PINK SATURDAY, AN INVITATION, & A GIVEAWAY


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Today is another Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound has a list of all the Pink posts. Please visit Bev and read all the pink inspiration.



I have an invitation for you today.




November brings planning for Thanksgiving get togethers and Christmas Fairs at our local churches, schools and hotels.

As I browsed through some blogs, I saw invitations to Fairs in different States and some totally charming ones in England. “Oh, I wish I could go!” Hey, wait a minute...I was thinking...

Why not have a Christmas Fair here on the blogs?

A-Christmas-Fair

I am hosting a Christmas Fair on Friday, November 21st. Most Fairs are held locally on the weekends, so Friday should be a great day for us to host a virtual fair so that we can still travel to visit the local ones.

A-Christmas-FairYou can create whatever your imagination leads you to do. At a Christmas Fair there are tables filled with cakes, Christmas cookies, sweets and gingerbread houses. There are tables of crafts for sale, and quilters create beautiful quilts. Oh, and there is always a raffle too. Knitters, painters, crafters, Jewelers, artisans, seamstresses and kit-makers all create beautiful tables filled to the brim with their creations. Hand-made Christmas cards, tags, Holiday ornaments, and decorations are a fun find.


You're InvitedSo, show off your Christmas crafts for sale in your shop, create a table filled with sweets for us to enjoy.

CUPCAKE-FOR-FAIRHave a giveaway raffle or perhaps share your favorite Christmas story, ornament, decoration craft tutorial or recipe. Share photographs of your favorite local Christmas Fair. Maybe create a piece of art just for show and tell.



A virtual Christmas Fair is an imaginary place, an invitation to create, show, and share the magic of the Holidays. A meeting place that allows you to visit all the States, and Countries to learn about the different ways people celebrate the Christmas Fair. I have been busy in Santa's Workshop creating lots of surprises.


looking for Christmas

Write a post for Friday November 21, 2008, then stop by that day and add your link to Mr. Linky. I will have my post up on Thursday November 20th to accommodate those dreamy far away places in Blogland.

CUPCAKE-FOR-FAIRIf you are just visiting, well, you can still enter my raffle with a comment and your e-mail address. Who knows, you might just find the perfect gift for Christmas, or take home inspiration to create one. Mark your calendars and please add my badge to your blog.

A-Christmas-Fair

I am also having a giveaway and If you leave a comment on any post until Sunday, I will put your name in the drawing for any Santa creation available in my workshop.



Father ChristmasI couldn't choose because I know that everyone's taste is a bit different.



Santa-Best-Pink

Father ChristmasYou win any Father Christmas, Santa, or Santa creation in my Etsy Shop.

I am singing Christmas songs and about Pink Saturday inspiration, so please visit Bev from How Sweet The Sound and take home PINK wishes. The song for this post is The Christmas Song.

We wish you a Merry Christmas
Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I think that is a wonderful idea. We could maybe do some shopping for some very special gifts. That is my hubbys birthday. The coconut cake makes me want some(some. not one) LOL......m

PA Fiber Artist said...

Hi Karen,

Happy Pink Saturday! That's a great idea and I love your blog post!

Love, Susan

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

sounds fun! I love the pink with the group singing. Happy PS

LiLi M. said...

Have a great weekend and a nice pink saturday. As I told you I will do my utmost best to join the fair.

dana said...

As usual, I love visiting your place--love your banner!

A Chirstmas Fair--what fun. I would LOVE to participate in that! Refresh my memory--do I sign up here or on another spot? Also, I hope I'm in your drawing!!

Have a great PSat! Dana

G. Bloom said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Great Post, it's a wonderful idea!
Have a great day!
Gina

g said...

Ooh, it's time to think about the holidays again!!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

CurtissAnn said...

A blogland Christmas fair! What a grand idea! I love seeing all of your beautiful and delightful creations.

Must tell you that the house we are buying in Mobile may not have as many flowers as your cottage painting, but it has gardens, and the roof is very similar. :)

Hugs,
CurtissAnn

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love your PINK Santas!

~ Gabriela ~

Melissa Wertz said...

Good idea! Happy Pink Saturday!

Vintage To Chic said...

Hey Lady, Would love to join you but I am working a real craft fair that weekend in Charleston, WV. come visit us.
Hugs,
Judy

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I loved all your great pinks....your craft show sounds fabulous....
Mo :-)

jeanne said...

Karen I forgot to put your logo up for the Christmas fair. Your post is fun and inspiring. See you at the fair. I will post your logo. Love your pink too.

Hugs, Jeanne

Marina Capano said...

Hi Karen,

Happy Pink Saturday! That's a big idea and I love your blog post!count me in! I woul love participate!
xoxo

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Karen; Happy pink Saturday

What a wonderful idea you have popped up with. Sounds fun.

Have a great day

Hugs;
Alaura

jeanne said...

Karen, I did post the fair today as promised. I am looking forward to the fair very much.

Jeanne

Schotzy said...

How fun! Count me in....and now I have something delightful to ponder in the interim. This is a wonderful idea!! Your new holiday look is awesome and very creative, as usual!!! Love it! Hugs, Carolyn

bj said...

oh oh oh....this is going to be so much fun...my mind is swirling as to what to put together for your fabulous Christmas Fair...I just can;t wait....
Wonderful blog post...
love, bj

CC said...

Where do I begin?? :) First, Happy Pink Saturday..Second, I love your posts and I specially love your Christmas idea. I love the Christmas fairs,shows..etc, and look forward to them each year..and a virtual one is a wonderous idea... I can't wait..so count me in. My speciality is handmade ornaments..I will begin now so as to have a " full table".
Thanks so much for hosting such an event..

KatCollects said...

What a great idea for the Christmas fair, I would love to have joined but unfortunatly will be having surgery on Nov 19th, but I will come back and visit everyones fair when back on my feet. Happy Pink Saturday!!!
Kathy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Karen, Count me in. I think that's a fabulous idea. My contribution will be small because it's such a busy time of the year but I would love to be a part of it. I will put the badge on my blog with now. Happy PS. ~ Lynn

kari and kijsa said...

What a wonderful idea!! we would love to join in (plus Kijsa collects Santas...so that giveaway is fabulous!!!!) Count us in...we are so excited!! we have wonderful goodies in the studio as well...Kijsa will even join in on her studio blog as well!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

~Leslie said...

What a great idea! Happy Pink Saturday!

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

I am just loving that idea and would love to participate! Fun, fun! Please add me to the giveaway, and I'll be back to get more details on the Christmas Fair.

Joy said...

Your pink and white Santa is so cute!

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Oh, how fun! Your Santas are all darling! OOoh, now I have to decide what to post about!!...Donna

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Karen....thanks so much for the wonderful invitation...I will try very hard to participate..but I have family here and I know they take up time too..so as it gets closer I will have to see how I am doing. BUt I will honestly TRY!!!

I'd love to be entered in your drawing too!

HAPPY PINK...Lorena

micaela6955 said...

I would love to enter your giveaway, and I love craft fairs! I recently had a giveaway on my blog where my daughter and I went to craft fairs to pick out fun prizes and surprises for the recipients! I will be sure to visit your blog again soon, it sounds like a lot of fun!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Smilingsal said...

What a fun idea. Thanks for the "heads up."

Angie said...

What a fun idea! I love Christmas fairs, craft shows, festivals...really anything Christmas! I will write it the date down so I can join in! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cape Cod Memories said...
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Cape Cod Memories said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea, Karen! I would love to join in!

I've been looking at the pretties in your etsy shop recently and they really are very lovely!

Hope you have a lovely Sunday!

Miss Rhea said...

Sounds like Fun, Count me in Karen !! :) Adding your link to my blog now :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a fun idea, Karen! I will try to join up!!

Beautiful PS post today ~ I always love pinkness. In fact, that PINK SANTA of yours looks like it has my name written all over it!! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

windycorner said...

Hi Karen,
This is a wonderful idea and I can't wait to see everyone's crafts and goodies and decorations. Thanks for the invite.
Holley

Glenda said...

wow your blog is great and what a great idea.I cant wait.

She'sSewPretty said...

What a wonderful idea Karen! Count me in too!!

Suzie Button said...

A wonderful idea! I will definitely visit, and would love to be in your giveaway too! Happy Pink Saturday. Suzie

Fifi Flowers said...

Your Fair sounds like FUN... I will work on an idea... hmmmm
I would love one of those cupcakes... yummm
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such a fun and lively pink post! Your pink Father Christmas and your angel are just beautiful and classic looking. Thank you for your kind comment on my Magpie's Nest Blog :)
*Have a great pink week*

craftyhala said...

I think the Christmas Party is a fun thing to do.

Margie said...

Karen, I am getting Christmas fever just looking at all the wonderful ideas for the Fair and the song is great too. Hugs Margie.

Jean Tuthill said...

This sounds like so much fun. I'll be joining you. What a great idea you had! Can't wait. Love all the Santa stuff!

Elizabeth said...

I like your pink carolers, and the idea for the Christmas fair sounds great! I'll definitely participate.

My Artful Heart said...

How fun this sounds! Would love to participate in this :)

Sorry that I am a bit late getting to you. Have a great pink week :)

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
The Christmas fair sound like a great idea! You are just so full of creative ideas!
Hugs, Rhondi

Carol Sue said...

They are all darling
nykerk06@comcast.net

TattingChic said...

Oh, Karen! Thank you for the personal invitation on my blog. I think I remember reading about this, but was thinking that it was about selling...now I see it's about sharing... Yes, I'd LOVE to participate in your wonderful fair. I have just the things I would like to show, too! :)

Nanna said...

Happy belated pink saturday, I've been getting over a cold & still making the rounds lol, thanks for stoping by the other day at nannas place, I love your blog & the christmas fair sounds like fun, now are you wanting pictures or displays, I'm doing a Christmas show this weekend,so if I had pictures of my booht or a particular tabel is that what you're talking about
Helen

Patricia said...

First, thank you for the invitation to the Christmas Fair -I would love to take part. I have really enjoyed your post this week and a Happy Belated Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Karen.

This is such a wonderful plan. I can hardly wait to see what everyone does.

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