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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Candice said...

My favorite tradition is making tamales with my grandmother. We've done it every year since I was little. She passed away this August so the tradition will be me and my mom now.

Anonymous said...

family meals... karan

lendundee@aol.com

Amy said...

Not sure that I have a Christmas tradition, but I do love to make sure to eat those mint Christmas tree nougat candies every Christmas. :)

the girlfriend gap said...

My favorite tradition is putting candle lights in the windows as we live at the top of a hill in a 100 year old two story home with a finished attic. So Pretty at night. Also special times spent with family on Christmas Eve are favorite traditions . This is a lovely giveaway. I would be truly blessed if I were to win. Thank you for your generous heart this season. Janita

Unknown said...

I enjoy going to my parents' house and playing with all of the nephews!

DisneyAngel said...

I love everything about the holidays! Listening to Christmas music while decorating the tree with my family, finding that one random PERFECT gift for someone, walking around the streets with hot chocolate looking at Christmas lights with extended family, watching the kids wake up Christmas morning to see what Santa left for them...so many amazing memories in the making!

Shar said...

The last couple of days before when it's almost done; just a little gift wrapping and cooking. Then! It's family time! Yes, I like that!

Linda said...

Oh, what a beautiful thought, this giveaway, Maria! LOVE the sled...it brings back happy childhood memories.
One of my many favourite holiday traditions is attending concerts by our city's world-class choirs and touring historic homes decked out for the season. And, on Christmas Eve, dressing the bed in cozy new holiday-themed flannels! Sharing eggnog with friends...So many!
LOVED your reader Anita's story about blowing up the gingerbread houses! Too funny! Lol It's so nice to share about traditions. Just a lovely, lovely post. Thank You!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

melinda said...

My family wakes up early Christmas morning to a breakfast of sausage and egg casserole and crunchy bacon.
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melinda said...

I tweeted !!

melinda said...

Shared you on Facebook !!

Nancy said...

My favorite tradition is decorating the tree as a family, then cutting out the lights and watching the Christmas tree lights sparkle as Christmas carols play.

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition during the holidays is to curl up with my kitty and enjoy a steaming mug of cocoa.

Anonymous said...

Hi, every year we go and see a performance of Handel's Messiah and this year we are going on this coming Sunday and I can't wait!! I look forward to it every year!
It's always a beautiful family time together!
Thank you for this opportunity and I just love your French Bulldogs!
Merry Christmas!
Corinne
crossnote@verizon.net

Lilofval said...

You house and pictures are beautiful. I love your posts on Pinterest !! My favorite family tradition is when my sisters and I get together to bake cookies and breads as well as fudge and divinity for friends and distant family.

Becky said...

The tradition we enjoy is baking cookies and candy making all my Mama's favorite recipes. It's all about family.

Becky said...

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Gabriela said...

my favorite tradition is getting family together and decorating the tree with christmas music playing :)

caf66 said...

My favorite tradition...going to the Christmas Tree Farm the day after Thanksgiving. Such happy times!

Robin said...

Beautiful - inspiring photos, as always...my favorite family tradition is our Christmas Eve celebration w/ my adult children and grandchildren...everyone gets here about 2:00 and we play games and make dinner and open presents, ending the night with PopPop reading the Christmas story ~ thanks for the giveaway...

Unknown said...

I love decorating our home for the Holiday's, and baking Christmas cookies as a family. :)

Anonymous said...

Favorite Tradition.. not a single one, but a cluster of many, from a live tree(always a great hunt and oohing and ahhing with my mom), decorations, keepsakes and recipes from family members now in heaven.. beautiful music we grew up with... and making new ones.. like Italian dinner for Christmas Eve.. even though we are Polish.. The best parts are the excitement of our children.. as they drink in the beauty of the season halo3777@aol.com

Linda said...

We make sugar cookies using a recipe from a Tasha Tudor book.

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Danielle Muller said...

my favorite tradition to do during the holidays is attending the lanternlight evening at old bethpage village here on long island. it transports me back in time! merry christmas! danielle muller (sngbrd1997@aol.com)

Danielle Muller said...

shared on pinterest!

danielle muller
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Bethany Christiansen said...

Maria, thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. That is gift enough. As for Christmas Eve traditions, our family is starting a new one this year: we'll purchase ice-cream gift certificates, and after all of our own Christmas Eve festivities, we'll visit the fire station and give the gift certificates to the fire men who can't be at home with their families on Christmas Eve. Can't wait. Thank you again for all of your inspiration. We've missed you, and it's so good to have you back.

Lola said...

My favorite tradition is to leave shoes on our doorstep for the Christmas elf to fill with small treats. My mom did this as a small child ( her French Grandmother lived with her and started the tradition) and now I do it with my 5 kids.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What an awesome giveaway! I would so Love to win this.
My favorite tradition is spending time with my 3 sons, even though two of them are grown....we spend Christmas Eve together, opening gifts, watching Christmas movies, telling stories, reminiscing...and lots of laughs. Thank you for the chance.

Bethany Christiansen said...

Please add this to my second comment: I posted on Facebook :)

SaraMc said...

My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve service at church followed by a delicious meal at my in-laws.

Anonymous said...

Our fave tradition is having all the cousins do the nativity scene. This year we have a new baby to play baby Jesus, so it will be an adventurous play this year!

Love your house all decked out for Christmas! Enjoy!
Kate
Kate_smith@integra.net

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is spending time with family on Christmas Eve, then after everyone leaves, my husband and I bake a ham and stay up late watching 'A Christmas Story'. On Christmas morning we fry up the ham and make biscuits to go with it and watch more of 'A Christmas Story'. chrisman8506@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Shared link on facebook. chrisman8506@aol.com

Ann@farmhouselbues said...

Our family's favorite holiday tradition is picking out and decorating our Christmas tree.
ann@farmhouseblues.com

Diane said...

On Christmas Eve, because the elves have so much work to do ( wink), I lay out newspaper for a tablecloth... load it up with crab, shrimp, artichokes and crusty french bread... candles and wine also, of course...When everyone is done eating, everything gets rolled up into the newspaper! Even though my children are grown and now have their own children, the tradition continues!

Maria Elena Dominguez said...

My favorite tradition is opening presents on Christmas Eve...except for santas gifts, those come the next day. :)

Maria Elena Dominguez said...

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Kelsi said...

One of my favorite Christmas traditions to do as a family is sit together after dinner on Christmas Eve with all the lights in the house turned out, and then one by one we take turns talking about each member of our family and what we love so much about them. We light a candle for each person as we go, and soon the room is glowing with warm candlelight and happy thoughts.

michele said...

my favorite tradition is BAKING...it is something to be shared and produces the best aromas which take me back to childhood. thanks, maria, for the opportunity to share.

michele

Anonymous said...

One of our favorite family tradition is go visit Santa on Christmas Eve morning...our kids our now 23 &24. They have their picture taken with the jolly fat man and then choose their Christmas ornament for the year. :)
Ronnda
twostapletons@clear.net

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is stringing popcorn and cranberries for garland on our Christmas tree. Much blessings! Pabishop@dothan.k12.al.us

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is going to midnight mass at my church. It was built using all local materials in the mid nineteenth century in the style of a German "cathedral." (There are real tree trunks inside the two-story stone columns, including one from my great-grandparents' farm, on which my grandfather and mother then grew up.) With the enormous stained glass windows, the antique pipe organ, the choir, the candlelight, the incense...It is war m, grand, familiar and part of my family's history. jjjahn3941@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is early Christmas morning with my family. Hot Christmas blend coffee, warm homemade cinnamon rolls from friends, pj's, stocking sharing and opening a few presents. My mom still comes over in her nightgown too...even though my daughter is now 20. ❤️
Love your blog & Instagram pics daily~thank you!
Lisa from Kansas
jlsshow@sunflower.com

arielle elise. said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful giveaway!! One of my favorite Christmas memories is driving around the city and neighborhoods looking at the beautiful Christmas lights :)

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Unknown said...

Going to get a Christmas tree!!

Unknown said...

Shared on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

Shared on Instagram and tagged you! jjjahn3941@gmail.com

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Shared on Twitter! jjjahn3941@gmail.com

Cami said...

I love cutting down our tree from the mountains!

licha20 said...

Our tradition is to gather at Christmas Eve for dinner. After dinner we change into pjs I have bought and then play games til midnight!

Unknown said...

Shared on fb:)

Unknown said...

Shared on ig:)
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licha20 said...

Our tradition is to gather at Christmas Eve for dinner. After dinner we change into pjs I have bought and then play games til midnight!

Unknown said...

Shared on fb:)
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Unknown said...

I love sitting the kids down to write letters to Santa:)
I also love getting our big family together for Christmas dinner and a gift exchange:)
Lacieleigh@live.com

Unknown said...

Every fall I love to make a trip to take in all the fall colors. We usually go for a hike, have a picnic & of course pictures. I live in Texas so we usually make a trip to Lost Maples State Park.

Thank you for your beautiful blog!
Leslie

Anonymous said...

Our favorite tradition is. Xmas eve services followed by driving around enjoying the lights! This post is so beautiful - i loved all the pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Our favorite tradition is. Xmas eve services followed by driving around enjoying the lights! This post is so beautiful - i loved all the pictures. Thanks for sharing!
Apa-barb@neb.rr.com

Sue Malizia said...

Watching White Christmas. Love your lovely blog and giveaway.

Sue Malizia said...

Shared on FB... :-)

Jenny said...

Love all your pretty decorations. We always celebrate from the beginning of December with Advent, and pondering on the birth of Christ, all the way to Jan. 6th with 3 Kings day. The days after Christmas are more relaxed and good for visits, games, and puzzles. Thanks for the give away.

Jenny said...

I shared on FB as well

Julia said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is to celebrate St. Nick on Dec. 6th. We are Dutch and the kids set their shoes out for Sinter Klaas to fill that night!

Julia said...

I shared this wonderful giveaway on FB {Fairview Farm}!

Kimberly said...

My favorite tradition is making (and eating) Christmas cookies.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is going to my parents' for Christmas Eve, and celebrating with my family, before heading off Christmas Day to visit my husband's family. -whitstrap@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Love getting together with family.

Anonymous said...

Sharing on Pinterest. Love decorating for Christmas. Dionrn@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Love making Christmas Eve pecans to share.

Jami said...

Spending time with my family and friends!

Debra said...

I always make snowball cookies and put them on a creamy white pedestal cake stand. Tradition. Just like we used to do with my Grandma back in the 1960's, and 70's.

My email is: simplebeachwedding@yahoo.com

Sue@CountryDesignHome said...

In the past couple of years, now that our kids have all grown up, we do a Secret Santa Swap with a twist. Each secret santa wraps the gift, but then writes a poem to the recipient with clues about their true identity. If the recipient guesses their clue on the first go, they win a prize (and they get to open their gift : ) So much fun!

Anonymous said...

Love your beautiful things! love the Christmas season and celebrating Christ and all the beauty around it. Simple but everything...baking goodies for my beautiful family and spending time with them, which is such a blessing as we are in the military and often far away from our children throughout the year. This year is exciting we are expecting our first grandchild, a sweet baby girl in the spring so many new traditions will begin soon ;) sharing on Facebook as well ;) Merry Christmas!

Recycled Rita said...

I love decorating the tree with my family. My kids are in their 20's now and are always off living their lives but when we get together to decorate the tree, it is a wonderful nostalgic time. Bringing back wonderful memories! Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful giveaway! Merry Christmas! karen....

SemperNova said...

Love all these prizes!
Our favourite tradition is opening gifts in our Christmas PJ's and eating chocolate for breakfast!!!

Unknown said...

Maria, once again, your styling & items are incredibly beautiful.
Our favorite Christmas tradition is making gingerbread cookies together and opening a wrapped Christmas book before bedtime on Christmas Eve. My kids look forward to it each year...and it's a special time for us :)
Thanks for the chance to win such lovely things from your shop!
Hugs from Louisiana!

Molly said...

Stunning beautiful!
Love it so much
Lovely hugs
Molly

Anonymous said...

After our children's Christmas Eve Service, we have Christmas cookies and hot cocoa by candelight around a festively decorated table, with Christmas music playing in the background. This is a tradition I have carried on from my own childhood.

Beth said...

On Christmas Eve we sip home made hot wassail, open one gift and watch A Christmas Carol.

Dalandcopper said...

Our family tradition is to watch the Nutcraker Ballet, Christmas isn't Christmas without it!

Lynn said...

Just love your style. We love making gingerbread houses with our grandchildren.

Mister Ph said...

Singing old hymns with with the family. Also taking nephews and niece to Dunkin Donuts after church.

Your pictures are lovely.

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is everything about Christmas Eve: we read Twas the Night Before Christmas, get inn our new Christmas jammies and putout cookies for Santa- it is the most magical night of the year- the candles and lights everything special and gleaming
Tracy
tfortwo@comcast.net

Curtis said...

Merry Christmas from Northern California! I must say that one of my most treasured traditions that I have done since I was a teen ager, is to hand write all of my Christmas Cards. I write a personal note in every card that is specific to the person who will be receiving the card. Yes it is time consuming but in this age of everything emailed, texted, facebook messages, I still enjoy handwriting these notes. I start my Christmas Card writing on Thanksgiving week end with the goal of being able to send out all cards no later than December tenth. I send out 50 cards per year and love it!

primjillie said...

We've had many traditions over the years, but now as a parent of grown children, we do Christmas morning brunch and then open gifts. The kids usually stay most of the day in their pj's and we just visit and eat and watch movies. Such a lovely time to spend with them.

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is to make sugar cookies with my daughters, even though they are college age now. montanafarmhousesoaps@gmail.com

Helena White said...

Lovely decorating ¸.•*¨* the simple abundance of Christmas decor ¸.•*¨* my favourite tradition has always been decorating our home while listening to Christmas music. Then that evening while sipping coffee and baileys we take in how our home has been transformed by the magic of the season ¸.•*¨*

jeanne said...

What an incredible giveaway!! My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve service. There is nothing better than everyone holding a lit candle singing Silent Night. I have to be in your home in December sometime. WOW!!!

Carole said...

Such simple decorating, but so beautiful.

My favorite tradition is baking my mothers recipe for Snowballs. She made those cookies, along with marshmallow fudge every year when I was a kid. I can still see the large pan of fudge cooling on the counter, and mounds of those round powdered sugared cookies on a plate. :)

It isn't Christmas for me until those cookies are sitting on my own counter. My mother passed away when I was a teenager, so keeping this particular tradition alive helps me feel like she's still a part of my life. :)

patty reed said...

Its all so romantic!

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is making an advent calendar each year where my four kids wait eagerly to open the treat for the day. It's a great way to count down the days! Lisa S. (schillil@hotmail.com)

Nikki said...

Wow your place looks wonderful :) I love it when we get bundled up and walk around looking at lights if it's too cold we will go for a drive so much fun thanks for the chance this would be amazing to win :)

Anonymous said...

After Christmas Eve service , we go home and watch It's a Wonderful Life together and then watch the children open one gift before bedtime. Thx! Missblissboutique@live.com

Lacey said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is going to the local tree farm with my husband, twins, mom, sister, and her family to choose our tree. When we bring it home, Mom always strings the lights and the kids and I hang the ornaments.

Anna said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is buying my daughter a yearly Christmas ornament (I started doing this the year she was born). I write her initials and the year on the back of each one. I picture her one day setting up her own tree and adding to the collection.
tinydancer_girl@yahoo.com

LeelaFitz said...

Traditionally we have the kids put their own ornaments on the Christmas tree. They enjoy reminiscing over each ornament as it represents something significant in the past year. We open one gift on Christmas Eve and read or flip through the collection of Christmas books. Christmas morning we have biscuits and gravy and sausage and open presents with family and extended family.

Jaime said...

My favorite tradition is loading the kids up in the car and driving around looking at Christmas lights.

Anonymous said...

I love decorating the tree while listening to holiday music.
Tiffany wpgoddess12@hotmail.com

Amy said...

Hard to choose just one favorite, but I love having a "picnic" under the Christmas tree with a fire in the fireplace and Christmas carols playing.

Amy said...

Shared on pinterest.

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Pamela Jane said...

Playing Christmas choir music while decorating the trees with ornaments collected on our travels, baking with family recipes, and now engaging the grandchildren, including their daily advent check-in with the house tonttus who make sure they've been good!

Miss M said...

We have owned a general store since my daughter was two....we wake up early and get the store ready to open and then at 5 we wake her up and she opens her stocking and one gift....we then open the store for travelers and last minute needs....people are in a great mood and so grateful you are open....then we close at 10 and have our family Christmas...it has become our traditional morning

Suzanne said...

Our Christmas tradition is making French meat pies. My mom always made them and it wouldn't be Christmas without them. We also love to bake Christmas cookies and get together with family. Your pictures are just beautiful, thank you for the inspiration. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I love seeing what everyone else has for Christmas traditions. Some great ideas. One of our family traditions that brings warmth is we go up to the lake with my father and mother in law. The smell of cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, the train that is put around the tree, the extended family gathering all the laughter and talking echoing through the house, and our kids and their cousins making memories.
Thank you for this opportunity to win!!. Everything looks awsome. osler8238 at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I also posted this on pinterest.
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robins in the trundle bed said...

During the holidays, we hang Interwoven Socks for Christmas canvas banners that belonged to my grandmother. That Christmas feeling doesn't start until we hang the banners! shemariemurphy@aol.com

Peggy said...

favorite christmas "activity".... a house filled with the laughter of my three boys and their friends. As of right now it looks to be a quiet year instead as our eldest two will not be able to come home. Only our 15 year old and our exchange student will be here... both rather quiet. so i this year a new tradition will be started... taking baked goods to our neighbors even the ones we don't know.

Colleen said...

My favorite tradition is my son arrives home from college, we stop at the same Starbucks to pick up the same drink, arrive home to the dogs that are always surprised he has returned yet again, the same tree sparkles, the same stockings hang, my son looks around and states" this is the best Christmas ever." Happens every year, this tradition will never grow old.

Dionne said...

Shared this on FB!

Anonymous said...

I have two favorite traditions. first we all get dressed up and head into the city to see the play A Christmas Carol. Second I love going snowshoeing with my mom when the snow starts to fall.

alexng@frontier.com

Unknown said...

Shared once again on Twitter!!!

Unknown said...

Shared once again on Pinterest! So excited about this giveaway! Fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and have admired your Christmas decor for years. I'm from the Caribbean and a big family tradition is making pastelle's around the holidays. We eat lots of seasonal foods and family time is centered around these foods. It truly makes it the most wonderful time of the year!
nikki_simone@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

I love making cookies with my little girl!

HilLesha O'Nan said...

Simply gorgeous! My favorite tradition is decorating the tree with my family. It's a wonderful way to bond during the holiday season.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks SO PRETTY!!! My favorite tradition is gathering everyone in the family room around our tree Christmas morning to open gifts with Christmas carols in the background and everyone drinking, munching and joking around with everyone! It's one of the few times all year that the entire family gets together so I cherish every minute! Barbara P from Ma (pligko@hotmail.com)

erica said...

I shared on twitter :)

JACLYN said...

Our favorite traditions are playing Christmas music in the car and looking at the lights. Also decorating the tree and baking!
firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love decorating 4 or 5 trees with my husband & 5 cat helpers, cutting cedar branches from our woods & making wreaths and garlands.

Flybabymom said...

Traditions that we love at Christmastime: Making candy (fudge, marshmallows), decorating the tree while listening to a cd we always use when setting up and taking down the tree, going to Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens, dinner with family. That's a start!

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Unknown said...

I love your style, Maria! Perfection all around and so many inspiring ideas to choose from!! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home with us. I wish I had the kind of light in my house that you do!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Mary (Cottage B at Home ~ Vintage Country Living)

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