Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year To All!

Hi All

We are so close to Christmas...and I wanted to wish each and every one of you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

I'm off on a long holiday...the longest I have ever taken in my life! And take a wild guess where I'm off to!


See you all in the New Year!

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Holidays!

xox
Rani

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Our Christmas Tree and Giveaway Winner!

Hey all you lovely people...

Christmas is upon us and finally we got the tree up and decorated. 
This year I chose to go all neutral and rustic. Most of the ornaments are handmade by me. I think it adds a special touch. 

So here are a few pictures...okay I'm lying..here are lots of pictures!!!! I couldn't choose just a few! heeehee!!!



Handmade twine hearts with clay tags and ribbons


My favourite is the mini burlap stocking I made...Added a bit of crocheted lace, stamped an Eiffel tower on it and voila...!



 More hearts...



White glittery reindeers..


Our Fairy Godmother...


Golden Cherub!



Eiffel Towers galore!


White Peace doves...


And the Final result!





Close up of the stocking...


Love mercury glass ornaments! They are so special!


A rustic gold star right on top!


Pinecones to add a natural touch!



Music sheet tags with gold paint...








"Love Is All You Need!"





Lucky (our neighbour's cat...and my good but slightly temperamental friend) stopped by for a visit when I was photographing the tree...Isn't he just the cutest and the cuddliest?!

Now for the giveaway winner of a set of 2 christmas 'Peace & Joy' clay ornaments and a set of 2 rustic stars...is...
drum rolls please...

Congratulations Siobhan!!! 

Please send me an email with your address and I'll post the package off to you!

Thanks all for entering the giveaway. I wish everyone could win...
I'll be doing a new giveaway next year!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xox
Rani



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Ornament Giveaway - Enter now!


I reached a 100 Likes on Facebook! Woohoo!

So as promised I'm back with another giveaway!

What's on offer? A set of 2 gorgeous handmade Peace and Joy hearts and 2 petite rustic star ornaments. 



Peace & Joy Clay Gift Tags as featured on The Vintage Farmhouse and Centsational Girl!(Thanks Nicki and Kate for the features!)



To enter all you have to do is ANY 2 (minimum) of the following...

1. Follow this blog

2. Leave a comment on this post


4. Share this giveaway on your blog and let me know

Each separate entry doubles your chances of winning.

The giveaway starts today and ends on Monday 17th December, so enter now!

Winner will be picked on Monday night via the random generator. I can ship worldwide...so not to worry...this giveaway is open to all!

What better way to celebrate this festive season but with a few extra hearts & stars!

I'm so excited about doing this giveaway! Thanks so much for stopping by! Good luck & have a lovely week!

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU ALL FOR ENTERING!***


xox

Rani



Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sneak Peek of Christmas Ornament Giveaway Next Week!

Hi There!

Just popping in really quickly to say that I'm going to be doing a giveaway next week once I reach a 100 Likes on the La Maison Jolie Facebook page

You can enter to win a set of 3 gorgeous heart shaped clay ornaments for your Christmas Tree!



Watch this space next week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a lovely weekend!

xox
Rani

Friday, December 7, 2012

Rustic Pinecone Wreath Tutorial

Hi there! 

As promised I'm back with a Rustic Pinecone Wreath tutorial. I made one for my front door and it turned out quite cute, so I decided to share a tutorial with all my blog friends! 



Things you will need: 

Lots and lots of pinecones-collect as many as you can or if you are an avid collector like me, you'll already have some handy! 

An old wire hanger 

Wire 

White paint 

Small paint brush


Paint the tips of the pinecones white to add a rustic effect. 



Shape the hanger into desired shape...I went for a square...just because!



Then start twisting the wire around the pinecones and then twist the pinecone garland around the wire hanger. Once you have the foundation done you can keep adding more pinecones around the corners and keep twisting the wires at the back of the wreath.

And there you have it...one Rustic Pinecone Christmas Wreath!






It looked pretty but I kept feeling that it was missing something...so I put down my camera, ran back inside and brought out my little stars and hung one in the centre! There....now it looks complete!


Wish on a Star Christmas Ornament (click here to see on Etsy)


It's the perfect addition to our front door!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

(Don't forget to visit my Facebook page...click here!)

xox
Rani