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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  1. I love ironstone, galvanized things, lamps, mirrors, candles, the list goes on and on! (Also I am a December baby – 31st!)

  2. I have been a fan of old glassware. I have many pieces of depression glass in a variety of colors and use them as a decorating touch. I always think of my grandmother when using them (the collection I have belonged to her) and I know she loved them too.

  3. Such a pretty post to see this morning, Kim! I love decorating with books. Whether I paint them, cover them or just use them to raise things up, they come in very handy for decorating. Oh, and I like to read them, too! : )

    Happy New Year!

  4. I also love antique cameras, opera glasses old silver and antique linens.

  5. thank you for the giveaway, a couple things I have been wanting from them but never have the money this way I can get one

  6. tea towels! I have a pretty large collection. I’m going to need to upgrade my storage for them soon :)

  7. My favorite thing now is white plates, vases, jars to decorate with.

  8. Thank you for this opportunity! Love the milking stool and love your purchases!

  9. I am loving burlap and pinecones in our home right now. Seems I never know what to put out after the holidays, so pinecones seem to work as they are a part of our winter right now. Happy Birthday to you…..I celebrated mine on Christmas!!!

  10. Boxwood, boxwood and more boxwood…and I’m currently in FL trying to figure out how to get magnolia leaves to take home and make a wreath and whatever lovely thing I can imagine. I just LOVE using natural elements. Thanks for the opportunity to win something from AFH. All the boxwood I have came from them!!!

  11. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I love decorating with white pitchers and red accents all over the house.

  12. I love using old silver: platters, trophies, silverware, etc. Looks especially nice with holiday decorations.

  13. I love, love, love to decorate with white & silver platters. I think this is a perfect giveaway! Thank you!

  14. I follow your delightful blog by email. Thanks!

  15. My favorite thing to decorate with is trays…I have them in almost every room.

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