Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Let’s see what’s pretty and ‘new’!

I love decorating for Christmas but I don’t buy new things. I like vintage and handmade pretties.

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So I was so thrilled to get one of Meri’s creations this year. She sent me a handmade ‘Putz’ house in the colors I love best.

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I surrounded it with thrift finds that are special to me.

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Do you visit her blog, Imagi Meri’s Creations? It’s amazing! Thanks girlfriend!

Dawna sent me a sweet package of cards that I won in her giveaway and even a handmade Christmas card!

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Thanks Dawna! I love them! Visit her HERE!

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And look at this beautiful cozy throw that Lyn from The Cedar Seasons sent when I won her giveaway. She has a delightful blog, too! Thanks Lyn.

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I put it in the lanai where I can enjoy it!

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And if you want to enter a giveaway by a special friend of mine go HERE . Marivel is having a giveaway of some of her handmade items.

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She is very talented and I know you will love them.

Here Etsy shop is HERE .

Are you feeling merry this holiday season?

38 comments:

Susan said...

I love vintage too! Your decorations are just lovely and in the spirit of a most blessed holiday, XOXO

Montanagirl said...

Oh my goodness! You're way ahead of me in decorating. I really like your vintage items - brings back lots of memories from childhood. AND - what can I say about your Header?? It's wonderful!!

Stacey said...

So cute! Love those little houses.

Musings from Kim K. said...

So many fun treasures! Meri is such a talented artist. Love her special little houses. I'm going to sharing my putz house village tomorrow on the blog. Today, I'd love to be home staring at all my Christmas decorations instead of being at work. Shhhh...our secret.

ImagiMeri said...

Oh I love how you set everything up, I especially love that fence you've got in the front. Thank you so much for letting me see how you set it up. It's a home that went to a very special home.

Hugs,
Meri

ThrifterSisters said...

Aren't blog friends the best? I love putz houses and have a bunch of them I need to vintage and glitter up. Thanks so much for following our blog. Hope you are enjoying it!

Happy Holidays~

Erica

Cranberry Morning said...

Such a cheery vignette, Diane! And what fun gifts. Enjoy - and enjoy that snowless lanai! :-)

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, I love the house that you have for your Christmas decoration! Is it hot there? We had snow yesterday and it's cold and icy here. I love vintage decorations and I rotate all of mine each year. Some years I love a lot of decorations, this year I kind of cut back on a lot of them. It's a lot of work! I'm almost done with all my shopping and wrapping too, just last minute stuff. I can't believe all the things that you win with the giveaways. How nice. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week. Julie

Jeannie Marie said...

That is a beautiful Winter Wonderland setting! What a wonderful gift! Love the heading! I spotted your flamingo pillow and thought how perfect it looks out on the lanai. Fun post to read! Merry Christmas!

Donna said...

You sure do have a way with winning a lot of great giveaways! Love that sparkly putz house, especially!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your new putz house is adorable-I love it! Enjoy:@)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

What a bunch of beautiful treasures! That little house is really gorgeous!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So many cute and vintage decorations! Love the wins and all the cute cards! I'm happy and enjoying the holiday season so much this year! Hugs!!!

RedSetter said...

Hi Lavender Dreamer, I found your lovely blog on the Maple Syrup Mobs. I've had a little look over your older posts and I'll look forward to popping back again.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love your little winter wonderland village!!! You are the luckiest lady I know....love your winnings!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Wow! You sure have received some darling things. Meri's house is so sweet! I love the little red fence.
Blogger friends treat each other so well don't they? :)
Erica

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I adore your winter wonderland neighborhood, so cute and festive. So many fun treasures Diane.

Jeanne said...

Your Christmas decor is wonderful. I love the sea shell tree also.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Dawna did a great job with your note cards!! Cute red and blue earings too!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Thanks for all the blog recommendations ... it is always lovely to have new places to visit..
Your little Putz house is adorable.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I love that house, but really love the street sign! It brings to life the house next to it. I'm going to visit the blogs you mention now. As to feeling merry? Ask me next Friday when I have finished work and the Baileys will be opened! xx

camp and cottage living said...

You are one lucky lady!
I love Meri's little holiday house and the other gifts are equally as nice.
The ladies are so creative, aren't they?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Diane! How in the world are you, Sweetheart?? I just wanted to say that I am happier than a fly that fell in the wine jug! Getting the decorating done. Only the tree left to decorate..and that will be it.
Still have tons to do...so I better get on it. I love old things too. I have a few things from the 50's but my main thing to collect is kitchen items. I will have to do a post on those one day. I didn't dress up the dolls in their Christmas finery yet. Not sure if I will get to it. Did you? I am far, far behind in visiting but I know you understand. We interact with so many bloggers..and it is easy to get behind. Thank you so much for coming by. I think I count myself lucky if I can just get to the ones that visit..and I don't have half as many as you do. Big hugs..and Merry Christmas to you!
Love,
Mona

20 North Ora said...

Love your goodies! Isn't it fun to get gifts from your blogging buddies? They are the best.

Judy

Julia said...

Las fotografias trasmiten, son geniales. Ha estado un regalo el visitar tu bloc, es genial, te invito visitar el mio y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.
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Vee said...

Your little house is sooooo darling! I love it! Looks as if I have some skating to do... =D

Marivel said...

Thank you very much,Diane.You are so sweet girl.Thank you !!
Have a wonderful southern day !!

Marivel said...

Thank you very much,Diane.You are so sweet girl.Thank you !!
Have a wonderful southern day !!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You have gotten some really neat things, lucky lady! I just adore the Putz houses. Have fun with your decorating!

NanaDiana said...

Well, haven't YOU been a lucky girl lately? I LOVE all your sweet vintage gifts and finds! Perfect- xo Diana

Jill said...

You've been having some great mail days! Everything looks so cute!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the Christmas vintage house...so sweet!!
hugs,
Cindy

Trace4J said...

Beautiful little houses.
I love.....
Found some dear lil wooden houses the other day.
I just love your vintage finds.
Woolie Blessings

Terri Buster said...

All very pretty and sweet! You are so lucky to be a winner in the contests- I have given up because I never win anything! LOL I have horrible luck.

Crafy Lady said...

Oh how wonderful to see all the christmas items. You have a very nice Blog lady. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Barbara
craftylady08

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh how nice is your blog with all the christmas decos.

I love red but never seen red sofa's.

Do you keep the sofa's red all other seasons or put a throw over it.

Love you pillows.

Did you go over to Chatty Crones blog. See her Moms memories she has on her tree.

Laura Rhodes said...

Cute as a button! Thanks so much for sharing and hope you enjoy your time with family and friends. May the Peace of God be with you as we reflect on Jesus the greatest gift of all. Love, Laura R.

Doreen said...

I love the idea of two red sofas. In so many ways, red can be considered a neutral. Your decor is absolutely festive and ready for Christmas! You put me to shame. lol