My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Share Your Cup Thursday #37

Welcome to Share Your Cup.  This is the place where you come to share whatever it is that makes you happy.  Thanks to all of you who share weekly and if you are new here, so happy to have you!

Can you believe that Christmas is less than a week away?  There is snow on the ground so it’s looking like we might just have us a white Christmas after all.

Yesterday, was a non computer day in honor of those who’s lives were so tragically taken in CT.

I spent the day making Christmas goodies with two daughters and one dil.  This is a tradition we enjoy every year.

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Last weeks, ‘Creating Christmas’ party was a big success and there were so many wonderful vintage posts.

The winner of the wreath is Meri from  ImagimerisMy little 3 year old grandie, Saydee pulled her name out of the hat bowl.  You may already know that Meri just gave away two gorgeous vintage wreaths on her blog.

The only person who mentioned putting the button on her blog was Debbie Dabble.  Congrats, you won the bottle brush tree.  E-mail me your addresses ladies and I will get these in the mail.

Creating Christmas features:

Karen Mary Butterfly (I had to type her whole name, isn’t it cute?) from Shabby Brocante shared her sweet mini boxes she made using vintage smalls.

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Andrea from Town and Prairie shared her collection of wonderful vintage Paper Mache candy containers.

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Ann from A Sentimental Life gave us a tour of her darling home at 1515.  This home use to be her grandparents.  It is filled with vintage Christmas.  I had a hard time choosing a pic.  This one won out because we had a Santa so similar to this growing up.  Ours lit up and mom would hang it out on the house every year.

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Nicki from The Vintage Farmhouse took us on another home tour.  She called her style simple.  I call it simply gorgeous!

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Both Julie Marie from Idyll Hours and Donna from Donnas Designs shared their altered ice skates.  I couldn’t pick just one.

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Thanks so much and now for some features from SYC (share your cup) #36. Doesn’t that seem like forever ago?

Kim from Reposhture shared this darling holiday swag she made from a drop cloth.  I absolutely love it!

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Joy from A Vintage Green shared her lovely vintage Christmas décor.

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How fun is this doily tree Michele from Sew Sweet Vintage created for her door?

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I love these sweet little acorns that Kelley from Kelley's Highway made.

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And look at this fun Christmas porch at Andrea’s home.  There’s a lot more to see at Cottage and Broome

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Thanks so much to all of you and please grab my button if you were featured.

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Now let’s see what wonderful things you’ve been up to this week.

Now for a few rules and then let the fun begin!

1. I would love for you to be a follower of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
2. Link up a particular post and not your entire blog. Please limit your links to no more than three.
3. Please have a link back to this post. That way others will know where the party is. Feel free to grab my button on the sidebar if you’d like. Only those with links back will be featured.
4. Please find time to visit at least a few other participants. It’s a great way to find new blogs

After you link up I would love for you to leave a comment. They help to fill my cup!

Hugs,

Jann

 

33 comments:

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Thank you Jann for featuring my vintage ice skates... I am still having a really hard time dealing with last Friday's events, like most everyone else is as well... and not posting right now, or joining any parties this week... other than I did a special post today for the victims... I will post again after Christmas... sending lots of love and Christmas blessings to you and your family, and to all of the other wonderful ladies in blogland... xoxo Julie Marie

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Very pretty features. How are you my pretty Mrs. Olson..hope all your holiday preparations are coming along amoothly, although the tragedy in Conn. has casted a shadow over our holidays, still life goes on and we need to celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ's birth. May you and yours have a very happy and blessed Christmas.
FABBY

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Jann, thanks for featuring my Christmas boxes! That is so sweet!! That really made my day when I saw this!
Karen (Mary Butterfly) :)

Chenille Cottage said...

Merry Christmas, sweet Jann! What a devoted Mom you are for your girls. I can't think of anything more fun than spending the day with them making goodies for your family. Every treat looks incredibly delicious. Did any of them make it home? I would be sampling everything!!
You have chosen some of my very favorite blogs to feature this week. Isn't it a blessing having so many precious blog pals?!
Please know I consider you one of my treasured friends,
Warm Christmas hugs,
Carolynn xoxo

suzyq said...

Beautiful Features Jann-
And btw - I remember that Santa Claus too ( we're dating ourselves here lol )
Thanks so much for hosting even during Christmas Chaos.........
Have the Merriest Christmas!
Much love,
Suzan

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Don't you just love the posts this time of year, Jann? Everything is so festive and pretty. Thanks for hosting and have a beautiful Christmas, my friend.

Christmas blessings to you and your family,
Sandi

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Jann,
Thank you so much for hosting your party. Its so enjoyable to see all the posts especially this time of year. How fun to have your girls making holiday treats with you. It makes the season extra special. Have a wonderful week and Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Nancy

Old Time Cindy said...

Thanks for hosting!
Farmhouse holiday hugs,
Cindy

Jill said...

Merry Christmas and thanks so much for hosting every week!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Holidays, Jann!! Thanks you for hosting :) Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

NanaDiana said...

Jann- What wonderful entries here today. I am off to visit a couple of them. I had one of those plastic Santa faces that lit up when I was a kid, too. Must have been a 50's thing- xo Diana

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oh my gosh, that doilie tree is just so sweet!! just linked up, thanks for hosting, Jann!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Wonderful features Jann! Oh those vintage skates are great! Thanks for hosting. Pam

Cottage and Broome said...

Jann, We feel honored that you featured our Cottage Porch post!!! Thanks you so much it is greatly appreciated. I see your family likes Chex mix too, it is a family favorite. We like to add pecans to ours and throw in the M & M too. Thanks so much for hosting again this week, hope you have a wonderful holiday, Laura

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Jann,

Oh goody, I won the paper wreath....I'm such a lucky lady. Thank you so much for having the giveaway sweet lady.

Hugs,
Meri

AshTreeCottage said...

The joy of this Christmas has been tainted by the loss of so many wonderful adults and children. May the true meaning of Christmas be even more real to us all this year and in the years to come. God Bless you and your family.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

The Alchemist said...

Thanks so much for the party! I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas!

Melissa @ The Alchemist

Winnie said...

Thank you for this party Jann
I really like the variety of features

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas

Micupoftea~ said...

Nice features, Jann! What a lovely tradition to spend time with family and make up some goodies. Happy Christmas countdown, and joy in the New Year!
Shawn

Maria Elena said...

Jann, thank you for hosting~ Happy Holidays!

must love junk said...

Jann, thank you for hosting, and Merry Christmas!!
Susan

Evelyn said...

Thank you for hosting. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Hi Jann,
Thanks for hosting. Lovely features today!

Merry Christmas!
Kathy

Kim said...

Thank you Jann for featuring my drop cloth swag! What a treat!
Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

I arrived late today and had a lovely surprise seeing my holiday vignette. Thank you for the feature. And thank you for hosting. We drove a 'bug' for 10+ years (and it was OLD when we got it - our first car. Good memories.Have a lovely Christmas.
Joy

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Thanks for hosting Jann. Have a Merry Christmas. Sure like your 'Bug' big and cute little.
Denise

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

Hi Jann,
Thanks for another great party.
Merry Christmas.
Debi

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Gosh, Jann- there sure are a lot of really talented bloggers out there! Wonderful features!

Thank you for hosting!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Hugs!

jenclair said...

So many cute ideas! Merry Christmas, Jann, and thanks for sharing all of your cute decorations and hosting these parties where I find so much inspiration!

Kathe said...

I'm a tad late but I made it Jann :-) Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

SweetPepperRose said...

Hi Jann, thanks for hosting and Merry Christmas!

xinex said...

Beautiful Christmas vignettes and decor!...Christine

Donna Heber said...

Hi Jann,

Thank you so much for featuring my vintage ice skate! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. You have such lovely decorations.