And, the Winners Are....

The winners of our Winter White Vintage Holiday Giveaway ARE...

Faye Jones, #68~ Matthew Mead's Grande Tiered Stand
Connie Brookins Mattos, #121~ Deb's Sweet Sweater Pumpkin
Staci Torgerson, #172~ Dawn's Precious Angel Wings
Stephanie Gossett, #136~ One year subscription to Belle Inspiration!
Ion Jewelry, #181~ Belle's Winter Gate Earrings

Thank you ALL for your participation, and for all the wonderful compliments and kind words. Welcome to all our new friends and followers~ wishing you all a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday.

If you are listed here as a winner, you have 48 hours to claim your prize. If we do not hear from you within 48 hours, another number will be drawn and your prize will be forfeited. 
A BIG Thank You again to all the contributors in our Holiday Giveaway. Please visit their blogs and pages and share some love with them. They are all very wonderful, generous and talented people, with whom I am honored to be acquainted.

Matthew Mead of Holiday with Matthew Mead
Debi Ward Kennedy of HOMEWARDFoundDecor.com
Dawn Coleman Edmondson of The Feathered Nest~

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Vintage Winter White Holiday Giveaway


Belle West is pleased to announce a Holiday Giveaway that is going to knock your socks off. I wish I could rig this thing and win ALL the prizes, but we know that wouldn't be nice. {still very tempting though...} And, I love that everything is white. I did that on purpose. I love the clean, classic look of white for the holidays. Fresh as the driven snow and reminiscent of Christmas past... *sighs*

Our first prize is from Matthew Mead of Holiday with Matthew Mead. The Creative Mastermind behind those amazing Holiday books that are chock full of brilliant decorating ideas. I Love this man!! :} Matthew is graciously offering a beautiful White Grande Tiered Stand that has a charming vintage look to it. You can also take it apart and use each piece separately. You don't see stands like this every day. {which is why I really want this stand}... Great for every occasion, all year long. To see more images of the stand in action, click here and here. Thank you, Matthew! XO

Our next prize is a gorgeous Original Sweet Sweater Pumpkin by Debi Ward Kennedy of HOMEWARDFoundDecor.com. Not your everyday sweet sweater pumpkin, this little baby, about the size of a cantaloupe, is a 2012 Limited Edition Luxe vintage cashmere sweater pumpkin with a vintage crown candleholder on top. I mean, WOW. {there's gotta be a way I can rig this thing...} Deb designed the first original sweet sweater pumpkin back in 2007 and it's easy to see why people go absolutely NUTS over these things. They are SWEET, are they not! And, all handmade by Deb, I might add... Thank you, Deb! XO

Our next most precious prize is a pair of Angel Wings made by Dawn Coleman Edmondson of The Feathered Nest. A sweet girl with a beautiful soul, this woman creates all kinds of vintage inspired beauty. You can find her creations and tutorials at Sew Many Roses on Etsy. I think her Sweet Snowman Ornament is one of my favorites. Brings back childhood memories. These beautiful wings are handmade of cotton, hand ruffled, with a vintage brooch adornment and aged seam binding, about 8x8". Precious, I tell ya! Thank you, Dawn! XO

Our next amazing prize is from Mimi Bleu of Belle Inspiration Magazine. She has graciously offered an entire year's subscription to her beautiful and inspiring digital magazine, Belle Inspiration! Mimi lives in Paris, France and her digital ezine is all about romantic living with practical ideas to fit any budget. Also the author of a wonderful online catalog, Les Boutiques, with a new holiday issue set to release in just a few days where I am honored to be among those featured. Thank you, Mimi, for this wonderful contribution. XO

From Belle, we have a pair of icy Winter Gate Earrings. I wanted to make something white, but this beautiful black trellis just slipped in there, and I actually love the texture of black with white decor. Seems to work well for jewelry, too. So, imagine snow and ice on a beautiful scrolled black iron gate in winter... there you have it. White freshwater pearls, aged black brass trellis and clear 'diamond' vintage rhinestones on brass ear wires. Can you see the stars in the rhinestones? They have a wonderful sparkle in person, and the lustre on those pearls...! Almost 3" total length.

To ENTER the Giveaway, simply FOLLOW this BLOG and leave a comment below. You can increase your chances of winning by sharing the Giveaway on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, your FB page, or Group. Simply comment below for EACH share with a LINK to the share, post or pin. Five lucky winners will be picked by Random.org. Only comments left on this blog are eligible for entry. This giveaway ends Sunday, Nov. 18th. Winners will be posted Sunday or Monday. 

NOTE: "Anonymous" commenters are welcome, as long as you leave a name and email where you can be reached in the event that you win. Thank you all!
A BIG Thank you to all the contributors in our Holiday Giveaway. Please visit their blogs and pages and share some love with them. They are all very wonderful, generous and talented people, with whom I am honored to be acquainted.

Matthew Mead of Holiday with Matthew Mead
Debi Ward Kennedy of HOMEWARDFoundDecor.com
Dawn Coleman Edmondson of The Feathered Nest~
Mimi Bleu of Belle Inspiration Magazine 
You can visit Belle West at~ 
Belle West Gems on Etsy
Belle West on FB 
Legacy 925 on FB
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Holiday Window Shop Blog Hop & Discount

Welcome to the Holiday Window Shop Blog Hop hosted by Jewel School Friends. Just in time for the Grand Opening of my new gem store on Etsy~ Belle West Gems.

Here's just a few of my fabulous gemstones available in gorgeous holiday colors. You can see more on my last blogpost, and even more in the store. For anyone shopping this weekend via the blog hop, I'm offering a holiday discount~ Use code BlogHop10 at checkout to receive a 10% discount off your entire purchase.

Ruby Moonstone Chunks

Sunstone AB Cubes

Ruby Moonstone Rondelles

It's always a good idea to support your local businesses as well as artists, designers and crafters. Remember, we built this thing... ;)

So, Hop on over and check out the other blogs participating in today's event. I believe there may be others offering holiday discounts as well. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Jewel School Friends (host)

Belle West


Lindy's Designs

A Grateful Artist

Fabric of My Life

Libellula Jewelry

Knot Just Macrame

Amazing Designs by Marlene

Antiquity Travelers

Spice Box Designs

Freestyle Elements


Pretty Things

Don't forget to thank a Veteran today~ Freedom is never Free... 

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Belle West Gems Boutique~ now on Etsy!

Just a quick note to announce the opening of my new gem store on Etsy. Offically, Belle West Gems, but I kinda like the sound of that 'Boutique'... So, here's a few teasers and a link to the store. Mosey on over there and give her a like, a heart, a sale... you know, whatever you can. ;)

Amethyst AB Faceted Rondelle

Ruby Moonstone Irregular Chunk

Carnelian AB Irregular Chunk

Labradorite AB Onion

Ruby Moonstone Faceted Rondelle

Sunstone AB Cube

Blush Pink Freshwater Pearl

Click here to visit my new store~ Belle West Gems & Beads on Etsy. I hope you find something you can take home and cuddle up with. ;)

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Have a great week and thank you for allowing me to share my adventures with you. XOX