Sunday, November 30, 2008

Holiday Open House Pics

Since I am not a black friday/Thanksgiving weekend shopper, I stay home and open my house to my local customers for holiday shopping. My entry, dining room and living room are filled with pretty things to buy. I have Christmas music playing, a candle burning, and coffee and goodies. I love this weekend because I get to play store. This time, my kids were all involved in the process, unpacking boxes, pricing and displaying. We all had fun working together and they were thrilled to receive some $$ for their hard work. Even my youngest helped hang the ornaments on the tree. Here are some pics of my displays and some new products too!

A table top tree in the dining room with burgandy hydrangeas and white feather birds.

A corner of the living room. The aqua oval frames are new and will be listed this week.

Another corner of the living room.

A pink and silver display.

Love this color combo of bronze, cream and aqua.

Some sweet little bird's nest ornaments I made this weekend.

I would also love to tell you about a new and exciting online Holiday Catalog created by

Make Mine Pink.

Click on the pic below!

And for more inspiring holiday home pics and ideas, visit Melissa's blog at The Inspired Room!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas at Make Mine Pink - Pink Friday!

We are still going strong will Christmas listings at Make Mine Pink. So if you're like me, not choosing to fight the Black Friday crowds. Check out the boutiques' Pink Friday offerings here.

Today I have marked all larger Christmas wreaths and arrangements 10% Off! Check out my listings here.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to wish all of my readers a very Happy Thanksgiving! I am looking forward to tomorrow, all I have to be thankful for, and the food, the family, and rest. I am not hosting Thanksgiving so it won't be a ton of work for me. I will be making the Mashed Turnips with Crispy Shallots, see HERE for recipe. And Pilgrim Hats for the kids, see the recipe HERE.

Photo from Family Fun

I am also thankful for the friends that have nominated me for the Marie Antoinette award, that I have taken forever to post. I am horrible at doing what I'm supposed to do with these awards, but appreciate it very much!

Thank you for the nominations from:

Janet - She makes such fun and beautifully creative pillows!

Georgia - Home of "Big Bottom Bags" and vintage linens.

Melissa - Owner of the beautiful new website the Casual Cameo.

Katie - What a beautiful selection of home decor and gifts!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's Pink Friday Again!

Wow, this week really flew. I haven't posted since last Friday and it feels like yesterday. Come visit the participating shops at Make Mine Pink for their Christmas offerings for Pink Friday.

In honor of the event, I am giving away a Free Bottle Brush Wreath Ornament with each purchase from my site on Friday November 21st while supplies last. Browse my Pink Friday items here.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas at Make Mine Pink

There's something so magical about the holidays. As you walk past a neighbor's home and catch a glimpse of a tree lit through their window, or the faint glow of a candle through the frosted glass, you can only imagine what lies beyond. Images from our own holidays are readily available to fill in the blanks. It's mysterious, it's magical, it's toasty warm fires and mulled cider. This month, the members of Make Mine Pink will share glimpses into their homes and shops with you. From favorite finds, to treasured recipes and special gift wrap how ideas, we'll have something for everyone. Please come join us each Friday as we open our hearts and homes to you.
Quoted by Joyce Lucas, Make Mine Pink

Sunday, November 09, 2008

New Christmas Pretties!

I was busy this weekend creating, photographing and listing. Hope you like the new Christmas decor on my site. I am working on pieces in all colors. So if you like traditional burgandy and green, or cream and pink with lots of sparkle, there is something for everyone! I'm on a roll so check in often for the best selection.
It's also Show and Tell Monday at Make Mine Pink! Be sure to visit their blogs to see what they have been up to.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Christmas Already?

I know it's only November 1st, but let's face it, the stuff has been in the stores for weeks already. I started listing some of my Christmas decor for 2008, just in time for the MMP Twelve Days of Christmas Shop Hop. During the event from November 2nd through November 13th, all Christmas on my site will be 10% off .New treasures will be added to my site between now and December 15th, so check back often! There will be handmade ornaments, xmas tussies, centerpieces and wreaths. I love creating for the season but I am always just a little behind since I can't really get into the mood until after Halloween!