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Tuesday, July 26, 2011


The postman did bring a parcel from Celestina Marie Design with her great artwork; LOOK...
Celestina Marie is also the White House's Blue Room Artist - click Miss C~Goes To Washington!.
I am taking the risk that the dear friend I bought this for, will see it but so what? I had to show it to my readers right away!
Gifts purchased from her Gift Shop are a joy to receive; always wrapped so neatly. She creates Christmas in July!
An organdy pouch with fresh lavender she added on the outside and the inside even held a special tea bag that I enjoyed this very afternoon as a much needed pick-me-up...
Thanks a million Celestina Marie and I can only highly recommend this artist!


  1. Dear Mariette,

    The "Friends" hanger is really beautiful and love the gorgeous work that Celestina Marie does, she is so talented and her pink roses are exquisite.
    Hope that you are having a lovely week


  2. Oh my! Her artwork is absolutely beautiful. And the giftwrapping is wonderful too. A sweet pouch of lavender and tea to boot. Very nice! have a beautiful day. Tammy

  3. Wat leuk !!...liefs van mij.....xxx.

  4. worden wij "meisjes"blij van!!!;)


  5. è bellissimo!!!!!!!!! complimenti e un bacione lory

  6. What a wonderful creation♡♡♡ I truly adore the "Friends" hanger!!!
    Thank you so much for letting me know your niece's photographs, they are lovely "New York Blue"

    Lots of love and Hugs xoxo, Orchid.

  7. It is beautiful Mariette, I like that painted rose. I always like people create something of themselves. It is original.

    Lots of love en groetjes Janny

  8. Good Morning Mariette,
    Oh what a sweet surprise. You honor me with sharing your purchase and kind words. I hope your friend enjoys her little sign.
    You are a blessing to all dear friend.
    Love, Celestina Marie xo

  9. Bellissimooo!!! Io non riesco ad accedere al suo blog perchè mi dice "solo per invitati", però ho visto alcuni suoi lavori ed è veramente bravissima!!! Baci,Anna.

  10. Liebe Mariette,
    ich bin neugierig geworden und habe geklickt. Ein wunderschöner Blog.
    Du hast Recht: Das Geschenk ist wundervoll verpackt. Zu schade, um es aufzupacken.
    Eine lieben Abendgruß schickt Dir

  11. Love the "friends" sign, extra special with that beautiful dragonfly on it.

  12. Very beautiful dear Mariette!!

  13. Hello mariette,
    this is so sweet of Celestina Marie. Such a beautiful sign. I think, you will have a lot of joy with it.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  14. Celestina Marie's artwork does look so beautiful!! I love this "Friends" plate. I feel Christmas in July, too :-)

  15. What a special treat to receive such a beautiful gift in such a delightful package! You are a lucky girl Mariette!

    Sweet dreams!
    xo Catherine

  16. Dear Mariette,

    Thanks for visiting me today and I have been meaning to get across to tell you that I have passed on the Award to you.
    Hope that you are having a lovely week


  17. Liebe Mariette
    Vielen Dank für Deinen lieben Besuch und den netten Kommentar auf meinem Blog. So habe ich natürlich auch Dich gefunden. Wunderschön ist Dein Blog. Da trage ich mich doch gerne als regelmässige Leserin ein.
    Herzlichst grüsst Dich Yvonne

  18. Dear Mariette, thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment! And welcome as a new follower :O))) Your Blog is really nice and I*m surte I will be here as often as possible :O)

    The hanger you got from your friend is so lovely!

    Have a great day,

  19. What a lovely artisan you have introduced here. That is a gorgeous piece. Tea is such a relaxing and peaceful way to take a moment for one's self. Going to check out her great work...xo HHL

  20. Gorgeous...and coming from Celeste who is not only a talented artist but has a beautiful heart, it's even more special.

    Thank you for stopping by, Mariette, and for your encouraging words about the giveaway. I was so thrilled about Jenny's win. God never ceases to amaze me.

    Enjoy your day, my dear.

  21. Dear Mariette,

    Thanks for your comment, you are the sweetest and brighten up my day.



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