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Saturday, November 28, 2009

FREE GIVEAWAY...Gold Charger w/ Vinyl Lettering

Followers....This free giveaway is just for YOU! It is a way for Santa's Gift Shoppe to say, "THANK YOU".....This Gold Charger w/vinyl lettering is the Giveaway Prize....
(without stand)

These are very popular this season and would be a great Christmas, Hostess, or House-warming gift... If you haven't become a follower of this blog & would like to be eligible for this free giveaway, become a follower TODAY....It's easy...

*****Go to the sidebar where it says "FOLLOWERS" click on the word "Follow"....continue with the prompts....That's it....


1) 3 chances to win....
Become a "Follower" of this blog (Santa's Gift Shoppe)
****"Already a "Follower?" = 3 chances to win if you Leave a comment on my blog... to let me know you're interested in the giveaway)

2 chances to win...
Post about the "Gold Charger w/ Vinyl Lettering" Free Giveaway...on your blog
or Facebook page. Leave a comment on my blog with a link to verify post/link.
2 more chances....Do the Post above AND (add the PICTURE) of the gold charger...

3) 2 more chances to win... (each different referral)
Tell your friends and family! Each referral who visits this blog (via your posted blog link) about the giveaway, (based on the Feed-jit results) will give you 2 more chances.

*****If the referral becomes a new "Follower"
= 2 more chances to win for the
new follower & 5 more chances for YOU!

Wait...THERE'S MORE...
More fun giveaways for "Followers" @ Santa's Gift Shoppe Boutique, Dec. 4th/5th... Tell us you're a blog follower so we can meet & thank you in person.
PLUS...receive 3 EXTRA chances for 6 free giveaways during the boutique,

~LOTS of chances to WIN!!!! Hurry, as this giveaway will CLOSE at MIDNIGHT on WEDNESDAY, December 2rd.

****Please Note: This Giveaway is for the 48 Contagious States due to (s/h costs)

~The winner will be announced AFTER the boutique, so check the blog & email me @:
with your Name/address, if you are the winner, to receive your gift!

Good luck and
we look forward to seeing you at the boutique...NEXT WEEK!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Giving Back and One-Stroke Painting Preview

I like baskets...they organize, hold pretty things, and are nice to give something special to someone in. During this Thanksgiving time, #2 on our Santa's Gift Shoppe Boutique Countdown, we want to give some special things to YOU, our guests! The above basket holds handpainted, One-Stroke (R) ornaments FREE (one per guest) at our boutique on Friday, December 4th (10am-7pm), Saturday December 5th (10am-4pm)
while supplies last.......

This lovely envelope pillow would make a unique gift to give someone special. More ways Santa's Gift Shoppe Boutique is giving back includes a portion of the proceeds being donated to the National Breast Cancer Organization. We all likely know someone who has been affected by this, and we want to help in finding a cure. YOU can help, too!
These handmade One-Stroke (R), all-occasion cards are a sample of the variety you will see @ the Boutique.... Our guests also will be greeted in Mrs. Claus' kitchen with complimentary warm, homemade wassail and a variety of tasty cookies.
As you wander through the various rooms of Santa's Gift Shoppe Boutique, you'll see unique gifts like this delicate, One-Stroke (R) ornament...Find gifts for everyone on your list available at budget-friendly prices. Check out our "Bargain Basement" for even more savings to YOU.
Good things come in threes like these lovely hand-painted bookmarks which can be added as a gift topper or paired with someone's favorite book. You'll also find FREE tip sheets with helpful ideas for entertaining, decorating, and making the holiday season more relaxing and enjoyable for YOU.
Santa's Gift Shoppe Boutique is all about YOU! So, join us NEXT WEEK, Friday, December 4th, and Saturday, December 5th for a magical Christmas experience! Take a break with your friends, neighbors, or co-workers from the hustle and bustle of the season to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells reminiscent of a simpler time.

We also will be having a Big Giveaway at the Boutique....You know I love Giveaways...We will be drawing 6 names during the 2 days we are open for wonderful gifts as a Thank You for joining with us in the celebration...

Our Boutique is YOUR one-stop shopping destination saving you time and money where the "Difference is in the Details"... and where we still believe in Santa Claus!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vinyl Lettering on Plates & Glass Cubes

I LOVE these!!! I especially like the
way the Vinyl Lettering looks on these
plates..The gold & the red are so classic..

I love the sayings as well.

(In the photo below) it shows the
Nativity & Wise Men still seek him..
& what it looks like with little white lights
behind the cubes..
The photo following that..shows it
without lights...a different type of

Below are some of the 1/2 glass cubes with specific
words on them...This is the year of POLKA-DOTS..
Fun loving bright colors with Polka-Dots....
I LOVE them!!!! They are fun to do....I have
Cutie-Pie Aprons for little girls/Adults...&
Cutie-Pie Bows...& now Polka-Dot ribbons w/
Glass Cubes... These Polka-Dots are contagious!

I could totally see moms getting them for young
women...for birthdays, graduation, Christmas.
They are a great gift for any occasion...or just
for yourself... a daughter-in-law,sister,aunt,
grandmother...the ideas are endless!!!

For the FAMILY...That is one of the Main Themes
for this Boutique..These would look great in a
FAMILY ROOM, Living Room, Study...really
any room in the house...
Come check these out along with a wide
assortment of other Home decor items @
Santa's Gift Shoppe Boutique...Dec.4th & 5th.

Monday, November 16, 2009


REMEMBER WHEN...??? This is a photo of
Christmas Past..around 1961. Barbies,
Shoe Skates, Record Players..some things

We always had a Charlie Brown type-
Christmas Tree...Even though you could see
through it's branches (& cost under $3) it was
BEAUTIFUL to me... because of the FAMILY
SPIRIT of LOVE that surrounded it...

Another "Christmas" Memory...Cousins
in N.Y...Dollies: Tiny Tears, Betsy Wetsy...

Below is a Family tradition...Mom's Annual
Cookie Bake for us & the neighborhood kids..
She taught us how to bake cookies (from scratch)
& have the kids decorate their cans...fill them up
with their treasures they made to take home to
share with their families..

And last is the original type "Christmas Village"
(from the 60's/70's) Do you remember those??
with little plastic houses w/lights in it???
It looks a lot different than our Grand "Christmas
Villages" we have now...A simpler time/a simpler village..
These are but a few memories I have of Christmas'
for me was when I was in another country far away for
(1 1/2 yrs) I was going to marry someone..but decided
against it & had a FEELING I needed to be "HOME
for Christmas" (no matter what) in 1976.

I'm glad I listened to that feeling..because that
was my "Last Christmas" with my Dad...He died
a few months later..unexpectedly @ age 56.

It was the "UN TANGIBLE" precious gift of
"Love & Time" I got to spend with my Dad &
Family...I remember most & Grateful for!!!

***People ask why do you want to have a Christmas
Boutique?? Rearrange your house...all that
time, work, & trouble...

My answer is to UPLIFT & SHARE with the
community...the Christmas Spirit, the wonder
& enchantment of the Season..Things I have been
blessed by my family & growing up with..ideas to
bring families closer together.... free gifts, tips....
Seeing people smile & be happy even with hard
economic times...there's a lot to Love & Share...

CHRISTMAS GIFT??? (tangible or intangible)
Please leave a comment...We would all love
to hear.....Thanks for visiting!!!!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas Boutique...Designer Christmas Trees

Here are some Designer-type Christmas
Trees...They are one of my very Favorite
things to make. I like them because I do
Mini - 5' & just load them up with rich
ribbons, ornaments, flowers, berries....
all sorts of fun stuff.

This one is an Alpine Tree
(which stands 4' Tall w/white
mini-lights) Flowers are Burgundy,
with gold accents.

I tried to get a close-up so you could see
the detail that I love to put in the Trees..
I don't know if you can see it very well, but
the ribbon is a rich Tapestry type
(Burgundy w/Gold print on it)
It's one of my all-time Favorite

This one is a 2' Alpine Tree with
Gold & Off White accents w/white mini
lights) Close-up Below

This 2' Alpine has Red Ribbon,
Gold accents w/colored mini
This Alpine Designer Tree stands
3' tall..has a rich Tapestry Burgundy
Ribbon, gold bulbs w/white mini lights.
Since this was a tall tree I took it
in 2 shots for the full effect. Below is a close-
up of the bottom of the tree...
And last is a 2' Burlap Base Tree
(Bushier than Alpines) This is Red,
White, w/Gold Wire Mesh ribbon..
without lights..

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Winner of the Free Giveaway is...

Hi everyone...This is the stone that was the Giveaway!!

Thanks to all of you who entered. It was a big success
because of you and great to get to know you through
your "emails" etc. I even found some long lost friends
& made many new ones!!

The WINNER is....DIANE from UTAH
Congratulations to Diane for winning &
becoming one of our newest "Followers."

****GIVEAWAY ALERT...For Followers Only****
There will be a FREE GIVEAWAY in your
honor sooner than you think...I love the
Followers that have come to our blog &
appreciate you & the interest you have
shown for "Santa's Gift Shoppe & Ideas."

Please keep checking back
to be informed
of when it is going to happen so you won't
be left out...

Anyone who wants to become a Follower...
between now & then...It's easier than you

Go to the sidebar (where it says FOLLOWERS)
click on the word "Follow"... Continue with
the Prompts... That's it...

~~You are now a "Follower" of the blog & will
be able to enter the next Giveaway...& the
surprises that come with being a Follower...