Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Shares & Giveaway

Hi! It's the most wonderful time of year! That means there's so much to share with you! Yesterday I was blog hopping and ran across a great site that had this quote tag to download. I've been searching my computer history this morning trying to find the blog I found it on with no luck. Note to self...write things down! :)

It's a lovely quote by Helen Keller and I love the way the font size is changed and the text is arranged. Doesn't it make a sweet little display? I put it in a vintage pressed aluminum bowl in my bedroom. I made a couple of these so I could give one away. Just leave a comment on this post today and I'll draw a name tomorrow morning and post the winner.

I spent some time yesterday working on our December Daily album and have some photos to share with you.

My entry for the third of December is about coffee and crafting. Oh how I love the holiday drinks at Starbucks and their Christmas Blend! Do you have a favorite Starbucks holiday drink? And what would the holidays be without crafting?

I did some holiday crafting on the third that included this little vintage Santa tag.

The fourth of December was an exciting day because we got our first snow, an unusual event in our area! We only get a few inches a year and it almost always falls in January and February. What a lovely surprise that made shopping in downtown Hillsborough feel like Christmas!

Do you spy my peppermint mocha? I can't resist a hot cup of Joe on a snowy shopping day!

For my December 5th entry I have a photo of Christopher's little snow guy. There was enough snow left from the previous day to make him. I went on a treasure hunt with my friend Audrey and found more vintage ornaments for our tree. Well, it's shaping up to be a wonderful December!

Now I'd like to show you some more photos of our holiday home. Yesterday I showed you the living room and today I'll show you the dining room.

Here's our little folk artsy looking tree. It's fun to have a few little trees around the house in addition to the main tree in the living room.

Photographed below is an even smaller tree! Isn't it darling...covered with snow and colorful ball ornaments? It's actually an ornament (see the hanger), but I like to display it this way.

I love this sparkly berry wreath...an after Christmas clearance item from Target I picked up years ago.

I think this little wreath could use one of my handmade tags and a beautiful bow!

Continuing on the rustic theme, the table has a couple fur trees that I left a la natural.

Isn't this little elf and his Jack-in-the-box darling? He's a Lori Mitchell figurine. They are the sweetest and you can collect them for every holiday!

I didn't want our little elf to be alone so I've placed this adorable little lamb on the table with him. He's got a soft woolly coat and rusted jingle bell around his neck.

For my last photo, I made this vintage image Santa tag. He looks splendid placed in this hammered aluminum bowl with an ornament!

Well, I hope you are enjoying the holidays. If you have some decorations you would like to share or a December Daily album, leave me a comment and I'll come take a peek. Thanks for dropping by! :) Kathy


Dawn B. said...

Beautiful scrapping Kathy.. I am so bad at it..but I really need to do it. Your decorations are fabulous.. I love colors you have in your house..TFS The tag is beautiful. I love that saying too.

~amy~ said...

Love your december daily...I'm behind on mine....thanks so much for sharing all the pics...you have such a lovely home!

Virginia L. said...

AWESOME Dec. album and photos! Always a delight to see what you are up to :) I'll take ANY the Starbucks drinks any time of the year!

Sandra Correale said...

Love your December Daily/JYC pages. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Love how your DEC. book is turning out. Where did you get those
DEC. 4th (tags)?

Isha Gupta said...

Lovely Home and the decorations just add the Stars. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Lovely home, lovely sharing and pics and beautiful tag :)

A Consuming Passion said...

What a wonderful idea to keep a daily diary Kathy! Might have to do the same......perhaps next year!
I love seeing how you decorate your home for Christmas too.......so many beautiful treasures! The little tags are lovely and I think I might have to try adding a couple in dishes as you have! Thanks for more inspiration, I love to vist with you!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well I can see you've been having a wonderful busy time with your crafting! Thanks for taking time out to visit and leave a comment! Jacqueline

Michele Kovack said...

I adore your little album!!! The photos are awesome too! And I love Starbucks.....but Gingerbread LAtte is my fav! Beautiful pics of your house.......so lovely!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely tag Kathy. I love that quote. I myself need to make notes... always forget where I saw things. :o)
I love these daily albums. I am so impressed by people who can do it for the whole month. Great job! :o)

Julia Aston said...

I love your December Daily book! what a fun creation and beautiful page designs! And your Christmas decorations are just lovely!

Audrey Pettit said...

What an awesome post, Kathy! SO many beautiful goodies you have shared. I LOVE your December daily album. Think you are doing an absolutely amazing job on that. And love all your sweet home photos. Your decorations are beautiful.

cnelson said...

Wow!! everything is so lovely...from your creations to your gorgeous home and decor!

Suzanne C said...

Love your December pages and the decorations are fabulous.

Madge said...

Hi, Kathy... I do not know if you still keep up with responses, but I thought I would post this anyway. I have enjoyed perusing your blog, and was enjoying the quote. I wanted to download it myself so I ran a google search on the cropped image and found the blog with the download. https://fivebirdsonparade.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/helen-keller-quote-tag-pdf1.pdf

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