Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Give-away: Week 2

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."
~Maya Angelou

For this week's Christmas give-away (don't forget I'm hosting a give-away every weekfrom now until Christmas), I'll be offering one of my favorite handmade bird ornaments from my previous post. This little guy to be exact:


I think the little tuft of black on his head gives him so much personality!

If you'd like to add him to your ornament collection, then just leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite holiday decorations. It can be something that you hang yourself, something that you drive-by on your way to work or school that as soon as it goes up marks the start of the holiday season for you, or perhaps something that you traditionally drive out to see every year.

Tell me about your favorite decorations and you'll be entered to win the little birdie ornament. I'll gladly ship anywhere in the world if you're the randomly chosen entrant. Just post by midnight EST Friday Dec 5, for your chance to win. Be sure to include your email address or a link back to your own blog so that I can contact you if you win! The winner will be chosen in a random drawing and announced Saturday Dec 6 .

I look forward to reading all about your favorite holiday decorations!



Participant in Sew Mama Sew Give-away Day. Hop on over to sew mama sew for a list of all the participants.

edit: I've extended the dates of this giveaway to Dec 5th because of the huge list of participants! Thanks so much to everyone who's visited and entered!

101 comments:

Paula said...

My favorite decorations are the snowmen that friends and family have given me through the years. Love your little bird.

The Giveaway Diva said...

oh wow cute!! my fav decoration would be the stockings! we'd each have our name sewn on to it!

Katie said...

My favourite decoration is my advent calender it has reindeer on it, I love reindeer and chocolates hanging off the bottom.

Caroline said...

There is a yacht harbor on my way home. Every year, after thanksgiving, slowly, people start putting up lights on their boats, until right before christmas, nearly every boat in the harbor has lights of all sorts, and its gorgeous!

Sue said...

What a pretty bird! I actually have a bird tree- nothing but birds. THis little guy would fit right in!

Lisa said...

I have a Raggedy Ann ornament that I remember my parents taking me to the store to pick out...I was about 4 or 5. It still goes on the tree each year. Cute birdie ornaments!

miss said...

i give my in-laws a bird-themed treat each christmas. they would love this!

Nuts To You! said...

My favorite decorations are going to be my daughters' stockings this year. I wanted to quilt them each one, and I think they are going to look really neat.

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Monica said...

I love it!!!

Debra said...

My favorite decoration would be the outdoor lights. I just love driving up to the house and seeing it so festive!

tammiemarie said...

My fave ornaments are birds too! But I also have a pacman wearing a santa hat from when I was a kid :)

growareader said...

My favorite decoration is my Martha Stewart feather tree. (I think this little guy would love sitting on it!)

habetrotspins said...

My boys and I always make snowflakes to hang from the ceiling.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

B said...

my favorite decoration is the star we make each year to put on top of the tree.

Mistress Meeyee said...

We have a little mouse ornie on our tree that has been in the family for over 50 years.Wouldn't be Christmas without our mouse.

shaina said...

We have personalized stockings for everyone. Very fun.
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Kristen said...

Thanks for stopping by yesturday. I copied the directions for these ornaments and can't wait to try them...I just have to put them higher on my tree since Sam (my dog) has decided to eat them this year...I'll be looking for your 6 random things :)

Bird said...

i am in love with your bird! i'm quite the bird lover myself! and a picture is worth a thousand words so check out my blog! last night i posted up all of my christmas decorations! :)

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

Since christmas is coming, it'll be placing lights all over the house!

I love christmas season..

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheers,
melody
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Anonymous said...

It would be a reindeer made from the branches of a christmas tree! It was really cool.

Crystal(manhattandolls[at]gmail dot com)

H.S. said...

thanks for the chance! Well i love bright & bold decorations! Anything that catches my eyes like little cute ornaments to place on the christmas tree.

H.S.
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Mel said...

Hmm. I'll say it's stockings! I'll stuff them with presents..

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LauraJ said...

my favorite decorations are the ones i've made throughout the years!

melissa s. said...

he's beautiful! love your quote, too. my favorite decorations are the glitter pinecones I made with my kids this season. happy holidays!

Sally said...

My favorite decorations are my "old world style" glass ornaments. I have so many different ones! I truly love them.

Tanya said...

My favorite decorations are handmade ones from my family for the tree and the wall, which we put up each year.

Kelly said...

I love him! Plus he'll smell so good too!

Kelly said...

ummm, forgot to let you know my favorite ornament. It's a plastic little red ball ornament my dh and I bought the first year we were married. We were poor and living in France and it had "joyeux noel" on it.

Liz said...

Every ornament on my tree tells a story - either because of where it's from or who gave it to me. It started with my parents collection and when I moved out my sister and I each picked 5 to start our own collections.

My favourite is my newest - a Christmas fairy from New Zealand which I got this spring on a trip there. It reminds me of my favourite holiday place and the Pacific, where I was born!

Anonymous said...

What a delightful little bird! My favorite decorations were made by my children when they were little - now they have gone to grace their trees.

Sandy in NJ

Jennifer said...

y favourite holiday decorations are the ornaments my boys have made throughout the years.

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nhsmith55 said...

I love it. Ornaments are the best.

Rachel said...

Oh! My favorite decoration is my enormous German "Christmas Pyramid"--candles around the bottom cause a propeller on the top to turn, which in turn, causes the various levels to rotate, too. Mine was the tallest they made--close to 3 1/2 ft tall...

SugarWolff said...

This is my first year living in snow so I love seeing christmas lights in the snow! It's so pretty! The bird ornament is gorgeous. Love it!!!

EmmyLizzy said...

That's so funny that you're posting a bird, because all of my bird ornaments are my favorite! I was thinking about making these myself!

Heather said...

Your little birdie is beautiful. I hope I'm lucky.

Boat Bird said...

My favourite decoration is the little bunny angel I have for the top of the tree- just a little stuffie that I bought a couple of years ago and already he is MIA and I can't find him- my tree looks so lonely!

Erica @ life's not a paragraph said...

My favorite holiday decoration are Christmas trees - mine, others, miniature decorative ones, anything.

Mamasoo said...

My grandmother's glass ornaments are my favorites! They remind me of her when I decorate the tree! Thanks!

Pick me, Monty!

Janet said...

my favorite ornaments are the makit bakit "stained glass" ornaments we made as kids (in the 80s) :)

love the bird!

Katherine said...

I just made a button tree, and at the same time I gave the same pieces to my two year old. Buttons felt and a ribbon loop. She made something wonderful to me, so now they will be 'matching' ornaments for our tree.

katelin said...

cute i'd love to win!! i love the advant calender!!

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Maggie said...

I adore snowmen. I have dozens around the house.

Thank you for the chance at the giveaway and have a great holiday.

Rebecca said...

I like my baby's first Christmas ornament from each of my kids.

katie said...

my favorite decorations are the ones from previous generations, i love to think of how long some things have had a place on the family tree.

mtelizabeth said...

Oh, that is neat! I bet it smells wonderful!!
My favorite decorations are those my mom saved for me to have when I got married. I have a duplicate of my baby ornament from 1978. It's the best to put on the tree.

affectioknit said...

I love the beautiful bird ornament! My favorite ornament is a 60's glue glass ball with Silent Night and a little village painted on it in white!

Hashi said...

My favourites are felted balls my mum made before she passed away.

Elizabeth said...

this is so cute!

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maggie said...

My favorite decorations are my snowmen collection. I love setting them up on a snow blanket with bottlebrush trees around and mini lites in the background.
I've started collecting birds for my tree as my mom used to have them when I was a child.

Julia said...

Oh, I love him!
My favorite decorations are the ones my kids have made for the tree! so cute to see thier abilities change each year!

DangAndBlast! said...

oooh my grandmother would go after me for that ... she loves birds, especially red ones. My favorite are the ones I made in Germany of snowflakes cut out of black construction paper with red tissue paper glued to them -- look like stained glass windows.

Bronwyn said...

Birds are actually my favourite decoration to put on my tree - I have quite a collection now - yours would be lovely too!

bittycakes said...

my favorite are the handmade ones from last year's swap. i'm so looking forward to collecting more this year. thanks for the chance to win!

Ali said...

I love my nutcrackers. I try to find new ones every year. THey are all special though!
Cute ornaments!

Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite decorations are the ones my mom has made me. Especially the angel she made for the top of my tree.

=) melanie
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~Q~ said...

My favorite ornament(s) would be my annual Swarovski crystal ornaments that my parents have given me each year for the past 8 or 9 years. My husband also gives me smaller Swarovski ornaments each year so it is always something I look forward to setting up the day after Thanksgiving. I love your little bird. Thank you for the chance to enter.

stepstep said...

Lovely little beaded birdie~ My favorite holiday ornament is a SUPER simple little brass bell that was my mom's for....well, forever - now it's mine! I love it & the memories it holds :)

Sarah said...

My favorite decorations are the ornaments my parents had when I was a little kid. We played with them for hours before we put them on the tree.

Genevieve P said...

I like our advent calendar--and this is the first year we're doing a Jesse tree too!
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Grey Cottage Studio said...

Oh I wanted to make these! My favorite would be the my collection of santas and the greens, poinsettias and red ribbons.

Emily said...

My favorite decoration is my dad's upside-down Christmas tree. He's been hanging it from the ceiling since before I was born.... 35 years later my mom still insists on a "normal" tree as well. I would love to give her that cardinal ornament for her tree.

Kali said...

I'd love to enter your contest. Thanks for your generosity.

Sincerely,
Kali

kellyn2girls1boy said...

When I was a kid my parents had these red bells that would play Christmas music and light up, they are my favorite decoration although they are no longer.

Jessica said...

My favorite decorations are the bubble lights. I love those!

Beth said...

I love the ornament!

My favorite decorations are the Star Trek ones. I buy new ones for my husband every year for Christmas.

Suzie Button said...

My favorite decoration is something I bought this year which is a pink glitter covered house with a snowman and trees and fake snow, lovely! Suzie
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FlowerMomma said...

I always love putting out the nativity scene!

Ginny said...

I love those spiral trees that people have outside. I just saw a new version that I can't even explain that I just loved.

I really like this ornament a lot, so cool! I also love that quote by Maya. I never paid much attention to her. When she was on Oprah about her newest Daughter book, I just fell in love with her! Now I want to go back & get some of her books especially the daughter book. Such a wise woman!

Donna said...

I saw these in Martha . .very nice!!

I haven't seen my fav ornaments in years. Growing up, my best friend's mom was a Christmas fanatic, and had these santa statues that were intricate and beautiful and represented santas from around the world, and across history - she brought them out of storage in stages and it was always so exciting to see them emerge as the countdown to Christmas happened. I miss them!

9patchnurse said...

I love our tree and all of the memories the ornaments bring!!

pugslet said...

My favorite decorations are the ones that my daughter has made. Thanks.

mommyholly said...

Oooh how fabulous!! My fave decorations are, surprise surprise, my bird ornaments hehe!!! Thanks for offering a giveaway! xoxox
-Holly (hollyndevlin@gmail.com)

Emmi said...

This would be absolutely lovely to win and I hope I do because I think would flip!

Thanks so much for the chance too!

e-mail: perfectpunkin@yahoo.com

dana said...

that is an adorable ornament. I'd love to win!
My favorite decoration at the moment is a cute colorful party garland. I've been seeing them everywhere on everyone's blogs...but have yet to make one. Maybe I'll make a seasonal Christmas one.
Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

Stephanie said...

I'd love to get the bird- for once. :)

Thank you for the drawing and for letting me enter.

My favorite decorations or the retro glass ornaments that I buy during the year at yard sales and thrift stores for the Christmas tree. I just took a closer look at one that I'd purchased at a summer Rotary Club yard sale, and saw it was an antique from West Germany.

Best wishes and Happy Holidays!

Stephanie
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marcela said...

So beautiful! thanks for the chance.

I don't know if I have a favorite ornament. All the ones we have are handmade. Few were bought I guess from grandparents and greatgrandparents. So still have special memories. I just love hanging each one and remembering the story behind. And our kids are loving that too!

neeter said...

We choose a new ornament each year as a special one for our family. If I *had* to choose one as a favorite it would be my pregnant Snow Mama that was given to me while I was on bedrest with my first child.

mub said...

This is a darling ornament =) My favorite "decor" is our Christmas stockings!

Breanna S. said...

your bird is beautiful

Allison M. said...

Favorite-Christmas Lights
Least Favorite-my empty stocking :(

luke and pamela said...

my favorite decoration i know isn't very unique - i love christmas lights strung in the house. they just add sparkle and glow and make me feel like it really is the holidays.

Amanda said...

He is just so cute, and you're right about the tuft - he'd he less thrilling without it. I hope he's able to join my spare - for now - decoration collection.

Alison said...

Great give-away! Thanks!

leslie said...

Add me please, fun

Anonymous said...

I love my Disney ornaments- the Stitch ones are my favorite, but the others are a close second.

-Natalie
Orlando, FL

ILuvBNaMom said...

Such a cute little birdie! My favorite holiday decoration is Festival of Lights in our nearby city. You can see them from the highway and they are just lovely to look at. You can walk through the festival also, but we haven't done this since before we had kids - maybe we'll try taking them this year!

MaryAnne said...

This little bird ornament is beautiful! My favorite decoration on my tree now is a stained glass scene given to us by my husband's grandparents.

Char said...

My husband is a bird photographer (among other things). You might enjoy his blog and photo archive--just google "bird pics" and he'll come up.
Anyway, my favorite decorations are the ones I made as a kid. Last night my little boy, 2.5 years, hung up the painted walnut hanging from some yarn, with the masking tape label ("Charlene") yellowing. Thanks for extending your drawing!

jenny said...

I thought about trying those cinnamon ornaments, too, but with 3 kids and a baby, I don't think I'll get around to it this year. sigh.. Maybe in a couple of years I can try them.

My favorite ornament is a minature pewter piggy bank I picked up years ago. It reminded me of the piggy bank my dad has which is also pewter.

billiemick said...

Red Birds are my absolute favorite and now a sparkly one.

going kiwi said...

I love the crocheted snowflakes my mom had when I was little. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Lisa said...

My favorite ornaments are the one made by my kids over the years...
This year my tree will have a lot of handmade ornaments from several ornament swaps I've been in...

edward and lilly said...

Very sweet bird. My favourite Christmas decoration is two little wooden gypsies I bought in Bucharest last year :)

Anushree said...
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Anushree said...

Lovely the quote, lovelier is the bird :))

Waiting for Santa is my favorite christmas tradition, hence, stockings the favorite decoration. I hope he will swing by and give me presents some day!

Merry christmas :))

blueviolet said...

My very favorite decoration is a crocheted angel that I made as a child. I couldn't even make it now so I don't know how I managed to do it then but it's absolutely lovely! Plus it calls to mind warm memories for me.
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Buckstop319 said...

awesome bird ornament. please include me in your drawing. thank you.

Alisa said...

Ok, this one is easy. My favorite ornament is one that I picked up in a medieval town in Germany. It a little glittery snowman. Count me in on the give-away, the bird is darling.

Wendy said...

My favorite ornament is a wooden Santa one I had growing up. It was small, no bigger than my hand as a child. What drew me to it was the soft material used to make his long beard. I remember taking it off the tree when I was little just so I could stroke the beard :)

Thank you for extending the giveaway!! ~Whew~

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Melissa Searle said...

Congrats!! You have won my giveaway/ :) Please send an email to: melissa@myheartandhome.net
Look forward to hearing from you!!!! :)
Melissa