Friday, December 5, 2008

A Little Christmas Glitz, Shopping, and Giveaway Reminder

First of all I want to thank all my dear readers who have signed up for my "giveaway". If you haven't signed up yet, you have until Sunday, Dec. 7th at midnight. Check out my previous post for instructions and make sure you leave your comment on that post and not this one to sign up. Only one entry per person please.
Today I took a much needed day off and went shopping with my dear friend Susie. I scored this cute little lamp at Kirland's in Kansas City, MO for $19.95!
I haven't gotten very far with my Christmas decorating, but will share what I have gotten done.
This is an old Christmas post card of our home as it originally looked. It has been passed down from family to family over the years as the house has taken on new owners. I wish that old evergreen tree was still here.
You can click on any of the photos for a closer view.

Santa's helpers

My faux painted fireplace

My old skates

One more giveaway before Christmas, so keep watching!


  1. Gosh - where do I begin? Your painting techniques are stupendous! What a lovely find of inspiration you are to me...

    Love the touches of the season in your home - especially the skates. BTW, how do you enable a picture to be enlarged by clicking on it? I would love to incorporate that into my spot. :)

    As a fellow artist, I need to grab a cup of coffee and just soak up your creations and exquisite skill. Unfortunately, it is nearing 2 a.m. and coffee would not do me well. So, I'll have to take this trek of exploration without my cozy cup -

    What a find indeed ... will certainly be popping back for visits. Thanks for sharing!


  2. wow! if you hadn't mentioned i would not have noticed that it was faux! and the skates are so pretty...

  3. So unique! I just adore what you are doing with your decorations! The postcard is so charming.

  4. Your home looks so serene, calm and welcoming.

  5. Hi Catherine, Your new lamp is really nice. Don't you just love Kirklands? That is one of my favorite places to shop! I enjoyed all your decorations. That postcard of your home is really pretty.

  6. It all looks simply beautiful Cathie. I love your skates :)

    The old postcard is so neat! How wonderful that every owner has passed it on to the next.

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  7. Catherine,

    Thank you so much for your prayers. They must have helped, because I am doing much better.

    Love Melissa

  8. What a lovely blog you have. I just came over from Cynthia's to sign up for you adorable cupcake picture and am loving your work. So nice to meet you.

  9. Catherine,

    I just wanted to let you know that I posted about your cupcake painting giveaway. I linked your blog to the post.

    Ah, your artwork is truly beautiful.

    Love Melissa

  10. Beautiful! Love the ice skates!
    Happy Saturday!
    kari & kijsa

  11. Your home is just lovely! That postcard is such a precious treasure to have. And I will admit total jealousy at your old Underwood typewriter!!! :-)

  12. That is amazing that you have that wonderful postcard documenting your home's history! How precious that must be! I like how you've showcased it on the vintage typewriter.


  13. I love your house, Cathie. That old! What a wonderful keepsake.

    Your Christmas decor is beautiful. I'm looking for some ice skates. Maybe I'll find them, this year. I found some men's skates last year, but I want ladies skates.

    Have a great week!

  14. It looks like Christmas at your home :), I love your skates! it reminds me of my Mother, she loved to skate, I wish she still had hers :)

  15. Love all your wintry decor! The fireplace is gorgeous!

  16. It is looking very Christmasy at your home. I love the vintage post card of your house! What a great thing, that you have that.

  17. That old typewriter that the postcard is sitting on is so neat! And your house has so much character! Have you ever painted it in one of your works? The fireplace is amazing. I enlarged the picture and I can hardly tell that it's painted and not real trim and embellishments. Great job!

  18. Love the vintage items that you incorporated into your Christmas Decour. Very charming!

  19. Cathy, I haven't visited you before and I am glad I found you through Rue's blog. I adore the vintage postcard. Your home looks wonderful. I too love your skates. The Santa's helpers photo is fun!
    I am checking out your art and home portraits.

    Nice to meet you.


  20. Your home looks beautiful in the old postcard...and the interior photos you've shown are wonderful your mantel. ;-) Bo

  21. Good morning Catherine...Well, NUTS is all I can say after I realized I missed your latest giveaway. Someone is asleep at the switch and it would seem to be me. : )

    Your cupcake painting is wonderful, I love it but I love all your work so what can I say.

    You are not alone saying that you haven't gotten a lot done yet for the holidays, I'm in the same boat. I'm putting up my tree this week, finally, but just haven't wanted to do it up until now. Yesterday I also put up a wreath and Christmas flag outside.

    Your faux painted fireplace is wonderful and it certainly looks like you've gotten much further then me on the decoration front. : )



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