Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Ornament Giveaway!


Now that Thanksgiving is over and I'm well past my turkey coma, I don't mind the endless Christmas music on the radio anymore-- I'm actually enjoying it!  But what I'm not enjoying is the battle for a parking space at my local mall.  Ahh, this the season.

Thank heaven for blogger extraordinaire, Attila The Mom, and her crew of very talented folks who make the gorgeous fabric ornaments shown above.  Those beauties are all hand made and so beautiful that I own several of them already-- And I never had to leave the comfort of home to get them.  Isn't online shopping great?

Some of you may recall that Attila provided one of these gems as a giveaway for me last year, and now I'm totally in the Christmas spirit because she's offering another one this year!

What makes these ornaments so special and why I'm happy to participate in this giveaway is because of the significance of how these ornaments and the company, Highland Roses Design, came to be.  It all started with Attila's family... 

Highland Roses Design Collaborative Craft Studio is a privately-funded project that provides individuals who live with disabilities and/or mental illnesses as well as their family caregivers an opportunity to step towards independence through the sale of our own arts and crafts creations. They accept no grants or government funding, and are working to become self-sustaining through our own endeavors.

Every step of this undertaking is a collaborative effort---from design to creation. Each distinctive ornament is produced by several sets of hands---all working together to create something special!  For more info or to place an order CLICK HERE. 

I can't tell you how blown away I was when I received my first ornament from this hardworking group of crafters.  They are beautiful-- Not just the ornaments, but the hands and hearts that made them.  Here's YOUR chance to own one too. 
  
 Christmas Ornament Giveaway!  
 Choose from one of the three ornaments pictured as your prize. 

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on THIS POST and/or on and or all of my new my posts between now and midnight PT, December 15, 2012.  The more you comment, the more chances you have to win.

And, if you want to be a super elf and help spread the word-- Just blog about the giveaway and/or Highland Roses Design's ornaments, linking to THIS POST, and you'll get THREE MORE chances to win.

Easy peasy.

Giveaway available to everyone, everywhere in the world, as long as you have a blog and I can email you for your address.  I'll notify the winner on December 16th.  

So come-- Get in the Christmas spirit and enter to win!
Welcome to www.TheFiftyFactor.com  -  Joanna Jenkins



34 comments:

Brian Miller said...

woohoo i get to be first in line! smiles...they are very pretty ornaments....count me in...

and i def am ready for christmas...under 4 weeks of school to go before break...smiles.

hi jj....smiles.

Taradharma said...

I'm not there yet with the Christmas music....

But I am there with your contest! Glad to see you doing it again this year!

Christine said...

Nice to know the story behind these beautiful ornaments!

suburban prep said...

What a treasure these would be on anyone's tree.

bill lisleman said...

Those are ornaments that look lovely and apparently are made with love and care. Great idea.

Simone said...

I remember them from last year. They are gorgeous! I plan to pass along the link to my co-workers so they can also see the beautiful ornaments.

I am doing okay. Waiting for the specialist appointment but hanging in there. Thanks, my friend for thinking about me.

Lilly said...

I am definitely in the Christmas spirit. I also love Christmas music which everyone incessantly teases me about. You name it I will listen to it. As for decorations, how special are these ones made with lots of love and care. I remember them from last year too. My, how fast that year has gone....I will link to this post in my next one.

SE'LAH... said...

such giving hearts...melts me, truly.

sending love. xoxox

Webster said...

I have a white one that Attila sent to me last year. It really is gorgeous, and I would love to have another. Any one will do. It's nice that you are doing this to promote her good work.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Oooo! I love these ornies!! Amazing!
Count me in
Hugs
SueAnn

Rootietoot said...

I dug out the Christmas music yesterday, when I started doing the baking (yesterday involved an obscene amount of bourbon and pecans). I LOVE these ornaments, and already have 2! I can testify that they are beautifully crafted and just straight up gorgeous.

jane said...

they are lovely- and such a wonderful idea! thank you!
p.s. just caught up on all your last posts. still smiling.
x

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

what a great giveaway. sounds like fun. please count me in.

funny thing is ... i'm having a giveaway at my blog as well. hop on over ... hey, i have a Christmas giveaway going on at my blog ... please be sure to stop by. have a great week. ( :

Cindy L said...

I don't need to win the ornaments ... I just wanted to stop by and say hello, and see how YOU are doing these days! Glad to catch up, and I'm wishing you many holiday blessings! I'll be back to read more soon!

Suldog said...

I especially like the one lower left. The red fabric is almost an exact match for a robe My Mom had when I was a kid.

CiCi said...

Oh yes, I remember the giveaway last year. The decorations are amazingly beautiful and the story behind them is inspiring.

I am enjoying the Christmas music and the beginning of the Christmas spirit in the stores and around town.
Hugs to you, Joanna, I will write a post later today and link to this post.

Taradharma said...

thanks for stopping by, indeed our kitchen was one of the happiest places on earth. Now to ship all those goodies....

mrs mediocrity said...

Oh my, these are just gorgeous!!
And thank you so much for the birthday wishes!!
xoxo
Kelly

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Those ornaments are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow they are beautiful!

Chrisy said...

Hello Lovely Lady! Pleased you can now cope with that Christmas music...some of it's beautiful...but some yes annoying. Lovely decorations and worthy cause!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Even though the Christmas season doesn't begin for me until December, I'm cool with the music and all as soon as Thanksgiving is over.

Eva Gallant said...

I love all three of the ornaments...and what an inspiring story accompanies them.
I guess my favorite is the red and green.

Tammy said...

We listened to Christmas music all the way home from the beach today and I really enjoyed it. Haven't attempted the whole shopping thing this year, but everyone is getting homemade goodies or gift cards as I'll be going through 3 weeks of chemo starting this Friday and it just wears me out. I won the ornament last year and I have to say it is a beautiful work of art!! Hugs!!

Nanci Bliss said...

Just put our tree up tonight, as a matter of fact! Ornaments dating back to 1972 and ranging from homemade to tacky to ornate! I'm sentimental and love reminiscing as I handle each ornament with care. Ahhh, how I loved having little children at home!

Cathy Clementz said...

These are beautiful! I wish I had talent like that. Actually, when it comes to handy stuff, I use a stapler and tape. Can't sew a stitch. Those are gorgeous.

Hope you are doing well....other than the shopping thing!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

This is one noble and awesome endeavor--those ornaments are such a great ministry.

Sharon said...

Please throw my name in the hat and stop by my blog to enter my giveaway!

Alison said...

Those ornaments are stunning! Please add me to the list of hopeful people! :-)

Michelle said...

Those are SO pretty! I can't believe they're hand made. Absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

So pretty and festive. Would ad sparkle to any Christmas tree!

deb.rumball@gmail.com

RNSANE said...

Well, I've already celebrated the wonderful festival of Diwali in India which reminded me of Christmas with its splendid lights....I am actually homeless here, dear Joanna, having given away most of my belongings and deposited the rest in an all-too-expensive storage space. At $380/month, it's already cost me nearly $4000. My goal now, is to get into a smaller space. I do think I'll try to live in India eight months out of twelve ( much more affordable on my pension ). I'm staying home six months this time to welcome my new grandchild. Renting a small bedroom from a friend...it's taught me I didn't REALLY need that four bedroom home I stayed in long after my sons were gone. I WOULD love one of those beautiful ornaments for my bedroom, though.

Tara said...

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Madonna said...

I just found your blog tonight. Love the ornaments and the rich colors in them. What works of art.