Saturday, December 4, 2010

Favorite Things

Tonight the theme for the SNS party with Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors is "Favorite Things".

I have a long list of favorite things......but just yesterday I received two new favorite things and I had to post about them tonight.

My first new favorite thing is a giveaway win from the very talented Pammy @ Up In The Attic.  Pammy creates beautiful jewelry pieces (amongst other things) and she recently hosted a giveaway of one of her "Santa Baby Bubbles".  
I love Santa's (I posted about part of my collection last week) so I was very excited to win one of Pammy's jewelry pieces.

Look how beautifully the gift was wrapped.

The paper cone made from Christmas sheet music with a beautiful Glad Tidings medallion is a gift in and of itself!

And I love how Pammy used her business card to secure the Santa Baby Bubble necklace (isn't that the cutest picture)
The bubble is two-sided.  Santa on one side....
and "guess who's coming to town" on the back.  
Thank you Pammy for this beautiful gift.  You can be sure I will be wearing it all month!  Head on over to Pammy's blog, Up In The Attic, and pay her a visit, you won't be disappointed.  She has a website too where she has lots of beautiful things for sale, including the Santa Baby Bubble.  You can access the website from her blog.
Oh....I almost forgot....Pammy hosts a monthly meme called Project Monday.  It is held on the second Monday of every month.

My second new favorite thing is Christmas related as well.
Late last year I found a Christmas tablecloth at the thrift store.  The tablecloth was square, sized for a card table.  I gave it to my mom and asked if she would make an apron out of it for me.  Here's the cute apron she gave me yesterday.
 I just love the jolly Santa's on the fabric.  To mimic the black belt running across the bottom of the fabric, she gave the apron a black waistband and attached a big silver buckle.
She was able to make two aprons out of the one $4.00 tablecloth and my SIL is the lucky recipient of the other one.
Thanks Mom.

The old saying goes "It's better to give than to receive" but in this case I'm glad I was on the receiving end of these two wonderful gifts.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Jane

42 comments:

  1. Hi Jane! Your new goodies are wonderful, love the necklace and especially the apron made by your mom! Now we see where you got all of your talent! I bet you look adorable in it! Theresa xoxo

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  2. Jane, thanks for sharing the photos of your new gifts. What a treat.
    Hope you are having a terrific weekend. ~ sarah

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  3. That apron is wonderful! The print is fantastic and the belt buckle is just the perfect touch. :)

    I have a question about your blog setup--I love how your column of posts goes all the way to the edge of my screen (there's no wide border like on most blogs). I have my template set to wide, but it's still not as wide as yours. Would you mind sharing what blog template you're using that makes your blog so nice and wide and easy to read? I love how big it makes the pictures too! Thanks! I love your blog. :)

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  4. I like you favorite things! Thanks for introducing me to 'up in the attic'. The Santa bauble is quite cute. And I see your mother is creative also. The apron is sooo cute!

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  5. they are sooooo cute!!! love them both!

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  6. Very cute necklace and what a great way to wrap it. Two gifts in one. That apron your mom did for you is adorable.

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  7. You lucky dog you!! Twice over!!! Julie

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  8. Oh how I love that necklace! I'm gonna go check her stuff out. How lucky you were to win! And the apron is fabulous...Now I need to go find some vintage tableclothes for myself :)

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  9. SO Santa crazy here tooo!!
    I just love that necklace I will have to check her out for sure
    that apron is too adorable for words what perfect cookie baking apron for all of santas cookies!!
    Jane you always share the most wonderful things
    thanks for sharing and passing names and blogs on for all of us to enjoy!!!
    Amy

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  10. That is one of the cutest necklaces I've ever seen! Love it!!

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  11. Oh, I love that necklace and the aprons are wonderful! I see where you inherited your creativity!

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  12. Hi Jane,
    Such cute gifts! I love the necklace, that gives me an idea for a new craft project.
    XoXo

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  13. THANK YOU for the kindest words EVER!!!! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you - I absolutely LOVE your decorating style - you have the greatest eye.
    I am happy you like the necklace - I love knowing it went to a happy home...
    Merry Christmas!
    Pammy

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  14. You really had a winning streak. Awesome treasures. The presentation of the necklace is wonderful. I always think that it's all in the presentation and some people just have the knack for creativity. What an adorable Christmas apron!

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  15. I love your Santa necklace, it is so very special and unusual. Love it!

    Your sweet apron is adorable. Your Mom did a wonderful job.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  16. Both gifts just wonderful. Love the belt look a like on the apron.

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  17. Oooooh I just love that apron! And the Santa necklace is just precious!

    Jeanine

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  18. Two wonderful treasures!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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  19. Love that necklace!! I'm a "Santa Person" myself..Now I know where you get your creativity from..your Mom! Great apron!

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  20. Having won Pammy's last give away, I agree, the cone is a gift in itself. Great write up on Pammy. Love the necklace and love the apron, the buckle is genius!
    Susanne.

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  21. Oh gosh, that apron is so fun! That belt really puts it over the top. Love the necklace too!

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  22. I love the apron!! Maybe I can get my MIL to make me one for Christmas!! Love the buckle!

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  23. What a cute bobble! And I LOVE that apron! I wish I could find some vintage tablecloths around here that cheap! The ones that sell for $4 are always super stained and/or have holes or burns on them!

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  24. I forgot to mention how much I LOVE that apron - great follow-through on the belt! I have that same print in a tree skirt that I just aDORE!.
    Again - thank you,
    Pammy

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  25. Your Mom obviously handed down her talent to you,love the apron and belt and buckle!

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  26. I just love it all...the Santa, the cone, the apron...the fact that you shared all those goodies with us!!! Thank you!!!

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  27. Hi Jane,
    Your mom gave you such a gift. I love how she made the apron. This is such a great idea! I have never thought about an apron from a tablecloth before.
    your Santa bouble is darling...congratulations on your win!!!
    hugs

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  28. Love the aprons! The gift you got is just beautiful. I shall have to go visit that gal. The packaging is just cute as a button, just as the pretty that came with it!
    Brenda

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  29. You must be living a charmed life - a wonderful win and a creative Mom.... great stuff!
    :D

    Jan

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  30. Jane,
    I love your new Santa Bubble and the adorable Christmas apron! What sweet gifts for the holiday!
    Dee Dee

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  31. Your apron looks great - just like mine! Aren't we soooo lucky?

    Susie in Des Moines

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  32. Both of them are just darling. Making that apron was an inspired idea jane. merry♥O

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  33. I agree-these are true treasures-love the packaging and the necklace and your apron is sooo cute!

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  34. What fantastic Aprons. I love the necklace too, such a meaningful piece.

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  35. Loving that bubble necklace and the package it came in! Wow you mom did a great job on the apron!
    Theresa
    aka:TOT

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  36. The vintage look of the new apron is charming.

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  37. Very cool. I love vintage christmas. I am into snowmen at the moment. Lovely blog....Happy Jolly Winter to you.

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  38. Your Mom is one talented gal! The Santa's belt is what makes the apron so charming. Love that cute necklace too!

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  39. Wow! and Wow! Love that necklace and you are so right about the little cone is certainly a gift in itself. That Santa apron is simply adorable! The look is certainly from my childhood. How creative your mother is with the black waistband and silver bucket. I can certainly see major talent runs in your family. :)

    Donna

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  40. That Santa bauble you won looks so adorable:)

    And all of those other Santa items are as lovely:)

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