Thursday, December 22, 2011

We have our "Blue Christmas" Winner(s)...

Last Friday Cathy Graf's name was drawn from the "hag hat" as the first winner of a signed copy of Mary Kay Andrews "Blue Christmas" book giveaway from entries off our Facebook Fan page.

A bit of a delay in the blog drawing with my apologies - "Nannie Hag" my sweet Mother has a broken bone in her back and was admitted to the hospital Monday... her surgery is today so our fingers, toes are crossed for a "Merry" outcome.

We have a WINNER of the second signed copy

Susan Wallace

Congratulations SUSAN!

If you will send a private email to the "hags" with your mailing address we will ship your book right away!

Wishing you all a "Blue Christmas" filled to the brim with Merry!

♥ one vintage hag

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Traditions with a Christmas Book Giveaway

Having spent the last couple days baking holiday treats, making grocery list for our 27th Christmas Brunch,wrapping gifts for under the tree and packaging up special baubles for dear friends I've thought a lot about Christmas Traditions that each family shares. Along with all the normals we share- precious time with friends, hustle and bustle of shopping, the hectic days spent at Vintage Village, I also cherish cozy time spent with a good holiday book.

An all time favorite is from Atlanta author Mary Kay Andrews. Her Savannah Blues, Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas novels are a story line all too familiar to the life any junker lives.

This makes the 6th Christmas that I've enjoyed "Blue Christmas" so, I'm guessing that too is now to be considered a sweet "hag" holiday tradition.

It's the week before Christmas, and antiques dealer Weezie Foley is in a frenzy to garnish her shop for the Savannah historical district decorating contest, which she intends to win. But suddenly things start to go missing from her display, and there seems to be a mysterious midnight visitor to her shop.
Still, Weezie has high hopes for the holiday—maybe in the form of an engagement ring from her chef boyfriend. But Daniel, always moody at the holidays, seems more distant than usual. Throw in Weezie's decidedly odd family, a 1950s Christmas-tree pin, and even a little help from the King himself (Elvis, that is), and maybe there will be a pocketful of miracles for Weezie this Christmas Eve.

Thrilled to hear from Meg at Tandem Literary who graciously sent Vintage Village signed copies of this "hag" favorite. Just like Weezie... it's the week before Christmas and we have one copy left to GIVEAWAY! Leave a quick comment here on why you'd like to add this darling book to your holiday traditions and we'll select a winner December 20 and ship it to them quick!

Thank you Meg for the books.

Thank you Mary Kay Andrews for this favorite story!

Merriest Christmas!


♥ one vintage hag

Thursday, December 8, 2011

"I'll be HOME for Christmas!"

Perhaps because so much of this year has been spent in hospitals, doctors offices and with appointments for this "hag" and her family this year. Every day is SPECIAL... but, Christmas time being extra special with the anticipation of time spent at HOME. There truly is, no place like home!

Sprinkles of the holidays are complete... now, just the best parts remain. Wrapping, baking, family, food & festivities!

"Hags" aren't all about brooms to ride, warts on noses or pointed black hats... they actually enjoy the twinkle of lights, patina of crusty wares, even the shine of mercury glass and old fashioned glass glitter. Vintage Annalee's & old well loved bottle brush trees, So, just a few glances to share around this "hags" holiday home.

I love this little Annalee Drummer Boy ~ an oldie but goodie nestled amongst a rabbits foot fern and bowl brimming with vintage mercury glass ornaments. Once there were enough older Annalee's to fill a 10 foot flocked tree, with a much smaller abode currently we've only kept our absolute favorites to frost necessary corners or complete holiday vignettes.

This "hags" collection of matte white pottery and old alarm clocks has been packed away to make room for "Mr. Hag's" Christmas in the City village. There's Yankee Stadium, Tavern on the Green, Rockefeller Center,

even Architectural Antiques Shop with little columns and salvage baubles you might find in the real antique store where many of my days are spent. Two family room wall shelves make up the villages home for the holidays above the happenings of holiday gatherings.

Brrr... and even a modest little collection of Snowmen. So cheery and neat... all but one who melted into a pretty bowl look forward each year to being part of the holiday festivities.

"Home for the Holidays" the perfect GIFT!

Our wish this holiday season is peace, happiness, health and of course much cheer with family & friends.

Sure hope your holiday season is filled with the same!


♥ one vintage hag