Friday, December 17, 2010

christmas came early...

Do you remember when I told you I won Maria's giveaway over at Dreamy Whites?  Well I received my beautiful gifts this week and it was like Christmas came early...

Loving the color of the velvet ribbon!  I hated to open them but of course I did...
There are two beautiful stockings and a gorgeous table runner made from antique European grain sacks!  She also sent me a sweet little lavender filled sachet as well as a dried bouquet of lavender...
Thank you so much Maria!!  Would  you like to see where I put everything?  I thought, just for the holidays, the table runner would look sweet under the tree in my Paris Hotel Suite...


Then I put the little sachet with the brown paper packages tied up with string (secretly hiding a few of their favorite things)...

I made tags out of scraps of sheet music from other projects as well as adding some sparkly snowflakes to the packages.  The music side of the tag is displayed but when you turn it over...
 It shows who the gift is for!  My family thinks these brown paper packages tied up with string are just for show ~ hee hee!  The wonderful stockings are hanging from my Santa stocking holder...
I have the lavender in my craft room with all the treasures I am collecting for my kitchen mini makeover after the holidays.  Now these lovelies aren't the only thing I won from Maria ~ I also won a beautiful wreath from Wintersteen Farms!  Again, Christmas came early for me...
Jim helped me hang it on the beautiful old mirror I put over Santa's entry way...
Isn't it beautiful!!  It smells beautiful too!  I was so excited I had to go and light my candles...
I think it is the perfect finishing touch for Santa's entry way...

Of course I had to take pictures the next day when the sun was shining...
Pretty ribbon for hanging and pine cones to save year after year...
Thank you again Maria and thank you Jeff and Kelly from Wintersteen Farms ~ your beautiful hand crafted wreath is helping me celebrate the season!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you can visit Debra at Common Ground where she is celebrating Vintage Inspiration Friday!  Have a wonderful weekend!!

35 comments:

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

So beautiful! What a wonderful giveaway to win! Love the packages
in brown paper and the tags...well
they are just amazing!

Jane
Flora Doora

Polly said...

What a wonderful giveaway you won Sandi! Lots of treasures!! I bet the wreath smells amazing! Love where you put it!

Your Christmas decorating looks so pretty! I did brown paper packages too!!

Polly

NanaDiana said...

Are you seriously sure you want all that stuff? And that wreath? Pfffffttt...nothing much there---just send it to me and I will be glad to get rid of it for you!;>) I have the perfect spot for it!-

Okay- I lied...You got the granddaddy of all giveaways there. I LOVE that wreath and everything else for that matter. Perfect ! Congrats on winning~ xxoo Diana

time worn interiors said...

What a great gift, I like the runner around the tree!
Theresa
aka:tot

Sandi said...

Well all I can say is that you MUST have been a good girl this year to win all those fabulous goodies!!! Sign me up...I will try to be good next year! HA HA!
Blessings~

michelle said...

Congrats on the winning! Everything looks so pretty where you placed it!! Love the stockings and the runner!!! I bet your whole smells like Christmas now!! Enjoy!!!

Piney Rose said...

oH MY GOODNESS! I would have loved to win those goodies. You lucky girl.

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

So lovely, Maria really outdid herself, didn't she?

And of course everything looks just beautiful in your home, too. :-)

Hugs,
Anne

stefanie said...

oh, what a wonderful gift!!! its perfect!!!

Olivia said...

Oh so pretty goodies!
Hugs,
Olivia
ps stop by and say hi, i am having a giveaway!

T's Daily Treasures said...

You have won some beautiful giveaways of late. Congratulations. You could have put those gifts under the tree they were wrapped so beautifully. Love the plain gift wrap you have used for display. Ha! Your family will be in for a nice surprise. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Betsy said...

What a lucky girl you've been. I just love all your goodies. I'd be having so much fun with all of it and you did such a beautiful job displaying everything.

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

Very cute! What a wonderful prize!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

LOVE everything!! It looks so beautiful in your gorgeous home! And I love the brown paper gift wrap you did, it's perfect!
I wish you and you family a very Happy Holiday season.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Marianne Robinson said...

Everything looks just lovely. Congrats on your giveway.
Merry Christmas

Marianne Robinson said...

Everything looks beautiful. What a wonderful giveway you received!
Merry Christmas

Linda said...

What wonderful goodies, Sandi! They look lovely!

Susan said...

Ooh la la Sandi! Lucky lady. You placed all Maria's gifts so well about your house. What a knack for display you have, and I love the brown paper packages, too. I felt so giddy reading your post - thanks for sharing your excitement. Enjoy!
- susan

Ellen said...

Just stunning! I love what you received and what you did to disguise your gifts! So clever too ;) Thanks for the visit and kind words, I really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon as I'll be back to visit you for sure!

Merry Christmas,
Ellen

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

You lucky girl you. You won the mother load of luxury didn't you?
They all look good and I love your mirror.
tammy

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Oh My! Christmas came earlier for you, girlfriend! What a beautiful gift...fits perfectly in your adorable home!!

Couture de Papier said...

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones...Thank you for sharing HPS!

June said...

Oh boy Sandi! Your wins are lovey. Doesn't Marie wrap up the loveliest things? Your pictures of your beautiful holiday decor made my day too! You know I covet that mirror, right?
I love your Christmas header so much!
hugs from here...

kerrie said...

Your gifts are amazing and they look perfectly beautiful in your home...as if they belong there! I have not been over here in so long...I think I need to readd you to my bloglist because if you were on it then I wouldn't miss so many posts!!! I've had to readd some other blogs too. I don't know what happens, but I think when blogger changes things up sometimes things get messed up. So sorry it has been so long. Your blog and home are looking lovelier than ever. Joyeux Noel. ox`kerrie

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

What a score you got there! And it looks just beautiful in your home. Congrats!

Judy

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a wonderful win, and they look so pretty in your home! Doesn't your home smell great?
Enjoy your Christmas, and stay warm and cozy :-)
Blessings,
Marci

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh, Sandi --- you lucky lucky girl! Wasn't that the greatest giveaway from Maria?? She's the best!! The runner looks great under your sweet tree - so French! And that wreath over the adorable stockings.....just perfect! Love it all, Sandi! Your house looks so very pretty! :)

xoxo laurie

Patti said...

Lucky you...Your home looks lovely and I especially love the Paris room tree!! BTW, Where's the Anthropologie store you went to? Hope you got a bit of snow, if not, come to Syracuse, we had over 70" in 16 days!!

Cindy @ LeChaiseParfait said...

I really like the old mirror above the mantel it is so cute with the wreath on it.

Burlap Luxe said...

What a gift to behold, Congrats on that Giveaway win, there is to much beauty to behold.

Everything looks like a beautiful vintage Christmas over here, my kind of holiday!

Thank you for your visit to my place and my wire Christmas tree. You comment charmed me. I too am leaving here inspired by your Christmas decor.

Love your new header!
xx
Joyeux Noel
~Dore

saltbox treasures said...

Congrats on all of your giveaway wins!!! You must be very lucky! All of your decor is lovely! Merry Christmas!
~ Julie

Sarah said...

Wow! What great goodies! Lucky you!!!

Paula said...

Sandi- everything looks just gorgeous! You lucky girl, I so loved that wreath:)
Hope you're having a wonderful week!
paula

sweetpea said...

it's all soooo beautiful! congrats on winning the giveaway! love the tags! merry christmas and thank you for the wonderful comment you left me.

hugs,

shelley

Dreamy Whites said...

Dear Sandi,

I just wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!!!
THank you so much for posting about the packages....
I just love what you did with the runner!! It looks perfect around your tree! I also love where you put the wreath and the stockings! I am so glad you like everything. Thank you so much for entering my giveaway!
Have a Blessed Christmas!
Love,
Maria

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