Sunday, December 12, 2010

Rachel's Christmas Decor and a GIVEAWAY

Thanks for participating in this
GIVEAWAY....it is now closed.

It's beginning to look a lot like

and that means it's time for a few
GIVEAWAYS!
 The first will be any 2 Christmas Stockings from my Etsy Store -- you can check them out *HERE*.


Road Rules for getting up to 4 entries...
  1. Become a follower (or if you already are one) - leave a comment letting me know. 
  2. Leave any comment on this post.
  3. Grab my button and leave a comment letting me know.
  4. Blog about the giveaway on your blog linking back and leave a comment letting me know.
Good Luck!!!


This giveaway ends Sunday, December 19  and the winner will be 
announced Tuesday, December 21.



My friend (and cousin) Rachel has a faaaabuuulous house, darling, and she has made it even more beautiful for Christmas.  I love it and I thought I'd share her pictures with you all so you can love it, too.




The "Noel" wall art on the mantel is Rachel's $8 version of this Pottery Barn piece. She got the idea to do her own from Frugal with a Flourish.


She purchased the letters from Michaels for $2 each.  They're held together on the back with...and this part runs in the the family...plastic spoon handles!  Oh, and hot glue, of course...








The branches were from Rachel's backyard, spray painted silver, with silver leaf ornaments hung from the limbs.  Super smart, Rach.



This is a paper star, from the Dollar Tree. She decoupaged it with sheet music.


I like the jute wrapped candlestick, too.


 
The piano graphic came from The Graphics Fairy and was printed on a sheet of music. How perfect.




 I love her simple burlap runner.





I hope you enjoyed the tour.

Thanks for letting me share your pics, Rachel!  They're gorgeous!




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my Etsy Store...



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149 comments:

  1. Your stockings are beautiful! I follow and love your stuff! Thanks for the tour around - I love that outdoor fireplace.

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  2. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing and hosting the giveaway!!!

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  3. And would love to win one of your stockings!!

    ~Trisha

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  4. Oh my goodness, I hope I win the two stockings! I would choose the two cream ones!! They are so beautiful!!
    I am a follower!!
    Your sister's house is gorgeous!! I love how she decoupaged the star! The Dollar Tree has amazing stuff you can enhance into an elegant decoration!!

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  5. Love your stockings! Beautiful!

    Your cousin has a lovely home!

    Oh, and I grabbed your button!

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  6. She did a great job decorating her home - who doesn't want an outdoor fireplace? Long time follower :)

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  7. I LOVE your blog and your home is just beautiful!

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  8. Blogged about your beautiful stockings!

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  9. I love Rachel's home...SO much inspiration there! Fun giveaway!

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  10. I posted the giveaway on my sidebar, too!

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  11. I'm making that same Noel sign and I wasn't sure how to keep the letters together, now I know, plastic spoons. Thanks!

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  12. ...all very pretty at Rachel's house; love the pink color she used on the tree. Lots of other great ideas too. Thanks. (-:

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  13. Rachel's decor is super cute.... makes me feel a little like a slacker.

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  14. Lindy is being too modest! She provided the consultation and inspiration for my decor!
    Rachel

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  15. Your stocking are beautiful! I also love your cousin's home. She has so many wonderful things. I love the square silver wreath. Did she make it?

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  16. Love your beautiful stockings! The Christmas decor is just wonderful!

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  17. Those stockings are adorable. I want new stockings for next year!

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  18. I also posted your giveaway at the top of my sidebar. Can you tell I really want a stocking!!

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  19. Thanks to you AND Rachel for that tour.

    It is beautiful and full of inspirational ides!

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  20. Love her fireplace...soooo PRETTY!!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  21. I'm one happy follower and I love your GIVEAWAY...so please count me in!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  22. I am a new follower of your lovely blog! Suzie purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

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  23. Rachels home is beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing.

    Hugs, Dolly

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  24. I am a followerrrrrrrr.....

    Smiles
    Dolly

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  25. You have so many beautiful Holiday ideas on your blog! thanks for the chance to win a gorgeous stocking! Suzie purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

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  26. I follow your blog :)

    mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

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  27. I LOVE Rachel's house.....so many inspiring ideas!!

    mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

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  28. Thanks for the Christmas decor inspiration!

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  29. Happy Holidays to you- I just became a follower and I LOVE your stockings- thanks for the chance to win one of them....

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  30. I'm a follower! And replacing my stockings to go with the overall decor of my den is on my "after-Christmas-search-for-bargains" list, so winning one would be fantastic!

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  31. I so enjoy your blog now that I am a homeowner! I love those stockings with the little upturned toe and ruffle. I'd love to win one!

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  32. I'm definitely going to have to make that Noel sign. Too bad Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays (actually, I think it's a good thing, but why is it I always come up with ideas on Sundays but have to wait to get supplies until Monday...sigh).

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  33. I also put your button on my blog! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  34. I'm a follower...the stockings are gorgeous!

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  35. I'll have to scour the dollar tree for that paper star...haven't seen them there before.

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  36. I LOVE IT ALL....You have out done yourself.. Love the NOEL idea..really cute..

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  37. I'm a follower...and I need some stockings! Off to check them out!

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  38. I'm in love with the elegant cream and elegant cream and gold!

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  39. I love the NOEL letters...and I am a sucker for stars!!! Super cute house your friend has! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Love your ideas! I can actually visualize some of them where I live in the south! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
    Jan

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  41. I follow thru Google Reader. Thanks for the giveaway!
    twelve30@gmail.com

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  42. You have such great ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.
    twelve30@gmail.com

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  43. I'm a follower. Thanks!

    tkcharlesworth@aol.com

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  44. These stockings are adorable...and I'd love to win! Thank you!

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  45. Thanks for the opportunity! I love your stockings. They are sooo cute!

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  46. Hi Lindy! Oh, I would love the opportunity to win a stocking! They're lovely! I'm a follower! :)
    Now thank you for sharing Rachelle's home - it's lovely and she is very crafty and creative.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  47. Oh Lindy! I can see that she is as talented as you are! I love the spoon handle idea! Another blogger tip to add to my file! She did a great job decorating her house...and I really like those silver sprayed branches. Good job..thank her for sharing them with us! xxoo Diana

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  48. Oooopppsss. Forgot to say..sign me up for the giveaway. You know I am a follower...and I'm commenting..so there ya go! Hugs-Diana

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  49. These stockings are all so beautiful! Thank you and please enter me for a chance to win!

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  50. I love the stockings and I love your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway!! Please put my name in the hat, I would adore new stocking for my hubby and I.

    Mary L

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  51. Hi Lindy, Your christmas stockings are so much fun, and Rachel's house is beautifully decorated for Christmas. Love to see the PB knockoffs at such prices! i hope I win! Come see my giveaway! Linda

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  52. Could Rachel decorate my house next year? :-) I am soooo swiping that Noel idea.
    Just became a follower.
    Jan

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  53. I *heart* your blog. Thank you for the chance to win. Lisa

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  54. Rachel's home is beautiful, thanks for sharing. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  55. I am posting your button on my sidebar.

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  56. Hi Lindy,
    I'm certainly a follower!

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  57. Lindy,
    I enjoyed not only your tour but also your cousin's home tour. Thanks for sharing!
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  58. I'm a new follower! :O)

    I am in awe of your mantle and tree. They are perfection, and I love that you weren't kidding when you said no surface was safe in your home!!! lol

    Aside from the Christmas decorations, I love your home decor... just divine!

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  59. Your stockings are so cute! I'd love to win :)

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  60. I LOVE these cute as can be stockings. I would love to win a couple of these cuties.
    Thanks so much for the chance.
    xo bj

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  61. I have been a follower for a while now.

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  62. I just signed up to follow...won't you please, pretty please, come follow along with me? :))

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  63. And, I posted your giveaway on my sidebar linking back here.
    I'm having a giveaway too. Maybe you can drop by and check it out.
    Thanks.
    Rhonda

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  64. I took your button home with me..:))

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  65. I will post your giveaway on my sidebar.
    Thanks again for the generous giveaway.
    Merriest Christmas,
    bj

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  66. Enjoyed the Christmas tour. Great Job....esp. loved the mantle and tree.....

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  67. Posted the Christmas tour on fb.....for more to enjoy...

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  68. I JUST BECAME A FOLLOWER....
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  69. THE SOUL, LOVE, AND HARDWORK YOU PUT INTO YOUR HOME IS AWESOME. IT IS JUST BEAUTIFUL. I WOULD JUST LOVE TO SET IN YOUR LIVING ROOM AND SIP TEA.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING IT. I THINK EVERY HOME SHOULD GLITTER LIKE A DIAMOND.
    THE TREE WAS AWESOME THAT YOU MADE...THANK YOU FOR SHARING
    RACHEL'S HOME IS VERY PRETTY ALSO...VERY CALMING.
    HUGS THIS JOYOUS SEASON
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  70. I GRABBED YOUR BUTTON TO PUT ON MY SIDE BAR...HAPPY TO DISPLAY IT
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  71. Wow, everything is just beautiful!!

    Vickie Heydenreich

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  72. I am a follower of your blog!!!

    Vickie Heydenreich

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  73. I am already a loyal follower!

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  74. What beautiful stockings!I hope I win!

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  75. It's so much fun looking at all these houses decorated for Christmas!!

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  76. I am leaving a comment on your post. Comment: "I LOVE THOSE CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS!" (entry #2)

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  77. Beautiful decorating, love the pink!

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  78. Ooooooh, BOTH homes are just gorgeous ! The stockings are great and that outdoor fireplace is just charming !

    thanks for sharing,
    gena
    www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

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  79. sign me up, baby!!! the light neutral stocking is amazing!

    everything is lovely...an outdoor fireplace must be such a fun thing to have - yay!

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  80. I love her decorated piano, and that outside fireplace...oh my!

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  81. I love the Christmas decor! The snow man bottles caught my eye...as did your gorgeous mantle!

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  82. I've already grabbed your button some time back... I liked being able to check your blog at a click! before coming a follower.

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  83. It's official...I'm a new follower!
    Love your blog and all your fresh ideas.

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  84. I love the stockings and have been wanting some for so long! Hope I win!!
    Beautiful decor in your friend's house. Thanks for sharing!

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  85. Beautiful home! I'm having some serious table envy.

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  86. I am a new follower of your blog. Your Christmas stockings are awesome!

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  87. have become a follower..
    awesome blog you have here, please visit mine

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  88. took your button!!
    thanks for the chance to win!!

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  89. blogged about it
    all the best for the coming festivities..
    if i were to win.. i asure you, this stocking would be a most welcome addition...

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  90. I'm a follower.

    tkcharlesworth@aol.com

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  91. The stockings are so cute! I'd love to win!!!

    tkcharlesworth@aol.com

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  92. I am a follower and would love to win a stocking!
    psfitgerald@tx.rr.com

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  93. Lindy, Thanks for sharing your cousins beautiful home at my party. The Noel sign is wonderful as is all the pretty Christmas touches she has added. I would love to be the lucky winner of these stockings. They are adorable!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family.
    Sherry

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  94. Lindy, Of course I am already a follower. Did you notice my fireplace mantel pictures are without stockings? Ours were so ratty that I didn't put them up this year.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  95. I am adding your button and giveaway to my sidebar.

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  96. I see decorating talent runs in your family. ;) Your cousin's home is beautiful.


    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  97. I'm already a happy follower. ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  98. Your button has been on my sidebar for awhile now.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  99. I love your blog. It's so cheery! And those stockings are gorgeous!

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  100. I love the stockings! Great job. Hope I win. :)

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  101. Everything looks fabulous! And I love those stockings! I like the fring stuff on top! Seriously cute!

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  102. Just found your blog about a week ago. I enjoyed looking at your Christmas decor. Tree was very beautiful.

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  103. Tell me what your snowman says! "I used to be Snow White, but..." that is super cute~

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  104. I have become a follower having just discovered your fantastic blog!

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  105. I would love to be entered into your giveaway, thanks!

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  106. Lindy, what fun to see your cousin's home decorated for the holidays. thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

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  107. Lindy, your stockings are beautiful. What a thoughtful gift.
    I'm a follower! ~ Sarah

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  108. So beautiful...I love your big piano! ♥

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  109. I am a new follower.
    Please enter me in your give away!
    Love the stockings!
    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  110. I'm a new follower, just found you today when I was over on the modpodgerocks blog and she shared about you. So glad she did, I'm loving everything here.
    Lsfasig@yahoo.com
    Have a wonderful Christmas.

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