Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cherished Gifts!!!

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Last year I won a giveaway on on Crystal's ~ Fairiebees blog and each month this year I received a handmade tatted lace snowflake. It was so exciting to take them all out and put them on my dining room Christmas tree! Aren't they gorgeous! I can't even imagine how much work goes into making one of these!!! I will always cherish them! She ended up making these for everyone that entered her giveaway!! Thank you so much Crystal! (if you click on these photos to enlarge them you can see more detail, it's just amazing)
The gifts below came from Tracey Connolly. These are breathtaking...these photos do not do them justice. Who knew a glittered key could look so good? Now I want to make some more of these! Thank you Tracey!
Can you believe there is more??? Yes! These beautiful glittered starfish ornaments are from "M" ~Tales from an OC Cottage. She also made the beautiful White Christmas garland I showed you in yesterday's post.
Also in the package was this cute little glittered blue bird below and she also sent a cute little chain made out of sheet music but my photo didn't turn out but you can see it on her blog here. Thank you "M".
I LOVE glitter now but I have to admit there was a time in my life when I was a neat-freak...okay I still am but not as much as I used to be...anyway back then, when Lauren was little I would not allow her to have any glitter in the house! People would give her art kits with glitter and I would throw them away!! I hated how it would get on everything! It drove me crazy!!! That's the good thing about getting older...the little things don't bug you as much anymore! Glitter is great, even if it ends up everywhere, including the dog!


Beth @ The Quilt Ladies said...

Have a beautiful holiday and know that we are all out here wishing you happiness, health and dreams for 2010. Merry Christmas !

Anonymous said...

What lovely cherished gifts you received. I consider your blog a gift each and every day I stop by for a visit. Here's a cute glitter story. My daughter and I decided to glitter pinecones one year to put in a basket. We used the spray glitter thinking it would be easy---well--me, my daughter and our house sparkled for weeks. Our poor cocker--she glittered for months. Two groomers later, I think it was sometime in July, the glitter was finally gone from her beautiful blond with red highlights coat. At least it was gold glitter and matched. Have a blessed Christmas and may all your dreams come true in 2010. Patty Ann

A Southern Rose said...

Merry Christmas Cindy to you and your family. I love your ornaments. So beautiful and so perfect for you. I come home everyday with glitter all over my hands,face,hair,etc. We sell glittered ornaments at work. I guess I will be sparkling on into January. At least until after all of the after Christmas sales and all of the ornaments are gone!

Lee Laurie

amyG said...

So Beautiful. I love glitter and BLING - the more the better. Everything is so pretty - Enjoy the holiday with your family.

Susan B said...

Everything is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your pictures.

Have a lovely Christmas with your family!

Constance said...

Everything is just beautiful. I especially love the snowflakes. Have a wonderful Holiday and thank you for sharing your beautiful home.


sadie said...

such beautiful gifts. I can see why you are so pleased with them. :O)

I like a tidy house, but I LOVE my little girl to have glitter. I have to brace myself, because you are right, it gets absolutely everywhere, but it makes her so happy. If she's happy, then I'm happy. She's three years old and I encourage her to make a mess!!!! Even if it takes me hours to clear it all up again.

Have a very merry Christmas
Sadie :o)

Unknown said...

Cindy, you tatted ornies are exquisite. What a beautiful home you havee ...

May your holidays be blessed & beautiful ~

Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~Marydon

Beverly said...

Cindy, it is all beautiful.

Your post really made me smile because I was thinking the very same thing about glitter just yesterday. I used to find it very annoying, and now I love all of the sparkle.

Pamela said...

Cindy, love the tatted snowflakes. You're right they are time consuming but worth every minute when someone appreciates them.

I've been meaning to suggest to you that you put together a calendar of photos from you home to sell on Etsy. May I be the first to reserve one because I believe they would be an immediate sell out.

Unknown said...

Have a very merry christmas and a happy new year Cindy!!!
I hope you will continue to inspire us with your beautiful interiors.

WendyBee said...

Dear Cindy,
I don't think I've ever left a comment on your blog before. May I wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and thank you for the lovely beauty that you bring to us all with each post. I cherish each one.

claudia said...

Merry Christmas from Tenerife!!!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Your decorations are just gorgeous! I'm so glad you got over your glitter phobia!

Tra La La Boom De Ay said...

Oh I LOOOOOOOOOVE it! Stealing the pics to put in my I want to do this private file. Ohhhhhh Im in trouble again with the glitter. hahahaha

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

These are all beautiful!! I am a glitter freak too! LOVE IT! And on a key? I'm gonna do that too!!

Cindy, I hope you and yours have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Lou Cinda :)

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Hi Cindy,
The tatted snowflakes are so gorgeous. I am glad to know someone still does that. My great grandmother tatted baby shoes for me almost 58 yrs. ago, and I still have them. I just love them,
they are so sweet. I thought it was a lost art, so glad to see people are still doing it.
Have you seen all the glitter ornaments walmart had for
$1. each. They were truly beautiful as are the ones on your tree! I bought a few and love them.
Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas hon,

Barbara Jacksier said...

What treasures! Tatting is hard, I've tried.

Your glittery ornaments are all lovely, but, of course, I'm partial to the starfish.

Merriest Christmas

Geovanna said...

Dear Cindy:

Whenever you visit and this is the first time that I write in English, thanks to the translator of gmail.

Congratulations, I love your blog, it hurts that I am far and can not participate in the challenges you have, but I admire your good taste.

That is the reason for many happy Christmas and New Year hope of success and prosperity.

They are my most sincere wishes to you and your family.

Greetings from Costa Rica.

Pura Vida


MrsMonicaLB said...

The gifts you received are beautiful!I love glitter and its everywhere right now!

zieloona said...

Everything is so beautiful.Christmas greetings and all good wishes for your health and happiness in the coming year !

Mary said...

Sooo beautiful, Cindy! Have a wonderful Christmas, and many blessings in the new year!

thefirstlady said...

Love those ornaments.

Elsie said...

Cindy~ I love your tattered ornaments. I crochet,I have
knitted,but when it came to
tatting,I never could get the
hang of it. Some day I'm going
to sit down and learn one way
or the other. I love the way
she put the buttons in with
the tatting. That is so unique.
All of your ornament gifts are
so pretty. And yep I was a lot
like you when it came to glitter.
But now I like it too,to a degree.
On the dog is o.k. but not in my
kitchen around food,that's where I
draw the line.LOL.. Its just so
darn pretty when the lights hit

Anonymous said...

Wonderful little pretties! OH, Cindy! I saw you featured in the magazine! It's a lovely layout! You're just the most famous one!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Wichrowe Wzgórza Ostoja said...

The magic of Christmas never ends and its greatest of gifts are family and friends...
Best Wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010 PATI

Cindy said...

What lovely little gifts! People are so sweet to give handmade gifts, there is nothing better. I know what you mean about being a neat freak and how getting older mellows you out. I am far more mellow... age has it's rewards, I guess. Your little home looks so lovely all dressed up for Christmas. Have a beautiful and blessed Christmas. Love and Hugs, Cindy S.

Decor To Adore said...

Such delightful loveliness.

May the peace of the season be yours.

Libby Buttons said...

Glitter leaves it's tril like a snail ~dosent it? Much more beautiful though. I usually end up with it on my face. Such gorgeous ornies. I love the starfish.
Wishing you a season of CoMfOrt & jOy!
LiBBy BuTTons

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas, Cindy! Thank YOU for the wonderful gift of your blog that you give to me each and every day throughout the year. It's been a tough year for us, but coming to "your place" almost every morning has been a sincere treat. That you'd put so much work, daily, into sharing your talents is so greatly appreciated by me. May God bless you and your family in the coming year.

Holland, MI

Glimpse of My World said...

Cindy, wanted to pop in and say MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!!

a pink-bee said...

The snowflakes were alot of fun to make :)~
Merry Christamas and Happy New Year wishes :)


Jen Beaudet said...

What a special giveaway to win! They're beautiful! Have a Merry Christmas!-Jennifer

Julie said...

Beautiful presants Cindy!

I am having a blog give away - if you are interested. Stop by and post a comment.

Esther Sunday said...

Beautiful, beautiful items from some very talented ladies!

sarah { abeachcottage } said...

Merry Christmas...enjoy!

thanks for your inspiration this year, love stopping by to you...


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Sandra said...

Hi Cindy! Wow, what a beautiful tree! I love all the gifts you received. Merry Christmas to you. :)