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Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 3 Favorites


This first week of October marks the third week of this year's Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions. Halloween is a mere 3 weeks (plus a few days) from now and Thanksgiving is 7 weeks away.

For week three of the Countdown, twenty shops shared 60 wonderful handmade gift ideas for the Fall, Christmas and Winter holidays. In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one favorite item from each shop in a weekly blog post. Here are this week's selections:


Handmade ceramic dragonfly pendant necklace with gemstones.

Dragonfly Pendant Necklace, Ceramic Carnelian Swarovski Copper Artisan Handmade Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

Stiletto High Heel Shoe Jewelry Or Trinket Bandsaw Box Handmade By KevsKrafts on Etsy


JFK Presidential Lady Liberty Coin Pendant in 14kt Gold Filled @dianesdangles  #bmecountdown:

JFK Presidential Lady Liberty Coin Pendant in 14kt Gold Filled by DianesDangles on ecrater


My favorite team lost their wildcard game the other night, so there won't be any more October baseball for me. I'll probably watch a few post-season games, and maybe the world series, but it won't be nearly as exciting as last year.

The daily temperatures in our neighborhood are a little cooler and the leaves are finally beginning to change color, so it's starting to feel like fall. Once again, most of my favorite picks from this week's Countdown remind me of Halloween and Autumn.