Our big snowfall has melted (ho, ho, ho) and I've now resorted to spray on snow. I'm trying to set a wintery background in which to display this adorable little bird and nest that I was lucky enough to win in a recent giveaway. The giveaway was held by Katty of Katty's Cosy Cove. Katty was watching the birds outside her window one day and decided she'd like to crochet some ~ so she did and then offered two of them and their nests in her generous giveaway.
The other one is perched in my bookcase with a nest full of Shiny Brite eggs for Christmas. These little birdies and nests are so soft and pretty. I know that I will have so much fun using them in different ways in each season. I am amazed at such talent. If you have not visited Katty's blog, I would recommend it highly. I promise you will be inspired by her talents. Thank you very much, Katty.
Coincidentally when I sat down to prepare this post I noticed that this is my 200th post. I'm thinking that means it's time for me to do a little giveaway of my own. So ....
I've put together a little giveaway starting with this petite Santa and Snowman salt and pepper set.
Since I love vintage items, I thought I would add a couple of Christmassy hot pads. I wish I could say I made them for you, but that would be stretching the truth. I feel pretty sure they were made long ago by a sweet little grandmother who embraced a happy home as much as I do.
Because nobody likes water rings left on furniture from glasses set down without coasters ... a set of four coasters. These coasters are made of plastic and you slide a cocktail napkin between the layers of plastic to absorb the moisture. Very fun to change the napkins to fit the season thus changing the looks of your coasters. I know they don't look too exciting in the photo.
So, I've added a package of napkins to get you started.
These napkins reflect a peaceful feeling to me. At this busy time of year, I wish you all some moments of peace. Some time to slow down a bit and enjoy the beauty of the Christmas season. When I saw the blue and white cup and saucer I thought perhaps I should add a touch of blue to the package.
So, I visited the box of hotpads that I've collected over the years and selected this blue and white one made to look like a cup and saucer. I suppose to those of you who have come to know me through this blog, it won't surprise you that it wasn't complete without a touch of blue :).
If you'd like to enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on this post before midnight on Monday, December 13th. I'll post the winner on the 14th. If you don't have a blog, leave your e-mail address in your comment so that I may contact you.
Good luck to all.