You have all been so kind to share your homes with me over the course of our contest . . . but, there was one story that really touched my heart . . . and with permission . . . I thought I'd share it . . .
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Love your work and your blog. Attached is my entry for your contest in the Christmas Tree category. I'll tell you a little bit about the tree:
This is actually my first real Christmas tree (on my own, as an adult), so I really wanted to make it special. I live in a small one bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, so I only had room for a 4.5' tabletop tree.
I found this great fuzzy flanel ribbon in a red cabin check, and instantly knew I had to do a rustic cabin Christmas theme. I put on our traditional ornaments, used pinecones and paper birds, and I also hand-knit mini stockings and caps with authentic Shetland wool. Come Christmas, I plan to give away many of the hand-knit ornaments as gifts.