Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lucky me!

Why the first picture?? Well I just don't know.... I got it off of a french or german site with copyright free images years ago and since I am not a big collector/decorator for Thanksgiving...I thought I would share this poultry pic....hee! hee!
Anyway! I have been the lucky winner of Eleanor from Bit of Heaven's giveaway!
When I won, she said it would be a surprise.... and look at the lovelies she sent me:

A pretty journal, some xmas cupcake picks which I am using for appetizer picks and some beautiful christmas tags.... also, that darling Alice card..... Thank you Ele! Years ago, my mom started a tradition of making 3 huge pots of soup and fresh bread and then she had the family all bring appetizers and we finished it off with homemade desserts on Christmas Eve.
Well, she got sick, my dad passed away and she had more health problems and that tradition just went by the wayside. Well, I am excited that this year we are bringing it back!
I am going to use the cute appetizer picks with our Christmas celebration... I can't wait!!!

Now, I know halloween has passed, but I just had to share with you the fun goodies my husband brought home today after going garage-saling! Vintage Halloween!!!!
Be still my beating heart! I love it all!!!! I have always wanted to collect vintage halloween but it is out of my price range....I just love the vintage noisemaker and celluloid candy containers! Can't wait till next year to put them out!
Well, I have a post ready for white wednesday, so I will see you then! Have a wonderful few days! karen......


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I'm glad you liked your goodies. The picks will be perfect for appetizers. IT sounds like a wonderful tradition. I know how hard it can be to keep something going after someone passes away, but it will be very special for your family to renew this tradition.

Patti's Artful Design said...

Hi are my kind of artist...a recycle queen! I love to do the same! Thank you for stopping by and entering my "NOEL" Seashell Letter giveaway and also for becoming a follower! I will do the same. And, thank you for that kind comment....drop by often! Have a wonderful day!