I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is enjoying their time as we close out 2014.  My family and I spent the day together playing games and opening gifts.  I cooked brunch and dinner but still never quite managed to get out of my PJs.  That’s my kind of day!  And today, believe it or not, is my birthday!  Actually, I like to think of it more like my anniversary….the anniversary of my 21st birthday but I’m not telling which anniversary it is!!

For my birthday, I thought I’d give a gift to you as my way of thanking you for making this a great year.  But first, I wanted to share some of my favorite decorating items from 2014.


1. Boxwood Wreaths

As I’m sure you’ve realized by now, I *love* boxwood wreaths in any and every size!  I like that they add an organic look to the room but are maintenance free and work with the decor year-round.




2. Antique Cameras

2014 brought about the start of my antique camera collection – hooray!  I have two so far and my collection might stop at just these two, but I really enjoyed researching and purchasing them.




3. Ironstone

I also worked on my ironstone collection in 2014, although I embellish it a bit my mixing in inexpensive pieces of white dinnerware from Target.  :)




4. Vintage Trophies (& Roses)

I find so many uses for my vintage trophies, everything from flower vases to remote holders!





5. Teacups

I collected a few little teacups that are just too cute for words.





6. Fresh Flowers

More and more I find myself stopping by the floral department when I go grocery shopping.  I especially like to have flowers in my room – it feels so decadent!  And if I remember, I dry them so that I can use them again for decorating.




And now my birthday gift to you!  A $50 Gift Card to Antique Farmhouse!  I look at the sales events happening at Antique Farmhouse every day and have scored some of my favorite things from the site, like my boxwood wreaths and vintage trophies.  And the great thing is that you aren’t limited to shopping just the current sales events.  You can shop past sales events, too, by looking on their Pinterest page and as long as the item is still in stock, you can buy it!gift-card_1

Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Just leave me a comment on this post telling me about your favorite item to use in decorating.  That’s it!  Then hop over to the Rafflecopter widget to tell me that you commented and you will be automatically entered to win.  For extra chances to win, you can subscribe to Tidbits&Twine via email, visit Tidbits&Twine on Facebook or follow on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instragram.  That’s 6 chances to win!

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The giveaway ends on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. Entrants must be 18 years or older and residents of the continental US. Read the “Terms & Conditions” in the Rafflecopter widget for full details.  A single winner will be selected.

Good luck!



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  1. Just found your blog over the holiday! I too love boxwood, and finally splurged on a wreath. I like to use random bowls and trays with candles and other seasonal objects to decorate. I am kicking myself that I did not buy a white octagon tray from antique farmhouse when I saw it!

  2. My favorite thing to decorate with are my now teenage children’s preschool crafts! Drawings and ceramics and especially during the Christmas season I have a manager scene that my son made out of toilet paper rolls that is my prized possession! Great giveaway! Thanks for a chance!

  3. I agree with several of the things on your list! I’m in love with boxwood too. My hubby thinks it looks like Christmas but I ignore him. I also love jars and bottles. So sweet of you to have a give away!

  4. Blue and white, of course. Thanks for another year of beauty and fun. And, a very happy birthday to you.

  5. First–Happy Birthday!!! I love using live greenery, whether it’s house plants like my African Violets, fiddleleaf fig tree, to fresh flowers! I feel like fresh flowers are always an indulgence, but I absolutely love to fill my low round vase with all of one type of flower and then use it on my coffee table!

  6. I loved decorating with tin stars that my husband cut out of old tin ceiling tiles

  7. I love all of your favorites too! The vintage trophies are so hard to find but they really make a statement. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a very Happy Birthday! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Hugs, CoCo

  8. It is so hard to pick just one thing! If I say greenery is my favorite decorating item, can that cover everything from dried boxwood to fresh flowers? ;)

  9. I have been obsessed with decorating with leaves this year. So many things to do with them.

  10. 2014 was more a year of trying to thin out collections for me. Saving the best pieces is easy. Giving up some nice ones is harder. But I’m planning on continuing to seek the singular pleasure of finding another wonderful aged treasure.

  11. Kim,
    What a great giveaway. Happy Birthday. I commented on facebook and I follow you on Instagram. I love vintage trohies and boxwood wreaths. I think one of my go to items are antique, leather bound books. But there are also the trophies! :-)

  12. I decorate with blue & white mostly but incorporate other vintage in here and there. Love all of your favorite things!

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