Thursday, December 11, 2014

Merry Ornament Exchange

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Vicky of  Life on Willie Mae Lane hosted her second annual ornament exchange.

An ornament exchange is serious business, folks.

You only have one chance to nail it.

I had no idea who had my name.

Then I arrived home to find a package from Tina of  What We Keep.

Oh, joy!

I love Tina's stuff!

Well, there was that one corn incident, but that is behind us.

You can read about the corn incident here. 

Look at the goodies carefully nestled in cheetah tissue.

A mini Samuel de Champlain.

A bristly, bottle brush squirrel who instantly won my heart.

Tina slipped an extra cupcake ornament in for my birthday.

Wow, looks like Santa was sure glad to see that cupcake!

My favorite - Tina created the ornament from a chunk of reclaimed wood, a golf spike, a cloth heart, and two tiny squirrels scampering about the top.

It looks just like a miniature mantel.

These were beautifully wrapped.

A silver Santa bell who will fit in with my Santa collection.

And the woodland bottle brush tree ornament.

I may have to choose another favorite - I love the woodland scene.

And the silver Santa bell.

When I began to open the box, Chucks saw Tina's name on the box and asked if she was the one who had sent me corn before.

I told him Tina knew not to put corn in the box.

Folded in the bottom was this holiday popcorn bag with our name on it.

Tina does have a wicked sense of humor.

Don't worry - the bag was empty.

Samuel de Champlain wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas.

And a huge THANK YOU to Tina for my lovely ornaments.

I sent an ornament box to Tania of  Little Vintage Cottage.  You can read what she received HERE.

Vicky will be hosting a gathering of everyone who participated this weekend.

See y'all!

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  1. What beautiful, charming items! And the cupcake for your birthday is just too cute :)

    I participated in Vicky's exchange again this year and was once again blessed by the two ladies I was paired up with - I look forward to sharing my items tomorrow.

    Have a wonderful day! Hugs

  2. Glad you enjoyed your ornies, Donna. From one squirrel to another, Merry Christmas!

  3. What lovely ornaments and Christmas cheer! I do remember the 'corn' incident last year! This is a fun exchange each year isn't it!

  4. You're a lucky dog that Tina got your name! Enjoy!

  5. How fun, love all your goodies you received!


  6. Donna, simply darling! What more can I say? I wanted to tell you that my sweet package arrived. Oh how my heart skipped a beat when I saw one of your darling tags and Santas!
    He is so cute!! Thanks so very much my sweet friend! Hop over to my blog tomorrow and you might catch a glimpse of him.

  7. Hi Donna, what nice ornaments you received from the exchange. Vicky is so sweet to have arranged this. Enjoy and have a nice day and weekend.

  8. Oh, you're package from Tina is so fun!! She cracks me up! Both of you are awesomely squirrelly.

  9. Wow received some gorgeous stuff from Tina! So funny that I didn't even realize she was the one who sent you the squirrel things until after I partnered you up with her...too funny! She is a talented lady...just like you! Thanks for participating again this year. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings, Vicky

  10. What an awesome gift package you received from Tina! Very creative. I love the squirrel theme! Have a great weekend Donna!

  11. This post is an example of all the fun and friendship that blogging has provided for so many of us! I love the perky little squirrel! I am going over to see what you sent out and also to read the corn story! Thanks for the entertainment!

  12. Hey Donna, visiting from the ornament exchange. It was my first year and I LOVED it! Your squirrel is too cute! Blessings, Cecilia

  13. What fun gifts! This was my first year too and I'm already looking forward to the next one. Have a great day Donna!

  14. Whoa! Donna, you received some delightful goodies. The woodland bottle brush tree ornament is especially pretty.
    Hopped over from Vicky's ornament exchange.

  15. Donna, I was so sorry not to be part of the exchange this year, but given how late I am to read this post, I guess it was better or anyone paired with me would never have their gift on on time!

  16. Those are really cute, Donna! Tina did a wonderful job. I love participating in the exchange. Get to meet new friends and say hi to old ones. Have a wonderful Christmas!


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