Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Winners have been picked!!!

I'd like to say "Thank You" to all who have participated in my first Gift Give Away! The response was more than I ever expected and I really do appreciate all your kind comments on my artistic endeavors.

Merry Christmas from our house to yours....

The decorating has been done, the handmade gifts are almost finished for family and friends (sorry, I can't show pictures as it would reveal the surprizes!).... here a just a few of my holiday decoration pictures to share with you...

a collection of captured favorites as the centerpiece for the dining table...

my primitive twig tree filled with handmade and whimsical ornaments....

doesn't everyone have a fish or two on their tree?

a doll collection sits under the tree...

and now on to the winners...

with my trusty little helper, Squire donned his elf hat...

all the entries were put into my favorite vintage tin, with Santa and the Angel as witnesses....and the curious Snow Crystals looked on with anticipation...

while the goodies wait to be packaged and make their travel to their new homes....

the drum roll......the winners are......

"The Littlest Snow Angel"........goes to Sandra Evertson *** She writes one of the most beautiful blogs with absoulutely gorgeous photography... always inspiring and it's a must see!

"Mercury Glass Ornament"........goes to Chris of Designs by CK *** He is the "King of Halloween"!!! His attention to detail in his art just astounds me and I'm very proud to own of piece of his work!

Congratulations Sandra and Chris!!! Thank you again for visiting my blog and for all your encouragement. Please contact me with your shipping information and I'll get these gifts sent off to you!


Beth said...

Thank you for sharing pictures of your lovely Christmas decorations, your lovely home and yourself!
Merry Christmas Marie!

Designs by CK said...

BIG Congrats 2 all the winners!!!

Marie ~ Your holiday decorations are divine. Love the front house picture...look at the orbs among the snowflakes...spirits???

Your tree is charming too...I need to live a little a do a real one one of these years. The fish ornie is too CUTE!!!

Merry Christmas Blessings 2 you & yours!!!

Chris (-:

Malissa said...

Congratultions to the winners!
Your fish ornament made me laugh!I thought my family were the only ones who put things like that on the tree. My sis actually has a fish on hers, too!

Designs by CK said...

OMG Marie ~ I did not see that I was one of the winners!!! How did that happen???? LOL

SO embarrassed & HAPPY at the same time!!!

PS: I will email you my vitals privately!

Chris (-:

Sandra Evertson said...

OMG! Thank YOU SO MUCH! I Love it! And I especially LOVE your little Squire in his charming green hat! Adorable!
Season's Greetings to you!
Sandra Evertson

Sandra Evertson said...

Hi, me again, I don't seem to find an email address for you? Can you contact me with one? Thanks so much and I'm thrilled!
Sandra Evertson

faerie enchantment said...

Super congrats to all the winners!
and after looking at your pictures I just escaped into a holiday wonderland.

Magic and Joy!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Oh Marie the pictures of your decorated home are gorgeous!!! Alas, with the tree farm and two cats that act like they are 3 months old my decorations stayed in the boxes this year. Hopefully the not so little Monkey-cats will be better behaved next year!!

Congrats to the winners!!

janell berryman artist-owner said...

Hurray to the winners!!! How lucky they are!!
All your photo's are amazing Marie. I especially love the glass dome. Very nice presentation of some wonderful treasures! Merry Christmas to you and yours :)

Sandra said...

Congrats to the winners and Happy Holidays to All...Sandra
Oh by the way Marie...yes I said 16 trees...LOL

Sandra said...

Oh and I forgot I do love you fish on the tree...That is very specail. Thanks for decorations are wonderful.

Huckleberry Arts said...


Oh my gosh the kitty is tooo cute!!

love the fishy too!

Hope you have a beautiful Christmas

Gail Lackey said...

Hi Marie, just stopping by your lovely blog after seeing you on Designs by CK..Beautiful fun!!
I'm going to check out your etsy shop!
Happy haunted holidaze, Gail

Tootie said...

Hi Marie!
Your decorations are lovely and your tree is beautiful! I like the idea of the doll collection beneath the tree.
Merry Christmas!

vintagepaletteart said...

Congrats Sandra & Chris! What an awesome Christmas present for you both!

LUCKY........said in my best Napoleon Dynamite voice..........=oD

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Congratulations to the winners! I love the pictures Marie, you have a wonderful home:)
Merry Christmas!!!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Your house is breathtaking!!!! Congrats to the lucky winners!!!

Designs by CK said...

Hi Marie,

WOW ~ Thanks so very much for the beautiful Christmas ornament. I will cherish it always!

You made my Christmas brighter & a happy one. :-)

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

PS: Happy New Year!



Sandra Evertson said...

Hello! Happy Holidays!
I just wanted to drop you a note to THANK YOU! I received your Wonderful Snowman, and he is Adorable! Every detail is perfection, I love the dots that are his smile and his little pinched nose and the cute little wire arms and how you put just the perfect little bit of shadow around his eyes! Thank You so much, I will Treasure him!
Sandra Evertson

Designs by CK said...

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!!! :-)



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