2012 ornament showcase

Here they are--the dozens of ornaments you created and crafted, purchased and packaged with eagerness! They are all lovely. They are handmade. Sparkling. Dazzling. Natural. Vintage. Catered perfectly to each person. I was stunned by the creativity of some of these. This is also the first time I have ever seen "Victorian Christmas Tree Tinsel"--which, of course, I now want.

Tomorrow, as a complement to this collection, I'll be sharing photos of the ornaments I sent and received. (So, if I traded something with you, don't worry if you don't see it here!)

Thank you again to everyone who participated. Nearly 80 individuals joined in! There were swappers from the States, from Canada, from England. Scotland. Germany. Japan. Taiwan. Romania. Trinidad. Spain. Singapore. Thank you to everyone--quite literally around the globe--for trading hanging memories. For taking part in something that encourages networking and Christmas joy.

I hope everyone enjoyed the experience, and I wish for everyone to return next year as well.

So, without further ado ...

to Courtney R. from Shakti

to Shakti from Courtney

to Mary from Nicole

to Nicole from Mary

to Eleanor from Karm

to Kayla C. from Vicki

to Kaitlin from Sarah B.

to Rhianne from Naia

to Ashlie from Melissa M.

to Melissa M. from Ashlie

to Becky from Monica

to Emily R. from Meghan

to Meghan from Emily R.

to Brielle from Megan M.

to Megan M. from Brielle

to Susannah from Jennifer

to Charlotte from Meg C.

to Nicolette from Melissa D.

to Dana from Marilenn

to Marilenn from Dana

to Heidi from Li-Young

to Li-Young from Heidi

to Michelle from Lynda

to Lynda from Michelle

to Grace from Katie

to Katie from Grace

to Tina from Gabrielle

to Ioana from Courtney H.

to Neltje from Erin

to Erin from Neltje

to Leslie from Emily E.

to Allison from Corey

to Arielle from Darby

to Shary from Amanda P.

to Amanda P. from Shary

to Nicola from Tia

to Violet from Emily B.

Another big thank you to everyone who participated! I, too, enjoyed the experience; I have never interacted with so many individuals simultaneously, so I apologize for any stumbles I had along the way. However, the opportunity to communicate and learn about people, their blogs, their cultures, and their lives was exciting and rewarding. I learned about you. I truly appreciate this type of networking, this ability to glimpse one's life and begin to understand his or her perspectives. And, at this time of year, I'm able to discover the traditions of others with just a click. A button. A page. 

Thank you again, everyone. 


  1. Aww! This is a great post. Thanks for putting it all together. What a fun swap!

  2. So much amazing craftiness here! I love all of them. And thanks for organizing it, Dawn!
    Also, I'm discovering lots of new blogs, so thanks for the links too.

  3. All of the ornaments are so awesome! I was so happy to participate! Can't wait for the next one :)

  4. So fun! Some how, this has put me in the Christmas spirit even MORE than all those holiday songs I keep listening (and singing along) to. Thanks for putting together such a fun experience, Dawn! Merry Christmas!

  5. This was so much fun! Thank you for organizing!

    1. Thank you so much for joining the swap! I'm so very glad that you enjoyed the experience, and I hope that you'll participate next year!

  6. I loved doing this! I can't wait to do it again next year. :) I especially love the bottle cap designs! They're so neat! I got one and thought it was so cool! The snowman ones are really awesome!

  7. Awe! So gorgeous!! My ornament wasn't in this post ): lol but thanks again for hosting this! It was so much fun. I can't wait until next year.

  8. Great swap! I loved my handmade ornament from Vicki! SO sweet! :)

  9. I had fun with this swap! Thanks so much for hosting it! :)

  10. Ahhh! SO fun :) Thanks for organizing this!!!!

  11. I looove the little dragon Jackie made!!! The Victorian tinsel is very pretty as well. All the ornaments are unique! Can't wait to do this again! :)

  12. Thanks Again for putting this all together! Hope to do this again! Happy Holidays to ALL! =)

  13. thanks for putting everything together Dawn!

  14. My life (or lack there of!) has been so busy with work from graduate school; getting my ornament was such a nice reminder to take a break and get into the holiday spirit! Thank you Danielle for my lovely ornament. Thank you Dawn for putting it all together!

    1. You're very welcome, Victoria! I was happy to have you join in and very excited to share your creation with everyone! I'm sure school keeps you busy. We're all busy this time of year, no matter what we do and what we have planned. As you said, I enjoy slowing down and finding ways to bask in the joy of Christmas. Again, thank you so much for participating!

  15. This is so great! Thanks for sharing all the pics, Dawn. It's fun to see what everyone else did! :) Happy holidays everyone!

  16. Everyone did such a thoughtful and lovely job with their ornaments! i especially love the vintage ornaments (my heart swoons at anything vintage) but gosh you really can never beat handmade.

    Dawn, as you know from participating in my ornament swap last year-- this is exactly why I keep doing it and celebrated 4 years. I LOVE spreading Christmas joy and there's no greater gift than human connection.

    This post made my heart happy! xo


« »

Candidly Clyde All rights reserved © Blog Milk Powered by Blogger