Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Block Party, Vintage Inspiration Friday # 67 and a Give Away!

Hey Everyone, The Christmas Blogger Block Party is going strong!
Hope you'll join in today for all the fun,
"anything vintage or vintage inspired Christmas".

So what have I been doing this week...?
Well... decorating like a crazy woman,
and then trying to clean up my mess!

I started collecting vintage Christmas Churches and Houses
a few years ago; they really bring out the kid in me,
they're so much fun to play with.

This year I let the Holiday Cupboard hold them all.


I usually keep the lower level of our house a little more "rustic and country",
but this year I changed it up a bit.


Now it's a glitter paradise!



I was able to fit most of them in,
and what I couldn't, went on the Dining Room tree.


Some of these aren't vintage, but I love blending them all together.


The cupboard is a conglomeration of vintage prints, trays, some ironstone,
glitter reindeer, and a few vintage nativity lambs.


Vintage red bottle brush wreath






I also wanted to share some of the ornaments 
from my little tree in the Dining Room;
Little Putz houses and vintage Shiny Brites.



It's so pretty when the lights are dimmed.







Hmmm...and the backend of a reindeer.



OK, so here's the front end!



Last week was one of the biggest parties yet,
Thanks everyone who participates!
Here's some of the wonderful inspiration:

Di at Cottage Wishes has been collecting clock parts and silver
to make the most amazing Christmas gifts!


Amy from All Things Home decorates her wonderful farm table
with some great vintage elements.



Danielle from  Blessed Serendipity decked out a beautiful tree
with some wonderful vintage ornaments,
please check out all her great photos!



Down to Earth Style is showing off their great Rustic Front Porch
and take a look at this wonderful sled with the house number on it!



Head over and check out the complete front porch.
Holly is a new blogger, so give her a big welcome!


shares her wonderful decoupaged ornaments.
Love the "France" theme.



 Please go check out Ms. Bingles Vintage Christmas' 
Nativity boxes; they are amazing!


 Dana from Circa Dee uses an old Cola Crate
for her rustic mantle display.


has created the most precious little Holiday Slippers,
and is hosting  a Newspaper photo shoot,
head over for a look at her beautiful home!

(oops, this one was created by Karla Nathan at Karla's Cottage)


Hope you'll be joining in for the party today,
Thanks so much Heather and Vanessa for including me in all the fun!


and all the sponsors



And here's the Give Away
a little Santa Girl for one participant
(My Camera is MIA, but there are a few more 
added goodies on the necklace.)


(Please be sure that you have a link within your post.)

to Enter:
1. Please join as a follower if you aren't already, then let me know
2. And leave a comment letting me know you linked up







I'm joining these great Christmas Parties:

Lots of love and Christmas hugs,




100 comments:

  1. Your house is magical, a real winter's wonderland, wow! I love your little village houses, each one is a treasure. Your white tree is so beautiful and each ornament it's so pretty. Thank you for hostessing and having me once more. Merry Christmas sweet lady to you and yours. FABBY

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  2. Hi Debra... LOVE, love love all your little Putz houses, you know me and those!... I especially love seeing yours all in your hutch, so glittery, sparkly and happy!... and yes, that was really a BUM view of your reindeer! tee hee hee, thanks for sharing his sweet little face too!... linking up to your party again, thanks so much for being the hostess with the mostess!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Oh yes, I am your faithful follower, please enter me in your special giveaway!

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  3. I love your little houses and all of the sparkly glitter! You have such an amazing home and I love all your vintage goodies. Happy Follower here!

    ~Trisha

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  4. And thank you for hosting such a fun party and letting me be a part of it!

    ~Trisha

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  5. Oh how I love all those sweet little churches...what a wonderful collection you have here. I have joined the party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. I'm also a happy follower:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. I'm a Shiny Brite girl myself and I adore your Putz village houses~ I have a few small ones! Your Holiday Cupboard makes my heart sing! Thanks for having me :)

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  8. Love the cabinet filled with putz houses and churches. I saw several at Home Goods the other day and should have snatched them. Thanks for hosting.

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  9. I'm a happy follower, and I've joined the party! Thank you for hosting :)

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  10. Thanks so much for hosting, Debra. I love Shiny-Brite ornaments, too, although I do not own many of them. Your giveaway is so generous! Your dining room is so pretty, and I wish we had room in ours for a Christmas tree.

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  11. Everything is beautiful, Debra. As always!

    Thanks for hosting.

    Barb

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  12. Debra- I think a vintage Christmas is the best kind...b/c it's loved! Linking up to this incredible vintage blast from the past and of course I am a follower. Thankyou for hosting the give-away as well...that little Santa charm is too cute. Have a Merry Christmas! andrea@townandprairie
    PS I linked up my vintage santas, but I'm not seeing them, so I may try again. I apologize if they show up twice.

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  13. Your home looks so wonderful! I adore the mini glittered houses and churches and I love the idea of having a special tree to hang them on. They look so beautiful all grouped together! Hmmm, I may have to start a new collection! ;)

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  14. Gotta love me some of that glitter in your cabinet - looks marvelous! Your dining room exudes such elegance, too, Debra.
    Thank you for hosting, and the chance to win your lovely giveaway!
    - Susan

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  15. Your Christmas is so much fun and brings back memories. My mother had a little red wreath like yours and she always hung it in the kitchen window. I have some paper houses and they always say, Christmas. Thanks for the party. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  16. LOVE the Putz Houses. They had several for sale at the Kane County Flea Market last weekend and I didn't buy any ... kicking myself now for passing them up. Sigh. Thanks for hosting the party!

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  17. I sure do Love a vintage Christmas, I am playing catch up on the computer today, since mine is broken... so seeing your fabulous Vintage Christmas Pics are Perfect~ Have a wonderful week
    Cheryl

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  18. Hi Debra, Oh how I love your houses! I love collecting them and have decorated the tops of my cupboards with larger ones. Not vintage, darn just reproductions. Yours look so cute in your cupboard. Love the sheep and deer. I have linked and love your sweet give away. Thanks a bunch!

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  19. I have been a follower for quite some time. Love, love your blog. You are a very talented lady. What wonderful features this week.

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  20. You have such a charming collection, I've been seeing many tiny houses on several blogs that i'm start thinking in buy some...well, maybe when a get a bigger house :)

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  21. Oh my! Your cupboard and tree are a feast for the eyes! I have just read about these "Putz Houses" this year and I'm so intrigued by them! I LOVE the bottle brush wreath too! Thanks for sharing your lovely arrangements!

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  22. Debra, who cares about a clean house when you can look at that cabinet of Putz houses. Just stay in the clean dining room all the time-it's pretty. I follow of course lovey. Happy Christmas ♥ O

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  23. I linked up to this mega party-woot.

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  24. Glad you are hosting one of the parties, Hope you have a Merry Christmas.

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  25. Your house is decorated so beautifully! I feel like it's a Christmas wonderland!!! I have been collecting the houses for the past several years, and I just love when I find a new more to mix with the old as well!! The bottle brush trees and wreathe are also some of my favorites!!
    What a great party to host!!! I do not know where to go first, everyone's blog looks so wonderful!!!
    THank you!!
    xoxoxo
    Cheryl;-0

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  26. The only vintage thing I have is peppermints, please feel free to delete. But I was thinking they've been around for a while and maybe could have been vintage. Thanks for hosting! I would love to see your home in person. It is so beautiful!
    Merry Christmas,
    Debbie

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  27. Hi Debra, I am having so much fun seeing all the wonderful decorations. Your home is beautifully decorated for Christmas. Thanks for hosting!
    Hugs
    Sherry

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  28. Debra, your house is so charming. I always love seeing your vignettes. Love the little houses. What a beautiful festive home you have.

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  29. Hi Debra,
    Thank you so much for hosting the party and for the feature of my Christmas tree. So very nice of you. I LOVE all your vintage little houses and the way you have displayed them. So darling! I am of course a follower already.

    Danielle

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  30. I have linked up too this week. Your soldered necklace is adorable please (pretty please) add my name to the hat.

    Danielle

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  31. Beautiful! Truly a white & sparkly winter wonderland!!

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  32. I've linked to the party...thanks so much!

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  33. Really a beautiful post, Debra! Thanks for hosting and thanks for linking to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805!

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  34. Everything is so beautiful! Merry Christmas!
    Laura J.B

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  35. Love the vintage items! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway, too! I follow on google reader. ~~Rhonda

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  36. I love anything vintage, especially at Christmas. When my mom passed away a few years ago, I inherited all her ornaments. The paint has peeled away on some of them, which makes them even prettier! Absolutely gorgeous! I thoroughly enjoyed this post.

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  37. What sweet miniature house, Debra. They look wonderful in your hutch and on your tree. Have to visit some of the features- I am so behind on reading and "looking." I am still not done- one more tree to go and what am I out doing today? Lunch w/girlfriends.... LOL Oh well, a girl has to have a day off and some fun, right? Thanks for hosting the party! hugs, Sue

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  38. I love your vintage Christmas houses and churches...so pretty! Thanks so much for hosting! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  39. Hi Debra, I love vintage Christmas decor. Thanks for the party. I'm linking up.

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  40. Debra, your house is so lovely and the vintage houses are perfection...We did an 8 foot bottle tree with houses for our tea. You just have the best parties, don't have pics of my whole house, so just posted a little something anyway, so I could join the fun!
    Merry Christmas,
    Lezlee

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  41. I am just giddy with all this vintage goodness ;)

    Of course I follow you and I linked up today...8 tiny reindeer.

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  42. Debra, your home is lovely! Your vintage Christmas houses are so pretty! Your hutch looks gorgeous! Thanks for hosting this link party! It's so much fun to see other's amazing ideas! I appreciate the opportunity to link!

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  43. That collection of little houses is amazing! How precious are those?! :)

    Thank you so much for hosting and for the give away.
    I am a follower and of course am linked up for the fun party! :)

    ~Liz

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  44. I absolutely LOVE all your vintage decorations!!! Please enter me in your giveaway for the charming necklace! I am a follower!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  45. I have linked up to your party! Thanks for hosting!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  46. Debra,
    Your cupbpard is beautifully decorated with vintage villages. I am so intriqued with how the paint~by~number print of the Church blends harmoniously with each Season on display. Thank you for hosting this weekly meme. I was excited to participate with my vintage suitcase and sled!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  47. Hi Debra,
    Just linked up to the party and A devout follower of CG.
    Love the glittery wonderland! Great Christmas header too!
    Rhonda

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  48. I LOVE your glitter houses! I'm starting a collection but so far only have 2! But I'll have plenty of bottle brush trees to go with them when the time comes!!!!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Faye

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  49. Hi Debra,

    Everything in your home is always so stunning to say the least!!! :) Love all the vintage inspired everything on here! I have linked up this week - thank you so much for hosting!!!

    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  50. Hi Debra,
    WOW - those houses in your hutch with those fab paintings behind - especially that cute little church painting! And I love those silver platters with the clock parts too! Of course I am a follower and would love to win. Have been blogging a couple of short months and love all things vintage!
    Kelly

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  51. Debra,
    I love how you've displayed your vintage houses. I am a follower of your wonderful blog, and I linked up to the party. Thanks for hosting, and I hope I get lucky and win that awesome necklace!

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  52. Hi Debra.

    Thanks so much for sharing my farmtable. I have to say that I am always surprised when I see something of mine featured on someone else's blog. Thank you.

    Thanks also for hosting another beautiful party.

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  53. It's the most wonderful time of the year to be blogging! There are so many fabulous things to see and ideas to share! Thanks! ♥

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  54. Oh my, such wonderful decor. I love your village and all of your vignettes are just magical. Thanks for hosting, this is so much fun. I linked my tree, since it has ornaments that are over 50 yrs. old. Hugs, Marty

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  55. Your decorations are beautiful! Thanks so much for featuring my tree! I am super excited :)
    Lina

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  56. Debra, I'm LOVING your Putz houses and bottle brush wreaths.Everything is so charming, I just entranced.
    Babs

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  57. Beautiful I love them all. I'm a gfc follower: theresan.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. I love everything you do over here! There is nothing 'common' about Common Ground! Your collection is lovely. The features are great...I went over to welcome and follow Holly! Thanks Debra for hosting! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

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  59. Thanks for hosting the party Debra ! I do so enjoy participating ! I love that necklace, and of course I am a follower .

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  60. You have a wonderful collection of Putz houses! Thanks for hosting VIF. Have a great weekend! Blessings, Pamela

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  61. So glad to be linked to the party. What a lovely giveaway too. Your little glittery homes are just darling. Your holiday home is looking fabulous. Thanks for hosting.

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  62. Forgot to say I'm a follower and have linked up for VIF. Pamela

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  63. So many gorgeous details. And love the necklace! Thanks for featuring my mantel. I am linking up another project...

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  64. Debra you decor is delightful!! I love all of your little houses.

    I am a follower of course!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  65. Such fabulous inspiration! Thank you so much ~ I will be dreaming happy decorator dreams all night!!!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  66. Oops .Sorry! I love your Collection of Putz Houses! Just Lovely!
    Thank you for being our Hostess
    Have a Wonderful Evening!
    Hugs
    Jill

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  67. Hi Debra...Love your collection of houses, it's wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win that cute charm...she's adorable!

    Looking forward to visiting all your guests over the weekend!!

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  68. What a beautiful collection of Putz houses. They bring out the little girl in me too. I'm late but all linked up now. Thanks for hosting this amazing linky party.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  69. I love the little Santa girl necklace I bought from your Etsy shop. I'm sending it to a friend in Iowa and I know she will love it too. Thanks so much!

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  70. Love your glittery houses and the way you have displayed them. Thanks for hosting. The dear Santa charm is so cute.

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  71. gorgeous post -love your putz houses! another great party! please sign me up for your necklace giveway- adorable!
    and come on by and enter my jewelry giveaway!
    Karen

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  72. Debra, You have a great collection of these houses. They are so cute. Lovely features too.
    Thank you for hosting these parties with the wonderful vintage decor. It is just some of my favorite stuff! Thanks for linking it up with HSH too!
    Sherry

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  73. Love your collection of houses. I specially love them tucked in the tree.
    I would love for you to throw my name into the hat for the drawing.
    I have linked up today to all of this fantastic holiday inspiration. Thanks for hosting.
    Hugs
    Michele

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  74. Thank you so much for hosting!
    Merry Christmas!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

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  75. I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway..

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  76. I am a follower and always here looking around at all your Christmas decor which I never get enough of

    love the giveaway

    Janice
    curtainsinmytree@gmail.com

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  77. Hello! I'm sharing my Vintage Inspired Stockings at #206. Thanks for hosting and enjoy all vintagey Christmas inspiration!!!

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  78. Thanks for hosting! Love your vintage Christmas decorations! AWESOME!!! We just linked for the very first time and are new followers! ~ Barbara and Alicia

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  79. beautiful pics, as always! thanks for hosting and your charm is darling:)

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  80. I am a faithful follower and I did link up to todays party!! Sure would love a chance to win one of your necklaces...Thanks for the parties. Di

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  81. Debra,dear, I`m late here, I can see- so many in front of me-lol
    But I have to tell you that those little houses and churches are the most adorable, and wonderful christmas decorations I have long seen-
    OH my goodnes, how do you find so many ...They are fantastic sweet,-old-and new- and also so cute on your tree, in the dining room.
    I`m totally in love dear :)
    Hugs ,Dorthe

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  82. Debra,
    I love all your glitter houses. I have just a couple but I love them. I like the idea of sticking them in a tree. Boy your blog party has grown! I was like #250! Thanks for featuring my blog, the beautiful slipper is Karla Nathan's. I'd love to take credit for it tho! Lisa

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  83. I LOVE your Christmas houses, Debra! What a beautiful collection you have gathered! Thanks for hosting the party and giveaway...I've linked up!

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  84. Debra, I have so enjoyed looking at your holiday decor!! There is so much inspiration here! Thanks for hosting this great party! Happy Holidays!

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  85. I love your Putz house collection!! I have just 2 little houses but would love to find some more!!
    Thank you for the great party! I am linking up!

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  86. Hi Debra, When I saw your picture, I thought "she looks familiar". Then I saw your other blog. Daily Walk, I'm a follower of that blog, small world. Come over to my blog if you can. I have a vintage garland tutorial and giveaway, I think you might like. Blessings,Cindy

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  87. I so enjoyed linking up to your Christmas Block Party... thank you for hosting!
    Sandy

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  88. I've been a follower for quite sometime.. love reading your blog...
    Sandy

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  89. Hi, those little churches would look great with my little houses...haha...I've been a follower for awhile...

    Thanks for hosting,
    Sylvia

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  90. Debra, those churches are so neat! Thanks so much for hosting the party. Yes, I linked up and would love to win!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  91. Yes, I am a happy follower of your blog.

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Pam

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  92. Thanks for hosting! When I see your little vintage village it reminds me of when we used to up up our Dickens Village.
    I'm also a follower.

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  93. I am a happy follower! Love your church collection!

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  94. I have a vintage cupboard filled with Putz and Glitter churches. Then on my half wall I have a Putz village. I love your collection and it brings a smile to my face.

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  95. You have such a beautiful home...and I have to get off this blog..NOW! I'm getting sucked into the abyss and can't stop checking out the gorgeous blogs in this linky party! Thanks for the inspiration! xo

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  96. So glad to have found your blog and linky party! Vicki over at Ranger 911 turned me onto your blog! Yeah! Newest follower!

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  97. Thanks for Hosting this great Christmas Blog Party and having such a Lovely Creation as a Giveaway! Your Home looks absolutely Enchanting this Christmas! I too went with a White Tree this year, our first one, a Goodwill Hunting Score and I love it!

    Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  98. Love your Christmas church collection and the tasteful way that you have it displayed. I'm new here and delighted to participate in your party.

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