Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas Ornament Exchange

Hello my lovely friends!
In my last post I shared with you
my heartfelt gratitude towards you as faithful followers
of "She Graces her Home in God's Beauty".
I want to tell each and every one of you
that your precious love filled comments
greatly blessed my heart.
The Lord used you and your comments 
in His own special way to touch my soul.
Thank you once again for your precious friendship!
I love you all!

I had the wonderful opportunity to join in on the fun over at Vicky's
for her third Christmas ornament exchange. 
With joy, I participated in her first exchange three years ago
and met two lovely ladies through the exchange. 
I wasn't able to make her second exchange
but was delighted that I could join in this time around.
I met Vicky before I first started blogging
through my dear Stephanie
and would visit her blog periodically
and came to just love her!
Vicky is quite the talented  lady.
She amazes me time after time with her great Thrifty finds 
and then showing us her delightful makeovers.


I was given Julie's name, from Julie's Lifestyle blog
 and had the most delightful time shopping for her.
Julie collects angels, and there is a wonderful little
shoppe in a town about an hour away from where I live
 that I just knew would have what I was looking for.
Here's a picture of what I sent Julie,
but please, stop in and visit her blog.


Donna over at Distressed Donna Down Home
graciously, and I mean graciously
gifted me with a box overflowing with vintage treasures.
Just look at all the beauty that poured out of the box.

 Some gorgeous vintage post cards

An angel ornament and mini brush Christmas trees with a darling little wooden star

 Look at these miniature hand crafted needle work ornaments, lovely!
Beautiful work went into crafting these precious treasures.
They will grace the miniature Christmas tree in our kitchen
quite beautifully.

I understand Donna is known for making these
pipe cleaner ornaments for many of her exchanges.

 Some beautiful dainty lace ( one of my loves )
and a plaque with the music ADESTE FIDELES printed on the back.
I'm going to have my daughter Stephanie
play it on her piano for me.


Thank you again Donna, for the lovely gift package
filled with so many lovely vintage treasures.


And a BIG thank you to Vicky
for your wonderful exchange that you so graciously put together
so that we have the opportunity of meeting
other ladies from around the globe.
God bless you!

Blessings to you in the beauty of this season
as we prepare our hearts for the 
birth of our Savior

Joy to you!
~ Debbie ~ 

I will be joining the party with Vicky at
Life on Willy Mae Lane 


Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Lovely gifts, both sent and received. This is my 2nd time participating in Vicky's exchange also. Such fun! :)

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Debbie,
I love everything that you sent to me and a big thank you!!! You received such a pretty ornament and goodies as well. What a fun exchange that Vicky set up for us!
Wishing you a wonderful end of the week.
Julie xo

Linda said...

I love everything here, they are all beautiful! :)

Oliva Ohlson said...

It's a great pleasure & blessing getting to know you Debbie! Julie is going to love your angel and gifts! The gifts you received from Donna are beautiful and so much thought has been put into making them just for you!
Have a wonderful day!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Wonderful Debbie! So many blessings you've been gifted~ Such beautiful things. Happy for you : ) and thankful you shared your new treasures with us! Joy back to you! ~Karen O

Jeanna said...

Vicky does a wonderful job bringing blog friends together during her annual ornament exchange. I was blessed to meet you two years ago!

You gave and received some sweet gifts.

Merry Christmas, my friend.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Debbie, what a beautiful ornament exchange. You sent and received lovely treasures. Such a wonderful way to spread the joy of the seasonand looks like you girls were truly blessed. Your photos are lovely. Wishing you a special weekend my sweet friend.
Blessings xo

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a fun exchange, Debbie! You blessed Julie and you were blessed by Donna with such lovely, cherished gifts.

Debby Ray said...

What an array of lovelies you gave and also received! Vickie is a sweetie and for some reason I thought I had been following her and just realized I wasn't....but I am now! What a fun exchange at this time of year. I hope you are doing well, Debbie! Have a blessed weekend :)

Sandi said...

Merry Christmas, Debbie!

Mindy Whipple said...

Such lovely gifts given and received! Thank you for letting us peek inside your box : )

Melanie said...

Beautiful treasures! I love lace as well. Have a blessed day.

Donna Wilkes said...

I am so glad you delighted in the ornament exchange items. It is always so much fun to give and receive the packages. Hope your Christmas is filled with love.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very nice box of gifts from Donna! She is the bottle brush queen and I bought a set of them from her to decorate with. This was my first year joining in on the exchange and it was fun!

Mehrll said...

What a lovely post. So many beautiful things. Have a wonderful holiday! Hugs

Anonymous said...

Everything is just so pretty Debbie :-)

Cheryl said...

Oh, such pretty things! How this must have brightened your day!! And how you must have brought smiles by your precious things, also! My heart is so warmed when I think of the sweet fellowship we all share in this blogging community. I often remember how broken I was when I started blogging and how GOD, in His infinite wisdom has used blogging to bring so many precious people into my life...people I definitely would never have met otherwise. What a gift it is indeed! You and your dear Stephanie are two of those precious friends, and I thank God that He brought you both across my path this year! How you have both enriched my life! God bless you abundantly this Christmas!!

Feral Turtle said...

Isn't Vicky awesome! It is so fantastic that we can all come together because of one person. A beautiful collection of gifts you received from Donna! She is one talented lady. I love the pipe cleaner Santa. Merry Christmas to you and your family Debbie! Cheers.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

How fun! Every one a delight!
I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

Daniela said...

How many lovely Christmas decoration in your pictures, my darling Debbie, what wonderful things LOVE is able to do, and makes us to do !!!
Sending blessings on your weekend,
with deep love and admiration

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh my...dearest Debbie! What a beautiful, love-filled post...I am so grateful for your sweet friendship in the blog world and for the rich encouragement you share!
I am so glad you could join in Vicky's delightful ornament exchange...this was my first time joining in!
I love what you sent Julie...I just said so on her beautiful blog! I love the gorgeous!
And oh! What a lovely package Donna sent enjoy this wonderful season, dear Debbie! Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year!
Sending you the biggest hugs and so much love...always!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Hi Debbie,
This is my third year to participate in Vicky's exchange. It's so much fun to do and get to meet new people. You received some very lovely gifts. Just beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

Robyn said...

Hi Debbie,

You have inspired me to finally get involved in these wonderful exchanges. I always think I don't have the time but it's so worthwhile and the friendships you are making are so special.
So much thought and care in each package! Such a wonderful post. It will keep me smiling today.
Thank you, sweet friend, for your lovely comments on my blog! Have a fabulous week :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful gifts. I love seeing how each persons ornaments are so special to them.

Kimberley Seasideave said...

Hi Debbie,
I just love everything that you received, I have been visiting Donna's blog for a little while now and I love all of the vintage things she makes, that Santa is amazing!
This was such an amazing thing to participate in, it was my first year and I loved it!
Hope you had a wonderful Monday!!

Sue said...

OH Debbie! your gifts both given and received are absolutely stunning! I would so have enjoyed this exchange,maybe next year!~smile~ Thank you for linking these dear ladies' blogs I will visit, isn't it wonderful how God has connected us women through blogging! i am so happy to have met you, Stephanie, and other ladies through these exchanges as well!
Wishing you and your dear family a most blessed Christmas filled with much joy, peace, and hope as you celebrate this most special birthday of our lord, and a very Happy New Year!
love from me to you,

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

So pretty! I love all the goodies and thank you so much for visiting my blog. I read that you are a CNA. I was one many years ago before I had children. I worked in a nursing home and I too love seniors! I have many treasured memories, some happy, some sad, of my time working there. Wouldn't it be fun to share experiences over coffee or tea. Have a wonderful Christmas Hugs, Sherry

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a delightful joy to participate in such a beautiful exchange! The vintage postcards are just beautiful, and all the other goodies, I know each one meant so much to you... blogging indeed brings such bountiful blessings into our lives, and I count you as a dear friend indeed. I pray the Lord blesses you richly and comforts your heart as I know the holidays are a time when the presence of loved ones gone on with the Lord are missed. Hoping you are having a blessed and lovely day today, my friend!

Vicky Hunt said...

Hello Debbie! I finally have a chance to comment on everyone's link! I have been so very busy! Donna is such a dear. I love the things she sent you. I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Christmas season. I know I am! Have a blessed and beautiful week and thanks again for joining the fun!

Hugs, Vicky

Ellie Black said...

I do really like exchanges though I always miss them somehow ( to much stuff to do in my everyday life). But my dear friend from always takes part in different exchanges and is really in love with it cause this way she found a lot of new pleasant people.

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