Saturday, November 28, 2009

BUSY and Peeks of Vintage Christmas Decor

Some of my vintage Christmas treasures. The star is glass beads from Germany I think. I have 4 different ones and some garland. When I get out the rest of the decorations and I remember...I'll take a photo of them.
The sweet treasures about I won from Diane at Saturday Finds. Thank you Diane! The little treat cup I bought from her. She makes darling treasures.

These fall treasures I won from Debbie Kay at My Vintage Daydreams. Thank You Debbie. It was fun to have new fall treasures just in time for Thanksgiving.

Thank You Linda from Linda n Jake. I was 1 of 4 winners of her giveaway. Gifts from her recent vacation in Maui :) Yes..the candy is already gone. Between hubby and ME...sweets don't last long at this house!!!

I KNOW....I am just as surprised as you are that I won all these giveaways!!! I am very thankful for all the new treasures. :)

Before and after of a couple of pieces of small furniture for resell.

Wow..the week went by quickly and I did get a few projects done :) See the cards on the stand, they are for the card swap on Thursday. I made ATC cards for one swap, Christmas tags for another and an altered cabinet card for that swap, which I already sent out. BUSY, Busy, busy!!!
Today we went and cut our Christmas tree. I put up the lights tonight, white ones and will finish decorating tomorrow after I help decorate the church. Kailee is coming along and helping too!
We will be decorating the church after the last service. I'll try to remember to take my camera along and take photos.
Thanksgiving went well. 7 of us and 3 dogs. One of hubby's sons said he was coming and ended up a no show. I made the turkey, mashed potatoes, real gravy with Mom's help, corn, broccoli, cheesy potatoes, homemade cranberry relish and Mom made pumpkin and banana cream pies. Yummy!!!
I will also tell you that we did something very CRAZY and I'll share that with you later this week. I was caught up in the moment....stay tuned!!!
I went out Friday morning and did some shopping. Just picked up a few things and since I was out after 7:30 AM...I was in and out of the stores. Did anyone else do some shopping?
I still need to make a few Christmas cards, decorate, bake cookies for an exchange next week and finish up my shopping. How are you coming along?
The next sale at HQ starts the that means getting more things out to my space. The sales for November were nice!!! Of course that is Christmas money!!!
Deb :)


Emily said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving!! I went out shopping on Black Friday as well. Last year I bought some electronics so this year was spent with my mom at Joann's for all the doorbuster specials. I love the glass beads for Christmas...can't wait to see how you use them!!


Linda said...

Deb, dinner and your Thanksgiving day both sound lovely. I did a bit of shopping on Friday too, it was fun and I found some nice gifts, started my decorating today and really looking forward to Christmas.
The furniture re-dos looks great and what neat gifties you won. hugs, Linda

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Deb, you can get more done than anybody I know. I know that your Thanksgiving dinner was delicious! The furniture you painted looked great! Congratulations on your winnings! I'm so happy for you! Have a great Sunday! Twyla

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

It sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving. I had a house full. I am finally coming out of my food coma. LOL
I did not do any shopping on Friday. I am not that brave! My granddaughters helped me decorate the tree on Friday. I forgot how many ornaments I had. The girls were laughing because I kept pulling out the ornaments and they kept wondering where all of them were going to go. They still can't believe that we got ALL of them on the tree. It looks beautiful.
Take care, Sue

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I went out afer 11:00 and did a little shoping. I bought a new Christmas sweater. I wish you a great week...m.

Theresa said...

Sound like you have been one busy Gal! I love the vintage ornaments, they are precious. Your before and after pictures of the furniture are breathtaking. White paint can do wonders! Love to hear about your Thanksgiving and all the good food:) Have a blessed day my Friend!

Linda said...

You are one Busy gal! I also had a nice Thanksgiving. I did a little Thrifting on Friday but stayed away from other retail stores. Got a great find and will be sharing it this week. Love the glass beads and look forward to your sharing some Christmas decor!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hi, Deb! Busy, busy, busy! Fun, fun, fun!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who wins lots of give aways! Sometimes I feel guilty! Not so much so that I don't enter them, though! Ha! I love that acordian angel that you won from Diane! ♥

Protector of Vintage said...

Love all the beautiful items you won recently and your Thanksgiving meal sounded delicious. I took my nieces to MOA on Friday to enjoy the shopping! Glad to hear HQ sales went well for you.

Dogwood said...

I really love you Vintage Christmas decorations. So sweet. That furniture is so lovely after the paint job. Do you like painting furniture? I have had two little stools for two years now and have yet to get them painted! I guess it is not my favorite thing to do.

What a fun day out cutting your Christmas Tree. Making lots of nice family memories!

You are the winningest winner of the month. You deserve it!

Sher said...

You've been having a lot of fun lately! Hardly seems like work, huh? ; )

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I love the old bottle brush Christmas trees that have revived again in Christmas decorating. I have a few of my mom's and treasure them.

I've still got so much to do for Christmas yet but the decorations are up!

Hugs, Sherry

~~Carol~~ said...

Gee Deb, you've been busy busy! You should join in the Vintage Christmas Monday party at Anything Goes Here! I'm sure you've got ALOT more than what you showed here!
Take care,

Just Between Us Girls said...

Hi Deb,
I love all you vintage Christmas decorations and the furniture you gave new life to with a fresh coat of paint. Have a grand week.
Happy days,

Joy said...

Deb, what wonderful treasures you found. Thank you so much for the package I got in the mail from you too with the wonderful little Joy
picture you made and goodies. I am going to post about it tomorrow. I can show everything but the candy...we ate it already. :)
Your the sweetest!

Jane said...

You are one lucky gal winning all those giveaways!!
Sounds like a busy but fun weekend for you. Time always goes much too fast and the holiday is here and gone before you know it.

goldenbird said...

Congrats on your winning streak! I love what you did with the furniture ... I have a *thing* for white furniture. Glad to read you had a nice Thanksgiving. I finished my ATC's, too, and got them mailed out today. I think the holidays are motivating us to get it done!


Lori said...

Hi Deb
Noticed you asked Noelle about the tag tree, I had posted a picture a few posts back of it. I hope to on Tuesday put the pictures up of each tag individually and who won the give away for helping me out. Check back at rufflesribbonsandroses.blogspot.

Nerm said...

Wow! I love all your Christmas goodies esp. those vintage beaded ones. Also congrats on all the giveaways-lucky duck. Glad your Thanksgiving went so nicely. Nerm

New York Vintage Linens said...

Nice to meet you!
I think we are all Garage Sale Gals- Love your blog

Erica said...

I just found your blog and I will follow it now, you have so many nice things....... love your doggy's. I can see that you had a very busy Thanksgiving.

Queenie said...

Hey Deb!
Your furniture before and afters look amazing! I love the transformation...and you can't go wrong with looks so fresh. Congrats on all of your lovely wins! I think your Vintage Christmas Treasures are precious too. Girl, I have been so busy too, like you. It seems like the days get away from me before I even know it, I told hubby the other night that I wish I could have 50 hours in a day! LOL! You had asked me what projects I was working on lately, well, more faux desserts to give to as presents for the girls in the family Mama's and sister in-laws. That's kept me busy...making all those clay roses! LOL! I am gonna use some of that vintage wrapping paper to cover some clothes pins that I painted pink too sometime this week. That will be fun, just gotta get the time to do that. Hope you are having a fun and happy holiday season! I'll be checking back to see you tree! Can't hardly wait...I know it will be so pretty!
Talk to ya later,
Big Hugs,

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your vintage decorations and the furniture is awesome!