~Tinsel & Treasure & A Giveaway~

Girls, I am so ready for Christmas, well, I am not READY, more like in the mood to Decorate!! This weekend is the 7th Annual Tinsel and Treasure Show here in Knoxville. I have always enjoyed going, and I was not going to let a sinus infection and touch of bronchitis keep me away...LOL I really am feeling a lot better or I would not have went...believe me! This is a long post, but stay with it cause at the end there is a Christmas Giveaway to start the Holiday Season!!!!

These next few pictures came from one booth, and let me tell you it was the best booth at the show, this woman's work was fabulous, however she approached me and ask that I not take any more pictures...I told her why I was taking them, but she said people try to copy her work and she doesn't allow any picture taking....well, I told her I understood and I would not take anymore, but before she said anything, I took several...some of them are blurry and I am so sorry, but I still believe they are viewable. Click on pictures to enlarge.
This is the only wreath I was able to photograph...I wish I could have took more!

Cute eye candy!

This was the cutest set of Trees!!! Sooo Whimsical!
This was an over all view of that booth...Oh, I can't believe it was blurry!!! I wish all of you could have seen it!!! The other side of the booth was more traditional style of Christmas and GORGEOUS!!! If only she would have let me take more photos, I would have put her name and contact info with this post and it could have been some advertising for her....Oh well.This is a part of Carolina Pottery's booth. I have to say, that after that one lady ask me not to take pictures, I was a little afraid to take any pictures of any of the booths! So I tried to be discreet and careful.

Oh, I almost bought this picture frame....Can you read what it says....All because two people fell in Love......Awwww!

This is another picture from Carolina Pottery's booth.

These car mats are on my Christmas List!!! More like Wish List!

Okay, Check out these picture frames....Gorgeous, right? Very Pricey$$$$ too! I loved them, the ribbon that they used was like a silk...just gorgeous!

This is more of those gorgeous frames!!!!

I looked and looked, went back and looked 3 times at this sweater! I might have to go back and get it! I love it! I could wear it with anything, casual or dressy!

This lady had a booth full of gorgeous victorian, vintage looking, but new clothes! I loved them all!!!

Look at this purse!! Don't you want it???? Me too!

What did I buy???? Remember, I have done a lot of shopping and haven't been buying any thing, well, that came to a halt today.....here's what I bought.
I loved this purse...it is wool felt and I had just bought a couple of these kind of pins to wear with sweaters and jackets, on Etsy and Ebay, so when I saw this handbag I had to have it! Isn't it cute???

Have you all seen these tops at shows and flea markets??? They look like a 2 year old could wear them, but they stretch, one size fits all. They will fit size 2 to 22! I had never seen the long sleeve ones, but there was a lady with a booth full of them, of course I bought black. I wear more black then anything. I tried it on before I bought it and liked it. She is local so I might buy a red one for Christmas. They are great to pack for trips too!

Everybody was walking around with these huge initials....I had to have one too It is metal and huge. I plan to change the ribbon to green and hang it on the front door with a Christmas Swag very soon.

Remember the $$$$ picture frames with the gorgeous bows....well.....

On the way home, my brain wheels was turning...LOL

I made one myself! Used the colors I like and I have a drawer full of pins and brooches. I can change out that pin if I want to. Wouldn't it be great if, You had a picture of someone{like a grandmother, aunt or Mom} wearing a brooch in the picture, and you used that same brooch to decorate the frame????? I will be making more of these frames! I fell in love with them....kinda like I fell in love with tassels.....that brings me to.......
The Giveaway~ I wanted to do a giveaway to kick off the Holiday Season, so here you have it. If you would like to win this handmade snowman tassel, by me, then.....Leave me a comment starting today, Saturday Nov 1 through Saturday, Nov 8. Your comment can be left on any of my post. For each comment your name will be entered 1 time. Your comment must state that you want to be entered into the drawing!!!
Want more chances to win???? Buy a tassel from my Etsy shop and your name will be entered 2 times for each tassel you buy.
Want another chance to win??? Post about my giveaway on your blog and let me know about it and your name will be entered again!!!

Hope every one has enjoyed a little Christmas Season Kick Off!!
Thanks Everybody for stopping by and don't forget to enter the giveaway!
Blessings to you all, Nancy


Suzann said...

Oh what a great shopping bonanza. I'm so excited to do Christmas decorations this year. I would be thrilled to win your tassel.

Granna said...

Hi Nancy! Thanks for the good ideas.

9405018--Pat said...

What a great shopping trip....Love tge purse...Please sign me up for your great giveaway...Pat H

Lawsy Mercy said...

Nancy -

Please enter me in the giveaway.

I have GOT to go to Tinsel and Treasure tomorrow! I was going to go today but ended up running around Maryville and then taking a catnap. I love the pictures and am sorry that the lady was so persnickety!

I hope you are feeling better. I've been worried about you.



Missy Wertz said...

Oh Nancy, it looks like you had a fun fun day! I love what you did to the picture frame.

Please enter me in the Snowman Tassel Giveaway. Oh he is so cute! I hope I win!

I am going to post your give away on my blog!

nikkicrumpet said...

Wow...what a fun shopping trip. You got so many cool things and then made something cool too! Love the picture frame and yours looks every bit as good as the ones for sale. Please enter me in for the giveaway. I would be pleased as punch to win something that beautiful! Have a great night

Stacey said...

Girl - go back and get that pretty sweater. You will enjoy it with lots of things!

Your Christmas wheels are turning aren't they? We had a new shop open in my town today. The kind with lots of great booths. I wanted to take pictures so much. Seems like lots of people don't like that though.

Please do include me in your give away. I will go write about it on my blog right now. :)

Heartfelt living said...

Hi Nancy,
Thank you for stopping by my Blog. Your Holiday shopping day looked like a ton of fun! What beautiful items.
Your picture frame looks so lovely. I always get inspired at craft shows.
I would love to be entered into your contest to win one your tassels...they are adorable! Thanks

Becky said...

Nancy, I am totally worn out from running around with you this week! LOL!!! You are sooooo lucky to live so close to these fabulous places. Glad you are feeling better. Oh, oh and please enter me for your giveaway!

Unknown said...

Hi Nancy love the header. My mom wants cream rooster with red tiole and the blAck and white checkered ribbons. with black tassel. Does that worK? thanks mishelle

Unknown said...

Oh and enter me for that cute tassel.. thanks mishelle

Tracey said...

Please enter me in your giveaway!!
That little snowman tassel is adorable!!
I think you should go back and get that sweater, It was sooo pretty!!!
Love the frame you made yourself....girl you are sooo talented!!!!!

Miss Janice said...

Your comments were so kind, thank you. I love the new header you have and like you, I went to a big show in Memphis this weekend to take photos for my newsletter. Well, I was so paranoid and kept asking for permission--some yes, some no. I think they should be happy to get their goods featured on your blog!

Of course, I would love to win that snowman tassel!


Miss Janice

KatCollects said...

I love the pictures you too, what fun booths to shop at. And you did a great job on the picture frame, I think I may have to make a few of those myself. My Daughters room is hot pink and black. She has some pictures in Black frames that are just to Blah. I am thinking hot pink ribbon and rhinestone bling : ) Thank you. Please enter me in the giveaway for your cute tassle too.

Carol said...

Love the picture frame you created! Please enter me in your giveaway. The tassel is so cute!

Unknown said...


First, I am going to that show tomorrow. Love it. Second, love the picture frame you created. It is gorgeous. I can't wait. You do win the award for being the best prepared for Christmas.

Picket said...

Oh my word...just clicking on your blog and seeing the new header made me feel fantastic!!!!! Ohhhh I love Christmas...count me in you little toot..I would love to have that beautiful tassel and I loved that gorgeous frame you made...ohhhh weee...I love this!

Divamom said...

You always find the coolest stuff! Love the tassel and would love to be entered in the drawing!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I like the purse you bought. And I would surely love to have one like you showed in the other pic ! Like the initial ideal too.And your pic with the bow looks pretty.

Linda said...

After reading this post I am sooo excited for Christmas...and boy would I love to win your gorgeous tassel. Thank you for such a great giveaway!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Wow - what great photos and what a great shopping trip. I LOVE your snowman tassle or he would find a perfect home in my Kitchen during Christmas. Please enter me into your giveaway!
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday,

Unknown said...

It sounds like you had a great day! Thanks for sharing the pictures! I love the little snowman tassel! Please enter me to win! Thanks!
hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

PAT said...

Cute tassel, Nancy.

You found some neat things at the show. I visited a couple of Christmas shops in Branson last week and made a tiny purchase. I can't wait to start decorating for Christmas!


Hi Nancy,
What fun you had:) I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win the awesome snowman tassel. I would also like to learn how to make one. I make paper crafts and I'm not talented on other crafts, like the tassels you make. Thank you for having a lovely give away.

Dawn Marie said...

Please count me in! Those pictures are unreal, the colors are so gorgeous. I wish I had those talents.

The sweater with the lace on it--I would have a very difficult time walking away from that. Me and Lace BELONG together!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Nancy, Hope you are feeling much better! :) This looked like a great show! We have a Carolina Pottery in Smithfield. Wonder if this was the same one with the booth at the show? Is is an amazing place! Love your bag and picture frame you made! And your tassel is just fabulous! ~Rhonda :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Oh, and please enter me for the tassel drawing! Just love it! ~Rhonda :)

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Nancy! Count me in the drawing!! ;) I love those! they are so gorgeous!!

I loved that little tour you took us on too, how creative those frames are, I love the broach idea with the picture, that is brilliant! Thanks for sharing sweetie, and thanks for your sweet comments on my giveaway too!

~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

Ashlie said...

Nancy, this is another lovely post! I would have been scared to take any more pics after being scolded by that lady too! Thanks for going undercover for us though!! All the booths had gorgeous stuff. I especially loved that polka-dot letter you bought. I'm really into polka dots these days.

I'd love to win that cute little tassel! Snowmen are my favorite winter decoration/theme. :)

Gone said...

Yep...I was away TOTALLY, from the computer for 2 1/2 days...can you believe it?? LOL!!! That's why I wasn't over to visit.

Your post is beautiful and filled with so much glitter and "pretties".

I'm doing better...but still new bruises are "popping" up on my foot and ankle...and it is still giving me much pain...and swelling, still (2 weeks since being attacked).

Stop back later today...I'll have a post up about what I did for the 2 1/2 days out of touch!!


~♥~ Monica S said...

beautiful.. always a treat to visit your blog!! so many things to look at.. and so many good stories.. I would love to have won your snowman, but living across the other side of the atlantic would make it a little bit more expensive to send....
Nice of you to have a giveaway!!


Dawn Marie said...

I"m back-i had to peek at the lace shirt again.

Granma C said...

Nancy - Please enter me in your
snowman tassel giveaway. He would look so good in my sunroom with my other snowmen during Christmas. Love the frame you did with the ribbon and brooch - Carolyn

Sue said...

Hi Nancy,
Wow, Christmas is happenin' around here. I'm so ready to get rid of the fall stuff and move on the Christmas but we do the big Thanksgiving dinner here so I'll just content myself with visits to your beautiful blog.
I'm in love with everything in that darlin' booth you took pictures of. Too bad she wouldn't let you do a little advertising, I would be calling her up if she had.

April said...

PLEASE enter me in your giveaway!!! I would love to win your adorable Christmas tassle!! So cute!!

dctm said...

I love your blog - I check.read it daily. I would love to win the snowman tassel, so please enter me!
Thank you

Dana said...

GREAT POST! I love coming to your blog it is always inspiring. Please sign me up for your giveaway, love the tassel. You are good. Dana

Sue said...

Hi Nancy,
Glad that you are feeling better,nothing like a shopping spree to get us gals going.LoL

Loved the Christmas pictures,I too have been in the mood to do some Christmas decorating.

I can't wait to see your decorations.


Rue said...

Holy Moly Nancy! What a wonderful show!! It was like a fantasyland :)

I love how you copied the bow on the frame and you found some very cute things. I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I just ordered your pinecone tassel. I had to do it after going back and forth on whether or not to buy myself something before my birthday, but I did ;)


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a fantastic show to go to! Love what I saw and I'd want one of the car mats too. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway cause that tassel is so cute!


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Nancy!

Well girl, you put me in the Christmas mood! Oh I would have loved to have gone shopping with you...so many pretties! Love your new picture frame of you and hubby!

Have a wonderful week!


Kissing of the Frogs said...

Hi Nancy! Sorry I've been away from visiting and updating my blog. I've been way too busy at work to have any play time - blah! I love the tassel, I love the purse, and that sweater that fits 2 to 22 is awesome - ha! Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda said...

I would like to enter your giveaway,
I came over from your comment to Manuella, lovely blog you have too!

Jessica said...

Nancy~ Oh to go shopping with you! You did a great job on that picture frame, too. Please enter my name in your drawing. :)

Hugs~ J.

Laura said...

Nancy, I adore your cute little snowman tassel! Such great eye candy from your latest shopping adventure, I need that first purse!


brettinsky said...

I would love to be entered in the contest!

Great blog! We are actually really close-we are in a small town, almost in NC.

Tardevil said...

Sorry to hear you're a little under the weather. I hope that lady w/ the 1st booth is at the Christmas show in Charlotte. Those pics are awesome! I'd like one of those letters also. Please enter me in the drawing...the snowman is too cute!

Tardevil said...

P.S. I like the new photos at the top of your blog!

Bo said...

This is one amazing post...I didn't see one thing that I wouldn't love to have...so pretty!
;-) Bo

Anonymous said...

Hi again! I've really been enjoying our shopping trips and all the virtual money I'm spending!!! Adore the picture frame you did and that is a beautiful picture of you and hubby!!! I'm thinkin of trying this over the sheer curtains on my sidelights??? Let you know how it comes out?lol Now I'm totally in the mood for Christmas decorating - Have a great night - Sincerely, Jeannette

Joanne said...

Love, love, love the tassel. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks, Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Just browsed your blog for the first time! I would love to be put in for the giveaway! Thankyou for all the great ideas you took pictures of!!! Gave me some ideas for Christmas, now if I could just figure out how to make that great purse!!



Judy said...

That same lady with the gorgeous frames was here at our holiday market and Shannon and I loved her very pretty but expensive frames. I'm so glad to see that you made your own cause I had the same idea....just forgot about doing it! Thanks for the reminder and showing how beautiful yours turned out.


9405018--Pat said...

Hi Nancy!

love the picture frame great Job....Pat H

southerninspiration said...

What we girls won't do for a good blog post, right? I would think the lady would want the advertising, but maybe scared of your copying her! It happens with or without a camera, right? Oh well, thanks for trying! Some pretties for sure!
I would love the little snowman tassle....I would add him to my snowman collection!

Robin Beck said...

I am just getting back to your blog...I came here when you first posted but couldn't say long. I have been running around like crazy and wanted to sit and read and look at EVERYTHING you saw at the craft show...Wow the first lady IS very whimsical! At our craft shows they have big signs at the door saying NO PHOTOs-they will actually take your camera away from you!
I love all your photos-blurry or not, we got the just of it all! I've been sewing and listening to Christmas songs all day-Your blog is very Christmasy and I LOVE how it looks.
BTW: I am not leaving without you entering me in the drawing for that CUTE snowman tassel! He is ADORABLE.
Thanks Nancy,

Darlene said...

Oh MY Gosh this post is from Saturday and I just now FOUND it....How did I miss it?!?!

Anyway, Nancy you know I want to be entered in your giveaway for that adorable snowman!

I LOVE all the glitter and bling of that place....just GORGEOUS!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a wonderful place to start your Christmas shopping! That lace sweater was beautiful! And your snowman tassel is so cute. Please enter me!!
p.s. I am having a mosaic giveaway! Come enter...

Designs on 47th Street said...

What a fun post! Lots and lots of pictures to look at. I love that felt purse....LOVE IT!! You did good. Please enter me in your drawing. I would love to win!

Sue said...

You certainly had much will power because I would have bought that sweater! I love the purse you got. The ribbon on your frame is beautiful. Please sign me up for your give-away. I love this snowman tassel.

Anonymous said...

This is my first time to your blog so it's nice to meet you !!

Pls. enter me into your giveaway it is just darling.

I only knew Paula Deen, will have to check out the other 2, guess you can tell I am not from the South lol


Paula said...

Love, love your blog! Please enter me for your giveaway~I love your tassels! I'm from west TN~so were kinda neighbors! Blessings to you~Paula

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Oh Nancy - do you remember where you got that initial????? I looooove it - I want one. Can you help me out with a location. Thanks and by the way - those pictures were gorgeous. Thanks again, Cathy