Monday, November 29, 2010

Grain Sack Stockings and a winner


Hello!  I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful weekend!!  Today I am linking up with my friend Maria's amazing giveaway!  When Maria told me that she would be giving away 2 grain sacks stockings and a gorgeous wreath from Wintersteen Farms, I was so thrilled for her readers because I happened to have ordered those things for my own home a few weeks ago!  So I wanted to show you how I have used them in my own home.

I love, love, love the grain sack Christmas stockings that I ordered from Maria...I even ordered two red ones :))  I knew I wanted them to hang from my vintage ladder...


I just adore the two wreaths I ordered from Wintersteen Farms.  I put one on each of the "garage doors" that I have in my studio.  These wreaths would make a really special gift for any of you looking for Christmas ideas early!

I stacked the grain sacks that usually hang on my ladder on a chair next to the ladder for the Christmas season...I'm a little obsessed with grain sacks :))



{mercury glass lanterns now available in the SHOP}


I have been working on adding little bits of fresh greenery and berries to all the rooms around the house...





And, I have been turning my little studio into a gift wrapping station lately {more on that later}...I love wrapping Christmas presents!



You can enter Maria's giveaway *HERE*


Now I have a few announcements to go over...

The winner of the Cabbages and Roses giveaway {winner chosen using random number generator} is Sherry from Blessings From Our Nest!  Congratulations Sherry!!!  Please email me your address and I will make sure that Cabbages and Roses gets it.

***For all of you who didn't win the fabric giveaway, I have some good news...from now until December 11th, Cabbages and Roses is offering FREE SHIPPING on all fabric orders over 100 pounds {that's approximately $156} anywhere in the world!!!  You can find out the details by going to their blog.***

And last, I wanted to say thank you to Emma for the lovely interview she did with me!!!  You can visit Emma's blog *HERE*


Happy new week!


Tracey

53 comments:

very merry vintage style said...

Love seeing the small touches you make to decor for such big impact. A pine cone placed "just so," the perfectly blended colored ribbon it sits upon, and the pale beauty of the grain sack stockings on the vintage ladder. Can't wait to see how you wrap your gifts. As always, a pleasure to stop here!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love the way you have decorated with your stockings and wreath! I love wrapping presents too...one of the fun parts of the season! Congrats to Sherry for winning the give away from Cabbages and Roses! Enjoy the season Tracey...it looks as if you are off to a good start! :)

Claudia said...

Hello,
I so enjoy your blog! What beautiful way of decorating. Thank you for sharing.
Claudia

Cindy said...

I love the way you have displayed the stockings and the wreath, and even the grain sacks, you are so creative. Everything little Christmas-y touch is so beautiful!
Congratulations to Sherry on winning the Cabbage and Roses, I'm sure she will love her winnings!
Hugs, Cindy

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Good Morning Tracey~
The stockings are gorgeous hanging on the ladder! I love the wreath, such a pretty space to get creative!
We started decorating yesterday, such a fun time!
Take care
Kristin XO

koralee said...

What a sweet idea...with the ladder..I have one in my bedroom..may have to move it back out to my living room.
Thank you for passing this lovely giveaway on to us....happy monday my sweet friend. xoxoxo

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Dear Tracey,
your home is sooooo beautiful and inspiring.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Fra

Chrissy said...

Morning!! Love those stockings...I am like you..love anything to do with grain sacks! Your room looks so festive and pretty! Have you got your shopping finished yet? Shannon and I went out last week and she spent a small fortune at Housewarmings(where John sells)I got a couple of things for my new kitchen...can't wait!!! Enjoy your day,xo

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Tracey... Oh so lovely... Can't wait to see more....

Leah C said...

Everything looks so festive! And those grain sack stockings are so very pretty:)

Allison said...

Congratulations to Sherry! Tracey, your home looks lovely! I love the grain sack stockings hanging on your ladder and the beautiful wreaths on your garage doors. What wonderful ways to make your home so festive. You should be featured in a magazine!

Amy said...

congrats to sherry how wonderful!!
OHH I need a gift wrap station, seems ever space in my studio is covered in vacation finds at the moment.
Your look is just beautiful of your stockings.
Happy Holidays
Amy

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Congratulations to the winner!
I absolutely love your grain sack stockings! Grain sacks are my new obsession now, too, thanks to you... lol!! :) All of your Christmas decorations look so lovely, Tracey! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration... as always!
Have a wonderful week!
xoxo,
Jo :)

Whimsey Creations said...

I love those stockings! Your house looks wonderful!

It's me said...

Beautiful wreath Tracey on a beautiful door !! love it !!.....lovely day darling.............love Ria......

Blondie's Journal said...

Your wreath is beautiful. It looks so simple and elegant hanging by the ribbon on your door! I love it. And the grain sack stockings are SO cute!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Congrats to the winner! It sounds like we all are winners with free shipping. I am very excited about that and plan to use it.Thanks Cabbages & Roses.

Stockings look awesome, I too have a love for grain sacks and would love to make or win some stockings in vintage grain sacks.~Cheers Kim

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Gorgeous decorating as always. Beautiful!

Emily Joyce said...

I love it! Your decorating is so simple and beautiful.

Country Livin' said...

Love the grain sack stocking and your blog, its beautiful. Congratulations to Sherry, cant wait to see what she does with that beautiful fabric!
Trish

Anita said...

The stool looks happy there:) The stockings are wonderful.

Ashley said...

What a beautiful space you have :) The wreaths look amazing!! Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

The Summer Porch said...

Congratulations to the winner, what a beautiful giveaway.
Tracie your decorating with the grains sacks are so gorgeous, I love this look! Your post is beautiful today...
Have a nice week...
Rosemary...

Bugs and Sunshine said...

stockings hung on the ladder with care?

i am tore up over the cuteness of the idea.

tore up i tell ya.

so, so, so cute and creative.

you rock.

Jboo said...

So very beautiful! Love how you put things together!

Janet

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats to the winner! Enjoy the holiday season, sweet friend! ♥

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracey,

I loved seeing your grainsack stockings and the lovely wreath.
Such a wonderful time of the year and thanks for sharing all your inspiration.
Congratulations to your winner.

Have a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

DustyLu said...

Fantastic! Congrats to the winners! I loved that giveaway! Shucks. lol, love the ladder vignette, I did that too. I love your studio. I would love to have one. No room now that another little one is one the way. Have a great day! Lulu

Privet and Holly said...

I am just drooling
over those stockings!
I have to go and check
them out at Maria's.
What a lovely respite
it was checking in with
you tonight. So very
beautiful, as always!
xx Suzanne

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

what a fun giveaway - and I'm so in love with your grain sack stockings ON THE LADDER!!

that photo went straight into my dream decorating folder.

I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving - you've been on my mind lately - I've missed hearing from you....Sending you hugs ~

xoxo

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Pretty, just so very pretty. I love having my own little wrapping station, this year mine is all Red&White&bright Chartreuse Green all over, but I've had soft White years, too. Can't wait to see yours!

xo Lidy

kelly Kansala said...

I absolutely LOVE your mercury glass lanterns! I will be shopping soon at your shop. :)

Kelly
WINTERSTEEN FARMS

The Little Red Shop said...

Happy new week to you too, Tracey! Those little lanterns are just darling!

: )

Julie M.

Claudia said...

Hello,

I am in love with your grain sacks and those lanterns. SO cute!!!
Thank you for being a follower and posting. Can't wait to start decorating.
Have a good week.
Claudia

paige said...

always a treat in my day to see you post little peeks into your gorgeous peaceful home ox

lila said...

Love the way you have decorated with your stockings and wreath!
fabulous!!

Morning T said...

Your photos always amaze me...everything is beautiful.

Happy holidays my friend.
Hugs~
T

Susan said...

Hi Tracey,
I just started blogging and wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed reading your blog. Each new post from you never disappoints. The wreaths on your garage doors look amazing, as do your grain sacks & stockings. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing style! I'm becoming a follower now that I figured out how to do that! :)
- Susan

Heaven's Walk - said...

GRAIN SACKS????? Did you say GRAIN SACKS?????? Talk about having an obsession......yeah......ME. I can't get enough of them in my house! Yours looks beautiful stacked like that, Tracey, and adorable on your ladder! And I love the wreath hanging on your door that way. So pretty!! :)

Do you order your grain sacks from Christina?

xoxo laurie

Burlap Luxe said...

Tracey,
Looks alot like an amazing Christmas over here. I just love the French linen feed sack stockings I adore your displaying of them as well.

Thank you for your visit to my White and gray Christmas :)

I will be back to take in more of your inspiring beauty!
Cheers
Dore

Shannon said...

I love the grain sack stockings and how you displayed them on your antique ladder. Such great inspiration, I hope you post more of your lovely Christmas decorating for us :)

Fräulein Klein said...

Dear Tracey, I love your stockings! they looks so great!
Your home is so beautiful and very inspiring!!!!
I wish you a wonderful 1. December!!!!
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Just lovely, Tracey. I'm trying to figure out my wrapping style for this Christmas. It's always a variation on simple, just like you :)

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Tracey love those stockings!

Debbie said...

Those stockings look wonderful on your ladder Tracey. and the wreath looks so nice, you can almost smell the greens off the blog page!
Debbie@lakehouse

The Polished Pebble said...

Wonderful photos...but all of your photography is beautiful!

I loved the little cards with the thyme too! Really clever

xo kelley

a.love said...

I drool over EVERYTHING you do! Those stockings are GORGEOUS! Honestly---your talent blows me away! :)

Toves Sammensurium said...

Just had to write how uch I love your photos here.....fantastic :))))
Tove,Norway:)

Denise said...

Great post. Everything is so pretty. I keep studying the photos to take in all the wonderful details. I featured and linked to your post on my blog - firstadream.blogspot.com/

alee said...

love the ladder/stocking idea :)..My home doesn't have a mantle so I am always hunting for ways to hang them!

Lili said...

Oh my word. Just stunning Tracey! I always think it's from a magazine, but even magazines are not as consistently beautiful as your images and ideas are! xo ~Lili

Gustaviana said...

your blog is so lovely..... it's nice to look at it !! thanks
viana xx

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