Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Vintage Christmas Swap

Good Evening to all my Dear Friends. I have had so much fun in the two Christmas Swaps, the first one  was hosted my Heidi of Foxgloves , fabric and folly. She also hosted the  Halloween swap. She did such a Great job on them.  I have  met some new friends and their blogs, to me that is the most exciting thing about being apart of Swaps,  meeting new friends and getting to know them.

My partner in the Vintage Christmas Swap was  Donna  from Party Wishes. If you have not been to visit her blog, I hope that you take the time to do so. She  a  very sweet and generous Lady. I was so  excited when I saw my box sitting out side my front door, I bought it in and set it on my kitchen counter, I just looked at it for a bit, like a silly girl.... ......... :]     Well when I came back from where ever I went,,,,,,  I grabbed my big knife and ripped the box top, I was very careful not to hit some the very wonderful treasures  that await me inside. 


After I opened the box, I set it under my Christmas Tree to see what was in side.  Donna  took such care in wrapping everything and then put shredded paper all around so nothing was broken, how sweet of  her.  Now it took me a bit to get though all the paper, but when I found my first gift it was so great..


I am sorry that the photos are dark, my camera does not take very good photos.  She had made me this very wonderful and beautiful Stocking, the colors match my tree ornaments, how cool is that. I love the big pink Rose on a Red background  with a wide  strip of light green around the top, it is a well made and heavy one, I hope hubby can find some goodies to put inside....... 


I love this teacup set, you can't really tell, but the colors are red and gold green it looks like a Christmas teacup and saucer, I have had some wonderful tea in this sweet little teacup. 


The saucer is so pretty I hate to cover it with the cup... lol;   Donna has great taste.....


Donna also had a cute Snowman with a red hat and mittens  she is very elegant.


What a sweet face....


A  sparkly silver Snowflake. I hung it on my tree and the lights really make it sparkle.  I love it!.


Again sorry for the poor photos, take my word for it, it looks so pretty on my tree.  I really love the sparkly shinny ornaments.


She also put in some very yummy coffee and Chocolate, hubby and I really enjoyed the Peppermint coffee over the weekend. As for the candy I have not been able to take apart the beautifully wrapped chocolate.  Some day I will..


So there you have it, I want to Thank you Donna for the time and thoughtfulness that went into this.  I am so grateful and blessed to have been apart of the Swap and to have met a very lovely new friend, we have emailed each other a couple of times and Donna is such a  kind and thoughtful person  I love reading her blog she has  great decorating ideas and her family is so sweet. I hope you all enjoyed my post and taking a look at my goodies.  

Thank you all for taking time to visit me and leave sweet comments. I so enjoy reading them all. You are so great,  I hope you all have a great week.  God Bless;




Shelia said...

Hi Alaura! Oh, what lovely treasures you've received! I love the stocking and the tea cup and saucer are beautiful! What fun and thanks for popping in to visit me today!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Naturegirl said...

Wonderful gifts for a generous spirit like you Alaura! I got my card today!
Thank you! hugs NG

TattingChic said...

Alaura, you got some fabulous goodies on your swap! That stocking is lovely and the sparkly silvery ornament is beautiful! Lucky you! :)

Catherine Holman said...

What a great swap! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

fairmaiden said...

What a lovely gift.

Come on over and will sit on the porch, sip tea, and chat awhile<3

Smilingsal said...

You certainly got a bunch of goodies. I love that stocking!

Dawn said...

It sounds like you received quite the gift box! Everything sounds so lovely!!!! I could see the sparkles in your pictures. I hope they bring you pleasure for years to come!

take care,

kathy said...

ALaura - beautiful decorations and what a sweet swap -- beautiful Hugs and Blessings- kathy - ga

Ma'dame French said...

Thanks so much for stopping in and your kind words;) French

Neabear said...

What pretty things you got. Maybe one of these days I will participate in a swap. Just can't afford to do that right now. But things will get better, right? Right!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Thank you so much for the lovely post! I'm so happy that you are enjoying everything. When my friends were over yesterday, I showed them all of the lovely things you gave me and they are inspired to join a swap. I just hope they are lucky enough to get a sweet partner like I did!