Thursday, December 2, 2010

My FIRST GIVE-AWAY Alert !

Many of you know that blogging is a very new experience for me. I have truly enjoyed the experience and now wonder why I waited so long to join in the fun. I want to celebrate the holiday season by having my first Give-Away but I wanted it to be something special....something meaningful. (More on that in a bit.)
Since so many of you have made lovely comments about my vintage holiday domes, I have decided to keep this one off my Etsy site and share him.


Now more on the “meaningful” part. I originally was going to offer up a hand-molded paper mache piece (and I still will before the month is out – hint, hint) but the FIRST Give-Away had to feel “special” to me.
Christmas is about our family and friends, our faith, our traditions, and nothing sums up the season more for me than a glittery gold, vintage, dancing Santa. Gold Santas. Not red, not green, GOLD!
How strange, you say? Why?
Because these were the most glorious, shiny, magical, cutest things I ever saw when I was a child (and they still are to me). My mom tucked these away in every corner of the house and there was always one sitting in the fresh poinsettia plant on the dining room table. I sat for hours staring at him in the glistening light of the Christmas tree.

So, with that long winded story said, what better way to send out some of my family holiday spirit than to send you a vintage, bedazzling boogie-boy Santa dome! HOHOHO.
I hand-molded the mushrooms at his feet from paper clay, and covered his snowy base in mica and glitter…or should I say “glitta” for us Massachusetts girls.

Oh goodness…..stop talking and give the details on how to win, right???!!!

1. Leave me a comment and you get one chance.
And please share with me what your favorite holiday decoration or ornament is. I love hearing your stories.
2. Follow me and you get another chance.
3. If you decide to share this Give-Away information on your blog, you will get a 3rd chance.

Good luck everyone. I will pick the winner's name on Friday, the 10th.


Till later,
Cyndi

51 comments:

  1. YAY Glitta:) I am from Massachusetts. :) thats santa dome is wicked cute!

    I am a follower and I shared this... tho i want it !!! :)

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  2. Hi Cyndi!
    This a fabulous giveaway! Kudos girlfriend! Please enter me for a chance to win. I am a follower.
    Sylvia

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  3. Hello He is adorable!!! My favorite Ornament is my first baby doll that i made into a tree topper! I have had that doll for 41 years!!! Please enter me in the drawing! I follow you here and on the Hive~ and I will post on my blog! I am giving away 3 Santa Ornaments too!!

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  4. My favorite Christmas decoration are snowmen made out of pavers that the kids made for us at school when they were in 1st grade. The pavers are painted white and they have painted faces with fabric scrap scarfs and hats made out of holiday socks.
    Their teacher is a genius!
    # 2 ;)
    Sylvia

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  5. Cyndi..How adorable!
    I am a follower and my favorite childhood Christmas decoration was/is the elf knee huggers. We always had one front and center on the tree.
    (~~)
    Julie

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  6. I'm back from blogging about this on my blog too Cyndi.
    #3 :D
    sylvia
    anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com

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  7. Cyndi! I WANT THIS SANTA! lol! I will put you on my blog, and come back when I do. Favorite tradition? Probably sitting around the table making gingerbread houses. We eat a lot of candy while making those houses. :) xox! Pam

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  8. ooohhhh!! ooooohhhh!! Love this Cyndi! I'm so glad youre blogging now. But look out, its sooo addictive.
    lets see my favorite holiday decoration right now, would be vintage reindeer!! I dont have any.. but Ive decided I need to have a heard of them! off to ebay I go!
    have agreat weekend!
    hugs
    vivian

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  9. Congratulations to you Cyndi! I think there are many who are so happy you have a blog. A chance to see your creative process. Thank you for sharing your Santa story. Stories are what I love best! I adore my childhood Peanuts ornaments. Too fragile to continue hanging, my own children had a plastic set. I love that to this day my daughter always "steals" Sally away from her brother's set. An ongoing rivalry, I just love it! Elizabeth

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  10. This is so cute! This definitely reminds me of being a child in the late 60's and early 70's. Great memories!

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  11. Thanks for having a giveaway of your sweet Santa!
    I love my vintage glass ornaments that I have collected and a pink brush bottle tree that was my Grandma's..that I will show soon.
    Deb :)

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  12. Hello, Oh this is such a sweet holiday decoration, it reminds me of my childhood, my Mom had Santa's like this. This is so wonderful. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win and I want to wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday's. Terri

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  13. Yay!! Cyndi, I am excited!
    Love the santa dome.

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  14. You are very sweet to be offering this cutie for your special give away. Not sure if I can enter since I am from Australia and I completely understand if I can't, but I will happily add a little button to my blog anyway!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  15. Hi Cyndi!
    I added you to my sidebar, and I am a follower. I love this Santa! Did I mention that already? LOL!! Happy weekend, my friend!

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  16. LOVE Massachusetts! The New England area is where I think I'd most love to live, except for the cold! It's so pretty and inspiring there.

    I'm a follower and pretty much new to blogging, just like you. It's opened up a whole new world for a SAHM who was getting a mushy brain from being with 2 little ones for 7 years straight!

    Thanks for the story. They always make art more special.

    Jill

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  17. Hi Cyndi! I'm so glad you decided to join the blogging fun! What a magical Santa! My favorite ornaments are the glass blown Snowmen I've gotten as gifts. Can't pick just one oh and the old vintage pinecone snowmen. Ok do you see where I'm going babbling on and on. I follow too! :) Becca

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  18. He's such a joyful little spirit! I'd love to be entered for a chance to have him come live with me. :) My favorite holiday ornament(s) are the ones my friends, my husband and I all made to put on our tree for our very first Christmas. There's a wild variety of characters and themes and styles and each one is so special to me.

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  19. Oh! I forgot to mention, I'm now following your blog!

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  20. COngrats on your blog. And what a sweet giveaway !!! I LOVE family traditions, so sweet to just sit and remember. I have a sweet little angel musical figure that plays silent night. As kids my brother and I always had little trees in our rooms and I had my angel. So I remember just laying there in bed in the soft glow of the litte christmas tree listening to silent night and watching the angel slowly spin. Sooo every year I bring out the angel and set her next to the tree. Funny the little things that bring us so much joy right :)???
    Merry christmas to you :)
    xoxoxoxo Terrie
    ps haven't gotten around to snowman shakers yet but still hope too :)

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  21. Here is my blogpost Cyndi!
    http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2010/12/holiday-sparkle-is-having-giveaway.html

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  22. Hola Cyndi
    Antes he pasado por tu blog, pero he pensado que al ser española igual si ganas te cuesta mas mandar el regalo.
    Si te parece bien me encantaria participar en tu sorteo.
    Has hecho un trabajo precioso.
    Yo tengo un nieto de 30 meses y los adornos que puedo poner en el arbol, solo pueden ser muñequitos de madera, porque el arbol dura muy poco derecho jejejejeje
    Desde que lo he puesto ha ido al suelo unas pocas veces jejejejeje, pero vale la pena ver lo que disfrutas cogiendo del arbol los juguetes.
    Subo el aviso a mi blog.
    besitos ascension

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  23. WOW! I was afraid I wouldn't have anyone join in my Give-Away. I had First Give-Away Jitters.
    I am so glad to see you all here!!!! What fun!I love all your stories. Thanks for sharing. I hope more join the party.

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  24. I have a similar Santa on my tree. The original came as a part of a flower arrangement. This one would be SO awesome in my collection! I love old fashioned glitter houses and some cheesy wooden elves from my childhood. It wouldn't be Christmas without them!

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  25. My favorite holiday decoration is a candle holder my son made for me a couple of years ago. It's crude and childlike & colorful & I love it! Thanks for hosting.
    Lisa
    mistyfuji *at* yahoo *dot* com

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  26. I follow your blog. :-)
    Lisa
    mistyfuji *at* yahoo *dot* com

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  27. Oh, cute cute!!!!! He is so wonderful Cyndi! I've been a follower for awhile, so now I just need to post about this and will let you know when I do.
    My favorite ornament, gosh, there are several, some I made for the family over the years, but others, collectibles to replace the ones that were stolen from us when I was a teenager. One was an Italian indent 3D ornament with a manger scene, another a Shiny Brite ornament with a Silent Night Stencil design, another a glittery glass glow in the dark ornament that is very rare.

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  28. What a cute little Santa! When I was little, my Mom had this plastic Santa with a sleigh and reindeer, and I always played with that - so I understand how some things stay with you and have special meaning.
    One of my favorite ornaments now is an old world Santa ornament, carved from wood. I also have added the lovely Santa you made up on my fireplace mantel and he looks quite at home! Thank you! :)

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  29. I am a follower and would love to participate in your giveaway! My favorite ornament is a take off on vintage snow babies. It is a newer version. A baby sitting in a swan and both have been glittered and sparkle so much!!

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  30. Popping in from the hive. Now a follower!!
    Thanks for the chance to win. Love the holiday glitz here!! ~Theresa

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  31. Christmas season is such a wonderful time of year. I love all of the decorations and vibrant colors to it all. My favorite decorations are all handmade by friends, family and online artists I've discovered through the years. I love decorating my home with them all and enjoy the smiles they bring to all who see them. I do have one very special ornament of a snowman that was given to me by my neighbors granddaughter. She put her heart into making it and I will treasure it always.

    Jody
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

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  32. I love your artwork and am a follower of your blog. Your Santa dome is a delightful work of art. Thank you for the chance to win him and give him a new home.
    Jody
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

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  33. I've shared your Santa dome photo on my blog and have it all linked up. Happy Holidays.
    Jody
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

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  34. Hi this is beautiful. I collect the un modern Santa's and he is just perfect It would be so wonderful to add this to my collection Thank You for the chance and Happy Holidays/ Merry Christmas

    You ceate awesome things

    Fondly BevinFL

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  35. Your first give away...how fun!!!
    Please enter my name in your drawing.

    Wishing you a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Sharon

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  36. i love decorating for christmas- especially with vintage and funky pieces. i have a few vintage annalee mobilitee figures that i adore. i also love felt ornaments and banners.
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  37. gfc follow
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  38. That dome is so cute! My favorite ornament are my daughters' first Christmas ornaments. Bring back sweet memories!

    lexbyam at gmail dot com

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  39. I'm a feed follower

    lexbyam at gmail dot com

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  40. I love the old Hallmark ornaments. I have a ceramic unicorn that brings me back to my childhood each time I put it on the tree.
    jorossi@gmail.com

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  41. Following you!
    jorossi@gmail.com

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  42. Hola!! Puedo participar en el sorteo? me encanta el regalo, es precioso. Un beso

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  43. My favorite decoration is the fresh magnolia leaves my dad just mail to me from his back yard!

    abivens2@gmail.com

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  44. My fave ornament is a little baby shoe from when I was a baby.
    tiedyefrog at gmail.com

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  45. I am a new follower.
    tiedyefrog at gmail.com

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  46. He's adorable!
    I'd love the chance to win him.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  47. I'm a new follower via GFC.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  48. Hello Cyndi,
    a wonderful give away. I love all the magic your mind comes up with.

    My favorite ornament is our oldest child' baby's first Christmas. It reminds me of when we were first starting out. Our dreams were new. Now 33 years later we have 8 baby's first Christmas ornaments on our tree. It is a reminder of how great our GOD has been to us.

    I follow via Google.

    Blessings to you,
    Shelley
    knockyblack@gmail.com

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  49. Santa goes Elvis! That's the first thing I thought of when I saw your latest creation. Everything about it screams Retro Vegas Christmas. I can actually see it on my uncle's barn right next to the highball glasses and Sinatra/Dean Martin Records!
    Maria at
    mcudeque@yahoo.com

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