Friday, December 11, 2009

New Goodies ~ TN Trip & Secret Santa ~ Plus Tweaking

Good Morning Ladies!!
I must say I feel pretty icky today.
I woke up with a sore throat and cough. I want to try to show off my goodies 1st before I go collapse onto the couch.

Over at Just*Simply*Prim*Friends we had a Secret Santa Swap.
We all mailed out our presents on Dec 7th. This week the gifts have started to arrive.
It is soooo exciting!!
This is the first SS Swap I have ever done. And my gosh, it was so much fun!!
I am soooo very proud of all the ladies who joined in. You should see all the wonderful gifts everyone has gotten. You can really tell that a lot of thought and love went into them!!
We just have the Greatest Group of Ladies Over there!!!
I am so grateful to have them all as my Prim Pals!!

My prim filled package came in yesterday.
I love everything I got.
Teri was my Secret Santa this year.
And here are the wonderful gifts she sent me and what I did with them!!

I got this adorable free standing prarie doll and cute snowman plate.

My new baby is standing proudly on my kitchen FP mantel.

And my plate, I hung on my living room FP mantel.

I got this wonderful prim stocking ornie!!
And some wonderful soap.

I put this on my New Favorite tree with all my other beloved new ornies.

I also got a wonderful homespun towel. 2 great smelling tarts. a frig notepad, a frig calendar, a day planner, and a bag of dried orange slices.

I hung my new towel on my drying rack in my kitchen.

She also sent this adorable crow pillow and a card, where she hand wrote me the sweetest message.

I put my new pillow on a shelf in my living room.

Thank you again Teri for all my wonderful new goodies!!

To see all of the other wonderful gifts.... please come join us at J*S*P*F!!

I also wanted to share with you this amazing garland my MIL gave me.
It is accented with wonderful red berries and twigs.
I put it on my kitchen fireplace mantel.
I have also done some tweaking to the peg rack above.
Below are some photos of the new look.
(These pictures were taken before my Secret Santa gifts arrived. ;) )

My mirror is a new find.
I purchased it at an antique store on my shopping trip to TN last last week.

Also as promised....
Here are some more of my new finds I got while in TN.

I found these 2 berry ornaments at the Dollar Tree!!

Not bad for a buck, huh?!

These next goodies I found at one of the mutltiple Christmas shops they have in Piegon Forge, TN.
I put these fake cookie ornaments on one of my kitchen trees.
And the small plate and cup are sitting in my kitchen window.
They are ornaments but I decided not to hang them.

I found me an antique childs chair for $14.00!!
Perfect for my little desk.

Look at the cute, little, prim candle holder I found for the desk also.

I also found another antique Santa for my collection.
I really love him because he is free-standing and his coat is such a deep red.
But what I love most about him is that his face is thin hard plastic, not rubber!!
I dont have any like him!!
He is now my favorite in my collection.

I got this neat muffin pan for $20.00.
I thought that was a little high but I loved the design of it, so I had to have it!!

Look at this adorable little sheep I found!!

I think it looks so cute standing next to my doll.

I got this large reproduction Snowman mold at one of the prim craft stores.

I think my favorite item from my trip is this!!
Please excuse my dust on my mantel!
Opps! Didnt even notice that when I took the picture!! LOL!!

I will finish up with just some misc things...

This is my Hubby's new ornament!! He just loves it. Hehehe!

I have even More new goodies to show off as soon as I get the photos taken.
Including 2 gorgeous antique quilts I found while in TN.
They are made in the most amazing prim colors!!
I will try to get this done soon.

And dont forget!!
Tomorrow I will drawing the winning name for my giveaway.
If you havent entered, make sure you do so before 11:59 tonight (Dec.11th).
The giveaway post is 2 posts down.
Please make sure to enter in that one for the giveaway.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me!!
Until next time...
Take Care Everyone and Prim Filled Blessings to you ALL!!


PS... Once again my spell check isnt working. So please try to ignore any and all misspelled words!! :)


Lee Hill Primitives said...

WOOW, This is a long post full of awesome goodies and nice pictures. Love seeing everything....

Pam said...

Ok so all I can say is WOW...wiping the drool off my!!! You got some great goodies & that little childs chair & desk is really awesome!!! I really enjoyed the pics & thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

What wonderful treasures! Thanks so much for showing them to us.
Best wishes

NorthwindStar said...

So enjoyed all your lovelies and you wonderful decorations! Sure makes for a warm and cozy festive home!
Holiday Blessings,

TJ said...

Oh my gosh.....Each picture had me sayin ohhhhhh ahhhhhh. Love your desk and that chair. Shoot I love it all ! I vacationed in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg last year and had a blast. Love it there.Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start.
Prim Huggs n Blessins

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

OMG!!! What wonderful finds from your trip to TN! Love your garland from your MIL and love your swap goodies, too! Sure hope you get feeling better and not coming down with anything! ~~Annie

Lisa said...

Oh goodness. Everything is just so wonderful, it's hard to take it all in. I may have to come back a few times. :) I'm going to have to check out the SS thread. I was too scared to do it this year, but maybe next year. lol I saw no dust on your mantel, btw!