Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I just thought I would take a quick minute and share a new project with you.  It is a work in progress....put on hold for me to do my Christmas baking this week.  But I still wanted to share what I am doing.....Here is a pic:

The tree is sitting inside a large paper mache container that I painted red over black and distressed.  The Santa ornies are a cute pattern from Old Homestead Barn.  Some red berries stuck in here and there along with some small red balls and there you have it...my Santa tree.  I still need ot put together several santas as the back of the tree is bare.  Looking forward to getting back to it.

The tree sets on an old crock in my diningroom.  Next year that area will be designated for Santas only...ha!

On a different note, I wanted to share an adorable snowman that I was blessed to win from Vicky of PAINTSPOTS AND SPLINTERS.  I am a diehard collector of snowmen and this one is just sooooo special!  He will be a "forever" favorite.   Vicky is such a dear, sweet gal and a very talented artist and offers some wonderful wood and fabric whimsical items in her etsy.  If you would like to peruse her shop and check out her handmade goods just click HERE.

I want to wish each and every one of you a very safe and Merry Christmas.  It is my hope that your holiday season is filled with family and love.

warmest holiday hugs,



Vicky said...

Oh, I want to make one of those! I've seen them with snowmen, too! So glad you're happy with your Man in white!! The BEST part of a Giveaway is the happiness it brings to others!
Merry Christmas!

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Carol,

Oh, I need to buy one of your trees for Mom. She would be so bearcited. It is bee-u-tee-ful.

Prudence ♥

jennifer768 said...

Carol,love,love your tree! Now I want one too.
LOL!Maybe by next year.Sweet winnings from Vicky,she is very talented.Christmas Blessings,Jen

Danice said...

Pretty snowman you won, Carol. I also love your Christmas tree. The red and black paper mache container is very creative. Wishing you and your family happy holidays also :)

Lynn said...

The tree is lovely.Congratulations on all the wonderful goodies you have won this year!! It is like Christmas everyday with those packages arriving! I can't think of a sweeter person to have some awesome goodies this time of year. I love your sweet Santas. I have been searching high and low in my area for the style of primitive trees I see here in blogland but nothing so far!! I can order of the internet but would rather find one around here. But, oh well. Merry Christmas,


I love your tree, the santa hat on top is great! I won a give-away from Vicky and she is a sweetie. I hope you have a Merry Christmas. Cyndy

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Carol, love your sweet Santa tree, those are great prim Santa`s......cute snowman to you won from Vicki and I hear you won the big giveaway from Breanda, lots of goodies there my friend, Congrats.....Happy Holidays, Francine.

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Very cute santa tree my friend, love it love it!! Vicki surely sent you an adorable snowman. How do you have room for all of your winnings????? lol


Dixie n Dottie said...

Looks great! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

Theresa said...

Carol I really love your Santa tree....great ornaments!!!!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Hello Carol!
I just LOVE your Santa Tree! So Beautiful and what a wonderful idea!
You have been on a winning streak lately. Winning some wonderful goodies, you have!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!


Beckyjean said...

Your tree is beautiful Carol!!

Have a great night~Becky

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Carol, I love your tree, you are so creative. Congratulations on winning that beautiful snowman. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas my prim friend. hugs,Lecia

Mary said...

Oh my goodness what an awesome tree, I LOVE it! Love how you used the paper mache container to put it in. Congratulations on all your new treasures, they couldn't have went to a more loving home! Love the snowman,Vickie is so talented and always coming up with something awesome that she has created! Now.....Can you send a little of that lucky streak over my way? heheheh
Wishing you a wonderful day...
Big Hugs Mary

Cindi said...

Your tree is so special that it could be out all year round just to make you smile! SO CUTE!!
You have a blessed Christmas also!
Be blessed,

Karen said...

Your Santa tree is beautiful...or cute...whatever the description...lol
I love the Santa pattern - I may have to check it out.

I too was an avid Snowman collector but for some reason STOPPED and now I have a Rubbermaid bin full of them.

Thanks for sharing your special tree and snowman.


Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Hi Carol, I love this Christmas posting ... all so cheerful and festive. The Santa tree is wonderful and I especially like the idea of Santa's Cap for a tree topper. Perfect!
Just want to wish you and yours a Blessed Christmas with Love and Peace, Barb

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I love the Santa tree. I like the paper mache container too. Santa's hat makes the perfect tree topper!

We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

and all the bears
who live at
Honeypot Lane

Firecracker Kid said...

Well of course your Santa tree is and will be spectacular when you have it finished. I see you've won a lot of giveaways you lucky gal :) Vicky's snowman sure looks good in your home.
Happy and Merry Christmas to you and yours too.


annie said...

Merry Christmas! I love the tree in the crock!

Milly Me® Teddy Bears said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Carol.
I think we are all working on our own X-mas projects. Pop over to my blog to see mine (be aware it's a XL post...LOL)
Anyway, thanks for your lovely blogposts and blog comments on my blog. I very much appreciate it. I hope to stay virtual friends next year too.

Warmest Season's Greetings from Holland, Thea xoxo

Barb said...

Hi Carol,
LOVE your tree--so fun and festive!
Congratulations on your win from Vicky! Her work is outstanding!
Merry Christmas to you!