Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Decorating ~ 2011

Hi everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends ~ We had a simple meal with our family; our son Austin, and son Brian, who is home from College for the Holiday weekend, and our daughter Amber, SIL Kevin, and of course, our sweet little grandson Seth :) I love cooking dinner for Thanksgiving, with the Turkey and homemade stuffing...yummy!!

Yesterday I put up our christmas tree, as is tradition here, on the day after Turkey day ~ it will stay up until New Years day, then it will all be packed up for next season.....why is it so much fun to put everything up, but such a chore to put it all away ? It seems to always take so much LONGER to pack it up than to put it up?

It's was a very dreary and cloudy day today when I took the pictures you see below, so the photos are not the greatest :( I took a photo of the tree both lit and not lit for you to see....

These next 5 photos are of some of the ornaments that I have gracing the tree...a lot of you will notice some that are by newest one this year that I purchased from her is in the 2nd photo.... a sweet pink stocking with her gorgeous handpainted pink roses, and the word NOEL....

Next up is my Fireplace all decked out in shabby pink & white for the Holidays...

And lastly, here are a couple of photos of some of the things that I have decorating our Living Room...

This adorably sweet and pink Santa I purchased from a lovely seller on HERE to take you to her listings...

I hope you have enjoyed my photos of some of the Holiday decorating I've done in my home....I'm looking forward to seeing how all of you are decorating this year....I know there will be tons of inpiration out there!!

Until next time sweet friends!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wishing everyone a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving

I want to wish all of my sweet blog friends a wonderful, happy & safe Thanksgiving

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Giveaway Winner Is.............Free U..S. Shipping on all my Stockings

Before I get to the winner of my Holiday Giveaway, I just wanted to let you all know that I am offering FREE U.S. Shipping on all my Christmas Stockings in my Ebay shoppe ~ Below is a picture of my newest creation that is now listed ~ hope you will come on by and take a look at what pretty stockings are available ~ I'll be listing more soon! Just click on any of the links on my right sidebar to take you there.

Now on to who is the lucky winner of my Giveaway ~ I used the Custom Random Number Generator, and entered the appropriate numbers, and it came up with the # 63.........

And the lucky number belongs to Jann Olson! Congratulations Jann on winning my Holiday Giveaway ~ Please email me with your shipping info so that I can get this shipped out to you :) Just go to my Profile page to email me :)

Thank you to all of you who left comments to enter my Giveaway.....but don't be too sad that you didn't win, as you know I will be doing another giveaway in the near future :) I'm thinking a Valentine Giveaway!

Until next time sweet friends!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday Giveaway Ends Today

YEAH!! TGIF! I am so looking forward to the weekend...I plan to do nothing but relax!! And this Sunday is the last Nascar Sprint Cup race, and the new Champion will be decided....will it be Carl Edwards or Tony Stewart? I'm rooting for Carl, as Tony's won 2 Championships, and I just like Carl better, LOL :) And thank goodness Jimmie Johnson isn't going to win 6 in a row!!!

Okay, just reminding you all that today is the LAST day to enter my Holiday Giveaway...there's still time to enter if you haven't already done so....just click the link at the top of my right sidebar to take you to the post so you can leave me a comment there....the winner will be chosen from one of those comments.

I also wanted to let you all know that for a limited time over at my Ebay shoppe, I am offering FREE U.S. SHIPPING on all my Christmas Stockings...below are a few that are currently availble. You can click HERE to take you to my Ebay.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend....I'll be announcing the winner of my Giveaway sometime Monday...I can't wait!!!

Until next time sweet friends!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I've moved my Fireplace to my Dining Room ~ Pretty pink Stocking

Yesterday I decided to do some re-arranging of some furniture in my home ~ I've moved my Fireplace & overmantle from my living room into my Dining room ~ boy am I tired!! Not only did I have to move it, but also the side-by-side Victorian Secretary, our sofa, and my chair....which none of these things is light! I did wait until my son came home from school yesterday afternoon to have him help me lift the overmantle back on top of the fireplace surround, and attach it to the wall. I really liked having the fireplace in my Living room, but I had to have my chair which I always sit in, placed over half way in front of it, and I really didn't like it....where it is now in the Dining room, nothing blocks it view, and I can really enjoy it much more. Sadly, though, there was no room left for the wicker loveseat that I did have in there, so it had to go to the basement :( Oh well, I can always put it out on our front porch next spring and summer, and enjoy it for a while out there.

As you can see, I've placed a couple of pretty pink stockings on it...the longer one is for me, which I showed you a picture of in my last post, and the smaller one is now listed on Ebay.

Here is a much better picture of the's a couple of inches smaller than the one that I created for myself, but made with many of the same fabrics and can click HERE to take a look at it.

I'm off now to work on another sweet and pretty in pink stocking for Ebay ~ Hubby is off hunting today as it's Opening Gun season....and Austin has the day off today from school, as Grant closes for Opening Day! He didn't want to go hunting today...I think it's because he doesn't like to get up early if he doesn't have too, LOL :)

Until next time sweet friends!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Reindeer Makeover ~Pretty in Pink Stocking for me ~ Holiday Giveaway Continues!

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far. Yesterday while doing some last minute grocery shopping, I made sure to stop off at one of my favorite Goodwill stores to see what might be waiting there for me to take home, and I found a couple of things, one of which being this fab metal reindeer! They also had another one, more in a lying down position, but you could tell that the head had been glued back on, so I decided to pass on it. Below is how it looked before I gave it a little transformation.....

And here it is all painted up pretty in pink.....I also added a bow of Vintage soft pink ribbon, a Vintage Millinery soft pink rose, and for a little bling, a Vintage Rhinestone pin in a snowflake design... what do you think?

I've been busy creating stockings to sell on both my Ebay and Etsy sites, and today I FINALLY created one just for ME....It's made with soft pale pink Matelasse, Vintage Crochet & lace trims, Vintage Shell buttons, Vintage ribbons, and both a Vintage Pink rose and newer creamy white parchment roses. I plan to make one more stocking for myself to display in my home for the Holidays, and I'll be sure to show you once I've made will of course be done in pinks :)

There are just 6 more days left to enter my Holiday Giveaway...if you haven't done so yet, just click the link at the top of my right sidebar and it will take you right to that post so you can do so....Can't wait until I find out who will be the lucky lady to win!!!

Until next time sweet friends!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Giveaway I won!

Hi Everyone, this is going to be a really quick post, as I am super busy today ~ I wanted to let you all know about a fabulous Giveaway I won from Michele, at her blog, Hello Lovely Inc. ~ She was giving away to 3 lucky ladies, a copy of Rachel Ashwell's new book, and I was one of those lucky ones chosen, WHOOT! WHOOT! I received my copy of this beautiful book Saturday, and hopefully very soon I will actually get a chance to sit down and peruse all the beauty that is inside :) Thank you Michele for hosting such a wonderful Giveaway!!!

And speaking of Giveaways, don't forget to enter my Holiday Giveaway that I am hosting ~ just click the picture at the top of my right sidebar, and it will wisk you away to that post so you can enter ~ It ends November 18th, so you still have time :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Seth's First Halloween ~ Holiday Giveaway continues

Hi Everyone, here are a couple of pics that I promised to show you, of my Grandson, Seth's, First Halloween ~ I tried to get him to smile, but he just wasn't having none of it....he fell asleep shortly after these pics were taken, lol :)

This one is with my daughter, Amber, holding him....still no smile...

This is my newest Christmas Stocking that I listed recently on Ebay....perfect for those of you who like to decorate in blues & creamy whites....

And don't forget to enter my Holiday giveaway, if you haven't already... you can click HERE to take you to that post and leave your comment...winner will be chosen from one of those comments left!

I'm off to finish up some of the laundry that needs to be done...the sun is shining, so I want to hang some things up outdoors, while we still have some decent weather to be able to do so.

Until next time sweet friends!!


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