Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Winner Is...& Christmas Swap With Misi From 1890 Gable House

The Winner of my Christmas giveaway is.....drum roll please.....Karen Mary Butterfly!!!!  Congratulations Karen!!! Silas put his little hand into Santa's hat and pulled out your name.  I do my drawings the old fashioned way... folded paper, pen, and scissors.  I know I should move on with the times but I like the old ways best....LOL. :0)  I want to thank all of you for commenting and for entering my little giveaway.  Now for those that didn't win...don't worry I'm doing another giveaway real soon.... like the end of January or early Feb.  I'm sure you're all wondering why....well I have to celebrate having over 100 followers plus my one year blog birthday will be up too. I never would have thought I'd last this long in the blog world or that any of you would find me interesting enough to follow...LOL.  Thank you!!!!

My fantastic swap with Misi from1890 Gable House:
  Misi and I decided to do a private Christmas swap since we both love this time of year.  I can tell you she spoiled me rotten.  I can't believe all the goodies she sent.  The box was filled to the brim with fantastic eye candy.  I had to take two photos so you could see all that she sent.  Don't you just love the Santa's, snowman, and the gingerbread man (he just cracks me his expression...LOL).
 Look at all the ornaments for our Christmas trees and the fantastic patterns.  If you look real close at the top elf you'll see our sweet Silas' face...what a treasure that is. In fact Silas looks at it and says YOU.... which he means me...LOL. :0)
Here is how I decorated with what Misi gave me...such treasures each and every one. The Santa she gave me is from Kimberly "The Red Cupboard" all know how I have a addiction to her creations.  He sits with one of the Santa's I made.

The funny.... way to cute gingerbread man is hanging out with my Jackie Melerski bear and one of my reindeer.  Misi told me that Traci from York Mountain Primitives created him (plus the snowman, Mr. Claus & Mrs Claus ornaments).  I really love Traci's creations too.   I have to say that's all Misi's fault....she gave me one of Traci's black cats in our last swap and it was love at first sight. :0)

Love this sweet faced Santa too.... he's got an old soul kinda of face.

My bear seems to keep collection snowmen LOL.... I guess I could call him the snow folk keeper this year.  The thing is I couldn't really fit them all on his lap anyway.  I'm sure he makes these trouble makers mind. :0)  I think the one Misi gave me is a little afraid my bear might mistake him for that gingerbread man.  He's heard that the bear likes cookies...LOL. :0)

Here is my prim tree in our dining room...I added all the wonderful log cabin houses Misi made to it along with the Mr.& Mrs. Claus ornament she sent.  They really look great with the other ornies on it.
 This is our fireplace in the family room....I have threatened for years to find and old mantel or to make one of my own...but I still haven't done it.  I hate the color of it.... I want it to be old distressed white or black wood.  One day I will have my dream fireplace but until then....I look at what's on it and not at it....LOL.   The little Elves Misi sent hang from the Christmas garland my mother tatted for me last Christmas. My doll to the left holds Misi's handmade ornament in her left hand (it's like Misi made it for her)....while the other sits in front of a brown glazed jug.  Since we are in this room for most of the day I get to enjoy these treasures for many hours out of my day.  I want to thank Misi for her thoughtful and generous heart!!!!!  I am happy to call her friend and I can only hope that what I sent her makes her as happy as I am with the things she sent me. Please go over and visit Misi's blog if you haven't all ready (she's posted a lot of the pieces I made her in her Merriement chain). I can't tell you how wonderful her boxes, ornaments, candles, and other creations are.  I think they're the best and I'm not just saying that.  Thanks again Misi for making Christmas come early this year!!!  :0)
Just a few more Christmas decorations to share with you.
My mice from Pam Gracia "Soft In the Head"...along with another deer I made.  Most of the deer are Christmas gifts for my family and friends that's why I have so many...LOL.  :0)

My sweet kitties in their basket... along with a few candy canes and a Santa.

Nothing like winter kisses to keep you warm... or at least that's what my Pat Murphy bears think.

Last I decided to put my fantastic snowman that Wendy gave me under our tree in the family room....along with two Santa's I made.  Now the one on the right I've had since 1997....he was the first Santa I ever made.   I didn't know about coffee staining then and my good friend and quilt teacher Anne convinced me if I could quilt I could make dolls.  I remember having such a hard time making him....and being so happy when I finished him.  He may not be old looking (which I've debated about staining him) but he does have a part of my heart. :0)
Okay my friends.... I should let you go...thank you for stopping in and for reading about my wonderful swap with Misi.  Congratulations again to Karen! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!!!  May you all be blessed with happiness and health.


  1. Congrats to the winner,Karen, I am sure she will love the awesome prize she receives! Your gifts from Misi are all so cute and I love how you decorated with them. I love the things you have made too Theresa, you are very talented! Thanks for sharing.
    Be blessed,

  2. WOW! theresa, most wonderful goodies from Misi, that box was like Christmas morning! and Congrats to Karen on a wonderful giveaway win! OLM

  3. Hi Theresa, congrats to Karen, lucky gal and so are you to get all those wonderful prim goodies from Misi, loooove everything, Santas, snowman and that Ginger.....oh my.....Blessings Francine.

  4. Congrats to Karen! Sweet gifts from Misi like you she has a giving nature and is aways so generous and thoughtful.Love the standing santa but it all looks just delightful.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  5. Oh, thank you Silas!!! I am so lucky you picked my name! Thank you!! I am one happy winner!!


  6. Wonderful goodies from Misi - in your snowman picture, I was wondering...did you make the one on the right? He's adorable!

  7. Well, Silas, Silas, sure do know how to make a grown crow pout. :o( Seriously...I'll forgive you (again....) But, hey - put a good word in for me next time around, ok???? ;o) Seriously - big congrats to Karen!! And thank you to you, dear Theresa, for hostessing another wonderful giveaway....

    And I don't even know where to begin to comment on the box of Misi-liciousness you received...except WOW. All kinds of awesomeness going on there....and you have some delightful treasures to display everything with. But, really? You don't like the color of your fireplace mantel? I love it!! At least yours has a color....mine is just raw, ROUGH, unfinished and unfinish-able wood....eek!!! Enjoy your new treasures (and go tickle Silas up a good one for not pulling MY name!!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  8. Congrats to Karen!What a lucky lady she is to win such great goodies.Thanks for hosting such a sweet giveaway.

    I would say that you felt like Christmas morning had already arrived when you opened that box of goodies from Misi.Love all your Christmas decorations,everything looks so wonderful.Hugs,Jen

  9. Congrats to Karen! Lucky lady!!
    Misi sure does know how to swap! And if the displays she is showing in the chain are what you gave her, you are just as generous! Loving everything. I just LOVE those elf ornies, and the one with your son's face, FAV!!! Just adorable!

  10. Congratulations to Karen!
    Love all the goodies you got from Misi!
    Have a wonderful weekend.