Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Joy....

Merry, Merry!!
Sorry to post and ditch, but I think I'm so far behind I think I'm even behind for next Christmas already.  However, I've received some incredible gifts that have brought me such joy and I need to thank some people....Somehow, without the thanking, the gift does not seem complete.....

I want to start by thanking Mona from My Old Crow Primitives.  I won her recent holiday giveaway and WOO HOO - it was a truly special giveaway!! It came packaged so adorably I almost wanted to just put them under my tree and look at them for a few days.....ALMOST.
(Come on, you know me better than THAT!!)
  
I knew, from the photo on Mona's blog, that they were going to be good....but OH MY HECK!!!
Joy....PURE JOY!!

The most darling primitive black Santa in a mustard coat and hat....And, oh yeah, he's MINE!! YIPPEE!!  :o))))

And this precious, precious, pumpkin pinkeep:
 Love me my pumpkins, I do, I do!! And the detail and exquisite craftsmanship is incredible! 

I also received this sweet little liberty star....wish you could see the wonderful little cross-stitching all around the edges that Mona added:


Pretty incredible, huh? But...what truly astounds me is the amazing, amazing, workmanship in these things. Mona's work is like nothing I've seen...absolutely incredible.  Thank you, Mona, from the very bottom of my holiday heart....Each of these creations is a treasure to me and I'll have a little of you to bless my home all year long....

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I have also received several gifts in the mail....Wow. I think I will be carrying around some extra bags of guilt soon, as I got nary a card in the mail....and yet, I have been blessed over and over again by some of the most generous and caring people I've never met.....

First up:

A very, very, special gift from one of my dearest blogging buddies, Robin of The Primitive Hutch.  Wow....I really don't know what to say - except, Robin - you are amazing. And you touch my heart over and over again...in the most special of ways. You are so gifted and talented - and so generous, kind, and giving. When I grow up, I wanna be like you.

Robin sent me a wonderful package....with neatly wrapped packages inside:
 
And inside those neatly wrapped packages, these most wonderful treasures:
A "Lil Bean" votive and candle (in "coffee cake" scent), some Lindt Lindor Truffles (oh yummm!)....

The cutest dang Santa:

And this precious little "Christmas Joy" pinkeep:
Finished ever so neatly with little cross stitches all around the edge....ADORABLE! You really do some incredible work Girlfriend....

Thank you so very much, my friend....These are very special gifts to me....and are wonderful tokens to remind me always of the larger gift of your amazing friendship.....

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Next Up I received a box...and a mean a BIG box....from the sweetest Lil Raggedy Angie. Like SHE doesn't have enough of her own going on in her lil raggedy world - but she knew I was channeling the Grinch - or Ebeneezer - or perhaps both as of late, and decided to do some channeling of her own:



A little Cindy Lou Who Christmas in a box a la Raggedy style:
 And that isn't even all of it....I see I'm missing the little tags Angie included, and my special package of "cheer" from my darling kitteh Fudge...

But a few close-ups:
  Prim peppermint stick bundle...

Beeswax stars, snowman and birdie bowl fillers/ornies.....

 Candle sconce and candle....

 Prim burlap stockings.....(skinny - just in case I'm still channeling The Grinch come Christmas....)

A Raggedy Snow Dude.....

Thank you my dear lil raggedy...you're the bestest....
Thanks to you, there will be Christmas in the Nest....one way or another.... :o)

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I also received this wonderful beeswax Santa from the lovely and talented Pam at Baskets n Prims:


Pam is a incredibly multi-talented sweetheart....she makes beautiful baskets, stitcheries, and wax goodes....plus, they don't come much sweeter....She has a great selling blog (Primitive Basketcase) too....check it out (addiction likes company you know)....Thanks so much Pam...I love him!!

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And....lastly, but not leastly, I received this sweet little mitten ornament, and a beautiful card, from Tricia at Hillcrest Home Prims:


Thank you Tricia!!! I will smile and think of you every time I see this sweet little mitten....

And speaking of trees....yup....got one up finally:

 (Note: No topper...long, long, story....And only one gift under it - but, hey, it's wrapped....)

And a few outdoor decorations:



It's snowing now....light, gentle, and soft....I know so many of you are wishing for a white Christmas....Wish I could bottle this magic and send you some....truly.

Don't know when I'll be able to pop back in here, so I'll leave you with my Christmas wish for a season-full and more of blessings, love, joy and magic.....


50 comments:

Nancy said...

Wonderful delightful gifts! I ooohed and ahhhed at every photo. Your tree is beautiful! I wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

You are so very welcome!!!
I'm so glad you liked all your little goodies ~ your post was sweet ~ Thank-You!!!
I'm so loving all the other goodies you got too!
You didn't know you were so well LOVED!!!
Thanks for being such a great friend!!!
Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas my Friend!!!
Prim Blessings
From one Robin to the other!

Angie said...

What wonderful goodies! I'll take all the snow if you want to send it my way! Wishing you a joyous Christmas and Happy New Year!

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Oh wow, what beautiful gifts~ You deserve it, you are such a kind Lady.
I love your Christmas tree too! Merry Christmas~

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Some great gifts Robin. I am sure you will enjoy them.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Blessings,
Janet

basketsnprims said...

Robin ~ what lovely gifts and you so deserve them. You are just the sweetest! I have a few of Mona's creations and they are truly treasured. Her work is amazing. I love your tree and at least you have one wrapped gift under it ~ you are ahead of me, lol. Have a joyful and Merry Christmas, my friend.
hugs,
pam

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
Have you started on that addition yet?
Mona's work is truly incredible!!! All your new treasures are wonderful.
Merry Christmas!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Kim said...

Holy cow - so many great things! You are blessed. So, we both got our trees up but neither one of us ot any cards mailed.......sheesh (but it makes me feel less guilty about not sending mine)
Oh, and I don't have a tree topper this year either. Multiple attempts but my angel must have been sneaking my Baileys because she refused to stand up straight. She's now my fallen angel.

outjunking said...

Looks like Santa came early to nod. But why not your really not a cranky crow.
lisa

Angela said...

Robin, the sweetest of gifts for such a sweet and dear lady. So well deserved these goodies are. Hoping you have a wonderful Christmas and that your son is doing well. Even the heavens are smiling down on you with a beautiful white snowfall. How blessed you are. Tomorrow, the first day of winter and we are going to be in the 70's. At least we are not having tornados. so guess we are all blessed.
Hugs to you my friend
Angela

Ronda Tedder said...

Robin,,,So many wonderful gifts, so thoughtful of everyone. You are truly blessed my friend.. Merry Christmas!
~Ronda

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

My goodness Robin...are you on a streak..may I please rub your head!!!! I could use some of your good fortune....lol
What fantastic goodies you received. Love the wax Santa...how beautiful.
Well you have a wonderful Merry Christmas and I hope this all brings those ole Grinch thingies out of your life.
Hugs,
Karen

laurie said...

its wonderful to hear from you again, beautiful gifts, you are very lucky first to win so many give aways but most lucky to have so many good friends and we are so very lucky to have you!!

annie said...

Just wonderful, you must surely be on the Nice list. So happy for you, enjoy all!
Merry Christmas!

floweringmama said...

Wow! You definitely didn't make the naughty list year. Love love love the last picture!

Merry Christmas

Farmer's Wyfe said...

What pretty things you win!! And your outdoor decor is soooo cozy!! All of your decor is! Hey, I sent your giveaway to you, but you don't need to show it. I didn't package it very nicely...was in a huge hurry with 5 packages and 3 little kids to mail, trying not to mail the wrong things. :) Anyhow, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas...and send some white to us, please. I love white Christmases!!!

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

You must have been a good girl to receive all those prim goodies.
Love your tree...looks so cozy in the room, topper or no topper. Didn't even notice it wasn't there!!!
You have a Merry Christmas too, Robin. You been a dear, sweet friend to me. I cherish your replies!!
Christmas hugs,
Lois

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love all the christmas cheer you received..wonderful treasures..have a very merry christmas and all the best for the new year ahead.;)

Hillcresthome Prims said...

WOOOHOOO, You did get alot of great prim goodies. You are loved and I am one of your prim friends that loves ya.
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year from my family!!!!!
Christmas Hugs and Kisses to you my friend,
Tricia

BumbleBeeLane said...

Wonderful gifts from thoughtful friends! Truely drooling over the Santa you won I had fingers and toes crossed for that one..smile..It's been odd weather here in PA I'd love some of that snow would surely put me in the mood.Hugs!~Amy

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

What lovely gifts! They have found a good home in your beautiful crow's nest! I love the pictures of your tree and all the decorations. You are such a lovely (and funny) blogging friend...and these gifts show how much you are appreciated! I hope you have some time to enjoy the holiday week!
Merry Christmas!!
Courtney

Siobhan said...

Oh my goodness!! What amazing gifts, each and every one of them. I ADORE your decorations, too. That tub filled with greenery and lights is fantabulous.

Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

Stacy said...

Such wonderful treasures for a special crow :) I am soooo happy to see that tree up. The outside looks great too.
Christmas Blessings friend~Stacy

bettyj said...

What a wonderful group of blogging buddies you have! I haven't sent any cars either! I am carrying something in my car for 3 weeks and can't get to the PO! Are we twins, separated at birth? I didn't get any outside lights up this year at all! I did hang wreaths and big bows. I am with you on being behind on next Christmas already! lol I bet both of us will be ready on Christmas Day. I know I will, but getting there has been a challenge.Merry Christmas and I am so thankful our blogging paths have crossed this year.

Nicole said...

You sure were spoiled, you must have been really good this year ;) Your tree and lights look great!! I wish we could get a little dusting of snow here, but its just cold rain. Hope you have a wonderful day!!

xx,
Nicole

Theresa said...

Wow you really must have been a good girl this year for Santa to send so many special elves bearing gifts to you!!! Have a wonderful and beautiful Christmas and if you come up with a way to send some of the Christmas snow to us, put me at the top of the list please!!! t.xoxoxoxo

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Robin~ Girl you are so blessed with awesome prim friends~ these girls are so kind & generous~ and talented!!! Hugs to you~
smiles
Teresa

cindy said...

Robin, you are one lucky girl!! merry christmas!!

Christine said...

Oh the wonder and joy of the Christmas spirit! You are blessed and I know you will have a wonderful Christmas!
Wishing you every joy!
Christine

jennifer768 said...

That old Mr Grinch just got his butt kicked if you ask me my dear sweet friend.Love all the goodies that you were blessed with Miss Cranky Crow!Blogging buddies are the best people around !Your tree and decorations look awesome.Sending you a big old Christmas hug and wishes that your Christmas is very merry.Hugs,Jen

Raggedy Creations said...

Lovely goodies for a lovely lady. Merry Christmas my friend.

Big hug to you
Felicia

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

HoHoHo...looks like your Blog Santa's came calling to chase away the grench..Worked too you got the tree up and even got all kinds of goodies to decorate.

The tree is beautiful even without the tree topper..

I think the Spirit of christmas has made its way back into your heart and all will be well at the Cranky Crow's house this year!!

Merry Christmas Robin may your home be filled with warm blessings and happy moments no matter how small this Christmas Season!!

Hugs
Tonya

TheRustyThimble said...

HUGS to you Robin this Christmas Season. Love all of your Wonderful gifts

Merry Christmas
Brenda

Mary said...

Lovely gifts for such a sweet person! Very talented ladies! I love your outdoor decorations! Have a Merry Christmas! Hugs Mary

Suzanne said...

What thoughtful gifts from caring friends. May you have continued blessings throughout the New Year.
Merry Christmas Robin!

frontporchprims said...

Holy Crow lady. Merry Christmas to you. What wonderful gifts. And you deserve it too. I hope you have such a great time finding places for them all. Merry Christmas. -Steph-

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

lucky lil crow......
blessed with love!
sending mine your way...
best wishes for 2012!

old crow said...

Dear Robin, thank you so very much for the wonderful compliments!! Your words touch my heart!! So happy you are enjoying your primitives!! Thank you for always stopping in to leave your thoughfull comments!! Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!
Big Hugs to you!
Mona

Vicki said...

WOW! You are one lucky person! Enjoy your new gifts and have a wonderful Christmas!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Robin, I hope you have a most Wonderful Christmas!!!! AND! Go buy a lottery ticket, you have been one lucky gal... Most wonderful goodies and Ms. Angie has a heart of gold! have a glass of wine or 2, that helps with the Christmas spirit!!! OLM

Lynn said...

Robin,
Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and check on me! I love all the goodies you got! They are amazing! Wonderful goodies to a wonderful person!
Hugs and Merry Christmas!

Rhissanna said...

Such lovely things, Crow! I love the Santas and the pumpkin pincushion. And yes, it's never too late to put up the tree! Season's best greetings!

Barb said...

Hi Robin,
Fabulous goodies-you are one lucky crow!!
Have a wonderful Holiday!
Enjoy,
Barb

Wateringen said...

Dear Robin,

I wishing you a beautiful Christmas and a wonderful 2012!

Love and happinessssss..
Marijke from The Netherlands

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Robyn,
I am getting blogger give-away envy!
My goodness, so many wonderful goodies! Your tree is so pretty and I love your outdoor decor, perfect!
Hugs to you,
Cindy

Gettysburg Homestead said...

You received some wonderful goodies Robin!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Hi Robin: Boy did you receive some wonderful gifts!!! Love the Santa in the brown suit among all the others!! I also love how you put the evergreens N lights in the tin bucket outside...can't remember what it's called but I have one too...great idea for next year!! You can still use the iced ornaments on a year round prim tree...just use differnt punches/cutouts...I might even try a flag, a bunny or something springy in my next batch of bulbs. The possibilities are endless.
take care,
patti ;)

lilraggedyangie said...

I have nary a clue as to how I missed this post i am going to just however blame it on blogger ! I told you , you didnt have to fret over posting my goofiness just trying to be a clown lol you got lots more decorated than I and it looks fabulous I hope you have a great New Years and the year to come will turn your tail feathers right side up so you quit crankin so much lol I love ya I wish I could help ya study write courses something for ya but alas you would get fired before you got started big hugs lilraggedyangie

lilraggedyangie said...

and I so am green ...sick over all your lucky duckiness ...with envy but I cant think of a more deserving chickie !

Mary said...

You must stand at the end of your drive just waiting for the mailmans arrival every day. There's no chance you can be cranky with all thezse wonderful goodies coming your way.