Sunday, November 2, 2008

It's Time For a Treat!

Happy Monday (Sunday for you early birds) everyone! My weekend just flew by and I was lucky enough to find this wonderful textured box over the weekend at one of my favorite local antique shops. Sadly it is going out of business and they are getting rid of some really great items. I snatched up a few goodies, most of the furniture was already sold. This box is one of several I found there. The real surprise was when I got home and opened them up. The inside was as lovely as the outside.

I am really looking forward to the upcoming holiday season and decided to start the gift giving a bit early. So, simply leave a comment telling me what you are looking forward to most this upcoming holiday season and you will be entered to win this box. Only it won't be just the box. . it will of course be filled with lovely goodies for you to enjoy. A little treat from me to you. The winner will be selected at random on Friday, November 7th. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.


Lisa said...

Carrie ~

What a lovely box and a fantastic contest. I look forward most to spending time with family, laughing and eating really good food. Oh and MMP, we have the best time ever!


Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Carrie,

This box is really lovely and I agree, the interior is as beautiful as the exterior! What I look forward most to this holiday season is spending time with family, have time away from work, rejuvenate, have more time to crafting and making new items. The simple things really..:)

Have a good week ahead!

Pei Li

Marie said...

Hi Carrie,
What a wonderful box. As soon a I saw it, I thought it would be a great place to stash items that take stress away.
As far as the holidays, my favorite part is seeing Lili, my grand daughter's happy face on Christmas day.

Susan said...

I love the inside of that box! How wonderful. But, I am looking forward to the quiet of the winter...and excitement of the new year...and, hopefully, the inauguration..

Patricia said...

Carrie, what a terrific find! That is so beautiful. Band boxes are one of my favorite things. They are such a fun way to store things.
I am praying for a holiday season that does not include any hospitals. Our last 2 Christmases have been celebrated in the hospital.


Susie said...

Hi Carrie! What a beautiful box you found. This holiday season I look forward to simple joys and times spent with my family. Creating happiness for others and, oh yes, chocolate too! (Had to add in a little merriment).
Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

gail said...

Oooh Carrie, how sweet of you. What a gorgeous box, Count me in! I hope you have a productive week. I know how busy you are. I am getting excited. I am in the beta group for Lollishops so thats gonna be in just a couple weeks. I hope we all do well there too. Happy Creating,,,gail

Inka Thomas said...

Carrie, You really did find a goodie with that box! I am looking forward to the Christmas season spending time with my son who lives down here now.

Silena said...

Hi Carrie,
Your box is a beautiful find and how generous you are to share it with one of us. I know you will have a wonderful still have those wonderful little ones at home and you can still create magic for them! There are no "little ones" in our immediate family, but we still like to create a little magic for each other at Christmas-time. That is what I love best!! I hope you have a wonderful week!!

GEORGIA said...

You found a sweet little treasure!! I am looking forward to a house filled with Christmas decorations, lots of family, friends and fun celebrating!


kath@retromantic antiques said...

Wow I love the box! I can hardly wait to have all of my family here, catching up on their lives and of course all the amazing food everyone makes and shares.k

Marie Antionette said...

This box is just to gorgeous.I love it.Hugs Marie Antionette

Cathy said...


What a great find. It's beautiful. I would love to win the contest!

Nothing better than winning!

lol Cath

My Pink Boutique said...

What a darling box! I am most looking forward to time good friends.


SoCal Helene said...

Hi Carrie,
The box is adorable and what a sweet giveaway!
Here to a successful Shop Hop and a positive and creative week!

Brandie said...

What a great giveaway Carrie! The box is indeed lovely. I love the holidays, Christmas, the most. I look forward to time spent with family. The giving spirit that the holidays bring. Delicious sights and smells and old and new traditions, and of course, the look on my children's faces during all of these things.

Cindy - Angel Wings Cottage said...

Carrie - -

What a pretty box! Someone will be so happy to receive it!

I most look forward to Christmas with my two grandaughters Ariel (2 yrs) and Audrey (1 yr) - - there is nothing like a child at Christmas!

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

Carrie, I would be soooo thrilled to win this lovely box and all the wonderful things nestled inside.

What I am looking forward to most this season is spending time with family, cooking lots of comfort food and all the traditions I've enjoyed over the years.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Sigh it is sad but a lot of antique shops are just not making it. We visited one in Augusta that was full of treasures too but she said business was very very slow.

We are looking forward to spending some time with our son, daughter and family.


Cottage Flair said...

What a fun box. I love when the inside is as pretty as the outside. Great givaway. It's hard to believe the holidays are right around the corner.

Beloved Creations said...

Love the box. I will spend time with family and work at truely being thankful

Debbie said...

Hi Carrie....well, you know what I am looking forward to most....winning that box full of goodies!!! :D Seriously, I look forward most to getting to spend time with my mom and my brother and his family as well as my kids during the holidays...we just don't get together often enough.


Patty/PinkHugsSweetShoppe said...

Hi Carrie, great idea love the box. I adore boxes myself. I have boxes and trunks all over my house. Well, with regard to the holiday season. Living in New York we had always gone to Manhattan and saw the Radio City show and then the tree and shops it was great. Well 9/11 stopped all that for many years. This year we are going back for the first time in many years and my kids are much older and so am I for that matter, but to my surprise when I told me kids what we are planning they all were so excited and that meant so much to me that they loved that tradtion we had and how much they missed it. With that being said, no matter where I am with my family the seven of us are always happiest when we are together. Thanks for asking I love sharing this story. Have a great holiday season to you and yours Sweet pink hugs, Patty

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Hi Carrie, what a wonderful idea for a blog giveaway. It's thought-provoking, sweet, and just right in the holiday spirit! I'm looking forward to the gathering of my family. We are spread out over the U.S. and the only time we are all together is at Christmas. So needless to say, Christmas time is an extra special time! Thanks for such a nice blog giveaway! Sharon

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Carrie,
I love the box! What I look forward to the most is all the good food I am going to eat.


Shell said...

Ooooo Carrie this is fun! I love that box! Let's see, what am I looking forward to this holiday season??? Spending time with my friends, family and my fuzzy bunnies. Just having time to do nothing but be happy and enjoy all the simple things I'm so very blessed with.

Melissa said...

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Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What a fabulous box!
I simply look forward to watching my son taking in the holiday season and "getting" it more this year. (he is three). He'll be more into helping with the tree, etc. It will be fun!

Dianne Hadaway said...

Hi Carrie!
Great idea for a giveaway! I am looking forward to having my husband and kids home for both the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks and to visiting our families in Alabama. The kids have so much fun playing with their cousins on my brother's farm and we haven't seem my in-laws since August, so it will be great to see everyone, relax, laught, eat lots of yummy food, and just be together. Hope I win your giveaway! I love your creativity so much!

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

How sweet!

Well, this is our first Christmas without Santa Claus, so it will be a little sad. I guess what I'm looking forward to the most is shopping with my kids. I like to see how their minds work when they are buying for each other.


Lilli Blue said...

Ilove the box.
I am looking forward to Christmas being new this year. My Mom will only be with us in spirit this year and I am reinventing the holiday. I think Christmas is about magic and miracles. I am looking forward to creating new magic and being available for a miracle. blessings, Lilli

cathy said...

what a nice giveaway!
To tell you the truth, I have mixed feelings about the upcoming holidays.
It's always a special time in our family & I love Thanksgiving & Christmas.
But this will be the first Christmas without my dad so it will be bittersweet.

misspvc said...

What a lovely box and what a lovely idea! I'm looking most forward to sitting around the tree with my family and drinking some egg nog! Please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway
Patti V

teresa said...

Hi Carrie: The box is just beautiful! What I look forward to the most this holiday season is spending time with my family, serious quality time, I am really hoping that all of us will slow down a little and reflect on the good things! Teresa from Quilted Pink.