Greetings my friends....I'm a bit late posting about my Christmas giveaway so it will be ending on Dec 12th (Midnight). I will post the winners name on Dec 13th. This should give me enough time to get it posted and off to the winner before Christmas. To enter is simple....just leave a comment on this post. I will add your name a second time if you are a follower or become a new follower of my blog. If you'd like to post about this giveaway on your blog or sidebar I'd be happy to give you a third chance to win as well. Please only enter my Christmas giveaway if you live in the US or Canada....international postage is to expensive...sorry. The winner will get the sweet Santa dressed in green and the snowman ornament....both made by me. Plus the black angel which was created by the very talented Valerie Weberpal of "Harvest Moon".
Now on to my wonderful swap with Wendy from Ravenwood Whimzies. Wendy and I both joined in Amy's (Bumble Bee Lane Cottage) Gingerbread Swap. Below is a photo of all the lovely things she sent me.
See the fantastic snowman...last year Wendy made one of these cuties for herself and I fell in love with him....so when we got paired up to do this swap I asked her if she'd make me one. I was so surprised to get this fabulous fellow. Thank you so much Wendy!!! Now you'd think that was all right.... oh....no...she spoiled me rotten!!! Just look at all the goodies she sent.... in the Christmas box in front of the snowman is the most incredible toffee...I had not one but four pieces today. I have a wicked sweet tooth...LOL. The cute Christmas tree ornament is already hanging on our tree. Below you'll see where I placed some of her other lovely creations.
Check out the Santa pillow...he looks so nice on our wooden bench (in our sitting room) with my other Christmas goodies.
The wonderfully aged Christmas book Wendy made looks wonderful with the snowman my sister made me several years ago. The little penguin was something I made back in the mid 90's...every year my mother, sisters, and I all pick a Christmas craft project to do while we're all together and he was one of them.
Here is our buffet in the dining room...it changes with the seasons. I put Wendy's cute snowman there with some of my other Christmas goodies. The buffet is still a work in progress...I'm sure I'll move things around a few more times before it's just right. Plus my doll seller needs her candy canes and tinsel still.
I decided the snowman I made a few years back (from a Soft In The Head pattern) needed some company...and I think the gingerbread man looks great with him. I must say the gingerbread man smells heavenly too.
I know this isn't the best photo but I wanted to show you all the Santa Wendy made me last year with the sweet door hanger she sent this year. They're on the door in the dining room heading into kitchen which is in the center of the house. If you haven't been to Wendy's blog or her Etsy shop you must go see her other creations. Not only is she talented but she's one of the sweetest gals you'll ever meet too.Wendy's blog:
Wendy's Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RavenwoodWhimzies
Thank you Wendy for another fantastic swap!!! I also want to thank Amy for hosting the swap. :0)
Lastly I want to show you all my find. Isn't she a beauty!!! Looking at the inside and the bottom of the pitcher she looks to be an old piece too. I found this lovely pottery pitcher on Etsy for $14.50. Sure it cost me almost the same to have it shipped safely but man she was worth every penny. The brown and blue glaze is divine with it's simple design. Plus my feather tree fits in it perfectly....that wasn't even the plan but you know it just worked out that way.
Okay... my sweet friends I should go...I'm sure you're tired of reading my babble...LOL. Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway and to check out Wendy's blog so you can see what I sent her. I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy.... until next time. :0)