While wondering how to make an acorn nativity, I realized that I may have been too hasty.

After my last post, the family was in an uproar.

“Declare yourself the winner,” they snorted.  “Oh….no….you didn’t!”

“Did you tell them?” my brother said?

“Did you tell them about acorn Mary and acorn Joseph and baby Jesus in an acorn manger?”

“Did they see the acorn camel and the acorn sheep?”


I can see his point…..an acorn nativity does score high marks for creativity…..

….but in the overall competition…..


….some may feel that this pillow made by one of my sisters gave the nativity a run for its money.

Some might think burlap + tiny tea-stained cotton balls = mirror ball trophy.

After a second look, I thought to myself…..was I too hasty to claim victory….too overconfident in the fabulousness of my gift…

…..too quick to decide and boldly declare myself the winner….


I don’t think so…

…..for you see….the other entries had their selling points….

…..but when the dust clears and the Christmas wrapping settles….we all know….

…..the flatware takes the cake.

Have a blessed and Happy New Year!

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  1. Image for Erin of Salvaged Whimsy Erin of Salvaged Whimsy

    I'm sorry, but the acorn nativity scene made my night! I even showed my husband (while he's in the middle of watching a basketball game) and read him the comments your brother made about, "telling them about acorn Mary and acorn Joseph..." LOL! (I hope I didn't offend anyone...it is very creative!) Maybe our family will have to try handmade gifts next year - I can only IMAGINE some of the things my husband's family would come up. Dead animal parts or camoflage would def be involved! Happy New Year!!

  2. Image for Linda @ it all started with paint Linda @ it all started with paint

    I don't even know what to say. I could say I was speechless if I wasn't shaking so hard with laughter ... ... I lost it with the close up of the baby acorn Jesus ... ... don't even get me started on dipping cotton balls in tea ... Happy New Year to you and your oh so crazy family! Look like the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree ...

  3. Image for Rebecca @ walnut and vine Rebecca @ walnut and vine

    What fun you guys must have thinking up this fabulous stuff! An acorn nativity scene, who would have "thunk" it! To funny!! It does look like the "judges" had a tuff time calling this one! I have to go with you! Fabulous Flatware! It's been fun getting to know you and your lovely blog! Looking forward to lots more visits in the new year! Happy New Year! Rebecca

  4. Image for Beverly Beverly

    Once again, you have me sitting here chuckling to myself. I do believe you had some stiff competition. And, I do see that they are attempting to keep you humble - and in line. And ... I comment you for your self-confidence and confidence in your artistic creation. What can I say? The winner is the winner. Happy New Year to you and your sweet family.

  5. Image for Betsy(@coastal-colors) Betsy(@coastal-colors)

    You always make me smile! The acorn negativity is precious! It's such a sweet reminder of the season! The pillow is fabulous! I love the pom pom tree on burlap! Your stamped silver flatware has me though! I love it! I've been wanting to try this and you've convinced me! What a great idea for gift giving too! I'm so glad I found your blog! You have an amazing talent and whit! Thank you for sharing inspiring posts from your gorgeous home! I feel like I have made a new friend! I love to see your message in my email! Wishing you a new year full of wonderful blessings! Betsy

  6. Image for Kim Kim

    You are a riot! An acorn nativity?? I don't know that's a tough one. But I'd agree - silver every time. Love your sense of humor and your home is amazing! Happy New Year! xoxo, Kim

  7. Image for Christine @ Stonehouse Living Christine @ Stonehouse Living

    Hi Karianne, What a creative household and family you live in... Lovely idea handmade gifts for Christmas, we exchanged a few in our family as well. I have to say though, that I liked everything!! Have a very Happy New Year! I hope it holds everything you are wishing for... All the Best, Christine

  8. Image for "Auntie" sezzzzzz... "Auntie" sezzzzzz...

    -shushhhhhhhh- I'm not even commenting in blogs today (Jan. 1st). But had to say "How Cute" and "Real Art" to this acorn Manger. Had to bring my husband in to look too. We both just love it. :-) Oh Oh! Am I now on your *Bad Side,* for applauding this other entry? -grin- Nahhhh.. Just so cute! Back I go, to "blog silence," and figuring out my new Blog Look, to be *unveiled* on Mon. ,-)))))))))) Gentle hugs, "Auntie"

  9. Image for andrea cammarata andrea cammarata

    YOU WIN MY FRIEND!!!! but tell your family they did an OUTSTANDING JOB -- you just don't see an acorn major every day you know and then with reindeer that are as cute as cute can be!!!! LOVE IT!!!! sending you and yours tons of NEW YEAR wishes!!!! hugs...

  10. Image for Jessica Jessica

    The acorn nativity is absolutely precous, and the pillow is undeniable adorable...but I concur...sweet victory is yours! The flatware bling is fantastic...I'm so impressed! The happiest of New Year's to you...and may many, many blessings be yours in 2012!! xo J~

  11. Image for shirley@housepitalitydesigns shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    Well, if "I" were the judge, I would hand you the "mirror ball trophy"..and make certain that Derek would personally hand it to you!...Your acorn nativity is the cutest nativity I have ever seen!..You are so creative!!!

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