Monday, January 15, 2018

January News 2018

Hi Friends!
***Happy New Year***

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season 
and the new year is off to a great start.
This newsletter marks the first for 2018 
and I'm excited for this new direction after nearly 11 years with blogspot.

Here in Texas we are really feeling the cold.
It's been a colder then normal winter for us and I know for most of the country
it's been snowy and very cold too.

Of course we never see this scene here, but I love to paint them!!
Hand painted snow scene ornament!


With the weather keeping us inside, It's been the perfect time to refresh
and get organized.
Each new year I catch the redecorating bug after the Christmas decor is put away. 
I love to get organized, clean out, refresh and update.
The above vintage chair, got a repaint in Lace chalk paint and my sewn cushions got an accent
using my grandmother's crocheted lace edging.

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This season I've been busy recreating my studio
taking the look from years of black French toile to blush pink and black for a shabby chic style.
Well, I guess I'm going back to that look in  my studio since my etsy shop has reflected 
this style of decor for my customers who love it, 
and who, I appreciate more then I can say!!

So cottage roses and more blush pink with white has made it's way back
to my studio and I love the fresh new look.
It is easily worked into the Farmhouse style too!

I hope next month's newsletter I'll be able share my finished studio with you here.

I still love the French toile in black, but needed an update.
However I will always have a touch of black as an anchor in my studio and cottage.

This year I've adapted a state of being to
"Be Grateful"
Instead of concentrating on a word, I'm going for an everyday Grateful
way of living.
Do you choose a word for the year?

I want to pin the blessings on my heart as I create.
Lots of new items are on the way to my etsy shop.
Small tables, shelves, sewing boxes, and more.
I've heard from you that these are items you are interested in,
so I will treasure hunt to bring them your way.
 Hand painted and designing in a pink blush shabby style.
The fresh color of blush has made it's way to our homes
in winter styling and more.
I am loving it too and traded my aqua for blush as well.
During the winter months, there's more time for reading
and I'm always near by my books which give me tons of inspiration
that I can bring to my shop.
This year marks another year with my long membership in
The Society of Decorative Painters since 1988.
I continue to study, learn and grow from that long association.

The decorative arts has been a joy and a blessing over the years.
I've met so many wonderful folks that have become lifelong friends,
all because I swing a paint brush.
To stop by the Society of Decorative Painters
the link is on my sidebar and we'd love for you to visit anytime.



In the next several weeks and months, I will continue
designing for VIDA and Co. bringing home decor and more to customers around the world.
There is always discounts going on and special sales at VIDA.
All the while, the makers using the designs of many artists like myself,
employee and bring jobs and a trade to so many!!
I love giving back and this is a wonderful way to do that.
The link to my collection of 300 plus items is located on the sidebar here.
The above scarf is made from one of my designs.

Many of you have also asked for more vintage items.
I will be adding a section in my shop for that category.
A few items were tried last season and it was well received.

You've also asked for more neutrals in white.
So I will be adding pretties for that category too.

In the next few weeks,
Jemma from At Home with Jemma
will be sharing a post for Valentine shoppers.
Specials and more will be offered from etsy sellers
including myself.
Check back here for the date which will be located on the sidebar.

I also invite you to visit my gallery on Instagram.
Each day I post photos for inspiration
on my home decor account.
It's a beautiful venue to share 
and keep the conversation going
 while keeping in touch with many good friends.

Pinterest also is a great source for inspiration 
and I continue to add to my boards there along with a board
for both my shop and collections.

In other current news,
Did you know that to shop etsy, you no longer have to be a member.
Yes, that's right. Guest shoppers can visit shops without signing up to membership.
This has really increased traffic and sales for many shop owners.

As always, I have sales going on throughout the shop or in  certain shop sections.
A new sale is coming for the next month and I hope you will visit
my SHOP to find out what I have in store!!!!


In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me through my etsy shop.
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Before I go for the month, I want to share an email my hubby received from a work associate.
 The author is unknown but I was given permission to share. 
If anyone reading this can claim it as their own, please let me know so I can give you the credit.

MAKE ME A BLESSING IN 2018
Life is better when you are happy, but life is at its best when others are happy because of you: Be faithful in touching other's hearts. Be an inspiration. Nothing in nature lives for itself. Rivers do not drink their own water. Trees do not eat their own fruit. The Sun does not shine for itself and Flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature. We were all born to help each other. No matter how difficult the situation you find yourself in, Still do good to others. May our prayer for 2018 be, “Lord make my life a blessing so that the world can be blessed through me” Jesus said he that loses his life shall find it and this principle works throughout all of nature and is described by the phrase, you are the salt of the earth. 
Make me a blessing in 2018!
God Bless You All!!

 Best Regards for a great new year!!

32 comments:

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful.

Rose L said...

Keep the creativity flowing!!!

Jan Tanis said...

All you touch turns out beautiful Celeste. Love the letter Larry received. Visit my new blog...alot has changed...again.

Hugs,
Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

Is Rose Garden Market your new blog name, Celestina? It's nice to hear you are going for a Grateful way of living this year. I read one time that grateful people are the happiest people, and I think that's true. I hope the new year brings much goodness in your life, Celestina. I always look forward to Jemma's Valentine posts. They are delightful. : )

love, ~Sheri

Jill said...

Your work is always lovely and a joy to look through. I wish you all the very best in 2018 with your business :-) Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Jill

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Happy 2018! Yes, I choose a word of the year and my word this year is "enjoy"!

krishna said...

Beautiful..always wait for a post from you..

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Celeste. How beautiful. I am living grateful this year too. It is amazing all the things in our lives we can be so grateful to have and share. Keep your creative soul going. Your work is always so beautiful.
Hugs,
Kris

Mary Sorensen said...

Wonderful post, Celeste! Thank you. All that you do is gorgeous and sounds like you are enjoying every moment in this season of life. Blessings, Mary

Ang Specht said...

I know I already told you this, but I just love the pink and white chair decor! So pretty! I always enjoy seeing your daily photos on Instagram. :) I hope your 2018 is a blessed one, my friend!

Linda Young said...

You are a blessing! You're adorable and all your work is so lovely! I love that "Make me a Blessing in 2018" letter and I will be sharing it! May God richly bless you and your hubby this New Year!

Claudia said...

Hello Celeste, my dear friend,
thank you for this so lovely post with wonderful items and more wonderful words!
Wishing you a happy, joyful, wonderful , cerativ and healthy New Year and I am looking forward to visit you here again in 2018!
sending much Love and hugs and blessings, Claudai xoxo

Anna said...

It's always a pleasure to visit your blog !
May 2018 be full of joy, health and lovely creations !
Hug
Anna

craftyles said...

Such pretties here as always. I love the newsletter and hope you continue it. Sounds like you're a busy bee. Love your pinks too!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I so love those last words. It took me becoming a Mother to fully understand and appreciate what that message really means. Have fun adding to your Etsy shop!
And enjoy a wonderful week,
Andrea

Alessandra said...

Hi, dear friend. There are many beautiful and romantic items. I love Your wonderful words
Hugs

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Nice to catch up with what you are doing. Your studio sounds just lovely with the new colors. Grateful is a wonderful attitude to have and it will bless all that you do!

Createology said...

Hello Dear. I am so inspired by your lovely style and your studio sounds wonderful. You are a blessing to all of us. I must remember to check your IG and etsy sites. Blessings for all of 2018...<3

Creations By Cindy said...

You are so very creative. Yes, New Year is a great time to get organized and refresh, regroup and even recharge. Our weather has been cold and several days of freezing which don't happen to often in my neck of the woods. I love the "Make me a blessing". Oh I need to print that and post it where I can see it daily. Yes Lord, make me a blessing to others! Happy New Year to you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Your studio sounds lovely. With every new year, it is a fresh new start. make me a Blessing is wonderful. You are ever so busy as usual. Happy Wednesday sweet friend. xo

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Dear Friend,
Such a beautiful, warming, encouraging post from your soul. I love your outlook for the New Year and of course your creativity and passions for brightening and adding custom designs to our homes. Yes, "Make Me A Blessing." Thank you too for your sweet mention of our little gathering. It's a tiny one, but it will be showcasing the talent of you and a few other friends too!
Blessings and Warm hugs (goodness knows we need them!)
Jemma

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I loved seeing a post from you, Celeste, and seeing your pretty face. The blessing for 2018 was so inspirational, and I'm happy that you were given permission to share it. Those were beautiful words that were written. I hope all is well with you, my friend, and your sweet hubby, too. Loving hugs are sent your way......

Sue Kosec said...

Finally getting over here. So sorry for the delay. Always good to catch up with you - and I love seeing your reorganization and revamping. Happy New Year to you ... my word for the year is GIVE (as in give something back!)

Stay warm!
xo
SuZeQ

Linda Walker said...

Good morning Celeste,
So much wonderful news!!! I love the new pinks in your studio redo! The new look will be refreshing for sure! Your list of new items sounds amazing and I know they will all be beautiful! I love your romantic designs! Yes to more vintage and neutral items! Cant wait to see what you do! Always love scrolling through your beautiful photos....that last photo of you put a big smile on my face! Beautiful my friend!! The blessing you closed with is so positive and inspirational and a wonderful way to start the new year. Make me a blessing too!!! ;) Looking forward to Jemma's Valentine roundup!!! Take care and have a wonderful weekend! xx

Donna said...

Loved the blessings message, so true! And what a cute picture of you!!
Love your chair redo and the gorgeous crocheted trim your grandmother made.
Sounds like you've been busy getting your studio organized and redecorated.
I've never been one to come up with a word for the year, but this year I am trying to focus on "simplify". Wow, the large scarf with your poppy painting is stunning!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hello Celestina, what happened to your page navigation? i also noticed you changed your header. Just checking in on you. xo

handmade by amalia said...

I'm enjoying this new format, Celestina, a great way to catch up on all your news and see your new creations. I love that painting of the snowy cottage.
Amalia
xo

Lowcarb team member said...

I enjoyed reading this post, and what a gorgeous painting of the snowy cottage.
Happy 2018.

All the best Jan

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

You are so creative and everything you paint is gorgeous.I loving the blush pink color too. I never was a pink girl before but I am now. How interesting you are going your page as a newsletter...very creative..But I do miss seeing you lovelys. Its been bitte cold here too but warm up for a few days and we were able to replace a privacy screen on our deck. I just commented on your Instagram.. Great way to connect before you write again! Take care.

Conniecrafter said...

So good to hear that your year is off to a great start and you have a lot of goals set up for the new year, I am not on instagram but I will check out your store and see the lovely items I am sure are in there :) I don't have word I pick for the new year but I do have certain things I am working toward this year and with God by my side I am sure I can achieve it.

La Petite Gallery said...

Great News, love the painting of cottage. Happy Valentines yvonne

Dianna said...

Celeste, you do such beautiful work. I loved your words "all because I swing a paintbrush." Paints a vivid picture, my friend. Yes, I usually have a word for the year...this year it is a phrase...Jesus is Enough. :) I loved what you shared at the end from the email your husband received.

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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..