Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Happy March Happenings and We Have A Winner!

Hi Friends!
Is it spring yet?
With temps warming up for most of us, we hope it's soon, right?!?

I've been having too much fun the last two weeks
bringing out a little spring decor
preparing the garden for plantings.

Here are a few photos sharing what's been going on at Rose Garden Cottage~
While the bunnies have not hopped out yet,
I have accomplished some
lighter looks and styling for springy days ahead!

The Studio's been buzzing with new studies like these in my workshop art lessons!
Gorgeous tulips!

Dogwoods and rustic birdhouse!

February Violets!


Springtime always brings to me dreams of a fresh new outlook.
A new season to begin when the gardens wake to the warm sunshine
and all is new again!
When many more creations are born from my paint brushes
and home decor changes to greet the new season!
These are the Springtime dreams
that make me thankful for the blessings God has given me and my family!

What is your new outlook for springtime?

Now for the winner of my giveaway~~
Celebrating 10 years of Blogging
 This is the gift box
filled with goodies!
If you missed what's inside, you can view the contents by visiting the post below.

I gathered all the comments~
Yes, I still do this the old fashion way too.
Placed all the entries in the hat.
My hubby helped out here by mixing up all the entries real well.

Next he drew a folded paper~

to reveal our winner!!
Kathy Moreland!

Congrats Kathy!! I will contact you next!

Thank you to all who entered.
I wish you all could win.
This has been fun and I love putting together giveaways for you all!
However, throughout the 10th year,
I will have more giveaways in celebration of blogging!!

Wishing you all a Happy March and Springtime Dreams!


Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Congratulations to Kathy! What a lovely giveaway.

I placed a huge seed order yesterday and can hardly wait to get started. I plan to many planters this year as we have no plans to travel anywhere. I just love doing planters, because it easy to rearrange the yard.

I too have been enjoying bringing out a few things for Spring here and there, lightening up the tones in the house and making myself even more excited for the actual event.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Createology said...

Oh Celeste you do make Spring Dreamy. Your art has always been so very beautiful dear and these painted Tulips are gorgeous! Congratulations to Kathy. Spring is in the air and I love the longer daylight evenings. Blissful March Dear...<3

Junkchiccottage said...

Congrats to Kathy. She will be so excited. Have a great week Celeste.

Daniela said...

Congrats to Kathy and thanks most sincerely to you, darling Celestina, you always bring the sunshine in my heart with your art, blessed be !

Wishing you a most wonderful month of March,
sending hugs and ever much love to you


Dianna said...

Congratulations to Kathy! What a lovely way for her to begin her spring.

I would love to get out in my flower beds to clear them out and be ready for planting, but we've been having a lot of rain and it will be a while before I'll be able to get things cleaned up. I love this time of the year!

Stephanie said...

A big congratulations to Kathy! I know she will be delightful with your beautiful handmade lovelies :)

Your post was simply wonderful, my friend, and so full of sweet Spring loveliness. We "enjoyed" snow yesterday, but today the sun is shining brightly. I am counting down the days until the flowers start blooming.

Hugs to you, dear one!

Debby Ray said...

What lovely and springy images, Celeste. I can bet that your weather has been as warm as ours or even warmer. Today it is nearly 80 and we are going to some nasty storms they say :( Congrats to the lucky winner of your lovely giveaway! Hugs!

krishna said...

Wow!! congratulations Kathy.. she will be super excited..

And again loads of thanks to you Celeste for organizing such a nice giveaway..

Creations By Cindy said...

Congratulations to Kathy. What a blessed gal she is! I hope that you are having a great week dear friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely post again today, you are so enormously talented. Congrats to Kathy! Hugs, Valerie

Alessandra said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner! Your painting is always such beautiful and romantic. You are very talented.
Hugs Alessandra

Jill said...

Congratulations to Kathy! Everything looks so wonderful and I love the little mouse tucked in around the decorations :-) Have a wonderful day!


Linda said...

Everything looks so pretty at your place! Light and airy and chock full of sweet goodness!
Congratulations to the lucky winner!

Kim said...

Congratulations, Kathy!! What a lovely giveaway and what lovely spring creations. :)

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, "Nice Does Matter" Your post like you is so nice and spring inspiring.
Thanks so much for uplifting us all the time. Congrats to Kathy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats to your lucky winner and thanks for sharing pics of so many of your beautiful creations. I have a beautiful box you made...I think I'll put it here next to my chair to enjoy today! Hugs, Diane

Unknown said...

Yay!!!!!! I'm so excited, Celestina!!! This is amazing!! Thanks you so much for the giveaway! Can't believe I won!! Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm said...

congrats to the winner and nope, not spring yet. it's trying though...wish it were successful.


Congrat's to the winner and Thank you for having such a sweet giveaway to celebrate your years of blogging! I have a bunny or 2 that just hopped out!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Kathy! Wishing everyone a happy March! :)

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Congrats to Kathy for winning such a beautiful giveaway! So generous of you dear Celestina! Your touches of spring are amazing, love your painting! Spring is a long way off here, and it is a pleasure to see how you have brought spring into your home! :)

Stacey said...

I'm so glad Kathy won. :) She's a sweetheart!

Debbie Harris said...

Congratulations to your blessed winner, Kathy!!
You were certainly generous with your giveaway, Celestina.

I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all your spring beauty.
Your beauty is serene and peaceful. I noticed a tiny blue mouse tucked within your decorating. :-)

We are a LONG way from spring here! In fact, the last snow storm over the past weekend brought with it 9 inches of beautiful snow and colder temps. Today was beautiful and sunny, but cool. I'm always thankful for the moisture.
I'm looking forward to changing out some decor and adding spring loveliness, but that won't be until at least April. Until then, our snow boots remain at the door. :-)

Much love to you~~

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Congratulations on ten years of blogging! xoxo Su

Claudia said...

Hi, Celeste, my dear friend!
Wonderful Springpictures, wonderful paintings! Oh yes, I am looking forward for Springtime so much!
Congratulations to the happy winner!
Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week and a lovely Weekend ahead!
Sending much Love and hugs and blessings, Claudia xo

Anna said...

Spring is in your house and the details are lovely !!!
Congrats to the winner !
Have a nice day !

Dorthe said...

Lovely spring elements, your painted pieces are so beautiful, and that cup, a dream, it will all fill your home with spring feelings, dear Celestina.
Congratulations to the lucky winner of that beautiful box, and the inside goodies.
Have a wonderful March . xoxo

Sue Kosec said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate Spring, Kathy. You're so fortunate to have a piece of Celeste! Enjoy.

Just beautiful decorations in your home - I know it will feel like Springtime, even on a dreary and windy day like today.

Enjoy it all!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

What a special treat for Kathy. Your giveaways is a lovely gift and I know she will love it. Spring is coming! I see buds on our plum trees and the yellow bank roses. Happy Thursday. xo

Linda M. said...

Congratulations Kathy! Celeste, I'm not sure what has happened that I did not know you are doing on-line classes. I'm going to check things out in a minute. I like the tiny mouse hiding with the rose and the tea cup is gorgeous. Well all of your things are gorgeous.
Hugs, Linda

craftyles said...

Your spring house looks so light and well, springy. I love all the touches you have throughout and how you've added in the aqua. The little teacup is such a pretty thing. I did catch a little mouse peeking out, too. Your new paintings are really stunning, Celeste. Yay spring!! Congrats to Kathy on that wonderful basket of goodies.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Congrats to Kathy! Such pretty pictures of your springtime décor. I almost pulled all my bunnies out but then it snowed again here. Waiting a little longer....

Donna said...

Congrats to lucky Kathy!
I just love your pretty birdhouses, so spring-y! And the new photo of you on your side bar! Celestina, you are just gorgeous! As pretty on the outside as you are on the inside:) Your paitned signs are wonderful, too!! Thanks for sharing!

Sandi Magle said...

Fun to watch you morph---and create. I actually got to paint some at a painting party, and hubby snatched the canvas for his office-immediately. I hope to do some small canvas' for gifts this Spring. Lovely post, so glad to see you surface through the window remodel. Grins, we have another mess here, so I sympathize. Sandi

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I loved taking a peek at your pretty Springtime decor, Celeste. I always love seeing your lovely painted creations. Yea for Kathy in winning your wonderful giveaway. Love and blessings to you, sweet friend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! A beautiful post with your gorgeous work! Congratulations to Kathy on winning your giveaway. She's gonna love it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Dear, I just love the painted birdhouses! I am thinking of doing a bit of painting on some inside trim, not near as fun as what you're doing! I love seeing you on Instagream. And you made up a lovely gift for your winner in your drawing...
Happy Spring to you!
Warmly, Roxy

krishna said...

Oh dear Celeste, why you are facing difficulty following me I really cannot understand.. I'm very sorry.. you are such a sweet person.. XOXO..

Conniecrafter said...

Your spring decorations are just lovely, your painted creations are beautiful as always!! Love your clock and the eggs in the nest. Spring time means new fresh beginnings and trees flowering every where, it just brings smiles and joy when I see them :)
I got a notice in my bloglovin feed for your post... YAH!!!
A big Congrats to Kathy, she is going to love these goodies!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Lovely to see wonderful Spring there, at your place. Cathy will be thrilled to receive all the gorgeous gifts from you - big congratulations to her.
Congratulations again, dear friend for ten years of blogging! look forward to many more.
Happy Spring and enjoy the weekend

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Hooray for Kathy- I know she'll love the giveaway! I anxiously waiting for spring but it'll we a little while yet up here.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My outlook for spring is to notice EVEN MORE in nature and to capture all I can with my camera. The older I get, the more I want to be outside and to reach out more to others and soak in the SUNSHINE! Hello, Celeste!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Kathy will be excited and will lift her spirits. Spring is coming but not yet....even though I'm tempted to start decorating...

Anonymous said...

Cara Celestina, first of all congratulations to Kathy! What a lucky lady! I'm so excited for spring and this post makes my heart even happier by looking at all these beautiful floral creations! Love love love the tulips!!

Linda Walker said...

What beautiful spring things you shared with us! You know that I am a huge fan of your many talents! I spied that pretty, pretty teacup too! Love it! How lucky is Kathy to receive such a wonderful giveaway package! So many treasures! It's nice to see some spring.....I woke up to a very windy, 10 degrees! Have a nice weekend! xo

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina, it was so nice to see the spring lovelies in your home. That vase with the blue flowers is beautiful, and the rose tea cup and saucer is so pretty. You know, I have that same nest of turquoise eggs. I look forward to decorating for spring, and you have inspired me. You are such a beauty in this picture on your side bar. It's nice to see our blog friends' sweet faces once in awhile.

May the March days bring you many blessings, Celestina.

love, ~Sheri

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I am SO very happy for Kathy! What an amazing gift. Your studio is filled to the brim with spring goodness.

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Oh, so nice to meet you Celeste! Love all the spring goodies! I've been putting out spring this weekend and it so excites me. Have a good rest of the weekend!

Smareis said...

Sua pintura é sempre tão bonita. Parabéns. Adorei a postagem!
Uma boa semana!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina, congrats to the winner of your lovely giveaway for your 10 years of blogging. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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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..