A Holiday Season Giveaway from 20 North Ora

In the spirit of the season, I’m hosting a giveaway today. My pal, Judy, has generously offered to give away one of her wonderful pillows. If you don’t yet know Judy, you should. She has a very, very popular Etsy shop, 20 North Ora, and a blog with the same name.

She creates the most wonderful pillows and stockings from luscious fabrics, vintage and new. She crafts (check out her adorable bottle brush trees on wooden spools.) I’ve had my eye on that pillow in the center for a while. You know I love vintage embroidery. She sells some of her thrifting finds.There’s nothing that our Judy can’t do. Quite frankly, she has more energy in her little finger than I have in my whole body!

Not only that, Judy has the most generous of hearts. She is truly wonderful. She given me 3 out of the 4 Nisse I have in my collection:

The largest one in the center? She made it.

I rest my case.

Today, my friends, Judy is giving away this beautiful pillow:

It is 12 x 12 inches. The fabric is a reproduction of a vintage Christmas handkerchief. The back is finished in the same red and white polka dot as the cording.

Adorable. And perfect for the season.

Of course you’d like it! To enter, leave a comment on this post and tell me how you would use this in your Christmas decorating. That’s all. I’ll draw the winner’s name on Thursday, December 6th at 8:00 pm est. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only.

By the way, Judy is having a big sale at her Etsy shop – every item, 20% off. Use the code CHRISTMASSALE2012.

Thanks so much, Judy!

Happy Tuesday.


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  1. says

    Oh my, what a beautiful vintage christmas treasure! I have my grandmothers platform rocker in my
    living room that would love to have this festive pillow resting on its lap. Thank you for this opportunity
    to possibly win this beauty. Sincerely, Mary

  2. says

    I love Judy and her wonderful creations! That pillow is gorgeous and would look perfect on my couch with my old quilt! Now that I know about the sale I think I’m going to buy something I’ve had my eye on for awhile also!
    hugs, Linda

  3. says

    Lucky number 2!!!

    What a wonderful giveaway! How thoughtful and fun too!

    I’d love to have the pillow on my church pew in the foyer near the Christmas tree! It would be perfect. Thanks to you and to Judy!


  4. says

    Judy sure is talented. I would love that pretty vintage looking pillow and would put it center stage on my couch. Thanks to Judy and you for a great giveaway.

  5. says

    She is so talented, Claudia. I will be sure to drop by her shop.

    How would I use the pillow? I would use it in a tiny child’s chair I have. I think it is a wonderful accessory for a vintage house, and I would prominently display it. That being said, I would be tempted to send it to my sweet MIL who adores pillows. She has had some health issues she’s battling, and I think this would brighten her home. She would put it in her family room where all of her friends would admire it and where she would tell them that her DIL, a blogger, finds wonderful things for her from blogging friends (like you) and won this for her in a drawing. Since it’s Christmas, I think I would lean toward the second alternative if I were to win. Either way, it’s lovely, and you all are so sweet to give us all a chance to win.



  6. Maria S. says

    Thank you both for this giveaway…this pillow is completely adorable and would replace a very worn, clumpy one that has seen better days!

  7. Donnamae says

    Yes, Judy is talented! I have a child’s rocking chair that was my father’s, then mine, then my boys’! Maybe, maybe, someday it can be sat in by four generations! That’s where I would put the pillow! ;)

  8. Kim c says

    What a lovely pillow. I have been wanting to extend my Christmas decorating into our bedroom. I would use this pillow on our bed along with some of the quilts we inherited from my husbands mother.

  9. says

    Hi Claudia!

    Well, isn’t that just as cute as can be??? I actually thought of my girl the second I saw it, so I’d give it to her… she’d LOVE it…


  10. Debra says

    I would put this lovely pillow on my rocker by the front door. It deserves to be the first thing you see when you enter my house!

  11. says

    This is such a sweet giveaway! I just found Judy’s blog and shop a few months ago and her creativity (and energy) amazes me! The pillow is just darling…it reminds me of the handkerchiefs that Nana used to have hidden up her sleeve to swipe at runny noses! I need some pops of red in my life and in my family room where I’m just adding a little bit of Christmas.

    Thanks so much, Claudia!


  12. Trudy Mintun says

    This is such a beautiful, and spirit filled pillow. Thank you for the opportunity to have it in my house.
    I have decorated my guest room for Christmas in red and white. I have strung a garland that made across the windows. I have also put a checked red and white quilt on the bed. I have elves that I have had since I was a child laying on the bed. I think that they would love to rest their weary heads upon this pillow. I would move the elves and the pillow to my grandmother’s rocker that is also in the room. Too much red and white on the bed otherwise. But would look lovely and comforting on the chair. Plus, I know gramma would approve.

  13. Nancy Brown says

    Through many years my much loved mother-in-law presented me with many vintage linens at Christmas. This fabric brings back such fond memories of a woman who let me into her life, trusted me with her son and made me feel like her true daughter. I have just such a special place for this pillow. I would like to tell my grandchildren how their “great-nana” would have love it so.

    • Donna Krobock says

      What a sweet tribute to your MIL Nancy Brown. I too had an amazing MIL that I think about daily. The greatest gift I gave her was the birth of our two girls. When the oldest was born she kept repeating ‘I can buy pink??’. I hope that you win and are able to share her story with your grandchildren.

  14. says

    That pillow is TDF! It would go lovely in my little breakfast nook being that my kitchen is accessorized in red. I also have a love for vintage fabric. And btw Claudia…happy belated Birthday~

  15. Vanessa Bower says

    I have been reading Judy’s blog for awhile now and I’m a visitor to her etsay shop too!
    Oh to be the recipient of one of her fantastic pillow’s would be a dream come true. I would display it proudly on the red & white quilt in my bedroom.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter,

  16. Claudette says

    Thank you for the opportunity to win something so beautiful! I absolutely fell in love with your Nisses. I had never seen them before. They are beyond cute. You are right, Judy is amazing in her talents. I also love seeing both you and Judy’s blogs in my inbox :)

  17. says

    Cute, cute pillow!
    If I were to win the pillow, it would be displayed on my old childhood rocker. Seems quite the appropriate place to me!

  18. says

    Oops, forgot to say what I would do with it. I would put it in the rocking chair that I rocked all my children in. I supposed one could say that it was vintage, hah,

  19. says

    Hi, Claudia, If I were to win this lovely pillow I’d send it to my mom. She’s really struggling with getting into the Christmas spirit this year, as she would have celebrated her 52nd wedding anniversary on Christmas Eve. I think she’s moved from the denial phase of my dad’s passing into the grief stage and it’s hard to watch. She loves to collect vintage handkerchiefs so this would be a cheerful addition to her living room for a little holiday cheer!
    You asked earlier this week about when people start decorating for Christmas–I used to be like you and decorate later in December, but that changed when the kids went to college. They insist on putting their own ornaments on the tree, so if it doesn’t go up Thanksgiving weekend I will have an undecorated tree until Dec. 23rd! I did put my Dickens Village up early this year so that my mother and sister could enjoy it when they visited over Thanksgiving.

  20. Annette Tracy says

    Your Nisse’s are so pretty, the start to a wonderful collection. The fabric on the pillow is so pretty. Definitely reminds me of my childhood. I’d put the pillow in a little chair my husband made for my daughter when she was little.

  21. says

    Judy’s blog is wonderful. She has the most amazing angel in her garden that she made from a piece of an old chair, and a stairway post!!! The pillow is beyond beautiful, but if I was blessed enough to win it, I would send it to my dear friend, Jan, who has her home decorated in red, white, and black. It would be a perfect gift for her, and she so deserves a bit of Christmas cheer!!!

  22. Noelle says

    I would love to win this, I love to embroider and make things, but I haven’t done anything like that in years, but know how much work goes into something like this! I would begin my first collection of red and white things for Christmas with this pillow! Thanks for the giveway.. Noelle

  23. Rita says

    Love red and white. :) This pillow is just right and perfect for Christmas. I have an old fashioned looking hutch and I think this pretty pillow would look perfect to soften the look of it. Thank you for a chance to win.

  24. says

    What a gorgeous pillow! I’ve seen the items in Judy’s etsy shop and I’ve also seen some of the things she’s made via your blog and Brenda’s…if I was lucky enough to win this pillow, I’d simply use it on my bed. My bed desperately needs a holiday perk!

  25. says

    I would use this little pillow to give as a gift to my beautiful daughter that lives in PA. She moved there to follow her heart and marry her beloved and she has settled into a new little house that they are renting. She loves pretty things like her Mother and I know she would just adore this :)) Marilyn

  26. Karen D. says

    thanks for hostessing this giveaway. I’d love to own the pillow; and will be visiting your friend’s etsy shop.


  27. Regena Fickes says

    I would love to win this. Not for myself (much as I love it) but for my aunt who adores red and has a den and kitchen done in reds and blues. She would probably put it on her blue leather couch where she and her MinPin cuddle and watch TV or in her blue upholstered desk chair whille she reads blogs. I have everything crossed. Thanks

  28. Judy says

    I have a light blue blanket kind of a “cover”” over my Love Seat type sofa, I think this beautiful pillow would really brighten up my living room.And be the nicest thing in the room !! ;)

  29. Nancy says

    Love, love, love that pillow. Judy is such a talented lady!
    I would put it on my grandmother’s rocker that sits next to her beloved Secretary desk.

  30. Tammy E says

    its lovely. I turned my dining room into a sitting room and I would use the pillow in there (where I know the dogs wouldn’t get to it!).

  31. pam mikel says

    hi claudia: judy is quite a talent! i’d place the precious pillow on a cane bottom bench in my entry way. my daughter used to sit on it each am waiting for the school bus. she’s 36 now! the entry hall table is in full red decor and the pillow would be quite a treat! hugs, pam, blogless in burleson, tx!

  32. Claudia says

    I love that pillow. I have my own little sewing house. We think it was a Sears kit house. We’ve completely remodeled it inside and my sewing friends and I meet there weekly. I would place the pillow in my husband’s grandmother’s rocking chair in the kitchen of my little house. The kitchen is all decorated for Christmas and the pillow would look perfect in it.

  33. says

    I love the vintage look of this pillow! I would put it on the guest chair in our family room, to sit in front of the holiday granny square afghan I’m working on! Thanks for the opportunity!
    ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
    ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  34. Debbie Hibbert says

    This pillow would PERFECTLY decorate the chair I sit in to watch TV in the evening … so beautiful for the Christmas season!

  35. Julia D. says

    Oh what a delightful pillow! I have numerous old hankies that I have still yet to do anything with, and this so reminds me of some of those. It is such a holiday look pillow and would look great on my 1918 antique oak couch.
    Thank you for the opportunity and thoroughly enjoy visiting your great blog site.
    Sincerly, Julia D.

  36. Chris k in Wisconsin says

    What a lovely pillow it is!!!! I have many hankies from the women in my family who have passed. What a good idea. Judy’s things are all so pretty!! She is so thoughtfully creative. Thanks for the chance, Claudia. As always, love your blog!!

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