Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"The Candy Jar" at Coeur d'Alene

"The Candy Jar" at Coeur d'Alene

I just Love this product! And apparently you do too! I have just been so happy carrying the

full line of Candylights here at Coeur d'Alene. Since the response during our 4 month

Grand Opening Promotional Pricing program has been so well received, I just couldn't stop on 12/31/2009.


I wanted to do more for you!
So here my Sweet Friends is the Program for 2010:

1.) If you purchased Candy Lights of any type, any number in 2009, You will be purchasing them in 2010 at the same Promotional Price as in 2009. You will be sent a code to use at checkout.
Starting January 1, 2010
All Prices of Candy Lights will resume back to MSRP prices.

All customers can become members of "The Candy Jar"!
For Candy Light Bulb Purchases:
Beginning Jan. 1, 2010 when you buy 5 of any type bulb(can be in accumulative orders), you will receive the 6th bulb FREE! After you have received your first 6, then you will repeat your buying process again to receive another 6th bulb FREE, and etc., for 2010.
For Candy Light Strand Purchases:
Beginning January 1, 2010, Purchase 9 Light Strands of any type (can be in accumulative Orders), you are eligible to receive your 10th Light Strand of any type FREE. After you have received your first 10, then you will repeat your buying process again to receive another 10th Light Strand Free, and etc.

You can also find all of this information on the Home Page of Coeur d'Alene.
www.coeurdalenegifts.com
If you have any Questions?, Please Contact me!

Happy New Year!!!!
Fondly, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com




Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ho, Ho. Ho Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas all My Sweet Friends Near & Far~
I Hope all your tasks are finished, and you are enjoying this well deserved day! Are your homes all a Sparkle? That's one thing I love about the Look of the Holidays, all the Twinkle. I did all the decorations this year in the the MI house in French Pink. I like it. I wanted something soft and warm for the cold snowy Holidays. I will share some pics with you soon. A few Notes for all of you here, the 'joyeux Noel' area will remain on sale until Dec. 31. Then all will be packed up and donated to our local Women's Shelter. The *Candylight* Promotional Sale will end on Dec. 31 as well. However I will have a Big Announcement next week for all of you that have purchased *Candylights* since we started selling them. So if you haven't purchased yet, you may just want to!
Here's wishing you all a very safe and Blessed Holiday!!
Big Huggs,
Nancy & Friends

www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Wrap Up at Coeur d"Alene


Good Afternoon Sweet Friends,

12 more days til Christmas and 23 more days to a New Year. Amazing how so much can be packed into one small week.
This Fridays Make Mine Pink Shopping Event brings us to a close for 2009 as we celebrate "Last minute Gifts" I hope you will be able to find the time to join us in this fun shopping event. Here at Coeur d'Alene we are on Priority Shipping mode to bring you your treasures in a timely manner through the Holiday Rush. We will continue right through the Holiday Season to be right here for you, and I so enjoy each and every message I receive from all of you.
As we get ready for the New Year you will find many changes here, and if you had your eye on something and it is not where you saw it last, contact me. If it hasn't sold I may have moved it. I am really fussy about having nice fresh merchandise and making room for new Treasures.
Our "joyeux Noel" area is currently where I am listing all year~end merchandise, and the items are marked down 50%. I have been adding daily, so check back as you can. We are here to give you a wonderful Shopping experience, any questions, never hesitate to ask. I am off to a Holiday Party with the Chamber of Commerce I belong to, but remember tomorrow is Whimsical Wednesday and I hope to see you there!
Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's All About Christmas at Make Mine Pink! Join Us

Please join us for It's all about Christmas
at the Make Mine Pink Friday Shopping Event
.


Friday - 12-4

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday December 4, 2009 as we present "It's all about Christmas"
http://www.makeminepink.com/pink-friday

Christmas is all about family, friends, church and community. Seeing loved ones who live far away and reconnecting with those who are nearby, but we don't see as often as we wish we could. It's about caring for those who are alone at this time of year and inviting them to be part of our families too. Working with our communities to bring Christmas cheer to those in need, is such a special part of our Christmas tradition.

Christmas is about time spent sitting around the fire, enjoying the warmth of the season. It is hot cocoa or our favorite tea, sipped from our favorite vintage holiday cups. Working on new stitching projects for someone we love, while telling stories from the past year and our hopes for the year to come. We're thankful for those we will share it with.

It's about planning cookie swaps and holiday menus. Yankee swaps and prizes that bring a little extra element of excitement to young and old alike. Christmas is about searching for gifts that we're sure everyone on our Christmas list will love. We're filled with excitement when we find that perfect item for someone on our list, and we feel a little giddy at the thought of them opening our gift on Christmas morning. The Ultimate gift for someone special is no longer elusive. With a love of repurposed and well loved gifts from the past, our choices become easier and more personal; our treasure hunt memorable.

Under the sparkling lights of the Christmas tree shines gift wrap that's almost as pretty as the gifts inside. Some gifts are wrapped in vintage linens and held closed by a vintage rhinestone brooch. Others are tied with velvet ribbons and big bows. Each gift bears a handmade gift tag, twinkling with glitter and the name of someone you love. The sense of anticipation we feel looking at those Christmas treasures is almost as exciting as watching the gifts being opened.

Christmas is all about sharing the blessings of the season with family and friends and believing that everything about the Christmas season is magical.

Looking forward to seeing all of you there!!
Huggs,
Nancy www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Monday, November 23, 2009

Wiggles Grace Butler | A Dog Named Christmas

Wiggles Grace Butler | A Dog Named Christmas

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Chinese Crafters


Hello Sweet Friends!
I have not posted it seems like in so long and I really do have so much too Share from our recent trip to China. So I grabbed one of my favorite photos, of course it's Crafting and will tell you a bit about the Crafters I experienced in China.

One thing about the Chinese is they are a proud people. Their dream is to own a shop, live in it or above it. And whether it is Music, Cooking or Crafting they love to share with anyone passing by. Intimate Marketing is what I would call it. One on One.

Here is a young lady weaving right in front of the family store. She does this all day and sometimes will trade time with another family member. Everyone of her works of Art is available in her store. I purchased several pieces from her and they are all so soft to the touch and very nicely done. A few of them will be in my Boutique sometime this week for purchase. They are very reasonable as you will see, and are OOAK.
Have a Beautiful Week if you don't make it back over, Happy Thanksgiving!
I know I have so much to be Thank~full for, and a great portion of my Thanks are for you, my Sweet Friends, Loyal Customers and Supportive Colleagues!
Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Thursday, November 19, 2009

We are back from our trip to China and all set to go ~ Please Join us this Friday for our weekly Make Mine Pink Shopping Event! This week we celebrate 'All About Family'!

When our family gathers for the holidays, Grandma’s dishes always come out of the china cabinet. From favorite serving dishes that held many a turkey, to silverware passed down through generations. Crisp, starched tablecloths, reminiscent of many holidays past, grace the family dining table. These simple pieces are as much a part of the annual celebration as is the family gathered around the table. Each of us thankful for those memories and for each other.

After dinner is done, and the pumpkin pie is gone, the children are anxious to leave the table and play in Grandma’s bedroom. They gather on her chenille covered bed, anxious to start the treasure hunt through her jewelry box. The boys quickly tire of this game and head off to meet the men in the living room, while the girls play dress up with the old pearl necklaces and rhinestone pins kept inside the box of treasures. They try on Grandma’s cameo necklace and the hand crocheted shawl she keeps on her boudoir chair. They and imagine they are elegant ladies, from what they imagine to be Grandma’s past. It’s always such fun to explore the treasures and keepsakes, looking for something new since their last adventure.

The women sit around the table long after dinner is over and the dishes are cleared, sipping tea from favorite vintage cups. Their fingers trace over the cross stitching on the antique tablecloth, and they marvel at the long hours someone put into the intricate design. They talk about their own stitching projects and their favorite collections of antiques and heirlooms.

Talk turns to plans for the upcoming Christmas holiday. Always hoping for a handmade Christmas, they share their favorite sewing and decorating plans. A holiday-themed quilt that must be finished in time, a Christmas stocking for a baby’s first Christmas and maybe even a stylish sweater knit from a teenager’s favorite colors. They reminisce over past holiday traditions and plan which new ones to start this year, jotting down suggestions and writing lists of memory-making ideas for the family this year. They may even draw names for gift giving.

When our family gathers for the holidays, our home is filled with love, laughter and many memories of the past gatherings just like this one. A glance around the room provokes a feeling of deep gratitude for the family and friends in our lives.

See you There,
Nancy, www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Friday, October 23, 2009

Whimsical Holiday Pillows, but the Price........


Good Afternoon Friends,
I hope you all have had a Great Week!! I have spent the morning adding new product onto my website. This collection of Pillows are in our Holiday area, joyeux Noel. Like most retailers we order our Holiday Merchandise in January. Last January the MSRP of these pillows was just perfect. They are from a female owned company I have purchased specialty pillows from for a long time and they are made in America. The fabrics, quality of craftmenship and designs are all of impeccable quality. 10 months later our economy has changed, the MSRP price looks too high to me, and I just couldn't bring myself to place the MSRP price on the ticket. So I lowered it, and very happy about it too! If you like any of these pillows and the price is right then please snatch it up! and enjoy these beautiful works of Art. Till next time sweet friends have a wonderful week~end!
Huggs,
Nancy www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Friday, October 16, 2009

A MAGICAL Holiday with the Boutiques of Make Mine Pink


With all it's MAGIC and Glory our Make Mine Pink Holiday Catalog became available for sale today! It is filled with products for sale, favorite Holiday recipes, Decorating Tips for the Holidays but could be incorporated into your year round decor. It was so much fun taking photos of some of our Holiday Products, searching through recipe files and doing a tutorial for one of my favorite decorating tips which is featured on page 15. Of course the divine job and credit of putting it all together goes to our Founder Joyce Lucas and her amazing behind the scenes team. Or maybe Thomas, Katie, and Sharon would best be defined as elves. I sincerely hope you enjoy our MAGICAL Catalog! You can purchase it here: http://magcloud.com/browse/Issue/40059

Have a wonderful Week~end everyone!!
Huggs,
Nancy www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Congratulations to Lisa of Pale Pink and Roses

Congratulations to Lisa from www.palepinkandroses.com! Lisa is the sweet winner of our 'Big Fat Basket Full of CandyLights' I know Lisa will Love all these Beautiful Lights with so many uses.
We will be carrying the full line of CandyLights here at Coeur d' Alene! Our promotional discount on the CandyLights will continue until Dec. 31, 2009!
Have a Great week~end Everyone!!!
Huggs, Nancy www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Basket Of 'Candylights' Give~Away!!


Hello Sweet Friends,

In honor of introducing our Newest Product Line, I thought a BIG FAT Give~away was in order. Especially for those who have not had known the pleasure of enjoying these Sweet Colored Lights. Bulbs come in 5 & 7 Watts, Scented and Frosted too! To really enhance your special occasion displays they are also available in a 35 light White wire strand. The company will be bringing us a Green colored wire sometime in October. Also as part of our Promotion, the entire Collection of Candylights has been discounted until 12~31~09. So remember to stock up for the Season. From Spooky Halloween to the sweet scent of Peppermint. Coeur d'Alene is your one stop Candylight Shoppe! This Give~Away ends at midnight on October 12, 2009. The winner will be notified on October 13, 2009.


Our Give~away Brings you a:
Sample Pack of 6 Pastel Colored 5 watt light bulbs
1 Buttercream Sugar Coated light bulb
1 Pink Rose scented light bulb
1 Halloween 35 light, 15 ft. light strand
1 Autumn 35 light, 15 ft. light strand
1 Bubblegum 35 light, 15 ft. light strand
1 Cotton Candy 35 light, 15 ft. light strand
1 Candy Cane Scented 35 light, 15 ft. light strand
1 Christmas Holiday 35 light, 15 ft. light stand
1 Hand painted, glittered, 3 light Candelabra
3 Candy Cane Scented light bulbs
(Retail Value $126, does not include basket. Candelabra can also be found on our website)

Ok, Sound Fun??? To enter: 1.) Leave a Comment 2.) Let us know in a second entry that you are on our Mailing List, or you must sign up and let us know. 3.) Twitter about the Give~Away, and leave another comment. That's 3 separate entry's to win. Good Luck and have a Great Week~end!!!
Huggs, Nancy www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Congratulations to our Shopping Pouch Recipients!!

Congratulations!!! To the following SHOPPERS who commented their interest here and on Facebook in the 'Shopping Pouch"!!

Marie ~ www.savonmarie.com
Kathy ~ www.creativehomeexpressions.com
Lisa ~ www.palepinkandroses.com
Carrie ~ www.noellegarrettdesigns.com
Shannon ~ www.shabbyshanscottage.com
Gail ~ www.gailfrienddesigns.com
Georgia ~ www.grandmagscottage.com


Thanks also to the following who also left a comment!!

Jennifer ~ www.cottageflair.com
Caroline ~ www.caroleecrafts.com

Please visit all of their Beautiful Boutiques for Great Gifts, Finds and OOAK Treasures!!
Happy Shopping Ladies!!
Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Shopping Pouch Give~Away


Good Afternoon! I came across these wonderful Shopping Pouches while doing my fall cleaning. I received them from the Atlanta Mart last July while shopping for the stores. As you can see, I have more than I need. They are great for shopping at Thrift shops, Flea Markets, Antique stores, or really anywhere you want to do hands~free shopping. They have a front pocket, a large interior pocket, a back pocket and 2 pockets for pens. They measure 5"Wx7.25"H with a 24" cord strap. If you are interested please leave me a comment. I have 5 black and 2 pink(pink not shown). Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!!! Keep Checking back friends I have another Great, Huge Give~Away coming up! Just waiting for one more part to add to this fabulous package!!! Huggs, Nancy

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Thanks to Sherri At Punk Pose Paper.com


I recently had the extreme pleasure of meeting Sherri Mitchell of Punk Rose Paper. Sherri creates the most adorable light hearted vintage designs I think I have ever come across. I had been looking for a very long time for these type of graphic cards for the Ref~Fel Couture Boutiques. So it has been a wonderful business relationship. This week I needed a banner for our other new location at Quilt~N~Stitch Marketplace. I contacted Sherri and asked if she did banner magic, and voila! Within an hour I had this wonderful banner for Coeur d'Alene, Artistry in Fiber. From the bottom of my Heart, Thank~You so much Sherri!! You are truly a Graphic Angel!! Punkrosepaper.com is a wholesaler to the Industry, with her own custom design work, Please visit Sherri and tell her Nancy sent you!

Huggs, Nancy

Another Seam to be Sewn


It just seams right sometimes to grow. When opportunity knocks, why not open the door. I did that this week. I joined the Brand New Quilt~N~Stitch Marketplace. Another fabulous entity from Pinque Inc. Sew why not I thought, I am just having sew much fun with my creations from yarn to vintage fabric that I bring to Ref~Fel Couture(my retail Boutiques). I added a few to Couer d'Alene(my website here) and I will be adding a few more to Coeur d'Alene, Artistry in Fiber. Come visit me, and if you Sew, Quilt, Needlepoint, Needlepunch or do anything with thread or fabric, Join Me! Consider the possibility's of showing off and selling your Creations at Quilt~N~Stitch Marketplace(www.quiltandstitchmarketplace.com) Have a Great Holiday Week~end Everyone!! Huggs, Nancy

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Candylights Are Here at Coeur d'Alene!!!


Oh Yes, We do have Candylights!! All kinds of those Bulb~i~li~cious, yummy, mouth watering colored lights. In Pastels, Brights, Neons for kids to name a few! Light Strands for Home Decor, Holidays and Parties too! Scents of Roses and Candy Canes, are all part of the game!
Coming soon, we will also have embellished plug~in Nightlights, Electric and Battery operated Candlestick Lamps to host your favorite Bulbs!! As part of our New Product Line Celebration, all Bulbs and Light Strands are discounted until 12~31~09. I thought that would help get us all through our Holiday Parties & Celebrations.

Stayed Tuned as we will be having a Huge Give~Away starting on Sunday, Sept. 6. And if you have never tried a Candylight stop by Coeur d'Alene and order one or two. A free gift is also included with every order!



















Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com
Photos courtesy of 'Candylights'

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Music, Scents and Cuddles too!!


I just added these new pieces to our Fall Frolic area. The bags contain wind up Music Boxes, each with a different tune. The Pretty Critters are stuffed yet soft and cuddly, soooo adorable! All of these pieces are stuffed with a light dreamy Country Floral scent, very nice and not at all over powering. All of these are very reasonable as well.

Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Sunday, August 30, 2009

the Pink Slipper Project

Join us at Coeur d'Alene as we have fun making ONE Seam slippers for this worth while organization! You can find out more, including the pattern by clicking on the Links below!

Have a Great Week My Friend!

Huggs, Nancy


Each year, hundreds of thousands of women and children are forced to leave their homes and seek safety and healing in shelters across the country. This year, you can make a difference in the lives of a few of those women and children and remind them that their sisters are thinking of them. They are not alone.
Make Mine Pink and Quilt 'n' Stitch Marketplace are joining together to launch our much-anticipated Pink Slipper Project, and we hope you will join us.

What Is the Pink Slipper Project?

Inspired by Tery Grahl of EnchantedMakeovers.org, The Pink Slipper Project is an endeavor to warm the hearts and the toes of those who will spend this winter living in women's and children's shelters. We are going to provide hand-crafted slippers to as many of these women and children as possible.
Our goal is to work closely with with Enchanted Makeover’s shelter projects, providing warm slippers to the residents of each makeover project, along with as many other women’s and children’s shelters we can provide for.
Not only will these slippers help keep the recipients warm, they will be a daily reminder that someone cared enough about them to make something special just for them, which goes a long way in the healing process.
The slippers don't need to be pink, but they do need to be warm and, of course, new.

How You Can Help with the Pink Slipper Project?

To get this project started, we are looking for pattern designers to create simple patterns for the slippers that will be given away. We would love to be able to offer a variety of patterns so there is something for every skill level and stitch preference...quilted, felted, knitted or crocheted.
All slipper patterns that the Pink Slipper Project provides to the public must be original and have clear instructions. If your design is selected for the Pink Slipper Project, you will get full credit for your pattern design at all times.
If you have your own slipper pattern and want to donate, that would be great too!

Please join the Pink Slipper Project today by writing and telling us how you can help. info@thepinkslipperproject.org From your soul to the soles of women and children in need, you'll be helping women everywhere make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

Ways that you can help...
Create simple slipper patterns for The Pink Slipper Project

Create slippers using your own patterns

Get your sewing and quilting groups involved
 in The Pink Slipper Project
Donate materials - fabrics, yarns etc.

Donate Funds to help cover shipping slippers to shelters
Spread the word by adding our button to your blogs, newsletter and websites

Thank you for getting involved and for making a difference.

Joyce Lucas, Founder
The Pink Slipper Project

Thursday, August 20, 2009

'The Secret's of Mother's Jewelry Box', at Coeur d'Alene

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday August 21, 2009 as we present "The Secrets of Mother's Jewelery Box"

What did Mother dream about after she tucked her little ones into bed at night? What did she secretly yearn for while listening to the secrets of her heart? If there was a way to find clues to the mystery of our mothers, it could be tucked inside the treasure chest called her jewelry box.

Amongst the treasures, barely concealed amidst a sea of costume jewelry, lies a small rusted key. You can’t help but wonder if it’s a diary key that can be used to unlock mother’s most secret dreams, or a key to another box where even more secrets and mysteries lie? Our imaginations run away with us. When no one's looking, almost as if a child again, you try the key in the lock of her jewelry box. The drawer unlocks and it’s disappointing for a moment, that the mystery is so easily solved. But then you slide the drawer open and new mysteries and the memories of her fill the room.

Vintage rhinestone pins, clouded with age but ready to be shined and repurposed. Pearls yellowed over the years. We're unable to resist gently nibbling them to see if they're real. Mother's favorite lace gloves she wore to church each Sunday or to occasional weddings, rest under the tray, as if awaiting another special occasion to bring them out. A vintage silver bracelet, the one she let you try on when you were a little girt but was much too large for your childish wrist. Mixed amongst the treasures, you might find a few mother of pearl buttons, saved in hopes of finding a special use, or a few stray cuff links of Dad's. Mother was always sure there would be a use for that one cuff link. A tarnished locket with his faded photograph brings back a flood of memories. Vintage buttons are scattered throughout, each one reminding you of a dress Mother wore.

Mother's jewelry box is a treasure trove for little girls and grownup daughters. No matter our age, our imaginations become colorful and childlike when we open her box of secrets.. As a child, we’re convinced that somewhere in the magnificent box lives a fairy who can tell all the secrets that lie amongst these treasures, and if we listen hard enough, we’ll hear the stories it can tell.


Photo Contribution 1: Rose Blossom Cottage | Photo Contribution 2: Pale Pink and Roses | Photo Contribution 3: RME Boutique

Have a Great Week~End Everyone!!
Huggs, Nancy

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tea for Two & Two for Tea


This week we once again join the participating Boutiques at Make Mine Pink for Premiere On~line Shopping with a Twist ~Pink Friday

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday August 7, 2009 as we present "TEA FOR TWO AND TWO FOR TEA"

Sisters Gift CompanyTeas can be used to celebrate many occasions. Whether it's a mother and daughter tea party, a bridal tea, a special time with friends or some quiet time by yourself, it's always the right time for a tea party.

First introduced in China, the tea service was elevated to an art form as the Japanese Tea Ceremony in Japan. As the art of serving tea made its way across Europe, tea drinking became part of the way of life in each country. In recent years, tea parties have become more popular with tea rooms opening everywhere. Tea rooms have been are springing up all around us in the United States., and from fine hotels to country inns, tea services are now offered.

Beautiful tea cups, saucers and pots and now cozies, are an essential part of the tea ritual. From fine bone china painted with pink roses or cherries to ceramic cups painted with bumblebees and sunflowers, you can find a tea set that reflects your personality or brings back fond memories of afternoon tea with your grandmother. If you don't have a completed tea set with a matching pot, you can use a mismatched set of tea cups to stir up conversation. To make tea for one, you can use an elegant stacked teapot with spring tulips or pink roses.

Sweet Necessi-TeasDon’t forget the accessories that accompany a tea party. You can display your specialty teas in bone china tea bag holders painted with blue roses. Or rest a tea bag and silver-plated teaspoon on a purple violet spoon rest. Place loose tea in a muslin tea bag; use a tea infuser to make a cup of tea for yourself, or a tea ball to make a larger pot. You might even want to carry your favorite teacup with you in a tea cup tote, always ready for the opportunity to share a cup of tea.

Whether at your home or at a formal tea service, a cup of tea adds a sophisticated and soothing touch to your everyday routine.


Photo Contribution 1: Sisters Gift Company | Photo Contribution 2: Sweet Necessi-Teas

Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's all about Pretty Purses & Pillows

Remember this Friday is another Shopping Organza at Make Mine Pink.com, and of course we are joining in! Who want's to miss a huge shopping event full of 'Pretty Purses & Pillows'? Not Me! Here at Coeur d'Alene we will be selling all our Purses & Totes at 33% off. I have some photos to take of some new Pillows we just rec'd so I know I will be offering them at a great Price too! Stop by and take a look on Friday, 8~01~2009
TTFN
Huggs, Nancy

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Congratulations to our Week~End Winners!!!!

I really want to Thank everyone this past week who participated in "My Favorite Things" Blog Fest as we celebrated "Christmas in July 2009" with www.makeminepink.com.
First, Let's Congratulate Anna from Baggypants.blogspot.com, Toronto, Canada! Anna was the winner of the Heartwood Creek By Jim Shore, Santa Figure.

Second, we have Lynn of www.tresbelle.com, Illinois. Lynn won the Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore, Nativity Star Ornament!

Finally, the winner of the Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore, 'Naughty/Nice" Ornament is Lisa, from www.palepinkandroses.com, Maryland!!

I used the Numerator Generator from www.violetcottage.com/random/ to select our winners!

Once again Congratulations Ladies!!
TTFN,
Huggs, Nancy

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Silver White Winters.....


Hi Everyone,

With so Many Pictures to post of the the World's Largest Christmas Store, and my favorite. I have decided to make this Give~Away a two day event. With Pictures today and tomorrow!

So Let's have some FUN!!!














I want a Candy House Too!!

For Today's Give~Away, Please leave a comment. Sign up for our New Mailing List if you haven't already.(Upper right click on Logo Image) Today's Give~Away is The Naughty/Nice Ornament. From Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore.

Winner of Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String...


Congratulations Lynn of Tres Belle Boutique!! Lynn is the Winner of the Heartwood Creek By Jim Shore, 'Nativity Ornament!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with String........

Happy Friday, I thought we would do some Shopping today in Frankenmuth.



MarketPlace Bakery located in Zenders













I hope you really enjoyed all these treats! I know I sure did! Now for today's Give~Away. A Heartwood Creek Ornament by Jim Shore! This darling piece in all it's Bright colors in 'The Nativity'. Jim really knows how to capture his visions in all shapes and sizes. You have until midnight tonight to leave a comment here.
Remember to visit Kathy's Blog as well this week, www.creativehomeexpressions.blogspot.com We are her Guest with a very nice Heartwood Creek Give~away.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Winner of 7~20~2009 Blog Give ~ Away

Congratulations to Kathy Owen of 'Lil Bit Old, Lil Bit New' You are the winner of Yesterdays Blog Give~Away!!!

Enjoy Kath!!

Huggs, Nancy

Monday, July 20, 2009

Bright Copper Kettles.....


Welcome back, I am glad to see you! Today I thought I would share some of the business's within the first block of the town. First off are the 'Castle Shops', love the NutCracker Gaurds. I found one display in the Shops that is truly a tribute to, two of my colleagues. Gail of www.gailfrienddesigns.com, Gail is the creator and designer of 'Sweet Dreams Bakery'. And Cindy of www.angelheartdesigns.com Cindy has an amazing line of Beautiful handmade ceramics.




And here is a little Photo spot for the children or young at heart!









Now Rau's Country Store is just that and more. Lots of Goodies from Yesteryear. Two floors here are filled with Laces, China, Window Pretties, Lamps Gifts Galore and of course tons of Old Fashion Candy. And the Sweetest young Ladies, to help out wth your purchases.














Tomorrow, we will go inside some of my favorite
stores and do some serious Shopping!!

Now for today's Give~Away, 7/21/2009












We have a very Unique Santa Treasure Ornament.
You will need to totally unwrap his tummy to
reveal 5 smaller treasures. Almost like a
Pinata without the bat! Next, a Angel Note book, Two Pink/White/Red Candy Canes tied with Pink Ruffle Ribbon, a Crown Cookie Cutter, and a small bag of Cranberry Orange Pot Pourri.

Again and all this week we have 2 Give ~ aways,
1. Just leave a comment here and sign up for my New Mailing List(Click on Logo, Upper right sidebar). Drawing will be made at midnight tonight.


2. I have given Kathy over at http://creativehomeexpressions.blogspot.com/ a Beautiful Holiday Santa from the Heartwood Creek Collection by Jim Shore. So hop over to visit Kathy and enter their as well(after 12Noon today). Kathy is an Interior Designer and has a great Blog.

Have a Great Day and I hope to see you all tomorrow for another piece of Frankenmuth, and another Give ~ Away!
Huggs, Nancy




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