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Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Tarnished Christmas Treasure ..

Hello my dear friends,

I was going to share this little treasure with you a year ago and then it totally slipped my mind until today. I had found this tarnished piece at a church sale one weekend and just fell in love with it. As far as I can tell it is a little candle stand/holder for a little tea light and I am thinking of what I could maybe turn it into.

Take a look ... it is a hexagon and each side is a different little Winter/Christmas scene and one is as lovely as the other.

Some of the scenes remind me of an old Disney cartoon. It is called 'Once upon a Winter time". A  young couple goes out on a sleigh ride and head to a lake where they go skating and then something bad almost happens but in the end it is a happy end and they ride off home all happy and in love. A lovely classic cartoon.

At times I have quite a few new ideas or a few new treasure and some of them get just lost until they are re-found, created or shared with  you here on Todolwen  and I am sure this will not be the last one of them.

And last but not least ...

... if you love fabric and especially if it is Christmassy, then there is time to enter your name to my latest giveaway.

Click on the link and just leave a comment for the chance to win this ...

... a very neat piece of fabric that has 24 tags in total and all very festive to say the least.

The winners ~ there will be two ~ will be drawn tomorrow Sunday, the 4th Advent around noon time.

Oh ... I haven't mentioned this yet but ...

... the countdown has started ... it's only 5 days til Christmas day!!

Have you got everything ready ~ presents wrapped? I am not quite there just yet.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me here at Todolwen and don't forget to come back tomorrow, to see if you have won my giveaway!

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Lovely candleholder. I look forward to seeing what you do with it. Count me in for the fabric. Lots of great ideas for it! Merry Christmas!

  2. What a lovely piece you found! I am sure you will turn it into something special :-)!

    Hugs Ines♥

    All cards are written and now christmas can come ;-)!

  3. That's such a beautiful little piece - if it were mine, I think I would take it apart so that you could use each scene as the basis for a new creation. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

  4. I just love that little piece .... tarnished and all .... it's wonderful !!!
    diane @ thoughts and shots

  5. très beau pour mettre des bougies.
    Vous allez trouver pour faire quelque chose de très joli comme d'habitude.
    Bonne fetes de Noel

  6. LOVE your tarnished treasure. I'm sure you'll come up with something FANTASTIC to do with it ... you always do.

    Christmas Merries to you!

  7. Love the candle holder, love the fabric, I myself would use the fabric as scissor fobs, or tree ornaments.
    Love following your blog you are so creative.

    Merry Christmas

  8. Hi my love Karen. What a wonderful candle holder. The scenes take to places of long ago. Thank you for sharing it with us. God Bless, Merry Christmas. Love ya' Patricia B

  9. I love your little tea light scene. I am sure you will have fun deciding how to use it. Lovely fabric! I am not quite ready but hope to get things in order on Monday, I have the day off at work and will stay home and finish up the wrapping. Merry Christmas.

  10. Your night light holder is a charming and lucky find. Please count me in on the fabric if you are including the UK! Merry Christmas and thank you for the blog. Andy LW

  11. Would love to win the fabric. Merry Christmas, Nancy P.

  12. What a truly delightful tarnished treasure Karen! I love it as it is or however you create with it I know it will always be beautiful! Hope you received my email!
    Love and hugs,

  13. What a lovely piece! I love the tarnish and the quaint scenes!