Sunday, December 14, 2014

Ornament Exchange

This is my second year participating in the Ornament Exchange at Life on Willie Mae Lane.


I received my package from Sherry from Thrift My House, put everything on my workbench 


and immediately lost all sight of the container (except the candy bar which Steve stole) as "Christmas" began to pile up on the workbench.


All my energy was focused on decorating for Creating Christmas, but once I was done and began cleaning up, there was Sherry's bucket full of goodies waiting for me.


precious little snowmen . . . 


sweet little birds with clothes pin legs . . .


owls with the cutest "googly" eyes made out of bottle caps . . . 


an ornament filled with feathers, another made from a sweater and a fun little jingle bells tag.


Our Christmas tree this year is decorated in sparkles and glitter, but I remembered my rusty metal tree on the porch.


I love this tree and it is perfect to show off all of Sherry's work.


I found the perfect spot for the tree and used Sherry's idea of clothes pins to hang all of the ornaments.


I love the little birds and tomorrow I plan to steal Sherry's idea and make a few birds to decorate packages.


Drop by Life on Willie Mae Lane to check out all the other ornaments in the exchange.

21 comments:

Julie Corbisiero said...

I love everthing you received from the ornament exchange. Such pretty ornaments and they look great on your tree. Vicky was so kind to arrange this for everyone. Have a wonderful week.
Julie @ Julie's Lifestyle

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

The owls made me laugh...all cute but those are too funny.

Dawn said...

What a cute idea, they are all adorable. I think my favorite is the glass ornament with the feather inside.

NanaDiana said...

What cute, rustic ornaments. Fun, fun, fun. xo Diana

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THOSE OWL EYES!!!!! teeeheee....those are hilarious!

My friend, have fun. This is the time to become a child again and if we are lucky, REMAIN child-like. I love your blog, your mind, your friendship. Have a super Monday, Anita

Feral Turtle said...

Isn't Sherry so talents. You have the perfect tree to display all of her gorgeous ornaments. Looking forward to next years exchange and meeting new friends! Merry Christmas Anita!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Ooo, you got some very cute ornaments from Sherry! Love the Owls with their googly eyes! And your metal tree shows them off to perfection! Cute!

podso said...

It looks great. Perfect for your house. So creative.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I'm happy you like them Carol. I love your rustic tree. Your home is gorgeous! This was so much fun. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Kelly said...

What a fun exchange! I love the cute owls with the big eyes. I like how you displayed the ornaments too.

Vicky Hunt said...

Such sweet ornaments. I admired several of Sherry's handmade ornaments during her 12 ornaments of Christmas posts. They are just perfect on your rustic tree. Thanks for joining again this year. I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season. I am home sick today...of all weeks! Have a lovely Monday.

Blessings, Vicky

Junkchiccottage said...

So fun Carol and Sherry's beautiful ornaments gifted to you look so sweet on your tree. Sherry is so sweet and talented love every one of the sweet ornaments she sent to you.
Kris

Sue said...

Yes! I like the cute bird with clothes pin legs and how you put all of Sherry's decorations on your metal Christmas tree.

bobbie said...

All gorgeous "little things", but my heart stopped at those owls... Too stinking cute!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So cute! love the birdies! I love to see how clever and talented bloggers are! They look so cute on that metal tree!
hugs,
Linda

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel said...

Oh I love everything that Sherry sent you Carol. She is such a sweetie, and so creative. You displayed them so beautifully on your metal tree. It looks gorgeous!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Fabulous ornaments, those huge owl eyes really grabbed me. So cute!

A fun exchange for sure!

Consider It All Joy said...

What a super collection of ornaments you received, Carol! And placing them on your metal tree was a perfect place. So vintage and sweet! I've enjoyed seeing all the different ornaments that everybody sent/received! What a fun idea! Blessings, Cindy

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

What a perfect tree to hang your ornaments on- Sherry outdid herself this year with her endless ornie making! Just adorable. Have a wonderful Christmas, Carol!

Renee said...

The ornaments you received are so cute. I like them on the tin tree.

Carla said...

That bucket of ornaments was cute cute. I really like how you displayed them on the tree.