Some of my Favorites {Come and Join Us}

I was inspired all last week with the 2013 Holiday Housewalk!

32 creative bloggers all coming together and opening their home was so much fun to be a part of.

I loved so much about each home but I put together a little collage of some of my favorites.

Once I put them together I thought it was obvious how much I love a touch of black in my decor and typography!

If you want to see the whole tour from the beginning click HERE.

You can find tons of inspiration by checking out the Deck The Halls Holiday Housewalk Pinterest page.

Now you can be a part of the walk too!

Jen is having a linky party where YOU can link up and share your home all dressed up for Christmas.

I can’t wait to see your home.


 Handmade is my favorite gift to give!

Kelly is having a HUGE Kelly’s Favorite Handmade Things giveaway!

Come and celebrate the beauty of handmade.

Kelly's Favorite Handmade Things Giveaway!


Kelly – Eclectically Vintage (that’s me) – Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock and Roll vintage silver spoon keychain

Stamped Silver Keychain

Lucy – Craftberry Bush – stag watercolor art pillow (Shop Craftberry Bush)

Stag pillow

Angie – Knick of Time Interiors – hand painted Milk & Cream on glass sign (Shop Knick of Time)

Milk and Cream Co. Sign available from Knick of Time

Jeanne – JuNxtaposition – vintage typewriter key necklace (your choice) (Shop JuNxtaposition)

typewriter key necklace

Jen – Jennifer Rizzo – set of 3 original art silkscreened dish towels

Handmade Santa dishtowel

Melaine – My Sweet Savannah – salvaged wood Christmas tree (Shop My Sweet Savannah)

Salvaged wood Christmas tree

Jen – City Farmhouse – hand painted Ski Lodge sign

Handmade ski lodge sign

Jeanne – Jeanne Oliver Designs – Sadie Handbag or $89 shop credit (Shop Jeanne Oliver Designs)

Jeanne Oliver Sadie handbag

Lucy – Bel Monili – vintage buttons and baubles bracelet (your choice) (Shop Bel Monili)

Vintage bauble bracelet

Denise – The Painted Home – music sheet flowers in new blue mason jar

vintage music sheet flowers

Jade – Jaderbomb – gold glittered PEACE letters (Shop Jaderbomb)

Glittered Peace letters

Laura – Top This Top That – burlap wreath

burlap wreath


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  1. Courtney

    All of these things would be wonderful gifts to give! Thanks for the chance to win & I loved your home tour again this year 🙂

  2. Lori Haislip

    Best homemade gift…hmmm. I would have to lump together all the cute crafts my kids made me in elementary school! Now that they are in college, I treasure them even more 🙂

  3. angela

    The most recent favorite is a clay flower pot with small flower made by my 12 yr. old son when he was younger and then before that one, a crocheted tablecloth made by my grandmother..I cherish them both!

  4. Lisa

    Of course anything my kids make, especially when I know they really put some time,effort,and thought into what they made.

  5. Robyn Hirvela

    I love the handmade snow man doll my Aunt Sue gave me years ago……it always finds a spot to sit during the holidays!

  6. Holly C.

    My mom has painted several things for me over the years, so I have a few items… a Christmas whale, a fishing buoy Santa (these for when I moved to New England), a flag box…

  7. Peggy

    Oh how lovely and I saw the perfect gift for my cousin! The best handmade gift I ever received was truly a gift of love…. my grandma made me a Raggedy Ann that was 3 feet tall, with a complete wardrobe. Grandma didn’t read the pattern and had most of it cut out when she realized her error. She had planned to make me and my two younger cousins the standard (16 to 18 inches) Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. I am the only grandchild who received a large Raggedy Ann…. she also made 3 dresses, 2 aprons, 2 sets of bloomers, and 2 pair of socks for my doll. I was 10 and almost 39 years later I still have that doll!

  8. Kimberly Renee Holderman

    when we were dating, my (now)husband made me a photo album of our first year dating. since we started dating right at Christmas time, it was a christmas gift too. he got all crafty with it, added pictures but also made it like a scrap book of our first year with copies of love letters and little inside jokes we had. i was so impressed!! then he proposed 🙂

  9. Cynthia

    The best handmade gift I ever received was the year my grandfather’s 2nd wife repaired a handcrocheted lace tablecloth that my grandmother had originally made, repaired some holes and removed some stains, etc. and she and my grandfather gave it to me one Christmas. It means a lot to me to have something that special that both women worked on.

  10. Ann Wilhelm

    Like the idea of being able to see what the pros do and being able to bring some of their expertise into my home. Sure gets me to think outside the box…THANKS!

  11. Valerie

    The best handmade gift that I ever received was three macramé ornaments that were given to me from a friend. They came from her great grand-mother who made them. She shared these with me to pass the pattern down as she did not do macramé.

  12. Sandra

    The best handmade gift I ever received, was a little clay sculpture my daughter made, a little self portrait of herself. She was in third grade when she made it. It is so colorful and fun, just like my precious daughter!

  13. Frankie Kins

    The best handmade gift I ever received was a little sled ornament made from popsicle sticks by my Grandson Cory when he was in first grade. We lost him at age 13 as a result of a car accident. That sled is very special to me. Cory wrote on it “To Granny Frankie From Cory”.

  14. Mary

    well, my oh my! this is so fantastic!

    i would have to say that my favorite handmade gifts are those made by my children, when i didn’t assign them a project in school, but they just sat and drew or made me something out of the sweetness of their little hearts.


  15. chasity

    My favorite handmade gift is the coffee filter wreath my daughter made for me when she was 8.
    She spent sooo much time gluing … and it’s truly beautiful.

  16. Diane Humphrys

    The best handmade gift I ever received was a crocheted tablecloth from my Grandmother!

  17. Lisa Tompkins

    My favorite handmade gifts were from my grandmothers. A quilt when I married and a country cat doll to use as a doorstop.

  18. Angie H.

    My mom used to crochet my sisters and I the most beautiful doll clothes. Stunning sets in luscious colors you wouldn’t believe….I wish I still had them.

  19. Melissa Burford

    A large box of clothes for my Barbie doll that my aunt had spent all year making.

  20. Blair Donnelly

    My favorite handmade gift was a letter my son wrote to me when he was in 2nd grade. It said “your heart and my heart love each other very a lot”. They certainly do:)

  21. MaryAnn

    The first thing that comes to mind is a ruler with hand drawn flowers my son made me. I love handmade and really have to many favorites to just choose one!)

  22. Emily

    My mother has been sewing and quilting since before I was born. Some of my favorite possessions are the handmade quilts and doll clothes that she made for me.

  23. Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse

    Thank you for the chance…this is a beautiful giveaway! Best home made gift would be a set of knitted skate ornaments that my grandmother made me when I was little (she used a paper clip for the blade). I recently used one in an advent calendar I made!

  24. Lynne

    Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway. All the prizes are beautiful and I especially love the bag you made! My favorite gifts are the ones my kids make for me. Christmas is always best through the eyes of a child.

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