Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Santa came to Florida! “PAFA”


I do believe Santa asked my blog buddies if I had been good this year and didn’t ask my hubby. Because I have been very blessed....lucky...or fortunate (whatever you would like to call it) this holiday season.


(Santa pics taken at Rainbow Springs)


If you like me, read on....

if you don’t, time to hop to the next blog!

This post will be about ONE giveaway that I won.

ONE....but a BIG ONE!

Come on in!!!


I won the PAFA Winter Wonderland giveaway this year!

What does that mean? It means I received 13 gifts...


plus one....from all over the US and Canada!


PAFA...Primitive and Folk Artists - a team of talented artists!

And here’s a list of what I won....

1. Hand embroidered candle mat and a little wood and paper Christmas ornie, Donated By Deb of Paxton Valley Folk Art   

 **Go Here to Visit Deb's Blog**    **And Here Deb Has Two Blogs**

2. A beautiful Hand Woven Basket

Donated by Ann of 1803ohiofarmbaskets

**Go Here to Visit Ann's Blog**  **And Here yes Ann has two blogs**

3. A Wonderful Snowman

Donated by Donna of CtrysideCottage

**Go Here to Visit Donna's Blog**

4. Five Sweet Snowmen Ornaments

Donated by Karen of Cedar Creek Primitives

**Go Here to Visit Karen's Blog**   **And Here She has Two blogs**

5. An adorable Painted Snowman Ornament

Donated by Barb of Barbsheartstrokes

**Go Here to Visit Barb's Blog**

6. Some Cute Gingerbread Bowl Fillers

Donated by Wendy of  Ravenwood Whimsies

**Go Here to Visit Wendy's Blog**   **And Here she has Two Blogs**

7. A great ticking Stocking Ornament

Donated by Valerie of Yorkie's Primitives

**Go Here to Visit Valerie's Blog**  **And Here to her other Blog**

8. A Wonderful Decorative Soy Candle

Donated by Brandy of TheLilPrimCabin

9. A Hand painted Bell

Donated by Jan of Raggedy Jan

10. A Sweet Pair of Primitive Snowmen

Donated by Brenda of Blackbirdprimitives

11. A mini angel sled, Christmas tree bear, and bear photo ornament

Donated by Brenda of Pumpkin Hollow Store

**Go Here to Visit Brenda's Blog**

12. A Wonderful snow Plaque

Donated by Vicky of PaintspotsnSplinters

**Go Here to Visit Vicky's Blog**


Are you still here? I’ll save my last gift for a special post!

And what do all of these pressies look like up close?

(the crates, a couple of candles and little red Christmas balls are mine that I used for ‘props’!)


and then there’s these....


and all of these!


I’m almost tempted to turn off the comments! (I’m embarrassed by all of this special treatment!) You don’t have to say I’ve been this good! But if you know any of these ladies or visit them today, I would love to hear about that!

A special thanks to PAFA for this amazing Giveaway!

Merry Christmas dear ones!


Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

What a lovely collection of goodies! I'm so glad you like your gingerbread men! Enjoy and congrats from the PAFA team!

Alison said...

Well someone's been VERY good this year! What a gorgeous prize. Enjoy!

Ali x

Unknown said...

Wow! Score! Congrats on the win... it's always nice, especially this time of year. :)

The Bear's Blog said...

Miss Lavender Dreams,

What a wonderful surprise. I can't think of anyone more deserving. A big congratulations. What a beautiful surprise. AND...I see a teddy bear ornie too. (o:

Heaps of Hugs

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Good Morning-
Oh my, What wonderful goodies you recieved! You must of been really good this year, Lol!
So many talented ladies out there.
Enjoy you day!

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful gift,, amazingly beautiful gifts!!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Aren't you one lucky lucky lady!! Beautiful Santa too.

Ann said...

I love seeing all your prizes together! Everything certainly blends well together and how exciting to get all those new decorations for the season. Thanks so much for linking to my blogs. ~Ann

dixiesamplar said...

Wow, you really have been a good girl this year, LOL! Lovely goodies and congratulations on the big win.

Thank you so much for the lovely banner you created for my is PERFECT!!

Cindy said...

Lucky you! What a wonderful gift.

Vee said...

Wow! The mother lode! Some dull day in January I'll return to follow all those links. Congrats, Diane! It couldn't happen to a nicer gal...

Katherines Corner said...

Congratulations, wonderful gifts(prizes) thank you so much for sharing. Your excitement is contagious, love it! Hugs!

Unknown said...

CONGRATS, DIANE! It all looks WONDERFUL displayed together! I know you deserved it all! Thanks, also, for promoting our shops!!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Diane Writes said...

What an early Xmas gift name mate! You deserve them !

Decor To Adore said...

Oh your snowmen are adorable!

lilybets said...

Yes, sure you are a lucky woman!!!!They are adorable!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Wow- what a treasure trove! Nice things happen to nice people - congrats and enjoy!

Barb said...

Hi Diane,
It is all so amazing! I am happy the my snowman ornament will have a great home. Congratulations on your win.
Thank you for all the promoting for our team and individually you have done too.
Enjoy your Holidays!!

Barbara F. said...

Congratulations, Diane! Great stuff here, and when things settle down I will visit these ladies' blogs. Enjoy, it is well deserved! xo

Christine said...

What wonderful gifts from the PAFA girls - they're all so talented!
You must have been an angel this year!

Barb said...

Congratulation, dear Diane.

Merry Christmas!
Barb ♥

Simply Shelley said...

I would say very blessed :) Those are some wonderful gifts...blessings

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so happy for you! Wonderful items and I can tell you love them all. Enjoy them! hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

You really raked in the loot Diane! I know you're a great person and I'm sure someone must have tipped off Santa in case he wasn't paying attention. I'd tell Santa this doesn't replace those goodies that better be under the tree Christmas morning....just saying! :)

Can't wait to see how you'll be using all your adorable decorations. Congrats on your win!

The Rusty Thimble said...

I am just now getting online today, Great post Diane thank you for participating in the giveaway and congrats on all of the wonderful goodies you have gotten, the pictures are great. Thank you for linking and promoting all of the members that donated.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Did you fall on the floor and pass out when you found out that you won?
Wow, it's like a lottery of prims.
Good for you!
Merry Christmas Everyone

Completely Coastal said...

Your Christmas is off to a very good start!!! Merry, merry!!

Pam B said...

Of COURSE you've been good this year, sweet girl! Santa definitely came to your house a little early this year...

Hugs and congrats,

Ames said...

Well you are one lucky lady! And those are some pretty talented crafters too! Enjoy your goodies!~Ames

Anonymous said...

You lucky lucky gal!!!
That is a major win- what awesome goodies :)

Catherine Holman said...

My goodness! You are one very lucky or very good lady!

bszejk said...

What a wonderful collection! I am sure you are most deserving! : D Congratulations and enjoy!

Brandy Szejk
The Lil' Prim Cabin

Karena said...

Woohoo Girlfriend!! Great gifts to use over and over for the holidays!!


Please come & Enter my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!! The latest is Art & more from Fifi Flowers!!


Art by Karena

Unknown said...

wow wow winter wonderland ! I love this kind of handicraft. amazing what some creative hands are doing !

Lona said...

Wow! Lucky girl.You hit the jackpot. You sure won a bunch of beautiful craft pieces.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Donna said...

CONGRATS, DIANE! What a beautiful display. I know you deserved it all! Thanks, also, for promoting our shops!
Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas!

Firecracker Kid said...

Well of course you've been a nice gal, and very deserving of all these pressies! I'm super happy for you :o)
Congratulations Diane!
Hugs & Merry Christmas!

Deb Riddell said...

LOL Diane, I am sure you have been VERY good and deserve each and every one of these gifts! Thanks so much for your post, you are such a sweetheart to add link to us all. Enjoy all your giveaway goodies and Merry Christmas to you and yours! Deb

Prims and Annies said...

WOW what a giveaway... I love the Santa at Rainbow Springs...I don't think that is a fake beard.
Take care,
Smiles and Huggs

Tammy said...

Wow Diane! Congratulations on such a wonderful grouping of prizes. I just look at it this way.. good things happen to good people. Karma doesn't always just punish, it awards too :)
Take Care :)


Lucky you, enjoy them!

PatC - All is Bright said...

Wonderful gifts indeed to a wonderful person like you. You should feel special cause you are my friend. Merry Christmas to you and yours.


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness you really hit the jackpot!! Congratulations you deserve it. You are so sweet and I think the Lord is blessing you because you are always such a blessing to others!!

Caty said...





Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

You got some great goodies there, Diane. Enjoy them all!!!


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a fabulous give away to win, Diane! I can't think of a nicer person to have won all theses wonderful presents...enjoy them all!

Della said...

It couldn't have happened to a sweeter person! These fit right in with your theme, too! So happy for you...enjoy my friend!

Brenda said...

What a wonderful post! Thank you so much for taking the time to link to our blogs. Your photos are just fantastic! I am so happy for you... Merry Christmas!! :)

Pumpkin Hollow Primitives

yorkie's primitives said...

I am so glad you liked all your goodies! Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!

Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Diane, Congrats on winning, love all the goodies. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and leaving me such a nice comment. I really love meeting all the girls out there in blogland, lots of good talent and so caring. Look forward to getting to know you. Take care, Vicky

kathyinozarks said...

Oh Wow! what a fabulous giveaway to win-do enjoy all those prim goodies Hugs Kathy

genie said...

You had to be almost angelic this year to win such a fabulous giveaway. Oh, you lucky girl. I know you are ecstatic with all of these precious primitives. So happy for you. genie