Friday, January 15, 2016

Winter Weekend

Hi Friends!
Do you feel like January is the "in between" month?

The time between holidays and the countdown to spring?

Perhaps you are already counting the days till spring.
It's been a mild winter for us here in Texas.
January is half over already!!

For most, we are already tired of the cold~
 even though it has barely shown it's fury.

As I look out the kitchen window,
 it looks sunny,
but the air is expected to turn very cold this weekend.

I know many of you are having much colder temps
which makes our weather seem
like a heat wave.

I like to enjoy the cozy time "in between" at home.

The last of the glitter is vacuumed away
and Christmas decor hibernating for another year.
The new year rang in 
and already the first weeks have come and gone.

I'm back to my creative routine 
and  a change up throughout my home along
with lots of reorganizing and clean out in my studio.

Trying to re-spark my creative muse can be a challenge this time of year.
The ideas take time to arrive and flow.

In between, it's winter at home!

White views brighten the dark corners.

Vintage treasures inspire many ideas.

Lacey white bring sweet dreams.

and I'll try and catch them as they shadow into my day.

The masters of music

bring a new rhythm

and the little bird sings a new song.

Thankful for the warmth and glow of home!

 Yes,  it's snow and ice and everything nice.

It's the "in between"

Winter at Home

Have a warm weekend.
Celestina Marie


Anonymous said...

What a lovely post. I too have put everything Christmas away and have returned to the normal routine of things. I am looking forward to spring now even though it hasn't been that cold here in Italy yet. They say we're going to get colder weather soon but it hasn't shown yet (hopefully it won't!) Hope you have a great weekend and that your creative muse will show up real soon :-)

Stacey said...

Good morning Celeste. These are sweet days. Aren't they? I'm loving our weather and the beautiful sunshine. Have a great weekend.

Unknown said...

Lovely treasures!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

A lovely post this morning.
Yes, January is definitely an in between month for me. So is February really. With the wind-chill, the temperatures are below -30*C. What can you really do with such severe temperatures, but wait it out?
I have been working on my scrapbooks from 2015 in the cosiness of my house, and I keep the tea flowing.
And I love to go visiting my blog friends in the morning! Have a great weekend!

Valerie-Jael said...

Have a great weekend, enjoy the time 'hibernating' in your lovely time. It's cold and wet here, so I'm sitting by the radiator, trying to keep warm! Hugs, Valerie

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Dear Friend,
Such a lovely post, perfectly suited for our mid- Winter Texas morning!
Such soft and pretty whites, to help send us on our weekend journey.
It's been a fantastic week, hasn't it.
Wishing you a lovely weekend and stay cozy!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I have to admit that I love the months of January and February, Celeste! It's so nice that all the hustle and bustle is over, and I can enjoy just being cozy at home...baking, making soups, crocheting, sewing, reading, and just relaxing.
Happy weekend to you and your sweetie, in your cozy home! Love and hugs, Kitty

Sue Kosec said...

Such a beautiful post ... everything photographed is just lovely.

Happy in between to you!

quakerhillfarm said...

What a beautiful post with beautiful pics! Winter whites are so pretty. Have a wonderful end of the week my friend.

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Winter is nice but "in between" is exciting to prepare as you have for spring. Nice post!

Anna said...

Lovely post and white china...
Have a cosy weekend !

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Yes this time of year does feel in-between things for sure. I'm anxiously awaiting spring but unfortunately that won't start until April here. I've got the Christmas stuff put away and feel like I've reclaimed my home! Now all I have to do is keep busy during these winter months. Enjoy your weekend!

Nancy Chan said...

Lovely vintage treasures. Christmas is over and now we are preparing to celebrate the Chinese New Year in early February.

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Lovely post Celestina! I haven't been creating much lately. I've been busy purging and cleaning my craft space and giving the inside of the house a complete do-over. It's time for a new look and that means simplify. I just need to re-think what I really want to create and let those long forgotten projects just go. There's just not enough time! Have a wonderful weekend friend!

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

All of your winter treasures inspire the feeling of being warm & cozy on a cold winter day at home. Thanks for sharing :)

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
your home filled with so many wonderful treasures!
Wishing you a lovely weekend, my sweet friend,
sending Love and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

craftyles said...

This is post is like poetry. Such beautiful photos to accent your words. Stay warm and cozy!

The Bear's Blog said...

Happy Weekend.


Kim said...

We haven't really had winter weather here for a long time yet...maybe a week's worth...but I am already done!! I am counting down to spring right now!! Come on sunshine....

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

A beautiful post my friend, words laced In between photos of dreamy creamy Winter Whites. I agree January arrives and our muse is moving as leisurely as we are after the holidays. Your choice of words "in between" was very well chosen. The month of February in Philadelphia is the coldest, yet some of our highest snowfall amounts have occurred in March. So for me mid February becomes my countdown to Spring.
Have a warm and delightful weekend.

Rose L said...

I love the sleeping angel and the little bird!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a beautiful post. You put into words what I have been thinking. Just trying to get the house to not look so stark after the holidays.

I'm going from room to room making sure that ALL the Christmas decorations are packed away for another year.

Have a wonderful weekend with sunny skies and warm weather. We are having colder weather than we are used to.

Hugs to you sweet girl,

cynthia lee designs said...

Love seeing all your pretty things!! Love the white iron pitchers...but you know that I have a love for them. We gotten snow twice since Christmas and now they are calling for rain later the little bit of snow that is left will be gone by tonight.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So many pretties in your post today! Love the home sweet home pillow! I have little creative spark at the moment. I agree January can be like that, but I am enjoying the mental break. Our weather has made winter more ineresting with our frquent little snow showers. Albuquerque can be bleak and brown when the leaves are gone and it gets cold for so long. We have had an amazing number of grey days mixed in, but they can be so cozy! Happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the cute bird. :) hard to believe in a month we'll be looking to spring.

Rita C at Panoply said...

Very cleverly written with just the right images attached, Celeste. I like January for one reason - to have some down time without guilt. We've been, what I consider, very lucky so far with the same mild weather you speak of. I just hope my garden doesn't keep growing to the point my down time is crashed and I need to get out there to tend to growth!

Donna said...

Love all of your wintery whites, Celestina! It sure is hard to believe January is half over with, isn't it? We've had milder than normal temps this winter here too, though not as warm as you in TX! Keep warm and cozy this weekend!

janice15 said...

Lovely items all white and wintery.. San Francisco has just been rainy. I'm waiting for Spring too. Happy weekend with love Janice

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And am I ever glad I have a three day weekend. Today and Sunday are supposed to be the coldest days we'll have and it's perfect to stay IN!!!!!!!! I can't wait. I'm here at 5:00am and I'm already loving the solitude of the morning to just be free from stress and be open to creativity. Have a FABULOUS day at home sweet friend.

Mrs. W. said...

Good morning,

I always look forward to my visits at your lovely blog. You have a special way of enjoying the little details.

Home is indeed such a pleasant place to spend winter days. I especially delight in my wood stove. I sometimes sleep on my couch several hours of the night, just so that I can soak in the cozy light of my fire while it is the season for fires.

Have a wonderful Saturday,

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

A cute post....I love winter and the "in between" it gives me time to get organized and enjoy winter crafts of knitting and quilting. Summer is for outside. It's also a time for rejuvenation for me too. Love your winter whites....

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Lovely post and thoughts. I really like your small bust of composers/all pianists too.xoxo Su

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love all your in between decorating Celeste! Thanks for stopping by to say "hi". I am enjoying my time away from blogging but I do miss my blog friends. Have a great 2016.

Linda Walker said...

Hello Celeste,
We too are having a very mild winter. Got a little snow here today, very large, wet flakes. Not much accumulation here though. Can still see the ground.

Your "in between" decorating is so lovely! You are quite a talented decorator, right down to the smallest of details! Love all of your white pieces and decor! The busts reminded me of my late piano teacher who had the same three busts on her piano.

I am also a bit of a homebody during this "in between" time of year. Cant wait for spring!


Kathy said...

January is a re-booting time for me, full of potential. I adore the feeling in spite of the weather.

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Evening Celistina Marie, I smiled when you said all the glitter had been cleaned away from your home, as I cleaned as well, but I am still finding the odd little piece of sparkling glitter on the carpet. I hoover, thinking it has all gone, then the sun shines and a little piece twinkles in the sunlight.
I think it will take a little longer before I am sure all the 'twinkles' have gone. Can I say, I adore the little white beaded cushion you showed us.The cross stitch is gorgeous as is the beading... both which are close to my heart.
The weather here in England is very cold and we have a lot of snow, but I really don't mind as the cold weather allows me to take the time to do a little more sewing.
Best Wishes to you.

Sandi Magle said...

My sentiments exactly---after 45 some years in the arts in one form or another---January has always been my 'down' time...time to recoup and regather what wits the previous year had left me with. So I veg---until I can gather my thoughts and impulses and see what direction I'm going to go---part of the reason I started blogging and viewing blogs to get inspired---grins, Sandi

Anonymous said...

Such brilliant yet fragile white touches. Very wintry. Thank you for sharing such beauty with us!

chateau chic said...

So many pretties throughout this lovely post. I'm one of those crazies who like long as it's not too long, but I feel we've hardly had winter yet this year. Love those cozy spots inside when it's cold outside
Mary Alice

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

WOW !!! Lots of gorgeous white...Yes we do feel kind of guilty, because of our warm weather now here. But our weather here is not always pleasant. Celeste...This post is so beautiful...It's just peaceful. I love it. Sherry Told me that she put up a new post, and I thought while I was looking at it. I would come visit you. and I am glad I did.
Blessings Dearest,
Marie Antoinette

Alessandra said...

This is a such lovely and sweet post! I love all your whites, especially the adorable birds.

Conniecrafter said...

Your decorating for the winter is so pretty, I just love that stitched pillow, I know all the work that goes into that, all your pieces are great touches, like the sweet little angel too! My in between is all snowmen, my collection grew too big to have out with Christmas decorations so they have their own time to be displayed :)
Have a fantastic week!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh Celeste I can soo 'hear you!'
But I guess this -in between time- has a definite purpose too~
I feel like I can catch my breath and stop and think; even make some decisions and set some goals with a clearer mind and heart.
And white is always a good choice! : ) Love love it. Your photo's are inspirational and refreshing :) Thanks for sharing a bit of your heart with us! ~Have a blessed day, Karen O

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Enjoyed your lovely pictures today... you have a special touch and eye for beautiful things! It was a bright spot to visit here... and I trust you are having a great start to your week :)

Daniela said...

What a wonderful post with which to end my day, thank you, my dearest Celestina !
I love so much all the precious vintage details you've caught 'going around' your home, January is a so marvelous month to me, I love Winter, it gives me the chance to enjoy my home :) !
With much love and thankfulness I wish you a most beautiful remainder of your week,
sweetly thinking of you,

Curtains in My Tree said...

It's a cold snowy day here today and yesterday and I played with some of my ideas for Valentine cards and tags, today at my real job
I even put valentines on a silver tinsel tree

All your white items are so pretty so homey and pretty

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Celestina, this post is lovely. Did you stitch that Home Sweet Home pillow? It's gorgeous!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my gosh, I love that red rose picture! All your white items on here today are so pretty. You love and appreciate your home, Celestina, and that's special, indeed.


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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..