Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pink Saturday, A Christmas Fair, And A Giveaway

Pink-Christmas

I love a bit of pink at Christmas...

The Bake Sale

And a bit of pink on my cakes...

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And well, there I was baking pink cookies for my friends visiting for Pink Saturday. Thanks to Bev from How Sweet The Sound I get to go PINK on Saturdays. And well I was thinking...why not mix it up and take you to the Christmas Fair? Bev was there too!

A-cake-for-the-fair I would love to share all the tables that were at the fair. So, not only can you visit all of Bev's guests attending Pink Saturday, but you can visit the guests who set up gorgeous, creative and delicious spreads at their tables at the fair. So, come on in...

A Christmas Fair

Welcome to the Christmas Fair.
Thank you for coming to the Fair. There are many places to visit today, so please stop by to visit all the tables listed on the links.

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To visit the tables at this fun affair, just click on each link on Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post, and it will direct you to each table at the Christmas Fair.

My creation

I went to the mailbox today, and a few parcels fell out of the mailbox, including this letter from Santa addressed to YOU.




If you can't find your reading glasses, just click on the letter to enlarge. Well now that was a nice surprise.



I am having a giveaway of course, so if you just leave a comment on this post, I will enter your name. I will be announcing the winner on Monday.

DSC05035At my table you will find my Christmas cards. Although these were designed by me, I had them printed professionally to give them the perfect look.

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DSC05035The original design is a watercolor painting, mixed with lots of papers and cut-out angels.

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Christmas card front and back
Underneath the tree are lots of presents for Christmas morning, and spilling onto the back of the card are more presents and a ribbon clad wreath.

The Christmas Fair

DSC05035Each box of cards comes with five cards and five envelopes. Your choice of green or red envelopes. Whether glittery or plain, you can find boxes of five tied in a bow HERE.

Box of Christmas cards

Tied with a fancy gold ribbon, ready for your Christmas Card list.

A Christmas Fair

DSC05035 I have a choice of green or red envelopes, and boxes of plain cards or iced with Vintage glass glitter. These can be found in Santa's Workshop.


Christmas Card front and back for Etsy

The Bake Sale

100_4182One of my favorite tables at the Christmas Fair when I was a little girl was the Bake sale. I remember cupcakes, cookies, gingerbread men and of course tall wonderful cakes for sale.

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Come to think of it...yum, it is still my favorite table.

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The giveaway is in this red box.



Inside you will find the cutest ornament and some note cards that I designed just for you.



I couldn't resist her, and I couldn't wait to paint her portrait. If you would like a closer look, just click on the photo of the ornament or my little portrait for a closer look.

Winter Wonderland, yes New England has already had some white stuff. Brrrrrrrrr, it's cold outside, so Garth Brooks will serenade us with this song.

Now the fair was yesterday, and some of these wonderful ladies post everyday, so look for the post from Thursday, November 21st, and you won't believe your eyes! Happy Pink Saturday, and thank you everyone who participated in the fair. See you on Monday.

72 comments:

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Your cards turned out beautifully, Karen!!! Your blog is sooo Christmasy and cheerful!!... Donna

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello Karen,

Your Christmas cards look stunning!
Can't wait to see the whole display or your wonderful Fair!
I will be back tomorrow.

~ Gabriela ~

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your cards are just beautiful! And the letter from Santa was such a treat! I will be back tomorrow..
Hugs,
Penny

Schotzy said...

I cant wait un til tomorrow. it's an early Christmas with all the anticipation! Your cards are adorable, and I love your music! FUN!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

I loe DIana Krall and I love your notecards:>) This is such a great idea Karen. Thanks for hosting it. I will be adding my link tomorrow!

Elizabeth said...

I'm very excited about the Fair! Your's looks so sparkly; I love it! I'm having a giveaway, so come on over and enter.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Man oh man would I love a slice of that cake right now. :) I am going to three Christmas fairs this weekend. They won't make it in this Fair but maybe 1st of December. Can't wait.

dana said...

What fun, Karen! Your cards are WONDERFUL! Your music just caused my tootsies to start tapping!! I'll return tomorrow to check out the new additons! Dana
PS Thank you for organizing this great event!

Sara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! I live in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and we dont have any stuff available here so I drool looking at all the beauties you display. Thank you for sharing!
Sara

Anonymous said...

I have visited here for months and am so impressed with your talent and the creative way you connect and interact with this creative blog community. I am still learning,but, you and many others have inspired me and entertained me till my eyes get so tired at night I have to force myself to log off! I;m excited to visit the Christmas Faire. Thanks for the opportunity. Merry Christmas to all. Prissy

CIELO said...

I know... I'm an early bird... so there, my Christmas Fair post is up :) Come see!

Hugs

cielo

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! Your cards are beautiful and your desserts look yummy! What a great idea to host this Christmas fair. Thanks so much Karen!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

i cannot wait to see all the beautiful things at the fair...m..

She'sSewPretty said...

I forgot to say that I'm having a giveaway too!

Jewelgirl said...

What a cute idea, this is my
first look at the Christmas
Fair posts. I am having fun!
Your cards are beautiful!

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Karen, not only are you offering everyone glimpses around the country, but you're giving me an extra special treat because I just moved to Europe and oh so miss the US holiday season. Thank you for that!
Katie

Beverly said...

Karen, everything is absolutely perfect - magical and stunning. You are so wonderful to do this for all of us.

I posted a favorite Christmas treat, and I have been advertising by having your sign in my sidebar.

Have a wonderful time at the fair.

Marina Capano said...

Hello Karen,Your cards are just beautiful! all are so cute! I hope you in my post for you!

visit me anytime...

Marina

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

This was great fun! Today I'll be following the Christmas Fair path off and on and that will be even more fun. Now I'm off to read your wonderful post. Have fun, everybody!

tidymom said...

Your cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!
I'm off to take a look at all of the other table now!! What fun!!

~Tidymom

Elizabeth said...

That ornament is adorable and you did such a great job on the cards! I hope I win!

Jeanne said...

Hi Karen, your post is gorgeous. I posted a little late but it is up now. Thanks for all the trouble of hosting a big event like this. I really had fun with it.

Hugs, Jeanne

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
Sorry I didn't participate in the Christmas Fair. I just can't get started on Christmas this early! It will be lots of fun visiting the different sites and if it was a different economy I would be wanting to buy some of your beautiful cards. They are gorgeous. The giveaway is adorable. Pick me!!
I'm sure it's going to be a fun day. Now I'm off to do some virtual window shopping.
Hugs, Rhondi

The Whispering Poppies said...

Your cards are enchanting, Karen! So lovely! And that cake really caught my eye! =) I am off to see your etsy and visit the links... =)

Thank you so very much for hosting this fun event!!!!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your cards are beautiful & I love the arrangement in your blog banner. Great blog!

CurtissAnn said...

My darling Karen, I am in awe of the beautiful things you have created, and a little teary, too. Just such a feast for the eyes and the soul. Thank You! I shall return to this post often to be cheered and inspired this Christmas season.
Hugs,
CurtissAnn

My Crafty Little Page said...

I love that you painted your ornaments portrait!! It's adorable and she's lucky that she has such a famous artist do it - the cards are soooo beautiful. What fun today! Thanks for hosting this Karen. Blessings, Nancy

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Hi Karen! This has been so exciting! Your post is beautiful as always!! I'm having a giveaway at my blog for the Christmas Fair. I hope everyone will stop by! ~Kathy

My Crafty Little Page said...

Karen - yikes, I misunderstood the Fair! I thought we were supposed to have something to sell. Now that I've gone to a couple of blogs - well I need to do something else! Sorry :(Nancy

Tamara Jansen said...

I just LOVE Christmas Fairs. My sister and I used to do at least two or three every Christmas season but I like your way better! I don't have to pack up all my stuff, get in my car, unpack my stuff, etc., etc.

Wonderful fun!

Stephanie said...

I love this post! I feel like a kid and I can't wait for Christmas!!

Please enter me in your drawing.

Thanks!!

Stephanie

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Your cards are wonderful! Thanks for hosting this. Can't wait to go to everyone's pages.

Shannon

Bernideen's TeaTime Blog said...

I will take that divine cake...yum!

Heather said...

Is there anything you can't do?!? The cards are beautiful! And the giveaway prize is fantastic! I adore the cake plate in that picture!
I am doing a giveaway- stop by!
Have a great weekend!
-Heather:)

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Okay, I'm sure it's just me, but I can't find the Mr. Linky list so that I can visit everyone at the fair! Is it just me who can't see it? LOL I know it was there the other day because I signed up on it... If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it - I'm so excited to see everyone's posts!!... Donna

Kathleen said...

The cake looks too yummy, and so do your Christmas cards! I'm so glad I stopped at the fair! Kathleen

Kathleen Grace said...

I am loving this fair! Thanks for thinking of it, the little girl ornament and your painting are adorable:>)

Ellen said...

Hi Karen...I am having so much fun at the Fair. It's amazing to see so much wonderful christmas cheer that is spread between blogs. I just love your Christmas cards, they are beautiful. You are such a talented Lady. Thank you so much for sharing and for hosting this great event. :)EllenL

Margie said...

Karen, this is incredible, hugs Margie

Poopsie said...

Wow, this was such a nice treat. I came by to say thank you for inspiring someone I love to do something she does so well. :)
I am going to go and check out some of the others too.

Ellen said...

Karen..thank you for your visit today. And thank you for heads up on Pink Saturday...I sent my email to Beverly, this will be my first Pink Saturday. I hope to join in more multi postings. This is so much fun. :)Ellen

Wonderfully Sew Knit said...

I love the cards you designed!!!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a great idea to have a Christmas fair! I didn't have time to put together a post for this, but am having so much fun seeing everyone else's posts.

Your cards are beautiful. You are so blessed with such an artistic talent!

Kady

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Karen,
What a great post. It is so happy and cheery and perfect for Christmas. And your cards are just beautiful. Now I'm off to visit the other tables at the fair...
Patricia :o)

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Karen; I love your Christmas cards they are so pretty and colorful. I would love to enter you give a way for a chance to win you wonderful gift.

Have a great weekend

hugs
Alaura

windy angels said...

Thanks so much Karen for the invitation to this wonderful event. I decided to follow your example and start a blog just for Christmas. To this point it has mostly photographs but I hope everyone will check back often.
This was such a wonderful fair. Thanks for sharing ALL your wonderful Christmas goodies. It is still Nov. 21 here so I will say good night and wish you a very Merry Christmas. I will stop by later in the weekend to visit more of the fair participants.

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

Oh pooh! I wanted to participate and completely let it slip my mind. Oh well (sigh) I will enjoy visiting all the links here. Your post with the cake was yummy. I love the girl in the red striped dress. Red and white are almost as fun as pink!

CC said...

You blog is an inspiration. Sadly, I was not able to make anything as I planned. A somewhat fly bug seemed to have my name on it..but I can post a wonderous candy recipe. Have a lovely Thnaksgiving .. and thanks so much for hosting this for us. We are blessed with so many caring hosts..

Joanne Kennedy said...

What beautiful cards you make!

Oh please enter me into your giveaway drawing. I would be honored to win them.

Also, stop by my blog as I'm having a giveaway starting Sat morning.

Hugs,
Joanne

alicesg said...

So beautiful blog. I have not find time to post my christmas photos yet. Will link you. :)

Lynne Laura said...

Hi Karen,

I so miss NH, grew up there. Happy Pink Saturday and thank you for the wonderful Christmas tables & the fair to see!

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Glenda said...

hiya Karen love looking at your blog and love the Christmas cards. Save a piece of cake for me.love Glenda

dana said...

Karen, I so enjoyed your Fair! I see you have added a couple of more names, too. I will go visit them.
I love all of your touches---I noticed that yummy looking pink cupcake yesterday. I can't believe it's still there--it would be GONE at my house!
Happy Pink Sat.---dana
PS I hope I win your drawing! :)

bj said...

I love your pink for today...
The fair was so much fun...I haven't got to visit all of them but plan on it during next week...so many places to go see and so little time...
love, bj

Joy said...

I love that gorgeous cake with the almonds around the sides and the pink cupcake on top! Just darling!

g said...

Wow, such lovely Christmasy riches!! You have a true talent. Happy Pink Saturday.

Kathy said...

Darling cards and ornament! Love your cake - and yes, there must be a bit of pink in Christmas!

Have a perfectly pink weekend...
Kathy

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy Pink Saturday! ENJOY your day! Fifi

Ellen said...

That pink cupcake looks so yummy,and i just love almonds too. I just loved everything.
Kindredly,EllenL

Nerissa said...

Thank you for the Christmas Fair post. What fun! Your work is beautiful!
Nerissa

Suzie Button said...

Your cards are wonderful! Sorry I missed your fair, I was off at a christmas shopping spree too at the Dallas Convention Center. Thanks for the giveaway, I'll keep my fingers crossed! Now let me pop back and look at a few tables you had... Suzie

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh Karen this is just Festive!! I'm in the mood now for Christmas!! Love the photos, the music, oh my gosh...I love it all!! What a wonderful job~~Well Done!
Sharon

PA Fiber Artist said...

Hi Karen,

Thank you for your Christmas Fair. Your blog looks so nice!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Love, Susan

TattingChic said...

Oh, your Christmas fair is all so beautiful and fun and festive! Your Christmas cards are amazing! You are so very talented. I wanted to participate as well, but I just couldn't get my tatting done in time for it, nor could I find my old Christmas tatting bits in time to post. :(...
Oh, Well, maybe next year! I do appreciate the invitation to participate, tho'. It meant a lot to me. :)

jenny said...

if i had olny knowed i would have placed your button on my site to pas the word

LiLi M. said...

Hello Karen, Before I tell you that this post is just magnificient, I want to tell you that I really apreciated that you stopped by last weekend to wish me a good weekend! Of course I wanted to return your good wishes right away, but last week just was one of those weeks...not bad but too time consuming, shall I say that last week simply hadn't enough hours.
No back to the present; that ornament and your drawing is soo beautiful as is the Christmas cake though I cannot look too long at that without getting hungry. Have a great Sunday!

paru's_circle said...

just fuodn your site,i would love to enter your gieaway!!
tia

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Karen,What a lovely blog...very inspiring! I will see you again to check out all the fun and to view all of Christmas fair! I would love to win your giveaway,the box is beautiful...but I would settle for a piece of that yummy cake!

Beverly said...

My dear Karen. You are the best. Now, may I please have a pink cookie.

And, I have some Tea Time Tassies here if you would like to come for a visit.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Christmas Fair.

Tara said...

Karen

everything you make it so lively and beautiful--full of life!

Anonymous said...

Your post was so beautiful and the Garth Brooks Christmas Song was fun. I would love to enter my name in your giveaway. How fun it would be to win. Thanks for the chance. Debbi

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Amber said...

I love your Christmas cards - please enter me!

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