Sunday, December 06, 2015

Great Christmas Tree Tour: Winnie Griggs and a Drawing!



Hi everyone, Winnie Griggs here.  First, a big thank you to Cheryl for inviting me here today.

Unfortunately I’m behind on things and haven’t gotten my Christmas tree up yet this year. But I have several tabletop trees that are part of my decorating arsenal so I thought I’d share those with you.


The first is the bubble tree I inherited from my grandmother. I know I’ve shown it to you before but it is one of my all time favorite decorations and has very deep sentimental value for me.


The next is one that was a new display last year but will make many more appearances in the future. I call it my nose-in-a-book tree. I decorated it with book lover ornaments that I’ve collected or that have been given to me over the years, and I finally pulled them all together in one display.



The next one I made this year, fashioned out of old costume jewelry I had lying around.  I’d seen similar trees on Etsy and Pinterest and thought I’d give it a go. I’m rather pleased with how it turned out if I do say so myself. J


And last, but not least, I thought I’d share a glimpse of how my ‘big’ tree looked last year – at least the top half of it.



Wishing everyone a very joyous and blessed Christmas season!

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I’m happy to announce I have a new release out this month, The Holiday Courtship. Here’s the blurb:

He Wanted A Wife by Christmas... 
As Christmas approaches, Hank Chandler is determined to find a wife to mother his sister's orphaned children. When schoolteacher Janell Whitman offers to help him with his niece and nephew, she seems to be the perfect match—but she won't accept his proposal. Instead, she insists she'll find him another bride before the holidays. 
Janell moved to Turnabout, Texas, to put her past behind her and focus on her future—one that doesn't include marriage. But while she plays matchmaker and cares for Hank's children, she loses her heart to the two youngsters…and their adoptive father. If Janell reveals her secrets to Hank, will he still want her to be his Christmas bride?


ORDER THE HOLIDAY COURTSHIP ON AMAZON

Winnie is holding a drawing for one copy of her new release so LEAVE A COMMENT HERE to be entered!


21 comments:

  1. Love your trees. I didn't get my tree up until yesterday. I just have a three foot tree on a table. I don't put up a big tree anymore. The kid is grown now and I don't have grandchildren, so a small tree works for us.

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    1. Hi Quilt Lady. I actually bought a three foot tree to replace my six footer when my kids left home, but they all protested when they came home for Christmas so now I put the big one up again. :)

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  2. Love your trees. I didn't get my tree up until yesterday. I just have a three foot tree on a table. I don't put up a big tree anymore. The kid is grown now and I don't have grandchildren, so a small tree works for us.

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  3. What beautiful trees! I shall consider them inspiration.
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    1. Hi Debby. Thanks for those kind words.Doing these smaller trees allows me to create themed displays that I can change from year to year.

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  4. beautiful tree thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book

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  5. Merry Christmas, Winnie! Love you themed mini trees! I got away from Christmas trees a few years ago when that last tree became a yearlong seasonal tree. Christmas was followed by Valentines, Mardi Gras, Sts Patrick and Joseph,. By Easter, the novelty wore off. And the project ended at Jazz Fest. With your trees, the true holiday reason remains in the season to be enjoyed then. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win one of your books

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    1. Hi Janice!! So great to hear from you. And how cool that you changed your tree with the seasons. But I can see where that would require a lot of work.

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  6. Your trees are great! My hubby and I were just talking yesterday about those bubble ornaments! I haven't seen them in years.

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    1. Hi Lori. Yes, the bubble trees are somewhat rare now I think. But I really love mine because it reminds me of Christmases past spent at my grandparent's home.

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  7. Love the framed tree! I'll have to give that a go myself! And congratulations on the release! I already have my copy and can't wait to start it!

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for both the kind words and for picking up a copy of the book!!

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  8. Love the framed tree! I'll have to give that a go myself! And congratulations on the release! I already have my copy and can't wait to start it!

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  9. We put up our tree and decorations on the 1st.

    I love the framed jewellery tree. Such a great idea.

    Another gorgeous cover.

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    1. Hi Mary - I wish I could say mine was up! And thanks for the kind words

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  10. Your Christmas trees are just lovely and I was really taken with the framed one you made from jewelry. That's very clever!

    We will put our small three up closer to Christmas when our son joins us. As we have three adorable kitties, any sooner and I would be spending the day picking up ornaments and the tree itself. :-)

    Hope your have a wonderful Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Connie! And LOL on your kitties' antics

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  11. I am really intrigued by what Janell's secret could be. I hope to win so I can find out soon, however, this book is already on my to-read list on goodreads.com. I am sad to say I have yet to put up my Christmas tree and decorations. Health issues prevent it at this time.

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  12. I love the costume jewellery idea, I might try that myself. Thank you for sharing it.

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