Saturday, December 6, 2014

French Farmhouse Christmas Collection 2014 & Wintersteen Farms Wreath Giveaway


Hello!
I wanted to share a few images of our French Farmhouse Christmas Collection.
We listed a few new items in our shop on November 17th.
We are also giving away a Dutch Sled, four stockings,  pair of vintage Belgian ski poles, a vintage French linen mongrammed pillow, and a Wintersteen Farms Wreath.
So be sure and read more about the giveaway at the bottom of the page.


This is a wreath I purchased in the fall and added some quince to the wreath.

































Vintage Dutch Ice Skates














Fill with spools of ribbon for the holidays or fill with baked goods and give to friends and family as a gift.




These are great for filling with baked goods and giving away as gifts for the holidays.

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We are giving away........
A pair of vintage Belgian ski poles.
You can use them as decoration by propping them up against the wall or you can hang them on the wall to display your stockings on.....


This is an image from Christmas Day last year : )


The winner of the giveaway will receive four stockings.
The winner will get to choose from stockings we have available in our shop.


The winner will also receive this vintage Dutch sled.




The winner will receive one Wintersteen Farms wreath.


Their wreaths are a favorite gift to give family and friends during the holidays.


Their wreaths are hand crafted and packaged with care.


Their wreaths are overflowing with Fragrant Noble fir, blue berried juniper, and cedar, topped off with ponderosa pine cones.


Wintersteen Farms wreaths are made to order, to ensure your wreath will be long lasting....



You can visit Wintersteen Farms to read more about their wreaths.


The winner will also receive a pillow made from a vintage French linen monogrammed sheet.


We have a variety of linen sheets please let us select one for you.


The pillow slip is 20" x 20".



We will soon be listing a few of these monogrammed pillow slips in our shop as well.



French Farmhouse Christmas Collection and Wintersteen Farms Wreath Giveaway

There will be one winner, the winner is chosen by random.org.
Giveaway Ends December 10th 11:00 P.M. PST
The winner will receive
2. a vintage red Dutch sled
4. a pair of Belgian ski poles
5. a 20"x 20" monogrammed linen pillow (we have a small selection of monogrammed pillows and we will select one for you)

1. To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment stating what your favorite tradition is to do during the holidays.
If you are leaving an anonymous comment please make sure you leave an email so we can contact you.

2. for additional entries you can share the giveaway on any of your social media accounts
pinterest, instagram, twitter, etc.
please leave a comment for each time you share.
to receive an additional entry you must leave a comment for each time you share the giveaway


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Anonymous said...

my favorite tradition is getting family together and decorating the tree.....shabbyloft@aol.com

'Inga' said...

Love this post! Lots of inspiration! Holiday tradition at our house? We are dutch immigrants so we make 'oliebollen' for New Year's Eve!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such gorgeous inspiration and beautiful decorations!! Not to mention the cutest little pup!! :) A favorite holiday tradition is going over to my parents house Christmas morning, being with family, opening our gifts, and eating dad's homemade breakfast. :) Have a lovely weekend! xo Holly

Anonymous said...

I shared on pinterest,,,,,,shabbyloft@aol.com

Junkchiccottage said...

Your pictures are just stunning. Your little frenchie's in the pics are too adorable too. Our family traditionally each year go out and do random acts of kindness all together. It is fun to come up with different ways to share during this time with others and since we do it all together it a fun sharing family time. Sometimes we go out to dinner or lunch together and pick up the table next to us tab or leave a wonderful tip for the wait staff that took care of us. There are so many different fun things we come up with to share with others. Thanks for the chance in this beautiful giveaway.
Kris

Donna C. said...

Gathering for church, dining w family, and being grateful to have each other!

sydney85 said...

Gorgeous decor for the holidays. We have a new ornament frame with a photo of our daughter in it each year to hang on the tree. She loves seeing all of her photos over the years and baking gingerbread cookies together

Decor To Adore said...

As it is the season of giving each year we try to install the importance of giving in our children by sharing our blessings. Be it Operation Christmas Child boxes, purchasing goats as gifts to African families, wreaths for Veterans or creating blessing bags to pass out to those in need. No matter what we chose we come away merry and bright.

Blanca Martinez said...

Hi, our family tradition is to have a real Christmas tree, we make tamales and hot fruit punch, have our xmas dinner on December 24th, then on the 25th we gather around the tree and we give each other our presents taking time to read the messages from the xmas cards many made by hand. These is what we did when living with our parents, today we continue the tradition , the main thing was being together as a family. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a fabulous gifts. God bless you and Merry Christmas! Blanca Martinez
myrestoredtiara@outlook.com

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Yours is still, without a doubt, the most beautiful home on the net. And you always have the most generous giveaways.

Favorite tradition. Making "snowball" cookies. I always remember my dad making them in the kitchen in the 60s. A favorite memory, brought back every year when I bake.

:)

Lin

sydney85 said...

I shared on Twitter

https://twitter.com/MareeSperle1/status/541252408089649152

Ricki said...

My family choose to bake together and go to church Xmas eve to the children's service.

sydney85 said...

I posted on Pinterest

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/434034482812750556/

sydney85 said...

I posted on my Facebook page


facebook.com/MareeSperle

Alison B said...

Gorgeous pictures and adorable frenchie.
We love to make fudge and popcorn balls for Christmas

The Spotted Robin said...

my favorite holiday tradition is going to the tree farm and cutting down our tree as my girls got older making candy has become very special

Anonymous said...

Our favorite Christmas tradition is going to our church's candlelight communion service on Christmas Eve.

Noelley said...

My favorite holiday tradition is decorating gingerbread houses with my family.

Dawn Klinge said...

Wow! What a generous giveaway! My favorite holiday tradition is attending the Nutcracker ballet and watching my daughter dance.

Julie said...

Decorating the tree with my family.

Trisha said...

My favorite tradition is a new one with my husband of 5 years. We load the dogs up in the car, grab a hot cocoa, turn the Christmas music on and drive around looking at all the Christmas lights. After we get home, we watch old fashioned Christmas movies. I love our new tradition!

~Trisha

Teresa said...

It is tradition in our home to make caramels and gingersnap cookies. What a beautiful collection

Teresa said...

I also shared this on pinterest....just spreading the joy- Thanks

Teresa said...

Just coming back after sharing on FB. Thanks again for this awesome giveaway.
Merry Christmas

Lauren said...

My favorite holiday tradition is our Christmas Eve tradition which starts with a Christmas breakfast for family and close friends (all of us wearing our Christmas PJs) and ending with the girls opening two presents before going to bed. One, a new set of Christmas PJs and a special ornament to be put on the tree. They've got quite the collection now that will be boxed up and given to them once they have their own homes some day.

Lauren said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/LaurenFaczan/status/541265693790859264

Lauren said...

Shared on facebook :)

Anonymous said...

Your home is beautiful and all the French bulldog pictures are so cute. One of our traditions is a continuous stream of Christmas music. It's an instant memory of the past in every song.
Leeinpa@earthlink.net
Merry Chrismas!

Lauren said...

Shared on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/264727284322113468/

Zariginal said...

I especially remember Christmas Eve at my house when I was growing up. I come from a large family, and on Christmas Eve, we would have a family (kids only) pajama party. This way, we would all come downstairs at the same time. It was a magical moment.

DD's Cottage said...

One of my favorite traditions is wearing cozy new pajamas on Christmas eve and waking up in them and opening presents on the Christmas day.

Vitt hus med svarta knutar said...

Beautiful and inspiring photos!
Regards,
Regina

Shannon said...

Amazing items Maria!!
My favorite tradition is surprising the girls before they climb into their beds at night. They find a golden ticket on their pillow which means instead of bed they will be grabbing their slippers and we will be going to look at Christmas lights instead. When they climb into the car their seats are full of candies and milk for the ride. We've done this for the past two years and they love it. It's such an easy and free tradition spending time together!

ruth said...

just being with family is Christmas to me.

Razmataz said...

My favorite tradition is our Christmas Eve party. We invite all the neighbors, friends, and my kids friends all come. Now that one of the kids have moved away, if he cant come back his friends still come. People come throughout the night and the last people leave in the wee hours of the morning. I love this night because it's about the people, not gifts.

shehimthem said...

Such an amazing giveaway and I would be completely overjoyed if I won! I will definitely be sharing this on social media because everyone deserves a chance to enter this wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for such a generous offering.......fingers crossed ;) xx ~Ashley

shehimthem said...

I shared a link on my Facebook xx ~Ashley

shehimthem said...

I shared a link on my mothers Facebook xx ~Ashley

shehimthem said...

I shared this giveaway on Pinterest on my board http://www.pinterest.com/sparrowmoon/woodland-christmas/ xx~Ashley

Preppy Mama said...

Beautiful photos as always! My favorite holiday tradition is making Christmas cookies with my kids! Thanks!

Preppy Mama said...

I shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/Preppymama/status/541280377835241472

Preppy Mama said...

I shared on FB too!

Preppy Mama said...

I pinned your giveaway on pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/22658804351130460/
thank you!

zhazha said...

Christmas Eve tamales and cowboy boot "stockings."

angie said...

sooo süße bilder!!! einen schönen 2. advent wünscht angie

Lori said...

Christmas tree hunting

Kelly said...

My favorite tradition is playing Christmas music in the morning while we open presents then making homemade waffles and bacon for my family for breakfast. Spending the whole day together is such a treat!

Erin Riche said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is having my granny make her famous white coconut cake with a baby Jesus cake topper on it. We all get together and sing happy birthday to him while we blow out the candle. This will be the first Christmas without our sweet granny and we hope to continue the tradition with granny and baby Jesus in our hearts and on our mind. Erinriche51@gmail.com

Thiswaythataway.blogspot.com said...

My favorite tradition takes place on Christmas Eve. Every year since I was a little girl, my cousins and I would gather at my grandparents house on the sofa for a family portrait. We have one for every year, with the same colorful afghan. Now that my grandparents have passed, I have the afghan and am carrying on the same tradition.

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is putting up the tree and mantel decor on Friday night after thanksgiving with Christmas music playing in the background. Also, watching a Christmas carol has become tradition in our home. lmaxson@nd.edu

Mira said...

Christmas tree Decorating, with my family.

Hug from me.

Autumn said...

My favorite tradition is going for a ride with my family to look at the Christmas lights all over town with hot chocolate and reminising about past Christmases. I hope this year to begin a new tradition of having Christmas Eve dinner in my new home!
aadecato21@gmail.com

Anita Hann said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is painting ceramic ornaments as a family. We started painting when I was five years old and now my children have begun their own hand painted collection. Our tree is filled with memories of time spent painting together.

Ann Takami said...

One of our traditions is to make a gingerbread house with our girls. 😊

Ashlee Norton said...

This is such a PRETTY giveaway.

My favprite holiday tradish is decorating the house after thanksgiving. I wish mine looked this this tho lol ;)

Simone M Bernard said...

Stringing lights on the tree with my kids. Someone always ends up tangled up in them!

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi~~ Everything looks so pretty!! My favorite tradition is a newer one for us. I set up a hot chocolate bar for the kids!! They LOVE LOVE LOVE It!!!! My 11 and 14 year old remind of little kids ( which I love) when it comes to this;))
xo~ Cheryl

M Reyes Lifestyle said...

What a super generous giveaway Maria!!!
Our favorite tradition is to make our favorites snacks and treats and watch Christmas movies on Christmas Eve. And everyone gets to open just one gift on Christmas Eve night.

Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity!!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Tanya Capeci said...

My favorite tradition is talking about our Christmas's past at our family Christmas dinner, our parents have passed but we have wonderful memories!

Anonymous said...

Making Christmas cookies is our favorite Christmas tradition as well as going down Christmas Tree lane and seeing all the decked out houses!

amandabeachler@me.com

Kristin said...

The family gathers at grandma and grandpa's on Christmas morning. We exchange gifts and have breakfast.
Thank your for sharing your home photos. So beautiful.

M Reyes Lifestyle said...

Hi Maria,
I just shared on my Facebook page.
www.facebook.com/melinda.reyes.39
Sincerely,
Melinda

Di said...

My favorite Christmas holiday is the Candle light service at church. Singing Silent Night and turning around to look at the church lit is breath taking and tearful at the same time. Love your home photos and this grand giveaway! Di@Cottage-wishes

Natasha Pleis said...

One of my favorite Christmas traditons is to go look at Christmas lights - one neighborhood in particular. They always go all out with insane decorations. We always put on holiday music as we drive by. We usually go on Christmas eve and when we get back home, we open one present! This year we just moved into our first house, so it's my first year really being able to decorate- and French farmhouse is just my style!!
- Natasha
natashapleis@gmail.com

Di said...

I have shared on pinterest! It is under blogs I love...and I love yours. Here is the link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/270849365065759656/
Di@cottage-wishes

Christy said...

My favorite tradition
Is watching hallmark movies and Elf. And my Christmas Advent devotional. And Family, friends and food!

M Reyes Lifestyle said...

Hi Maria,
I just posted the giveaway on my IG page, M. Reyes Lifestyle.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making fragrant pomanders with oranges and cloves. My mom had some that lasted 20 years! The fragrance says Christmas to me.
Kristincita1(at)comcast(dot)net

Jacqueline Osegueda said...

my favorite holiday tradition is putting up the Christmas lights as a family, even if they look a little dorky sometimes!

M Reyes Lifestyle said...

I just shared the giveaway on Pinterest.
http://www.pinterest.com/mreyeslifestyle/
Sincerely,
Melinda

Natasha Pleis said...

Just shared on Pinterest! So excited about this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is the entire family getting together to decorate Christmas cookies, drink hot coco and watch Christmas movies :)
B_shrews16@hotmail.com

Julie GM said...

On Xmas Eve taking girls to see Christmas lights, we get home to find Santa has left Xmas pjs under tree! Gorgeous giveaway!

Julie GM said...

Shared giveaway on Twitter!

Julie GM said...

Shared giveaway on Pinterest!

Kristen said...

I love baking with my kids and taking them to see the lights!

Carolyn Kelley said...

I love your blog and this post is beautiful. Our favorite tradition is having my cousins get together and make gingerbread houses. Even though we are all grown we still like going to my grandma's and creating our little village every year.
harper.738@osu.edu

Carolyn Kelley said...

I shared on Pinterest!

Anonymous said...

Favorite tradition is definitely spending all of Christmas day with my family in our pj's watching Christmas movies and making a homemade ornament, and then driving around to look at Christmas lights in the neighborhood :) ammiller11@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Oh ours is getting all the antique pink ornaments out and decorating the tree!! Thanks maria for such a wonderful giveaway!! Elma

Anonymous said...

Reading about this giveaway made me weak in the knees!! Baking Christmas cookies with my daughter and driving around at night to see lighted decorations!
Mia
mia3129mfm@yahoo.com

oneshabbychick said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Maria! I'm always happy to come over and drool awhile ; ) My favorite traditions (it's a tie) are: listening to Christmas music and decorating the tree, and watching all of my favorite holiday movies. Merry Christmas to you!!

oneshabbychick said...

I shared the giveaway on Instagram.

Anonymous said...

The Advent Season is one of my favorite celebrations. Growing up in the Bavarian countryside of Germany where cold and snowy winter surrounds you most of the time it's been a favorite holiday countdown lingering in the warm rooms and enjoying this festivity with the family. The advent season starts with the first 4th Sunday before Christmas as we light one candle on the advent wreath, have coffee and homemade cookies while enjoying traditional Christmas music and reading books. We continue to do though until all 4 candles have been lit announcing the soon to be arrival of Christmas. Even now that I am in California I hold on to this custom and are enjoying it with my kids and husband.
Happy Holidays to all of you as well!!

Anonymous said...

I have created several holiday traditions for our family that we enjoy. One of my favorites is taking my mother and daughters for an afternoon and evening at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo. The lights and festivities are perfect for happy bonding and a needed shot of fun in such a busy season. Thank you for such a generous giveaway! Merry Christmas!
Debbie
homewithhospitality@yahoo.com

oneshabbychick said...

I also shared on Twitter

Anonymous said...

The Advent Season is one of my favorite celebrations. Growing up in the Bavarian countryside of Germany where cold and snowy winter surrounds you most of the time it's been a favorite holiday countdown lingering in the warm rooms and enjoying this festivity with the family. The advent season starts with the first 4th Sunday before Christmas as we light one candle on the advent wreath, have coffee and homemade cookies while enjoying traditional Christmas music and reading books. We continue to do though until all 4 candles have been lit announcing the soon to be arrival of Christmas. Even now that I am in California I hold on to this custom and are enjoying it with my kids and husband.
Happy Holidays to all of you as well!!
Sandra alexandrafarris@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Singing carols.....
e99s@wamail.com

Jody said...

One of our favorite traditions is cutting our tree from the woods surrounding our property. Thank you for the chance to enter the give-away! Merry Christmas!

Natasha Pleis said...

Let all my Instagram friends know about the giveaway!

Seawashed Living said...

My favorite tradition is going to the fabulous 40's in downtown to see the Christmas lights on Christmas Eve. Then we go by the capital to see the big Christmas tree, we walk through the city arm in arm singing holiday songs and being silly. Lots of laughing and good old fashioned fun.

Your Giveaways are always so generous. I was lucky enough to win one when you first opened your shop!

Thank you Maria
Merry Christmas
Blessings as you travel to Montana xxo
Kerrie

Natasha Pleis said...

Stopping by again - just shared on Facebook!

Rustic Elegance said...

Your home is simply breathtaking! I adore everything...you have an amazing sense of style!:)
Our favorite family tradition is for my husband to put up the Christmas tree I do the lights, and then the kids (all 7 of them!:) have at it hanging all of the ornaments.

Victoria Hardesty said...

Our favorite tradition is receiving personalized ornaments from Santa each year. The ornament chosen reflects their year, an event, a sport, etc... Every year they look forward to putting up their ornaments from year one to now. Each ornament has their name and year on it. Eventually they will take their ornaments with them when they have their own families.

Ginger said...

Such a beautiful giveaway.
In our home, we have collected Christmas ornaments from every place we have traveled. Our tradition is to decorate the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, and we love opening the ornament boxes and reliving some fond memories from our past adventures.

Jackie said...

My favorite tradition is hunting for a Christmas tree with my kiddos. They love racing around the tree farm, hiding in the firs and searching for the perfect tree.

Anonymous said...

Hello,
we're Poles living in UK. Christmas time it is all about cooking prepering home for celebration and most important being together as a family.
Marta
m.lisiak@op.pl

Melissa Ellen said...

Wow, this is such a generous giveaway! Our favorite Christmas tradition in our family is decorating our Jesse tree which is always accompanied with festive music and delicious hot drinks!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Christmas movies and cookies on Christmas Eve! ;)
-Rachel
Bellanynat@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria....my favorite tradition as a girl was baking and attending Christmas Eve Service and I think that tradition has been past down with our own kids. Have a wonderful Christmas season!
Kathleen
Kkgerace@yahoo.com

Judith said...

In the evening just before Christmas we drive around the neighborhoods to see all the Christmas decorations. Afterwards we watch It's A Wonderful Life and have popcorn and hot chocolate.

winpooh46@gmail.com

Judith said...

I shared on Pinterest: pin/272819689902812839

winpooh46@gmail.com

Natasha Pleis said...

Just tweeted!! So excited about this giveaway!

Lorrie said...

My favorite tradition is to give anonymously...

Anonymous said...

On Christmas Eve, our family lights real candles on the tree. We turn out the lights and sit by the wood stove, drinking egg nog and singing carols until all of the candles have burned out one by one. That is the signal that it is time to go to bed!

k8yarbrough@yahoo.com

Scooter said...

Our family tradition is to gather everyone in the car(s) and drive around to see the beautiful, decorated homes in our area. Then afterwards, stop for hot cocoa before heading back home. Scooter4957@gmail.com

Pam Harvey said...

Our favorite tradition is cooking together on Christmas Eve. My husband bakes his family's recipe from Norway while I'm fixing the dinner we had as a child consisting of roast beef, mashed potatoes and green beans. Miss u mama and dad 🎄

Jennica Wolf said...

I love these antiques! My favorite thing to do for Christmas is getting all of our antique decorations down from the attic, after we cut down our tree, then decorating it together while listening to Christmas music! I also love going to the woods with my kids & cutting smaller trees to put in stoneware/pitchers. The best part is going to Christmas candlelight service! jenibajo@aol.com

Laurie said...

Every Christmas Eve we open our doors to all our friends that can't make it home to their family or worse yet don't have anyone to spend the holiday with. It's a great feeling to make someone's holiday cheery and bright! Thanks for the chance for the giveaway. Merry Christmas.
lauriecordeniz@verizon.net

Jennica Wolf said...

Posted about your giveaway on Instagram too! jennicajo

Jennica said...

Posted it on my Pinterest too! :)

Unknown said...

Our family Christmas Eve is very special to me... Presents, friends, German potato salad, a fire going. The years I've been abroad, and haven't been able to come home, I've felt somehow empty. The tradition of Christmas with family is to be cherished and treasured, and I know I do.
feedmecmooreatgmaildotcom

Katie_bug said...

My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree with my husband. Every year we get an ornament that sums up the year for us or reminds us of the vacation we took for our anniversary that year, so it's a great way to remember each year we've been married.

Katie_bug said...

Kt_bug55@hotmaildotcom

17-17 said...

Hello :-)
Holiday tradition at our house is The Dinner December 24th, we eat 12 dishes.

Kind Regards from Poland :-)
Posted about your giveaway on my blog 1717mk.blogspot.com
Magda

Jen said...

Our favorite tradition is decorating the tree while listening to favorite Christmas music. We then eat fresh spice cookies and hot apple cider. This was our tradition before kids and our kids love it too.

Thank you for your beautiful blog!

Daune | Cottage in the Oaks said...

Such lovely things, Maria! =) Our favorite Christmas tradition is our annual party….it's our favorite night of the year! =) Blessings…...

Anonymous said...

Love baking cookies with my kids...kanderson6296@gmail.com

Emily said...

I love opening some gifts on Christmas Eve! We've done it since I was a child, and I think it's so fun!

Emily said...

I shared on Pinterest! <3

AntiqueChase said...

Our favorite tradition is opening presents on christmas morning and mom taking wayyyy too many photos from every angle. :)
Marcy

Galeria Laven said...

I LOVE IT !!!

koleem said...

Our favorite tradition to do during the holidays is to decorate our tree together as a family.
Merry Christmas

Shabbyfufu said...

Sharing on Instagram

Shabbyfufu said...

Sharing on Facebook

Alanna Staffel said...

Oh man, there are a few faves. But Christmas Eve cocoa, cookies, and first presents, or Christmas morning pajama breakfast are the best:)

Shabbyfufu said...

Shared on Twitter

Anonymous said...

Love this post! Everything is so beautiful! You are such an inspiration Maria! Our favorite tradition at the holidays is to eat doughnut holes, drink champagne and trim our tree together as a family! tonim0119@live.com

Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva said...

I have three fave traditions:

1-I have a St. Nicholas Tea Party
2- We feed birds on Christmas Eve
3- We place white roses on the manger scene at church before everyone comes

Kristin said...

Favorite tradition is stocking opening with just my hubby and I, and usually a nice glass of wine. Such a peaceful sweet shared moment or two before all the hubbub begins!

Anonymous said...

My favorite family tradition is that my children - now ages 18, 16, 15 and 11 - still have a big slumber party in my eldest son's room on Christmas Eve! Of course, now they sleep in and we are actually up and about before they are on Christmas Day - but I love that they keep up that tradition amongst themselves! Kate in NY (kateonah at msn.com)

a mommy thought said...

My favorite tradition with my little ones is dressing up like shepherds every christmas eve and turning all the lights out in the house with only a flashlight leading the way, looking for baby Jesus. My husband will set a a scene with the kiddos' stuffed animals surrounding a baby doll for us to find. The kids love it every year! And then we sing christmas songs. Such a sweet little night.

lovesdogs said...

My favorite tradition is attending our towns Christmas parade. RFCHAR@AOL.COM


Anonymous said...

So many - dance recital, Home tours, looking at Christmas lights, family photo in front of tree.
dpbonds@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful giveaway! Our favorite family tradition is receiving holiday pajamas on Christmas Eve. After everyone opens up their pajamas we all change into them and snuggle up on the couch to read the story of Christ’s birth from the bible. This tradition always puts us in the Christmas spirit. missmelissa@q.com

Six ten Pine said...

Fave holiday tradition is definitely a visit to the farm on Christmas Eve followed by a beautiful baked brie with pears and fresh bread before dinner. :)

Pam said...

Christmas is such a bittersweet time for our family-our son, who was born on Christmas Eve, passed away at the age of two. We honor him by doing something special for children. Thank you, Maria for sharing such beauty all year long-may you and your family be richly blessed this season.

Anonymous said...

Just shared on Pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/missmelissa2014/holiday-decor/

Melissa
missmelissa@q.com

Anonymous said...


Exquisite giveaway!
My favorite Christmas tradition is going to see The Nutcracker ballet with my daughter. We love everything about it, and it is a perfect way to spend a winter Sunday in December.

Anonymous said...

I like watching Christmas movies while making popcorn garland with my family.
Takabjg@hotmail.com

Audrey said...

My favorites are decorating with tiny lights and late night caroling at church on Christmas Eve. Your home is so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

And on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/melissa.wilkins.716

Thank you for the opportunity to enter, Maria.

Melissa
missmelissa@q.com

kelly said...

We watch Christmas Vacation as a family. My kids have the movie memorized. Thanks for this giveaway.

Natasha Pleis said...

Just stopped by your blog and saw that you grew up in Montana and moved to Northern California. My dad grew up in Kalispell and we used to go up there in the summers. Gorgeous place! Now I live in northern California as well! Small world!

Thank you for this generous giveaway opportunity! Very fun and exciting!

-Natasha
natashapleis@gmail.com

the contessa said...

What a great giveaway. I have a six year old and we watch all the classic Christmas movies in our jammies while drinking hot chocolate. Hope you have a great holiday.
calltl@ca.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love your photos....beautiful!!
One of my favorite Chriwtmas traditions is going to church on Christmas Eve with our grown children, and then coming back home and celebrating together. Nothing makes me happier than when our children are here with us to celebrate this beautiful season.

dixie.cote@gmail.com

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Hi Maria,
Oh gosh, what a generous giveaway! I just adore all your photos of the most beautiful European products in your gorgeous home. Thank you for this chance.
My favorite Christmas tradition is called 'one day closer to Christmas' which originated in my husband's large family. Our children take turns hanging figures from the Nativity story on our Advent calendar each night, we ring a bell & everyone shouts & claps 'one day closer to Christmas!'.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Just shared on Pinterest - thanks!

Anonymous said...

Our favorite Christmas tradition is snuggling on the couch watching Christmas movies and enjoying the lights from the tree! kennerann09@gmail.com

Living Life in the Lowcountry said...

My favorite tradition is making a batch of hot chocolate, putting it in to-go cups and then driving around with my family looking at the Christmas lights while Christmas music plays on the radio!
Great giveaway! Love your photos!

Nellie said...

This is an amazing giveaway! My favorite tradition is singing Christmas carols in our neighborhood on December 23.

Anonymous said...

Our close friends come over on Christmas morning for coffee and cinnamon rolls then we all go to our town's nursing home to play instruments and sing Christmas carols. Thank you for the fantastic giveaway!
Mary
findusfaithful@verizon.net

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Oh my gosh! I have to enter this giveaway. My favorite tradition is opening a gift of Christmas eve and that we have cheese grits and my great-grandmother's congealed fruit salad for breakfast (along with some other things.) I've always loved Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Shared on Instagram. instagram.com/m_marshall24 kennerann09@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Shared on Pinterest as well!
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HKT said...

One of our favorite traditions is making peppermint bark with our grandkids and sharing with family, friends and neighbors.

Shannon said...

Obsessed. Looking at all of this makes me so happy. What beauty in the way everything is decorated. Our twins are celebrating their first christmas this year and I can't wait to share with them our family christmas eve food traditions - from my great grandma's meatballs, grandma's toffee bars and the norwegian lefse it's a smorgasbord that the entire family takes part in. I can't wait to have the twins help in the preparation of everything once they are older. Instead of gifts with the extended family we write love notes or gratitude notes for everyone and read them aloud during dinner. :)

Anonymous said...

Baking cookies and leaving them for Santa! Especially pizzelles. Danielsdeb@verizon.net

Shannon said...

shared on facebook

Shannon said...

posted on instagram

Faded Plains said...

On Christmas Eve I make homemade gnoochi....my family goes crazy for them.

Anonymous said...

making refrigerator sugar cookies and all of the fun icing and decorating them!
sharinicsevic@att.net

Faded Plains said...

I also shared your giveaway on my pinterest board...thanks for the chance!

lil'monkeysmama said...

Whoa...that is one amazing giveaway! I love baking Christmas cookies with my little ones.

Janelle Klosterman said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is watching a Christmas movie each night with my two oldest kiddos!

Anonymous said...

I would just freak out if I won this one.

Our family tradition is to decorate the house inside and out. We also love to bake a lot of Christmas cookies and decorate them.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

Diana Wise said...

There is so much simplistic, yet elegant Christmas décor and it is all so pretty! I love the beautifully shaped unadorned tree and the wonderful natural wreath.

Our favorite Holiday tradition is to pick a favorite restaurant for Christmas Eve dinner. We are only a family of three and we love to keep our celebration simple. Later, we open presents and share stories from the past.

Thanks for the opportunity to join your giveaway!

hugs
Sissie

Lisa said...

whew! what's not to do...favorite though? Baking rugelach, and stressing, lots of stressing. I know the kiddos want presents, and they get them but I try to have something for later in the day, a surprise of one last gift. "oh, look, there's presents tucked back here"!
good luck to all, and enjoy your win.

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas tradition over the years has been everyone going to bed in new pajamas and waking up Christmas morning to filled stockings and presents from Santa! Suzanne
bbaileys@verizon.net

Brady and Amber said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful things! My favorite Christmas tradition is reading the nativity story in the bible on Christmas Eve, it helps me reflect what this wonderful season is all about.
adesplin@gmail.com.com

Nita Stacy said...

I want to win one of those puppies!!!!!

Jacy said...

You have such a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing your photos :) One of our favorite holiday traditions is making LOTS of Christmas goodies and gifting them to others that we care for. This is something that my mom, 2 sisters, and myself enjoy doing together.

Beth said...

Ringing bells for Salvation Army in memory of my dad. Merry Christmas!

Sandi said...

What an amazing and so generous giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance!

Favorite tradition...I guess the one that really stands out to me is that from the time my kids were babies my mom would have each one of them along with the rest of the grandchildren play a part in re-enacting the nativity scene...costumes and all. Now I my kids are grown and their children are taking their place. Wonderful memories that still continue!!

Sandi said...

I shared on my facebook page. Thanks again!!

Jo said...

I love the entire Christmas season from Thanksgiving till Christmas. I love decorating and shopping and this holiday combines both.

Sandi said...

I just shared on my Pinterest board titled Christmas beauty. Thank you.

chateau chic said...

We have a lot of traditions at Christmastime. I think my favorite is going to church Christmas Eve, then coming home for a casual light supper, eating Christmas cookies with hot cranberry punch while we open our stocking gifts. Yes, we do that at night, everyone is relaxed, enjoying being together as a family.
Mary Alice

Nadya said...

We love going to the Candlelight dinner on Christmas eve and then going to my grandmas for the dinner!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Such lovely Photo's and Design.Fabulous Treasures I must Say and all of My Favs!

My Favorite Holiday Tradition is Simple but Huge. It's Giving in anyway I possibly can during the Christmas Season.

mikefam6@yahoo.com

carol said...

I love going on a drive in our pajamas to see the city's Christmas lights.

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Growing up my Grandma would make all of these homemade goodies and bring them to our house for Christmas. She would bring them in a laundry basket. She would also have wrapped gifts in a basket. She was all alone and would spend all of that time making it special for her grandchildren. I do that now for my children when we go to Grandma and Grandpa's. Makes me want to cry thinking about it.

Anonymous said...

I make goodies for the neighborhood. I also try to remember those people so many forget. Like the mail man and the bus drivers for my children, the helpers at school. I just surprise them with roses, etc. to show my love and appreciation.
Kelly.Westman@Juno.com

inkley boys said...

I also reposted on Instagram how could I know this is fabulouse!!! Fabulouse giveaway!!!

Deb said...
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Faded Charm said...

What a generous giveaway, Maria and anyone would be happy to receive such wonderful items:-) Baking goodies with my girls over the years has been my favorite tradition during the Holidays.

xoxo
Kathleen

Faded Charm said...

And also pinned many of your photos to my Pinterest "Christmas" board sharing this amazing giveaway!

Thanks again,
Kathleen

Faded Charm said...

Just shared on FaceBook too...♥

Have a wonderful evening!

xoxo
Kathleen

leszmore said...

Just pinned to my Winter Holidays board.

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is baking/decorating cookies with all the ladies in my family -- grandma, mom, aunts, cousins -- we blast the Christmas carols, make a huge mess, and enjoy every second! :-)
rebeccakuenzi@gmail.com

elizabeth said...

My favorite holiday tradition is the blessing my husband writes and reads over each of our children on Christmas morning.

elizabeth said...

I shared on Facebook!

elizabeth said...

I shared on IG!

elizabeth said...

I shared on twitter!

debi rosin said...

My favorite thing to do is gather with friends, head up to the mountains, we all choose a tree to take home. Then we build a small fire to have hot cocoa listen to one of the families sing Christmas carols. It is a tradition I have done since I was a little girl an it will live on for generations.

Merry Christmas and thank you for your generosity.

BARBIE said...

Our favorite tradition is going to cut down a fresh tree, coming home to hot chocolate and Christmas classics.

Anita Kirsten said...

For as long as I can remember my family bakes and decorates a Gingerbread House(s) for Christmas. The tradition continues with my nieces. On New Year's Eve my brothers entertain everyone by blowing up the houses with fire crackers. I'll never forget the first time my brothers did it. No one knew what was going to happen. The look on my Mom's face will forever be etched into my mind.

Anita Kirsten said...

I emailed this to my Dad. He is from Germany and loves the traditional European Christmas.

The Blue Farmhouse said...

One of our favorite family tradition during the holidays is decorating the tree together with music and later choosing names secret santa gifts. Oh...and everyone of your photos are over the top FaBuLous!

Rita

Debby said...

Your home is just beautiful. I enjoyed all the pictures. Had to smile at the pup or
pups.
Our traditions have changed since our children have families of their own. I must saying finding a special gift for each grandchild and watching the smiles on their faces.

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