Friday, November 25, 2011

November Giveaway - IKEA Holiday Treats!

I hope that all of you had a lovely Thanksgiving!
I am still stuffed, an entire day later.

A few weeks ago, my family and I made the trip to IKEA.
Have you ever been?
It is a huge Swedish design company that sells furniture, housewares, decor, and food.
My first trip to IKEA was in Germany.
I was in college, visiting a good friend when she brought me to this amazing place.
It was massive, unlike any store that I had ever seen.
We dined on Swedish meatballs and lingonberry drink at the cafe and wandered around the showroom and marketplace for hours.
I loved seeing all of the affordable decorating ideas for small spaces, and stuffed my suitcase with some fun treats for my dorm room.
When I returned home, my friend would send me IKEA catalogs and little trinkets.
But, I couldn't wait to get to go in person again.

It took a while, but happily an IKEA opened here about 5 years ago.  
We now go once or twice a year to stock up on our favorite goodies.
I love going at this time of year because of the holiday decorations that they have ~ 
traditional, Scandinavian designs.
My father's side of the family is from Finland, and growing up most of our Christmas decorations were in the Scandinavian style ~ lots of red and white, gnomes, straw stars and goats, and woodland creatures.
Great memories.
I picked up some things to share with you!
Some sweet cookie cutters, cupcake liners, treat bags, labels, 
wooden heart ornaments, and Santa ornaments.
To enter, just leave a comment below telling me what's on your wishlist this year.
I'll pick a random winner on November 29th.
Good luck and have a great weekend!

Edit: We have a winner!

I loved reading all of your comments and wishlists ~ I truly hope that all of your holiday wishes come true, especially those of health and happiness.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Turkey Talk

I picked up our Thanksgiving turkey today.
Is it really next week!?!?!
My mind is on food and decorating.
I think I may try brining the turkey.  Any thoughts?
 These are some simple ribbon napkins rings that I made for our table.
I've posted the tutorial over on The Creative Patch.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vintage Wallpaper Packs

My offering for the November kit at The Creative Patch is a collection of yummy vintage wallpaper.
You can find it in my shop.
Be sure to visit the Creative Patch to see the other kits that my friends, Sarah and Sheila, have put together!

Friday, November 4, 2011

November Shop Update

The November shop update is complete!

This month features gorgeous antique doll heads ~ over 150 in stock. 

Also, a fresh batch of vintage religious medals.
You can click here to see it all!
Enjoy!  Have a great weekend!