Monday, December 17, 2018

2018 Ornament Exchange

My dear sweet friend Stephanie
Hosted her first Ornament Exchange

When I heard she was doing this
I knew I wanted to participate
Everything Stephanie does
Is done with Excellence
And this was no different

I was excited to meet my new friend
Anne Marie of
Musings of a Vintage Junkie

I scoped out her blog and tried 
To choose items that were vintage in nature
And fit with my holiday color scheme

I think I succeeded but I forgot to take photos
Before I wrapped everything
So, here are a few I took
Once my package was wrapped and ready to sent

It was such a pleasure to receive my little package
I seldom receive 'happy mail' so this was fun

My new friend Abby is a talented crafter
I could tell when I opened the envelope

She cut this beautiful bird out of chimney flashing
So cute

And designed this treasured advent calendar
Each day has a wonderful scripture
Printed with sweet details 

The little bird hangs on ribbon

Love the hand crafted booklet

A very sweet and now treasured gift
I will always remember my first ornament exchange

Thank you Stephanie for Hosting
Thank you Anne Marie and Abby
For Participating and Being a Blessing


  1. Good morning, sweet Cindy! Oh, what a blessing to visit you this morning. I look forward to seeing AnnMarie's goodies and I must say that just your wrapping is adorable and a gift in itself :)

    Abby is an absolute sweetheart and the lovely things she sent you are just precious. She has a heart full of love and kindness.

    Thank you for joining the fun, my friend. May you have a blessed and joyous Christmas! Love to you!

  2. Oh Cindy this is so sweet. What a great way to get to know a new blogging friend too. I am so happy you were involved in this. Happy Mail is always so appreciated and fun. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

  3. I just love my black and white checked tin with the truck and tree, and all the goodies inside! So happy to have met you also Cindy, and now follow your blog. The gifts you received are very special. That hand cut bird is precious, and what a great idea for an advent calendar. Merry Christmas!

  4. Love it all Cindy. Oh I adore Ann Marie. You have made a great new friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. WOW! Both of those precious gifts received and given are very special and well thought out, love them!!
    You did a fabulous job with your gift for sweet AnnMarie.
    Abby crafted some wonderful gifts for your enjoyment, just lovely.

    Merry Christmas~


Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy