2013 ORNAMENT SHOWCASE

Is it really the week of Christmas? Where has December gone? (Where has this year gone?) It's as if I just put up my tree and lined my windowsills with glass bottles and snow globes. I'm almost debating on whether or not I can leave my tree up through Valentine's Day; I love it so.

I grew up decorating the tree differently each year. My mom and I would concoct a theme--Santas, homemade ornaments, woodland-themed, red and white, gold and brown, purple and silver, you name it. For now, though, my tree is bedecked with a few ornaments of my own creation, as well as a handful of vintage balls. And, of course, there are the treasured ornament swap ornaments as well.

This year, approximately seventy people participated in the ornament swap. There were swappers from 11 countries--Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Romania, South Korea, Spain, and the States. I was excited when one of my cousins joined the swap, and was even more so when my mom decided to participate! (And, to the best of my knowledge, she would like to do it again in the future.) That said, I wish to extend an enormous 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, here are some of the ornaments that were swapped among you.



from Anabel to Courtney


 from Ayla to Shakti



from Shakti to Ayla



from  Leila to Shannah


from Shannah to Leila


from Melissa to Cassy


from Cassy to Melissa


  from Holly to Tia


  from Meghan to Sacha


  from Sacha to Meghan


  from Lisa to Rhianne


  from Emily to Hilary


from Hilary to Emily


  from Jane to Sarah


  from Sarah to Jane





from Corey to Margherita


  from Chris to Megan


from Anna to Leslie


from Blaire to Grace


  from Karm to Ioana


  from Ioana to Karm


from Jackie to Jenn


from Jenn to Jackie


  from Edi to Charlene


from Charlene to Edi


  from Chelsea to Lana



from Lana to Chelsea


  from Shary to Brittany


  from Rachael to Jo


  from Jo to Rachael


  from Antonella to Lorie


  from Sarah to Nicolette


  from Nicolette to Sarah


from Heidi to Sharon


  from Haley to Wendy


from Wendy to Haley


from Kaitlin to Arielle


from  Arielle to Kaitlin


from Lisa to Meagan



from Meagan to Lisa




  from Deborah to Sarah


from Sarah to Deborah


Merry Christmas, everyone! Happy holidays. I wish for you all to stay safe, stay warm, and enjoy good food, good company, good times. Take care, and have a wonderful Christmas. 

9 comments:

  1. So many fun and beautiful ornaments! I had so much fun with this swap and loved my ornament and gifts from Charlene!

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  2. Thank you Dawn so much for incredible opportunity have my first year ornament swap! I'm sure it will be not the last one:) Also, thank you my Polish new friend from Australia - Chelsea - what a happy surprise! I wish everyone a lot of joy for this time of happy but busy season!
    Merry X-Mas and Happy New 2014!!! xx, Lana

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  3. I had so much fun with this! Looking forward to next year!

    I blogged about my experience with the swap here: http://wp.me/pkpUV-mA

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  4. I'm a proud veteran of your swap! I had so much fun last year and this year with the swaps! Looking forward to participating in 2014's swap! :D

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  5. Thank you for once again organizing such a lovely exchange!! It is always such fun:) Can't wait for next year;) Thanks Dawn!! Xo

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  6. I just love all these ornaments! I think this is such a wonderful experience! thank you for letting me be a part of it again! I can't wait for next year!

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  7. It was fun to take part…and I got some beautiful little stockings for my tree, I just haven’t had a chance to take any photos of them yet! Happy Christmas!

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  8. Had a wonderful time again: thinking of the ornament, creating it, and waiting for Corey's to arrive! A piece of Texas was on our tree this year and we were thrilled! :) Thank you thank you!

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  9. I had to go through this showcase one more time, just to show my husband what joyful things were exchanged here :)
    These ornaments are really amazing, and so completely different from each other! As always, I loved putting together a little package, and receiving a surprise on the mail—such fun!
    Thank you for hosting this swap once again! Hope there are many, many more.

    x o !
    Anabel

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