Christmas Decor Inspiration

I was asked to come in and get it ready for the holidays. It was party night so we sent up for their holiday party too!

I wish you all a wonderful holiday season. I have lots of interesting topics to come in 2014.

Here is the bar…



The dining table…


party table



Holiday pillows…I love the silver bows (Piet 1)




Family room…with star lights in the window were so much fun!

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Kitchen…were the party will be!





Wow Christmas is coming…here is a peek at my house!

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Vintage homes and figures

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My Aunt Celia’s Dollhouse…dressed for the season.


My homemade snow globe.

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New take on an old friend, the felt deer-head…who doesn’t love this?

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Dine with us in our indoor winter woods.


Birds on Branches


I want to wish Happy Holidays to the wonderful and supportive followers of my blog.  Thank you all for a fantastic year!  I will be back in 2014 with loads of your favorites, quick tips, mini-makeovers, and before-and-after pics.

As we enter a new year, I hope you’ll remember to be Grateful for family and friends, Thankful for a job, and Mindful of your health.  Most of all,  forget the slights and injustices of others– “laisse tomber”, as the French say–let bygones be bygones! And approach the new year with a fresh start.

Wishing you health and happiness in 2014!


PS: If you like this post, let me know by “liking” it or commenting.  If you’re not yet a follower…you can easily sign up now by clicking the follow button.  But above all, enjoy life and good design!

My favorite holiday ideas

I hope you enjoy my favorite holiday decor ideas for 2013!

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Thank you for stopping by!

Best, Celia

Happy Spring

Photos:Liz Donnelly
Photos:Liz Donnelly

Hello Celia Bedilia Family,

I want to wish you all a very happy Passover, Easter & Spring. I am so thankful to have you all following my blog, and supporting my business. I have been in a blog-class this month and lots of changes are in the works for the Celia Bedilia. Wow, it is a lot of work to keep up with the ways of the web! I look forward to your feedback.

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I hope you all are enjoying SPRING.





Deck the Halls…Yippee It Is That Time Again

Yippee it is time to deck the halls again! As you know if you follow this blog, I love any excuse to decorate. Christmas brings me the opportunity to decorate not only my house but my client’s homes too!

Olive Celia Bedilia VP checking out the Christmas table
Olive Celia Bedilia VP checking out the Christmas table

Roost is a wholesale company that has been around for years. My sister-in-law’s best friend Jean is a big wig at Roost and I adore their line. This is Roost’s year! I have seen their Christmas/Holiday décor in almost every store I have been in this season.

Here are some of my favorites from Home Remedies In Portland, Maine. All Christmas Decor is 20% off now…you know I love a sale!!!!

I love this felt Deer head (just got one)…I think of myself as a hunter…as I am always looking for great design at a good price! This is large about 18″ and it is really fun it will decorate my home for years to come $132


These Polar bears are so sweet, I love the eyes they seem so real to me. Only $12 each

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Cluster 3-5 of these trees in the center of a table and you have arrangement that you can use year after year. I put these on faux snow and add mercury glass votives for sparkle! $54 for a set of 3 different sizes.  feather-trees

I have been everywhere shopping for clients this year and I thought I would share some of my favorites from around the World Wide Web.

MacKenzie-Child wreath  jcp santa

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I like to buy one new special decoration every year. This year I splurged on the felt deer head, but I usually keep it under $10. I have been asked for ideas for long-lasting centerpieces for the holidays that are inexpensive.

1. Holiday glass balls in a bowl, any bowl works! White, glass and silver are the best options.


Greens in a vase or bowl. You can add bits of gold, silver, red or white to match it to your linens or dishes.

You do not have to spend a lot of money to get a big impact. Be creative, have fun, and enjoy the season!

Thank you for being so loyal! I am so lucky to have all of you as part of the Celia Bedilia world.

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Enjoy your family, friends and the season of lights.

Best, Celia


Happy 4th of July…wow summer is flying by. I am so sorry for all my followers in the Washington DC/Virginia/Maryland area for your power outages and the stifling heat. Please come to Maine, we know how to summer here warm days and cool nights.

I have put a 4TH OF JULY party together on my blog, tablescape ideas, table runners, drink ideas served in mason jars and the galvanized buckets to serve them in!

As for food RIBS on the grill (yum), salads and dessert!

$34.99   $69 flag runner

Cran-Lime Margarita

  • 8 cups water
  • 3 cups Tequila
  • 3 cups Cranberry Juice
  • 2 large can frozen limeade


Dry Rub Recipe: Recipe courtesy The Deen Brothers, 2008


  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 4 pounds baby back ribs, cut into 2-rib portions


In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients except the ribs. Rub spice mixture all over the ribs. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate ribs for at least 2 hours or up to 12 hours.

Preheat the grill to medium heat.

Arrange the ribs on the barbeque and grill for 40 to 45 minutes, turning with tongs occasionally until meat is tender and crisp on the outside.

Kansas City Style Pork Ribs

Recipe courtesy The Neelys

Prep Time:
15 min


2 slabs pork spare ribs, 3 pounds each

  • Kansas City Barbeque Sauce, recipe follows

Dry Rub:

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper


Remove the thin white membrane off of the bone-side of the ribs. Mix together the brown sugar, dry mustard, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Massage the rub into the ribs and let sit for 1 hour or up to overnight.

If cooking on the grill, place the ribs meat-side down next to medium-hot coals that are about 225 degrees F. The indirect heat will cook them slower, making them tender. Allow to cook for 1 hour. Turn ribs every half hour and baste with the Kansas City Barbeque Sauce. Cook until the ribs are tender, about 3 to 4 hours.

If cooking indoors, place in a roasting pan with a rack. Slather the ribs with the Kansas City Barbeque Sauce and tent a piece of aluminum foil over them. In a preheated 350 degrees F. oven, place the ribs, basting with the sauce every 30 minutes and removing the foil for the last 30 minutes and cooking until fork tender, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Kansas City barbeque Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (about 2/3 cup)small onion, finely diced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup (2 (6-ounce) cans) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

In a small sauce pot on medium-high heat, heat the oil and add the onion, cooking until translucent.

Add the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. Add to sauce pan and let simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Use to baste the pork spare ribs.

Do not forget the salad… 


From WWW.BHG.COM Berry Trifle

Makes: 8 to 10 servings Serving size: 2/3cup trifle + 2 tablespoons sauce

Prep: 25 mins Chill: 4 hrs
  • 1 4-serving-size package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 6 ounce container vanilla yogurt
  • 1 10 3/4 ounce frozen loaf pound cake, thawed and cubed (3/4-inch cubes)
  • 6 cups strawberries, quartered
  • 2 cups blueberries and/or raspberries
  • 1 recipe Berry Sauce
Directions1.Prepare pudding mix according to package directions using the milk; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese and yogurt with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth; stir in pudding.2. To assemble trifle, in a 2-1/2- to 3-quart glass bowl layer one-third of the cake cubes, one-third of the pudding mixture, and one-third of the strawberries and blueberries. Repeat layers twice. Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours. Spoon Berry Sauce onto individual serving plates; top with trifle. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Berry Sauce
Yield: 1 cup

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen (thawed) strawberries or raspberries
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry liqueur, rum, or orange juice

In a blender or food processor combine fresh or frozen (thawed) strawberries or raspberries, sugar, and raspberry liqueur, rum, or orange juice. Cover and blend or process until smooth. If desired, press sauce through a fine-mesh sieve to remove seeds. Cover and chill until serving time or up to 24 hours.

Happy 4th of July!  You guys are the best friends a blogger could have, thank you for your comments and likes. I love blogging! If you do not follow please click the follow button! Let me know you favorite recipes or ideas I love your comments.