Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Ornament Exchange

I couldn't resist participating in the Christmas Ornament Exchange,  hosted by Vicki, over at Life On Willie May Lane.  Some of the participants were agreeable to sending ornaments around the world. 
The big question for each of us was, "Where will my ornament come from?" 



I was so excited when mine arrived and it came from the U.K., Truro to be exact!
The lovely Barbara over at Cornish Cream gave me some very special gifts.
The heart ornament is made from Thai Silk that she purchased on a trip to Thailand and embellished it with beautiful gold ribbon and poinsettias!


Included is a lovely lavender scented sachet, two Afternoon Teas, a delightful handmade gift tag (which will not find its way on anyone's gift because it is too pretty! I think I will use it as a bookmark.), and a sweet note from Barbara, written on a gorgeous handmade card! 

We have corresponded a coupe of times already and I am so happy to have a friend in the U.K.! I'm looking forward to getting to know Barbara even better in 2014.

I want to thank Vicky for hosting this exciting exchange! I'm sure there's a lot of work that goes into organizing so many ladies. Hop on over and see what everyone received by clicking here.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!


31 comments:

  1. Oh Anne....I love what Brabara sent you...how lovely and special! This was so much fun and I am glad you participated and enjoyed it. Have a blessed evening....Vicky

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    1. Thanks for hosting! It was so much fun :)

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  2. what a wonderful package to receive from across the pond...

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    1. I know! I was delighted when I found out I was getting something from England :) I've never gotten an international package before!

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  3. It was such fun to do, Anne, and I am happy that it pleased you.
    You might like to know that the tea is grown here in Cornwall!

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    1. Oh, That is so cool about the tea! I am looking forward to having a cuppa :)

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  4. Wasn't it fun to participate in the Christmas Ornament Exchange... Barbara picked out some lovely things for you and I love the way you've photographed them. Blessings!!!

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    1. It was a blast! Thanks for coming by :)

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  5. Such beautiful items from the sweet Barbara. You know, I met her almost a year ago through a letter exchange - small world, isn't it? :) I, too, participated in Vicky's exchange and had such fun sending the items to a dear lady, Cheryl, who lives in England. Can't wait to see what everyone received!

    Hope you are doing well, lovely friend!

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's goodies, too :) Doing ok...up on my feet now and using a cane a little bit!

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  6. that is a lovely gift and idea..

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    1. Hey Lynn! It was fun :) We used to do this in church too. I think liked this one better!

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  7. Hi Anne, I love the gifts you received for the exchange. I love all of mine also! Enjoy your day today.
    Julie

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I'm glad you like what I sent. Have a great evening :)

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  8. Anne, Love the heart and the beautiful tag. It was so much fun sending and receiving the ornaments, but now it is even more fun seeing what everyone received. I am now a GFC follower because a girl who loves Duke's is already a friend of mine!

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    1. Duke's rules!!! Thanks for following :) I love seeing all the creative gifts.

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  9. Oh those are just lovely! I need to get mine posted so I can share. What fun this has been!

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  10. What great items! Seriously coveting that lavender sachet...

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    1. It is heavenly smelling and adds a nice touch on the tree :)

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  11. I see Santa Claus was early for you too! You had also very nice gifts.

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    1. I was very blessed to receive such a thoughtful package!

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  12. Hi Anne: That heart is so pretty, and I love the lavender sachet. I love anything lavender really. This ornament exchange has been so much fun!

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    1. Hi Tuula, Lavender is a classic, isn't it? It sure smells wonderful! I am so pleased with my gifts :)

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  14. Hi Anne! Your heart ornament is so precious...you received some nice items. I enjoyed this swap and so appreciate Vicky hosting it.

    I look forward to it again next year.

    I also love your blog :)

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    1. Hi Jeanna, Thanks for the compliment! I hopped over to your blog and just adore the name :) Looking forward to visiting often!

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  15. Hello dear Anne,
    Your gifts are just beautiful! May you be blessed as you enjoy each thoughtful item that was given to you. Happy to hear that you are getting around a bit, even if it is with a cane. :)
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. Debbie

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    1. Hey Debbie! I hope you are doing well. Yes, a cane is a big improvement and one I am quite pleased with.
      Barbara's thoughtfulness in creating such lovely gifts has been a blessing. I felt like a little child at Christmas when my package came in the mail :)
      Wishing you a joyful December and a Merry Christmas too!

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  16. Man! You got some super stuff in the mail. I can feel your smile from Rutherford county. *wink* (I love feeling like a little child.) :-) Merry Christmas!!!! MWAH!

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    1. I did, Robyn! Barbara spoiled me good :) It's such fun getting to meet these ladies through the exchanges. Love ya, girl!

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