Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas 2011

I wanted to get in one more post before the new year. Thought I would share some of mine and the dotter's Christmas with you.

We love Christmas Eve and like many families have our traditions that we love. We started the evening with a wonderful dinner (roast, potatoes, veggies, appetizers and goblets with sparkling cider.) Grandma and Grandpa, Michelle, LJ and the kids were all invited. After dinner we did the traditional opening of Christmas jammies. This was one of the first years that they were not all matching and I bought some for little Sophia and Garret. The dotter's and I just love those 2 peanuts!

After they changed into jammies the dotter's had planned a special program for us. Bronwyn and Brooklyn have gotten really good on the piano and they played carols and sang for us. We also read from the bible the story of the birth of Jesus Christ.
The dotter's were really excited and finally settled down to bed at around 11pm.
Brooklyn playing Jingle Bells.

Then it was up at 6am for us. Yes, you heard me 6am! They have never gotten up that early before. We just couldn't keep them contained, so it was off to open presents. Luckily, I had a chance to go back to bed while they played with presents.

Thought I would share some fun gifts I received. I saw this lamp in the Anthropologie catalog and really wanted it. Unfortunately like most things in the Anthropologie catalog it was way out of my price range. The price tag of $500 did not fit in the hubby's budget. Luckily I had collected a few of these shoe forms over the years. He took them and made me this wonderful lamp! I think it is even better than the one from Anthropologie. My dad gave me the wonderful deer antlers. I have been wanting a pair. They are super chic. It's the look I'm loving a lot right now.


You can see the base of my shoe lamp. It is 3 little wooden shoe forms, which makes it better than Anthropologie's :)
This lamp is one I bought for myself as a Christmas gift. Do you ever buy yourself a gift? There is a guy here in Utah who takes wonderful old parts and fashions them into these awesome steampunk lamps. I saw this one and had to have it. So on layaway it went and I finally got it out, just in time for Christmas.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. May this new year bring you many blessings and all that you hope for.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Giveaway winner

Please forgive my lateness in announcing the winner of my giveaway. I used random generator and the winner was number 4! That is Marci!  Marci is a great lady that I have gotten to know over the last few months. She also has a really cool blog called Dandelion Farm Girl. I would go check it out.

So part of the reason I'm so late was we took an unexpected trip to visit my sister in Idaho. This is always fun especially for my 3 dotters. My sister lives on  5 acres and they are what I call hobby farmers. A few horses, cows, chickens and my dotter's favorite.....the four wheeler!

I hope you all had a great Christmas.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Spreading some Christmas Cheer

Today I am grateful for my beautiful bulbs that have bloomed and are providing me with Christmas cheer.


I want to provide you with some Christmas cheer, because I'm so grateful for all my wonderful friends and customers. So let's...
I was hoping to do this giveaway earlier, but could not get it to happen. So instead of Christmas I thought we would celebrate the new year with a fun party hat for an upcoming birthday or special occasion in your life. Here is a picture of what they look like. Perfect for a child. I can somewhat personalize it with a certain age. Along with party hat I will send you some other fun party items including a vintage milk jar of bubble gum, some vintage trim and whatever else strikes my fancy the day I send off the package.

In order to enter just leave me a comment. I'd love to hear from those of you who stop by and never comment (hint, hint).

For every 10 comments I will add one more party hat.

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season! I will announce a winner on December 26.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Tree

Thanks to all my friends and customers who visited me at Beehive Bazaar. It was a fun show and I got pretty cleaned out in the end. So grateful for you support in my crafty vintage adventures.

I've posted a lot of Christmas decor pictures, but had to post my tree. I wanted to do something really different and have been "eyeing" this tree at Treasures Antique Mall in Springville.  My friend made an offer that I could not refuse. So instead of a trip to the tree lot this year....I went with this tree.

Okay, not what you thought? I couldn't help it. I love all the wonderful retro-ness of it. It is an original from thw 50's or 60's. The cool thing....the hubby loves it, the kids love it and when I told my mom about it she said my great-grandmother used to have one!

Perfect for all that vintage ornament goodness. And he threw in the rotating light that makes it sparkle.

Okay, I'll say it again...I love it so.

Merry Christmas!

Come back and visit me on Wednesday, I will be doing a Christmas giveaway!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Beehive Bazaar 2011

It's that time of year again, the wonderful handmade event of the year (as far as I'm concerned!)....The Beehive Bazaar. I am not only a vendor, but I love to shop it as well! I can't wait to see what my crafty friends have been working on. It is such a great place for unique and quality Christmas gifts.

If you live in Utah it is a show not to miss! It is also at a new location. The Bell Room on University and Center in Provo. Come check it out! I have some fun things I'll be selling.
I am going to set up in a few hours and if I can swing it I might grab a few pictures to post.