Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Some decorating pics, giveaway I won and other misc.

Good afternoon friends!! Hope this post finds you all well, safe and warm! Some of you have been getting tons of snow and I hate to say it, but you can keep it there!

I have a few Christmas decorating pics to show you but first I want to show you something very special to me. About 6 months ago or so, my sister, whom lives in Alabama was cleaning some stuff out and came aross this cross-stitched piece that she had made for me back in 1988!! I'm pretty sure that she has cleaned since that time...lol! Anyway, she never gave it to me during all these years, probably cuz she forgot about it and didn't know where it was, anyway, she found it and mailed it off to me. I found the perfect frame and had a mat cut yesterday for it at Hobby Lobby. I still need to attach the piece to the mat but I wanted to get a quick picture of it so I just placed it in the frame. I just love it!! Kind of made me cry also! It's hard to see the color of the frame and mat in this picture, but the frame is dusty blue color with black showing through the grain and the mat is kind of marbled with the same color blue and black. It matches together so well!!

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Ok, here are some decorating pictures. I hate trying to decorate, it just doesn't work for me...lol!!

Vintage Christmas aprons
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My Hoosier cabinet
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Sink cover
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Stove cover
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Yes, that's my printer and modem sitting there on the bottom shelf. No where to put them. And of course that is where the cable line comes up from the basement!
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My prim tree
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Other tree
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Last weekend the Estate Dispersal Store was open so of course I had to go and check it out. Here are a couple of things that I got.
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I also won a giveaway from Angi over at Drakestone Primitives.
Look at all this great stuff that she included. I'm just absolutely in love with this reindeer and the beeswax Santa's smell soooo good! And the reindeer ditty bag is just too darn cute!! Thanks so much Angi!!
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I also have to show you this little stocking that I bought from Jody over at Primgals Primitive Palette.
It's so cute and she painted this so beautiful. The details are awesome. Everything she paints is awesome! Thanks Jody!!
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I have also started on stitching up Valentine's Day items. Never too early...lol!!
These are on my ebay.
This design is by Shelly Auen from Primitive Stitchin
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The next 2 designs are by Jenny Hoffman over at Country Rustic Primitives.
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Well I do believe that is it for me. Just trying to get my Christmas shopping done. I have nothing wrapped yet!! Hope you all have a great rest of the week and weekend!!

10 comments:

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

How nice that your sister found that and sent it to you!

Love all your Christmasy pics. :) Congrats on the win, looks like some wonderful goodies were sent your way.

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

Brenda,

What a wonderful suprise to get that stichery after so long! And your house looks great! Very festive!

Congrats on winning the givaway! Great goodies!

Love your valentines sticheries too! They would look wonderful on my Prim valentine tree!

Carmen and the Primcats

Jody said...

Wow how awesome that your sister found that stitchery for you...would have made me cry too!
Girl I am lovin your new finds...they are so cool! If you run out of room they can come to my house...:)
Your Valentine stitcheries are just precious too!
I am tickled that you like your stocking.....
Merry,Merry Christmas my friend!

Carmen C. said...

I LOVE your trees and decor, so beautiful!!! Great giveaway goodies and what a lovely, heartfelt treasure from your sister:) You don't want my snow? Darn 'it all,I don't want it either, LOL!!!! Stay warm and have a wonderful week!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love your Christmas decorations!! Everything is so pretty!! What great goodies you won!! And what a wonderful & speical stitchery that you got from you sister!!
~Cindy~

the primitive country bug said...

What a sweet stitchery your sister made for you. It looks great in its new frame.
I love, love, love those heart shaped stitcheries you made!! I'm off to see if I can find them on ebay.
Merry Christmas blessings to you~ Birgit

Primsue said...

What a great treasure from your sister. Your house looks great. Congrats on your win - very nice. Wonderful goodies that you found at the Dispersal Store.

Christmas Blessings,
Sue

Angie Berry said...

Oh how sweet of your sister! I love that and I know it's so special to you.

I don't know what you are talking about, I think your decorating looks wonderful! I love the vintage aprons and the greens with your rolling pins, everything looks great!

Girl, you got some awesome pieces at the estate sale! I would love to find a piece like that one that opens up and has a tray for my hand sewing and cross stitching when I sit by the fire in the winter. That is a wonderful piece!

I saw where you won Angi's giveaway. Congrats again, you won some wonderful goodies! I also saw that little stocking on Jody's blog. It is adorable! I love how she painted such detail down to the little stitches, very cute!

I love all your little stitch pieces. I have to tell you that you have inspired me to put away my big project and work on some little pieces. I feel like I am getting no where at all and nothing is getting accomplished. I am going to buy some of Jenny's patterns, I just adore all her designs! I also have lots of free patterns printed off and haven't stitched a one. So that's what I'll be working on this winter. Thanks for inspiring me! =]

I hope you and your family have a most wonderful Christmas~

Firecrackerkid said...

Hi Brenda:) That would've brought a tear to my eye too. That's precious and so pretty. You're Christmas decor looks great gal:) Thanks for sharing. Oh my goodness those furniture pieces are awesome. I'd love to have those in my home.
Have a safe and Merry Holiday season!
Carol

The Whistle Stop said...

Hey, I recognize some of those things! It all looks wonderful. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Laurie