roses of Inspiration.

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

What a lovely room to cozy up in while it's cold outside. I especially love the tin ceiling tile with the words from your grandmother :)

Anonymous said...

Hi my sweetness! Oh, I adore that chair. I would love to have one just like it and it looks so pretty! All of your vignettes are so beautiful! Is that a piano beside your chair? If it is, wouldn't it look pretty to cover the back with some fabric? I'm not being bossy, just knowing you and your talent I think it would look beautiful! Thank you so much for your visit and your kind words and especially your prayers. How I appreciate them and you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jill said...

Your room looks so lovely and so many sweet touches. I love Fixer Upper! How cool you get to visit the silos, hope you will post some pictures ;-) Have a wonderful day!


Sarah Coller said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and showing off your pretty things! You've definitely got a knack for putting things together in an attractive way. That chair is gorgeous~! Have a lovely week!

Sarah @

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love the chair, and the red touches. funny, I've never been a red girl, but I'm thinking myself of adding some reds in my home and wardrobe. And I've been rearranging things, too. Must be a post-holiday kind of thing, making a new start. Thanks for sharing all the inspiration. Your home is lovely. Blessings, Deborah

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

I am loving your touches of red, dear Celestina! The chair is perfect to bring that touch of the French countryside into your beautiful room. So many lovely details....all of it together makes a cozy and warm atmosphere filled with love. Hugs and happy week! xo Karen

Feral Turtle said...

Love the red. You have such wonderful style my friend!! And a very Happy Birthday to your hubby.

Lisa said...

Your chair is so pretty and tucks just perfectly in the space. I love pops of red in interior spaces. It's so warm and festive!

Gaby Bee said...

Your living room looks so inviting...just wonderful! I love your changes. I especially like your pillows!

Have a wonderful week!
Gaby xo

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love when you can take something from one room and use it somewhere else. It's a beautiful chair. I love the windows that the piano is in front of. xoxo Su

Stephanie said...

I so enjoy "walking" through your beautiful home, sweet Celeste. You know how to make one feel welcomed and you know how to make all things lovely :) You are truly an inspiration to many.

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

Creations By Cindy said...

Your room is breathtaking! I love every single thing about it. I hope your day is sweet to you my friend! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Daniela said...

The changes you have made in your rooms, made them even much more comfortable and cozier, so beautiful and filled with charm, you've such a lot of good tast, my darling Celestina !
Thank you for sharing this wonderful post,
have a blessed remainder of your week
with admiration I'm sending love to you

Ana Love Craft said...

Hi Celestina! Such beautiful and inspiring ideas! All details are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Have a fabulous day!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Debby Ray said...

Celestine, your home is just filled with so many lovely things...I don't where I'd begin...but I noticed that pot with lavender. Last summer a neighbor gave me bunch and it currently growing outside in planter boxes, not blooming any more, of course. Any tips for bringing some inside and getting it bloom so pretty like yours is doing? I have had no experience with it until I received this. Thanks for any advice you can give! Happy Wednesday!

Unknown said...

Everything looks so homey! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Joy Junktion said...

I love your room and you know, I love the colors! Hope you enjoyed your trip to Waco! Many blessings to you, Cindy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love the pillow on your chair. Sure are some cheery changes! Seriously you have hydrangeas? Nice!

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina, your living room is so charming. I love the splashes of red that you have, and especially that little blue section. The garden girl is darling too, love her. Everything looks so warm and inviting. And your HOME pillow is a lovely accent to your couch.


Stacey said...

You do such a great job making your home soft and welcoming. We just have to meet in person soon. :)

Happy Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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Celestina Marie
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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..