This is the day tha tthe Lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it.

Salmon Falls Prims

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas giveaway….



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He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.


Merry Christmas to all of my faithful  followers on my blog. I have met so many wonderful people here in the last few months, and I wanted to give back a little something. Christmas memories bring me back to my childhood. I can remember my mom in the kitchen listening to Christmas music, going to the store and seeing all of the decorations, candlelight  and hymns at church, Christmas caroling with Pioneer girls to the older shut-in folks, live nativities, putting Jesus in the manger on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus, toy soldiers, Raggedy Ann dolls, gingerbread men, well……..I am sure you have plenty of your own memories of what reminds you of Christmas.

What I have for you is  an “Olde Fashioned Christmas” giveaway!! A few things that I have designed and created just for you!  Everything that I create is one of a kind, I do not use someone else’ patterns or stencils, so each item is unique and no two are alike. The items are in the picture above. First in the center of the picture  is “Santa”, he is hand created and stands in a chimney. He has bendable arms and can “hold” anything that you would like him to. He has a package in his arms and comes with a “bag full of goodies”. He is approx 6 inches high. (Sorry about the quality of the pictures, I am having camera issues. I think a new one will be on my Christmas wish list. ) Here is another picture of him.

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Also included is a hand painted sign that reads “Olde Fashioned Christmas” –it is 8” by 22” and is red over black and distressed.c=  blog

other items include a toy soldier(one of my newest and most favorite creations), gingerbread man, the homespun red striped runner and then……. a few:

“Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things”

christmas gifts

everyone likes surprises….so you will also receive a few surprises as well.


So here are the rules:

First of all  I would like to add to my followers!

If you are a regular follower, (Thank you so much!!)just leave a comment and you will receive 1 entry. But if you post a blog about my giveaway, or share it on your facebook page you will receive 5 entries!!!! Yes, to encourage everyone to “spread the word” you will receive 5 entries for sharing. Put a link to this postin “a blog, (not just a side note) or- share this post to your facebook page. I know some of you do not have a bog so if  you need help just e-mail or message me on facebook. This is only going to be open for a few days, to assure that you receive these items in time to decorate with them. So you have from now until Thursday  evening  December 8th to enter. Friday morning a name will be picked and you will have 24 hours to get back to me. If I don’t hear from you I will select another name. (I am feeling generous, so there may be another surprise gift for a runner up as well.) I love surprises!! Don’t you???


I am truly humbled by all of the wonderful and creative people here in blog land!! I have learned so much and I have received so many inspirational decorating ideas. Thank you all so much for your new friendship. I wish you all a very blessed Christmas with family and friends!


Well off to do a little more creating. Today is my granddaughters 2nd birthday and I still have some finishing touches to do on her birthday gift.

This is my granddaughter Sophia and my grandson Isaiah decorating gingerbread cookies. They are cousins, but look like they could be twins.

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I will be back soon with some of my own Christmas decorating  pictures. I have been blessed to see so many wonderfully  decorated homes….well, not sure what I will come up with this year, but I am sure it wont compare.

I will leave you with the real meaning of Christmas:

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For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:21

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16


  1. I'm following you on GFC as Kathy Eyre, thank you, these are so cute!!

  2. Hi Sara! I'd love for the chance to win your wonderful Christmas treasures! I've been a follower for sometime now and would love to be entered!
    Your grandchildren are so sweet - little angels!

  3. Hi Sara, such wonderful Christmas memories, they are a true treasure and gift! Your grandbabies do look like they could be twins! They are both adorable. :)

    Thank you for the generous giveaway. I would love a chance in your drawing. I posted to Facebook (Jessica Talstein) and to Twitter (beforethedawn1) and put your giveaway on the giveaway page at my blog. I hope you get some more followers! I am already a follower. :)

    Christmas blessings!

  4. Hi Sara! Yes it is very generous of you.Love the santa in the chimney and signs hmmmm they can become with all the commercialism so many forget Jesus tis the reason for the season.I'm not on facebook but I tweeted on twitter hope that counts.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  5. Hi Sara,
    I would love to be entered into your giveaway.
    I am a follower.
    I will post on FB and on my blog soon.
    I'll let you know when I get that done.
    On my iPhone right now I don't know how to do it from here.
    Thanks so much for your generosity.
    PS. What adorable grand babies!!!

  6. I just posted link about your giveaway on Facebook.

  7. May I please enter? I saw Tammy's post on FB! I will also post on my FB wall!! (Tracie Luquire) Thank you!!!! Oh yeah..I'm a follower!!!

  8. Hi Sara: Please enter me in your giveaway!!! Wow...what a great group of goodies you have put together for some lucky person. Such a sweet, generous Christmas spirit you have there. :-) I would be happy to do a post on my blog about your wonderful giveaway!!

    holiday hugs,

  9. Such a wonderful giveaway. Love the Santa along with all the other goodies, especially the sign. Aren't grandchildren the best? Yours are darling, so cute. Happy BIrthday to the little one. I am already a follower. Please enter me into the giveaway.

  10. I am a new follower of your blog and so glad I found it. Your creations for the giveaway are awesome and I'd love a chance to win. I'm going to try and post about this on my facebook page.

  11. I am posting to my blog sidebar, and am a new follower. Also posting to Face Book. Please enter me :)

  12. Wow Sara, what a wonderful giveaway! Please sign me up and I will post about it, to help get the word out! Your grand children are so cute!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  13. Hello, Sara, I am now a follower since reading about your blog at The Barely There Primitive Bear. I think your site and Christmas music is
    lovely and so charming. Please include me in your giveaway for the beautiful items you are offering. I have done a blog post this morning about your blog and giveaway. This is the link to my post about your site:
    Thank you so much and Merry Christmas to everyone.

  14. New follower here after seeing the post everywhere, please enter me. I love it all.

  15. Hello! I am a new follower & would love to be included in your giveaway! I will post this on my blog as well. I like your crafted items & you have beautiful grandchildren! Blessings, Shirlee

  16. Hello!! What a wonderful giveaway!! Just became a follower, your Santa is waaay to cute!!

    Please include my name!!!

    Ellen S

  17. This is such a generous giveaway and I will be mentioning it on the side bar of my blog.

  18. A beautiful give away. Please enter me. I have not learned how to add give aways to my side bar. I apologize. Beautiful grandchildren. they do look alike.

  19. How sweet of you and a really wonderful post to read! Happy holidays to you! I'm a new to look at more of your blog! Hugs! ♥

  20. Lovely Christmas Giveaway! Please include me I am a new follower.


  21. I am also posting your Giveaway on my sidebar.

    Thanks again

  22. I'm a new follower; please enter me in your very generous giveaway; I love your blog and look forward to getting to know you...

    Hugs, Shar

  23. What a great giveaway- you are so talented!

  24. Hi Sara! I'm also a new follower and am so excited about your generous many wonderful goodies! I've already done today's post on my blog, so I'll do a post tomorrow about your giveaway.


  25. Your Grandchildren are adorable! The do look like they could be twins! I'm hoping Santa has a run on camera's this year...I need one too!! Please do enter me in your giveaway. I'll post about it in my blog too!! Katie

  26. Hello Sara-
    What adorable children! Wonderful Giveaway!
    I am a Follower. Please enter me!
    I will post on my sidebar.

  27. Love your giveaway! Please enter me and I'll be posting a link on my Ravenwood Whimzies FB page to help spread the word! Blessings!

  28. I love the santa and that brown paper!! Would love to give that santa a new home.

  29. Found you from Glen Oaks Primitives. I'm a new follower and made a blog post. Thanks and Merry Christmas

  30. awesome giveaway.. I love those little packages!!
    I shared on facebook too.

  31. lovely giveaway! thanks for sharing!
    I'm a new follower, please enter me
    rjs682 at yahoo dot com

  32. I am following as Renee G on gFC and can hardly wait to see pictures of your decorated home.

  33. Grateful for a
    wonderful Saviour
    and good reason to celebrate
    Christmas with cheer.
    for the beautiful hearts
    that hold him dear
    Sharing his gifts, his hope, his love,
    Helping men turn to the God above.
    God bless you!

  34. What a cute item! I'll be sure to "follow" and post on my blog as well. You're invited to stop by for a visit at

  35. I'm a folloer. I shared the link on my fb page. (ryana c)
    ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

  36. I am a new follower. I'm so glad I came across your blog. Thank you for the reminder of the reason of the season. My 4 yr old son is learning (like a sponge) about the meaning of Christmas. He then informed me that Jesus lives with Santa on the top of Mistletoe Mountain :)Hoping you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!
    Nsue21702 at gmail dot com

  37. I am a new follower and will post about your giveaway on my blog! Am looking forward to getting to know you through your blog! Merry Christmas!

  38. Oh goodness! I almost missed out on this! Please enter me and I will post on my giveaway page!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  39. I would love to enter your Christmas giveaway!
    How exciting??
    My husband and I have always told our kiddo's it is Jesus's Birthday, they are 20 yrs.old and 16 yrs. old now and we still sing Happy Birthday to Jesus on Christmas morning.
    Thank you for letting me have a chance to enter!

    Christmas Blessings,

  40. Hi, I love the sign! Thank you for the chance in the drawing. I am a new follower and I am posting it on my facebook about your drawing. Thanks


  41. Hi,
    I'm a follower and shared the link on my fb page. I would love to be entered! Thanks
    tmc480 at yahoo dot com

  42. Christmas blessings to your blog, I'm now a follower, excited to add this blog to my faves!