Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Giveaway and My Gingerbread swap with Ravenwood Whimzies

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 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 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.... 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 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.
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Wendy's Etsy shop:
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)


  1. Hi Teresa, I would love a chance to win one of your wonderful creations, please sign me up, I'm a follower. Wow!, great swap goodies you received......such great snowmen you have, love them all. Have a nice weekend.. Blessings Francine.

  2. Oh Theresa, such wonderful goodies! Love where you placed everything, esp the gingerbread man with the snowman you made, he's wicked cute too!
    Would love to be entered into your giveaway, I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance:)

  3. Hi Theresa-I sure would love to win some more of your goodies! Oh please, please enter me! You know I'm a follower and one of your biggest fans! I'll post about your giveaway on my blog too!

    I'm so happy to see all the things I made you decorating your home. I'm so glad you love them all! What fun it was making another Christmas box of goodies for you! I adore that snowman that you made from the SITH pattern! Too cute.

    Make sure to pick me in your giveaway - lol!
    Sending you more Christmas Blessings dear friend.

  4. Hi Teresa, Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!!! I just love your creations!!
    And what wonderful goodies from Wendy, love how you have everything displayed in your beautiful home! hugs, Lecia

  5. OH Theresa Please throw my name into your wonderful giveaway, I follow and I added to my sidebar

    Merry Christmas

  6. Well, I'm ALMOST over my pouting about not winning your wonderful Halloween giveaway....perhaps entering your sweet Christmas one will be the complete tonic. ;o) PLEASE enter me!! I'm a follower - and would LOVE to give your amazingly fun creations a loving new home. I've posted on my sidebar....and back to crossing all cross-able body parts!!! Smiles & Merry Hugs ~ Robin

  7. Hi Theresa,I just found and became a follower of your blog through Wendy .Love all the wonderful goodies you got in the swap with Wendy.Please enter me in your giveaway,I will add it to my sidebar.Merry Christmas,Jen

  8. What a generous giveaway. I would love to be entered. Your swap with Wendy is amazing. I have swapped with her and she is so generous and talented. Blessings~Sara

  9. Hi Theresa, Great things you got from Wendy in the swap and love all your decorating! I would love to be included in the swap please. I am a follower.
    Be blessed,

  10. Hello Theresa-
    I would Love to be entered in you Sweet Giveaway!
    Love your creations!!
    I am a follower.
    I posted on my sidebar!

  11. Oh! My! What a lovely giveaway! I am already a follower...please put my name down twice for the drawing!
    thank you!
    Teresa in California

  12. Wendy sent you some lovely gifts.You had to tell us what is the box didn't you!? You had restraint with the toffee I probly would of kept my what a beautiful giveaway.I'm in for 3 tries.Will be posting to my sidebar soon.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  13. Leaving a comment to enter! I am excited I found your sweet blog. New follower!

  14. Definitely interested in winning this great giveaway! My daughter and I love prim, so I know I will share if I win.

  15. I'm your newest follower and would love to be entered in the drawing for your great giveaway. Can't believe I haven't found you before this cuz I thought I know ALL the great prim bloggers!

  16. Hi Theresa. I am already a follower, and will post to my sidebar. These giveaway items are so pretty. Please enter me. Thanks :)

  17. It's so much fun to see all of your Christmas pretties! And of course I would love to win some things you have made! I'm a follower, too! Happy Holidays!

  18. Hi, Theresa!
    What beautiful pictures! You and Wendy are talented gals!!! You did score a find with that pitcher!!! Love it! Shipping can be expensive, but at least it arrived safely! What a beauty!

    I am a follower and would love to be a part of your giveaway! I would be happy to add it to my sidebar!

    Thank you for being so giving and your hard work!


  19. Oh my gosh, I can't believe that I almost missed your giveaway. Where have I been!! Please enter me, Missy Theresa as I would love to win your wonderful santa, snowman and doll. I will be keeping my fingers crossed.

    holiday hugs,

  20. would love to add these to my decor. beautiful

  21. Theresa,

    Oh my! I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway! I am a follower!
    your swap goodies are wonderful and so love all yor decorating... sigh... it's coming fast isn't it? OLM

  22. Theresa,
    Wonderful Swap Goodies!
    I hate that I didnt join in on this one. Everyone did such an amazing job with their packages.

    Oh course, I would LOVE to be entered into your giveaway.
    Yep, I'm a follower and live in the good ole' USA.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Have a wonderful week.

  23. T- More amazing work of yours. You are so talented :)

  24. Oh, WOW, Theresa, what absolutely lovely treasures you received! LOVE the snowman, seems quite a few of us love them, LOL, and I have to admit (I think I said this before) your dollkeeper, if I lived close by, she'd be missing, ha ha ha ha


  25. I try to be creative but always admire what everyone else is doing. Plus it motivates me to keep going. Love your creations!

  26. I love a chance to win please sign me up if I made it by midnight.

  27. In the season of giving I will add your name to Santa's hat Paulie. :0)