Monday, February 22, 2016

Thinking Spring~

With our warm Texas weather lately,
I can't help but

What does that mean??
For me,
it means decorating and giving the rooms a freshen up.
 along with doing just that most of our mild winter,
now it means, 
changing up color by adding  accents.

That's been the ease for changes since going neutral
in the background of each room
with paint color and window treatments.
I had to learn this about myself over the years.
Being a decorator,
I like to change things up a lot.
So having a neutral canvas
works best and allows me to work the accents for change.
Even wall decor can be changed out!!

Here in my dining room,
I start by giving the table a lighter look.

My dear friend Sue (she doesn't have a blog) who has been my adopted sister
for years and years,
gave me a pretty cake plate pedestal for Christmas.

I love the galvanized look and the gorgeous plate that came with it.

When I'm not serving something yummy on it,
I give it another look
adding a nest, vines and a pretty bird.
This makes the perfect centerpiece.
I can even weave ribbon around the edge for a different look.
At times I pop a cloche on the top too.
The ideas with this piece are endless.

Then, for my birthday coming next week,
Sue gifted me with a pretty set of
Waverly Dishes
in the basket weave pattern
along with 4 lace place-mats.
The little vintage rose bowls, I already had
and added them for a pop of spring color atop the salad plate.
The stripes around the rim of the bowl, are black.

Love the basket weave pattern.
Notice under the salad plate
is a candle ring of greens.
I brought these back from 
Magnolia Market and The Silos.
Joanna on Fixer Upper has shown these many times
on the show when setting a table.

The layering of the plates with the ring
is such a fresh farmhouse touch.

Thank you Sue, I love this set and the place-mats!!!

Lace napkins pulled through simple grapevine wreaths
add another element of nature 
coordinate with the centerpiece.

To a chair or two,
I sometimes add a pillow.

This is one I created adding
my grandmother's crocheted lace to each side
a pretty doily I hand painted with a single rose
sewn in the center of the pillow.
This designs plays off the pretty rose bowls.

To this corner,
it was time to change out the pillow shams I use on this chair.
Using a simple place and tuck, ( a difficult technique) lol~
I can change out the look with the seasons on this chair.
This set is a red toile with cream background.
 To my tall French metal pitcher,
I added a few long stem magnolia leaves.
This is another find brought back
from Magnolia Market at The Silos.
They look so real.
I have a Southern Magnolia Tree
and holding these next to it, you can hardly tell the difference
but these will stay green forever.
On a side wall going into the living room,
I added this wall and metal basket
filled with long stem cotton balls.
This sight fills me with sweet memories
from my time living in West Texas.
Again, another find from The Silos.

Now you know this room will change again before Easter,
but for now,
this transitional look is making me 
Think Spring!!

We've enjoyed days of  near 80 degrees 
but colder temps are predicted later this week.

Are you 
Thinking Spring??

Have a great week 
see you next time!
Celestina Marie



eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a pretty tablescape. I am thinking spring now too. Lovely post and images. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Gypsy Heart said...

Such beautiful changes, Celeste! Love the cake stand with the nest. The dishes are perfect and the basket weave unique. You brought back some wonderful decor items from your visit to Waco! I think our temps have encouraged us to "think spring" although it's a bit different today. But then again, spring showers bring May flowers! :)

Thank you for sharing your spring touches!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I love all your beautiful "spring" touches! It's this time of year that we have to pull them out in hopes of lovely sprouts coming out of the trees and buds popping up in the flowerbeds! The cake plate is decked out perfectly. Your table looks so pretty and ready for your Easter entertaining. Can you believe it's only in a month? And almost 80s?? Wow! We were up to 60 on Saturday but a cold wave will be here by the end of this week. So nice to have a break after sub-zero temps the last couple of weeks here. Have a grand week Celeste!

Love & blessings, Edie Marie

Denise said...

love the beautiful things you share

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Well, I'm thinking Aping after your lovely post! I've been a wee bit bored with my dining room table, but now I have a few ideas to redecorate it. Thanks for the inspiration and have a great Monday!

Stacey said...

So pretty, friend! We were in the country this weekend and the Redbuds are blooming! We are really having an early spring and I love it! Thanks for the inspiration this morning. I'll be adding a little spring here at our house too. :)

Sue Kosec said...

Okay - so what's for dinner? With the beautiful table setting, I can only imagine how delicious the meal will be.

Thanks for sharing - especially your finds from The Silos.

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Great spring post! You have inspired us! Thank you!

craftyles said...

I absolutely love the pedestal on your table. The greens from Magnolia are so pretty. I love how you change your chair out. I'm doing the same thing over here-just haven't gotten any pictures yet. I also love your table setting, Celeste. I wonder if it is spring, or if we'll get a little cold spell. We'll have to see. Have a wonderful week!

Latane Barton said...

You are a bit ahead of us farther north so, no, I have not started dragging out any spring things for my place yet. But, yours is so charming. I love the place settings in particular. Hugs

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

So lovely. I love the cotton stems!

Mrs. W. said...

Good morning,

Everything looks so lovely.

No, I am not in a hurry for spring. Where I live, that only means that the heat of summer is not far behind. I am still enjoying that it is cool enough out to have a pleasant morning fire in my wood stove:)


Kim said...

We've been hit with spring here, too. I hope it sticks! Your chair looks lovely. I'm a big fan of the sham trick. May be time for me to change out my own! Happy Monday!

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, my dear friend!
Here it is dull and rainy today, so your THINK SPRING post brightened up my day! Thank you so much!
Wishing you a lovely and joyful new week, sending Love and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Anonymous said...

Celeste, your tablescape is lovely! You have a wonderful friend that knows your style well! Your dining room is stunning! I love your neutral background; it's so pretty refreshed for Spring! You found some amazing treasures at The Silos! The wire basket with cotton is a favorite of mine. The pillow is so special with your Grandmother's crocheted lace! Sending many blessing your way this week, dear friend!

Lisa said...

So lovely! I love how you used the cake stand! Very clever and oh so springy!

Betty said...

The cake stand is beautiful and love those white dishes. Spring to me is cleaning the home and smelling fresh clean air, getting out and working in the garden and just having fun outdoors.

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

I adore that cake plate from your friend...and adding the greens definitely says "Spring" Have a fabulous week :)

Conniecrafter said...

I love that basket weave in those dishes and the greenery with them is such a pretty touch and I love the idea of the vine wreaths for napkin holders, very cool! I so enjoyed seeing some of the fun things you found on your trip and how you have added them to your home! I do love the red and cream fabrics, so pretty!
I have not started to get out the spring things yet, even though we have been blessed with some lovely days in the 70's but we are now back in the 40's and we have threats of snow a couple days this week, but first of March, no matter what it is like outside it will be spring in here :)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Beautiful essence of Spring! I love our mild Texas days.
Adore the cake plate!
Happy Monday Dearest!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I love what you did for your spring transition. I started out that way but found myself sticking in the St. Patrick's items. I really like that cake plate and stand your friend gave you- what a great gift and then those dishes- love it!! Those magnolia leaves truly look real. I like that tall white pitcher and the white basket weave dishes- great finds!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Dearest Celeste,
Your lovely Spring refreshment to your table is absolutely stunning and so is that sweet friend of yours who's gifting is beautiful. Loving the cake plate and swooning over the bird, nest and eggs with vines. I've been bringing out eggs for Spring, you know rebirth and renewal of Spring. I really adore the white basket weave plates, I gravitate towards White embossed plates. The wall basket is really a cool piece, Lavender in Summer would look amazing too. Happy Birthday wishes as you start celebration of your Birthday. John's BD is the 24th, both February babies, no wonder I adore you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello Celeste! I too am thinking spring and have been enjoying changing things out. That means chalk painting and rearranging furniture!!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your touches of spring are such a light, cheerful addition, Celeste. I love the cake pedestal from your friend, the dishes and the lace placemats. Your painted rose doily pillow looks perfect and your refreshed chair was an easy fix!!
I have touches of St. Patrick's Day around my house right now, but will think Spring soon! xo

Nancy Chan said...

Your sharing of the beautiful items makes me think spring has arrived for you. Pretty crocheted lace.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

I love your many Spring touches, it is giving me Spring Fever even if it looks snowy and gray out my window. Maybe if I start to add some Spring will come early! lol Have a wonderful week. xx Jo

Mari said...

Hi Celeste, yes I'm sure thinking spring, in fact I have already got started with my Easter decor :-) your home looks beautiful love your basket weave bowls :-)

Happy Decorating my friend~

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I love your pretty touches of spring in your dining room Celestina.
Thanks for sharing your ideas with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Enjoy the week.
Julie xo

Debby Ray said...

These are all beautiful ways to add them all. And Happy Birthday to you, Celeste! Enjoy your week!

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful post...I can't wait for Spring to get here, but I heard we are expecting more snow later this week here in Ohio.

TexWisGirl said...

the birds' nest was my favorite. :)

Donna said...

I just love the pedestal that Sue gave you, Celestina! You are right, it will be such a versatile piece! She knows your taste so well. Those pretty plates are so you! And the placemats are beautiful! Love the treasures you bought at Magnolia. The metal wall pocket is so neat, you will have so much fun with it, and it will be a great reminder of your trip there!!


After coming home from Florida, I am so thinking SPRING!!! I think I better dig in my Easter/Spring boxes tonight.

Createology said...

Even the most basic and simple touches in your talented hands lend a touch of elegance to your decor. Spring touches look marvelous dawling...

Joy Junktion said...

It was 90 here last week, supposed to be 77 tomorrow and then in the mid to upper 80's for the next 10 days. So much for winter, spring/summer is here! I love your beautiful cake plate/holder, such a sweet gift and the dishes your friend gifted you as well are just lovely. She knows you well! I hope to work on lightening up some things around here in the days ahead. Hoping to feel well enough to finish my painting project and work in my bedroom! May you enjoy a wonderful week! Blessings, Cindy xo

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Everything looks so lovely, Celestina! So many special keepsakes - your friend's cake stand and your Grandmother's lace, making your room especially sweet. I love the beautiful basket-weave dishes with the greenery and the arrangements with the magnolia leaves and cotton, so perfect for a Texas spring. It won't be long now.....Hope you have a lovely week, my Dear. Hugs xo Karen

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love the post with all your pretty decor. The cake stand is very pretty and you can do lots of things with it. Your table looks beautiful.
So you have a Bday next week, well happy early Birthday and I do hope all your wishes come true.

Have a wonderful week and I am loving our weather also - have Spring fever. Can hardly wait to get my hands in the dirt LOL

Hugs dear friend,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Celeste, thank you so much for coming by my blog! Love to you, Anita

Feral Turtle said...

Ahhhh such a refreshing post. I love all of your spring touches Celeste. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Everything looks so beautiful. What a sweet friend to gift you with the cake stand - it's gorgeous. Love the dishes too. You really have a great decorating touch. 80'? Wow! That's Texas. :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful post,Celestina! How lucky you are to live close to the Gaines, Fixer Upper is my favorite TV show. I love all her designs and yours look just like that. Spring is differently in your home. Love your cake stand and other decor.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

I am thinking spring. Love your touches to embrace spring. The cake stand is so pretty. Loving your table setting and the pretty dishes. Happy birthday early. enjoy your week dear Celestina. xo

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh you are such a talented lady, I loved seeing how you arranged the cake pedestal and brought in little touches of spring through your home! Very inspiring visit today! :) Spring is in the works here, but still a ways off in the distance, but its not too early to start preparing for it!

Okio B Designs said...

I'm soooooo ready for spring!


Linda Walker said...

Hello Celeste!
Such lovely little touches of spring! You have some of the prettiest dishes and such a knack to using them throughout your home decorating schemes
I have not begun yet to decorate for spring. First I have to complete my deep cleaning which also means I need to find some time for that!!! Thank you for the gentle nudge to start thinking spring! I am on it!


Estelle's said...

What lovely spring accents! We have certainly been enjoying a mild winter! I am so with you Celeste....spring cannot come soon enough! Thank you for sharing your lovely home!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Lovely room Celestina!! Definitely a breath of Spring happening here.
I love the white dishes for sure! and the sprig of green underneath is beautiful. One day I hope to get to Magnolia! The tall metal/wire basket is something I would choose. Thank you for sharing: ) Karen O

Dreaming of Vintage said...

You decorate so lovely Celestina! So inspiring! I want to start my spring cleaning and drag out all of my spring like pretties. 80 jealous right now. I'd be in flip flops, shorts and a tee right now!

Alessandra said...

Gorgeous tablescape! I fell in love with your spring decors on your table. The cake pedestal is amazing. You arrenged it in a such pretty way. There' s cozy freshen up in your home

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my goodness! I love it all girl. But then I haven't seen anything that you have done that I haven't loved! So elegant....just like you! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh yes i'm thinking spring however it's very cold and wintry here today

I like the basket weave on your plates, I have some Ralph Lauren plates that are basket weave pattern

bj said...

Last week was so warm and spring like, I put out lots of spring decos...then...a cold front moved thru and it got to 47 degrees...
yep, we still have some wintertime left here in West Texas, but I sure am enjoying looking at all my lighter, springy/summer decor ....
Yours is all so so pretty.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Sweet Texas Neighbor!
Just look at our sunshine drenched day!
I think you have invited Spring to our neck of the woods with your inspiration, time and talent!
Thank you so much for sharing this joy with us on Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!

Eilis said...

O.K., now I want those faux magnolia branches...they look great in your pitcher. I am going to get to the Silos one of these days!

An Oasis in the Desert said...

So many pretties, Celestine! I love the idea of using a candle ring as part of the layering of dishes, and your sweet pillows are the perfect addition.

Since we are already into Spring here in the AZ desert, with temps in the 70's and 80's, I am definitely thinking Spring & bunnies!

Warm hugs,

Laura said...

You have added beautiful spring accents.
I have been doing the same thing in between working in the yard.

Thank you for joining TOHOT! We are so glad you are here.

Daniela said...

What charming and so cheerful decorations you gave life to, my dearest Celestina, Spring is truly dwelling in your home !
We're having here the coldest days of the whole Winter with the first snow ... it's quite strange, but this Winter has truly been so very unusual in Italy !

May your day be blessed with Joy
sending love to you
with heartfelt gratitude

Unknown said...

Everything looks pretty!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Stephanie said...

Hi sweet friend! A little birdie told me that you have a birthday today :) I hope your day has been extra special and beautiful, sweet Celeste. You are such a precious person and you have blessed the lives of so many with your friendship and kindness. I am thankful to be among those that have been blessed.

Your post is simply lovely. It has been feeling like spring here and after seeing your photos I have been inspired to get my home ready for the sweet days of this season.

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Love and hugs!

Decor To Adore said...

So many sweet springtime touches! I adore the pieces your sweet friend Sue blessed you with. I am a bit late in visiting due to it being college finals week for me but I am so very happy you joined Thought of Home on Thursday and shared this delightful gem.

Ana Love Craft said...

Hi Celestina! Your spring decorations are adorable! I especially love the arrangement on the cake stand and the beautiful doily in the pillow. Your table is amazing !I wish spring arrives soon :)!
Have a great week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

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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..