I just wanted to share a couple of packages I received in the mail this week. I put them under the tree and opened them on Christmas day, hehe.
Debbie over at Goat Creek made this adorable salt dough crow. What's even neater is that her dear sister friend Holli from Where the Rooster Crows donated from her own pocket $1.00 for every crow bought, to MS research. Well I couldn't pass up such a cute crow and for a wonderful cause! He is so cute, thank you Debbie, you did a wonderful job on him! Thank you also to Holli for having such a sweet and loving heart!
I was beyond thrilled when I learned that I had won Kerri from The Calico Rabbit's Christmas giveaway! Here is a picture from Kerri's blog of all the wonderful goodies that I won:
It's always so fun to decorate with giveaway winnings, isn't it? I thought the little pillow fit perfectly in this black wooden tray sitting next to a homemade rolling pin that my Dad made years ago (I treasure this piece!).
These peppermint sticks are the cutest! I love the vintage tag and homespun that Kerri used on the bag. They look right at home in this vintage bowl I bought last week at Hobby Lobby for only $3!
This bowl of pine cones, greens, and apples really needed something but I just didn't know what to put with it. Kerri's gorgeous pillow completes the look! Kerri, the stitching is perfect and I love the variegated look of the words. It is truly beautiful!!
I'm so glad this wonderful greenery garland with berries was part of the giveaway. I never made it outside this year to collect some pine boughs from my pine trees down by the pond. Our country roads are overflowing with winterberry and I never had time to collect the beautiful berries either so it was wonderful to have some greens in the home!
Also part of Kerri's giveaway was a beautiful red wooden bead garland. I have been on the lookout for wooden garland and all I can ever find is the plastic stuff so I was glad to get that too!
Thank you girls for your generosity! Go check out these wonderful girls' blogs, you won't be disappointed.
Well, I've been laid up since Christmas evening. As I put on my facebook status just a few minutes back "I'm sitting here by the fireplace surrounded by pillows, blanket, toilet paper (to blow my nose, haha, thought I better clear that up), Mentholatum, Mucinex DM, and my laptop. Even though it really stinks to get sick Christmas evening, I am blessed to be feeling somewhat better already and so very thankful for my wonderful family that cleaned up all the Christmas aftermath for me."
I am truly blessed and had such a wonderful Christmas surrounded by loving family and friends. I hope you did too. Looking forward to what the new year holds for the Berry homestead. Much love to you all~