Today I am delighted to introduce you Erminda Dominguez, Creator and owner of Erminda Celebrates!

In Erminda Celebrates, Minda with over 25 years as an educator and a degree in Interior Design, she shares her love for creating a beautiful home inside and out and also for creating tablescapes. She also enjoys cooking, baking and celebrating life’s everyday moments.

Q: Minda, it’s truly a pleasure having you here on the blog. Can you tell us about yourself, where did you grow up and how did your childhood influence your life and your path?  

Thank you so much for having me.  I was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico but moved to California when I was just 11 days old.  I grew up in the Los Angeles area where I currently reside.  I come from a long line of creative men and women, so I as a child, I was surrounded by the arts.  My parents always had a flare for decorating our home and that greatly influenced me to carry on that tradition.

Q: As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

From as far back as I can remember, I wanted to be teacher.  One Christmas, I recall getting one of those stand alone chalkboards.  I was thrilled and I can still remember gathering all my younger siblings around it to give them my first lesson. 

Q: Where did you go to college and did you learn anything in there that helped you do what you are doing today?

I attended California State University upon graduating from high school, but soon put that on hold to raise my children.  When they were school age, I went back to get a degree in interior design.  I worked briefly in that field, but soon discovered that working hours of an independent contractor weren’t ideal for family life, so I went back to college again to earn a California Teaching credentials. Starting in  1996 I worked as elementary school teacher until I retired in 2021. Teaching was a perfect career for me to express my creativity and I loved decorating my classroom and designing lessons that included art appreciation and crafts.

Q: What inspired you to start Erminda Celebrates?

I was inspired to create Erminda Celebrates so that I could document and share how I celebrate even the simplest of moments in my journey.

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Q: How do you define your style?

I would say my style is filled with lush and layered creations. I am more of a maximalist and fill my home and stylings that are full of colorful patterns and palettes.

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Q: Where do you find inspirations?

Nature inspires me everyday.  I also take inspiration from old world cultures and motifs specifically, Italian, French, and Mexican. 

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Q: How do you decide what to style next in your home?

I enjoy seasonal stylings.  So, with that in mind, I will look for ways to refresh my home, garden, and even meals with the seasons in mind.

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Q: What are some of your favorite treasures in your home, and why?

Of course, some of my favorite treasures are the original art pieces that my daughter has done for us.  I also treasure the vintage dishes and glassware that have been handed down to me from my mother.

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Q: Do you have any favorite collection?

I do love collecting Bordallo Pinheiro earthenware and Majolica from Europe and Mexico.

Q: For people who don’t know Erminda Celebrates, can you describe how you came up with that name?

The name perfectly describes this chapter in my life.  My motto is simply create and celebrate.  So that is what I want to share with our community.

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Q: When you aren’t busy working on Erminda Celebrates, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy being with family.  My young grandchildren live just 4 doors down from me, so I keep busy with them.  I know one day they will be off busy doing their own thing, so I make sure my husband and I make to time to create as many fond childhood memories for them as we possible.

Q; What are 3 every day luxuries you could not live without?

I cannot live without flowers, pretty food, and color!

Q: Anything else you would like to add?

Yes, if there is one thing I have learned in my 65 years of being on this planet is that we create the life we want.  Yes, there are times when our journey seem out of our control, but in reality, we are always in control of how we respond.  For now, my intention is to enjoy my family and take as many opportunities to express myself creatively as possible.

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Q: Where can people find you, let us know your social media handles and any other ways people can get in touch with you.

People can find me at my website and at ermindacelebrates on instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and TikTok.

Thank you Minda, it was a pleasure having you in this space!

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February 02, 2024 — Ceci Mason


Erminda said:

Thank you so much for this feature!! I’m
Truly honored and thrilled to share with your community.

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