Friday, March 11, 2016

Texas Bluebonnet Blog Hop


Hi Friends!
So glad you stopped by for a visit today.

It's springtime in Texas
and
the Texas bloggers are welcoming the new season in with a little inspiration
from the Texas Bluebonnet Blog Hop.

Stacey 
from
is our creator for today's blog hop.
and 
I hope you will stop over and say hello
and visit the many participating today too.

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When I begin to style for a new season,
it usually means, cleaning and rearranging.

This spring finds me doing that and more
in my sitting room.

I first begin by taking everything away
and doing a good cleaning.
I remove all the accessories, wall art and more.
Notice the dust mop to the right?
It's my pride and joy and was my grandmother's from the 40's 
or maybe even earlier.

It's a work horse to reach those areas a vacuum can't.
If I had to run out of my house in a hurry, 
this is something I'd take with me.


Next, 
I completely empty and clean the mantel and fireplace.

Once the cleaning is done,
I gather my inspirational pieces from around the house 
and in my prop closet.

Here are some of those piece
 and 
I must confess, a few new goodies this year too.

I found this HOME pillow last year and love it.



As you can see, I'm going a bit pastel this season.

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Some new art work this year.


This piece is a Texas treasure and I love it.
The artist is Paul Valencay.
Horses in a watercolor wash of aqua shades of blue.
Love it!!

Then I got busy and
 created this new banner for the mantel.

I simply stenciled SPRING
on cardboard banner shapes atop
pretty scrapbook papers.
I can turn it around and stencil summer in the future.

So now let's put it all together and see the before and after for spring.

BEFORE
AFTER
BEFORE
AFTER
Now you know me~ 
I make furniture switches all the time.
If you remember,
the red plaid chair that I placed here after Christmas~ still love it 
but, it went to the master bedroom where I have touches of red
and
 these vintage wicker chairs came from that space.
Perfect for spring!
Love them here better.


Lots of light streaming in makes this the sunniest room in my home.

I left the black and neutral design rug for an anchor piece
and
to balance off the darker pieces in the room.

So this is the beginning of spring inside my Texas cottage.
Here are a few little views from around the room.









Thank you for visiting today.

Before I go I'll leave you with one of my favorite Texas wildflowers to paint.
The 
Bluebonnet!



Come join the fun and visit the Texas Bloggers sharing springtime.


Have a great weekend.
xo




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48 comments:

LJ L said...

Celestina Marie, Love the Spring letters under fireplace mantle. Great inspiration for the Bluebonnet blog today! Thanks
LJ

Sarah said...

Beautiful touches of spring around your pretty home. The wall transformation is great. Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos.

Stacey said...

Good morning! Your post is beautiful and worked like a charm. Can't wait to study each and every one of your pretty pictures. :)

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely beautiful!! It's difficult to say there is a favorite but I do lean toward the horses. Such an incredible painting ~ I love it! My mother used to have a dust mop that looked very much like yours. Sure wish I had it with these hardwood floors! :) You are so creative and your home looks so warm and welcoming!

xo
Pat
P.S. I could just take a nap on the sofa and wrap up in that beautiful throw!

craftyles said...

I love the touches of blue that you've added. I'm jealous of your Grandma's dust mop. I love that you use it. Also love the before and after pictures and how you shared your process of decorating.The horse painting is fabulous.I also love your bluebonnet paintings, Celeste. Have fun hopping!

Stacey said...

Celeste, this is all just so pretty! I love your pastels and they are perfect for spring time. I am so envious of your artistic abilities and the way it makes your home really special.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning my Dear and Talented Texas Friend!

I love, love your pretty home and you and I both have very similar chandeliers.
We love our glowing lights don't we?
Every caring detail of your home shines through and I always feel such joy from a visit with you.
I am smitten your Spring banner too!
Happy Spring dear one!
xo
Jemma

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hello sweet Celestina Marie!
I didn't know you had a blog party specially for Spring and your post is lovely, as I scrawled down I loved all your new and old treasures, specially your grandma's mop... now that is a heirloom for sure!! You made me laugh saying it's what you will grab and run!
The HOME pillow is adorable and your porcelain pieces.
I don't have a spring post, but a St. Pat's, so next time.

Spring has sprang at your pretty home.
FABBY

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Your use of pastels really say Spring! It all looks so light and fresh. Have a wonderful weekend Celestina :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Good morning, my friend! I so enjoyed seeing the Before and After pictures of your room. You've added such pretty touches of Springtime with your pastels. I always leave with inspiration, after visiting you. I may have to see if I can recreate your HOME pillow.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Celeste I always experience such joy when I visit your blog. My mother was a firm believer in spring cleaning and I remember sweeping her dust mop over our hard wood floors. I love all of your pastel touches for spring!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Celestina Marie,
Oh my goodness, I have a dust mop just like yours. Your house looks just like mine when I begin to change the seasonal decor. I love what you did with your fabulous home everything looks so warm and inviting. It is so much fun sharing the Bluebonnet Hop with you!
Happy Spring!
Miz Helen

Eilis said...

I have the mug to match your bird and flowers dish. It makes me happy every time I look at it and I love to drink my morning coffee from it. All your decor is beautiful, especially the painting of the horses.

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Gorgeous transformation.
Love your term, prop closet. Since dabbling with still life photos I seem to be developing a 'prop' room--yikes.
And most of all I love that you have the back of your piano exposed---form and function. The soundboard can sing its heart out and the wood provides texture to the room.

Estelle's said...

Good Morning Celeste! What sweet pastel colors you decorate with! It's all rather romantic and speaks of the beauty of perhaps the Victorian days! Thank you for sharing your lovely home all dressed for Easter day! Hugs and blessings!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Just beautiful! Love the horses too! Your room looks very welcoming!
hugs,
Cecilia

Kim said...

Your place always looks so fun and festive, Celestina Marie, especially when dressed for spring, but that horse painting stopped me in my tracks. Fabulous!

Valerie-Jael said...

What a beautiful home you have! Hugs, Valerie

Createology said...

As I sit here in my home which is drenched in dark gray skies pouring rain down upon us, my visit to your Springtime Bluebonnet Home is very uplifting. I so love how you repurpose your decor and move things from room to room. The pastels are a fresh breath of Spring and very lovely. You are without a doubt the "First Lady" of home decor! Spring Bliss Dear...

BarberryLane Designs said...

Such a pretty room...with the sun streaming in. I love the blue touches and just a bit of pink. I'm really not a pastel type of person---except in the bedroom. But I love this clean pallette for spring...fresh and well, SPRING! Thanks for sharing, Sandi

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Ahh I love all this! That new watercolor picture is awesome! Love each and every detail you've put together. Your home definitely looks freshened up and ready for spring! I found a cotton floor mop like you have right after we put in the wood floor in the dining room. I love that thing too! I wonder if the old one my mom had is still around- I'll have to check! Love that cute No. 2 tin!

Tete said...

You know how much I love visiting with you? T H I S M U C H! I love all of your fun little pieces and how you bring it all together. It is screaming spring but softly with pastels...love all of it.
We are heading for spring here, as well...still have a damp, coolness to our days, but the green is greener and the flower beds are popping with life!
Enjoy your weekend and those beautiful bluebonnets!

Okio B Designs said...

You are definitely ready for spring! Love how you decorated for the season.

Jeanine

Daniela said...

Well, not only your garden is filled with the Spring atmosphere, but your home too, cozier and more welcoming than ever !
Thank you for sharing this Beauty,
sending much love to you, sweetest Celestina !
Sincerely X
Dany

My thrift store addiction said...

Lovely spring touches through out your home! Visiting from Lone Star Sisters ;)

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste oh how I love Blue Bonnets and wish they grew here. I adore the Paul Valencay piece. I love painting in watercolor as it gives a gentle painterly feel ... Much like all your pretty pastel accents have graced your lovely home with the feel of Springtime.
Beautiful my friend.
xoxo,
Vera

Angélica D said...

hi dear Celestina .. que linda esa casa ,, lena de lugares encantadores. espero que tengas un buen fin de semana
cariños

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

The Blue Bonnets are so pretty. I have never seen any. The painting is gorgeous! Love the soft colors. Of course your house is lovely and it looks so pretty for Spring. Have a lovely weekend too. xo

carol l mckenna said...

You definitely have creative flair for decorating ~ beautiful, elegant yet a warm touch to your home ~ Love the horse painting too ~

Happy weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

Linda Walker said...

Celestina,
Everything looks beautiful! The bluebonnets are so pretty! I love the pieces that you have been painting with the bluebonnets! It's such a sense of accomplishment when everything is clean and in it's place, and what sweet touches of spring you have added! Hope you have a nice weekend Celeste!
xo
Linda

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SWOON. SWOON!!!!!!

My goodness, your room with the blue and white...those watercolour horses, I NEED SOME! I am really excited to redo my house this spring/summer in white and blue as well. My theme is the sea, and with hints of aqua. Oh Celeste, I am so happy to see your beautiful home in this light! Very well done!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Everything looks so pretty, light and airy! I love the Spring banner and the pastels look so pretty in your home. I am still putting winter décor away :-( :-)

Denise said...

awesome pictures.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I love the way you decorated do for spring in your beautiful home. I love your pretty touches of blue and pink!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Julie

Kathy said...

I adore all the touches of blue - especially that little blue rabbit!
I finally retired my mother's dust mop this winter.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my so Lovely, all the pastels are just wonderful and gives everything such a fresh feel and with the wicker and wood it is such a fresh outdoors feel to it too. You have inspired me to get busy on my spring cleaning!! Have a great weekend!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love that you have your grandmother's dust mop and still use it. Your mantle makeover looks fresh and new and ready for Spring.

Rue said...

Celestina, your home looks positively Springlike and cheerful :)

Your garden is looking wonderful too!

xoxo,
rue

Sue Kosec said...

Such a beautiful home you have, Celeste! You are one of the fortunate ones.

Love the idea of the reversible banner hanging from your mantle. Perfection.

Happy Spring!
xo
SuZeQ

cynthia lee designs said...

Everything looks so pretty!!
~Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

I absolutely love your pretty home! As a newer follower, it's so great to see posts where we can see your style.

I've always wanted to see the Texas bluebonnets. In person! But I don't know that will ever happen. So...I really enjoy pictures! :)

Jane

Botanic Bleu said...

Celestina,
Your watercolor of the horses is spectacular and is the perfect centerpiece for all your pastel Spring touches. I need you to come my house and bring your grandmother's dust mop. I've been working on Spring cleaning, but keep getting sidetracked to do other things. Like getting the toilet repaired after I accidentally flushed the toilet paper dispenser ring!

Judith

Debbie said...

Your home looks so crisp and bright for spring, Celestina!
The blue with white is a favorite of mine...and you pair it up perfectly.
Love all your vignettes and special pieces that you've put together for the change of seasons.
What a great post!
Debbie
xo

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for letting me visit today. It was wonderful.

bj said...

ahhh....everything is looking wonderful...sure feels good when we get a room all clean, from top to bottom, and newly arranged...love it all.

Alessandra said...

Your home is just gorgeous!!! I absolutely love your spring touches around your home and i like very much the pastel colours of your decors.
Hugs
Alessandra

Regine Karpel said...

Love the hat

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello Celestina Marie : )
I am behind in my visits to blog world : /, but am so glad I found this great post~ So much inspiration and beauty! Thank you for sharing. You are a true artist, "the genuine article", and your talent is amazing dear friend~ How do you always keep it so fresh & pretty!? And I enjoy a peek into your beautiful home now & then as well. (I have an old dust mop too! LOL) Be blessed today! Karen O

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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..