Tuesday, December 20, 2016

In Just a Few Days~

Yes, in just  a few days we will celebrate another
Christmas!
It has been a year that seemed to fly by.
Did it feel that way to you?

Looking back there is so much to be thankful for
and so many blessings to count
although that is always impossible.

I'm glad you stopped by one last time 
before our year comes to a close.

Welcome to Rose Garden Cottage

We have no snow but it sure is cold in Texas.

Santa did his shopping~

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and filled his bag with goodies.
The cottage is decorated~

The cozy time begins!


A kiss for luck and good tidings shared with loved ones!
The tree is decorated and all aglow,

The collections are adorned~

Beautiful meals are shared

with family and friends

as we remember loved ones near and far.

Many we have prayed for and many are missed~

remembering the old times

and the classics of long ago.

I've spent a lot of time here painting

 and being thankful for my work
even when I never seem to get it all completed.

but taking cozy times near,
and reading a bit here.
Enjoying Cards sent and received,

and fluffy the nest for winter~
Yes, it's been a dear deer, year!

And now as we remember the reason for the season.




My dear and I would like to wish you 
A Very Merry Christmas
and
A Happy New Year.

Thank you for all your visits this year and your blogland friendship.
It is a blessing and a joy.

I'll be taking some time to reflect, rejoice and spend time with family and friends.
 I hope you make time to do the same.
See you in the new year.
God Bless you all!

44 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your Christmas card is perfect! And you have so many pretty things in your home. I love things that remind me of Christmas as a child....long ago! Enjoy this holiday week! Merry Christmas!

Sue Kosec said...

Merry, merry Christmas to you and your dear. I'm so fortunate and thankful to have made your friendship here in blogland. My new year's resolution is to finally get to meet you. It WILL happen - I promise.

Go forth and enjoy the season.
xo
SuZeQ

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I loved seeing photos of some of your sweet decor spread around your cozy home, Celeste. The card at the end is just so precious of you and your sweetheart! Merry Christmas blessings to both of you. Enjoy your much deserved time with your family and friends, sweet friend. Love and God bless you, and thank you for your friendship.

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

Such a beautiful post and the photos were gorgeous. Your friendship and support have always meant so much Celeste. Thank you and I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year and may all your dreams come true.

Cindy

Joyce Mayer said...

Merry Christmas sweet friend. I love your deer collection, and everything looks so festive and inviting.

But the most important, as you said - "and now as we remember the reason for the season", God Bless you both and may you have a beautiful and healthy 2017, and lots of creative time in the studio.

Hugs

LJ L said...

Merry Christmas Celestina Marie, Wonderful post! Many blessing for you and yours in the New Year! LJ

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Ah ha this is so pretty and sweet and straight from your heart.
Merry Christmas Celeste!

Hugs,
Sissie

Feral Turtle said...

What a beautiful post! Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best to you and your family in 2017 Celeste! Cheers.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love all your wonderful decorations. I wish you and yours a happy and blessed Christmas and a good New Year. Hugs, Valerie

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Yes Celestina, it is a season full of joy for the gift we all receive as believers. God is so good! Merry Christmas to you and all of your loved ones. Such a sweet picture of you and your dear ☺

Rose L said...

Merry Christmas to you.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful post Celestina. Wihsing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I am off to visit my son and granddaughter for the holidays.

See you next year.

Hugs dear friend,
Mary

craftyles said...

What a lovely post. The decor is beautiful and the sentiment is wonderful and the Christmas card of you two is the cutest. Merry Christmas and enjoy your holidays!

Linda M. said...

Merry Christmas Celeste, You and your home look lovely and very festive. Wishing you a wonderful 2017.
Hugs, Linda

Kathy Moreland said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Alessandra said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! Thanks for the wonderful and fairy tour of your cozy home. I really admire your gorgeous decorations and creations.BUON NATALE!!!
HUgs Alessandra

Jill said...

Loving all your decorations! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!!

Blessings,
Jill

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Beautiful post! Wishing you a blessed Christmas and more blessing for the new year!

Debbie Harris said...

What a lovely post, Celestina.
As I scrolled down enjoying every image and your meaningful words I reflected on my own circle of life and family in years past and the happenings going on now. So many sweet memories of years gone by with loved ones, some who's presence is no longer with us and in their absence their is somewhat of a whole left in our hearts.
The beauty of this session and the reason we celebrate brings joy and hope to our hearts.
We have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of God's love. What a praise!

Thank you for sharing your beauty with us.
Have a Merry Christmas~~

krishna said...

Such a beautiful post... All the pictures are very lovely.. Wish you a very very happy Christmas ..

Donna said...

Your home is so pretty all decked out for Christmas, Celestina! I am loving all of your bottle brush trees! And the cute glittery cottages, too! Love the picture of the two of you!!

BarberryLane Designs said...

I don't know how we can be surrounded with family vintage items, and not think about days gone by, and those we miss. The fun times, the good times---the blessings of family, we continue to spend our time making memories, here. Thank-you for your post and your beautiful artwork, and sweet soul, Merry Christmas, Sandi

Claudia said...

My dear friend Celeste,
thank you for this wonderful, calm and cozy Christmaspost!
Your treasures are wonderful and your words so filled with love...
Thank you for beeing here and sharing your wonderful posts with us through the year!
Love the picture from you and your hubby :O)
I am so glad, I found you in the Bloggerworld!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas,
filled with joy and love,
have a warm and cozy time,
and I am happy, when we meet us again in the New Year!
Merry Christams and a Happy New Year, my dear friend!
Love, hugs and blessings, Claudia xo

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Celestina,
Your home and how you have decorated it is lovely!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!
Hugs,
Deb

Anna said...

You are well prepared to celebrate Christmas !!! Your haouse is full of precious decorations !!!!
I wish you a Merry Christmas to you and your family !
Hug
Anna

Maria Elena said...

What a beautiful post Celestina! Merry Christmas to you and your family. xxx Maria

Shelia said...

Dear Celeste! Everything at your home is so beautiful and I just loved this post. We all do have so much to be thankful for. I love your beautiful Christmas card of you and your sweetie! Merry Christmas, my dear friend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Createology said...

Beautifully written with all the warm sentiments and Magic of this truly beautiful season. Blessings for you and yours dear. See you in 2017...if it stays long enough to enJOY. Merry Christmas Bliss and Jingle Bell Joys...

Red Rose Alley said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Celestina. That miniature Santa and reindeer are so cute hehehe. And what a lovely picture of the Holy family.

love, ~Sheri

Ginny said...

Lovely post, Celeste! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My computer is dying, so not sure how long I will be able to read your beautiful posts!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Happy LIGHT to you dearest Celeste!

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a lovely post! It is so nice at this point to be able to rest from our labors (other than cooking the Christmas dinner!) and just enjoy all the sights and sounds and smells of Christmas. Your house is looking beautiful I know, with all the festive and homey touches. Love the Christmas card with you and your husband!
Hope you have a very Happy Christmas Celeste. I'm looking forward to visiting with you in 2017.
Love, Deborah

Decor To Adore said...

So many beautiful Christmas vignettes Celeste! Wishing you all the love, joy and peace of season as well as a very Happy New Year!

Creations By Cindy said...

Dear Sweet Celeste, I pray that you have the Merriest of Christmas's my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Celeste so pretty. Love the picture of you and your hubby. So sweet. Wishing you a very happy and wonderful Christmas. May the new year let that beautiful and creative soul you have flourish with more treasures to create. Merry Sweet Christmas and Happy New Year.
xxoo
Kris

Crissi said...

I wish you merry peaceful Christmas!
Hug Crissi

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Such Christmas beauty and love your painting on the blade!....Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

Gaby Bee said...

Merry Christmas and a very Happy Healthy New Year to you and all your loved ones.

Gaby xo

Createology said...

Merry Christmas 2016 Dear. XO

Old Time Cindy said...

Well, Hello Old Friend! It has been a very long time. I see that your blog has some nice changes and your style is still beautiful. I hope that you and yours had a blessed season and are looking forward to a wonderful new year. hugs!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

So lovely to come and visit your wonderful home at Christmas and all the gorgeous decorations. Also how lovely the photo of you and your husband.
Many thanks for the kind Christmas card and sweet decoration that is hanging on the tree. Happy holidays dear friend and many thanks for your kind friendship over the years. Best wishes for 2017
hugs
Carolyn

eileeninmd said...

Hello Celestina, I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! Your decorations and ornaments are beautiful. I wish you all the best in 2017, Happy New year!

Conniecrafter said...

I am once again not getting your post updates in my email, I am going to have to ask hubby what I need to be doing, maybe there is a block somewhere on my computer. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas, your decorations were lovely and love your picture at the end :)

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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..