Sunday, December 13, 2015

Vicky's 3rd Annual Ornament Exchange

Vicky over at Life on Willie Mae Lane, hosted her 3rd Annual Ornament Exchange. I have had the pleasure of participating each year. It's always fun to meet new friends and see what everyone receives.

My package came super early! I was so excited to find it in the mailbox. It was from Jeanna over at Slammin' the Screen Door.  I've been just dying to share all the wonderful goodies packed in my box so let's get started:
Inside was this pretty card - isn't it cute?

Candy spoons! I can't wait for the perfect cold day to use one of these in my hot chocolate.

These beautiful mercury glass I love mercury glass!

Here they are laid out in a bowl:

And last but not least, a cute snowman stamp, chalkboard tags and chalk, and a very pretty monogramed bag Jeanna made me! Isn't it so sweet?

I love everything Jeanna sent me!

My exchange partner is a new friend to me - Kelly-Anne over at Beautiful Girlhood. She is over in  South Africa. Oh how I hope she gets her package in time! If you haven't met her, hop over to visit. She is the sweetest ever and you will be so blessed by her gentle spirit.

Thank you, dear Vicky, for hosting this exchange again. I look forward to it every year.

Be sure to hop over to Vicky's blog to see all the other ornaments everyone received.


  1. What a lovely collection of treasures you received. This gift exchange is such a fun way for bloggers to come together. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Hello dear Cecilia! Oh, what a sweet package you received from Jeanna...I simply adore the mecury glass pinecones...they're beautiful! And hmm...candy spoons sounds delightful indeed! {{Smiles}}
    Yesterday stopped by the post office, and discovered a slip for your parcel in my mailbox! What happiness! The post office was closed, so I sadly couldn't go in to collect it, but oh, I will be able to tomorrow! I simply cannot wait!
    What fun Vicky's exchange has been...I am SO glad I could join in the fun!
    I do wish you a blessed Christmas, and thank you for shipping all the way to South Africa! That was very kind and genorous of you!
    Much love!

    1. Oh Kelly-Anne, I am so very happy it is there! I hope you will like your treasures. Thank you for your sweet comments. I just adore Vicky and am so happy to participate each year.
      You're very welcome. It has been a pleasure to get to know you!
      Much love back,

    2. Oh Cecilia! How you spoilt me! I have never seen such an exquisite tea cup and oh my! I adore the precious snowman you talented you are! I just popped your darling card on my card Christmas tree, and I shall enjoy the lovely crafting you sent! I am so touched at your kindness and genorosity! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! To say I love my package would be an understatement...can't wait to take pictures and post them on my blog...whilst sipping lovely Christmassy tea of course! Hugs and MUCH dear love to you! I would have emailed, but I am battling to sign in at the moment:-)

  3. Such a beautiful gift package you received from Jeanna Cecilia. That Christmas card is adorable!
    Those peppermint spoons are something,I bought some and will put them with my grandsons Christmas gifts attached to the cutest hot chocolate mix.
    Oooh those pinecones are absolutely gorgeous! I love things like that, and living in a cabin they would be perfect on our tree. My oldest daughter gave me some that are similar to those and I just love them.

    Kelly-Anne is a dear sweet heart, isn't she? I look forward to her reveal spon.

    Blessings~~ Debbie

  4. I love everything you received from this lovely ornament exchange that Vicky so kindly hosts each year. I hope you enjoy everything. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!

  5. Oh my goodness, the pinecone ornaments are gorgeous. What a thoughtful and generous package. I love the sweet monogrammed case. Vicky's exchange is such fun! Merry Christmas!

  6. Very sweet gifts! I am so drawn to pinecones and those mercury ones are just so vintage and pretty! LOVE the handmade bag!

    1. Aren't those pinecones just wonderful? I didn't want to put them on the tree where I had to search for them - thus the bowl where I can see them in all their prettiness.
      That little bag will get lots of use too.
      Merry Christmas to you!

  7. Everything you received is so lovely, and I share your enthusiasm for those spoons especially. Such thoughtful treasures! I'll be paying Kelly-Anne a visit, and I see she got your package too! It's always challenging sending things overseas. A couple of weeks ago I wanted to send a small package to Canada and was told it would be $50 AND the recipient would have to pay a tariff about equal to that just to pick it up. Crazy!!


  8. I love this ornament exchange. It is such a great way to meet new bloggers. I love those pine cones! Jeanna was the gal I sent ornaments to. Such fun!


  9. Oh my - Everything in the gift package Jeanna sent to you is a pure delight Cecilia! What a wonderful personal touch the monogrammed bag is!

  10. I'm so happy you like the ornaments, Cecilia. Placing them a pretty bowl is a great idea.

    Merry Christmas!

  11. Hi Cecilia,
    You got some beautiful things...and that bag with your initial - there is just so much talent in blogland, I love that! So many creative people, it's amazing!
    I love those pinecones too!
    Have a wonderful week!!
    Hugs, Kimberley

  12. Cecilia,
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. What a wonderful idea to have a ornament exchange all over the world! My favorite of your treasures is the set of green glass pinecones. I am now following you, and like you, love meeting fellow Texas bloggers.


  13. I am finally getting a few minutes to check out all the link ups! I have been crazy busy the past few days! I just love what Jeanna sent you. Those pinecones are gorgeous! And the sweet little bag is so pretty. I love the one she sent me. It will be traveling to Europe with me in my carry-on! I am so glad you participated again this year and am looking forward to next year already! Have a blessed week!

    Hugs, Vicky


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