Art-ful Gift Giving. Oh! And a Contest!

Last year I introduced you to a close friend and artisan who I had pushed encouraged to venture into the great world of blogs and blogging to showcase her art. Well, she held a contest and to my surprise, I won. Wahoo! The prize was my choice of one of, her husband, Mike's nature photographs. It was a tough one because they were all so fabulous. Normally, I would have jumped at the birds in their nest but I had just redecorated and was kinda drawn to the sunflower.

I am told that it was actually "mother nature's gift surprise" because it had grown in their backyard all on its own.

Fate. It was meant to be there.

Equally so, it was fate that it was meant to be on my entry way table! My table is black and I had recently acquired a barn red 'welcome' sign from the local Goodwill. So I decided that although a black frame would have looked great with the yellow of the sunflower, it wouldn't have looked very well on the table. I spent a little time this past weekend looking for the perfect frame and struck gold with a deep toned wood frame that showcased areas of black and it even had 'distress' markings on the frame. It was perfect.

I also inherited an old jar from my husband's grandpa who had passed away recently. Thank you Grandpa. And I have plans to fill it with decorative speckled eggs and a few smaller artificial sunflowers for a casual country look in our entry way. But enough about that. I've got some good news to share!

Barb, over at Bronson Hill Arts, is having another giveaway! Hooray!

This giveaway is for a customized gift tag. Just take a look at the beautiful handmade artisan gift tag she created for me to use on my niece's birthday gift. It is gorgeous! (sign-song) and it was customized PINK (of course!).

So take a moment and stop by the Bronson Hill Arts blog and enter for your chance to win your own customized gift tag! But, don't delay. The contest ends February 28, 2011. Good luck!

2 comments

Bronson Hill Arts said...

It does work, Stephanie! It was worth the time you invested to find the frame.

As always, thanks for all your help and support!

-Barb

Crystal Allure said...

Thanks Barb! And hey, you gotta have a beautiful frame to go with such a beautiful photo!
-Stephanie