Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas is over....

.....and all of the decorations have been tucked away in the attic for another year here at Mourning Dove Cottage.  I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday.   

I'm ready for spring now!  How about you?  Well, it's a nice thought, anyway.  I have been cleaning and rearranging the house and bringing in a few fresh new things.   

 Over the holiday I received a package in the mail.  I love getting packages in the mail!  It was from Deb at Posted-From-Home.  I was the lucky winner of her wonderful give-away a few weeks ago.  Her blog is a lovely place to visit ~ a house of love and spirit and creativity.   

The wrapping was tied with a cute "Christmas Wishes" tag, including a lovely hand written greeting card, and a glittery post card with a bird. 

 She made this salt/flour bird ornament with the December 25th tag. Love it!  

And....this handmade "mug hug" (below) which is perfect for keeping my cup of coffee warm during the next few months of cold weather.   

 It's already hugging my cup of coffee and keeping it nice and warm.  Thank you, Deb, for these wonderful gifts! 

This week will soon be over and a new year will be upon us. 

I hope all of you have a safe and very happy new year! 


*Sheila* said...

Congratulations on winning Deb's giveaway! I hope 2012 will be a good year for you and your family..

Angie said...

Lovely gifts, Donna! :) Tomorrow is our 18th wedding anniversary, so I have that 'holiday' and then New Year's Eve, so Holiday decorations are still in place, for now. :) Happy New Year! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I am ready for spring, too. I know I have a long wait though! Congrats on winning those nice goodies. I love getting packages in the mail, too. Happy new year! Lori

Sherri said...

What lovely goodies you got Donna!! I love the mug warmer! I have a few patterns and want to try knitting some.

Cozy Little House said...

I shall spend my new year's eve right here with the dogs. Where it's warm and safe and calm.

Pondside said...

What a sweet little mug mitt that is!
I will leave Christmas up around the house until the 12th day of Christmas, as my mother did - then it'll be a BIG clean up!

camp and cottage living said...

Lovely gifts from Deb!
Yes, I'm ready for the new year
and am trying to think of some projects to keep myself busy until spring. that would be June here!
Happy New Year!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Congratulations for winning.

I have all of my decorations put away too. Happy New Year!

mississippi artist said...

I am slowly taking down my decorations, I am ready for a good housecleaning!It has been in the seventies here and it makes me long for spring!Cute giveaway you won-I will have to check out her blog.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

That Mug Hug, is the cutest thing!

I am taking down my decorations today. We had company since Christmas and they just left. So the house is quiet and I am looking forward to putting away Christmas until next year.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

That Mug Hug is adorable Donna...doesn't your coffee look cute now! I can't believe your decorations are all put away right now ~ Karrie JUST finished decorating her house on Monday :) lol! This is the week that we get to enjoy our decorations, so I'll be starting to put mine away in a week or so, but I love that time ~ cleaning the house...then on to getting it organized for the new year!

Donna said...

Already all Put Up?? Wow girl, you're Fast!
Love the prizes! Lucky you!!
Happy New Year!!!

Deb said...

So happy you liked your parcel :-)
Happy New Year Donna, Otis & Riley ♥

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy New Year, Donna!

Just dropping back to wish you all the best for the year to come. I also wanted you to know that I thought of you on Christmas when we used the cute red tray your husband made. And I have my little bird magnets on the fridge.

I've been computerless for weeks, so I am thrilled to be back online.

Again, all the best for 2012!


Sheila :-)

Happy@Home said...

I envy you for having your Christmas decor tucked away. Mine is still waiting to be tucked. However, I am ready for order to be restored.
Congratulations on your win. The mug hug is adorable.
Wishing you much happiness in the new year.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Donna!

My Doxies, Gur & Zoe, wanted me to stop by and wish Otis & Riley HAPPY NEW YEAR... WOOF WOOF, YIP YIP!

Happy New Year to you and yours, Sherry

Ruth Welter said...

Happiest of new years to you and your hubby Donna. I know, cannot believe the holidays are gone for another year.

I love your give away win, especially the cup cozy, so cute. Let me know if you think it really works at insulating.


Kathy said...

Congratulations on your win! Wishing you the best for the New Year!

Zuzana said...

Seems like you had wonderful holidays spend with your loved ones.;) And what beautiful gifts too.;)
Happy New Year dear Donna, may 2012 be a prosperous one for you and yours.;)