December 12, 2014

Christmas Ornie Exchange

There's been an exchange of Christmas goodies!
Vicky from Life On Willie Mae Lane had her second annual ornament exchange
and we are linking up to share the goodies we received from our secret sender.

These are a few of the things I sent to my recipient, who happened to be 
This made me jump for joy.
I adore her and would follow her around on her junking adventures
if only I lived in South Carolina.
She likes rusty, junky, handmade stuff.
And squirrels.
No shiny new stuff would do for Ms. Donna.

Hmm...empty M&M tin, white sisal mini tree, kosher salt, tiny branches from a wreath,
 one crepe myrtle flower pod and then wrapped with green velvet ribbon with 
a glass glittered rusty little bell on top.

I loved it.

For this one I used a piece of wood from a wine barrel top, 
made a tiny white linen heart to hang from a painted brass nail 
and glued a little scene with two squirrels to the top of it.
See that brown squiggly vine that the heart hangs from?
That's a little piece of Danni's bittersweet vine- I forgot to tell you that, Donna.
I love this piece, too.
I like making tiny things.
I want to make more.

So now let's see what I received from my secret sender,
Julie of  Julie's Lifestyle.

Part of the fun is that we have no idea who we've been paired up with.
I didn't know Julie, so I was totally surprised.

Julie sent me a wonderful box of goodies.

Four darling squirrels- I sent one to Donna that's very similar! LOL
Squirrels everywhere!  One can never have too many squirrels.

A Spode holiday notepad, four different kinds of gift tags, a sweet gift bag that will make a good home for the squirrels and eight crocheted wreaths that she made herself.
She also included the nicest card- she's a sweetheart that I was glad to meet
thru Vicky's ornament exchange this year.

This was a really fun thing to do...I'm so glad that I spied this on Tuula's blog and joined in.

Thanks so much to Julie for putting together such a thoughful gift box for me!
And thank you, Vicky- for pairing us all up for your event.

If you'd like to see what the other ladies are sharing, hop over to the link up for the ornament exchange at Vicky's Life on Lillie Mae Lane.

Have a good weekend!


  1. Tina, people must think the two of us are totally nuts! I love my ornaments so much especially since several can stay out all year. And you received squirrels too! What lovely goodies. the exchange was a lot of fun. I hope Vicky does it again next year.

  2. Looks like you had lots of fun Tina! I can't believe there is less than two weeks until Christmas-enjoy:@)

  3. I was feeling a bit squirrelly after I read What a bunch of beautiful gifts you made and received! This really was a lot of fun. Cheers to Vicky! Have a great weekend!

  4. love your cute earthy tin, tina:) and i love the tiny crocheted wreaths! have a fun weekend!!

  5. love the little varmints! but i can attest that you CAN have too many squirrels. ;)

  6. Hi Tina, I'm so glad that you like my ornaments that I sent to you and I hope you enjoy everything. Vicky was so kind to arrange this fun exchange. Have a nice weekend.

  7. Oh my goodness! I love the ornaments that you made for Donna! They are awesome! I was the lucky recipient of her goodies, yay for me! lol.


  8. How cute--love those tiny wreaths! Blessings, Cecilia

  9. Oh-WHAT FUN!!!! You gave as good as you got-as my gramma used to say! lol Love everything- both the ornaments you made and all the sweet gifts your got. What a fun exchange. xo Diana

  10. Love all the creative things you received, such fun! Vicky hosts a great swsp for sure. :)

  11. How fun Tina! I loved the squirrel you sent Donna, and now these are so sweet too... and those little wreaths are adorable. I'm so glad you took part this year. It's been such fun!

  12. Oh my goodness!! The ornaments you created are the cutest thing ever! And how perfect that you received squirrels for your gift. The little crocheted wreaths are adorable, too. It looks like the ornament exchange was a huge success!

  13. Hello Tina! What a delightful blog you have - it's a joy visiting you :)

    The items you received from sweet Julie are just lovely! There are indeed squirrels everywhere - very cute squirrels. May you have a wonderful Christmas season! Hugs

  14. Love the things you sent and received! Squirrels all around...:) You are so creative! Thank you for joining the fun this year. I am already looking forward to next year!

    Blessings, Vicky

  15. Tina, everything is so cute. You girls must have had a lot of fun..Happy Weekend..Judy

  16. So much fun Tina! Just like you :)

  17. I love the ornaments you made, Tina! And the ones you received are darling.
    Hopped over from Vicky's ornament exchange.

  18. Tina, I'm coming over from the exchange. The ornaments you made are adorable and you received some really wonderful ones too. Love all the squirrels!

  19. Oh my...I want your ornaments next year!

  20. I love these!!! I completely agree, you can never have too many squirrels! So adorable!!!
    Happy Holidays to you!

  21. What fun! I enjoyed this exchange and oh my squirrels!!! Cute!

  22. Very clever and cute, sounds like a fun exchange. I enjoy squirrels and have several out for wintertime.

  23. Tina, your gifts both given and received are adorable! :)

  24. What gorgeous ornaments - LOVE the miniature woodland scene Tina !!!
    I'd like one of those linen hearts please - thank you very much ( for my new mantel )

  25. Oh and love your new header !!!


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