December 1, 2010

On the first day of Christmas . . .

My creation

I first saw these beautiful stars on the Nie Nie Dialogues. I thought they were so special and so unique and I absolutely loved how Stephanie had one inscribed for each of her children.

When I started thinking about Christmas this year, I remembered these beautiful stars and thought how fun it would be to order some for my Christmas tree.

I purchased two sets of these. They were the very first thing I hung on my tree this year.

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They were made by Becky and Kurt Knudsen. Becky and Kurt are the parents of six children and the grandparents of 12 -- and they also happen to be amazingly-talented artists!

I love that the stars they create are handmade and sparkly -- in a not-Las Vegas-tacky-kind-of-way. Really, I couldn't like these stars any more.

And here's the great part, you can hang one of these beautiful stars in your home too. This one is called Lucy in the Sky -- how cute is that? -- Becky and Kurt are going to give one lucky reader this beautiful handmade star to call their own.

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To enter, please go visit their etsy store, pick your favorite star and then come back and tell me what caught your eye. And while you're there, make sure you look at the amazing tree topper they just added to their store. I think the top of my tree really needs one!

Deadline to enter is December 5 at 12:00 midnight Central Time. This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations Kelly!


• You may get a second entry by sharing the fun. Just grab the button to the right and put it on your blog or Facebook page. Leave a second comment letting me know that you did.

• The winner will be posted on December 6.

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93 comments:

  1. I am really attracted to the terrific tree topper!

    Thank you again for doing your 12 days! You always have the best ideas.

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  2. These are all beautiful, but I especially love the diminutive rosy star. The tree topper is also lovely as well!

    franksmelanie@yahoo.com
    www.franksmelanie.blogspot.com

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  3. I have also put your button on my blog.

    franksmelanie@yahoo.com
    www.franksmelanie.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the fuschia floral star. These stars are exquisite! Thank you so much for sharing. I like them for teacher's gifts.

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  5. Kristi - I am so glad you are doing this again. You find such cool items. I *finally* ordered my camera strap from last years event!

    My favorite start is the Dainty Doily. Reminds me of my Grandma!

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  6. I am torn between Lucy in the sky and kathmandu blue! They are all so pretty :)

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  7. I am loving these stars!! How beautiful! The dainty doily really catches my eye! I like to hang some of my ornaments in my windows, and this one would be so perfect catching the light in my farmhouse!! Thank you so much, and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us all to drool over and wish upon!!!

    PS The twin granddaughters have really enjoyed the hair clippies I won during this giveaway last year!!

    Gale

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  8. Ooooh! My favorite is "Lucy in the Sky." How pretty!

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  9. second entry: button on my blog. :)

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  10. All so beautiful, it is hard to pick a favorite! I like the Blue Dot Special!

    Janet

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  11. I just love the "Over The Top Christmas Tree Topper", what a cute little shop, thank you so much for this fun giveaway that you do. How exciting.

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  12. Kristi, I just grabbed your button and posted about your 12 Days of Christmas on my blog. How fun!! Thank you again---Patty

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  13. So pretty! I love all their ornaments! I think my favourite is the Dancing into Autumn. I always love the "wonky" looking things :)

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  14. Love these! Cinnamon Star is so pretty!

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  15. Oh, I love the "lime green facial." Such a fresh color, I'd keep it in the window year round.

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  16. I love Diminutive Rosy! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I grabbed your button and posted on my face book and my blog!

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  18. I love the "I'l be home for Christmas" star. So pretty. Will also add the button to my blog :-)

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  19. Anonymous9:32 AM

    Lucy in the sky is my favorite. Your collection is going to look beautiful. Thanks for all the Christmas days of fun.

    Kathleen

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  20. well, I MUST enter for the Lucy in the Sky star! I love these!

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  21. I added your button to my Ciao Bella blog too!

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  22. How did you manage to list one of Marissa's favorites right off the bat?! She LOVES stainded glass and sparkles!! We like many, but the favorite is narrowed to "Diminutive Rosy Star." Thanks for this fun give-away.

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  23. I like Cinnamon Star! Thanks for doing this again...it was so much fun last year and I ended up purchasing many of my Christmas gifts from your Etsy suggestions!

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  24. I just added you button to my blog!

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  25. I looove the Seoul Searching one!!! oh and the Lemon Custard one!! There all adorable.

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  26. Anonymous10:21 AM

    I'm a big etsy shopped myself!!!
    I dont have a blog but I did copy to my fb page. I would be delighted to win any of these magnificent stars!

    Staci
    my2girls1boston@optonline.net

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  27. Thanks for doing the "12 Day of Christmas" posts. I love the Diminutive Rosy. Matches my living room decor.

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  28. My fav is "diminutive rosy" -- thanks for doing this!

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  29. I love the 5 green cranberry stars!

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  30. Second post. I posted your "12 Days of Christmas" on my blog.

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  31. I LOVE the Blossom STAR and the the Over The Top Tree topper.
    Thank you for doing this again. Your taste is exquisite and I enjoy seeing your finds!

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  32. I also put your button on my blog! Merry Christmas!

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  33. I like the 5 green cranberry stars...but it's hard to pick just one favorite!

    Thanks for doing the 12 days again...I always find so many good things through you!!

    I'm also posting the button on my blog...

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  34. Oh ! I love your giveaways. I have been looking forward to seeing what you have picked out this time.
    I love the dainty doily. BEAUTIFUL !

    I also put your button on my blog.
    Merry Christmas !

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  35. My favorite is the diminutive rosy!

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  36. Anonymous1:01 PM

    Hello Kristi

    Thank you for doing this for 12 days. I'm happy that I also could participate from Switzerland.
    All stars are beautiful, I like specially the Diminutive Rosy star.

    greeting
    Lathi

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  37. my favotite are the cherry christmas starts beacuse I love the color red.

    thanks kristi for playing this fun game again!

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  38. I love "Dancing Into Autumn" and of course the "Lucy in the Sky."

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  39. I also posted about the giveaway on my FB page :)

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  40. I have seen these on NieNie and loved them... I will have to say Lucy in the Sky is my favorite...

    Lisa

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  41. The tree topper is wonderful. Great ideas.

    So much fun again this year! Look forward to see all of them.

    graceful.living4me@yahoo.com
    Diane

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  42. My favorite is Blossoms. So very pretty.

    I'm so excited about the next 11 days...You always share the neatest finds!

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  43. I love the green olive with pimento center -- well, actually, I love all of them, but this would be my first choice!

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  44. These are gorgeous! I love the 5 Cherry Christmas stars.

    lynnkbarton@gmail.com

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  45. I love the cinnamon star and the window in a box Xmas version! This is so much fun and at this time of year what a treat!!!thanks so much for this fun!

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  46. Kristi,

    Thank you for introducing this wonderful etsy store. I would choose the Blossoms star!! Thank you for entering my name.
    Terri
    Mom to Grace
    Forever Family Day 4-12-10

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  47. Wow they are terrific!!! Hard to pick just one-but if pressed, I would chose "I'll be home for Christmas".
    thank you for hosting this!!
    Barbarann

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  48. Blossoms is my favorite star, although they are ALL amazing!!! I love your fun giveaways, because you find the neatest things :) Off to grab your button and share with all my FB friends :)

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  49. Desirae M6:55 PM

    I posted it on my Facebook :)

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  50. This is such a fun idea, Kristi - to share your favorite things ;) And by share - really share!! The stars are all beautiful, but my favorite is the Green Olive with Pimento Center. We love green at our house!

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  51. OOhh, and I have your snazzy Christmas button on my blog too! Thanks! - Sara

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  52. I like the teal star.

    I just wish they had hot pink and purple, too, as that's the colors I'm decorating with this year. Hint, hint.

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  53. I love the I'm Seeing Star, I'm Seeing Dots Star.

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  54. I put your button on my blog.

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  55. Anonymous8:18 PM

    Thanks for doing this!

    My favorite would definitely be the 23 Star Kaleidoscopic Constellation -- what an absolutely gorgeous combination of colors!

    Suzanne M.

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  56. They ALL catch my eye but loved Cinnamon Star the best.

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  57. I really like the Blossoms star. It has a great Asian feel!

    tfisher83 AT myexcel DOT com

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  58. I love the snowflake tree topper, it is absolutely beautiful.

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  59. Thank you for doing this again this year! I got so many great ideas from you last year! My favorite item from this artist is the Over the Top Tree Topper. Gorgeous!

    Rochelle :)

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  60. Second entry...button on my Facebook.

    Thanks again!
    Rochelle

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1165631547&v=wall&ref=profile

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  61. Which one is not to like???? They are all beautiful!! I really love the terrific tree topper and the over the top tree topper! My fingers are crossed!!

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  62. love this one!!
    Green Olive with Pimento Center
    thanks :)

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  63. posted your button at the top sidebar of my blog!! thanks for a fun holiday festivity :)

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  64. 2nd grade hot pad is my favorite!....i bought some for my tree too!!

    keri

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  65. These are amazing! I LOVE them! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  66. I love the tree topper--definitely!
    Cara

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  67. Anonymous9:58 AM

    I love the "Teal for you and teal for me" star. I'd hang it up year round in my living room window. Such pretty colors!

    Kat

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  68. I love your 12 days! You introduced me to Etsy last year!!!!

    I love the tree topper star, but the cherry red set is probably my fave :-)

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  69. Thanks for doing this again this year! Especiall love "Lucy in the Sky Tickled Pink."

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  70. I LOVE the 2nd grade hotpad - the combo of aqua and red is my favorite!

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  71. Anonymous1:14 PM

    I remember seeing these last year on Nie Nie's blog. I loved them then and I really love them now!! Thanks for sharing because I had forgotten about them. I really love the red polka dot star.

    Lori K.

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  72. These must look so beautiful on your tree this year. I love the five cherry Christmas stars.

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway for the holidays.

    Grace

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  73. Anonymous1:56 PM

    I love un petit rouge.

    Karen P

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  74. I love the Lucy In The Sky!!

    Thanks, how fun!

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  75. I have the button on my blog. :)

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  76. Tree topper for sure, needing one!
    Thanks for sharing these creative stars!

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  77. Andrea L7:54 PM

    I like the Rose Gauze. My daughter is crazy about pink and has turned me into a lover of pink too.

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  78. Anonymous7:55 PM

    I like the 2nd grade hotpad! Thanks for sharing these beautiful gifts!

    Sara C.

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  79. Love the tree topper and cinnamon star! SOOO pretty!

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  80. Button is on my blog! :)

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  81. Fuschia Floral From Afar would be my choice after much anguishing over the selection. Oh, you are giving me some great new ides1

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  82. Oh, they are all so beautiful and unique! hard to choose a fav but The Drama Queen one really caught my eye :) jess10284@gmail.com

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  83. I like the Terrific Tannebaum Topper. Very cool!

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  84. k1polzin1:20 PM

    I would love any of them...very beautiful!



    Kim Evans

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  85. susan mucilli3:28 PM

    They are all so beautiful but my favorite is the green tender button star. The little button in the center is just so sweet! Thanks for doing this, I love visiting all these great and unique sites!

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  86. Oh my goodness, they are all so beautiful, but "blossoms" really caught my eye!!!

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  87. Anonymous8:48 PM

    I like the Fuschia Floral From Far and Our Fingers star.
    Heather
    homccutchen@triad.rr.com

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  88. Thanks for doing this again. You are trully an angel

    O love the tree topper

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  89. Love the cinnamon star. They are all so beautiful!

    1prince1princess@comcast.net

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  90. Your button is on my blog.

    http://1prince1princess.blogspot.com/

    1prince1princess@comcast.net

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  91. I love the tree topper! I like that Lucy in the Sky star, too!

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  92. Anonymous12:58 AM

    Hi! I love the Flora Lime with the lace center stone. Their work is gorgeous!!
    karinpmurphy@att.net

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  93. Anonymous1:00 AM

    Hi Kristi!
    I loved Flora Lime with the lace center... Thanks for another year of fun finds! :)

    karinpmurphy@att.net

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