Thursday, December 04, 2008

Christmas Sleighs ~ Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

Sleigh
Today I am sharing some Christmas items that I found at my local thrift store. I love sleighs and was so excited to get this one for $4.00.

Sleigh
I'm not sure how old it is, but it is very sturdy and well made.

Sleigh

Sleigh
Another little sleigh in my kitchen. I filled it with pinecones and cinnamon sticks.

Sleigh

Sleigh

Window
And lastly, some sweet figurines that I set up in my kitchen window. I found them a few years ago.

Figurines

Figurines

Figurines

Figurines

Figurines
Thank you for looking at my show and tell!

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88 comments:

ivoryspring said...

I am in love with your sleigh! And the figurines are so sweet looking!

Pink Slippers said...

Those figurines are so cute. I like their face expressions.

ceekay said...

Kelli, your sleighs are wonderful. I love that one you bought at the thrift store! And great idea to put pine cones in it...

Zebu said...

Kelli,

Nice pictures and cute seasonal goodies!

Also, I am always interested in how people are able to stay home financially. If you don't care to answer, that's fine. Otherwise, do you have a business that you do from home, etc. like some women do?

Winterwood said...

aww.. the figurines are delicious! as is your sleigh find! lucky you Kelli!!

Lady Katherine said...

The sleigh is so adorable! Pine cones and cinnamon sticks. It must smell wonderful, the figurines are so sweet. They must be planning on hopping in the sleigh for a ride. lol

Charity said...

I love your sleighs! I found one on clearance last year and I am enjoying it. It's not so well made as your though. Your's are beautiful!!

Elizabeth G. said...

I love looking at your Christmas items. They are very adorable. Are you enjoying the season? Isn't it fun?

God bless,
Elizabeth

Angie said...

Those sleighs are great. They blend so well with your decor :)

An Help Meet said...

Season's Greetings! Lovely sleighs.

glorv1 said...

Tomorrow is my day for the thrift store Kelli, and I hope I can find some of the things you have found. Your window looks really great. Have a great Friday.

Dianne said...

What a great find Kelli! I think your figurines are precious too.
I'll try to play sometime today. I just did a cookie swap for another blog party.
Also was with my mom all afternoon as she needs her 3rd eye operation! Poor ma!

Linda C said...

So cute, Kelli. I love the little figurines!:)
Linda C

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Kelli,
Those sleighs are really neat. I love how you've used them to decorate!

The little figurines are too cute too!

Thanks for hosting!

Carrie said...

The sleighs are really nice and your figurines are so charming.

Anonymous said...

Loved all of your " Show and Tell" items, Kelli! The little figurines are my favorite. You are such a fun gal.

I am going to send you some pictures of my decorations in the mail....since I don't know how to do it on the computer. (I am not very smart in that department.) We are not done getting all of the Christmas stuff out but we are working at it. :-)

Have a great week-end. Love, Debbi

JanMary said...

That sleigh is so lovely, perfect for your christmas display.

Lora said...

Love those sleighs! Very pretty!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kelli

I love your sleigh full of pine cones. I bet the cinnamon sticks make it smell so good!

Hugs, Ann

Tammy said...

These are SO sweet...they're figurines that I would definitely love in my home, too! And I just love sleighs, as well...what a find for only $4!

Sorry I haven't joined in with Show and Tell in awhile...I do hope to next week, though!

Bovey Belle said...

What lovely sleighs - nothing like that in this country, sadly! Christmas figurines too - such smiley faces!

Gattina said...

Love this little sleigh it's so decorative !

Royaltouch said...

Kelli, I have a thing for sleighs too. I have some vintage wicker ones that I like alot. Yours are fun and add such depth to your holiday things.
Thanks for sharing, I joined in again. Fun to see everyones show and tell!

. said...

Lovely figurines. Really pretty.

Alfazema

IRENE said...

Lovely shots of the sleigh! That red guy is so cute! You are a wonderful host, delighting us every week. Thank you!

Lara Gisela said...

I love your sleigh, Kelli.

Princess Of Pink said...

I have entered again, and am TOO in love with your sleighs and ornaments. SO pretty!!

Come check my blog :)

Tina ♥ said...

How lovely! I love your sleighs...they are just so adorable with their load of fircones inside! :) Your figurines are very pretty too...so homey and vintage looking. Thank you for sharing. :)

Hootin' Anni said...

A biggo Texas howdy y'all!!

Love the sleight Kelli...those are so 'old, antiquish-looking'!!!!

My show n tell this week is the Christmas Dining Room Table Top.

Elizabeth said...

I love your sleighs. That's something I would never think of collecting.
I'm participating for the first time this week. Hope I did it right.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the figurines, they must bring a smile to your face while you're washing dishes! Very nice!

Nanna said...

what a sweet show-n-tell, I was just wondering as I saw the plants if you keep them all year round then I saw the figurines, then I though how does she keep them from fading then as I scrolled down I saw that they're in front of the plants, yea yea I think too much LOL, hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Helen

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Your figurines are so cute! The glass shelves in front of your window are so unique, I've never seen any like them before.

Becky said...

Kelli, I need your help. I wanted to join in today for Show and Tell Friday. But unable to download your Show and Tell picture. Could you explain it to me in dumb blond terms. HA!!! I'll be waiting to here from you at becjane1127@yahoo.com Thx Becky

Scrapdolly said...

Such gorgeous tings you have shared today

Your sleigh is wonderful

Love Bears All Things said...

I have several sleighs also. I like how you decorated the first one. Is it sitting in the fireplace? I love the figurines. They look a little like Hummel. Don't you just love to tuck little Christmasy things away in small places.
Have a good day and thank you for hosting show & tell.
Mama Bear

Breath of Fresh Air said...

Have a wonderful show & tell day. Like your sleigh.

BECKY said...

Those cute little faces really made me smile!! You do such a great job with your photography. I'm practicing!
Blessings,
Becky

Darla said...

Those are some very nice things. Have been peaking at this meme for a few weeks now. This is my first.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

I love your cute figurines.

Gracie said...

I miss you all the last week, glad things are back to normal. Now I have to take a look around.....

Dawn said...

I adore your sleighs!!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Those figurines have the cutest faces! The sleigh is wonderful too!

Manuela

A Hint of Home said...

Your little figurines are so sweet with their cute expressions.
I love your winter sleigh, too.

Mam said...

Ivoryspring said what I was thinking! I am in love! With your sleighs -- and with your resale store! You find the very best things! The little figures all have such sweet faces. Beautiful, Kelli, as usual.
Nancy

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a great find that sleigh was and those little characters in your garden window are so cute!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Kelli, don't you just love sleds. I love them and use them to fill with pens and pencils at Christmas, little soaps and handtowels, tiny gifts or gift cards. The figurines are sweet too.
I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Debbie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You always have such neat decorations! I have a real weakness for figurines, loves these!

Katherine

Carla said...

Love your sleighs! And your kitchen window people are darling! (looks like you plants are doing well too!) Thanks for hosting us today! Happy Holiday to you and yours:)

Mrs. Miles said...

I WANT your sleigh ... want it want it. haha.

Whenever I see a sleigh I think of Thomas Kinkaide, because in his book he says that he and his wife have a sleigh which they keep in their house and they put all their reading books in it. I've always thought that was a 'novel' idea (pun intended)

Lovely, LOVELY blog post, thank you for sharing. Haha, me and a few others did S & T last friday even though you were not here. You've got us trained LOL!

Elizabeth G. said...

Kelli,

I made a big mistake! In an effort to get the right link for my blog, I ended up listing three times! It's the last one that I wanted on there.

Is there anyway you can fix it?

I'm so sorry. I usually don't make such goofy mistakes!

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Catherine said...

What beautiful sleighs! I love those little figurines, too. I'm trying not to envy that kitchen window LOL!

Blessings,
Catherine

Jewelgirl said...

I really love the sleigh filled
with pine cones. It is so warm
and simple!

Elena said...

Very sweet decorations. I just love your plant window. I would like to have one in my kitchen some day! Have a great weekend! Elena

window into our life of love, joy, and adventures! said...

I love your lil kitchen window! that is actually what I have been wanting to do with mine : ), it has been in my head but couldn't quite get hubby to "see" it, now i actually can have him see it! time to head out to the hardware store!

Jodi said...

I love your sleighs too! I like your Show and Tells. I wish I didn't have so many things still in boxes! :)

Sioux said...

Hi, Kelli! Happy Show and Tell Friday. I love your little figurines!

TJ said...

Kelli your sleighs are beautiful! I so hope that I can get the house cleaned and decorated this weekend. It's my goal. Your's definitely inspires me.
Have a wonderful weekend!
TJ

rohanknitter said...

the sleighs are adorable!!

Blessed With 4 said...

I love the sleigh....your window is beautiful!

FourOf5zs said...

Love the sleighs and figurines.

Lisa said...

The sleighs are lovely and the figurines adorable.

Ms. Tee said...

So pretty, Kelli! I love the close-ups of all the details. Have a great weekend!

Julie said...

That sleigh is wonderful and I think you are right. I think it must be very old. What a treasure!

Janet said...

Hi Kelli! I love your new sleigh - and your figurines looks absolutely cozy! I imagine them on the sleigh for a wonderful winter wonderland ride through the snow, don't you?

Sharon Kay said...

It is so much fun to go to a thrift shop and come out with a treasure. I love the sleigh and your holiday window looks so cozy and warm. Hugs to you and your family for a wonderful weekend.

Susie Homemaker said...

Hi Kelli,
Your sleigh and little figurines are so nice...and as usual...you have the touch with how you display them...

Warm Wishes,
Susie

Lisa Ann said...

Your sleigh is beautiful!
I left something on my blog for you.

Carrie P. said...

Beautiful decorations. Love the cards in the previous entries too.

Zebu said...

Hi Kelli,

I posted on my sight with a link back to your home page. The link won't show up, however. I used the little link icon and pasted your URL into it. Ideas?

Barbara H. said...

Those sleighs are sooo cute! Howe come I never find things like that while thrifting, LOL>! Those figurine s are darling.

Missy said...

so lovely! thanks for sharing a little piece of you home :)

Farrah said...

Very nice!!

Liesel's Garden Party said...

It's lovely, Kelli :o)

Katie S. said...

I love all you're plants!

Brenda said...

Very pretty. Your camera takes such good close ups.Do you mind me asking what it is? I am looking for a new one.

Jorgelina said...

Hi Kelli!!
Post adorable.
The beautiful figurines , remember Sarah Kay to me.
The old and rural sleighs are precious.
A greeting from Argentina

My open roads said...

Both sleighs and figurines are adorable!!!!!

A happy heart at home said...

Hi, Kelli. I have an award for you on my blog (12/6's post). You can pass it along if you'd like to. :)

~Susan

Linda said...

Love your sweet sleigh and the little figures are precious...hugs, Linda

kari and kijsa said...

Your sleigh is lovely!
Happy Saturday!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Mimi Sue said...

Your home is looking so festive. Your cards and tags are the cutest. Love the scotty dog. Mimi

Michelle said...

Kelli,

Your sleigh is so cute!! I love your figurines as well. I can guess that your house during Christmas is filled with beautiful and sweet decorations...oh and all that good food you always cook!

Judy said...

Oh I just love your sleigh Kelli.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Judy

Jen said...

Thought I would stop by and let you know I'm making your pepper jack chicken....again...such a hit in our home...we dont put it on rice though as Madison wont eat rice...so we make fajitas with it....just wanted to let you know how much we love it....

Monique Elisabeth said...

The sleighs are wonderful and I love the little figurines.
My daughter gave me a little inuit girl figurine once and I love it very much !!
Have a wonderful day !!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Your sleighs are so sweet, Kelli!

Tracey McBride said...

Your blog is so warm and lovely. Thank you for sharing it.
Warmly,
Tracey