Monday, November 19, 2007

A GRAND Holiday Open House

WELCOME dear friends...YES, Welcome... and THANK YOU so very much for stopping by to visit.

There is a REAL MAGIC that surrounds this time of year!

When I remember the joyous moments of Christmases past, I think about the excitement I felt as a child when my father arrived home with that fresh-cut evergreen. This always signified the beginning of the holiday season in our home.

After the fragrant tree was properly positioned in the living room, mom would pull down a box of decorations from the top shelf in the closet. My sister and I would carefully help her unwrap delicate ornaments that we had made, such as pipe cleaner candy canes, popsicle stick stars, glittered egg crates turned into silver bells, along with Santas and snowmen made of construction paper and cotton balls.

Each one a cherished treasure, and even though they were a little worn or a lot worn for some, the evergreen always shimmered and sparkled with our handcrafted artworks.

Oh, how I LOVED, every year, bringing home from school some new decorative adornment. Mom made sure to give it a place of honor, usually front and center on the Christmas tree.

Although I have graduated from using egg crates, and construction paper, those endearing memories are why, even today, I find myself longing to create BEAUTIFUL holiday ornaments to grace not only my own tree, but also those of my friends and family.

I am THRILLED you have come to The Red Door Studio's 1st Etsy Holiday Open House. My little shop is filled to the brim with WONDERFUL bits and baubles that are sure to DELIGHT!

These hand-made treasures will only be available starting today through Sunday, December 2nd. There are also several other wonderful home decor offerings that are on sale, so be sure to browse.

For every purchase made, your name will be entered in the Open House Giveaway. On December 3rd, two winners will be announced and each individual will win a Vintage "JOY" Garland, just like the one shown below.

My sincere wish is that you find that perfect piece to decorate your home, give as a gift, bring you joy, and perhaps cause you to revel, if only for a moment, in the MAGIC of the season.

Happiest of Holidays to you and yours!


Kathy said...

I've been waiting for days for your Holiday Open House to arrive! I'm looking forward to shopping and I know I will find something that must make it's home here with me!

Sherry said...

The open house is beautiful...I've just had a quick peek. I love the garlands and you JOY is gorgeous...many happy happy returns of this blessed season to you too!

Jennifer said...

I am in love with those garlands...just beautiful!!! Now the big decision is which one to choose! Love your blog too!!!

Lee W. said...

Such lovely things- what a great idea to have an open house!

H. Buchholz said...

Just found your blog and there are so many beautiful things! Thanks for sharing!

Cre8Tiva said...

the open house is wonderful...much success to you...happy thanksgiving my friend, rebecca

Claire said...

the ornaments are gorgeous, tracie - too beautiful!!!

Holly Loves Art said...

How lovely... you have such grand ideas! For me... it's the smell of the Christmas tree in the morning. I haven't brought home my tree yet this year, but can't wait so I can have that special memory.

I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!