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Friday, November 9, 2012

Thank you Celestina Marie

Let me start off with,  I did not make these, my friend Celestina Marie made them for me   Since Beverly's Pink Saturday, is celebrating Holiday Treats, I want to include Celestina's beautiful pink treasures,  they were quite a special treat for me, thanks for hosting Beverly.
Wow, it's times like this that I wish I were a better photographer or had a better camera.  My dear friend Celeste celebrated her blog anniversary with a drawing and I was one of the chosen recipients!  These are the most beautiful tree ornaments I have ever seen, I wish you could see all the beautiful details!  All hand painted with just the right touch of glitter, they are exquisite!  Even the way she packaged them up and sent them is gorgeous!  Thank you so much Celeste, as if following your blog is not reward enough!  If you follow her blog you will know what a beautiful person she is. She shares tips on how she makes and re-purposes things in such a beautiful way!  Always offering beautiful treats for the eyes, (her photography is perfect), a feast for your eyes!  She also has an Etsy shop; Celestina Marie Design where you can find more of her exquisite hand painted roses and vintage inspired cottage decor that are her specialties along with holiday, shabby and French chic decorating. When I popped over to get the link to her shop I noticed she has a sale going on now too, 30% off using coupon code~ HOLIDAY30 at checkout with paypal Nov.8 ~ Dec.8 in all shoppe sections! 
I first started following her blog Celestina Marie Designs from a link on another blog.  I remember one of the most interesting things I read about Celeste at that time was that she painted ornaments for the White House Blue Room Christmas Tree in 1998 and 2004, I think that is so awesome!  I am just as amazed today as the day that I first read it!
Thank you Celeste, for these beautiful gifts, they will be the center of attraction on my tree for many years to come.  Most of all, thank you for your friendship, I am so grateful for the opportunity to know you and call you my friend, that is the truest blessing.  
I hope you will take a minute and check out her blog and her store.  Thank you for looking.  ~Diane

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37 comments:

  1. Diane you are one lucky girl receiving such a wonderful gift from such a talented friend. I am off to visit Celeste.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  2. What gorgeous goodies brimming with beauty.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  3. Hi Diane,
    My goodness you are so kind to share your gift with such amazing pics. And, then you mention my shop and blog with the links. Oh my you are so very kind and your post has blessed me more then I can say.
    The gift however is mine received by you, as your friendship has been a joy over the years blogging. I am always thankful for the visits and the sharing of your talents that inspire me in each of your posts and the gorgeous creations you design.

    Thank you for helping me celebrate 5 years of blogging and entering my giveaway. Enjoy your ornaments this season and beyond.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Your Friend, Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  4. Beautiful as only Celestina Marie does everything. I know how wonderful her creations are because I was once a fortunate recipient. Blessings and joyful gifts...

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  5. My oh my - these are gorgeous, Diane! How cool that you won these fabulous goodies - know you'll put them to good use. Thanks for stopping by my new blog - I appreciate it!! Things are a lot better these days...whew!! What a storm! :-)

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  6. I agree, these ornaments are divine and you are much deserving.
    Love,
    M

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  7. lucky you! what a talent celestina has, just beautiful! happy weekend, diane:)

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  8. how lovely Diane, how lucky for you to receive them! They will look great o your tree! Have a nice weekend:)
    Lindsay

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  9. Hi Diane, You are a lucky but deserving lady winning those gorgeous ornaments! Thanks for your visit and comments. Have a wonderful day!! Hugs, Linda

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  10. Just gorgeous - enjoy! Big hugs, Valerie

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  11. What a great and pretty win! Makes me want to get back into painting! I have this gorgeous peacock plate I started and need to finish. Enjoy your win and have a great weekend!

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  12. wow they are all gorgeous, congratulations, xx

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  13. how wonderful to have in your possession such beautiful work given by someone who also is appreciated at the White House!

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  14. Wow! What gorgeous gifts Diane! TFS :)

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  15. Oh those are so beautiful!! you are one lucky lady indeed!!
    xxDaniella

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  16. These ornaments and gifts you won are beyond beautiful. I used to do tole painting and I know the work involved. These were done with a loving hand by Celestina Marie.... just gaspingly beautiful.
    Congrats on this fantastic win, Diane.
    Carole

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  17. Wow, what a fantastic prize! She does beautiful work!

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  18. My dear these are beautiful...just like you. Enjoy your special win!

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  19. Diane,

    Those are so beautiful! Each ornament is prettier than the last! I love pink!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  20. oh how lovely - and soo romantic looking. The generosity of other in blogland is amazing.

    Enjoy them

    Leann

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  21. Those are gorgeous! I am glad you won such an awesome prize! Congrats!!!

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  22. Hi Diane,
    Thank you so much for your prayers for Ceekay and also for including the link on your sidebar. How thoughtful and kind you are and I certainly am not surprised. Together,in prayer, with so many others in blogland,Ceekay will get better.

    I also want to say thank you to the sweethearts who commented here about your giveaway gifts you won from me. Your compliments are so kind and such an encouragement to me. God Bless you all.

    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  23. Meu nome é António Batalha, estive a ver e ler algumas coisas de seu blog, achei-o muito bom, e espero vir aqui mais vezes. Meu desejo é que continue a fazer o seu melhor, dando-nos boas mensagens.
    Tenho um blog Peregrino e servo, se desejar visitar ia deixar-me muito honrado.
    Ps. Se desejar seguir meu blog será uma honra ter voce entre meus amigos virtuais,mas gostaria que não se sinta constrangido a seguir, mas faça-o apenas se desejar, decerto irei retribuir com muito prazer. Siga de forma que possa encontrar o seu blog.
    Deixo a minha benção e muita paz e saúde.

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  24. Congrats Diane, abosolutely GORGEOUS items!! YOu so deserve this and I'm happy for you!

    Hope you have a super week, I'm a little distracted still getting prepped for the sales, sorry.

    ♥ Barn

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  25. Hi Diane,
    So nice to see you today and thank you for stopping by and always giving such encouragement.
    Wishing you a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  26. Wow These are very beautiful Diane.. I am going to give the lovely Celestina a visit now..
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  27. Oh my goodness, lucky you! What gorgeous treasures!

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  28. Hi Diane, Thinking of you and hoping all is well. I know it is a busy time of the season. Hope you and yours enjoyed a blessed Thanksgiving. I heard it was cold there now. Stay warm and enjoy the week.
    Sending hugs, Celestina Marie

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  29. Hi Diane, I was just popping by to see what you were up to. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


    --Cheryl--

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  30. Those are STUNNING! Your friend is beyond talented. Making stuff for the white house? Incredible!!!
    You are so lucky!!
    xxDaniella

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  31. Thanks for continuing to visit my blog and for the encouraging comments!

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  32. Your so talented ...love your blog....... I think its inspirational..love visiting here............. Stop by my blog if you get a chance.......Would love to have you : )

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  33. Oh my goodness! These are just exquisite. Congratulations sweetie!

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  34. Hi Diane, thank you for stopping by. Hope you are enjoying the season and ready for Christmas. I have a bit to complete yet before I can say I'm ready, but trying to relax along the way too.
    Have a wonderful day sweet friend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  35. Hello, I just saw your beautiful card over at Celestina Marie`s blog, and wanted to say hi...
    Your win from her, are so beautiful, too, and very special. Congratulations, that you have these lovely pieces in your home now.
    Greetings,Dorthe

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