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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The PFATT Swap Ornies Have Arrived!

Ever since 2005, my eBay group PFATT (Primitive Folk Art Talk & Tea) has had an ornament swap. It's THE best swap EVER! I have participated every year and now have quite a collection of ornies from my PFATT sisters! They are some of my most treasured ornaments ever......all handmade from the heart.....those are THE BEST kind!

So I wanted to share with all my blog friends the beautiful ornies that I received in the mail yesterday! All wrapped up so prettily by this year's PFATT swap queen Kaf Grimm.....Thank You so much sweet Kaf for hosting the ornie party!

And pictured below are my adorable little ornies and who they are from starting from left to right........The adorable little grungy snowman ornie is from Arlene of Sweetthingsbyarlene***the sweet little green bag contained the little mushroom ornie, the Mrs. Claus gnome ornie and the red star ornie by Joanne of Disgustedcats***the amazing acorn ornie is by Danita of Danita Art***and the adorable little Believe star with the pocket full of goodies ornie is from Jody of Starspangledpretties. I want to thank all of you ladies for my precious ornies! I will treasure them forever! =o)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

A Visit From St. Nicholas/'Twas the Night Before Christmas
by Clement Clarke Moore

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
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;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night."

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Magic of The Polar Express.....

This past Friday night, Morgan, Jadyn & I went on the Dennison Depot's Polar Express. It was bitterly cold night and we were hoping for some of that white stuff to fall from the black night sky as we waited patiently for the train to pull into the station. There was lots of stuff to look at as we waited and picture opportunities too. All the Christmas lights were twinkling merrily and the Depot looks so magical at night.

We also had a special passenger that went along with us. My friend Joyce Stahl of Enchanted Productions made a Polar Express inspired doll. She went dressed in her little holly print nightgown and her special little tag that says "I Believe" and she carries her special bell too! We hope you will stop by her eBay auction by CLICKING HERE complete with music from The Polar Express.

We hope you enjoy the slideshow of pics..............

New Hang Tag/Ornies Listed on eBay this Week.....

I've listed these two adorable hang tags/ornies with easy and convenient BIN's of $9.95!

I used vintage repro prints of Ellen Clapsaddle's postcard art along with vintage buttons, ribbon rosettes, real silver glitter and hand stitching. These look so pretty hanging from a tree, a cupboard door or on a Christmas package.

I ship quickly so you will have them in plenty of time for the holidays or as gifts. Just click on their pictures to go see their auctions!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Stop by the PFATT Blog Giveaway!

You sure don't want to miss this most awesome giveaway on Primitive Folk Art Talk & Tea ebay group's blog! There are some adorable holiday giveaways from 14 talented PFATT artists that you can sign up for a chance to win! All you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of the post to get your name in the drawing or post the giveaway banner on your blog for two chances to win!

Here's a pic of one of my champagne cork real silver glitter encrusted ornies to hang from your holiday tree!

Just click on either pic to go sign up! Hurry on won't want to miss it!