Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Christmas Ornament Exchange and a bit of Trickery!

My first ornament exchange was full of trickery! 
  The imposter was Vicky from  "Life on Willie Mae Lane". 
 She was also the one who coordinated this amazing exchange and sent me my parcel!
My package went out to Linda from A LA CARTE and I now have a new friend.
  She is a creative inspiration to me and you should RUN and check her out!
Thanks Vicky for this new friend and a fun exchange!!

It was exciting from the get go.  I received an email from Vicky telling me that my parcel would be late!   The person who got my name was waiting on an item before she could send it out!    I think I had a banner across my head that read "SUCKER!"  Yep I fell for it!  You gotta get up pretty early to fool a turtle.....What time do you get up Vicky?

And then notification came!!
  Off to the post office I ventured.  The post office worker informed me that I couldn't open this huge parcel until Christmas......but I had to blog on the 13th????  She insisted....DECEMBER 25th.  She tried to keep the parcel but I wrestled her down to the ground, grabbed my package and darted out the door.  Off to my sisters to unwrap the parcel.....again another wrestling match, this time with a fur baby.
  Nothing was going to get in my way. 
 Not even a hundred pound dog!

Finally after all of that,  I  untied my box of treasures.....

I LOVE HANDMADE ORNAMENTS....Look how cute these are!

This is just pure genius!  A plastic wineglass with the base removed becomes a cloche!  So beautiful.
Sorry for the blurry picture.  I had to drink the wine and then try to shoot.  Easier said than done.


So cute.

A beautiful Christmas towel and yummy yummy chewy mint candies in a cute tinted  jar complete with a Christmas lid.  In the hand stamped burlap bag, was the gorgeous handcrafted clay ornament.

HMMMMM I wonder what was in there. 
 I didn't see was empty....are there refills?
These little gems caused the delay of shipping the package.
  I say, "What little gems?"

  There were no delightful, mouthwatering, heavenly chocolate covered pecans
 roasted to perfection......
Nope, not one!

And then this happened 
I think that innocent looking snowman ate all my goodies!  He's not just another pretty face.

Thank you Vicky!
Check out all the fun we had over at here at
Life On Willie Mae Lane
So thoughtful and so much fun!


  1. If this isn't the cutest post about receiving your ornament exchange! Funny and cool! I think all received more lovelies than anticipated and found new friendships along the way. Everyone was just so excited to be involved in this wonderful event! Kudos to Vicky!

  2. I really enjoyed your post, so funny and clever! Vicky really did hold a fun swap this year, and sent you fabulous things.

  3. Those ornaments are so cute. The mini cloche is sooo clever!!! I'm still trying to figure out how all that candy is missing??? A true Christmas mystery...we'll need to do some sleuthing. Clicking over to see what your ornament-exchange cohorts are up to!

  4. What a fun post and it looks like you got lots of cute and fun things. Cute mini-cloche!!!! It looks like it was a great swap for you...wrestling and all! xo Diana

  5. Love all your cute ornaments from Vicky... especially the wine glass cloche, how sweet!


  6. Hi there, visiting from the ornament exchange--such fun! I love your box of goodies, Vicky is so thoughtful! Blessings, Cecilia

  7. Love all your goodies Karen. That wine glass cloche ornament is pure genius. Vicky is so clever, and she had you going didn't she? lol.

  8. Vicky knows how to keep a secret and pack a wonderful box of goodies. The ornament exchange was so much fun. I am loving seeing what everyone received.

  9. Isn't that Vicky a doll?! I just love the items that she sent to you - the Christmas tree made out of ribbons is darling and such a clever idea! Shame on that snowman for eating your treats. . . :)

    I am a happy new follower of yours, dear one, and I look forward to coming back for a visit. Take care! Hugs!

  10. I love it all! And I'm still thinking about those perfectly roasted chocolate covered pecans that you didn't eat .... uh huh. Hope you're having a great weekend Karen!

  11. Such a fun and creative post! I absolutely love all your goodies,e specially the stick/ribbon Christmas Tree! I pinned it for inspiration, and I'm now following you on Pinterest :)
    Hopped over from Vicky's ornament exchange.

  12. Wow! She really did go all out on those cute and crafty ornaments. I don't even know which one I like best, but I am totally thinking of making that stick ribbon one soon! I say this looks like a successful exchange!

  13. Aren't you glad you didn't wait until Dec 25 to open that box! Now you have time to enjoy them THIS year.

  14. Oh my goodness, I'm rolling! I love all the goodies Vicky sent you. thanks for the laugh this morning. And I'd keep an eye on that snowman. Who knows what mischief he will get into next?

  15. I was so sorry not to be part of the exchange this year... Now I'm completely jealous: the snowman could be mine!!! The "joy" ornaments are really lovely.

  16. What a nice exchange! I'm so glad I wasn't a part of it, granted I don't know the criteria, but I'm sure I would have sent off a single ornament and then would have been the recipient of a whole cart load of cute gear. Guilt. For sure.

  17. LOL! You are hysterical! What a bunch of clever ideas- my favorite is the ribbon tree. Did you let that crazy snowman loose? Someone ate all my chocolate pecans, too. ;)
    (I loved your pink Charlotte!)

  18. Oh my gosh, you crack me up. The wine comment with the blurry photo actually really made me LOL! :) What a fun package to get in the mail. Cheers to you!!

  19. Wowsa, what a special treatment! How fun, I love all of your goodies!

  20. now, wasn't that the cutest of packages?


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