Friday, 17 December 2010

Ornament Swap

Hello hello! I participated in Micaela's ornament swap. I love getting involved because you make some really great friends!

This is the ornament I sent...


An aqua blue/teal/turquoise chandelier. I think the colour was definitely Bethany. I also added a Frankie 2011 diary and one of my heart headbands


This is what I received from Bethany! Some beautiful vintage baubles. She said she hopes that I enjoy the romance of ornaments that have hung on trees for years. And it's true! It's hard not to think of the background story of who owned them and whether they were given as gifts or bought for the prettiness.

It was such a great swap and I know that I will be participating in next year's one!


Oh and I got this ornament made with Snapfish. Just something I wanted for fun. I do like how it turned out. 

Well it's the last weekend before Christmas and there is so much to do. Lots of cleaning, finishing up with gift wrapping (thank God I've pretty much finished buying all my gifts - but still waiting for some to arrive from overseas, slightly panicking now!!) 

We have Jason's brother's uni graduation tonight. Well he's graduating his Honours year (Wow I was at his highschool graduation too! Time flies). And Sunday night is our church Christmas carols which is always fun.

Have a beautiful weekend!

26 comments:

pip a la chic said...

What a cool swap! I love the one of you and Jason. Lokos very pretty.

Krystal said...

The ornament you sent is SO CUTE!! i love it:)

Megan said...

The chandelier ornament is just beautiful and love the vintage baubles. Oh I like the ornament of you and Jason I might keep this in mind for next year.

Karina said...

First of all - awwwwwww.... I LOVE your ornament - the one of you and Jason is beautiful, dreamy and just perfect!!! I might have to steal your idea and do the same thing! What beautiful chandelier ornament! and a very lucky partner who was lucky to get one of your pretty headbands ; ) Thank you for the heartfelt wishes - it is the best to have true love in your life. xoxo

bethany said...

Aww, Gracie! I've been meaning to post pictures of the gorg ornament you send my way, but life keeps cutting off all of my creative efforts this week!

I adore the ornament of you and your hubby.:) I've always thought about giving my someday-hubby an ornament every year. And then someday, when we're fifty, we'll sit back and look at our little love tree. :)

P.S. I couldn't bare to put the chandelier ornament on the tree and let it be hidden by the branches...I wanted to get to see it much more! So right now it's hanging from a cabinet so I can gaze at it in the kitchen. Is that silly? :)

Micaela said...

you and bethany did so well for each other! :) how perfect!!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your heart ornament with jason! ugh, i should have made us one! :) i might have to steal your idea as well ;) i am (after all) such an ornaments girl.

Thank-you for playing along again! it's so hard to imagine that this time last year we were first meeting :) amazing.

Happy last weekend before christmas and congrats to jason's brother! :)

xoxo

Micaela said...

so i went to make us a photo ornament and when i was about to check out... i realized since i had clicked on your link it was snapfish australia! UGH. LOL what sucks is the "american" site doesn't have all the shape choices you guys have and i wanted the heart-- i just LOVE the way yours turned out and was going to get our wedding kiss. c'est la vie :)

yours is really so pretty!

// krissy ♥ said...

That chandelier is just lovely, and I for one am obsessed with chandeliers ♥♥

Btw, I received the Christmas card you sent me! Thank you so much Gracie, it's so pretty! I also love the stickers you sent, they are a welcome addition to my 2011 planner ♥

Natalie said...

What a fun idea. Love your Snapfish ornament!

Claire Kiefer said...

You must be the best swap partner ever. I'm in awe of that pretty chandelier ornament--it's gorgeous and glamorous and I've never seen anything like it! I love it SO much. Your partner must have been delighted!

Christmas carols are so fun. Oh, and speaking of Christmas, I mailed your Christmas card today at lunchtime . . . and then when I got home from work, there was one from you at my house! What serendipity. :)

Candice said...

Wow beautiful ornaments all around! That one from Snapfish is just beautiful! That will be a special one to gaze upon for many years to come :)

Have a wonderful weekend, Gracie!

Rhianne said...

I love this swap :) The one of you and Jason is perfect :) yeay!

and flowers pick themselves said...

lovely!

have a great weekend!

xo Alison

OceanDreams said...

OH my goodness, love the ornament that you sent - gorgeous! I also love the ornaments that you received, so pretty! What a fun thing to participate in.

Sydney said...

Oh wow!! That's a beautiful ornament you sent and the ones you received were beautiful!!! Sounds like a pretty cool swap!! Christmas is almost here, I can hardly believe it!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Oh wow, love the ornament you sent! How glamorous! And I love the ones you received too, I love thinking about where vintage items have been before they were mine.

Love the snapfish ornament too! So cute. I'm thinking of making my Mum some of all of us kids next year.

x Jasmine

Lily Riani said...

the last pic is my fav, so romantic!

OneCraftyFox said...

An ornament swap is such a fabulous idea!! I love what you sent, and also what you received. How much fun!!

The Brunette said...

I love your ornament and that chandelier is beautiful! x

Amanda said...

How lovely! I know Bethany in real life and you truly got her...

I want to give my husband an ornament every year we are married, but have yet to find the right one. Wish me luck! :)

Kristin said...

I love that she sent you vintage ornaments!

Andhari said...

I think your ornament is the best.I love chandeliers :)

Tiffany Su-En said...

I love the ornament you made! It's sparkly and pretty (: The ornament of you and jason is also very very sweet!

xX

Cassie said...

So Bethany, that was a perfect pick Gracie!
Hope you got everything done you wanted to this weekend and had the chance to sing your heart out at the carol service!
xx

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Oh wow I love all of the ornaments but that chandy is so pretty!! I adore it :)

swell.life said...

how did i miss this!? what a fun time. and such pretty things you received!