Sunday, December 8, 2013

Ornament Exchange

Last month I signed up for an Ornament Swap with Vickie of Life on Willie Mae Lane.

I sent my ornament and other treats to Donna of Distressed Donna Down Home, but I forgot to take any photos.


You can see here the little banner, ornament, cards and bag I made for Donna.


I received my package from Jeanne of Slammin' the Screen Door and love her message "from the sandy beaches of Florida to the sandy beaches of California".


Sweet and thoughtful gifts filled the package -


a journal with my initial covered in polka dots,


a cute blue Christmas mug perfect for hot cocoa and a tin full of Hershey Kisses.


Now where did those wrappers come from?


The ornament fits perfectly in our little beach house - I described it to Vickie as having the colors of the ocean.


I love all of my gifts from Jeanne and enjoyed participating in the Ornament Exchange.

A big thank you to Vickie for organizing the swap.

18 comments:

Mimi Sue said...

Swaps are so fun and you got some great stuff! Adore your advent banner. Really cute! Mimi

The Junque Seeker said...

This looks like a great swap! Love the things you made, and what you received.

greenthumb said...

Looks like you got some lovely things.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fun exchange! Our antique club does this every year, and we have a lot of fun. We are doing it tomorrow night at our house (it got moved here and I am frantically decorating after the other hostess got sick), and I am looking forward to it.

I love that ornament. It does look like the sea, and you have far more self control than I. If there were Hershey's Kisses within a hundred yards of me, they would be long gone before I had a chance to pick up a camera. ;-)

XO,

Sheila

Beth Edwards said...

so glad the swap work out so well for you. i love your goodies. so fun!! ( :

i have joined a couple other swaps & i have not been so lucky. guess it is a learning experience for me ... some folks are party poopers. you live & learn.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Carol! HOW FUN! I love exchanges of all sorts, and this weekend, I had a personal home photo exchange with a great blogger friend over email! Isn't it fun?

Thank you my friend, for coming to visit me. And yes...that SKIRT? OH YEAH, would I love that! HUGS, Anita

tablescapesbybev said...

Lovely gifts...that ornament is beautiful, perfect for your home.

Debbie Lynne Malison said...

What a fun thing to do, Carol! A nice memory for the holidays!

Patty Antle said...

How fun! The ocean ornament is perfect!

Betty W said...

That was a great swap. Very pretty things for the holidays. I like your holiday banner.

Cecilia said...

Great gifts and I love how you both have the connection of the sea - even if on opposite sides of the country! :o)

bj said...

Wonderful gifts...I love Christmas Swaps...so much fun.
Come by to comment for a chance to win a beautiful, enamel house sign...:)

Tuula McPhee said...

What wonderful gifts you received in the exchange.That ornament is gorgeous! This exchange was sooo much fun!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This was a fun swap! Love that ornament! It does remind me of the ocean!

Jeanna said...

Oh Carol...where DID those wrappers come from? Teehee

I'm so happy you like the ornament and other little gifties. Wishing you the Merriest Christmas!

Stephanie said...

Lovely items from sweet Jeanna :) This exchange was such great fun. Have a beautiful Monday! Hugs to you

Debbie Harris said...

What a beautiful package you received from Jeanne. That ornament is beautiful in deed. I too was a part of the exchange though I do not have a blog. I have met some lovely ladies here in blog land through my daughter at theenchantingrose. Jeanne was the sweet lady I was blessed to give to.
I must come and visit you again.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. Debbie

Carla said...

Looks like fun. The ornament and the goodies were really nice.