Thursday, December 8, 2011


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!I have been doing some decorating the past few days and I thought I would share a few pics of some of my favorite things.

Although it is hard to tell in the picture, all of the ornaments that I won in the OFG giveaway a couple of weeks ago are displayed on this tree.

This tree is in my kitchen by the back door. I love using the dried orange slices on my trees. When the lights shine through the oranges they are really beautiful. On the plus side....they are so easy to make.

The wall box is also in my kitchen. I added a little greenery, some lights and a very prim little snow girl for a festive touch.

This is an antique drawer that I painted and distressed, hung over my window that is now a wall box. I love filling it with my favorite things.

This is one of my favorite snowmen....notice the littler mouser (heehee!)

And finally....a picture of some snowmen I made a couple of years ago from a Kentucky Primitives pattern. Love those snowmen!!!

I also wanted to show you some pics of the goodies I recently won from a giveaway at WHITE SHEEP FARM. I was so excited when the box arrived yesterday. A hooked wool candlemat that is absolutely wonderful. My picture does not do it justice and for that I apologize. It is really beautiful!

Three gingerbread men that are prim perfect and smell divine. (I added the box and greenery to display them.)

And as if that wasn't enough, there was also a Yankee candle, scented what else but gingerbread, that didn't take me long to light and enjoy.

This is a pic of everything I received displayed in my kitchen next to my dried orange/gingerbread men tree. Thanks so much Teri for hosting the fun giveaway. I just love everything and am blessed to get to know you.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my Christmas decor.


holiday hugs,


Shirlee said...

It all looks beautiful! You have a knack for decorating, that's for sure! And lucky you to win those giveaway items! Blessings, Shirlee

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Carol,

Oh, what lovely Christmas trees and decorations you have. And, of course, I saw the mousers - gotta love those mousers. (o: We love our carolers so much.

What wonderful prezzies you received. It's always so exciting to receive a box filled with goodies. Thank you for sharing.

Heaps of Hugs

Mouse Blankets said...


I was so happy to see that you won the giveaway. I am amazed at the decorating, how beautiful and of course I love the mousers.
Thanks for the beautiful pictures.
Sue from Mouse Blankets

Danice said...

Oh Carol, what lovely items! 'So glad you won the giveaway. Your home is also beautiful and so well decorated. Happy holidays to yuo and your family :)

~Sara said...

Such a pretty home! I just love all of your snowmen and the little mousies! What wonderful items you received to add to the festive touch of your home. Christmas Blessings ~Sara

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Carol, I love all your wonderful pretties... so prim and wonderful! I do believe I spy something I recognize in the bottom picture...I hope you like your bed spring snowman!!

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Oh Carol, your house looks so cozy with all your Christmas treasures!

Tina's Primitive Attic said...

OMGosh I love it all..

annie said...

My goodness, your photos are just fabulous. I love them all, the mat you won is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Dear Carol, the decorations are so lovely. I agree about the orange slices, they look a bit like stained glass when the light shines through them. Did you make the snowman with the little mouser? There is something so sweet about the face, it just screams "hug me". Can you hug a snowman? If I didn't, I want to congratulate you on your win from White Sheep. The candle mat is beautiful, I am still in awe of the mat that I won from Margie at Hungry Hook. They are beautiful works of art, are they not? We are so lucky to have a bit of needleart history and a future heirloom.
Warm Holiday Wishes,

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

HI Carol - I adore that snowman - did you make him??? I'd love to find the pattern. Thanks for sharing pics of all your goodies.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Very~ pretty~ wonderful displays~ love your fav snowman the little mouse makes me giggle~

tlmann217 said...

I love the idea of the drawer over your window! What a great way to add more room for decorating! Now I gotta find a drawer or two like that!

Beckyjean said...

Very pretty Carol. Love the box of gingers!!

Have a wonderful evening~Becky

Lee Hill Primitives said...

OMG! Everything looks amazing. Love the snowman with the mouse. Warm and cozy Christmas.

Trace4J said...

Beautiful trees. I love to dry oranges too.
And bestill my heart I LOVE GINGERS!!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Gorgeous trees Miss Mousemaker of Mousemakers...absolutely gorgeous. I would love to do some orange slices sometime - tried them once years ago, and ummmmm....they didn't turn out so good - kind of had dried rinds - don't know what happened to the "flesh" parts. And I absolutely ADORE that snowman with the little mouser in his hands....did you make him too??? Awwwww.....he is so, so, precious!! Glad to see there some holiday going on at Buttermilk Creek's a little sparse here in Nod. Congratulations on your wonderful win from Teri....that was my choice of her lovely offerings! Wishing you a wonderful and blessing-filled Friday....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wonderful Christmas displays!!!
Love that snowman with the mouse!
Congrats on your wonderful wins from Teri!
Prim Blessings

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The gingerbread men are so perfect in that crate! I know your kitchen smells amazing! Happy holidays! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

PS Did you make your favorite snowman with the little mouser...he is beautiful! ♥

Mary said...

Good morning Carol, WOoooow awesome decorating, your trees and home are just beautiful! I love the orange slices and gingerbread to decorate trees with...something so simple looks and smells so wonderful. I have to agree with everyone else..I am so loving that snoowman with the mouse....he has the most sweetest face, wondering minds want to know.....Did you make him??? heheh
Isn't it so nice to have lil' piece's of love from our friends to decorate our homes with.....Thank you for sharing my friend. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs Mary

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

I just love your trees and Christmas decorating!

Merry Christmas Carol!!

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Carol, your decorating is awesome, I especially love your snowmen and mice. I will have to check about getting me some of your wonderful mice sometime. Wishing you a lovely Christmas! Hugs, Lecia