Monday, February 1, 2016

Winter Kitchen

Hi Friends 
Happy February!!

Hope you had a nice weekend.
On my mission to clean out, refresh and get more organized,
I did a bit of redoing in the kitchen too.

I'm calling this my winter kitchen, 
leaving a little of the red
 I decorated with at Christmas.

Between the holidays, 
I found this darling pitcher and bowl lamp
on a junkin trip.

It didn't have the black and white checks.
I added those with my glass paint.
It came with a shade
but it was out of scale 
I replaced it with this darling red shade I found at Walmart.
It was plain red
 and I added the black trim to the top and bottom 
to give it a finish.
It just needed a little something.

It's so cozy in the evening and early mornings
with the glow of the lamp.
Santa brought this MC teapot.
I love it on my stove with
the painting above
 the cherry plate I painted a while ago also with black checks.

Winter comfort food recipes near by and ready.

Loving this corner with my old rusty scale
and the chalk board I created last fall.

A little refresh for winter.
Nothing like an organized space!!

I decided to leave the Waverly curtains I added during the holidays.
Love them for winter and the cozy feel at the table.

The rose plates help bring in a little color.

Layering a couple trays on a shelf,
I added a chalk board 
of  a chicken
with added checks.
and stenciled No3
I love the number 3
I love checks!

So enjoying my winter kitchen.

Have you updated any rooms for the season?
I'd love to hear your stories.

Have a great week
and I hope February 
is a wonderful and blessed month for you!




Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Your redo in the kitchen is exquisite. The colors the arrangements and the over all creative design are beautiful!

decorayadora said...

Hi dear celestina ,, que bonitos rincones , usted tiene muy buen gusto para la decoración

Valerie-Jael said...

Your kitchen looks wonderful, love all your beautiful and harmonious designs. Hugs, Valerie

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous! I love so many things in your kitchen today. The lamp is adorable in the corner, the know I love that, I've loved your painted dishwasher for awhile. You do such a great job adding your creative touches. Let's have coffee. :)

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I'm really loving it all, but the 'be thankful' really stands out! Welcome February and have a great week!

craftyles said...

You have such a wonderful way of tweaking.I love that cute lamp with the addition of the checks and also the teapot. I do think we all need a winter refresh. I love your whole kitchen! Happy February!

Brenda Pruitt said...

What a cute chalkboard chicken! I love your kitchen. So warm and inviting. And that lamp, ooh la la!

Debbie Harris said...

Good Morning, Celestina! You are always an inspiration. :-)
Your kitchen looks lovely, and that lamp...very cute!
I too have been purging, cleaning and organizing my home. While taking time with the Lord I am also getting things in order. It's always such a good feeling when those things have been accomplished.
I'm still on break, but had to stop in for a lovely visit, and I wasn't disappointed.

Have a beautiful day~

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your little lamp looks so cute in the corner, Celeste, and I love the addition of the checks. Your MC tea kettle was a sweet gift from your hubby! My son painted me a look alike MC tea kettle for a Christmas gift the year before. The scene on your dishwasher is another beauty that you've created...sigh!!!! All your touches of red add such a happy warmth to your cozy kitchen. Thanks for letting us take a peek at the ❤️ Of your home. xo

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

That lamp is adorable! I love the checks you added and the great shade.

Jill said...

What a beautiful kitchen Celeste! I bet it is a joy to cook your meals there each day, so warm and welcoming :-) Have a great Monday!


Anna said...

Lovely details in a beautiful kitchen !!!!
Have a nice week !

Mrs. W. said...

Good morning,

What a darling new lamp for your kitchen! I love looking at all the cozy details of your kitchen, such a pleasant place!

Thank you for sharing your warm kitchen today, it has been a lovely visit.


Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, my dear friend! Your kitchen is such a lovely place, thank you for sharing new pictures! I LOVE this teapot you got from SantaClaus! :O))
Wishing you a wonderful new week and a happy and joyful february too!
Love, Hugs and Blessings, to you,
Claudia xo

Tete said...

I could move the little lamp, the checks, yeah, those checks and the warm feeling you have there.
I am not redoing any room right now. Been working on the playroom, though. I have my very own mini sewing area for the first time in my life now! Can't wait to get started on some things floating around in my head.
Need to drag myself away and get some things done around here.

Jan Hermann said...

Hi Celeste,
I love your lamp - great choice with the lampshade and your glass paint checks! Your winter kitchen is delightfully warm and welcoming. Have you ever tried PINK lightbulbs? They give such a pretty glow. I have them in alot of my lamps!! I'll be doing a post soon...about them.

Jan ♥

Gypsy Heart said...

Just gorgeous!!! I love black, white & red. The lamp is totally adorable with your special touches. Looks perfect with your tea pot that I covet. :) Your entire kitchen is just beautiful!

I've missed you ~ have been having some computer issues. I hope you have a wonderful week! If you'd like to have coffee or lunch sometime, I'd love it!


Sue Kosec said...

Your kitchen is sooooooooooo stinkin' cute! I love a lamp on the kitchen counter. There's just something about that light!!!!!!


Rose L said...

I love that rose plate! My name is Rose and I like rose items.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I love the warmth a lamp gives in a kitchen. I have always enjoyed one on my countertop and have it on a dimmer switch for a soft glow at night. Your addition of the Black and White checks added a fun punch of playful expression and I love the red shade. Your kitchen is warm and inviting and very well organized.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Love your special touches! The lamp updates are adorable. You are always good about adding those extra embellishments that add that special touch! Your dishwasher is pretty stylin'! Did yo paint that?

Crissi said...

So lovely details in your beautiful kitchen - dear Celestina - simply superb and welcoming.
Blessed happy week
Hug Crissi

TexWisGirl said...

i like the chickens. :)

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

I have not refreshed really. My kitchen is still full of old finishes so I just put back what was there before Christmas. Your kitchen is just beautiful Celestina! Thanks for sharing and giving me hope for my kitchen of the future :)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love your kitchen. IT is so warm and cozy. Love coming out into my kitchen early in the morning and smelling the coffee.
I like the black and white checks and the red you have in there. You know how I love roosters and chicks.

Very pretty.
Have a great week.

Alessandra said...

I love the adorable lamp. Your kitchen is rich of pretty details and it' s so cozy. I like very much the teapot and the plate with the rose. Thanks for sharing with us your awesome kitchen

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh I love checks too! I have three plates in checks that I used for a tiered tray long ago. Maybe I can send them to you since I no longer use them?

Stephanie said...

Your kitchen is beautiful, my friend. And that lamp is just too sweet.

I hope your week is off to a wonderful start. Love and hugs!

Anonymous said...

Celeste, your lamp is adorable! What a great find to go with your fantastic teapot! This girl loves MC! I lost so many of my pieces, in our beach home when hurricane Ivan destroyed it, eleven years ago. I really haven't invested in many pieces since then. You have a lovely kitchen! It's so warm and inviting decorated for Winter!

quakerhillfarm said...

I love your lamp! That is great inspiration! I have looked at the MC teapot for a long time! It looks wonderful in your kitchen! Loving all of your touches. Have a beautiful week. Lynn

cynthia lee designs said...

Your kitchen looks so cozy for winter. Love your lamp!!

Kim said...

Oh I just love that cross-stitch heart! That was my first craft skill and I miss it so sometimes. I should start again. Happy Monday!

Createology said...

Very lovely and comforting with the touches of red and your signature black and white checkers. Love the vignettes you create dear...

Mari said...

Celeste your kitchen looks fresh and beautiful, love you MC teapot, I am lucky to own a few f her items in her parchment check, I receive her cookie jar for I'm working on the teapot for Valentibes Day....:-)


doodles n daydreams said...

Your winter kitchen is very attractive and inviting. I was drawn to the cross stitch heart as well, rather pretty.


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your new MC teapot looks gorgeous on your stove next to the plate you painted! Small lamps add such a nice glow to a kitchen, too. Your kitchen is a beautiful space and you must love to spend time in there!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

You've added the sweetest touches to your beautiful kitchen, Celestina Marie! I just love the little checks and the touches of red add such warmth. A warm and cozy place to cook, or have a nice cup of tea on a cold winter day. So easy to tell that your kitchen is the heart of your home! <3 Hugs and blessings xo Karen

Debbie said...

what a cute and wonderfully cozy kitchen, so sweet and welcoming. since i put christmas away, i have not done any decorating. i am however, getting ready to start spring when spring arrives, i am done....and have time to have fun!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love it all, Celeste, especially those irresistible black and white checks. Thank you for sharing your pretty kitchen with us.

Conniecrafter said...

Love the lamp you found and the great touches that you brought to it so that it goes with all the rest of your items in the kitchen, you are so creative. Your table setting is just lovely and like how you have a pitcher and bowl on that too :) Your chicken decorations look great grouped together too.
No I haven't had time to do any decorating, in fact today I am taking down all my snowmen and putting up my Valentine goodies.

Lisa said...

Your kitchen is so pretty! All the black and white check is adorable and brings in a bit of whimsy your beautiful space. I bet this is your happy place ;-)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Lovely touches to make your kitchen so pretty. The lamp is a great idea and the MC pieces are catching my eye. I so admire their brand. Very welcoming kitchen to hang out in. Some of my favorite colors. xo

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

I love the lamp that you found! That is awesome!
Lisa :O)

Debby Ray said...

I love the black and white with touches of red in your beautiful kitchen! You have a fantastic flair with design and decor! I will never regret painting my cabinets white last just has such a clean look to it! Enjoy your Tuesday :)

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love the little lamp on your kitchen counter. It's so much cozier in the evenings than the overhead lights. I love the black and white and touches of red; everything looks really beautiful in your kitchen. You are such an inspiration! I've rearranged a few things in my house recently, and we are working on some more decluttering, papers and photos. It's cold and cloudy outside, so a good time for indoor pursuits!
Blessings to you, Deborah

Unknown said...

This looks SO pretty!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Denise said...


Nancy Chan said...

Hello Celestina, I can only admire your kitchen and all its lovely items. I am struggling to keep my kitchen neat and tidy but I think I am doing a lousy job.

Feral Turtle said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous!! I LOVE your teapot too. I could almost enjoy cooking in a kitchen like that....well almost! hehe Cheers.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Celestina, your kitchen decor is just beautiful! TFS this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

Creations By Cindy said...

I just love your beautiful kitchen! The counter tops are gorgeous. Oh I bet you have yourself some great tea out of your new teapot. It's so sweet! There is so much I want to do and need to be doing in my home right now! I keep waiting on that "okay, today is the day" moment to jump on me. HA! Have a great day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh my friend I love to see these wonderful photo's of your 'winter comforts' : ) Beautiful kitchen Celeste~
I have been homebound 3 days due to a winter storm! so am just getting caught up (no home PC these days - had to wait till I got to work:] Thank you for sharing! Have a blessed week. ~Karen O

Daniela said...

I feel enchanted by you kitchen .... and of course, with your art, you add a touch of welcoming and coziness here and there, to make it beautiful and warm more and more !
May your day be blessed with joy, darling, and be blessed you too !
With love and gratitude

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Loved having a little look at your beautiful kitchen and can feel the warmth here with all your beautiful things and know there will be some wonderful smells coming from your cooking. Love the black and white and red touches and how lucky getting the teapot from Santa.
Hope you are enjoying the week and many thanks for the kind visit to my blog.
love and hugs

Margie said...

Love your MC kettle with the checkerboard pattern!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, dear Celestina...what a lovely, inviting home you have, and I do so love your winter looks so cosy - I am sure it is delightful to creat delicious, hearty meals in it! And such a pretty white pitcher you found always inspire me! I am hoping to make my sewing room a bit more inviting, and then we have a baby room to exciting!
Have a wonderfully blessed Thursday...hugs!

Joy Junktion said...

Winter or not, I love your beautiful kitchen! Sweet lamp you found/created! Many Blessings, Cindy

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Hi dear Celeste! I loved to read about your winter kitchen! Again you've managed to twist things your way. I love what you did to 'drag' the lamp into the whole interior with adding the shade and trim to it and painting the checks on the stand. So nice! It looks so cozy in that kitchen, so warm! Wish I could come over for a hot chocolat :D I hope all is well with you dear! xoxox Ingeborg

Red Rose Alley said...

I love your black, white, and red kitchen, Celestina. I just changed my colors in my kitchen to turquoise and white to lighten things a bit for spring. But I'll forever love red in the kitchen. And I've always wanted a checkered tea pot just like this. The black rooster is charming, and the rose plates.....gorgeous.

love, ~Sheri

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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..