Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tis the season to be jolly!

I married a wonderful man.
He noticed how I swoon over every feather tree I see and on his way home from work yesterday, he stopped by the museum store at Landis Valley Museum and bought me the most gorgeous, vintage looking tree! I love it so much, I had to share a few photos. It looks really nice with his antique wax ornaments. Now I'm on the look out for more vintage ornaments to hang. It also looks nice with a few other things I've bought at the museum store: a snowman bust reproduction by Johanna Parker (love her work), a Christmas countdown calendar, and a vintage looking Santa sculpture.

When looking for gifts to buy, I find museum shops are a great place to find wonderful, unique treasures. My other favorite place is Etsy. So much more rewarding to buy something from an actual artist or crafter than from a big chain store. Please leave a comment on this post telling me about the unique places where you like to shop for gifts. If you're an Etsy or Ebay seller, please leave a link so I can check out your shop!

I also want to thank Theresa of Faerie Moon Creations for bestowing upon me the Kreativ Blogger award. She has a lovely Etsy boutique filled with all sorts of jewelry that would make great gifts:)

Finally, pop on over to Chronicles of Whimsy and enter her wonderful blog giveaway! I love her artwork and am proud to own an original!


^..^Corgidogmama said...

What a marvelous gift! Your hubby knows you very well, doesn't he? Kudos to him, big time~

This year, most of my purchased gifts came from Etsy. I couldn't agree more.

Your home looks so festive.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Jennifer...
I am so thrilled for you. I have been wanting one of those Feather trees for the longest time. I have yet to see one here in Phoenix. I am sure they exist somewhere, but everywhere I have been looking they do not. How beautiful it looks.

I too love Johanna Parker. She is one of the most talented artists I have even seen. How beautiful her work is. I cannot even imagine owning one of her pieces. What a treasure for sure.

Thank you so much for sharing today. I am off to keep looking for my precious feather Christmas tree.

Stop by and say hi. I so love the company. Country hugs...Sherry

Lin said...

Oh, I have a feather tree and everyone laughs at it. Sigh. They don't get it.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

That tree is awesome, Jen! How sweet of your hubby to have picked it up for you. I, too, love Johanna's work - I'll have to try and pick up some of her reproductions sometime.
Take care and have a great day decorating your new tree!!! :) Theresa
PS Thanks for your kind words about my little shop. :)

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

What a beautiful feather tree! What a gem of a husband to have surprised you with such a special gift. ;-)

Johanna Parker said...

Ahh, love the tree Jen, and I'm so happy you came across one of my snowmen busts at the museum gift shop. How fun - he looks perfect in his new home :)

And thanks ladies for all of your nice comments about my work... I love making it and seeing the smiles that each piece generates....

( I need to hop on over to Etsy and see all the goodies.. I have a feeling I would be there all day! )

~ Johanna

Pony Girl said...

It's so beautiful! I would love to have a tree like that. I've been obsessed with white trees this xmas, for some reason.
I love Etsy, too. Been spendin' a little too much time over there lately, I'm afraid. It's addictive! I might need a support group! ;)

Judy said...

Yes I agree with you, you have a keeper of a husband! Love the tree and especially the old wax ornaments. They are perfect on your new tree.

Zan Asha said...

Very lucky! Hubby must be given some kind of award, I tell you! :)

Hope you enjoy ALL the gifts of the season :)

Rue said...

Aww - what a sweetie he is! The tree is very pretty! I love Johanna's designs too - that snowman is wonderful!

Glad you got spoiled - you deserve it!

Tribal Horse Designs said...

love your tree !! Your husband is a very special man indeed!

Mother's Moon's Message said...

love the tree and the ornaments... the vitage things are so beautiful.... your hubby is a sweetie to spoil you so

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Gorgeous tree and decorations Jen... from one feather tree addict to another ;)


Campbell Jane said...

That was so sweet! Your home is filled with the Christmas spirit & love.
Happy Holidays

Meghann LittleStudio said...

What a great tree! I love the horse painting in the background too ;-)
those wax ornaments are gorgeous! I can't imagine how hard it is to keep them looking good year after year.
Here is my Etsy shop: