Friday, December 14, 2007

Thank You Ann!!! :)

From Ann, my stocking swap partner. :)

My HUGE box from Ann arrived today and I had to open it right away. The presentation was spectacular! The stocking is adorable!
(Now I think I may have a stocking collecting fetish in the works.)
Ann did such a wonderful job on every thing! I really mean it. It was like she called Santa himself to get the 411 on my Christmas wish list.

Ann, you had me pegged to the T. Your items couldn't have been more right on. Even people that have known me all their lives still don't have a clue what I am about, but you picked up on it right away. I am impressed. LOL

When I saw the little tin of candy with the snowmen ornies on it, it was love at first sight. I just love it to pieces! Not to mention those adorable salt and pepper shaker snowmen. They are now on my kitchen table next to the poinsettia.

Her little snowflake dangles. I LOVE it!

Ann is super talented and gifted! LOOK at these ornaments she made for me. The Santa one is red on the back side and glittery. Again, love'em to pieces!!! (no pun intended since they are made from light bulbs, lol.)

I am a gingerbread collecting junkie. As soon as I saw these I hugged them and cooed. LOL My Babies!! And OMGosh! Would you look at that tree. Ann made this for me as well. It was one of the first things I saw when I opened my box. My first thought was- that's it! If that would have been all she sent it would have been enough. I adore it and will cherish it for years to come.
Ann sent me handmade bath salts in the little stocking. They smell SOO good.

The snowman ornament is also right up my alley, as it the rustic star. I can not wait until Chris gets home and we can go get a tree! All the ornaments will be included on the tree and give me warm fuzzies every time I see them, I'm sure. They are just perfect!
(I usually have a tree up by now, but this year has been a little more busy and complicated. )

Mint chocolate candy filled tin- my FAVE guilty indulgence! Grubby candles! Be still my heart. More handmade lovies for my tree. I am in heaven.

Ann and I must be on the same wavelength because we sent each other teas to try. LOL It will come in very handy right now because I have a miserable cold. Warm tea is just what the doctor ordered. The water is in the kettle as I type this.

The candle in the little rustic base. What can I say...

And last but not least, a couple of over-all close-up pics of my stash.

Ann, I can't thank you enough. There wasn't a single item that I don't adore and cherish.

When I was first considering joining the swap I had two main reasons why I decided to.
First, was to get to know more people. After having "met" Peggy through her Etsy shop and then her blog, I knew I was amongst good people.
Second was because I love giving. I love sharing. I am so glad that I decided to go through with it. It really is about more than the gifts themselves, but ones giving of themselves, and hopefully spreading a little bit of Christmas cheer in the process. I for one know that putting my stocking package together greatly helped me get in the spirit.
I'd like to send thanks out to Peggy as well for orchestrating this swap. I've hosted my fair share of swaps and there is quite a bit of work that goes in to them. So, Thank you, Peggy. If you host again next year I will be thrilled to participate again.

That all being said, I am off now to decorate my house with all my new pretties.
To Ann and all who stopped in to read...

Have a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year!


Annie said...

I am really glad you liked your stocking! I too am very glad that I took part in the swap, it was so much fun and I met a new friend along the way! It was fun reading your blog and chatting with you through e mail! I think Peggy did a wonderful job matching you and I together, we do have alot in common!

Merry Christmas to you and your Family!


Annie said...

oh, I almost forgot! It was the base to your tree that I was waiting for Alan to help me with, which was why I was late sending your box! LOL

I am so Happy you liked it!!!!!!
I feel all Giddy! This was so much fun!