Monday, November 15, 2010

Outdoor Decor and A Big Thank You!

Today I had the day off and it was a beautiful sunny day (one of the last I am afraid), so......

I took my Christmas decorating outside!

I loaded up my window boxes with both artificial and real evergreen branches, red berries, sticks and pine cones.

One nice thing about living in the woods is the variety of trees!

I love the different textures and colors of the needles.

Just picturing it snowing!




I also picked up a couple things to giveaway to one of you, (I wish I could give something to each and every one of you), to say thank you for following me, becoming my friends, inspiring me and lifting me during uncertain times.


Below I have picked for you a silver metal Peace sign,

Sign measures 18" x 10"
'Peace' and snowflakes are raised


and three little pillow ornaments which have 'Believe', 'Wish', and 'Joy' embroidered in brown.




The only thing that you need to do is just leave a comment below letting me know that you would like to enter to win!

That's all!

Just a little something to let you know that I am very thankful for all of you!


I will draw the winner next Tuesday, November 23!

Which also happens to be my birthday!


48 comments:

Robin said...

I have a window box that is begging for attention. I'm determined that this year I'll do something with it. Love the look of your's I may just have to copy you a bit if that's ok!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I smile every time I see that you posted something even before I see what it is. I think it is because I feel like I get to visit you and see what you are up to. Of course I want to be entered. :)

Green Willow Pond said...

Hey there Michelle! Love your window box. I can't believe how fast Christmas is coming this year.

I would love to win that adorable sign and mini pillows. Every time I would see them, they would remind me of you! And the message of peace in the hustle and bustle of life is one I need to be reminded of daily.

Donnell Allan said...

What beautiful decorations these are. How sweet of you to share them!

Polly said...

Hi Michelle! Your windowboxes look great!

Happy early birthday to you!!

Thanks for the chance to win your holiday goodies!!

Hugs

Polly

Amy Kinser said...

First of all, your window boxes look great. I love having trees all around me so I can bring the outdoors in easily. We have tons of pinecones that I can use. I can't imagine having to buy them.

Your giveway is great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Finding Home said...

I can't believe you are already working on outside! Good for you, and you even made it snow!. The sign and pillows are lovely, I would love to enter the giveaway, it would be fun to have something from you! Glad that you have something to celebrate!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hi Michelle!

Okay, I'm just jealous that you even have window boxes. You truly have me thinking Christmas. Very cozy and cute!

I'm so wow'd by all the giveaways. Would love a chance to win! Count me in...

xx,
~Michelle

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*such a beautiful window box~*~I would love to win your giveaway! Hugs, Rachel~*~*

Heaven's Walk - said...

Yeah, I'm with Michelle, the previous commentor.....I'm jealous of your window boxes, too. lol! You did a great job filling them. I love the combination of the various pines. Sooo pretty! And what a sweetheart you are to offer this beautiful giveaway, Michelle! It will make someone a beautiful addition to their Christmas decor! Sign me up, girlie! :)

xoxo laurie

Deb said...

Your window boxes look great Michelle...love your shutters too! I would love to be entered in your giveaway...such cute stuff! Thanks, Deb

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love window boxes. Mine are too low. I love the fresh greens in yours with the pop of red. Really cute. I'd love to be entered! How sweet of you :)

Jasley said...

I'd love to enter to win, they are gorgeous!!

Tracey said...

Your window box looks so pretty! I have one too, but it is on the second floor so it makes it harder to get to.

I love the peace sign and pillows, it would be great to win those!

Julie Johnson said...

Your window box is gorgeous! Love your little world here. Thanks for your sweet words about my birds. I am making many many more. :)

Pam said...

Happy Early Birthday. I would love to win your Holiday giveaway!

Paula said...

How smart you are to take advantage of the last of the warm weather:) The window box looks wonderful! What a sweet giveaway...an early Happy Birthday to you Michelle!

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle, thanks for the give away! Your window box is so pretty and by the way, Happy Birthday(alittle early)!

Janie

mikeandjanie@suddenlin.net

The Frosted Gardner said...

I would love love love to win your giveaway. What a generous gift! You are the best Michelle. I love what you did to your window. And those photoshop actions are awesome. It really looks like you are getting snow at your home. Love the red bow - so festive!

...You May Say I'm A Dreamer said...

First of all, Happy Birthday in advance! Second, your blog is amazing and I am so thrilled to have found you. I would love to win your giveaway (I have never won one yet) and I look forward to enjoying a long cyber-friendship with you through your blog:)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your window box looks so beautiful! It really puts me in the Christmas mood. Did you add the snow on picnic or did it really start snowing at your place?
I love the metal Peace sign, it is really lovely!

Els Manning said...

Do like your window box... and uhm... november is an excellent month for a birthday! (ReallY) I've been doing it for a couple of years now. And quite like it.

Iris @ Treasuring the Journey said...

Hi Michelle - great looking window boxes! :-) I would love to be entered into your giveaway. The silver Peace sign would fit in great with my other holiday decor! Thanks for the opportunity! ~Iris~

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Michelle, I want to copy your window boxes too! I also live in the woods and I made a fresh pine wreath last year. I think I will have to try dressing up the window boxes this year.

I love your sign and pillow ornaments too and would be thrilled to be entered in the giveaway!

Have a great week!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

P.S. I love the snowy picture! Is that another Picnik texture?

Val said...

I so need to take out my Xmas goods. Your window box is gorgeous. Everything you do is wonderful.

Pamela said...

Thanx for stopping by earlier! I have not even started outside yet. It is always a tado because we only have only one outlet. Thanx for the lovely give away!

Vicki said...

Happy Early Bday! Window boxes are looking so pretty! Love the Peace sign! Thank you for thinking of us.

Rene said...

Michelle, you are so far ahead of me that when I finally drag the greenery into the house, you will sitting in a comfy chair sipping hot cocoa.

-Rene

Deborah said...

Hi my dear friend!
I love your windows..they are beautiful in themselves but also love how you've made them sparkle for the season!
I have shutters but no window-boxes (yet! :) )
I love the snowy picture...soooo pretty!
Your giveaway is gorgeous and you can count me in too... :)

Much love,
Deborah xoxo

Holly said...

A little Christmas spirit coming through loud and clear! How gorgeous. That sign is beautiful...you are a sweet and beautiful person. I hope all is well.

A Cottage Muse said...

What a lovely giveaway...I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Peace out! I love it! Count me in Michelle, and I love your snow! XX!

Beach House Living said...

Your an early holiday decorator for sure. I'm hoping it will get me moving earlier this year instead of Christmas Eve.

freckled laundry said...

Your window boxes look so lovely. I'd love to win this very pretty little giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

Hugs,
Jami

Red Gate Farm said...

Thanks for the great ideas, I'm planning to "do" my windowboxes for the first time this year!

Chris

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oooh, I love that sign, Michelle. Please count me in...

Your window box looks so festive and wintery.

You live near woods? How beautiful that must be - especially in the snow.

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Love your window box! Now I wish I had one!! Will have to make a display of somesort now. Thanks for the inspiration!

And what a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for being so generous!

Libbie said...

Your decorating looks fabulous! I think you are making me a little more ready to go!!! I am feeling inspired!!! I need to do a little better on the outside this year! Love the looks of yours!!! If my house looked like that I would smile everytime I pulled in the driveway!

& what a great giveaway! Anyone would be crazy not to want to be in on that! So thanks for the chance!!! Every visit to Emerald Cove is such a treat!

Lynn said...

Love, love, love your window box! I love seeing it with the snow picture that you shared!

I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway! I am one of your followers.. I've got my fingers crossed! Thank you!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Anonymous said...

The window boxes look wonderful. I would love to be entered in to your giveway. . . I am a follower. . .
Thanks for all your wonderful posts.
Lisa

Patti's Artful Design said...

Your holiday window display looks wonderful...you shop in your own backyard! Please enter me in your giveaway, Michelle! I follow you!

ChRiS said...

well i must thank Kat fro blog breaking cause i found your blog....how have i missed this?!? love the window boxes i so wish i had them at all my windows.....i am becoming a new follower so i would love to be counted in your giveaway and ty for a chance......just.plzzz@yahoo.com

Bella said...

Michelle, you are the greatest sweetest soul. Seriously, this is such a sweet thought, and just beautiful, I would LOVE to win this.

I think you live in a magical place, the woods, but a summer beach house inside, man you are lucky and blessed.

Love ya girl, !!!

Bella :)

Doug said...

Getting ready to decorate - great inspiration here!

Diane H said...

Lovely to meet you! Just came over from Cozy House and have signed up to follow. Thank you for the decorating inspiration, I too have a window box that I'm ashamed to say is empty - promise to fix that now!

3 Cowgirls & Our Cowboy said...

I love your blog! You have such creative ideas for decorating!! I would love to enter your giveaway!
Thank you for sharing!
Kristin
cowgirls03@hotmail.com

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

I'd love to win, your giveaway items are adorable!

I can't wait to do my windowboxes, yours turned out lovely.

:)

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