Monday, November 19, 2012

Ornament Swap

So back in October I signed up with the Living in Yellow and Dreaming of Dimples ornament swap.  I was so excited and I told Adam about it.
"Are you sure that's really a good idea?"
"Yes!  It will be so fun!  Why?"
"You're not always the best at following through. . . "
Oh snap!  My own husband.

But I did follow through!!  I might have mailed it a day late thanks to Veteran's day closing the post office on the day it was due, but I got it done.  I did not flake out (like I often do)

Here is the ornament I sent:

I am no photographer (so that probably means I'll never be a popular blogger) and this picture took me like a hundred tries to get and its still just okay.

When I asked Brook at One Feisty Family if they had a theme she told me they collected all of their ornaments over the years and so almost anything would go.  We'll be able to do that someday, but since we've only been married for three years that would be a bare little tree!  I thought this mistletoe was just gorgeous and hopefully could add a new memory to their family Christmas tree.

I also got an ornament in the mail from the Domestic Diva's in Training!  I decided to try something new with my tree this year and I got some fun felt and straw ornaments from IKEA, made some felt ornaments of my own, and got some red bead garland from Wal-Mart (thanks to a gift card Adam won at work! Woot woot!!) Let's not talk about how I miscalculated the length of the strands and almost ended up WAY over buying (I read 18" in stead of 18'.  I was one seriously confused girl in the Wal-Mart Christmas isle for about five minutes) The ornament that I got from Mary and Angela fit in with my new rustic/handmade/vintage theme.  Its a gorgeous creche and so I centered it (especially since my tree is small and it was quite large!) and had fun putting a star above it to complete the scene.  :)

Can you see the star above the right of the creche? 

Still missing is the star I'm going to make for the top.  It will be on my design blog tomorrow!

So Christmas has come a little early to our house, but I'm kind of relieved to not have to worry about it after Thanksgiving! 

13 comments:

  1. Oooh that ornament looks so cute! I'm jealous you've already got your tree up! :) We hope you enjoy it!
    -Angela - Domestic Divas in Training

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    1. Thank you!! I just got so excited with my parents coming to town I had to get my tree up so they could see it :)

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  2. Yay--it looks so good! We had fun picking out an ornament for you :)

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    1. It was such a fun activity! Thanks again!

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  3. Kim! Your ornament looks so freaking good! So impressed. And wow, I love that Adam said that. Sounds like something James would say - ha!

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    1. Thank you thank you thank you!! Hahaha, Adam and James, so much in common those two. :)

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  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ornament you made. so gorgeous. And your tree skirt! Did you make it?

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    1. Oh thank you! Only I didn't make that ornament, I bought it. But I did make the tree skirt!!

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  5. Hey girl. The reveal post is live. Don't forget to come link up! http://www.dreamingofdimples.com/2012/11/best-ornament-swap-ever.html

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  6. Love your ornaments (gifted and received) -- and you made your tree skirt? Great job! Am enjoying my first swap/exchange and am trying to make it through all of the "reveal" posts :) Merry Christmas to you and yours, the tree looks lovely!
    http://disappearingrose.blogspot.com/

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  7. SO pretty! I'm also trying to check everyone's ornaments out (its naptime here lol) - this swap was so much fun!

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  8. Dropping by from the ornament swap link-up -- I've been loving seeing everyone's ornaments! The swap was so fun! I absolutely love the mistletoe one you sent -- it's so sweet! And the one you received is beautiful, too! And, hey, I think your pictures are GREAT! :)

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