Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ornament Exchange Happiness ~ A Reveal

I have such a delightful post to share with you today, my sweet friends...

I participated in a lovely ornament exchange this year, hosted by my dear blogging friend, Vicky!
I discovered Vicky's sweet blog, Life on Willie Mae Lane, last year December, just as she shared the link up for her second ornament exchange...I knew I wanted to join in next year (this year) should she host it again...and guess what?  She did!  {{Smiles}}  Do take a moment to visit her...she has a lovely blog and a very kind heart!

I very excitedly signed up, and was partnered with Brownyn from Queen B Creative Me...she lives in Canada, and I sent her a Christmassy package which was oh such fun to put together!

Dear Cecilia from The B Farm, sent me this beautiful parcel...

I stopped by the post office yesterday afternoon and excitedly found my parcel waiting for me!  And my goodness...I was simply blown away at Cecilia's generosity!

Just look at what she blessed me with...



First I discovered an gorgeous tea cup and some delicious Christmas tea...did I mention how much I adore tea cups and anything to do with tea...? 

 

Well, I couldn't believe my eyes when I beheld such a beauty!  I am busy sipping some wonderfully spicy tea now...thank you, Cecilia!


...And see this handpainted card...so sweet!  I hung it on our little Christmas tree along with some other decorations and a few more cards...



Next I drew out an adorable snowman ornament...Cecilia made this little chap...can you believe it?
I love him so much, and have already popped him on our tree...I will think of Cecilia each year I hang him on our Christmas tree!  {{smiles}}

 




I have seen these lovely cookie stamps online before, and I was thrilled when I withdrew a one from my box!  It says 'Made With Love'...I simply cannot wait to use it!


Oh my...and see these sweet crafting goodies Cecilia included as well...I love Baker's twine and will so enjoy using it in my crafting!  And some snowflakes made from plywood, as well as darling little clothes pegs!  Perfect for use when I am in the mood for creating!

 

Oh Cecilia...you really spoilt me with so many delightful goodies...thank you so very much!

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I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to Vicky for hosting such a wonderful event in this lovely blogworld...I have been truly blessed by her friendship this year, and am so glad we ''met''!  Here is to many more wonderful years of blogging, dear Vicky!  {{smiles}}
And to Cecilia for being so willing to ship something all the way to South Africa for me!  You truly blessed me with your kindness!

Do pop by Vicky's blog here where you can see the other ornaments in this exchange...I will be joining her for a link up today!

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As I write, the rain is falling heavily, and I give the Lord all the glory!  
In my previous post, I shared how we were praying for much needed rain...oh, how good ours Father is to us!  He provided just in time, and I couldn't think of a lovelier way to spend my afternoon than listening to the sound of pattering rain!  

May each of you ladies have a wonderful week ahead!
Enjoy all your Christmas preparations...this week I am working on gifts for the little girls, as well as Christmas crackers!
My dad arrived home on Sunday afternoon, so now we can cut our tree and decorate it in time for Christmas...what fun!

Christmas greetings to you, dear readers!

13 comments:

Debbie Harris said...

Such a lovely gift package you received from Cecilia just filled with many many keepsakes.
She is quite talented.

How exciting that you are making crackers for Christmas. My husband grew up having them during the Holidays and we have carried the tradition on with our girls and now grandsons. They are quite delightful.

Enjoy cutting your tree down with your family and all the precious moments of preparing for our Saviors birth.
Merry Christmas~~ Debbie

Cecilia said...

I'm so very happy you like your goodies! I had so much fun finding just the right items to send you. I'm thrilled to have a new blog friend too!
Glad you are getting your much needed rain! God is so good! Nothing beats the sound of rain pattering on the roof! Enjoy!
hugs and blessings,
Cecilia

Maria said...

How wonderful Kelley Anne. Enjoy your time with family - happy Christmas :-)

Elizabeth said...

A Christmas ornament exchange sounds like loads of fun! You received some lovely goodies...everything is so cute!! And so YOU!!

I'm so glad you all are finally getting rain! The sound of rain is one of my most favorite things...so peaceful!

Enjoy your week and have fun cutting down your Christmas tree. Sending lots of love and thinking of you often, my friend!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

I'm so glad that it is raining there, I know how scary the fire season can be, and I feel so thankful that rain has come your way! And oh such delight to open such a lovingly wrapped package with the most amazing goodies - that tea sounds really delightful, I love Twinnings tea so much! Your Christmas crackers sound wonderful - perhaps you could share the recipe? Continuing to pray for your Mom, she must be so happy to have your dad back home and all of you readying the home for the Christmas season, may the Lord bless each one of you in a special way :)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such a lovely package sent to you from Cecilia! Gorgeous teacup surprise too. Glad it made it to you safely. Such fun that sweet Vicky hosts this for us. Merry Christmas!

Margie said...

What a delightful exchange. The snowman ornament is too cute and the pretty pink teacup is perfect for you!

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh my Kelly-Anne! I just love what Cecilia sent you! She sent to me for my first excahnge and I fell in love with her hand painted ornaments and cards. The teacup is just gorgeous and fits you perfectly! The snowman is so cute! I am happy to hear that your dad will be in soon and you can get your tree cut and decorated! I know you are excited about that. How fun! And...praise the Lord for the rain! I am so happy you joined this year and hope you enjoyed it as much as I do! Have a delightful week!

Hugs, Vicky

Ida said...

What a lovely package you received. - That ornament is so cute. We've had lots & lots of rain lately. I'm glad it's not snow but I'd sure enjoy a few "drier" days.

Cheryl said...

What a lovely gift to receive in the mail!! So sweet and thoughtful indeed! And how I praise God that you are getting some rain!! OH, He is a faithful God Who is in control, and Who knows just what we need! Sending you big hugs and much love from the US!! :)

Lydia S. said...

This looks like it was fun Kelly-Anne! Tea is always lovely! ;)

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I love everything you received from the ornament exchange!! Enjoy!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
Julie

Daniela said...

How many and how beautiful goodies you've received from your sweet friend Cecilia, who seems to know you so very well ... but tell me, my darling Kelly-Anne, how happy you are, or better, you were while you were opening you package ?

I hug you with so much darling love and wish you a most beautiful end of the week, thank you sweetie for sharing you gladness
Dany