Friday, 30 December 2011

The Joy of Swapping ♥

This Christmas I took part in two very exciting swaps!

Lakota’s Faith Hope and Charity Swap and Ellie’s Pretty Much Penniless Second-hand Secret Santa.

A big and warm thank you to these two special blogging friends for organising the swaps and ensuring everything ran smoothly.
And here is what I kindly received:

My swap package from Susan at Tea Diary.



I was delighted to find this charming Alice in Wonderland charm bracelet! Alice by name, I am always touched to receive anything wonderland themed.



She also managed to track down these lovely shabby chic salt and pepper shakers, which match my shabby sweets jar I picked up a few months back.



I was also absolutely thrilled to receive these adorable handmade and wooden decorations. I just know I will go on to treasure these for years to come.

Thank you Susan ♥

My Second-hand Secret Santa was a wonderful surprise. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, as knowing my parcel was anonymous had me guessing what I would receive.



Given my love and devotion to children’s fiction, my parcel contained two children’s classics in Mog the forgetful cat and the dragon that squeaked. I was also thrilled to see the taped version of Mog the forgetful cat attached, I don’t actually own a cassette player, but sure will be looking out for one at next year’s car boot sales.
I always think handmade gifts make for the best presents, as the time and love that has gone into making them always outshines those mass produced.



This framed A embroidery sure did enchant me and it’s sure enough found a home in my craft room. And the handmade salt dough heart decoration was a welcome treat too.

Thank you Jes ♥
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13 comments

  1. Beautiful pressies, i adore the bracelet! Scarlett x

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  2. What fabulous gifts you lucky thing!

    Victoria xxx

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  3. Beautiful gifts! The Alice in Wonderland charm bracelet is absolutely gorgeous!!! xx

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  4. love the little framed A! so sweet :) x

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  5. Such wonderful swap goodies! The Alice in Wonderland bracelet is amazing, all the charms are so cute!

    Adore the Mog book! I bet the tape version would be good to fall asleep to! xxx

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  6. Wow, I love the handmade gifts. Something very special about them.
    I'm going to have a swap party soon, swapping is great fun x

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  7. glad you like them, i adore the the childrens' books, looks so interesting with lovely illustration on the cover! i love the embroidered A in a frame with that cute heart decoration from your second hand secret santa! i had so much fun in the swap and cant wait to participate again! xx susan

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  8. How I remember the Mog stories so dearly!

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  9. Gorgeous things and yes, hand-made gifts are the best!
    Happy New Year, Alice! xxx

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  10. Hi Alice, it's your Second Hand Secret Santa here.

    So glad you like your presents! Make sure to stay in touch and have a cracking 2012! Love Jes x

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  11. Great swap gifts, I love the decs and Mog is a favourite in this house. You need to find yourself an old walkman. I loved the one I had years ago, it was baby blue and pink.

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  12. I love the handmade gifts the alice in wonderland bracelet is amazing all the charms are so cute.
    _____
    Murano Glass

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