Monday, December 2, 2013

$500.00 French Farmhouse Christmas Gift Card Giveaway, Wintersteen Farms Wreaths, Silver Tipped Christmas Trees, Anthropologie Ornaments


Hello!
I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving day yesterday.....
Today we will be giving away a $500.00 gift card to my online shop along with a Wintersteen Farms Wreath.....
My cousin Jeff and his wife Kelly own Wintersteen Farms.....
Wintersteen Farms is a 36 acre noble and douglas tree farm located in Eagle Creek, Oregon....
The entire process of creating, decorating, and shipping each wreath is performed at Wintersteen Farms.... 
Their wreaths are honestly one of my favorite gifts to give during the holidays....
The giveaway details will be at the end of this post....


Our favorite Christmas trees to use during the holidays are the Silver Tipped Christmas trees....
We purchase our silver tipped trees from  Sierra Magnifica Trees.....

 

This year I fell in love with Anthropologie's candy striped ornaments and 
used them to adorn the trees in some of the product pictures.
I thought I would share a few images of items we added to our French Farmhouse Christmas section on November 20th along with a few simple Christmas decorating ideas..... Some of the items are currently out of stock,  however we are currently working on restocking the shop and hope to have some new items available around December 15th.



A vintage French crate filled with a silver tip tree.....


Ella modeling her Billy Wolf NYC jacket on a vintage French crate.....
I discovered these dog jackets on pinterest this fall, and I can't tell you how much we love these adorable jackets....
We also have stockings made from vintage European grain sacks......


Another vintage French crate filled with a silver tip tree.....
I found the plaid material in Bordeaux this fall....
I fell in love with this material.
It really was the inspiration behind my French Farmhouse Christmas displays for my product pictures this year.
I also brought the breadboards home from France as well....




I found this beautiful pot at a market in Villeneuve les Avignon along with the collar that Ella is wearing.... It even has a little bell attached to it....


I thought it would be fun to turn a breadboard into an advent calendar....


We put 24 nails into the breadboard in the shape of a tree and then hung the ornaments from the nails.... We also stamped numbers onto tags and hung the tags behind the ornaments....
The idea is the kids hang one ornament on the tree each day starting December 1st....


This season I have become obsessed with vintage French ticking and plaid fabrics....
I purchased the ticking last year and wrapped it around the base of our Christmas tree....
It only took me a year to get brave enough to cut into it.....


The basket the silver tipped tree is in is from Europe and are used in gardens.....
We typically use these baskets around our house to store shoes in....
They also make great laundry baskets......
We have a limited supply of these available in the shop.......


My mom used to hang sleigh bells on the door every Christmas season....
These bells bring back so many childhood memories for me....





I have  a few more bells to photograph and will add those to the shop on the 15th....


We have stockings made from vintage French linen and French ticking......


I strung Anthropologie ornaments around the top of this vintage French armoire using our nautical twine......
I got the idea from one of my favorite images that I found on Better Homes and Gardens website......


Fill a crate with some vintage kitchen items 
and give to the chef in the family.....


One of my favorite gifts to give is this 100% Raw-Real Varietal Honey.....




We have dog beds we made from vintage European grain sacks that will go well with your holiday decor.


Ella seems to love her dog bed and Billy Wolf jacket....
We were only able to get a couple pictures of her awake on the bed : )











To create a simple table scape we lined the table with a vintage grain sack runner, added two cafe au lait bowls filled with the Anthropologie ornaments that we topped with a mini wreath we made from an olive branch.....







I found the opaline Milk bottle in Isle Sur la Sorgue......
We set the table with a mixture of English ironstone plates and a mix of vintage French silverware...
I will have a few more sets of ironstone plates available on December 15th.


I have a limited supply of grain sack runners available.


Last year we created ribbon by cutting the stripes out of the grain sacks......
The ribbon is really easy to make or you can purchase the ribbon in our shop.....


I think it adds some nostalgic charm to the Wintersteen Farms wreath.....
The ribbon eminds me of candy canes......




Vintage French chocolate jars are now available in the shop....


We created a simple centerpiece by filling the jars with vintage inspired deer candles that I had purchased from Martha by Mail many years ago......


My mom had candles similar to this and put them out every year.....
Those candles were my favorite Christmas decorations that she would put out each Christmas season.....


We also added these vintage French baking pans.....


We lined the pans with festive tissue paper and filled them with cookies we made using a favorite recipe out of an old Country Home Magazine.....


I am always looking for fun containers to put homemade cookies in for the holidays.....


We are hoping to find more of these to add to the shop on December 15th....





Another way to display your Wintersteen Farms Wreath...... 


Hang your wreath from an old easel....
I found this 19th century easel in Provence.....
I managed to fit it in my suitcase.....


If you were to win the wreath, how would you display it in your home?


GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

We will be giving away a Wintersteen Farms wreath along with a $500.00 gift card to my Dreamy Whites Online Shop.......

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment on this post stating where you would hang your Wintersteen Farms Wreath if you were to win.....
If you share the giveaway on Pinterest or any other social media outlets, please leave a separate comment for each time you shared the giveaway.....
If you leave an anonymous comment please leave an email address so we can contact you if you win.
The giveaway will end December 8th at midnight Pacific Standard time.....

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Verbena nested treasures said...

your pictures, your style are truly the most beautiful. I would hang that wreath around my neck.. If I won I would wear it! But before I do I would hang it over my bed. I would love the smell of it as I dream. Wreaths are beautiful anywhere but over my bed would be the perfect place for me.

L Lord said...

I absolutely love this wreath. It would be beautiful with my Christmas decor. I would have a really hard time deciding where to put it because it could go anywhere but I would probably put it in one of the most prominent positions in the house; in my entry way. What a lovely site that would be. Would love to win this!!! Just discovered you today, love your site.

Regina Gibson said...

living room.

Anonymous said...

These wreaths are so beautiful, especially with the grain sack ribbon! My artificial wreath on my door currently is so tired and faded. I would love a reason to boot it to the curb. Merry Christmas! Laurie lmpeck88@yahoo.com

zoebcalico said...

I live in a 1910 house and the timeless style of the wreath would be perfect on the brick of the fireplace.
Pinned the giveaway on Pinterest as well http://www.pinterest.com/pin/48554502206561027/

marian elizabeth davis said...

I would Hang the Beautiful wreath in my Living Room in the middle of a huge picture frame on a wall over a Family heirloom, a big Buffet, I hope I win! Thank you for offering to win. I love your Blog!

Anonymous said...

Sue M.
Such a lovely and festive post.
almend@clearwire.net

Little Men & Company said...

I would hang it in my dining room over a mirror that with some pretty red linen ribbon.

telfair said...

Beautiful post. I would hang it in the centre of our picture window with one of those beautiful candy striped ribbons.

Laura Madalene said...

This one of the best post in thanksgiving day!!! I very enjoy to read this post. Home Decor Ideas

Linda Jensen said...

Beautiful wreath...I would hang it above my mantle in our living room. Thanks

Kim @ The Beautiful Home said...

Lovely post as usual. Where would I put the Wintersteen wreath if I was lucky enough to win it? Why, anywhere of course! It would look beautiful anywhere in my home! Thanks for the give-away opportunity.

Kim @ The Beautiful Home said...

Mentioned your give-away on my blog post yesterday!

Kim @ The Beautiful Home said...

Just tweeted about your great give-away!

HWIT BLOGG said...

Just...LOVELY!
Take care,
Titti

Anonymous said...

The wreath would look perfect hanging on our dining room hutch.
Thanks for the great blog!
gassendi1942@yahoo.com

Leslie said...

My husband and I are unable to have a tree this year...but the wreath would look perfect in our living room!

Unknown said...

You are such an inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity to win. It would be a dream come true. If we were to have a wreath, it would look lovely on our french doors in the family room leading to the back yard. I love all of your ideas. Your pieces are amazing. Thank you again. Blessings and merry Christmas. Elizabeth

Rayray Cartucci said...

I would hang it on the front door of my Inlaws house. They haven't had much Christmas spirit this year since my father inlaw hasn't been well. It might cheer him up!

susjc said...

Love looking at all your wonderful French decorating ideas! I would hang the wreath on my new entry garage door where everyone enters.

Leah Wall said...

Thanks for the chance! I know I'll find the perfect place if I win - but we are moving into our new place this week! It's going to be crazy - but a beautiful wreath sure would make it feel Christmasy quickly.

Anonymous said...

I would hang that beautiful wreath on my China Hutch in the family room, where I could enjoy it all the time! It would be the exclamation point of my Christmas decor.

Love, love, love your home. Thanks.
Werkips@msn.com

Kristen said...

That wreath would look gorgeous on our front door!

kerosene said...

Just posted about your beautiful Christmas ideas
on one of my blogs! Love these photos.

NovemberThoughts said...

I think it'd look wonderful in the livingroom!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I would hang it on the inside of the front door so it we can enjoy it each time we walk by or go out the front door.

Vidpro said...

The Wintersteen Farms Wreath would be a lovely gift for my sister`s front door.

licha20 said...

I would display my wreath on an old surveyors stand in my cabin!
Thank you for the Chance to win a beautiful wreath!
Evelyn

Teryl W said...

Can't decide where I would hang the wreath...on the mirror above my mantle in the family room or I would replace it with the faux green wreath on my front widow on my porch to share with the neighborhood?? A tough decision....:)♥

Pam said...

I would give this wreath to my Mom to display at her door.

Becky Cunningham said...

Oh Maria, how I LOVE your home & photos...just gorgeous. And if I won the wreath, I'd hang it on my vintage shutters. Thanks for the chance! Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

I love all your French decor, I would put the wreath in my living room over the fireplace!
tiger_lily1115@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I have pinned your giveaway!
tiger_lily1115@yahoo.com

Kate NY said...

I have an 1837 barn on my property with a door that is begging to showcase this gorgeous wreath!

Joyce K said...

I'd hang the wreath inside on my dining room window.
jkuzmin39@gmail.com

arielle elise. said...

Oh my, what a wonderful giveaway! I would LOVE to have the wreath to put in my photography studio. We moved into a new home this past summer and how lovely it would be to win the giveaway! Your work is absolutely beautiful and inspiring, thank you!

this is my second entry, posted to pinterest .... http://www.pinterest.com/pin/503347695824479200/

Anonymous said...

I would hang the wreath on my front door for all my neighbors to see and enjoy. Thanks. lisabear311@yahoo.com

Lulu Starshine Frangelica said...

I would hang this aromatic Wintersteen Farms Wreath on my grandmother's front door. And on Christmas Day when my boyfriend and I picked her up for dinner, we would bring it to our place and display it over our tiny lit tree to add the sweet scent of Christmas to our home and small family. Merry Christmas!

Meagan Liani said...

I would hang it on my garage door which is much more visible than my door. Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!! :)

Zizi Ukestad said...

Merry Christmas Maria!!!! I would hang my wreath on my mantle above my Navtivity!!!! Sharing on Pinterest, and Facebook! Zizi Ukestad

Zizi Ukestad said...

Good Morning Maria, Merry Christmas to you and your family! I would hang my wreath on the Mantle above my Navtivity Scene!!! Sharing on Pinterest and Facebook! Zizi

Laura Wieschel said...

I absolutely love everything you post! Your home looks so amazing! I would hang my Wintersteen Farms Wreath on my front door for all to see!

Anonymous said...

How gorgeous - the wreath would look perfect gracing the door of my greek revival farmhouse in New York.

Thanks for the chance!
Kate
kateonah at msn.com

house things said...

I would hang the wreath on my headboard so I could smell the lovely pine as I fell asleep!

Anonymous said...

I would hang it on my moms front door, that's where my great big family gathers =) thanks! bonnieburhart@hotmail.com

Kristin said...

Thank you for sharing such beautiful images of your home. So inspiring.
I would hang the Wintersteen Farm wreath on a mirror in my living room or in my bedroom.

Anonymous said...

I would love to hang my Wintergreen Farms Wreath over my piano!

Kristin said...

Shared on my Facebook page and I would love to find the perfect place in my home for the wreath.

Anonymous said...

Laurabrake17@gmail.com

Holt Farm said...

Over our bed, so I can smell the spirit of Christmas even while I sleep. ;)

Anonymous said...

I would hang my wreath on the chippy white door I have leaning against my living room wall...so love all your decorating and would love to win a gift certificate to your shop. love, love all the red striped grain sack things you make...Have a great holiday...Nancy. vanguchten@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would hang it on the window that faces the front porch.. you can see it from the road. Beautiful decor you have for Christmas!
Jen H
jenellendesign at Hotmail dot com

kathy thompson said...

I think I would put it on top of my white buffet leaning against the vintage 1930's gold mirror I found on craigslist for practically nothing. Love your designs and pup!

arabelle said...

I think that beautiful Wintersteen wreath would make for a beautiful winter delicacy above my upholstered bed. The smell of the greens, and the warm reminder whenever you walk into the room. Love placing my most favorite treasures in and around my bedroom and this would fit quite right in... Love your style dreamywhites, and I visit your blog for a "pick me up" often. Sending love, Kate :)

arabelle said...

I Pinned this on Pinterest as well! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/98023729363441765/

<3

Anonymous said...

On my front door where everyone can see it!

Emeurer3@gmail.com

Donnetta said...

On my front door for all to see.

Pamela Jane said...

A fresh Wintersteen wreath would look fabulous on my French leather mirror in my dining room (where the walls are a bright Christmas red)! What a generous giveaway, Maria!!

Robbie Cansler said...

I think I'd hang it in the living room or kitchen. Somewhere I could enjoy looking at it.

Anne said...

I would love one of these beautiful wreaths and would hang it on one of my vintage doors in my home.

My heart is here said...

It would look perfect on our master bedroom :)

My heart is here said...

It would look perfect on our master bedroom :)

auntiejenni said...

wow.....so loved looking at all those beautiful photographs of all those drool-worthy things. kinda made me sigh over them. the wreaths are phenomenal.....so lush and full and.....well, fluffy. if i had one of those lovely things, i would likely put it on the glass-paned door in my kitchen that leads to a sheltered porch. that way i would see it every day....much more than if i put it on my front door to welcome guests and visitors. but then.....i kinda like the whole idea of welcoming myself to my home each time i return to it and having that wreath greet me, sniffing the delightful smells of fir and pine and whatever else is in that thing.
angelheartcottage@comcast.net

country pretty said...

Love this post. So many simply beautiful items. Especially love the green cart with the cookies. So Christmasy without being too much. The wreath would hang over my family room mantel in front of an antique mirror surrounded by candles and some rustic glam reindeer I created. Perfect.

paige said...

maria.
my goodness.
i don't even know what to say. you know i absolutely ADORE your home and your style. but at christmas time, your home is my absolute favorite.
the easel...sigh...

merry chirstmas my firend, merry christmas
xo

oneshabbychick said...

Forgot to say I tweeted about this!

oneshabbychick said...

Also posted on instagram : )

Jen Gribble said...

I need a wreath for my front door. Would love to win!

Esther Mathieu said...

I would hang my wreath on my photo studio door!

Ginger said...

wow, I just am making the cut off on this. if i was to win i would hang it above my kitchen sink windows. so lovely@

thank you,

ginger
rgel@comcast.net

KendaWalter said...

Love everything about this post! Just beautiful! The wreath is lovely and I would hang it on my front door for everyone to see! Thank you for the giveaway! Kenda

Brittney said...

The beautiful wreath would be the perfect touch over the mantel mirror in my living room.

Thanks for the giveaway!
-Brittney
brittneynsmart [at] yahoo [dot] com

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

I would LOVE to win!! I would hang the wreath on our back porch..love your blog Maria
Xo

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Love it all!! Would hang wreath on my porch :)

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I would hang the wreath in my entryway. So pretty!

LAURA said...

I would hang the wreath over the rustic wood mirror I have above an antique, light gray dresser that is decorated with glittered bottle brush trees and tiny villages covered with glass cloches. Oh I hope I win!! Adore your blog and shop!

Charlene Prinsen said...

I would hang this gorgeous wreath on the front of my Swedish red ranch house. It would look so beautiful!

Charlene Prinsen said...

Love your blog, by the way!

Freja said...

Ooooh, I'd definitely hang the wreath on our front door!
Thanks!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh my, that wreath would be ideal in my breezeway, it would be the first thing everyone sees as they enter my holiday home!

Krista said...

I would hang it on my front door, but maybe on the inside of my front door so I could see it more often :)

new home construction toronto said...

Such lovely cones, they're great to hang as decors and fruiting bodies for Christmas Trees, advanced merry Christmas.

chandie said...

I would hang my wreath over my bed. We moved into a small 900 sq foot place after living in a 1800 sq ft place for three years (rental issues) and my husband misses the romantic feel of our room. Those wreaths go perfectly with my antiqued headboard that we refinished last year. Xo

chandie said...

I would hang my wreath over my bed. We moved into a small 900 sq foot place after living in a 1800 sq ft place for three years (rental issues) and my husband misses the romantic feel of our room. Those wreaths go perfectly with my antiqued headboard that we refinished last year. Xo

chandie said...

Pinned to Pinterest (wreath and giveaway)

chandie said...

I would hang my wreath over my bed. We moved into a small 900 sq foot place after living in a 1800 sq ft place for three years (rental issues) and my husband misses the romantic feel of our room. Those wreaths go perfectly with my antiqued headboard that we refinished last year. Xo

chandie said...

I would hang my wreath over my bed. We moved into a small 900 sq foot place after living in a 1800 sq ft place for three years (rental issues) and my husband misses the romantic feel of our room. Those wreaths go perfectly with my antiqued headboard that we refinished last year. Xo

chandie said...

Shared on my FB page from your blog

Rachael Patten said...

Our place is pretty small, so there's almost nowhere to hang this beautiful wreath BUT the front door… instead I'd probably gift it to my parents, as they will be hosting most of the Christmas guests.

rc patten said...

(reposting to see if I can remember my Google account!)
Our place is pretty small, so there's almost nowhere to hang this beautiful wreath BUT the front door… instead I'd probably gift it to my parents, as they will be hosting most of the Christmas guests.

rc patten said...

Pinned to Pinterest!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/544302304935846746/

Anonymous said...

Is it too late? I don't check your blog every day anymore, just once a week or so, and I missed the opening of the giveaway! I love your house! I love the wreath too, and I would hang it right under my flag on my front porch! Thanks for the giveaway, the wreath is gorgeous. Yolanda

Anonymous said...

That's my post above. I can't figure out where to leave my email. Yolanda

Clotee said...

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm clotee. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

Regards,
Clotee

Di said...

I would hang it on the back porch so everyone that enters would see it.

Deirdra Doan said...

I just joined the French Bulldog puppy world a week ago she arrived.....sorry I didn't see your pups before. But I did see your puppies on Pinterest and even have a pin of yours in my Frenchie Love Board..

Anyway fun to find you. Hard to have a clean white house with a puppy right now. I have my Lyra with a pumkin..you might enjoy seeing on my blog..Fall and Christmas Blessings,
Deirdra
I can't remeber my pass for Instagram..like using my air not a app based pad. We have to find you anyway and move with the times I guess.

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