Tuesday, November 17, 2009

From my cottage to yours... a Christmas giveaway!

The week after Thanksgiving finds us decorating our little cottage for Christmas, and since December is right around the corner I thought I'd post my "cranberry & cream" Christmas giveaway now so it can be sent off to the winner in plenty of time for holiday decorating!


So from my cottage to yours, a wee little "cottage" ornament, complete with 'smoke' coming out of the chimney to chase away winter's chill...


... and two mini pots filled with pinecones and berry boughs, as well as the cranberry & cream toile scalloped placemat they're sitting on...


Last year I posted about three nativity sets I own, the most special being the one that belonged to my mom. The two others are vintage sets found while thrifting, both with white figurines (perfect for our little cottage!)... While out shopping with hubby last weekend, I spotted these brand new nativity figurines and it was love at first sight! I quickly grabbed a set for myself and then immediately thought what a lovely Christmas giveaway they would make for one of you, so I picked up a second set!

Now I have to be honest, this is not an expensive set at all, but I thought it was charming and I hope you do, too! (This, and all of my giveaway items were purchased at The Christmas Tree Shop.)

The figurines are actually part of a kit. You can choose to be as creative as you'd like by painting the figures (a small selection of paints is included in the kit), or you could antique or glaze them.... Let your imagination go wild! (Of course I'm going to leave mine white... Is anyone really surprised by that?............ I didn't think so!)


So just leave a comment on this post if you'd like a chance to win my Christmas giveaway! The contest ends at midnight, EST, Monday, November 23rd and I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, one week from today. (That way I might even be able to get it in the mail on Wednesday!)
Again, you'll receive the box/kit of white nativity figures, the two little pine bough pots, the cranberry & cream scalloped placemat, and the little cottage ornament.
Good luck and happy decorating to those who start early!!!!


Donna

42 comments:

Jan said...

Wonderful give-a-ways...I love them all!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

What a lovely giveaway!! I would be delighted to win your sweet treasures! I'd leave the set white, too - and no, I am not surprised you are leaving yours white. :)

xo
becky

Connie said...

How "enchanting" that is, sweetpea! ;-) I'm game; count me in. I love that little house. Very clever with the smoke coming out of it.
xoxo,
Connie

Kate Bagley said...

Merry Christmas! What great gifts!

Kate Bagley said...

Merry Christmas! What great gifts!

Kate Bagley said...

Merry Christmas! What great gifts!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Please count me in - they're all lovely.

MrsLewis said...

Yay! I love your cute pots with berries. :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Donna!
I am loving this little giveaway. What a wonderful way to start the Christmas season. I love the little nativity set, and I sure do love the little house with all the glitter and even smoke coming from the smoke stack.

How devine is that? Ijust love it. Thanks for sharing. Country hugs...Sherry

momstheword said...

Yes, please enter me in the giveaway! I would leave them white too. I like them that way. Thanks for having the giveaway!

~ Nan

Caroline@ FOREVER VINTAGE said...

awww....what a nice giveaway. I would love a chance to enter!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Donna, what a fun giveaway! I love that little cottage, and it does remind me of yours! I have mine from when I was a little girl (a long, long time ago!) and I treasure them! Love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I'd be most delighted to win your giveaway!

Joanne Kennedy said...

You always find the best items at the Christmas Tree shop. I love these items you are giving away. So cute and perfect for a cottage!

Would love to win them.

Hugs,
Joanne

debbie said...

Dear Donna,
HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND MERRY CHRISTMAS. What a perfect give away...THE NATIVITY...I would leave mine white also.
Your little cottage is so sweet.
I love your blog.
Thank You for inviting us to participate in your give away.
Angel Hugs
Debbie

Janelle said...

That is QUITE a giveaway! How generous and fun! I love the little house, I just want to move right into it!

hip chick said...

What a sweet giveaway. I would love a chance to win these darling little Christmas things. I will admit that I have already put up some Christmas lights in my house. It was so stormy here last Saturday I just decided to do it a bit early...but I haven't lit them yet....at least not very often.

Claudia said...

Oh, you know you can count me in! What a nice group of things for the holidays! Thanks, my friend!

xoxo
Claudia

The Curious Cat said...

oh! that little house is simply delightful! Ah! I love Christmas...so so much! xxx

Lisa said...

What a generous giveaway for the holiday season! The little cottage is perfect, how creative to have the smoke from the chimney too!

Lisa said...

What agreat offering! Thanks!!
Hugs, Lisa

elaine said...

I love your giveaway items-your little cottage is such a sweet decoration!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh count me in, Donna! Thanks! I'm so ready for the Christmas fun to begin! ♥

Raindancer1 said...

Hi Donna,
I love the little Nativity group and I do think white is perfect for it. I will be going to the Christmas Tree Shoppe on Friday but I am afraid my kids will not want me to buy the set because I am a Christmas "nut" and already need to build on 2 more rooms for my Christmas collections, maybe I can give something away so I can get one of these. In fact, maybe I will buy one for a gift [and if I don't win this one, they can give me the one I will buy!!!! My House On The Hill site has s tiny bit of what I have collected on it...can't seem to stop

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

What a sweet little nativity set. The ornament is a tiny little replica of the bigger paper houses that I love. Someday I'm gonna spring for a whole little village for my buffet display.

Wendy said...

How wonderful your giveaways are...I hope I get it this time around! But, good luck to all.

Stacy said...

what a beautiful giveaway. i would be tickled to win. my parents had a lovely white nativity we put out every year and i have never been able to find one1!

Lisa @ akawest said...

What a lovely giveaway. :)

Leann said...

Oh Donna what a wonderfully generous giveaway! I love everything and would like to be entered to win.

We're having a giveaway too if your interested, stop on by!

Leann

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a charming giveaway, please count me in too! Cindy

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

What a lovely giveaway! thank you for the chance to win!

I have a giveaway going on at my blog as well. If you get a chance stop bye!

Anonymous said...

Donna,
How beautiful! Thanks for the give a way. I have a set I have been collecting for years. I think I would leave this one white, maybe antique it a little. I just found your blog-it is beautiful!

Merle
mkmomus@yahoo.com

GWENDOLYN said...

What a wonderful, generous give away! please add my name to the list. I also will put this on my side bar. Blessings!
Gwen

Wendy said...

By the way, my email is: wpmk91@aol.com

Deb said...

Hi Donna
Catching up on posts today! Love your little giveaway ~ Thank you. Noticed the Good Dog. Stay book on your sidebar beside this post - it brought back memories of going to the library looking for it knowing that Ben was not well. Hard to believe that was 14 months ago. We are adopting a senior lab (due to arrive from Quebec this weekend) ♥

The Robins Nest said...

What a nice giveaway. Always enjoy reading your site.

Elena said...

My, what a lovely blog :)
Enjoyed my visit very much and can't wait to visit again.

zachsgran said...

such a nice giveaway. I'd leave mine white also...
zachsgran1 at yahoo dot com

Betsy said...

I would love to win the give away, I have not seen anything like the nativity that can be painted. That is so nice.
You have some nice ideas, love your site.
Betsy

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Very sweet giveaway. Just love the little cottage ornament! Warm hugs, Esther

Hedy King said...

What lovely goodies you've selected to give away. Please, consider me.

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! Yes, count me in as the winner of your giveaway - teehee!

I really love all the items - the nativitiy is precious and cranberry and cream is my favorite toile. I would really love all these items. Thank you for offering.

I looked at previous posts and enjoyed them so I signed up as a follower so that I don't miss a thing!

Come see me and I'd be honored if you'd follow me also....

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)