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Saturday, December 28, 2013

OFG Team Handmade Promotion

Did you know all Etsy shops are now being required to complete an "About" page so customers can get to know the creator better and to gain insight as to the authenticity of handmade creations. 
The Old Farmhouse Fathering Team will be promoting About Pages.
This is were you get to "Meet the Faces of 100% Handmade". 
This promotion will start January 2 and run through January 16, 2014
(Be on the look out for another surprise!)
 I have added a link to my about page so that you can have a look at part of the process in my Handmade items.
Participating shops will be listed on January 1, 2014.
Click HERE to take you to the OFG Team Blog Page.
This will be fun to see how people create!

I am hoping you all had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a wonderful New Year!
Enjoy,
Barb

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very peaceful and wonderful Christmas with family and friends.
Enjoy,
Barb

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Decorating...

I love seeing how everyone decorates....not only for Christmas but just normal every day living.
Shows such personality!
My decorating personality is boarder line scary and boring.  
I have great ideas, or so I think, but when it is time to put it in to place it usually is utter disaster.
Needless to say my husband has a better eye at picking out wall paint colors, arranging furniture and hanging photos on the wall.  Come Christmas it is all his!!!

Maxine from Prims and Annies shared her photo of the reindeer she won from my blog giveaway and I love how she has decorated this space!
Doesn't it look like he was meant to be right there!?!
 Wonderful!!
 Our decorating is done--no thanks to me. 
 I was glad to see there were others still trying to get it all done while scrolling through Facebook.
It was fun to see all the creative ways folks decorate...gave me a few ideas. 
 I have rearranged a few things so we will see who puts it back to its original place tonight!
Either my husband or my daughter...my son is a lot like me and we are clueless with the way things should be arranged!
Hope this finds you ahead of schedule and ready to relax and enjoy the Holiday Season!
Barb

Friday, December 13, 2013

We Have a Winner!

Thank you to all my great blog friends that support me, my blog and other endevers!
The winner is Maxine of Prims and Annies!
I will contact you for your mailing address.

I just want to take this moment and THANK YOU for the fun and friendships I have created along this path of blogging.  It has been fun to read about you and hopefully fun to read about my adventures!
Wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and the Best the New Year can bring to you!
EnJOY your day,
Barb

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sacred Gifts, A Great Win, and a Giveaway!


We are lucky enough to live where art is respect and revered.
We went to see Sacred Gifts:
The Religious Art of Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann and Frans Schwartz
It is simply fabulous and so reminded me of the reason for the season once again.
I have seen this piece of art a million times: Christ teaching the Sermon on the Mount by Carl Bloch, but it wasn't until this time that I was directed to look at the little boy on the left who is trying to catch the butterfly on the headdress of the woman kneeling.  I had never notice this before.  
There was another work of art, Christ in Gethsemane by Heinrick Hofmann, which shows a person behind Christ but due to age it has darkened so much it is hard to see.
If you are local and get a chance to go see this art exhibition I would highly recommend it.
The Altar pieces displayed have been lent by churches in Europe and will probably never leave there respective churches again.  What a fabulous gift for us this time of year!

I was the lucky winner of Paintspots and Splinter's Facebook giveaway, and yet again Vicky has out done herself.  These little treasures are FABULOUS and actually the only Christmas decorations up at the moment!
Thanks again Vicky for the wonderful creations!

Just a quick reminder of my giveaway for this little JOY reindeer.
Click HERE to be entered!
Thanks for stopping by and for most everyone across the country stay warm!
A balmy 5 degrees here at present!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

Friday, December 6, 2013

JOY Giveaway

The last of my "Keeping Christmas in My Heart" all year long Giveaway!
It has been a "JOY"-full year for me.  
Thinking of the season the whole year has allowed me to see the JOY in all things good and bad over the course of this year!
This little guy gives me a smile and will be the giveaway item for this giveaway.
He is painted on black screening--(of course) and the frame measures 11 x 8 inches. 
I find loads of JOY looking at him and I hope you do too.
Now for the Rules:
Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.
New followers always welcome.
Leave a way for me to contact you if you do not have a blog.
If you would like to share this giveaway I would appreciate it! 
Winners will be picked on December 12th and announced on the 13th.
Open to all USA and Canadian friends. 
Good Luck to all!
Thank you to all who follow my blog. 
I truly appreciate you all and wish you JOY this Holiday Season!
Enjoy your day and good luck,
Barb