Friday, December 24, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wrapping things up!

I've been so busy with the shop and holiday cheer that now I have got to get to all my wrapping. I love to spend time making each gift special, so I went on the hunt for inspiration, and boy, did I find it! If you need some creative holiday gift wrap ideas then you must check out Sweet Paul's e-magazine. This gorgeous gem is chock-full of good ideas, created by a very talented team. You will fall in love with this magazine instantly! BTW, I found Sweet Paul via Nice Package--another great place to visit for amazing gift wrap ideas. Well, happy wrapping!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Advent Pouches

Aren't these just the cutest Advent Pouches? I found them at nuvonova via etsy. She's sold out, but I'm making a note for next year. Happy Friday!!!! The count down is on.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

white wednesday {no. 26}

i heart white wednesday!
i also heart this pearl light wreath from cox and cox.

P.S. Don't forget to visit Faded Charm for more white Wednesday goodies.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Look who showed up today

I was doing my dishes, gazing out the window
and admiring the tiny bit of new fallen snow,
when, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but this gorgeous buck, and he'd make a fine reindeer.

Isn't he something? Made my day.
I hope he comes by tomorrow, too. Perhaps I can get a better photo.
Can you believe he's even wearing a wreath around his neck?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

white wednesday {no 25}

Last Wednesday I lamented about my desire for a white Christmas tree. Well, I finally got one! Though it is a wee tree, I’m quite fond of it and all its sparkle. I keep it safe and on display in our new Glass Cloche. I may have to collect more of these little cute trees.

P.S. Don't forget to visit Faded Charm for more white Wednesday goodies.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas on Main St

This past Sunday we went to Stockbridge, MA for their 21st annual Main St. at Christmas event. The charming town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell's painting of the village during the holidays (above), was transformed into a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights. They closed off Main St and recreated the scene depicted in Main Street at Christmas, complete with vintage automobiles parked in the spots occupied in the painting. The day's activities included horse drawn rides, a visit from Santa, and Roger the Jester. The most magical part of all was that it snowed the entire time we were there. Wouldn't ya know, I forgot my camera, so my image is from my phone, but if you look close you can see the little snowflakes flying. It was a perfect day.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Holiday Sale


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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Join me at the Christmas Tree Farm

Yesterday I mentioned our annual trip to our local Christmas tree farm. The Northeast Christmas Tree Farm is just down the road from our house. I thought I'd take you on the tour of last year's outing. I had forgotten there was snow on the ground. I guess that beats the year we had to trudge through ankle-high mud. I thought my boots were going to get sucked right into the mud. We even had to hose the tree down when we got home. Fun times! Happy tree hunting to you, too.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

white wednesday {no. 24}

Some of you may remember from last year that I have a secret passion for white Christmas trees. Of course, my husband and daughter are die-hard about having the traditional evergreen from our local tree farmer. Of course, I would never want to pass up that wonderful family tradition. I love getting all bundled up to go cut our own tree, huddling by the farm's wood stove and eating candy canes as we wait for our tree to come back up to us by way of tractor. We'll be heading out this weekend to do all that, but in the meantime, and since it is white Wednesday, I will continue to dream about a white tree just like this one from Coastal Living.

P.S. Don't forget to visit Faded Charm for more white Wednesday goodies.