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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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.

Unknown said...

One of my favorite family traditions is how we spend Christmas Eve... We gather together and attend our Christmas Eve Church service and then come home and put the star on the top of the tree. Each year the kids rotate who gets to do it. Then our kids open their secret Santa gifts from one another and new jammies from us to wear to bed.

Unknown said...

Pinned on Pinterest! :-)

Unknown said...

Shared on Facebook! :-)

Anonymous said...

Being Dutch, we have enjoyed celebrating Sinterklaas, lots of fun with surprises...charleneprinsen@yahoo.com

raggygirlvintage said...

~each year all my kids and their cousins get together to put on an impromptu concert for us, it started as the nativity and now it usually involves their various musical abilities, it's a highlight of Christmas for us as they've grown, even though 2 of them have graduated now!

raggygirlvintage said...

~shared your lovely giveaway over on my fb page raggygirlvintage

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is decorating our tree and listening to Christmas music.
Gerriann@argir.com

Lisa said...

Beautiful! Some of my favorite Christmas traditions are decorating the tree with my kiddos and sweet husband and reminiscing about all of our special ornaments. As my kids are getting older, I value the handmade ones so much more! I love sipping hot cocoa and driving to see the Christmas lights while we listen to and sing carols. Watching White Christmas is a must. We also help with the family pictures at our local food bank's Christmas party. It's so much fun! My favorite tradition though, is probably the Christmas Eve party at my parents house with all the cousins and then taking pictures of the excitement and anticipation in the hall before we open presents in the morning.

Bibi said...

Making Christmas pudding.
Thank you for the beautiful and generous giveaway.
Love your pups!

Anonymous said...

What lovely gifts these beautiful items would make! Our Christmas traditions include baking with the grandchildren to fill many baskets for family and friends.

Anonymous said...

Definitely decorating the tree with my grown boys and remembering when they made or received all the ornaments!:)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Being with family...whatever we are doing :)
Beth
Goodvariety at yahoo.com

KarynsHouse said...

I found your blog through my daughter Jacquelyn and we both LOVE it! One of my favorite traditions over the holidays is simply family time. Another favorite tradition is redecorating our house with the reds and whites of winter! Thanks for your lovely inspirations!

chedeb5353 said...

Reading The Night Before Christmas to the kids and now grands from the same book. Also baking and decorating cookies. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love getting together with the whole family, especially now that my daughter only comes home a couple of times a year.

A Sprinkle of this said...

Your home is beautiful. I love the rustic mixed with glamorous touches!
Our favorite Christmas tradition is baking and decorating sugar cookies. It's messy but fun!

It's me said...

Wowwwwwwww...love your Christmas decorations !!...your hone is beautiful...!!...xxx!

Jaime said...

Singing Christmas songs!

Jaime said...

Will be pinning! :)

stellarstamper said...

My favorite holiday tradition is playing Christmas music, baking cookies, and decorating for the holidays with my family all while dancing and singing!

Diane said...

Wow - what a giveaway and beautiful pictures. My husband and I have started a new tradition now that our daughters have moved away. We used to go out and look for hours for that "perfect tree". Now we go out and purchase what we call a "Charlie Brown Christmas tree", one that is completely wrapped up. It is a complete surprise what the tree will look like and I must say that every year the tree is just gorgeous! It is perfect!! Merry Christmas!

Kathi said...

So many great traditions it is hard to choose! Being together as a family is the most important whether it is baking so many cookies when our daughters are home or gathering everyone around the tree on Christmas eve for gift exchange and our traditional Shepards Pie dinner.

maphipps said...

My favorite tradition is getting together some things for a family in need. maphipps@bellsouth.net

Sara said...

What a lovely and generous giveaway!Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite tradition is making gingerbread houses :)
Sara

Beth said...

I absolutely love your blog and find your photos and style to be very inspiring. A favorite Christmas tradition for our family is to create an advent wreath with fresh greens and candles and then to light the candles and read scripture each day as we anticipate celebrating Christ's birth and promise to come again to restore all things.

Thanks for having such a lovely giveaway. My contact info is bwrawling at gmail.com

Beth said...

Sharing on Facebook. bwrawling at gmail.com

Beth said...

Sharing on pinterest bwrawling at gmail.com

Jen Borba said...

I love all your beautiful pictures including the Frenchie. My favorite tradition is opening gifts with my children who come home for Christmas,making a huge breakfast and then cuddling around the tree.

Tahara said...

It's probably silly, but my favorite Christmas tradition is simply listening to Christmas music with my boys :-)...I also love decorating my home at Christmastime...

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is decorating the tree with all of my kids reminiscing about the ornaments and what they remember from past holidays. andersonclan(at)mac(dot)com

rush said...

We are far away from our families, so, living in southeastern North Carolina, we drive to the beach. Sometimes, we walk on the beach. When we chicken out from the chill, we just look at the water from the car! At least we can tell the family in Colorado and Ohio that we went to the beach!

Di said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is to come up with something magical for the children to do. This year we are making snow and since we live in the south they will think it is awesome. Thank you for the generous giveaway, love the pups.

Di said...

I pinned this on Pinterest.

Debbie said...

My favorite family tradition is baking lots of sugar cookies and then the family gathers to decorate them. Aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. There is a lot of laughter and love. We've been doing this for 30 years!

Di said...

I shared on Twitter.

Di said...

I shared on facebook.

Di said...

I shared on Instagram.

Unknown said...

i love your blog!!
I shared on Pinterest.
lee.rob@comcast.net

Unknown said...

i love your blog!!
I shared on Pinterest.
lee.rob@comcast.net

Unknown said...

My favorite tradition is decorating our tree and porch with the grand children and great grands. We have fun, laugh and drink apple cider and hot chocolate. What fun that grows
With our family!!
i love your blog!!
lee.rob@comcast.net

Unknown said...

i shared on Facebook
i love your blog!!
lee.rob@comcast.net

HeidiFerguson said...

WOW! Give away of all giveaways!! Love everything about Dreamy Whites!

Our tradition includes making my mom's sugar cookies with icing! The recipe comes from an old Betty Crocker cookbook that my dad gave my mom when she was 19 years old! Even though my son is 14 years old now, he still manages to sneak in by "helping" in some way (mostly eating them!)

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Unknown said...

I would say our favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the tree while listening to Ray Conniff Christmas music, which is what I grew up listening to (thanks Mom! ) and what my adult children (27 and 24) love as well. It's a magical feeling when you gently unwrap the vintage ornament from its tissue paper home of the last year and find the perfect place on the tree. I always get a lump in my throat when "O Holy Night" comes on..."the thrill of hope, a weary world rejoices".

I adore your home. Thank you for sharing its beauty with us. Merry Christmas!

Unknown said...

My favorite holiday tradition is gathering with our large extended family each Christmas Eve since I was a child. We share in great food, christmas goodies and most of all sharing special memories of Christmas' gone by. Favorite time of year!! Best for the holiday to Dreamywhitesonline.com!! ~Best, Nicole #paperskyco #dreamywhitesonlinegiveaway #dreamywhiteslifestyle

ttg said...

Cozy days and nights with the family around the fireplace surrounded by christmas lights.

alison said...

Our favorite tradition is an activity advection calendar. We do activities and service projects as a family.

cippy said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I guess our family tradition would be gathering with the grandmas on Christmas eve. We look forward to it every year. We gather for dinner and afterwards a time of gift sharing. A great time is had by all.

cippy said...

Shared on Pinterest

Unknown said...

Every photo touches my heart, so beautiful and then the ones with poochies, priceless!! Tradition...everyone goes to get their stockings, even grammie and grampy and brings them into Mom and Dad's bed and we drink eggnog and open the little wrapped gifts inside.

cippy said...

Shared on facebook

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful photos. Love your puppy! Our 4 children take turns sitting on an old bench beneath our Christmas tree, taking turns opening presents. They also enjoy opening one gift of their choice on Christmas Eve.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Sharing the love on FB!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Sharing the love on my blog!

Unknown said...

We have lunch at my husband's business, Christmas Eve service at Church and home for sandwiches and then we let our daughter open one present. Thanks for the chance to win!

heidi said...

As a small child, my family would gather for dinner
on christmas eve with dessert being a angel food "birthday" cake for Jesus. We all sang "Happy Birthday" to Jesus and the youngest sibling would get to blow out the candle~

As we have grown, married, and have had children of our own, we still gather on Christmas Eve and we still have angel food cake. We still sing " Happy Birthday" to Jesus and the youngest of all the cousins now blows out the candle~

I am hosting this year...I will be making the angel food cake!

heidi said...

Wonderful giveaway...shared on FB!

heidi said...

~Beautiful pictures to just look at...shared on pinterest~eye candy for those that love white!

Jenn said...

Our Christmas tradition is that on Christmas Eve we get to open one present "from the Elves", which is always new pajamas and slippers.

Thank you for the giveaway!!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love everything, Maria!! I get up at 4:00 AM on chrustmas morning to make French Breakfast Muffins. The whole family looks forward to these warm-from-the-oven treats while we open presents.

~Shanon

Ggomez said...

Making frosted Christmas sugar cookies with my girls!

Anonymous said...

What an AMAZING giveaway! My favorite tradition is decorating the house for Christmas on the day after Thanksgiving. I usually can't wait to kick off the fun and excitement of the season. :) tiff.classen@gmail.com

Unknown said...

We all sleep in and then open presents in our pajamas

Anonymous said...

Shared on House of Hudson facebook! tiff.classen@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Shared on House of Hudson IG! tiff.classen@gmail.com

cheri said...

Lovely photos and a very generous giveaway. We listen to Christmas carols and watch "Bad Santa", it adds humor to the holidays.

Anonymous said...

Your posts are always so lovely and inspiring. Thank you for a chance to win such a generous giveaway. One of my favorite traditions is that my two sisters and their families come to our house for a day of holiday cookie baking. We use the recipes for cookies we used to bake as children.

Anonymous said...

Oops forgot my email address ...
Barisone@sbcglobal.net
Thanks!

Natalie G said...

My favorite holiday tradition is attending our church Christmas Eve service with my family, driving around to look at Christmas lights afterwards, then coming home to eah open a gift under the tree.
calvin4guy@comcadt.net

Jamie Vowell said...

Merry Christmas! Our family tradition is gathering everyone together to go sledding and then have a good meal then having a 'joke' gift exchange..we get great enjoyment out of this! Jamie V in MT jamievowell@yahoo.com

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I shared it on IG! (And sorry about the *Christmas typo earlier :) )

~Shanon

Unknown said...

Your Home is So Inspiring, I just love what you do.
Our holiday tradition is to make getting the Christmas Tree a Special day. We drive to a tree farm and bring hot chocolate. take our time selecting and then trimming the tree.

Lisa said...

ok, I shared on fb. I really want to win. but, I'm glad I came to visit the blog.

Unknown said...

It's hard to decide what our favorite tradition is! We just started a new one of getting pajamas for everyone and gifting them on Thanksgiving night to kick off the Christmas season. We also love, love, love our big formal Christmas Eve dinner!

Unknown said...

I shared on twitter!

Unknown said...

I shared on facebook :-)

Marie said...

I love all your beautiful pictures,❤️💚❤️ My favorite Christmas tradition is have my family come up to my cabin in lake arrowhead, ca for Christmas dinner.

KAM said...

My most favorite holiday tradition is to go to the woods the weekend after Thanksgiving and gather greens, cedar whenever possible. These are wired together for a swag on the porch rail with waterproof plaid ribbons, and to make a wreath for the front door, adding some gathered cones with the greens and ribbon. The fragrance of the greens and the life add so much as snow often falls throughout December here in Montana.
Kristin

Cheryl said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is opening my boxes of vintage Shiny Brite ornaments given to me long ago from my mother, and decorating our tree. So many memories!! Love all your giveaway items. Your shop is one of my favorites and I recall your booth at Remnants of the Past in prior years. Always lovely!

Becky said...

Such an amazing giveaway! My favorite tradition is decorating the tree while listening to Christmas music :-)

Iris said...

Some of my favorite traditions include baking Christmas cookies, making homemade ornaments, and a new favorite is watching our littles decorate our cabin with handmade ornaments and pinecones or cedar branches they've gathered outside :)

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Everything is so lovely! My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve at my parents' house with family and friends.

Judy Millard said...

Our favorite family tradition was our annual drive to downtown Pittsburgh to see the Christmas windows at the large department stores. We would beg our dad to go around the blocks "just one more time!"

Iris said...

Shared on Google +
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Anonymous said...

We love getting large trees for our house. Last year we cut a 12 foot tree the day after Thanksgiving and took it down the first of March! It was an amazingly fresh Grand Fir. trimmed to 11 1/2 ft and lit up like a Christmas tree, with white lights, white gold and silver
natural ornaments and burlap garland and tree skirt. We enjoyed it every night of the season and beyond, sitting by the fire, lighting the tree and listening to Christmas Music (Relaxing Christmas, a gift from our son 7 years ago) is a favorite!

Alicia said...

Our favorite tradition is to to go midnight mass all dressed up ant then come home and eat dinner, yes, very late, and open presents.... I love it! Alicia. ( pelugo@ aol.com)

Iris said...

Shared on Facebook
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https://www.facebook.com/thislittlecabinbythecreek

Anonymous said...

Even though our daughters are in their 30's, every year they open one package on Christmas Eve - Pajamas! And now they have passed on the tradition to their children. ehankins51@gmail.com

following-friends said...

Love all you pictures and your sweet puppies. 💚❤️💚 My favorite Christmas tradition is the whole family having Christmas dinner at our cabin in Arrowhead.

following-friends said...

Love the blanket skirt around your tree. I shared on Pinterest. ❤️

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Lovely photos Maria...as always! Our favorite tradition is opening gifts on Christmas morning with just the 4 of us...then a big dinner later in the day with family, friends, and loved ones. Perfect!

Laurie Lasala-Tuttle said...

A favorite tradition for many years has been to give each of our kids a Christmas ornament to save for their own trees when they're grown! Thanks.

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Happily shared on Instagram...love your style!

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Shared on Twitter...too!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Love all of the inspiration you share! Each and every one of your photo's are just dreamy... favorite tradition has got to be the one where we decorate our tree! So many special memories are shown this time of year by hanging our ornaments and sharing stories while we do so! oxox, tracie

Fishtail Cottage said...

shared on fb too! :)

Faded Charm said...

Shared this giveaway on my Instagram account this morning.

Thanks again, Maria for a chance to win some amazing items3

xoxox
Kathleen

NancyB said...

Thank you for this incredible give-away Maria! Our family tradition is that after our family attends Christmas Eve church service, we gather around the tree to give each other one special "Open on Christmas Eve" gift. My 'girls' (now 47 and 18) ALWAYS get a new red nightgown and have since birth.

NancyB said...

I have posted this wonderful give-away on Pinterest!

Burlap Luxe said...

Speachless from your old beauty to your new home beauty.

Such a picture of simple holiday joy.
Xx
Doré

NancyB said...

I have shared your give-away on my Face Book page.

Melanie said...

On Christmas day my entire family comes over, aunts,uncles, cousins, everyone. We eat and chat and have a great time. It is always nice to see family that you don't get to see everyday.

Anonymous said...

Hubby's Fab French Toast for Christmas Brunch with all the kids and grandkids. Love your home!

Anonymous said...

I love all your beautiful photos! Every year we have a family Christmas Eve dinner then head off to the Midnight Mass. Once we are back home we relax and each open one gift from under the tree. It is a tradition that was adapted from my husband's French family's celebrations. Patty/NS

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is driving to a small local community with my family to see an amazing sight........ a few evenings just before Christmas, a church in the area has a "Living Nativity". Members of the church volunteer to re-enact vignettes on a 2 acre farm out here in the middle of Central California farmland. It's a drive through!

Unknown said...

I shared on Pinterest ... Heather stewart. @ heathertwist

Cindy at Some Really Neat Stuff said...

Our favorite Christmas tradition is to open our gifts on Christmas Eve. Before we do that, we have a meal of everyone's favorite hors d'oeurves. On Christmas morning, we exchange stocking stuffers.

Unknown said...

I shared on FB... Heather Daybell stewart

Jean Bee said...

What a fabulous giveaway!!! Our favorite tradition is to make cut out cookies (16 dozen) and decorate them. One year I decided not to make them and my son (who was 40) said I had to as that was Christmas...I said not this year so he went and bought everything he needed to make them. He called and said "Mom, these are a lot of work!" But he did it.
Thank you for the opportunity to win this generous gift!

Bonjade said...

Oh such nice atmosphere....love your pictures! The green and your little dog

Our tradition is only to keep it simple and cosy. Our family all together and being together, talking, laughing and some dining........the perfect Christmas for me

Wishing you the same

Fine days

Our Hopeful Home said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is filling white paper bags with sand and candles all along our front walk on Christmas Eve. The luminaries are gorgeous when lit, especially if there's snow!
xoKathleen

Our Hopeful Home said...

I tweeted!
https://twitter.com/CharmBDiva/status/541674437972881409

Our Hopeful Home said...

I posted on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/kathleen.ashton.31/posts/629004270538551
xoKathleen

Devon said...

Every Christmas Eve after early church we come home and eat a casual dinner of ham , then watch The Christmas Story on TV. Before going to bed my husband still reads The Night before Christmas to my three children who are now college age, something we have done ever since they were toddlers. I stuff stockings after the kids go up and while the two of us watch Its a Wonderful Life. There are so many great traditions it is hard to pick!!

Dawn said...

My favorite tradition is to watch Little Women. The newer version with Susan Sarandon. I've been following your blog for years. Love it all!

michelle said...

So happy to see more of your posts-you always have the most beautiful pics! One of our favorite traditions is to make a gingerbread house. We always take a photo, and it's so much fun to see how they have evolved from the time when my girls were little, to the "masterpieces" they create as young adult women. What a wonderful giveaway-thank you for the chance to win!

Linda@SurfandSweetgrass said...

My favorite family Christmas tradition is our "Last Supper" dinner on Christmas Eve. We eat like the Savior and his disciples ate at the Last Supper... We turn out the lights and eat by candle light, we serve baked fish (fish sticks when the kids were little), loaves of fresh bread, olives, cheeses and cubed salami and ham.... and we eat with our hands. We don't drink wine so we serve purple grape juice in goblets. Doing this always seems to bring the sweetest, reverent feelings to our home on such a special night.

erica said...

We love to pick a new ornament for each of our four kids each year that represents their interest, or a special trip or event from the year. When they are grown they will take their ornaments to trees in their own homes :) Your home and photos are so lovely.

Anonymous said...

our family tradition is to put a penny inside pierogi.whoever find it wil be lucky and wealthy the whole next year mail:eenigma@vp.pl

erica said...

Pinned on Pinterest. Had to pin a few pics, couldn't pick just one :)

Doreen Lane drinaldilane@verizon.net said...

My favorite tradition is baking all the Italian Christmas cookies that my mother and grandmother did many years ago...Loved your photos !

Anonymous said...

Our families favorite tradition is when we read the Night Before Christmas before bedtime on Christmas Eve :) I just love your style! Everything is so beautiful! Cjennings120@yahoo.com

barbara said...

I'm italian and here the 8th of December is a national holiday. When my first daughter was born, I decided to create my own Christmas tradition: every 8th of December we decorate the tree, bake cookies and watch a movie!

Rié | Portobello Design Blog said...

A huge give away! Your blog is always charming and inspirational. That pillow slip has my husbands monogram! Fingers crossed. I will be posting to instagram and twitter.
All the best, Rié

Rié | Portobello Design Blog said...

We always put up all the Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving, including the advent calendar, hot coco while playing Christmas music and a Christmas movie for the evening. So much fun! Thank you for sponsoring a generous giveaway.

Unknown said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is having breakfast early Christmas morning at my moms house with the entire family!
I even drive over in my pj's!!!!

Rié | Portobello Design Blog said...

Sent it out on Instagram and Twitter! I am sure it will be a hit!

Unknown said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is being with my family and eating huge home cooked meals for a week.

Lindsay Docherty Photography said...

Wow. What an incredible giveaway!
Each year my mom and I (we're a tiny family) watch Scrooged on Christmas eve and open one gift each. The same argument always ensures: she wants to open them all and I tell her that we must wait until Christmas day. (I'm 32 years old.)

Lindsay Docherty Photography said...

Pinned an image on Pinterest as well.

Tanya said...

Our favorite Christmas tradition is giving our boys Christmas Eve jammies and reading The Night Before Christmas with them. I love the excitement Christmas brings for kids.

Jennifer said...

Loving your give-away! All of our daughters are out of the house now, so our favorite tradition is to have the girls and their families come over a few weeks before Christmas to decorate our real Christmas tree. They love to reminisce about the ornaments and how they used to play with the ornaments on the tree when they were little. Each daughter has a collection of ornaments we bought them through the years, and they hang on our family tree proudly!

Trudi said...

Our family is heavily involved with musical production at our church every Christmas season called The Gospel According to Scrooge. It's a free gift to our community. Requires a ton of work, five performances, but well worth the sacrifice.

Trudi said...

This is a drool-worthy giveaway! Beautiful treasures! I tweeted about it.

Emily Palmer said...

My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve with all my siblings and getting to watch the little ones open their presents. Christmas is so much more fun with kids!

Rambling Mom said...

My favourite tradition is baking the Christmas goodies. And every year I try one new recipe.

Rambling Mom said...

Pinned a few images too. I always do!

Anonymous said...

one constant tradition is christmas cookie decorating with siblings, spouses, niece, nephew. cheryl at Cmoth@rochester,rr,com

Tami said...

My favorite new Christmas tradition is cookie baking day with my daughter in laws! I have 2 sons so I am getting to make new traditions and I love and cherish those days!

My favorite old tradition is getting just the perfect Christmas tree with my husband and sons!

Jan Thomason said...

My favorite tradition that we celebrate at Christmas is gathering all of our grown children and their families to celebrate the birth of our Savior. We have a lovely four days together every year spent eating, sleeping late, playing games, watching movies and so much more.

lynn said...

What a giveaway package! WOW!!!
We always order a Christmas cake by the end of November and celebrate Christmas with family, friends our pets!

Anonymous said...

Your pictures make me wish I could step right into them :)! My favorite Christmas tradition is gathering with all of our extended family on Christmas Eve and listening to my aged Daddy read the Nativity story from Luke. These are treasured memories in my heart! A blessed Christmastime to you all! Becky j abcjones@comcast.net

Miss Jane said...

We cut our Christmas tree on our farm. As fresh as it gets.

Unknown said...

What an amazing giveaway! I loved this post for the beautiful Christmas pictures-every one of them! One of my favorite traditions is cooking up a big pot of chili for dinner on Christmas with everybody gathered around the table. The tree lights are on and Christmas music is playing. Then, we go to Christmas Eve church, come home and open one gift.

Unknown said...

I posted this giveaway on my Instagram.

Unknown said...

I also pinned it to my Christmas page.

Unknown said...

And last, I posted on Twitter as well.

Katherine said...

Puppy is just stealing my heart. What a cutie.

Thankfully I made many traditions for all of the holidays with my children. Now, my youngest daughter who is 30 years old, still bakes cookies on Christmas Eve day together. We bake the same cookie that I taught her to make for her girl guide bakers badge. She calls them chocolate thumb prints, I call them love. It feels so incredible to be together doing this every year.

Dena said...

We always cut a slice out of our Christmas tree put a hole in the top, add ribbon, have each family member sign and add the year. These become Christmas ornaments. Dena wayne.gentry@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

We have many traditions, but one of our favorites is getting together with cousins and grandparents and baking cookies for teacher gifts... my mom reads a lovely Christmas cookie book that we bought for her years ago and the grandkids and kids never tire of it. Love the smell of fresh baked cookies that everyone has a part in making. Made with love.

Anonymous said...

One of our favorite traditions is a family brunch after we open gifts on Christmas morning! I just found your blog for the first time and love it! Everything you have is just beautiful! Happy Holidays! heavner9@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is cooking Christmas brunch for my family....which now includes my four grandchildren!

Lynn said...

Our favorite tradition is to decorate the tree with Christmas music roaring while drinking hot chocolate with LOTS of marshmallows :)

pballard said...

We do a Christmas Eve new pajama's for our family. Each year we look forward to it. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway. I have been so excited each year for it. Blessings.
pamballard@comcast.net

pballard said...

Shared to giveaway on instagram. Thanks so much. Username PAMBALLARD

pballard said...

Just tweeted this amazing giveaway.
https://twitter.com/PamBallard1/status/541798231060258816

pballard said...

Pinned as well.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/86835099041034702/

pballard said...

Just shared on facebook also.
https://www.facebook.com/pam.ballard.313

Linda OXOX said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is the Christmas music, I try to create a new mix each yr to play while opening gifts.

Holly Abston said...

One of our traditions is that the youngest child gets held up on dad's shoulders to add the star to the top of the tree. It's the last thing we do to the tree. Our kids are about to e too big for this anymore, so I guess we will have to start a new tradition! Thank you for his lovely give-away and the constant inspiration and eye candy!

pballard said...

Added to my sidebar also.
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Something about Stacey said...

Our favorite tradition is finding ways to make others Christmas brighter, but doing so unanimously.

valerie sobus said...

my favorite holiday tradition is watching Elf with my family! I don't think i will EVER get tired of that movie ;)

gypsygirl58 said...

Our Christmas tradition is to spend the week with my sister and her family. We have supper and then attend Christmas Eve service. After the service, friends stop by to see everyone and have some refreshments. Christmas Day we all get up and watch the kids open presents first. Then the adults open their gifts. Christmas lunch is special with great food, family, and friends.

gypsygirl58 said...

Shared on FB

Terrie C. said...

Love the pups. Your home ant these giveaways are amazing. A couple of our traditions are picking a neighborhood in the area and looking at the light displays. We also go to one of the Christmas Eve services at a large church in our area.

colleen said...

My fav tradition is the cookies, we call them, star cookies they are actually peanut butter blossoms with brachs choc Stars (my kids fav) also my German grandmothers soft ginger bread cookies.

Terrie C. said...

Tweeted
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Terrie C. said...

Posted on Pinterest
https://pinterest.com/terriecammack under Christmas decorations

ginette4 said...

Our family's favourite tradition is going to the tree farm, picking out the best 12' tree cutting it down then decorating it together as we watch classic Christmas movies
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Laurie Lasala-Tuttle said...

I've also shared on Pinterest. Thanks!

Teresa T. said...

Our family traditions for Christmas are:
* Reading the story of the birth of Jesus on Christmas Eve.
* We will also read the "Night before Christmas "
* We set out cookies & milk for Santa and carrots and Glittery oatmeal for the Reindeer.
* We will turn off all the lights except for the Christmas tree and sit quietly talking with our children while relishing the twinkle lights and our favorite ornaments.
* Last, before we retire to bed is to quietly place baby Jesus in the Nativity Manger so that when our child awake they will know that we remember his birth.
*. The children let mommy start her coffee brewing before she sits down to open the exciting gifts that magicaly appeared under the tree. Tteague2@triad.rr.com

BriarRose said...

Your posts are always so inspiring. My favorite Christmas tradition started when I was 5 years old. That was the year my Dad said I have a secret for you. He said Santa really likes Fritos and Coke much better than milk and cookies. That was the first Christmas I left a bottle of coke and a plate of Fritos for Santa on Christmas Eve. My father passed away in 2002, but this was a tradition that I continued with my own family and continue to do even though our youngest left home 17 years ago. Of course I know my Dad was right, because I still find an empty coke bottle and all the Fritos eaten when I get up Christmas morning. ----Debra

Terri Smith and Family said...

One of our favorite traditions at Christmas is opening our family gifts from each other. Eating Christmas Dinner together and watching a Christmas show on TV or at the movies. We also read about our Savior to remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Our favorite Christmas tradition is to open our Christmas eve pajamas and watch Home Alone. It gets everyone in the mood for Christmas morning and reminds us that family is what the holiday is all about. Calleigh Miller kleeqa@yahoo.com

Cyndia Montgomery said...

I love to drive around old neighborhoods to see their Christmas decorations with the family, and then drink cocoa and watch Christmas movies.

Paula said...

Everything is just so lovely!
Our favorite tradition is decorating the tree and reminiscing about each ornament as we hang it on the tree.

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Your photos are always so gorgeous!
One of my favorite traditions is creating homemade gifts for each other. It makes me happy to see my girls all knitting together, and the older kids helping the younger ones create gifts for grandparents and other relatives. Thanks so much for the beautiful inspiration!

Jeanette

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

I shared the giveaway on my Facebook page.

Anonymous said...

Your home is so beautiful! Light, airy and so comfortable. I love your shop and have purchased from you and loved my items. A favorite holiday tradition is that we saved our change all year, even the kids and then took a night to count it with hot chocolate & whip cream and some snacks to see how much we had saves. We all wrote on a piece of paper our guess of the total, whoever was closest without going over would win a gift card to a store or a shopping trip. Then with the money we would go out and shop for a Christmas tree! I miss it, it was so much fun.

Thanks so much!

Cathy :-) Cathyology@aol.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is decorating the tree together and the wonderful memories the ornaments hold for us. I love the sled and the pup on top !!

3girlygirls said...

my favorite tradition is watching my husband reaeding the night before chirstmas to our daughters from the book he was read to as a child

Michele said...

Hello
My favorite family Christmas tradition is to spend the day with my family getting the house ready for christams, decorating inside and outside. Your blog and decor for christmas is so beautiful. Thank you for the opportu ity to enter your giveaway,

Blessings
Michele
peatl13.1

Michelle Morris said...

We started a game night a few years ago. It's a time each year when friends old and young come together and have a fun evening playing games, eating and drinking, I look forward to it each year now.

Karen Keller-Eyer said...

I am so in love and inspired by this post.....every picture is lit up with beautiful light and composition !!!

We traditionally go caroling a week before Christmas at our local museum where candlelit tours and a large bonfire glows. The local brass ensemble accompanies the singing in front of the Hotel and General Store. Afterwards all meet at the "yellow barn" and enjoy cider and cookies.

Karen Keller-Eyer said...

I love your blog and this post is extra lovely.....shared to Facebook and hope I am the winner.

Karen Keller-Eyer said...

I am following you on Pinterest and PINNED your lovely wreath giveaway picture.

Karen Keller-Eyer said...

I am following you on PINterest and pinned your lovely wreath picture on my page and hope it will come to my home for Christmas !

Unknown said...

Our favorite tradition is going to my 95 year old mother in law's house for dinner on Christmas Eve. She still cooks shrimp cocktail and Spaghetti dinner for us. We are so fortunate.

Karen said...

Beautiful pictures. Really like the plain Christmas tree. Tradition for me is making my Norwegian grandmothers Jule Kake.

Cheryl D. said...

My favorite tradition is decorating the tree and then enjoying hot cocoa and Christmas cookies in front of the lit tree.

Kelly said...

A favorite tradition is making mincemeat cookies. They are my dad's favorite and I love making them for him. I want a Frenchie for Christmas!

Kari said...

Love your photos! Our favorite tradition is the annual creation of our gingerbread houses. The best part is shopping the candy store for all the decorations.

Andrea said...

picking out and cutting our tree at the same tree farm for the last 15 years.

Anonymous said...

Favorite family tradition is to play board games and watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
kelijones@hotmail.com

Lori R. said...

On Christmas Day my husband and I spend the day making home made pierogi. We make two different kinds.

auntiejenni said...

before i even get to traditions....i want you to know that when i read through your post...and then went to your online shop....i wept. everything is so lovely...so beautifully displayed and the pictures reached right into my heart. i love antiques because it is as though the love for all those treasures by those who once had them seems to imbue every single perfect thing with ghosts, if you will. they lasted beyond the person that once loved them and treasured them. when i saw the sleds, i thought of all the little tummies and bottoms resting on them as they raced down hills or were pulled by a papa or maman. touches my heart so much. thank you for such a visual feast. my tradition, based on ones we did when my children filled my home, is giving for the entire month of december: dropping a dollar into the salvation army bucket, donating blankets or coats or food, surprising someone with a handmade gift, sharing a book or carol or movie, writing a note of thanks and slipping it into a christmas card....it could be anything, but each day begins with finding someone to gift. it brings the spirit of the season to my heart and each day is decorated with joy. thank you for the most generous giveaway i've even seen. ever. i cry even thinking about someone's heart overflowing when they find out they win everything you are giving. you will make someone's christmas one to remember. thank you. angelheartcottage@comcast.net

Season of Herbs... said...

There's not a picture that I didn't love. Most of all it's your floor that caught my eye. I hope your not changing it... So love the look.
Rosemary

Pink Rufflez said...

My favorite tradition is unpacking all the ornaments we have collected over the years and remembering past Christmases. Baking the same Christmas treats every year is also nice. Thank you for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

In our home, we like to ask our little children to write letters to Santa on Christmas Eve. We then make cookies together that night. Santa replies to them every time. Our children love to read letters from Santa before they open their Christmas presents. Thanks, Kristie
kristieho@yahoo.com

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