“A friend is a gift you give yourself.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Did you have yourself a merry little Christmas?
Count down ’til midnight and kiss your sweet heart on New Year’s Eve?
I hope you did.
Before I take down our decorations and store them away for another year, I wanted to share some wonderful pieces that were added to the collection of Christmas decor at the Fairfield House.
My sweet friend, Kathleen, from Purple Flowers is a fellow Jersey Girl and sent this jolly Santa ornament. It has a vintage look and reminds me of ornaments that hung on my grandparent’s tree.
Lisa, another Jersey Girl, from Bilancia Designs, made this wonderful cone and dried flower bouquet. The lace she used on the cone is from the late 1800′s which makes this beautiful item even more special. Lisa is inspired by nature, loves all things vintage and is passionate about calligraphy. She offers her lovely creations online and at her retail shop at Jack’s Barn in Oxford, NJ.
Stephenie, from Decorating Addiction, opened an Etsy shop! Her husband, Jason is an artist and when Stephenie noted how much she liked the over priced Santa print in last year’s Pottery Barn catalog he created one for her. Now I have my own! If only she could bottle her energy and sell that on Etsy!
Victoria from Victoria Hayden Designs has mastered the beast (aka sewing machine) and is one of the most talented women I have come to know through blogging. The stocking she designed is the epitome of cottage charm. It’s lined with muslin, has a scalloped matelasse cuff paired with designer fabric. The sweet red gingham ruffled rose and personalization with a silver glittered letter puts this stocking over the top!
Zuzu from Cottage in the Woods is an artist. I don’t believe there is anything she can’t do once she puts her mind to it. After being inspired on Pinterest, she picked up a crochet hook and made beautiful stars. I adore the intricate details.
I cherish each of these treasures but more so the friendship of each sender and others I have come to know and love through blogging. You are all a blessing and my extended family. I look forward to another year of sharing, caring and creating!
In celebration of the New Year, I am giving away a Susan Branch Heart of the Home 2013 Calendar. This calendar features original artwork by Susan Branch, accompanied by inspirational thoughts and quotes in her trademark hand-written style.
To enter, be a follower/subscriber of the Fairfield House Blog and leave a comment below. For an additional entry, be our friend on Facebook and leave a comment here telling us you’ve done so.
The winner will be randomly drawn on Friday, January 11th.
Remember to take good care of the minutes & hours~ the years will take care of themselves. ♥